2024 Potomac School Scholarship Auction | DonationMatch

2024 Potomac School Scholarship Auction

Gala/Party for Potomac School
Feb 20, 2024 12:00 PM to Mar 02, 2024 10:00 PM
Deadline: February 9, 2024

Who's Going
Fundraising Goal $800,000
Expected Attendance 500
Reach 3,000
Ticket Price $150
Metro Area Washington, DC
Exempt Status 501(c)(3) (IRS Form 990 Filed)
Nonprofit Category B - Education
School Grades Elementary School Middle School High School
Attendee Gender Ratio 50% Male, 50% Female
Potential Item Uses Live Auction Online Auction
How Donors Promoted Event Program Website Email Blast
Attendee Ages 25-34 Years 35-44 Years 45-54 Years 55-64 Years 65+ Years
Attendees' Children's Ages 0-4 Years 5-11 Years 12-17 Years 18+ Years
Special Populations Moms Active People Foodies

The Potomac School’s mission is to prepare students for lives of purpose, achievement, and generosity of spirit. Our community is committed to ensuring that qualified and deserving students have the opportunity to benefit from a Potomac education, even when financial constraints might seem to put that goal out of reach. Potomac’s annual Scholarship Auction helps to fund that commitment. This year’s event – our 47th Annual Auction, with the theme Bloom! – will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024. We invite you to partner with us in support Potomac’s mission of educational excellence!


Scholarships help ensure that the cost of tuition will not be the deciding factor in whether a promising young person can enroll at Potomac. This year, 21% of our school’s students are benefiting from scholarships totaling $7 million. This is due to the generosity of Potomac families and members of the wider community who support our Annual Scholarship Auction. Scholarships have a tremendous impact and make a lasting difference. One grateful parent recently noted, “Without her scholarship, my daughter would never have been able to experience all that this wonderful school has to offer.”

Professional Development

In addition to providing student scholarships, the Auction supports professional development for Potomac’s dedicated faculty. Our inspiring teachers benefit from opportunities to develop their passions, expand their knowledge, and explore creative and innovative teaching strategies. A current Potomac faculty member expresses the value of professional development this way: “Nothing beats the experience of bringing best practices into my classroom!”

Each donor will be highlighted on Potomac’s Auction web page and in our printed Auction catalog. We value the support of businesses and actively encourage the members of our community to support our partners. We believe that your partnership with The Potomac School will prove beneficial by providing exposure to well over 1,000 Potomac families, trustees, alumni, and friends. 

The Potomac School, Spangler Center for Athletics and Community
1301 Potomac School Road
The Potomac School McLean, VA 22101