More than just a fun fundraiser, it’s our opportunity to make an impact–together.

The Silent Auction event begins November 14 at 9 a.m. CST and ends November 18 at noon CST

We are excited to announce the 2016 Annual Silent Auction! Capella’s Silent Auction is the highest-grossing event in our annual Together 4 Good employee giving campaign. The Silent Auction features a wide variety of amazing items and services donated by employees, as well as local and national businesses.

Last year we raised more than $16,000. With your help, we can exceed our goal of $16,000 this year! All proceeds will go to the Greater Twin Cities United Way, Community Health Charities, and

You can help us meet our goal! Donate now!

Donations are key to the success of our campaign! Starting today, please consider donating your time, talent, or new unused items to the 2016 Annual Silent Auction. To show our appreciation, you will receive a fabulous certificate to show off to your friends and colleagues!

How do I donate?

What should I donate?

  • Time, talent and tangibles: PTO, experiences, scholars, experts, musicians.
  • Make, bake, cook, create: artisans, crafters, bakers, chefs
  • Home and garden: housewares, services, tips.
  • Good times and team finds: sporting and event tickets, team experiences
  • Ask who you know: Do you have a friend or family member who has an amazing talent or enviable item they can donate? Reach out and utilize your network!

How and why should I donate PTO?

  • Employees can donate their additional PTO in 8-hour increments (maximum of 40 hours).
  • A static value is applied to all donated PTO.
  • If you’re not going to use it, rather than lose it, Silent Auction Donation Form

Do I need to upload a photo?

  • Photos are suggested if the picture will help sell the item.
  • Take a photo and upload using the online form.

How do I donate a time or talent?

  • Place an estimated value on the time or talent, including material costs, if any.
  • If the service is in the winner’s home, include the distance you’re willing to travel.
  • Include parameters (dates or times) to help define when the service can be redeemed.
  • If you want to create your own gift certificate, please provide this to the Silent Auction Committee. Gift certificates can also be created if you do not want to create your own.
  • A receipt will be provided to you for the value of your item, as it may be tax deductible.

How does our team donate an experience?

  • Select an amount of money your team wants to spend and include the value of the experience in your submission.
  • Include the distance willing to travel.
  • Include parameters (dates or times) to help define when the experience can be redeemed.
  • Identify the number of people who can attend.
  • A receipt will be provided to you for the value of your item, as it may be tax deductible.

Where, when and how do I drop off my donation?

What payments are acceptable?

  • Cash or check. Please make checks payable to one of the Together 4 Good charities.
  • Payment by payroll deduction is not available.



Silent Auction Dates and Times

Silent Auction opens

  • Monday, November 14 at 9 a.m. CST

Silent Auction closes

  • Friday, November 18 at 12 p.m. CST

Winners will be notified via email by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 18 and a list of winners will be posted on the Silent Auction blog by Friday, November 25.

Silent Auction pick-up instructions

All items are available for pick-up on the 10th floor Refreshment Center during the following times:

  • Monday, November 21 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 22 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 23 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

A special thank you to everyone who donated! Your PTO, time, talents, tangibles, and expertise donated to the Silent Auction will go a long way to helping us meet our goal for the Together 4 Good campaign!

Silent Auction Co-Chairs

Taryn Ellis
Matt Gozel
Lindsay Travis