Silent Auction Directions

 

How to Bid & Win

Our new online auction system provides an easy way to browse, bid and track our entire selection of gift certificates, tickets, and experiences. To begin bidding, simply sign up using the button below. Once registered, bidders will be able to interact with the auction at anytime, anywhere, through any mobile device, tablet, or laptop.

At the close of Silent Auction, the highest bidder becomes the purchaser of that item. Top bids will be determined at 5:00p.m., Monday, May 29, 2017. Winning bidders will be notified by email and prompted to check-out and complete their purchase. We reserve the right to contact the next highest bidder for certificates not paid for within 24 hours of notification.

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What’s Changed & Why

After the 2016 Showcase, we evaluated the volunteer and staff time, energy, and stress invested in producing our usual Silent Auction and compared it the funds raised for the UHS financial aid program. As a result of this analysis, we reorganized the auction to better balance these factors. We have streamlined the auction to a small offering of higher-end experiences available only online. We know this decision has had an impact on the many supporters who have donated items over the course of the last 40 years, and we’d like to take this opportunity to share our deep appreciation for their generosity.

 

Conditions of Sale

 
  • All the auction items are sold “as is” and are subject to the restrictions listed in the item description. To constitute a valid bid, the initial bid on the item must meet or exceed the stated minimum bid. All further bids must exceed the previous bid by an amount equal to or greater than the stated minimum bid increment. Please note that all bids require you to first sign-up online.
  • The declared values listed represent the donor’s good faith estimate of the item’s fair market value. Any questions regarding the tax deductibility of your purchase should be referred to your personal tax accountant or lawyer. The Decorator Showcase reserves the right to add or remove items from the Silent Auction at any time.
  • Gift certificates generally do not include tax or gratuity. All gift certificates are non-refundable and have no redeemable cash value. Gift certificates will be distributed or mailed via certified mail to the winning bidder after the close of the auction. Please check your gift certificate carefully. Lost gift certificates are not replaceable.
 

Auction Donors

Listed Alphabetically

Advanced Wellness
Raj Atluru and Melissa Buckley
Cornerstone Properties
Fort Point Beer Company
Gardenia's Restaurant
Kelly Gorman and Steven Carnevale
Kelly and Mike Halper
Hastings Island Hunting Preserve
Wendy Holcombe and Carl Kawaja
Kristen and Mike House
Peter Hui and Joan Chen
Vladimir Jacimovic and Elisabetta Ghisini
The Larson Family
Lavash Restaurant
Magic Flute Ristorante