Jon Bethard at the live auction. Photo credit: Rachel Kalisher

Call for 2022 Auction Donations

Dear AABA member/supporter,

As co-Chairs of the AABA Auction committee we are reaching out to ask for donations for our annual auction to be held at the 91st Annual Meeting of the AABAs, Denver, Colorado. This year, as in the past, we will have both silent and live auctions. Both auctions will take place on the Thursday March 24th. The Silent Auction goes from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and the live auction will follow.

The auction proceeds provide funding for undergraduate and graduate student travel awards. Meeting attendance provides students with opportunities, not only to present their research, but also to meet other students, to meet leaders in their fields and to gain important career information and scientific inspiration. Our pre-meeting workshops also provide opportunities for students to obtain mentorship and to learn new skills.

The last auction in 2019 raised $9,500 and all these funds were used to support student awards. With the return of the auction this year, we hope to reach a goal of $10,000!

To that end, can you help us with a donation of a product or service? We are looking for both small and “big ticket” items, but all donations are greatly appreciated (and are tax deductible). Your donation can be something as simple as books, posters, artwork, jewelry, or any primate/field-related items.**

We need you to fill out a form for all donations. Please use this link to our online form:

https://forms.gle/FcVk2k45rdZV38fJ8

Or if you prefer, you may use the attached form and submit it via email. To coordinate a donation for the silent auction (small ticket items), please contact Madelynne Dudas ([email protected]). To coordinate a donation for the live auction (large ticket items), please contact Shara Bailey ([email protected]). We will take it from there!

Thank you for considering our request to help out aspiring undergraduate and graduate students in biological anthropology!

Sincerely,

Madelynne Dudas and Shara Bailey

Auction Committee Co-Chairpersons

** If you would like to make a donation but do not have anything you feel like you can part with, one of us use would be happy to purchase something (e.g., a local brew basket, books, casts, etc.) to auction off on your behalf. Please email Shara directly to arrange.


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