Raffle Tickets Now On Sale! $100 to choose from prizes worth up to $3000

Buy a Raffle Ticket for $100, Enter to Win a Premium Live Auction Prize!

At the Urban Montessori Laughs for Learning comedy night/auction on March 19, amazing items and experiences (described below) will be available for auction. But you can have a chance to win one of these items by purchasing a raffle ticket. For $100 you could win a prize worth up to $3000. You do not need to be present at the Laughs for Learning event to claim your prize!

One lucky winner will get to choose between these six prizes:

Private S.F Ballet Chamber Orchestra Concert and Catered Dinner: Host a private chamber music concert and gourmet meal. Members of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra will perform a private concert in the location of your choosing while enjoying a multi-course dinner prepared by a professional chef whose previous jobs included the kitchen at Oliveto.

Vacation Home in Healdsburg: A weekend in wine country! Stay 2 consecutive nights in a luxurious 2-bedroom house on Fitch Mountain in Healdsburg with views of vineyards, mountains and sunsets. Close to Healdsburg Square, Russian River, golf, world-class vineyards, and some of the most beautiful hiking and biking in Northern California.

Vacation Home in Santa Fe, NM: Spend a week in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico in a 3-bedroom vacation home designed by a renowned Santa Fe artist.  

456 Gourmet Dinner and Wine Tasting: 4 wines and 5 courses for 6 friends: 4 Saintsbury Vineyard wines – a tasting room experience – accompanied by a 5-course gourmet dinner prepared by Ruth Stroup, a CIA-trained professional chef, in her Oakland home for 6 guests.

Vacation Home in Lake Tahoe: Spend 5 nights and 6 days in a majestic 5-bedroom Lake Tahoe vacation home with unmatched mountain views minutes from the slopes of Alpine Meadows. Lake Tahoe offers adventure and excitement year-round with fishing, boating, swimming, and hiking in the warmer months and world-class skiing and sledding in winter.

Vacation Apartment in Seoul, Korea: Take a trip to one of Asia’s most interesting and culturally vibrant destinations. Art, museums, ancient palaces, shopping, and amazing food! 7 nights and 7 days in a cozy two-bedroom apartment located in a new subdivision of Seoul, Korea. Included is either a catered dinner or a cooking lesson for up to six people and a day of sightseeing with an English-speaking Seoul native, agenda to be tailored to your interests! Host is also available to help you plan your stay.

If we sell 100 raffle tickets or more, we earn $10,000+ for our school and everybody at UMCS wins!

How to purchase: Visit the Bidding for Good UMCS website Buy Tickets page: http://tinyurl.com/laughs-2015 and select and purchase the raffle ticket for the prize you would like to win.

“Laughs for Learning” comedy night fundraiser with live, online, and silent auctions: Tickets are $175 and include entertainment, Yoshi’s Japanese fusion food, drinks, and desserts.

BUY TICKETS: http://tinyurl.com/laughs-2015

Online Auction:www.biddingforgood.com/umcs

About Urban Montessori Charter School (UMCS): UMCS is a free, public charter school in Oakland, Calif. Our model includes Montessori, design thinking, and arts integration, along with mindfulness and positive discipline. We have a truly inclusive school community reflective of Oakland’s racial and socioeconomic diversity, and we are a designated Ashoka Changemakers school.

About Hari Kondabolu: Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic whom the NY Times called “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” In 2014, he released his debut standup album “Waiting for 2042″ and was interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Kondabolu has performed on the Late Show with David LettermanConan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and John Oliver’s New York Standup Show, plus in his own Comedy Central Presents half-hour television special. He was also a writer and correspondent for the Chris Rock-produced Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on FX. A regular on the public radio circuit, he has appeared on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Studio 360, Bullseye and Soundcheck. He has also appeared on popular podcasts including WTF with Marc Maron, You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes and Too Beautiful to Live with Luke Burbank. A former immigrant-rights organizer in Seattle, Hari earned a Masters in Human Rights from the London School of Economics in 2008. In the UK, he has established himself with appearances on BBC 3’s Russell Howard’s Good News, Live at the Electric, and Channel 4’s “8 out 10 Cats.”

About J.R. Havlan: J.R. Havlan is a proud father and uncle to a small band of happy and curious Montessori students, and he is returning this year to once again emcee Urban Montessori Charter School’s annual fundraiser. J.R. spent the last 18 years writing for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart where he won 8 Emmy Awards and contributed to the show’s two best selling books, America: The Book and Earth: The Book. J.R. also wrote for the Academy Awards in 2006 and 2008 and has performed stand-up comedy on both The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. 




More live event info: www.biddingforgood.com/umcs

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