It’s that time of year again – Silent Auction Season! The Silent Auction at the Holiday Party benefits the Philip N. McCombs Scholarship Fund. Details on the Scholarship Program are below. We hope you will consider sending a gift certificate or item for this worthwhile cause (see the list of suggestions below). The deadline for donations is Wednesday, November 22, 2017.
Please click here for the 2017 Holiday Party Silent Auction donation form, and send along with your donation to:
Brianne Miller • Landis Communications, Inc. • 1388 Sutter St. #901 • San Francisco, CA 94109
firstname.lastname@example.org • 415-359-2303
Background for the 2017 Silent Auction to Benefit the Philip N. McCombs Scholarship Fund
Founded in 1939, the San Francisco Public Relations Round Table is believed to be the oldest public relations industry group west of the Mississippi. The organization comprises senior members of PR firms and senior-level PR managers in business, professional, trade, non-profit, and government organizations who want to keep in touch with other colleagues in communications.
The San Francisco Public Relations Round Table has administered the Philip N. McCombs Scholarship Fund for more than 20 years. Named in memory of one of the Round Table’s founders, Philip N. McCombs scholarships are awarded to deserving Bay Area university students studying public relations in accredited programs. During the past few years, the fund has awarded $3,000 scholarships annually to four or five exceptional students. See recent winners HERE.
The bulk of financial support for the Scholarship Fund comes from a silent auction held during the Round Table’s annual holiday party, which will be held December 5, 2017, at the Westin St. Francis. The auction is a great way for businesses to promote their services and build word-of-mouth discussion among the Bay Area communications leaders who attend our annual holiday event. Donors will be recognized in the Holiday Party Program, in the Silent Auction display, and in the monthly Round Table newsletter. The deadline for donations for the 2017 auction is Wednesday, November 22, 2017.
We seek donations in a range of values, including items as simple as movie tickets or “quality” branded merchandise. Other examples of auction items include:
• Restaurant, retail or florist gift certificates
• Spa, massage or salon packages
• Hotel stays, vacation packages
• Gift baskets of wine or non-perishable food
• Tickets to a sports event, concert, etc.
• Golf or tennis at a country club
• Magazine subscriptions or books
• Items produced by your company
• Cash donation that we’ll turn into an enticing prize!
Thank you for your consideration. We hope you’ll join us at the luncheon — yet another way to support this worthy program.