Shhh…. Silent Auction!
We are excited to announce the Silent Auction as our annual conference fundraiser! Please join us by donating and bidding on items, which will raise funds for the VRA Tansey Travel Award, as well as ARLIS/NA professional development. This year’s fundraising theme is Shhh… Silent Auction! The auction will be open over two days, in the Hilton Hotel Exhibits Hall, beginning Friday, March 25 through Saturday, March 26.
- Friday: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
- (And again!): Saturday: 8:00 AM-6:30 PM
- Closing Event begins at 6:00PM Saturday
Donating Auction Items
Individuals, vendors and chapters are encouraged to donate items for the auction. Donations might include, but are not limited to, art works, crafts, books, gift baskets, gift certificates, regional nonperishable items, electronics, textiles or jewelry. Due to space limitations, individual donations may be consolidated into lots by the Silent Auction Committee. To make a donation, complete the electronic Donation Form
- Shipped items will be accepted beginning January 3, 2011
- All shipped items must be received by Friday, March 11, 2011
- Hand-carried items must be received by 8:00 AM, Friday, March 25, 2011
*Please consider shipping items in advance of the conference. Include a copy of the donation form with the item, whether shipping or hand-carrying it to the conference*
Volunteer forShhh…. Silent Auction!
We are in need of volunteers to assist with the Silent Auction. No experience necessary! Click here to volunteer for Silent Auction time slots.
Silent Auction Blog for more information about the bidding procedure, finale entertainment, how to Shhhh yourself!
The Silent Auction Committee would like to thank you in advance for your generosity in donating and bidding. It is a great opportunity for members of both organizations to be creative, witty, sophisticated and clever, and to show off their region, Chapter, or personality. It’s the perfect way to express oneself. And all for two worthy causes!
“All donations will benefit both ARLIS/NA (70% of donation) and VRA (30%). ARLIS/NA is registered as a 501(c) 3 corporation, and contributions to it are tax deductible in the United States to the full extent allowed by law. VRA is registered as a not-for-profit corporation under section 501(c) 6 of the Internal Revenue Code; please consult with your tax advisor regarding the tax status of your contribution. ARLIS' Federal Tax ID Number (TIN): 23-7265874”