Bellevue Christian School’s Online Auction & Fundraiser 2020

April 2020

GFS Events was contracted to work with the Bellevue Christian Schools staff to create a 400 person Gala event and auction. GFS oversaw the process of confirming table captains, coordinated silent and live auction procurement and all venue, AV and guest logistics.  Due to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, this event was forced to go virtual.  We launched the virtual event about 45 days after the original event date.  We set up the auction platform, text to bid options and created a marketing and social media plan to engage BCS supporters. Bellevue Christian Schools raised over $500,000 on their virtual event, surpassing their goal.
Fun Fact
The pandemic and lockdown were in full force during the original date of this event, which prompted us to use low-tech iPhone videos to highlight the event and the program, but we still managed to surpass our $500k fundraising goal!
"For the past two years, Bellevue Christian School has worked with GFS Events for our annual Auction. We are grateful for their professional support, experience, and the personal interest they continuously offer. Due to COVID-19 this year was exceptionally rough and quite out of the ordinary for our Auction and GFS was right alongside us for the ride. Together with GFS Events, we were able to adapt, re-create, and make the best of a difficult situation. We feel blessed to have them as a partner and cannot wait to see what our events can become in the future with their expertise."
Danielle Mercier
Events Coordinator, Bellevue Christian School