Wednesday, March 4, 2009

SiLent Charity Auction at Meet the Firms

This semester, I am the Fundraising Director of Beta Alpha Psi, a national honorary accounting society, and one of my responsibilities is to organize a silent auction at an event called Meet the Firms. Well we just had it last friday on February 27, 2009 and it was a great success. We were able to raise $1,124 for the Birthday Wishes Program of the Volunteer Center of Sacramento. They are such a great charity and provide personalized birthday parties for children living in local homeless shelters. They use the money to buy birthday presents for the children based on things they want and need, and party supplies so that they can invite the rest of the children for a big celebration. Organizing the auction was a tough task, but I had a group of excellent volunteers to help me get through it. I am very proud of myself and how everything turned out!