Auction – Havana Nights

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It’s almost time for Mata’s 4th annual auction party! We hope you plan to join us as we eat, drink, party, and bid on some fabulous auction items that have been donated to our school – including a week in Taos, a week in Breckenridge, tickets all over town to tons of great shows and events, kids birthday parties, Dallas Mavericks and Stars platinum tickets, SMU Mustang football tickets, memberships and day packages at museums and other fun kid places, a gorgeous original piece from Carolyn Joe Art as well as other original art and jewelry, LOTS of gift cards to local restaurants, spas and salons, TONS of hotel stays, and the ever-important KayCee Club pool membership (skip the 5-6 year waitlist and join this summer!). We’ll also be selling beautiful art created by our very own Mata kids, spots to some great kid and adult parties, and chances for your kid to join his/her favorite teacher on a special outing.

And don’t forget, since everything is donated by Mata parents, teachers/staff, and the community, all the money generated from these sales is pure profit for our school. Further, the bidding on the donated items starts at about 1/3 of the retail value for the item, so many of them end up selling well below their actual worth. Tickets are still available for the party of the year! Your $60 is a donation to the school and gives you a chance to join in the fun!

You won’t want to miss the Havana Nights Auction! Tickets are available for $60.  BUY your tickets today!


The Mata PTA is hosting its 4th annual auction party! The theme of this year’s auction is Havana Nights, and it will be held on Saturday, February 24th, at The KayCee Hall in Dallas. We expect between 200 and 300 guests, and it is always a great time!

The proceeds will benefit Mata Montessori, the first Montessori school of choice in Dallas ISD, and one of only a few dual-language Montessori schools in the state. We will use the funds raised by our silent and live auction to provide Mata students with vital Montessori classroom materials. The Mata PTA will only be able to fund these essential items with your generous support!

Mata Montessori is a Title I and Title II school, with over 50% economically disadvantaged students and a special needs unit. This extraordinary, innovative, child-centered school serves a diverse group of urban families who are committed to the Montessori Method. In addition, Mata’s dual language tract offers a unique opportunity for parents who wish to provide a bilingual education for their children in a Montessori environment.


Please consider a donation to this year’s auction. No amount is too small; all donations help reduce the costs of this important fundraising event, resulting in more money that will go back to Mata. Your contribution is 100% tax-deductible and it STAYS at Mata Montessori!

The Mata PTA is a 501c3, and its employer identification number is # 47-1605637. Any questions can be directed to our solicitation chair, Jessica Gwin. We look forward to hearing from you soon and greatly appreciate your concern for the children in our community!

Questions about donating? Email Jessica Gwin, Mata Auction Solicitations Chair


Please consider giving a tax-deductible donation from your family or business to help us offset the costs associated with our 2018 auction party. Sponsorships help reduce the costs of this important fundraising event, resulting in more money that will go back to Mata. Sponsors for things such as photo booth, decorations, drinks and food are needed. Depending on your level of sponsorship, we will feature your family or business name(s) and logo on the auction website, Mata Facebook page, auction signage, Mata yearbook, and marquee. You can help underwrite this event by going online or by filling out this form.

Havana Nights Sponsorship Opportunities: 

$50 Wine Pull

$150 Auction Signage

$200 DJ

$250 Table Linens

$250 Dessert

$300 Bartenders

$350 Security

$400 Photo Booth

$700 Supplies for Classroom Art

$750 Decorations

$1500 Auction Software

$2500 Drinks


Havana Nights Sponsorship Levels: 

$50 – $99  Baron – name/logo featured on auction website

$100 – $249 Vizconde – name/logo featured on auction website and on Facebook

$250 – $499 Conde – name/logo featured on auction website, Facebook, and auction signage

$500 – $999 Marqués – name/logo featured on auction website, Facebook, auction signage, and Mata yearbook

$1000+ Duque – name/logo featured on auction website, Facebook, auction signage, Mata yearbook, and marquee


The Mata PTA will be so grateful for your support of this year’s auction party fundraiser. Please fill out this form, and mail it, along with your check for any amount, to the address listed on the form. All contributions are 100% tax-deductible and will STAY at Mata! Mata PTA is a 501(c)(3), employer identification number # 47-1605637.

Questions about underwriting? Email Brittany Connell, Mata Auction Chair