NACADA Annual Conference Silent Auction

4th Annual Silent Auction
NACADA will host the 4th Annual Silent Auctionat theAnnual Conference in Denver, Colorado.  All proceeds from the auction will be used to fund graduate student scholarships for attending NACADA's events.  If you would like to donate an item to this Silent Auction, please complete this form and fax it (785/532-7732) to the NACADA Executive Office bySeptember 17, 2011


  • Donor forms must be completed and faxed to the Executive Office bySeptember 17, 2011. A receipt for your donation will be provided after you have submitted your donation form.
  • Donors are responsible for bringing items to the conference or shipping the items to themselves at the hotel where they are staying for the conference. They should contact that hotel for any specific guidelines the hotel may have regarding shipping.
  • All donations must be delivered to the silent auction area next to the NACADA Exhibit Booth in the Exhibit area.
  • Purchasers are responsible for taking or shipping home any items they win in the bidding process.
  • AVOID glass bottles

Suggested items to donate:

  • consultation services in specific areas of expertise
  • vacation home rentals
  • autographed sports memorabilia
  • gift baskets
  • hand-made items
    • jewelry
    • greeting cards
    • handbags
    • ornaments
    • knitted items
  • institutional paraphernalia
  • items indigenous to a particular state or area
  • gift certificates or card for restaurants
  • any other item that you think would generate bidding interest at the Silent Auction

Silent Auction Schedule:

Sunday, October 2, 2011  
1:00 - 4:30 pm Accepting donations at the Silent Auction, located next to the NACADA Booth
Monday, October 3, 2011  
7:30 am - 3:30 pm Silent Auction open; bidding begins
Tuesday, October 4, 2011  
8:00 am - 3:00 pm Silent Auction open; bidding continues
3:00 PM SHARP All bidding stops - Silent Auction closes!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011  
8:00 - 11:30 am Auction check-out; NACADA will not ship items to winning bidders

Thank you for your support. We hope this will be a great way for people to mingle, bid on some great gifts, and support our graduate students who are pursuing career goals in the field of academic advising.  If you would like to volunteer to assist at the Silent Auction with set-up, security, and check-out while you're at the conference or if you have any questions, contact Michele Holaday at .

Bidding Items

Item #
Item Name Estimated Value
(as suggested by donor)
Min. Bid
Woven in Exile Bishnu Bag
University of Oklahoma Leather Portfolio & Laptop Bag
Leather portfolios and laptop tote bags are always needed and useful.
Keynote Address and/or Workshop - Jennifer Bloom
I would be honored to come to your campus to present a 3.5 hour workshop on the topic of Appreciative Advising. You would only be responsible for my travel expenses.
T-Shirt, coffee mugs, & stuffed horse toy
A coral Texas t-shirt with blue graphic says TEXAS, Disproportionately Awesome. If you are from Texas, have ever lived in Texas, or have ever wanted to live in Texas, you will understand. There are 2 terrific travel mugs, one red and on blue, each with the SMU/Cox logo. They will keep your drinks hot or cold on a long commute. And we are including an adorable stuffed mustang (Peruna-the SMU mascot look-alike) toy. He would look so cute on your desk, or you can take him home to the kids.
Wedding Scrapbook/Album
Wedding scrapbook/album that is ready to add wedding photos and memorabilia. This would make a great gift for that special couple!
Matching Tote Bag & Purse
This matching tote bag and purse set would be perfect for that winter cruise or vacation get away - and could then move you into summer fun! Both bags are made out of placemats - unique gift idea.
Hand-fabricated sterling silver bobcat pendant chain. Approximately 1/2' across, on a 15' sterling silver chain. This item exemplifies the idea that academic advisors possess many talents that help them in their daily efforts to inspire students. Hand-fabricated by Michelle Sotolongo, BFA in Studio Art and Academic Advisor
Children's Books about Michigan
3 children's books about Michigan. The Legend of the Petoskey Stone &The Legend of the Sleeping Bear by Kathy-Jo Wargin; The Legend of Michigan Bear by Trinka Hakes Noble
Color Posters of NACADA Core Values & Concepts of Academic Advising
2 Framed 18'x24' full color posters of NACADA Core Values & Concepts of Academic Advising. Each poster is framed and ready to hang.

Proud to Be a NACADA Member - color poster
One framed 11' x 17' color poster-Proud to Be a NACADA Member. Framed and ready to hang.

New Advisor Gift Bag
Gift bag for new advisors - the perfect gift for anyone new to the field!
Faculty Advisor Package
Faculty advising is integral to many colleges and universities and providing high quality professional development is often a challenge. This donation, Faculty Advisor Package, may be utilized in a variety of ways on your campus. The package includes a CD recording of a very successful NACADA webinar, The Role of Faculty Advising in Student Success, both Volumes I and II of the NACADA Scenes for Learning and Reflection DVDs, and copies of four popular pocket guides.

Hand-Made Greeting Cards
One dozen hand-made greeting cards on colored card stock. Each card is unique and features a rubber stamp image combined with two concelled stamps on the front. Dimensions are approx. 3x5 inches. Blank inside; just enough space inside for a short note in honor of an occasion or accomplishment or to share thoughts & wishes. Each card accompanied by a white envelope. Celebrate hand-written notes, an addressed envelope, and U.S. mail!

New England Turkey Hat
If you are or know a bird lover, hunter or hat collector this New England Turkey hat is for you. This prize possession is made from genuine Maine turkey feathers that glisten in the sunlight and would make anyone proud to own.
NHL Winnipeg Jets Hockey clothing & Manitoba Memorabilia
Just hot off the press...the *NEW* NHL franchise clothing with the Winnipeg Jets new logo and some other surprised from MANITOBA.
Keynote Address and/or Workshop - Kathy Stockwell
I will provide a one-day consultation or presentation, plus a preparation day. My areas of expertise include two-year college issues, faculty advising, advising as teaching, advisor training and development, peer advising, and best practices, tips and tools for advisors.
CIEE Conference 2012 Registration
Join CIEE and colleagues from around the globe at the 2012 CIEE Annual Conference in Shanghai, China, November 14-17, 2012. In addition to theme-based workshops and sessions, the 2012 conference will also incorporate sessions addressing challenges and opportunities specific to education abroad in Asia. In addition to the conference registration certificate our basket will include CIEE gear and treats form our home in Portland, Maine.
Texas Margarita Gift Basket
Texas shaped gift basket with margarita mix, margarita salt, bottle opener, koozi and various other items.
Beautiful handmade necklace and earrings
Two Boxes of Artisan-Quality Chocolates
The Academic Advising Center at The University of Iowa is donating two 9-piece collections of artisan-quality chocolates made near Iowa City, IA. These premium chocolates are both beautiful and delicious. Take a box home to your office or family (no one has to know about the second box). 

MIT Insignia Collection
MIT Seal bronze paper weight (made by a student)
MIT aluminum water bottle
Six Orientation 2011 t-shirts (three lavender, three powder blue), various sizes

22 & 23
Original Hand-Painted Note Cards (2 sets of 4 each)
Each note card contains an original small (3x2) oil painting that fits into a sleeve that can be framed or given in an accompanying envelope. Each is very colorful with boats at dock in one set and the view of a stream with trees in the other.
24 & 25
Casper College's Tate Geology Museum Tyrannosaurus Rex 'Skull & Bones' T-Shirts
Based on Lee Rex, one of only about 50 T. rex found. It may be the best one ever found in Wyoming. Some of Lee Rex' bones are currently being cleaned in the Tate's Prep Lab.(burnt orange; 2 shirts 1 L 1XL)
Restaurant Gift Card
A gift card to a national chain restaurant.
Saint Joseph's College of Maine Memorabilia
A medium high quality hooded sweatshirt ready for fall and winter season months or all year. A baseball cap for your leisure enjoyment
Decorated Hat - Light Khaki
Hand decorated ladies hat. Brown cap with lots of pink and printed materials and sparkles. Perfect for fall football games.
Decorated Hat - Brown
Hand decorated ladies hat. Brown cap with green and printed materials and sparkles. Perfect for fall football games.
Baby Quilt
Handmade baby girl quilt. Approximate size 40x40
One NACADA Webcast Registration
The winning bidder will receive one free registration for a NACADA webcast of their choice.
One Registration to the 2012 NACADA Administrators' Institute
The winning bidder will receive one member registration to the NACADA Administrators' Institute, February 9-11, 2012 in San Diego, CA
One Registration to the 2012 NACADA Assessment Institute
The winning bidder will receive one member registration to the NACADA Assessment Institute, February 15-17, 2012 in San Diego, CA
One Registration to the 2012 NACADA Student Persistence and Retention Seminar
The winning bidder will receive one member registration to the NACADA Persistence Seminar: Advising as Teaching and Learning, February 13-14, 2012 in San Diego, CA
One Registration to a 2012 NACADA Summer Institute of your choice
The winning bidder will receive one member registration to one of the NACADA Summer Institutes. June 24 - June 29 in Austin, TX OR July 29 - August 3 in Louisville, KY.
One Registration to a 2012 NACADA Annual Conference
The winning bidder will receive one member registration to the 2012 NACADA Annual Conference in Nashville, TN October 4-7, 2012.
University of Leeds Address Book & Pen
Address book with University of Leeds logo & pen
University of Leeds Teddy Bear
Small teddy bear wearing a sweater with the University of Leeds crest.
University of Leeds Shoulder Bag
A shoulder bag with the University of Leeds crest printed.
University of Leeds Hoodie
A University of Leeds hooded sweatshirt, size Large
Hand-painted Ceramic Plate
Square, dessert-size hand-painted ceramic plate. Tree with curly branches.
Hand-painted Ceramic Plate
Round, hand-painted dinner plate. The design is a multi-color tree.
Hand-painted Ceramic Plate
Round, hand-painted dinner plate. Designed with elaborate tree with sun, moon, and stars in the branches
Hand-painted Ceramic Plate
Square, dessert-size hand painted ceramic plate. Designed with a tree with many branches, art-deco style.
Hand-Knitted Scarf
Hand-knitted, multi-colored, bright Noro Silk Garden yarn scarf with vintage and modern buttons.
Keynote Address and/or Workshop - Charlie Nutt
Charlie Nutt, NACADA Executive Director, is well known for his campus presentations, workshops, and evaluations both nationally and internationally. This donation is one day of consulting on your campus! Campus will be asked to cover travel expenses estimated to be $500-$750.
Keynote Address and/or Workshop - Jayne Drake
Jayne Drake has had the pleasure of traveling across the United States and around the world to provide keynote addresses and to serve as a workshop facilitator on issues related to academic advising. Included among the topics are Advising as Teaching, Faculty Advising, Recognition and Reward Programs, and retention and student success. She is currently President of NACADA and a well-seasoned administrator and faculty member at Temple University in Philadelphia. Campus will be asked to cover travel expenses estimated to be $500-$750.
Sports Memorabilia Basket
Donated by the ELP members. Various sports memorabilia items.
Brown Leather Portfolio
Brown Leather Portfolio embossed with NAAHP, Inc.
Brown Leather Portfolio
Brown Leather Portfolio embossed with NAAHP, Inc.
Virtual Program or Training to an Advising Unit or Group of Advisors via Skype or Adobe Connect
1 hour of Skype (or Adobe Connect) programming or training to an advising unit or group of advisors. Possible topics could be: Advisor Training & Development, Implementing Technology in Advising, Advsing Administration, Sustainability in Advising, Working with LGBTQA Students, or another topic of interest

Donation includes prep time, consultation with office contact person prior to training/program, follow-up to program, and appropriate contacts to ensure event success.

**All winning bid payments are due at the close of the auction.**