2020 CES Silent Auction is Going Virtual – Plan Your Participation!
WHY: Please consider participating in this year’s Silent Auction at the OSU Extension Virtual Annual Conference (December 7-9, 2020) – an opportunity to support a good cause. Chi Epsilon Sigma (CES) sponsors this annual fundraiser to recognize an Extension support staff member via the Chi Epsilon Sigma Extension Support Staff Excellence Award.
WHO: Whether you are a county or campus office, consider this an opportunity for a team project and donate a themed “basket” or individual item for the Silent Auction. If there is something unique about your county, consider that as a theme for your donated item(s). We would like to have a donation from every county/office!
WHAT: Do you have a special talent that you would like to share with your Extension colleagues? Do you knit, sew, do woodwork, paint, make jewelry, bake, etc.? Are you an independent seller for a company that sells purses, jewelry, makeup...? Know of local/statewide businesses that would love to donate products or gift certificates for some additional publicity around the state?
WHERE: We are going virtual! That means things will operate a little differently than normal, but we are confident we can make it work. Items will have to be shipped directly from donor to bidder, so please consider whether you will be able to ship the item(s) you are donating. We will also be accepting cash donations to the fund if you prefer to give your support via that option (http://go.osu.edu/CESGiveNow). Some ideas for low-cost, shipping-friendly items include: gift cards/certificates, jewelry, make up/skin care, small fishing gear, handmade greeting cards, OSU items, wall art, small handmade blankets, lottery tickets.
WHEN: Your donation details can be submitted via Qualtrics at http://go.osu.edu/CESSilentAuction2020 until November 15, 2020. Details about the online bidding format via OneDrive/Microsoft 365 will follow. Bidding will open a week or two before the December 7-9 Annual Conference, and close the last day of the conference.
Don’t forget to prepare your shopping list so you can participate as a bidder even if you cannot donate this year! These auction items are always unique and thoughtful, and the auction will be held just in time for the holiday season, those winter birthdays, or even planning ahead for Valentine’s Day!
Thanks so very much for your support!
The CES Fundraiser Committee
Terri Fisher - Chair, email@example.com
Linda Good, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marianne Guthrie, email@example.com
Stephanie Knight, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Wagner, email@example.com