When is the 31st Annual Holiday Auction?
Sunday, December 2, 2018, at 5:00 pm.
Where will it be held? Where do I park?
This year the Holiday Auction will be held in The Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium. Parking is available at the Rams Head Deck, located on Ridge Road near Kenan Football Stadium. The lot is controlled 24 hours a day for pay parking. The address is 33 Ridge Road, Chapel Hill, NC. Once parked, take the elevator to the Plaza Level and follow the brick path up to Kenan Stadium. The Blue Zone is in the brick building located on the left side, once you reach the stadium. Free parking may be available on stadium drive.
For instructions on parking at Rams Head and directions to the venue from the parking lot click here.
If you have questions or concerns about parking or need to discuss accessibility please do not hesitate to call or email Gentry Hodnett at email@example.com or 919-968-4647.
How much does it cost to attend? How to I purchase tickets?
Tickets are $75 per person for a single ticket before the RSVP date or $125 for a donation ticket that includes an additional donation to the Center. You can also purchase a private table for 8 or 10 guests. Please note that we are required to issue tax-deduction receipts to the purchaser, even if your friends reimburse you for purchasing their tickets. If you would rather purchase tickets individually, please nominate a group leader and write that person's name in the "Group" field on the registration form. Please understand that while we try our best, we are unable to guarantee seating together for groups with individual tickets. You can purchase tickets here.
When is the RSVP date? Do you sell tickets at the door?
Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 20. After this date, ticket prices increase to $100 per person, and you will not be able to purchase private tables. Thank you for your understanding -- An advance headcount allows us to plan more accurately for catering, therefore ensuring lower expenses and more money going to the cause!
We only sell tickets at the door if there are any left! It's best to get your tickets early.
Tickets available online.
Private tables available online.
Private tables no longer available.
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If there are any tickets left, they will be available for purchase at the event.
What is Express Check-In and Express Check-Out?
When you register, we ask for your complete contact information. Filling this out completely for yourself and your guests will save time checking in at the event.
This year, we can save even more time by allowing guests to register for Express Check-Out when they purchase tickets. Check the box that reads, "I authorize Orange County Rape Crisis Center to use the credit card entered on the submission page at event 31st Annual Holiday Auction - 2018." Your credit card will be securely registered and attached to your bid number. At the end of event night, there's no need to check out - just pick up your items after dinner and go! We will charge all purchases to your registered credit card 1-3 days after the event and mail receipts shortly after.
You will not receive paper tickets for the event. Your name and your guests' names will be added to our guest list.
Are my purchases tax deductible? When will I get my receipt?
The amount of any contribution that is tax deductible is limited to the excess of any money over the value of goods or services provided. For example, single tickets cost $75 and are valued at $50, so $25 of that purchase is tax deductible. We will mail receipts listing all auction-related purchases after the event.
What is the attire?
Cocktail party, resort casual, business casual, your Sunday best... however you phrase dressing up nice, that's the way to go. If you're looking for fashion inspiration, you can check out photos from last year's auction on our Facebook page.
How does the silent auction work?
This year we're taking the advice of our supporters and going back to old-school pen and paper bid sheets! No more wondering if your smart phone is charged or looking down at your screens all night long!
The silent auction will begin at 5:00 pm, and all bidding will close at 6:30 pm. No bids may be placed after this time. Please write your bids on the bid sheets provided for each item. Bids are binding. Illegal bids will be voided. Please note minimum bids and minimum increments posted on bid sheets.
What is the First Buyer Frenzy?
The first bidder on each auction item will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Visa card! You don't have to do anything except bid. The winner will be announced at the end of the event.
What's the deal with the grab bags?
During the silent auction, we have a table full of mystery gift bags. For $25, guests can take their chances on picking out a bag and getting a prize. Everyone is a winner! Each bag has an item worth at least $25. Some bags have a higher valued item, including one with a $50 Visa gift card. Pick any bag for a surprise!
How does the dessert auction work?
During the silent auction, be sure to view the desserts on display for the dessert auction. When the ballroom opens for dinner, each table will have a dessert auction pledge card. Each guest at the table can enter an individual amount that they are willing to donate toward the dessert auction. The table that collectively pledges the highest will win first choice of dessert, the second highest will have the second choice, and so on. All pledges are binding, and will be added to your purchases for the night of.
What is the drawing prize?
Win a night on the town: drinks for two at BellTree Speakeasy, dinner with wine pairings at Lantern, and a night at The Franklin Hotel. You can purchase drawing tickets at the same link as admission tickets, and tickets will be available at the event during the silent auction. The winner will be announced at the end of the event, but does not need to be present to win. Buy 5, get 1 free! Buy 10, get 4 free!
How does the live auction work?
We will use our traditional method of bid cards and shouting out numbers. So get ready to raise your card for some awesome items! We will be posting some of our incredible live auction items to the website soon for you to preview ahead of time. In the event of a dispute between bidders, the auctioneer shall have discretion to either determine the winning bidder or re-offer the item for bid. If a dispute arises after the sale, the Center’s sales record shall be conclusive. The auctioneer may remove an item from bidding if bids do not reach a price commensurate with the value. Upon the auctioneer’s statement of sale, the winning bidder assumes responsibility for item and full purchase price.
Check out guidelines:
After the program has ended, items will be available for pick up as you exit the ballroom. If you have registered for Express Checkout, you’re good to go! If not, please pay for your items and dessert pledges in the registration room before you leave. Receipts for all auction purchases (including admission tickets and donations) will be mailed to you before the end of the year.
If you have any additonal questions or concerns, or would like to find out how you can help at this year's Auction please contact Development & Communications Director, Gentry Hodnett, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-968-4647.
The Orange County Rape Crisis Center is an independent nonprofit agency serving the Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, and surrounding communities since 1974. We work to stop sexual violence and its impact through support, education, and advocacy.
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