About the Auction
- Auction Overview
- Types of Donations
- Promote Your Business
- Donate to the Auction
- Photos of the Auction
Each year, our auctions contribute approximately 1/3 of the overall money raised to support the wonderful HRC cause. Without the regular support and donations from so many Atlanta-based companies and organizations, our continued success in the Annual Auction would not be as high as it is now.
We have two auctions at each annual Gala. A Live Auction with our most valuable and highly sought after donations will occur during the dinner, and a Silent Auction occurs approximately two hours before seating begins at the host location.
This year, we are excited to announce the new BidPal technology for the Gala. Attendees will be able to peruse the full ballroom of over 350+ high-quality travel, leisure, on-the-town, home goods, and services, or alternatively dinner guests can peruse photographs and bid directly from the hand-held ipod that they will be issued at check-in. This revolutionizes how you can bid on the items you are most interested in. No longer do you have to go back to the auction room over and over to see if you've been out bid. Simply monitor bids on your favorite items from the comfort of your dinner table while enjoying the fantastic show!
The Auction is an exciting opportunity for Gala guests to purchase high-quality merchandise and services from a variety of businesses and organizations that are supportive of equality. Generous HRC partners from here in Atlanta all the way to Dubai donated over $250,000 in fantastic values! Our offerings include original artwork, home furnishings, professional services, dining and entertainment, retail merchandise and high-quality travel packages. All told, expect to have the opportunity to bid on nearly 300 different items. At the Atlanta HRC Silent Auction, there truly is something for everyone!
The Live Auction is one of the most vibrant components of the HRC Gala Dinner. The dinner program comes to a pause as bidders compete for luxurious home furnishing packages and amazing vacation getaways! Past Live Auction packages have included an amazing trip to China from Delta Air Lines and InterContinental Hotels, week-long Mayan Riviera vacation through Luxe Gay Travel, luxury getaways to Rio de Janiero and Shanghai, a Harrah's VIP weekend in Vegas, a stunning bedroom remodel from Pineapple House Interior Design, a “Body by Blue” makeover from Blue MedSpa and a $10,000 Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams shopping spree.
The Atlanta HRC Silent Auction is widely regarded as one of the best in the nation. It's not just an auction - it's a party! We strive to provide our donors with exceptional value for their consideration. You can be sure that we will showcase your donation in the best possible fashion. For high-value donations, we can make special arrangements to shine an even brighter spotlight on your business.
If you are interested in donating merchandise or services, please let us know by completing the information here! You or your company will receive listings on the atlantahrcdinner.org Web site, in the Atlanta Gala program book, and in the Silent Auction program book. All guests receive a copy of both books, and many save the Silent Auction program book to work with merchants who have supported our cause.
Silent Auction: The Silent Auction is selective in the products we display, and only offer 350 items in the auction each year. Because of the sheer size and scope of our auction, we kindly request that each donation have a minimum retail value of $100; however, we will accept all donations and group items together in order to create wonderful packages.
Live Auction: The Live Auction is the highest profile exposure your business can have at the HRC Gala Dinner. Items donated with a market value of greater than $10,000 will be guaranteed a spot in the Live Auction. The 1,000+ attendees will be focused on your donation as it is auctioned live on stage. If you've got a donation that you think can command excitement and you want your business to have unparalleled exposure at the Gala, please let us know!
News & Updates
Announcing the Ally for Equality Award Winner: Matthew Morrison!
4-15-13 | This year HRC will honor Matthew Morrison with its Ally for Equality Award for his outspoken support of equality for the LGBT community.
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