Donate Items or Services


The UMCS Online Auction–coming in March of 2016–is part of our biggest annual fundraiser, the Laughs for Learning Comedy Night at Yoshi’s in Oakland.
The online auction features donations from our very own UMCS community and many local businesses–items like summer camps, museum passes, movie tickets, restaurant gift certificates, and family oriented services and classes. The auction generates much needed funds to help pay for arts and music programming, competitive salaries for our awesome staff, and Montessori materials.
The fundraising committee is already working behind the scenes to plan a successful auction. Here is how you can help!


Forms to use if you are soliciting donations

Services and connections

If you have connections to local businesses or can offer an item or service that can be auctioned to raise money for our school, please let us know! As our community grows, we invite old and new families to get involved. 

Donations from within the UMCS community have included:

  • Warriors basketball
  • Stanford Football game tickets
  • Summer camps
  • Fresh local eggs and produce
  • Music lessons
  • Coaching services
  • Graphic design services
  • Themed playdates
  • Game Nights
  • Cooking Lessons

Volunteers to solicit donations

Many local businesses are more than happy to support our schools. You’d be surprised just how easy it can be. In just a few minutes you can ask for a donation from businesses you frequent as you go about an average day.  We can provide tips and the donation forms you’ll need.


If you have a favorite local business that might donate an item that families in our community want (favorite restaurant, kid’s activities, etc.) - please let us know so that we can add them to our list of potential donors. We want our auction offerings to serve our community!

If you can help with this important effort, please contact Loren Bentley Tammero (Sage) [email protected] or Rhonda Collins (Hummingbird) [email protected].