Yu Ming Auction & Benefit

Yu Ming Night Live!

The 2021 Annual Auction & Benefit Event: Saturday, May 1, 2021, 8 pm – 9 pm

Please join us for this special event featuring performances, guest speakers, comedy & community FUN! This year, Yu Ming celebrates its 10th anniversary and we want you to help us celebrate this momentous occasion. Want to host a watch party? Start planning with other Yu Ming families to safely gather for much needed bonding time as our school reopens.

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.

Yu Ming Fund-A-Need
I ♥ Teachers Fund
Pandemic Recovery & Reinvention Fund


Online Auction

ONLINE AUCTION – Ends Saturday, May 1, 2021 @ 10 pm PDT

Bid on a couple hundred of items donated by those in our community – parents, local businesses & more!

Sign up for a Bidder Account!



Online raffle tickets (please share link with family/friends!): https://tiny.cc/raffle21

Prizes include a $1,000 Amazon gift card, Google Nest Hub Max, Bose SoundSport Wired Ear Buds, Google Home Mini & others!

Q’s? Please contact the Auction & Benefit Team: benefit@yumingschool.org

Fund A Need


I ♥ Teachers Fund
Children’s book author Michael Morpurgo once said, “It’s the teacher that makes the difference, not the classroom.”

Our extraordinary Yu Ming teachers proved this to be true this year, like never before, as they rose to the challenge of this unprecedented year. Despite physically closed classrooms, they took our nationally recognized school online, recreating our high-quality and high-rigor academic program, our warm and nurturing classroom cultures and differentiated and personalized learning experiences on virtual platforms. Whether it was Chinese, English, Math, Art, Music, or PE, our dedicated Yu Ming teachers made sure every student was seen, nurtured, and engaged and that their learning continued uninterrupted and uncompromised.

Let’s show how much we appreciate our remarkable teachers by funding teacher leadership stipends, high quality professional development and coaching, replacing and upgrading teacher computers and technology resources, and continue to attract and retain the best educator talent by new investments in recruitment platforms and partnerships.

Pandemic Recovery & Reinvention Fund
We are excited at the prospect of returning to pre-pandemic Yu Ming School next year. Your donations to this fund will support significant health and safety upgrades to our lower and upper school campuses and provide the additional staff and resources required to maintain a safe and healthy school environment for students, teachers and staff.

It will fund upgrades in health and safety equipment, investments in materials and processes required for virus health and safety and student-specific and cohort-specific instructional materials and recess equipment.

We all want kids to safely return to Yu Ming and need the funding required to ensure the health and safety of all students, teachers and staff. So we ask your support to ensure a strong, safe and full school reopening in the fall.

Employer Matching

Many employers will match your funds donated to non-profits. Please check with your employer to have your fund a need donation matched – double the pleasure, triple the fun!

Make a Gift of Stock

Giving gifts of stocks, bonds, ETFs, mutual funds or other securities to charitable organizations such as Yu Ming Charter School can have its advantages. As a taxpayer, you can avoid paying capital gains taxes on the appreciated value of your investment and you will benefit from the tax benefits on the full value of your stock donation as a charitable gift (calculated as the fair market value on the date of transfer.)

Here are 4 reasons to donate stock to charity. If you would like to donate equities (stocks, bonds, ETFs, mutual funds, etc.) to Yu Ming Charter School please follow these instructions.