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Dining for Dollar$ Auction

Dining for Dollar$ Is Here

The 11th annual Dining for Dollar$ returns! What is this you ask? You host an event such as a dinner, museum tour, park party, craft workshop and we bid on your event in a silent auction. The events are scheduled for any time from June of 2016 until May of 2017. Last year was a record breaker of 147 events and over $60,000 in winning bids contributed to the church’s budget – our most important fundraising activity! We had a number of people host for their very first time. This is a fun opportunity to meet new people and strengthen community.

Now is the time to consider what you would like to offer to host. We are accepting your offers to host an event through March 27, but earlier submissions really help us prepare the bidding booklet.Look for information about Dining for Dollar$ on the patio starting February 28, every Sunday in March and in upcoming issues of The Window.

You may use the on-line form (preferred) to submit an event or download the host form and email Sue Marberry (smarberry@cox.net) or drop it off at the D4$ patio table. Forms and information also available at South Bay.

Your event will be printed in a colorful bidding booklet with its description and minimum bid and distributed in April. The silent auction will take place in Bard Hall between and after services for three consecutive Sundays starting the first week of May. 

Laurie Crehan and Robie Evans, co-chairs D4$ 2016

The D4$ 2016 auction booklet is available.

Not able to be present to bid? You may bid by proxy. Contact Sylvia Ollinger, at 858-232-6056 or sjolling06@hotmail.com (preferred), and she will bid for you in May.

Host Event/Service Form

Thank you for your participation in Dining for Dollars! Your donation of an event or service is greatly appreciated. For HELP with completing this form, please feel free to contact Laurie Crehan (email: lcrehan@juno.com, phone: 858-274-3314). Additionally, for help with ideas and/or descriptions, please see the 2015 D4$ auction booklet.

Completed form must be received by March 27, 2016. Earlier is better.

Click Here for a Host Event/Service Form


What is Dining for Dollars and how can you support it?

Dave Hunt gives us a video invitation
Maryanne Cordahl and Ed Law love Dining for Dollars
Some pictures from previous Dining for Dollar events

Links & Downloads

Need help?

Questions? Suggestions? Contact either:

Laurie Crehan by phone at  (858) 274-3314 or by email at lcrehan@juno.com

Robie Evans by phone at  (619) 398-4433 or by email at robie@firstuusandiego.org

Need ideas or descriptions?

Download Ideas for Dining for Dollar$ or the 2016 Auction Booklet.

Many of you enjoy creating and hosting for your fellow church members and their families:

  • dinners
  • teas
  • picnics
  • museum tours with lunch
  • pool parties
  • brunches
  • barbecues
  • cooking classes
  • sailing expeditions
  • more

Others enjoy providing services like:

  • computer assistance
  • tax help
  • massages
  • handyman services
  • lessons
  • and more!