Silent Auction

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WLAFLogo-2The Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Silent Auction is back! The Silent Auction is a fun and social way to support Wisconsin libraries: all proceeds benefit the WLA Foundation!

How to donate: Complete the brief online submission form

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Do you have something someone would love to bid on. Consider donating your carefully crafted item(s) to the WLA Foundation Silent Auction being held in LaCrosse next week. We'll be proud to offer the item for auction.

Looking forward to seeing you in LaCrosse.

Bernie and Jennifer
WLAF Silent Auction Co-Chairs


Shop the Silent Auction in the Exhibit Hall at the La Crosse Center South Hall during the 2018 WLA Conference:
Wednesday, October 24: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 25: 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

The auction closes Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
Pick up and pay from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Payment options include cash, check or credit card.
The popular Buy It Now option will be available!

Please consider donating an item to the auction (The silent auction relies on donations from WLA Members and friends!).

What should I donate?

  • Themed baskets
  • Fine arts, including jewelry, yarn & fabric creations, paintings, pottery
  • Products or services
  • Entertainment, restaurant or hotel packages
  • Collectibles, antiques and memorabilia
  • Gourmet treats, like beer and chocolate
  • Items valued at $50 or higher in value are encouraged

FAQ:  Will my donation be tax-deductible?

  • Yes, donated items are tax-deductible as charitable contributions at their actual value:
    • WLA will mail receipts to all contributors after completion of the auction
    • WLA Foundation owns the items once contributed

FAQ:  How will donors be acknowledged?

  • On the item’s bid sheet and on the receipt provided to the winning bidder
  • On the WLA Website
  • On WLA and WLA Conference social media
  • On the Poster at the Silent Auction
  • (Or you can choose to remain anonymous if you prefer)

Please let us know if you have further questions about donating to / shopping at the Silent Auction. Thank you so much for supporting the WLA Foundation & Wisconsin libraries!

Bernie Bellin and Jennifer Williams
2018 WLA Foundation Silent Auction Co-Chairs