WSL Spring Auction


Each Spring, the Waldorf School of Louisville community comes together to celebrate the extraordinary creativity of our children while also raising vital funds for our school with a festive event and silent auction, featuring collaborative student artwork, in addition to experiences/items donated from local businesses and WSL community members.

Dedicated to providing its families with a transformative educational experience, WSL is also committed to fostering socioeconomic diversity within our community.  

As we reflect on the importance of our largest community fundraising event, we are reminded of our commitment to growing our Variable Tuition program which helps to ensure that a Waldorf Education is made more accessible and equitable to families who value our mission and unique approach to education, regardless of their financial circumstances.

In alignment with this initiative, we are proud to announce that all proceeds from the 2022 WSL Spring Auction, Bluegrass, Blue Jeans, & BBQ, will go directly towards the WSL Variable Tuition program.

Please continue scrolling to read more about this year’s event and how you can make a meaningful impact!

This year’s event is simple: celebrating everything magical about Louisville ~      bluegrass music, delicious BBQ, and our extraordinary Waldorf community.

Stay tuned and visit this page for updates on event Benefactors, featured Silent Auction items, and more.

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Bluegrass, Blue Jeans, & BBQ

Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022

Time: 6:00-8:00 PM

Theme: Blue Jeans ~ dressed up or dressed down, anything denim goes!

Format: This year’s event is free-of-charge for current WSL parents and faculty.
Given this new event framework, the in-person event will not be open to outside guests. We welcome all our extended family and friends to participate in the event by bidding high and bidding often on the unique experiences and Class Projects featured in the online Silent Auction, and by streaming the performances by Good River Stringband.

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Silent Auction: The Silent Auction will OPEN online at 7:00 AM on Sunday, May 15 and run until 7:00 PM on Saturday, May 21. The Silent Auction will feature a variety of experiences/items donated from local businesses and WSL community members. Winning bids on Silent Auction items will receive confirmation emails on Sunday, May 22. Class Projects will be added to the Silent Auction at 7:00 AM on Friday, May 20 and accepting bids online until 7:00 PM on Saturday, May 21. Winning bids on Class Projects will be announced at the live, in-person event at 7:30 PM.

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Bluegrass Music: We hope you will join us as celebrate the folk music traditions of Kentuckians with impressive performances by Good River Stringband. Performances will begin at roughly 6:15 PM and live-streamed via our Facebook Page for all our extended family and friends to enjoy! 

Good River Stringband is Deborah Payne, Seth Folsom, Simon Meurer and Julia Purcell. Seth is a multi-instrumentalist and has played with many bands including the Crooked Jades, Simon (Class Hardy Parent) is a widely respected bluegrass guitarist and banjo maker, Deborah is a fiddler raised with the influences of traditional Appalachian music who has experience playing in old-time, bluegrass and folk dance bands, and Julia (Class Hardy Parent) is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who has toured internationally and recorded with Maiden Radio, an old-time string band, and currently plays and tours with the band Possom Queens.