The Heart of Hopkins
Virtual Auction 2021

Saturday, February 27
7:00–8:00 PM

You ARE the Heart of Hopkins!

Did you “feel the love” last Saturday night at the Heart of Hopkins Auction? We love Hopkins Parents and Families!  Your enthusiasm, participation, and generosity were the absolute keys to the success of the Heart of Hopkins Auction! We hope you enjoyed the fun silent auction, the banter and dedication of our wonderful emcees Lynn Jackson Quinn and Scott Wich, and the amazing “show” featuring our witty and dedicated faculty and staff and highlighting the talents of our student body–from improv to movie–making to a capella!

We couldn’t have raised over $100,000 or brought the community together for this special evening without your support and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

❤️  The Hopkins Auction Committee ❤️
Kristin Jordan P'22 and Betsy Priest P'21 
Heart of Hopkins Auction 2021 Co-Chairs

P.S. In case you missed the Heart of Hopkins Fun and Fundraising Virtual Event last Saturday night, click here to watch.


The auction provides important funds that the school uses for extra-budgetary requests that enhance the Hopkins experience. These are just a few of the recent uses of proceeds. Other examples are included in the letter above. These allocations are voted on by a committee of the Hopkins Parent Association established in the bylaws.

List of 4 items.

  • Student Activities

    The student activity fee required of all families does not cover all of the student-led events that bring the Hopkins community together. The Auction provides annual support so that each grade level's student leadership can run activities for the class.
  • Parent Community Events

    While the Hopkins students have a close sense of community through being on the Hill together, the parents often lose touch with one another. The Hopkins Parent Association has placed a new focus on hosting inclusive parent events free of charge several times a year. These activities are funded by money raised at the Auction, and serve over 500 parents each year.
  • Facilities Enhancements

    There are always facilities enhancements that would be nice, but are not included in the budget each year. In conjunction with the Business Office, the Hopkins Parent Association has been able to recently provide for several unplanned upgrades that greatly benefit the experience of the entire Hopkins community, such as:

    Walter Camp Athletic Center Sound System: Essential to our bi-weekly assemblies and visits from renowned speakers, the sound system in the Walter Camp Athletic Center was recently replaced as a result of generosity at the Auction.

    Stone Lounge Admissions Refurbishment: As the first building prospective families enter, Stone Lounge was in desperate need of refurbishment. The Hopkins Parent Association provided the funds to purchase new furniture for the space.

    Hydration Stations: Supports Hopkins' goal to be sustainable and a responsible steward of the environment. The Hopkins Parent Association provided several stations around campus as a result of the Auction, which has decreased plastic water bottle use among the student body.
  • Head's Discretionary Fund

    This fund, supported each year by the Auction, allows the Head of School to provide funds confidentially to students with demonstrated need to provide for materials or attend activities, trips, and events not covered by financial aid that are integral to the Hopkins experience.

Photos from Past Auctions

  • Celebrate Hopkins! Auction 2019

    67 photo(s)

  • Celebrate Hopkins! Auction 2018

    68 photo(s)

  • Celebrate Hopkins! Auction 2017

    46 photo(s)

  • 2016 Celebrate Hopkins! Auction

    85 photo(s)