(Party tickets on sale from 12:01am February 3 until 11:59pm February 16.)

What is the Travis Auction?

The PTA Auction is our largest fundraiser of the year and accounts for 85 - 90% of our annual budget.

Every member of the Travis family is welcome to participate in the auction experience!

New to Auction? Check out the FAQ section to learn more.


                   Arnold Builders & Design, LLC                                                        First Imperial Mortgage - Taff & April Weinstein                

                   Fixtures International                                                                       Liberty Auto Sales        

                   Powers Law Group, P.C. - Burak & Ruby Powers                           The Teague Family           

                   Industrial Fire Equipment and Service, LLC                                   Melugin Law Firm                 

                   The Case Family                                                                                 The Day Family  - Kate, Jonathan, Molly & Charlie            

                   Amanda McMillian & Benjamin Holloway                                       The Santee Family                                                 

                   The Banchetti Family                                                                          The Grant Family   

                   The Hart Family                                                                                   The Lindsay Family       

                   Nancy and Sofia Nikolovski                                                               The Smedley Family                                                             

                   The Sumners Family                                                                           The Swinick - Benjamin Family                    

                   The Silva Family                                                                                  The Tamminga Family

Want to be a SPONSORClick here to sponsor online or download the sponsorship form here and return to the office.             Contact Sponsorship Captain, Rebekah Baker with questions.


Event tickets and childcare are available for purchase now on via the Handbid app (see below for details).

EVENT TICKETS are $45 each and include light bites and adult libations. Tickets are limited, so be sure to secure yours early!

CHILDCARE is provided by Kidventure and is for potty-trained children ages 3+. Cost is $5 per child and includes food, drink, and entertainment. There are 100 spots available, so don't delay!

HANDBID is the system we use for ticket management as well as all bidding for silent auction items.  You will need to download the app to your smartphone and purchase tickets in order to be eligible to bid on silent auction items during the event.

Need some help or have a question?  Contact Auction Chair Masha Phillips.



Donors provide products and services available for bidding in both our live and silent auctions.  

Have something you or your business would like to donate? Contact Donations Captain Amanda Tchakarov.

Frequently Asked questions

Q. What is the auction?

A. The Travis PTA Auction is our most important fundraiser of the year as it accounts for 85-90% of our annual budget.  Auction proceeds allow the Travis PTA to meet its mission of creating opportunities for education and engagement for Travis students, families, faculty, and community members.

Q. Why does the PTA fundraise?

A. The Travis PTA is directly responsible for funding many of the key programs at Travis. For example, the PTA pays for all science lab and garden supplies, Spanish curriculum and instruction, Writers in the Schools creative writing program, field trip transportation and admission, and much more.

Q. What are the class projects?

A. Every class produces a group project for sale at the auction.  For example, in the past we've seen a picnic table group project painted by each student in the class, framed art work of a big butterfly made up of the kids' fingerprints, or a giant Jenga game containing blocks painted by each student. These projects result in some serious bidding wars and bragging rights.

Q. I've heard people talk about signup parties. What are they and how do I buy one?

A. Signup parties are one of the most popular items at the auction event. Signup parties are private parties, events, or experiences donated to Travis and hosted by families and other community members. New this year, party tickets will be available for online purchase regardless if you attend auction in person, giving everyone a chance to get in on the fun.  There are always numerous sign up parties for both adults and kids.  Some examples include an 80's themed bowling party, sailing in Seabrook, an Italian cooking class for kids, and a hayride through the Heights. Each party has a defined number of spots that are sold for a set price on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Q. What are school experiences?

A. School experiences are donated and hosted by the teachers and staff of Travis. While some of these opportunities are exclusive to the auction event and are awarded to the highest bidder, a limited number of set-price experiences will also be available for purchase online for anyone, regardless of auction attendance.