Frequently Asked Questions

We're new at this too!

Here is some information and tips to help make your Virtual Gala experience amazing!

Please email Linda at if you need any help!

What is the best way to view the Gala presentation?

The best way to view the event is on a smart TV. Search SCOTTY Fund on youtube, (I simply say: "Youtube SCOTTY Fund" into my voice remote). This will take you to The SCOTTY Fund youtube channel. Starting at 7:15 you will be able to access the countdown to get set up for the 7:30 start time. (That's 7:30 SHARP!)

You may also watch on your computer, tablet or phone with the link:

login to this site early to view sneak previews and videos

What should I expect from the Gala presentation?

The Gala presentation will be a fun, inspirational, and entertaining experience that will last approximately 50 minutes (from 7:30 until about 8:20). When the presentation ends you will be entertained with music by Gorja until the bidding ends at 8:55. The entire evening will be heartfelt viewing for the whole family!

Is Bidding Easy?

Bidding is super easy! You will receive a text with your bid number, no later than November 15th. Go to and put in your bid number to starting bidding on December 1st. You will receive a text when you are outbid. You can also set up a maximum bid on any item. Bidding tip** Use the Menu dropdown to view items by category, items are much easier to find this way! PLEASE NOTE: if you did not choose to save your credit card when purchasing your ticket, you will need to enter a credit card number before you can begin to bid. This will make check out go smoothly!

What is the best way to view the Gala AND bid at the same time?

Watch the Gala on your Smart TV (as stated above) for the best experience, and keep your phone nearby to bid on items! You will receive text messages when you are outbid. Just tap to increase your bid and keep watching the presentation! Remember, you will still have about 40 minutes after the Gala presentation ends to bid before the auction is closed.

How will I know if I won an item?

You will receive a text at 9:00 PM on December 5th stating what items you won/ purchased with instructions about how to make a payment.

How do I pay for items I won, items I purchased, or donations?

You will see a red checkout button on the landing page once the auction is closed. There, you will see all the auction items you won, items purchased, and your donations. Your credit card will be in the system for easy checkout. If you prefer to pay by check, please email Linda at

Where and When do I pick up items I won/purchased?

Pick up will be Sunday, December 6th at 141 Dodgingtown Rd Bethel, CT anytime between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM. If you need items shipped, hand-delivered, or pick-up at a different time/date, please contact Linda at

Can I still be social?

What we will all miss most about the Gala is seeing 600 of our closest friends on December 5th! But we want everyone to be safe and stay healthy! So, set up group texts to stay connected during the evening. Zoom with friends and family before or after the presentation. Maybe text a friend that you only see at the gala just to say hello! Our goal is to stay connected to our SCOTTY Fund friends and community while keeping our distance from this nasty virus!

Should I post to social media?

YES, PLEASE!! We all stay connected through social media.... so post pics of you and your tribe getting ready, viewing, bidding! I can't wait to see the photos! Make sure to tag The SCOTTY Fund on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! use the #virtualscottyfundgala2020

We also have set up a Facebook group to share your Gala evening with us. If you did not already get an invitation, email Linda at

PO Box 1080 Bethel, CT 06801