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Frequently Asked Questions

Got Questions? We've got answers!
Here is some information and tips to help make your In-Person or Virtual Gala experience amazing!
Please email Linda at if you need any help!

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*Bidding Information for Both Virtual and In-Person Gala*

How will we bid on those amazing trees/items this year? ALL attendees will bid on items online. 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 (early) on Wednesday, November 29th. You will receive a text
when you are outbid

All bidding closes at 9:30 PM on Saturday, December 2, 2023

There will be a two-step verification for bidding this year that will link your bid number to your phone number. This will occur when you log in to bid for the first time.

Is Bidding Easy?
Bidding is super easy! As noted above, you can view all the items starting on November 29th at . Start bidding early on the ones you love. 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!

How will I know if I won an item?
You will receive a text by 9:45 PM on December 2nd 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. Pay right from your phone! 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?
 If you are at the In-Person Gala and you win and item, you should bring it home that night. Winners who attend Virtually may pick up your items on Sunday, December 3rd at 141 Dodgingtown Rd Bethel, CT. anytime between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM. If you need items delivered, or pick-up at a different time/date, please contact Linda at

*In-Person Gala Information*

Where is The SUMMIT?
The SUMMIT is at 100 Reserve Rd Danbury, CT
(directions and map will be posted soon)


What will the food be this year?
The food will be AWESOME this year, as it will be prepared by The Market Place Hospitality Group! The meal will be the famous Market Place Rigatoni Bolognese With herbed whipped ricotta. Gluten Free and Vegetraian options are available (please not when purchasing tickets)

What if we want to sit at a table?
Table are seat for 8 this year. There are a few larger tables of 10 and 12.... please email Linda at if you need a larger table.

*Virtual Event/ Gala Information*

 What is the best way to view the Virtual Event 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 7:30 you will have access to the video. If you login early you may need to "refresh" your TV/Computer at 7:30 to see the link. It's OK to be a few minutes late.... the video will start from the beginning at the time you login.

What should I expect from the Virtual Event/Gala presentation?
The Gala presentation will be a fun, inspirational, and entertaining experience that will last approximately 35-45 minutes. When the presentation ends you will have plenty of time to get your final bids in!

What is the best way to view the Event/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! 

more questions?
Email Linda at

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