Taste Of Knowledge Event Is Sold Out; Online Silent Auction Is Open To Everyone



The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has announced that its popular fundraiser, A Taste of Knowledge, has sold out for the third year in a row.
The LAPS Foundation partners with Pig + Fig Café to put on the wine and food pairing event, which raises money for all Los Alamos Public Schools. It’s not too late to participate, however. This year the silent auction is all online, and so even non-event goers can place their bids on auction items at www.tok.givesmart.com.

The 62 silent auction items generously donated by local businesses and organizations can now be previewed on the website. The online silent auction will officially begins at 5 p.m. today and closes at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

“The platform we have chosen to use for the online auction makes it really easy to view items and place a bid,” said LAPS Foundation Executive Director Laura Loy. “Auction participants can ‘watch’ an item that interests them, place a bid, and receive a text if they have been outbid. They can even set up an auto bid so that every time they are outbid on an item, the system will automatically bid on their behalf up to an amount specified by the bidder. While attendance at the event is limited by space each year, this new platform allows us to open up the fun to more members of the community.”

Loy added that auction item winners will receive an email statement once the auction has closed. They can easily pay it online with a credit card, or call the Foundation to make other payment arrangements. Members of the LAPS Foundation Board have volunteered to personally deliver auction items to all winners within Los Alamos County. “That gives us another opportunity to thank those who have generously supported our schools,” said Loy.

Taste of Knowledge is a fundraiser for the Los Alamos Public Schools. Proceeds will benefit teachers, staff, students and facilities. To participate in the online silent auction, visit www.tok.givesmart.com and click Register to Participate.

The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is an independent organization that supports, challenges, and invests in a successful future for all Los Alamos Public School students. Since its inception in 2005, the LAPS Foundation has donated more than $1 million to fund opportunities and materials for students, provide professional development for district educators, defray operating expenses, and assist with capital improvements to enrich learning environments in the Los Alamos public schools.

To learn more about the LAPS Foundation and how to get involved and/or make a donation, visit www.lapsfoundation.com or call 505.500.6501.


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