No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.
 Your support makes possible Joyful Learning at MPFS.


By participating in the Joyful Learning MPFS auction @Home on Saturday April 17th, you support Joyful Learning at MPFS. You can be the reason our students believe in the goodness of humanity. You can instill a lifelong love of learning in our students. You can build on a 144-year legacy of resilience and hope. You can change the world; one bright, optimistic, creative change-maker at a time.

MPFS has been working hard since last March to provide some sense of normalcy to our students during this pandemic. In addition to the human toll, this pandemic has brought unforeseen financial burdens for our school and many of our families. Our ability to continue rapidly responding to the moment, supporting our families and faculty, and bringing joy to our students depends on the generous support of our community.

MPFS will be alright because of you, our generous community surrounding us, that rallies when we need help. It is what has sustained us since 1876 through the most trying times in our nation's history. We respectfully ask in our time of need to give a cash donation, if you can. Anything and everything you do helps support this wonderful school, its faculty and the children we serve. Your response before March 12th ensures maximum advance promotion, inclusion in our catalog, and helps in our planning.

Click on the photo below for event information

Plan for the Evening

MPFS annual auction from the comfort of your home on Saturday, April 17th!

Have a relaxing evening and let us do the work. Join one of our beer or spirit tastings before the live event and purchase your ready made family meal from our local restaurant partner, La Padella and your dessert made by C&C Catering. That evening cozy up and tune in to our live feed while you bid on fantastic auction packages. Remember to invite a friend!

  • Tasting Experiences - Begin at  6:15 p.m.
  • Live Auction @Home program - Begins 7:00 p.m.  Visit
  • Bidding for the Joyful Learning Auction OPENS Saturday, April 10th and runs through the end of our event on Saturday, April 17. To Register - Text JoyfulLearning to 76278 or visit You can set up AUTO BIDS to do the work for you until the night of the auction!

How to set up Auto Bid

  1. Browse the Silent Auction and choose from the many great items you would like to bid on.
  2. Place your bid on a selected item, with an option of setting a maximum bid.
  3. You will be notified on your smartphone if you have been outbid.

Don't wait to register, these experiences will go fast!

Family meal & Dessert purchases, Beer or Whiskey tasting experiences are open for sale now on our Available for Purchase page. 

For more information about the event visit our Auction Night Details page.

How to use the auction platform

  • To gear up and get ready for an evening of fun, check out this page that explains how bidding works on our auction platform.
  • For more information on how to bid watch this video.
  • Click here for instructions on how to self check out
  • Click here to experience the LIVE production on April 17th and still be able to bid/donate on same page

Thank you to our partners:

La Padella, C&C Catering, Pinocchio's Beer Garden, Pennsylvania Distillery, For Pause - Production of our live event, Matt Newsom - Licensed benefit Auctioneer

"The purpose of a human life is to serve
and to show compassion and the will to help others."
Albert Schweitzer, Nobel Prize Winner

Thank you to our sponsors

The Wolfe Family
Supports Joyful Learning

The Weisfeld Family
Supports Joyful Learning

The Will-Thomas Family
Supports Joyful Learning

The McCullough - Shuster Family
Supports Joyful Learning

The Stamm-Sissell Family
Supports Joyful Learning

The McLean Family
Supports Joyful Learning

The Hoffmann Family
Supports Joyful Learning