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Education Celebration FAQ

When is the 2022 Education Celebration?

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Where is it being held?

The Crane Bay Event Center
551 W Merrill St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Is parking provided?

Yes, complimentary parking is provided in the Crane Bay West Lot. This lot can be accessed via Merrill Street, just west of the event center. Guests will exit the lot via West Street.
For returning guests, please note that the entrance and exit to the parking lot has changed from previous years. You can find the parking map here.

Do I need a physical ticket?

No. If you purchased an individual ticket or are a guest at a table, please check in at registration using your name.

Will there be a virtual viewing option for the event?

Yes. Virtual tickets are $25 and are available for purchase here. The virtual program will start at 8:00 pm.

We are thrilled to be back in person this year, and also glad to still offer the opportunity for anyone to join us virtually if out of town or not ready for large-scale events.

Do I need to preregister if not purchasing a ticket (sponsor guest, etc.)?

For the best experience and early access to the silent auction, preregistering is recommended although not required.

How do I register?

Click here to register and provide your 10-digit smartphone number. You will receive a text message with a personal link to bid early and often when the silent auction goes live on April 22. This year’s silent auction and moment to give donations will be electronic via your smartphone.
Your smartphone will be the perfect accessory for the evening! By bringing it fully charged with you into the event center, you will be able to support School on Wheels throughout the evening.

What should I wear?

Business or casual cocktail attire is encouraged.

What should I expect at for the in-person event?

Doors open for VIP guests at 5:30 pm.
6:00 pm General Patrons Arrive
6:00 – 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
7:00 – 9:00 pm Dinner & Program

Three-course dinner including salad, entrée, and dessert.
Complimentary beer, wine, and signature drink, in addition to a full cash bar.

What should I expect for the virtual event?

All virtual guests will receive a text with the link to view the event ½ hour before the program begins at 8 pm on April 28. All virtual guests will get to listen to our special guests, view our event videos, be able to bid in the silent auction, and participate in the moment to give if they are registered. The program will last approximately one hour.

When does the silent auction open and close? Do I need to be present to win?

Bidding will go live on Friday, April 22. Everyone participating in the auction will receive a text before the silent auction ends, at approximately 8:30 pm on Thursday, April 28. The silent auction is open to all attendees, both in-person and virtual, as well as the general public.

Purchased items will be available for pick up at the event for in-person guests or at the School on Wheels office the week of May 2 – 6. Instructions will be included in your winning bidder receipt.

Are there any safety precautions I should be aware of?

Let’s celebrate safely! School on Wheels is committed to the safety of all our guests and staff.

Preregistration is highly encouraged to reduce time spent at registration. Masks are optional for vaccinated guests and will be available at the event. Event layout and physical capacity have been modified to allow for social distancing.

If you are feeling unwell or have recently been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please do not attend in person. We will continue to monitor official CDC and local authority guidance and make changes to our safety protocols as needed.

Is my ticket purchase or live and silent auction purchase tax-deductible?

The amount of your contribution that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of money contributed over the fair market value of goods or services provided by the organization.