More than just a fun fundraiser, it’s our opportunity to be awesome–together.

We are excited to announce the 2014 Annual Silent Auction! Capella’s Silent Auction is the highest grossing event in our annual TOGETHER FOR GOOD employee giving campaign. The Silent Auction features a wide variety of amazing items and services donated by employees and local and national businesses.

Last year we raised $13,994. With your help, we can exceed our goal of $13,000 again this year! All proceeds will go to the Greater Twin Cities United Way, Community Health Charities, and the American Heart Association.

The Silent Auction will run November 3-7, 2014.

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 2014 Annual Silent Auction. To show our appreciation, you will receive 2 Capella Casual Day stickers for each donation!

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, Donate your PTO

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 deductable.

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 deductable.

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 FOR GOOD charities: The United Way, Community Health Charities, or The American Heart Association.
  • Payment by payroll deduction is not available.

Additional Questions?

Email TFGSilentAuction@capella.edu

Silent Auction Pick-up Instructions:

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

  • 11/11, Tuesday, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
  • 11/12, Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
  • 11/13, Thursday, 11:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m.
  • 11/14, Friday, 12:00 – 1:00 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 For Good Campaign!