Colby College Community Dinner

and Silent Auction for Haiti

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Colby College - The Goldfarb Center Efforts to Help Haiti:

Source:   http://www.colby.edu/academics_cs/goldfarb/


Colby has come together under the leadership of Goldfarb Center Student Advisory Board students to raise money for the Stand for Haiti Campaign of Partners in Health, which is working to provide medical care for the victims of Haiti’s devastating earthquake. 


 This effort has truly become a community undertaking.  The Goldfarb SAB and many other student volunteers have been supporting this effort.  We have been giving away donated t-shirts for contributions of $10 or more and have so far raised over $4000 in the first four days of these contributions.

 

However, we are all very aware that the needs of Haiti will not end in a few weeks; thus our efforts will continue and grow into the next semester.  On February 26th, the Center will host a Haitian Relief Benefit, a community dinner and a silent auction. Partners from throughout the Colby community are supporting this effort; Sodexho, Colby’s dining services provider, is providing the food at a reduced cost; sports team members will service as waiters and waitresses; and we have received College support through the President’s Office to defray the additional expenses so that all of the money raised will go directly to Haitian relief.

 

A number of local businesses and friends of the Goldfarb Center have volunteered as corporate sponsors for the event or are donating items for the silent auction.  Individuals and businesses interested in attending or being a corporate sponsor should contact one of the two students who have taken the lead for the Center in this terrific undertaking, Lisa Kaplan or Danny Garin for further details.  Tickets cost $40 and are available by contacting Danny Garin, co-chairman of the Colby College Godfarb Haitian Relief Effort a dfgairn@colby.edu or 202-360-7398.

Total Raised: $21,600
Goal: $25,000
Amount remaining to meet our goal: $3,400

If we reach our goal of $25,000, two anonymous Colby alumni will match our donation with an additional $25,000, thus increasing our total donation for the Stand With Haiti Campaign of Partners in Health to $50,000.


 

Colby for Haiti Benefit & Silent Auction

February 26, 2010 in Page Common on Colby's Campus
Reception begins at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.
Last call for silent bids: 7:15 p.m.

 

Silent Auction

Local businesses, students, alumni, trustees, faculty, staff and other friends of the College have donated items for the silent auction. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Stand With Haiti Campaign of Partners in Health.

If you would like to donate an item to the silent auction, please email or
call Susanna Thompson at 207-859-5319.

Click here to view all auction items and submit a bid via email. PLEASE NOTE: HIGH BIDS WILL BE UPDATED EACH MORNING. PLEASE CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY.


E-mail Auction Bidding Process:

  1. To place a silent auction e-mail bid: send your name, phone number and mailing address with your bid and the item number for your bid to goldfarb@colby.edu by noon on February 26.

  2. E-mail bids must be received by NOON February 26, 2010 according to the Colby network time stamp.  E-mail bids will be posted at the silent auction.  

  3. A bid is construed as a legal agreement to purchase the listed item(s) at the amount indicated.

  4. If conflict arises over identifying the last valid bid for an item(s), auction staff has the sole discretion to determine the winner or to impose an alternate method of closing the item for interested parties, including, but not limited to, a sealed final bid.

  5. Winning bidders will be contacted following the auction to arrange payment and shipping details.  Arrangements must be made and payment received within 7 days.

  6. All sales are final.  There will be no refunds or exchanges on items.  Please read item description carefully.  Lost or stolen items are not replaceable.

  7. The amount that may be claimed as a tax-deductible donation is the amount in excess of the retail value on the item description.

  8. PLEASE NOTE: HIGH BIDS WILL BE UPDATED EACH MORNING. CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY.

E-mail bidding will end at 12 p.m. on Friday, February 26th. On-site bidding during the benefit dinner requires a ticket.

 

Dinner

Due to the generosity of Colby's food service provider, Sodexho, and the President's Office, 100% of the proceeds from the dinner will be donated to the Stand for Haiti Campaign of Partners in Health.

To purchase tickets for $40.00/ticket, an entire table of 8 for a discounted rate of $300.00, or corporate sponsorship including a table and recognition at the event, please e-mail or call Sandy Maisel at 207-859-5307.

Members of the Colby baseball and volleyball teams will serve dinner. Entertainment will be provided by Colby musicians and a cappella groups.

 

           Colby for Haiti Benefit & Silent Auction


February 26, 2010 in Page Common on Colby's Campus
                  
Reception begins at 5:30 p.m.
                   Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.
                   Last call for silent bids: 7:15 p.m.