What is Starfest LOVE-EA?

LOVE-EA is the theme of this year’s Starfest Auction fundraiser. This is the EAPA’s most special event of the year. It will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 6 p.m. at The Union League of Philadelphia.


The celebration will include Live and Silent/Online Auctions, a Wish Upon A Star appeal as well as a very fun, special opportunity to win a grand prize.

How do I buy my tickets?

You can register here.

I, or my company, would like to sponsor the event-how do I do that?

Various sponsorships levels are available, click here for more information.

May I buy tickets at the door?

Unfortunately, tickets will NOT be available at the door. We anticipate this to be a sell out event. Please purchase your tickets early.

How does seating work?

When you buy your tickets, please note with whom (or which grade) you would like to be seated. Tables can accommodate 10 people. We will make every effort to accommodate your request.

What should I wear?

There is a strict dress policy enforced at the Union League.

For men: Jacket and tie are strongly preferred. Jacket and collared shirt are required at all times on the first floor members-only section of the League House.

For women: Business suits, tailored pant or skirt ensembles and dresses. Not permitted: spandex, open midriffs, halter tops, shorts, leggings, extremely short hemlines (not more than 3" above the knee), jeans, t-shirts, athletic attire, sneakers, and flip-flops.

If staying overnight at The League, please be reminded that proper attire is required for breakfast in the Main Dining Room.

Where do I park?

There is a nearby parking garage on Broad and Sansom Street at the side entrance of The Union League.

What is the itinerary?

The evening festivities with begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour and review of Silent Auction items. At 7:30 p.m., we will enjoy a sit down dinner and begin the Live Auction program. This will be followed by coffee/dessert, and dancing.

How do I bid?

Bidding for the Silent Auction portion of the evening will be via Mobile Bidding. You must register for Mobile Bidding in advance of the event. In addition to bidding on Silent Auction items during the event, attendees may bid on the Silent Auction items and view Live Auction items the week of the event using their smartphone or tablet. Attendees will have full access to bid on all Silent Auction items at the event, and Mobile Bidding is the only way to bid on Silent Auction items, so please make sure to bring your charged mobile device.

What type of items will be offered?

Many quality EA-themed items as well as one-of-a-kind experiences will be available during the Silent Auction. You will have the opportunity to bid on EA Teacher Experiences, for example.

The Live Auction will feature highly-sought-after, exclusive get-aways.

We will also offer Wish Upon a Star, which is a direct appeal to support our teachers and staff.

How can I contribute to the event?

The best way to contribute is by purchasing tickets and attending!

If you cannot attend but would like to contribute, please consider becoming an official sponsor, or simply making a tax deductible donation to the EAPA.

What do donations and sponsorships support?

All proceeds go directly to support educational programs, faculty professional development, student financial aid as well as EAPA-sponsored programs.

I have more questions, who should I ask?

For event related questions, please contact Anna Cassidy at amorg1876@gmail.com.

For sponsorship questions, please contact Whitney Ebmeyer at webmeyer@comcast.net.

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