Back by popular demand this year is the beloved “Auction With A Twist”! Last year’s “Toss for Treasure” fundraiser for the Illinois Pharmacy Action Fund at the ICHP Annual Meeting was a great success. But the “Auction With A Twist”! is truly the most successful of the ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund fundraising events, raising nearly $18,000 total the previous four times it was held!
The “Auction” is a “Chinese Auction” where bidders purchase tickets and place them in jars for specific prizes. The more tickets you place in a specific prize jar, the better your chances to win it.
Prizes are donated by ICHP members individually or as a group (for the bigger prizes) no later than August 22nd.
Prizes are then posted on the ICHP Website for review by August 29th.
Auction tickets may be purchased online, or by fax or phone from August 29th through September 12th.
Tickets may be purchased at the ICHP Annual Meeting beginning with opening day registration on Thursday, September 15th through 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 17th.
The drawing for each prize will occur between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on Saturday, September 17th and announced at the Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon that day.
Winners need not be present to win!
In the past, donated prizes with the highest interest have been:
Electronic gear - tablets, iPods, TVs, Kindles, Nooks, etc.
Sport Event or Theater Tickets
Gift Baskets – wine, chocolates, bath products
College of Pharmacy memorabilia
Prize donation August 22nd
Pre-meeting ticket purchases August 29th through September 12th
Onsite ticket purchases 9:00 a.m. September 15th through 11:00 a.m. September 17th
Once you've decided what prize you're donating, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can list your prize on the website. If you plan to provide a special prize and have logistical concerns, please contact the ICHP office (815-227-9292) for guidance. If you have a unique prize but aren’t sure it will draw the bids worthy of its value, give us a call, too. We’ll be happy to tell you what was hot and what was not in the past!
Help us make this year’s “Auction With A Twist” an even greater success than in the past and hopefully win a prize or two of your own. It’s a fun way to get into the act of advocacy for the profession!
Contributions to the ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund are not considered charitable contributions by the IRS.
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