Annual Benefit Auction

Annual Benefit Auction

The CES Annual Benefit Auction has been a school tradition since 1985 and is a major fundraising event for CES. The auction is a great community building event and offers many volunteer opportunities where parents have fun working together to achieve a common goal.

The auction committee needs and appreciates all kinds of help from the CES community. No matter how much or how little help you can give, all is appreciated! Here are some ways you can help:

  • Volunteer! Contact the auction chairman

  • Donate an item or serve to be auctioned

  • Ask friends, family members or businesses to make donations

  • Advertise in the auction catalog

  • Underwrite certain expenses relating to the night

  • Become an auction patron

  • Make a cash contribution

  • Come to the auction and have a great time!

Annual Giving

Annual Giving is the foundation of all fundraising at CES. Annual Giving gifts are tax-deductible and are unrestricted so they can be used where they are needed the most. Every dollar given to Annual Giving is used immediately to maintain excellence, by meeting the school's most important needs and opportunities. You can make a gift or pledge of cash, stocks and bonds, insurance and/or property. All gifts are greatly appreciated and reflect your commitment to CES. For more information or instructions on how to give, contact Catherine Oliver, Head of School.


Types of Gifts


There are many ways to make a gift to CES.

  • Cash gifts
  • Securities - stocks and bonds
  • Matching Gift Program or other Corporate/Foundation Funding source
  • Life insurance (assign CES as beneficiary)
  • Gifts through charitable trusts
  • Bequests
  • For specific information on any of these gifts or any other type of contribution, please contact the CES office for further information.

    Ways to Help

    The Easy Fundraiser Programsprovide an opportunity for CES to earn money and products without having to sell anything. Just by recycling or collecting things you would normally throw out or by showing a card when you shop you can help our school earn money.

  • Kroger Card-CES receives 1% of grocery purchases when a CES Kroger card is scanned at purchase. Register online via Kroger Community Rewards.

  • Box Tops for Education-CES receives 10¢ for every General Mills box top recorded via the Box Tops for Education app. 

  • CES receives reward points from Staples when inkjet/toner cartridges are turned into our office for recycling.