Annual Auction & Benefit


The 2019 Annual Auction & Benefit Event

Saturday, March 30 6p-11p at California Memorial Stadium, UC Berkeley

Our Auction & Benefit theme this year honors the breakthroughs and achievements underrepresented groups have made, whether on the silver screen or in public immersion education right here at Yu Ming. All of our students, teachers, staff, and community members are breaking barriers daily!

Come dressed in theme or as your favorite cinematic character you feel empowered by! Costumes are encouraged, or come in semi-formal/business casual.

This fundraiser accounts for ~50% of all funds our school raises during the year, funds which help support and provide for core staff and programs, including our reading specialists, teaching assistants, and programs in music, art, technology, and more.
Tickets now available online.

  • Date: Saturday, March 30 | 6p-11p
  • Location: California Memorial Stadium, UC Berkeley
  • Attire: Favorite Cinematic Character or Semi-formal/business casual
  • What to expect: A fun and festive evening with dinner, drinks, silent/live auctions, DJ music, dancing, & a live performance by Katherine Ho (Yellow, the Voice)

Auction Donations

Auction Donations are needed by Friday, March 8th!  
To help make our Auction & Benefit a huge success, we are requesting that each family obtain or donate at least one great item for the auction. Here are some ideas:

  • Gift cards: Do you have any from Christmas you don’t want for any retail store, restaurants, lessons, health or beauty treatments, etc.? Or, reach out to your favorite establishment for a donation – most businesses love to support their local schools!
  • Physical items: Any electronics, art, and other products should be new or unused.
  • Tickets to sporting or cultural events, travel, or timeshare packages
  • Host an event! Get together with one or two other families for a memorable event. Examples include dinner parties, movie night, casino night, happy hours, swim party, laser tag party, or hiking and a picnic.

Please use this Auction Donation Form. For questions on how to best ask for donations, please contact our auction lead, Karen Geiger at


RAFFLE TICKETS – due Friday March 22nd

Online raffle tickets (please share link with family/friends!):

All Yu Ming families will receive 25 raffle tickets to be sent home with each student. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Please make every effort to sell all your tickets to family members, friends, co-workers & others

Prizes include a $1000 Amazon gift card, Nintendo Switch, Fitbit & many more!

We’ll also have a great prize for the classroom that sells the most raffle tickets

Q’s? Please contact our Raffle Tickets lead:

Become a Sponsor

SPONSORSHIPS/ADS – due Friday March 8th

Becoming a sponsor is a great targeted, inexpensive & highly visible way to make a tax deductible contribution to our school! Become a sponsor yourself or ask your employer. Includes ads/company logos on our website, newsletters, event marketing, at event & more! Sponsorship levels start at just $250

Sponsorship Forms & Levels