Frequently Asked Questions
What is #WeAreUPrep?
#WeAreUPrep is this year's spring celebration at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) on Friday, March 10 at 7 p.m. It is an evening to come together and celebrate our wonderful community and also to raise money for the Financial Aid Endowment.
What is a hashtag?
A hashtag is used within a social media message to identify a unifying topic of interest and facilitate a search for it. The hashtag allows community members to easily share and discover inspiring and extraordinary Puma news and images.
Is this an auction? What happened to the auction?
No, this is not an auction. This is a community celebration and a fundraiser. To raise funds, we will host a Raise-the-Paddle. UPrep no longer holds an annual auction.
What if the $100 admission price is prohibitive for me?
Please contact Michele Hayes in the Financial Aid office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.832.1118 for financial assistance.
Can I donate money without participating in the Raise-the-Paddle?
You can donate at any time! Visit our website, or go to www.supportuprep.org for more information.
What will the money raised go towards?
All funds raised at #WeAreUPrep will go to University Prep's Financial Aid Endowment. For more information on this fund, what an endowment is, and why it is so important for our community, please read the letter from our Head of School Matt Levinson.
What will the event be like?
ready for a fun evening of art and great conversation! We'll have
delicious food from TASTE and complimentary wine and beer. The Seattle
Art Museum galleries will be open to all guests and UPrep students will
be showcasing their talents in music and dance performances throughout
How should I dress?
Business casual, but dressier if you wish.
Will my grade be gathering for a pre-function party?
Individual classes may or may not meet for pre-function gatherings; these events would be parent-driven, not school-sponsored. Class reps would provide information to their respective classes on any planned pre-function party.
Will food and drinks be provided?
This event will be catered by Taste and we will have a buffet of heavy hors d'oeuvres. There will also be hosted beer and wine, with a cash bar for cocktails.
Where is SAM and where should I park?
The Seattle Art Museum is located at 1300 1st Ave, in downtown Seattle. Paid parking is available at Russell Investments Garage and the entrance is on Union between 1st and 2nd Ave. There is a garage elevator that connects directly to Seattle Art Museum. If you don't want to drive, UPrep will provide a discount code for all registered guests with Uber. The code will be given in the confirmation email received upon ticket purchase.
Will the art exhibits be open?
Yes, absolutely! The galleries will be open after the program and SAM docents will be providing tours throughout the evening, including the new exhibitions, Seeing Nature and the Jacob Lawrence Migration Series.