In April 1978, Hill School held its first Auction, “A Little Night Bidding.” Often we kick off the Live Auction with a fun video of our children and staff. Please enjoy this video from our 2015 Auction!
Please click on the tabs below to find more information about this year’s Auction.
Please watch this space for updates on this year’s event. We invite you to look at pictures from last year’s Auction by clicking here.
If you would like information regarding Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Chris
Johnson at email@example.com or 540-687-5897.
Businesses who donated to our 2017 Auction are listed below:
Abernethy & Spencer
Adroit Theory Brewery
AHT Insurance/Hanover Insurance Group
Akre Capital Management, LLC
Archwood Green Barns Farm Market
Armstrong Arboriculture, LLC
Ashburn Ice House
Ashland Equestrian LLC
Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
BAC Roll-Off and Front Load Dumpsters
Back Street Catering, Tutti Perricone
Blue “A Salon”
Boxwood Estate Winery
Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn
Bull Run Golf Club
Bunting & Benhard Gallery
The CGE Group at Morgan Stanley
Clark Construction Group, LLC
Climatic Heating & Cooling, Inc.
The Community Music School of the Piedmont
David Condon, Inc.
Crane’s Beach House
Crème de la Crème
Crosen & Company Opticians
D.H. Service Company
Paul Davis Restoration of Northern Virginia
Duchessa of Middleburg
Earth Village Education
Elite In-Home Personal Training Sessions, Cristina Parr
Field & Main Restaurant
The Fun Shop, Inc.
Joan Gardiner Unison Pottery & Tile Works
Great Meadow Foundation
Gum Tree Farm
Joyce Koons Honda Buick GMC
The Hill School Administrative Team
The Hill School Alumni Association
The Hill School Board of Trustees
The Hill School Jr. Kindergarten through 8th Grades
Holtzman Oil Corporation & Holtzman Propane
Intrepid Jazz Trio
The Jackson Clinics, LP
Pamela Jaffe, Portrait Artist
Joan of Art Custom Picture Framing
Sheila C. Johnson Foundation
Journeymen Saddlers, Ltd.
Katchmark Construction, Inc.
Kenwood Golf and Country Club
Kingswood Camp for Boys
Kriser’s Natural Pet
La Cucina-Italiana, Chef Paolo Monti
Liquid Facelift & Laser Center, Dr. Anouche Roberts
The Frank Mangano Foundation
Ms. Jacqueline B. Mars ’53
Martin’s Angus Beef
Martin’s Farms Virginia
Martin’s Herend Imports, Inc.
Holly Martin’s Lamb
MELT Gourmet Cheeseburgers
Middleburg Common Grounds
The Middleburg Community Centre
Middleburg Equine Clinic, Inc., Dr. William McCormick ’60
Middleburg Eye Center
The Middleburg Film Festival
Middleburg Photography, Doug Gehlsen and Karen Monroe
Middleburg Police Department
Middleburg Real Estate
Middleburg Spring Race Association
Middleburg Tack Exchange, Ltd.
The Middleburg Tennis Club
Ms. Tracy Murphy, Lash Star Beauty
Mystique Jewelers, Liz Mandros
National Sporting Library & Museum
Native Barre Studios, Bridget Wilson
Old Bust Head Brewing Company
Old 690 Brewing Company
The Over the Hill Gang
Patina Polished Living
The Piedmont Community Music School
The Piedmont Equine Practice, Inc.
Piedmont Fox Hounds
Pohanka Honda Automotive Group
Poplar Springs Inn & Spa
Prospect Hall Shooting Club, Jimmy Brill Manager
Red Fox Inn & Tavern
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Colvin G. Ryan, The Grizzly
Salamander Resort & Spa
Second Chapter Books
The Shaggy Ram
Steven Shutler, Owner of VSF Iron Works
The Small Animal Clinic at Piedmont Equine
Stella & Bean Monograms, Stephanie Bates
Summit Point Motorsports Park, BSR
Sunset Hills Vineyard, L.L.C.
Swift Shoal Excursions, Greg Ellison
The Tack Box, Inc.
Three Fox Vineyards
Tilton Enterprises, LLC
Tully Rector, Karen Jackson
Upperville Colt & Horse Show
Victoria at Home
Vineyard Vines Tysons Galleria
Virginia Fall Races
Virginia Gold Cup Association
Sharon D. Virts Foundation
Washington Fine Properties, LLC
George White Fencing & Supply
The Whole Ox
Daniela Williams, Cucinamore
Jon D. Williams Cotillions
Richard Williams, Deerchase LLC
Yount, Hyde & Barbour, PC
Thank you for your support!
Since 2000, the Auction has annually netted over $200,000. The Auction is a critical element of our school’s operating budget, providing funding for faculty professional development, student financial aid, faculty housing, the campus expansion program, educational materials, equipment, community outreach, and other special projects. Special projects have included the buses, smart boards, computer labs and the climbing wall.
“A Cosmic Celebration” Hill School’s 41st Anniversary Auction will be held on May 12th, 2018. In January, our Acquisition team will begin meeting. Acquisition requests will be mailed in February. Once items start to come in, you can begin to preview these donations on the Catalog Tab. Pictures of items, as they become available, will be posted here!
The Hill School Auction has three separate bidding opportunities; The Silent Auction, Board Auction and Live Auction. When you register, you will receive a bidding number to use in all three Auctions.
In the Silent Auction, we will be using our own personal cell phones to bid. Upon your arrival, we will provide you with a link to the BidPal website where you will do your bidding. Please remember to bring your charged cell phone with you to the Auction. The BidPal website provides a description of all the Silent items, bid increments, photo (if available) and donor information plus a Guaranteed “Buy Now” winning bid. All of the items will be on display with description cards and you are encouraged to view them. But with mobile bidding, you can bid from anywhere, at any time until the Silent Auction closes. Mobile bidding is a lot of fun. It will let you know if you are the current successful bidder on an item, and will alert you when you have been out-bid. If you choose to purchase an item at the Guaranteed “Buy Now” price, bidding on that item will be closed. In the Silent Auction, you know exactly what the current bid is, how much you have to bid to be the successful bidder, and what the price is to “win” the bid.
The Board Auction is unique to Hill. Unlike the Silent Auction, the board is based on “blind” bidding. In one corner of the gym you will find multiple large boards, each with slots for 20 items. The first Board will include Class Gifts/Hill School Life and has a minimum bid of $100. Next you will find the Super Boards with a minimum bid of $250. The Super Super Board has a minimum bid of $500, and the Ultimate Board has a minimum bid of $750, and the Platinum Board has a minimum bid of $950. What this means is you must bid at least the minimum for items on these individual boards for your bid to be recognized.
To bid, you must fill out a bid card with your paddle number, the item name, and the amount you want to bid. Bid cards are available on the cocktail tables, in front of the boards, and on the tables displaying the board items. Place your bid in one of the baskets carried by the bid collectors. Every bid is secret and you will only know that you are the successful bidder when your paddle number appears next to the item. But, your number can be replaced and you must re-bid to continue to win the items you want. It sounds complicated, but it is a very fun, competitive game. Once you get the hang of it, you will really enjoy playing. “Bid to Own” is something we like to encourage; if you really want an item, bid high and wait for your number to appear! Be ready for a final bidding rush just before closing time. It can be frantic. Have your bid cards ready with your increasing bid amounts so you can be prepared to keep bidding during that rushed period. Our most successful bidders are prepared and know exactly what they want to bid and when!
The Live Auction takes place right after dinner. The auctioneer will begin the bidding while pictures of the items/trips appear on the large screen. To bid, simply show the auctioneer your bidding number located on your bidding paddle, which you will receive when you register. Make sure to hold it up high enough to be recognized! The Live Auction continues until all the items have been sold. We encourage our guests to be familiar with the Live Items before coming to the Auction. You can plan your strategies, put purchase groups together, and be prepared to win!
Please join us for our Auction. We provide a variety of wonderful items to bid on…there is truly something for everyone! If you have any questions regarding our bidding procedures, please don’t hesitate to contact Chris Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply give the Auction Office a call at (540) 687-5897. We would be happy to provide tutorials, tips and more!
The Boutique will remain open until Monday, November 20th at noon. Our elves have been very busy stocking the Boutique with an array of wonderful items…from beautiful holiday gifts, to fabulous home decor items, small hostess gifts, children’s items, stocking stuffers and so much more! Don’t miss this opportunity to do your holiday shopping. Best of all…no waiting in line, no sales tax and no shipping fees! Come join in the fun!