Place your bids: IUPUI United Way Silent Auction and Fall Dessert Showcase coming Oct. 30

Searching for a vacation spot? Need to spice up your decor? How about just something to nibble on before a late-afternoon meeting?

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The United Way Silent Auction and Fall Dessert Showcase will take place 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Campus Center. Photo by Liz Kaye, Indiana University

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Campus Center, the United Way Silent Auction and Fall Dessert Showcase offers the opportunity to give to a great cause while purchasing a great item or sweet treat.

"This fundraiser has been an excellent cap to our annual United Way campaigns, and we encourage faculty, staff and students to stop by to peruse -- and, hopefully, bid," said Lisa Elko, IUPUI's United Way campaign project manager.

Items up for bidding include:

  • A one-week condo rental in Sanibel Island, Florida, donated by IUPUI employee Jeff Dean.
  • A one-week Camp Brosius vacation, courtesy of the School of Health and Human Sciences.
  • Two handmade quilts/wall hangings made by IUPUI employees Jill Lyon and Aline Danielson.
  • A Keurig coffee basket, donated by Printing Partners.
  • An Indiana Pacers/JW Marriott hotel package, donated by Indiana Members Credit Union and JW Marriott.
  • Herron School of Art and Design memorabilia and gallery tour.
  • An indoor smokeless grill, donated by Bailey & Wood Financial Group.

Other items were donated by NIFS, Orr Protection Services, and deans and leadership across campus.

At the Fall Dessert Showcase, you can purchase an item and a bottled water for $5. Items include a flambé doughnut station with an array of toppings and a pretzel bar with various dipping sauces.

Questions can be directed to Lisa Elko at lelko@iupui.edu.