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Dining for Dollar$ Auction

Dining for Dollar$ 2019 - 2020!

The 15th annual Dining for Dollar$ is here!

What is this you ask? Church folks host an event such as a dinner, museum tour, party or craft workshop and other people bid on the event in a silent auction. The events are scheduled for any time from June of 2019 until May of 2020. Last year, we had 107 events and brought in $52,000 in winning bids to contribute 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.

Take a look at last year's bidding book (see a link at the botom left of this page) for suggestions on the kinds of events we have offered in the past.  But be creative and come up with your own ideas.

New this year!  We are moving to an online bidding system that will allow you to enter your bids from anywhere you have internet access over an eight day period when the auction is open.  We have already tried out the system and believe it will be a great improvement over the manual bidding sheet method we have been using previously.  And you can still make your bids at church on the two bidding Sundays in May - we will have trained assistants standing by with computers to help you make your bids.  We'll have more information in the coming weeks on how this will all work.

D4$ - Please start submitting your events Sunday March 1st!

It’s now time to start submitting your event(s) for our annual Dining for Dollar$ Community-Building Fundraiser. We will be collecting your completed event host forms at our patio table through March 31st or online through the event host form on our website. Please drop by the patio table every Sunday starting March 1st to submit your event, ask questions, and/or get ideas for this truly incredible opportunity that brings our members and friends together through many wonderful activities, dinners, hikes and much more throughout the year. Please fill out the online event submission form below.

Need help?

Questions? Suggestions? Contact either:

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

Louise Klinke by phone at  (858) 342-1403 or by email at laklinke@gmail.com

Bidding starts in May (exact dates are tbd).  We are also planning a very special Gala Kickoff event to be held on a Saturday in May where the new on line bidding process will be demonstrated and people can start their bidding.  More on that soon!


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

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!