First Ever Hybrid Auction

Chad Kaeb Profile
Article by Chad Kaeb
Development Director

Going 100% virtual last year allowed people from greater distances to participate, which proved that we must keep an online component going forward. We also know that so many of you missed being on campus and we missed having you here! Therefore, the 2021 Auction will be our first ever hybrid Auction!

Online Silent Auction

For those who prefer (whatever the reason), you can participate online August 4th - August 6th. There will be exclusive items you won’t be able to find at the in-person Auction. You can join us online even if you plan to come in-person and will be able to pick up your items on Saturday, August 7th. Otherwise, we’ll make drop-off or delivery arrangements the week following the in-person Auction.

You will be able to register to bid and preview online items starting Monday, August 2nd. Bidding will be opened Wednesday, August 4th and the first lot of items will close starting at 8:00 PM Eastern on Friday, August 6th.

In-Person Auction

For those who are able, join us for a live, in-person event on Saturday, August 7th like usual (with a few extra precautions, of course, based on local guidelines). Not only will you be able to connect with brothers and sisters, purchase a pork chop sandwich, or sip a lemon shakeup, there will be exclusive items you won’t be able to find on the online silent auction.

We will start the day with breakfast and bidder registration beginning at 7:30 AM and have an opening program at 8:00. All three tents will begin auctioneering at 9:00 and will run until all items are Auctioned off. If your teen wants to learn how to bid, be in the Green Tent at noon. Come for an hour or stay all day. We can’t wait to see you!

Chad is currently the Development Director at Gateway Woods. He has also worked as a Houseparent.