Our Valentine’s Day 2019 luncheon is around the corner, and it wouldn’t be a gala event without the Fundraising Auction! The Auction is the primary source of funding for the PR Round Table’s signature public service, the Philip N. McCombs Scholarship Program, which gives out $10,000 or more each year to Bay Area college students majoring in public relations, communications, marketing, media studies, journalism and the like. The Auction is a great way for businesses to promote their services and build word-of-mouth discussions among the Bay Area communications leaders who attend the annual holiday event.
Got something to donate? Fill out the Auction Donation Form and send it in with your item by February 1, 2019.
Donors will be recognized in the Valentine’s Lunch program, in the Auction display and on the PR Round Table’s website.
We’re seeking donations in a range of values, including items as simple as movie tickets or and as grand as a weekend getaway. Examples of auction items include:
- Restaurant or retail gift certificates
- Museum passes
- Spa, massage or salon packages
- Sports club memberships
- Hotel stays, vacation packages
- Gift baskets of wine or non-perishable food
- Winery tours and tastings
- Tickets to performances, experiences, sporting events, etc.
- Rounds of golf
- Classes and services, such as photography services or a cooking class
- Unique items produced by your clients or your company
- Art objects
- Cash donations that we’ll turn into an enticing prize
Use your imagination and connections! Reach out to a favorite restaurant or venue, and ask for a gift certificate. A five-minute call on your part could generate hundreds of dollars for the Scholarship Program, and help our profession stay professional by supporting the communicators of tomorrow. Fill out the donation form and send or deliver your item along with the form by February 1, 2019, to: Alice Warren, D&A Communications, Inc., 1388 Sutter St., Ste. 1200, San Francisco, CA 94109. If the item is virtual, you can email the form and the item to Alice@davis-pr.com. Alice’s phone number is 415-792-6055, in case you need to arrange a delivery. We thank PRRT Board Member Darolyn Davis for accepting donations on behalf of the organization.