Thanks for another great hybrid year!

Thank YOU for helping the Auction set another record in 2022, ending the 46th Annual Auction on Saturday, August 6th at a total of $975,000! That breaks the previous year’s record of $827,000. Praise God! The 47th Annual Benefit Auction (and the third hybrid year) is set for the first week of August, concluding with the In-Person Auction Day on Saturday, August 5th, 2023.

Online Silent Auction

For those who prefer, or who cannot make it on Saturday, you can participate online. You can participate online even if you plan to come in person and will be able to pick up any items you’ve won on Saturday. Otherwise, we’ll arrange a drop-off or delivery the two weeks following the In-Person Auction. Also, there will be exclusive items you won’t be able to find at the In-Person Auction.

In-Person Auction

For those who are able, join us for a live, in-person event. Not only will you be able to connect with other supporters of Gateway Woods, purchase a pork chop sandwich, or sip a lemon shakeup, but there will be exclusive items you won’t be able to find on the Online Silent Auction.

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Thank you for your prayers and support of the ministry of Gateway Woods through the Auction.

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Tent Sponsors

  • Family Ford of Bluffton Logo
  • Gutwein Agency, Inc. Logo
  • Kaehr Excavating Logo
  • Klopfenstein Repair Logo
  • Meyer Building Logo
  • National Oil & Gas Logo
  • Weigand Construction Logo
  • Mr. Planners Logo
  • Jim's Auto Care Logo
  • Honegger, Ringger & Co Logo
  • Built Right Co. Logo
  • A-1 Mark's Appliance Inc. Logo

Gateway Woods Benefit Auction

Auction Committee

Cyndee Fiechter

Cyndee Fiechter

Auction Chairman

Jeremy Reinhard

Jeremy Reinhard

Auction Coordinator

Kristi Reinhard

Kristi Reinhard

Auction Coordinator

Dustin Hodel

Dustin Hodel

GWFS Auction Board Member

Joe Beer

Joe Beer

On-Site & Facility Coordinator

Heather Beer

Heather Beer

Business Coordinator

Joanne Gerber

Joanne Gerber

Item Coordinator

Chad Kaeb

Chad Kaeb

Development Director

Quinn Steffen

Quinn Steffen

Development Coordinator

Nichole Suvar

Nichole Suvar

Assistant Item Coordinator

Janice Anliker

Janice Anliker

Volunteer Coordinator

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Testimonials

I remember that a lady bid almost $1,000 on a lemon shakeup. That's crazy! People don't just do that sort of thing, but it's awesome to see that people want to give that way to Gateway.

Taylor (Former Resident)

The Lord blessed once again, and supplied an Auction Day record bounty of $827,000. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Ed (Executive Director)

It always blesses me to see the variety of items donated, the generosity of donors, and the joy with which the volunteers from all over serve. The auction would not be what it is without so many being willing to contribute. It amazes me every year!

Heather (Former Assistant Item Coordinator)

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Common Questions

Please contact your local church representative or fill out the form above.

If you would like your item promoted in our Summer Gatepost, please give us the details by the second week of June. Otherwise the items need to be given to your local Gateway Representative by July 15.

No. We only take new items. We have found that over the years used and antique items just won't sell as well as a new item.

If you are 21 or older (or younger and accompanied by an adult), and come on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, ask around to see who is the volunteer coordinator, and that person will find you a job. If it is Thursday or Friday when you come out, ask for Joe Beer. There are always jobs that need to be filled in the days leading up to the auction.

Contact your local representative. There are usually several trailers going to various areas.

Yes, this is a family event and there are things for kids from jump houses to rides to a teen auction.

The Online Silent Auction ends Friday night. While we would love to get your items in your hands that night, we have to make sure everything is accounted for prior to distributing to the winning bidders. We have items available for pickup on Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. next to the Clerking Station in the White Tent. If you are not available to pick up on Saturday, we will be shipping or delivering items within 2 weeks after the Auction.

Yes. The goal of the Teen Auction is for teenagers from ages 13-19 to bring their own money, and under the guidance of auctioneer Clark Stoller, learn how to bid in a real auction. It takes place at noon in the Green Tent.

No. The Online Silent Auction will be taking the place of the in-person silent auction.

No. But the Teen Auction is still happening in the Green Tent at Noon.

YES! Please do! However, because we are using different software for the Online Silent Auction and in-person Auctions, you will still need to register to get a bidder number when you show up on campus on Auction Day.

While things can change from year to year, for the most part we always have breakfast sandwiches, pork chop sandwiches, sloppy joes, potato curls, lemon shake-ups, smoothies, coffee, pizza, popcorn, candy, and the like. This year, we’ll also have Gateway Farms serving BLT sandwiches, and Faire Coffee serving barista-crafted coffee beverages.