Summer Online Auction
– – Bidding is Now Open! bit.ly/perlmanauction —
Hello Perlman Camp! It’s Marc Altman, Director of Sustainability and Engagement.
Every year on Visiting Weekend, parents participate in both a silent and live auction. Last summer’s auction raised an incredible $28,000, and all proceeds support the Scholarship Fund, which ensures no camper is turned away from a magical summer at Perlman due to financial need.
Exciting New Format
This summer, for the first time ever, we will be changing the format of the auction. Instead of the live auction, we will be hosting an online auction. The silent auction will remain the same, taking place throughout Visiting Day at camp.
The online auction is really exciting because it will allow families from both sessions to participate through an extended bidding phase, even if folks cannot attend Visiting Day. Also, by removing the live auction from Visiting Day, there will be more valuable time at the end of the day for families to enjoy camp together!
With this new change, you might have a few questions about the auction, such as:
How can I participate in the auction?
The online auction will be hosted on BiddingforGood, an online auction platform that helps nonprofits create online fundraising events. Through BiddingforGood, parents will be able to create a login, preview items included in the online auction, and bid on items from any internet-connected device.
When will the auction take place?
- Monday, June 27 at 9pm ET – First Session In-Camp Experiences and all Out-of-Camp Items Open
- Thursday, June 30 at 9pm ET – First Session In-Camp Experiences Close
- Monday, July 25 at 9am ET – Second Session In-Camp Experiences Open
- Thursday, July 28 at 9pm ET – Second Session In-Camp Experiences and all Out-of-Camp Items Close
What types of items can I bid on in the online auction?
In-Camp Experiences are items for our campers. They included special cabin activities such as a late night adventure with Jake and Louis, a special campfire and s’mores, and a trip to Alyce’s (a beloved ice cream stand down the street from camp).
Out-of-Camp Items are any donated items we are auctioning off on the auction. This includes sports tickets, travel experiences, and other high-end items.
Can I bid with other families in my camper’s bunk?
Yes! If you would like to contact the other families in your camper’s bunk, please email Elli, and she will provide the information you need once camp has begun.
Still have questions about the online auction? We’d love to hear from you! You can email me or Elli with any questions, big or small.