2020 Auction

Join us for our 6th Annual CES PTO Silent Auction! The auction will open at 10:00am on Sunday, October 4th and close at 10:00pm Thursday, October 8th. Scroll to the bottom of this page for more details!

The auction will take place virtually this year. Make sure to scroll to the bottom of this page for tips and tricks! The proceeds from this community-wide event will go to the Cornelius Elementary PTO to help support Cornelius Elementary students, teachers and staff. Just a few of our projects include:

-Classroom technology to assist with virtual learning
-Continuing Education seminars for teachers
-Support for our in-need students
-Playground equipment
-Much needed facility repairs/improvements

If you would like to donate an item or service to the auction, please reach out to PTO VP Fundraising Bonnie Zentner.

In lieu of auction tickets this year, purchase your Auction in a Box at the PTO Online Store. Date Night packages are sold out, but we have a few Date Family Night packages remaining. All include personalized CES Cougar gifts, dinner and FUN! Pre-order by September 25th for delivery to your doorstep.

Helpful Tips & Tricks

  • Access the CES PTO Auction (link coming 10/4) and get ready to have some fun! There is no need to download an app – everything can be accessed through a website on your home computer or mobile device.
  • You can view our online auction items without setting up an account! When you are ready to bid on an item, you will create an account by providing your name and email address. This allows us to communicate with bidders during and after the auction.
  • A Proxy bid allows you to enter the maximum amount you are willing to spend. The system will bid for you, up to your entered amount, as additional bids are entered on the item. Win without watching!
  • We have a limited number of “Buy Now” items. Log in early to guarantee your shot at these exclusive prizes!
  • Once the auction closes on Thursday, an invoice will be sent to all winning bidders. The invoice will contain a link to pay for your item with a credit card, debit card, or through PayPal.
  • Your invoice serves as your receipt. All donations are tax deductible. The CES PTO EIN is 20-4722632.
  • Once all items on your invoice are paid for, electronic items will be sent to your email address on file by October 15th. We will contact you by email to coordinate delivery of physical items. They will be delivered to your doorstep (Cornelius residents only)!