Results of the Spaf’s Bow Tie Auction for Charity/Non-profits

The auction closed yesterday.  My sincere thanks to everyone who participated.  I was unsure how much interest it would generate, and somewhat concerned about whether it would generate anything significant for the organizations.  Pleasantly, a number of people responded with generous pledges.

Here are the winning bidders, bids, and destinations for each tie:

  1. Jon Loeliger, $175, the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Austin, TX
  2. Bryn Dole, $150, Purdue University/CERIAS
  3. David Elliott Bell, $300,  Purdue University/CERIAS
  4. David W. Baker, $350,  Purdue University/CERIAS
  5. Henrik Kramsh√łj, $150,¬†UNICEF
  6. Karen Lopez, $501, Purdue University/CERIAS
  7. Bryn Dole, $150, Purdue University/CERIAS
  8. Aaron Lepold, $150, American Cancer Society
  9. Linda McGlasson, $125, Purdue University/CERIAS
  10. Lynn Terwoerds, $150, UNICEF

Additionally, Paul Rosenzweig pledged $100 to Purdue University/CERIAS.  If that bid had won a tie, he was going to donate it to a worthy grad student.  (Paul is a regular bow tie wearer, too.)

As per the “goodies” offer in the original post, Bryn, David. David, Karen, Linda and Paul will each¬†get a CERIAS challenge coin. ¬† Bryn, David, David and Karen will also receive a¬†CERIAS-logo item. ¬†And Karen will get treated to dinner and a bow tie-tying lesson from me if we manage to determine a shared location sometime before too long. ¬†No one made a $1000+ pledge, so I don’t need to reveal what I had in mind for that. ūüôā

Additionally, although I didn’t disclose this in the original post, I made a personal commitment to ensure that all the charities I listed get something out of this. ¬† Therefore, in addition to whatever I may donate at year’s end, I donated (from personal funds) $150 to each of:

Thus, the total amount raised for these organizations from this mini-event comes out to $3051 ‚ÄĒ and no one was required to dump anything on their heads!

If you would like to toss in a donation as part of this overall effort, please do so! ¬†These are all great groups and worthy of support. ¬†I will honor my “goodies” offers for any donations made through the end of August! ¬†Contact me for details.

 

Charity Auction — Some of Spaf’s Bow Ties!

Total bids + 6 pledges (no tie): ¬†$3051 — Auction closed!

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