Phoenix Rising School Auction raises $120,000 – JZ Knight Donates $45,000

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From the Phoenix Rising School:
“…This year’s sold out event on June 7th was a joyful community celebration that brought in over $120,000.

‘I couldn’t be happier with the result,’ says auction chair Heidi Smith. ‘So many people came together to make this happen and all of the guests seemed happy to be there and to support us in whatever way they could.’ Nearly two hundred people attended the event, which took place at a new venue, the Campbell and Campbell Building in Tenino. ‘We got a lot of comments on the building,’ says Heidi. ‘It worked very well for our needs.’

Before the auction even began, almost $55,000 had been donated by several supporters who were unable to attend.* Things only went up from there. ‘The greatest accomplishment beyond the total amount we raised was the energy of the evening and palpable sense of community,’ says Executive Director Aaron Rodriguez.”

*Anyone else who was unable to attend but still wishes to contribute can contact our office at 360-446-1500.
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“$120,000 Raised at Auction; JZ Knight Donates $45,000″

“Cindy Schorno held the “cashdown,” which is a way for people to donate cash without actually bidding on anything. She announced JZ Knight pledged $45,000 to the school and followed by working her down from pledges of $10,000 and lower. The cashdown event surpassed the previous year’s pledges by a respectable margin,” quoting Cindy Teixeira, Nisqually Valley News Correspondent
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