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Frequently Asked Questions
Every year, the Bronx Science PA arranges an auction, which serves as both a fundraiser and a social event. Many of you have participated in auctions in your child’s elementary or middle school, but many have not. So we put together this list of Frequently Asked Questions.
When and where is it?
This year’s event will take place Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Manhattan. Online browsing and bidding begins prior to, and continues beyond, the live event.
Last year, this event raised more than $80,000 which was used to fund everything from technology and extra-curricular activities to college guidance support, SAT, lab supplies and performance arts at Bronx Science. Our goal this year is to raise $100,000 to better serve our students, who are the future of our city and our nation.
What kinds of donations are there?
Donations are as varied as the Bronx Science community: trips, theater tickets, tickets to sporting events, restaurant gift certificates, retail items, professional services, and much more. There are luxury items as well as fabulous bargains. The more donations we bring in, the more money we can raise for our school.
How is the money raised spent?
All money raised by the PA, including money raised at the auction, is used to help supplement the school budget. The money supports the school in many ways: computer maintenance and facilities, additional textbooks and supplies not provided by the city, college programs, math and science research projects, uniforms for sports teams, maintaining the school’s security systems and much more.
What is the event like?
This is a great opportunity to meet other parents as well as help our school. In addition to the bidding and mingling, there’s food, music, and entertainment.