Art Inspiring Hope 2021 Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be on video? Is this on Zoom?
Our virtual gala is being hosted and streamed via a fundraising platform called Paybee. The event will not be connected to Zoom and guests will not be shown on video. 

What is included with each ticket?
Each $100 ticket includes virtual access and one door prize entry to win an iPhone 12. You will be able to watch the complete program, bid on live auction items, and donate to Okizu.

What time does the event start?
The event will start at 6 PM PST on Saturday, March 20. We encourage everyone to log in before the start time to make sure you are ready to go when the show begins!

When is the latest date I can purchase my ticket?
Tickets are available for purchase until 6:29 PM PST on Saturday, March 20.

How do I bid on online silent auction items?
Visit to participate in the online auction.

What time does the online silent auction close?
The online silent auction will close promptly at 6 PM on Saturday, March 20th – before the evening program begins.

I bought my ticket — how do I join the event?
Registered participants will receive login credentials by email. Click the blue “Join Event” button to log in. Virtual event access is available on any computer or mobile device and can be screen cast to certain smart televisions.

I plan to watch the event with others – how many login links do I need?
Anyone who wishes to bid, donate, and participate in the event chat will need to register for the event. Ticket sales will remain open until 6:29 PM PST. Purchase your virtual event access at

What can I expect from the event? How long will it be?
We are working hard to put together a fun and informative event for you! We anticipate the program will run approximately 45 minutes and will include an evening program, live auction, and “Send a Kid to Camp”!

What type of technology do I need at home to attend this virtual gal?
All you need is a computer or mobile device to log in! If you want to really immerse yourself in the experience, we encourage you to connect your laptop to your television.

How will I receive auction items I win?
After the event, the Okizu team will contact you to coordinate pickup and delivery of your items. Paper certificates, gift cards, and small items will be mailed. Most bulky items will be available for pick-up on select dates at the Okizu office in Novato, or we can arrange for delivery by volunteers. Delivery outside of Northern California may require additional shipping charges. Please note that we cannot ship alcohol, except where noted in the item description and you must be 21+.

Do I have to check out online?
No. If you prefer to pay by cash, check, or credit card over the phone, do not process your payment at the end of the event. We will contact you after the event to arrange payment.

Is my donation tax deductible?
Tickets purchased for $100 are 100% tax deductible. Sponsorships and tickets with the dinner delivery enhancement are tax deductible minus the fair market value of goods and services received. Detailed receipts will be sent by mail.

Dinner Delivery:
If you ordered dinner, please note that your meal will require simple re-heating. Instructions will be provided. Deliveries by McCalls Catering and Events will arrive between 11am and 4pm on Saturday, March 20.

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