Third Annual TOCA Silent Auction

Our TOCA Annual Meeting in Charlotte, N.C., is fast approaching! At the meeting we will hold our Third Annual Silent Auction to support the TOCA Foundation. Last year’s auction was incredibly successful; we raised almost $5,000 for the TOCA Foundation. Please consider donating this year.

Items receiving high bids last year were Yeti coolers and tumblers, food and drink gift sets, and not ONE, but TWO weeks at Den and Sandy Gardner’s beautiful Florida home! Den and Sandy generously added a second week for a second bidder as this auction item gathered a lot of well-deserved traffic. Gift cards and techie gifts also did well.

We are looking for items in the $50 to $200 range. If you don’t have an item, we ask you to contribute $50 and TOCA will find an item for the auction.

Here are some items that have done very well in the past:

  • Yeti cooler
  • Go-Pro Hero
  • Nespresso machine
  • Powerbeats wireless earphones
  • Wireless speaker
  • Jewelry – trio of bracelets
  • Food and adult beverage baskets

Some other donation ideas

  • School spirit baskets
  • Sports memorabilia
  • Foodie baskets – non-perishables, please! Perhaps, pair with a gift certificate.
  • Event tickets for a college or pro sports team
  • And of course, cash donations are appreciated. We can do the shopping for you!

Many thanks to all the donors and to the bid winners who help make this auction a success each year! All donations will be available for bid during the Wednesday evening reception and Thursday lunch during the TOCA Annual Meeting. Our goal is to obtain at least 20 donated items. (Remember, if you wouldn’t bid on it, no one else will either).

Have an idea? Need help with an idea? Feel free to reach out to Kyle (kylewieskus@gandgcomm.com) or Kristy (kristymach@gandgcomm.com).