*Coronavirus update: As of Wednesday, March 25th, the VHS is still planning on hosting our annual fundraiser on or around May 16, 2020. However, it is looking likely that the event will be an online auction rather than in-person. Keep an eye on this page for updates on the event.*
The Vanderburgh Humane Society’s 25th annual Going, Going, Gone to the Dogs! Benefit Dinner & Auction will be held Saturday, May 16, 2020! The auction typically nets over $60,000 each year for the VHS, which serves the largest number of animals in the Tri-State each year.
The VHS receives no tax-based funding and therefore must depend on the generosity of the corporate community and the public to continue the much needed services it offers. The auction features a preview cocktail party, dinner, and both silent and live auctions. Higher-valued items, unique items, or packages with high interest will be featured in the live portion of this successful event.
Tickets begin at $90 per plate. A benefactor level is available for $125 which features a listing in the auction catalog distributed to all attendees. Tables of 10 are available for $1,000 (individuals) or $1,250 (businesses.) All attendees receive a plated meal; auction bid number; complimentary wine, beer, and hors d'oeuvres for the first hour; and a fine evening of supporting animals in need in your own community. Reservations must be made in advance no later than Monday, May 11. Seats will not be sold at the door! Tickets will go on sale this month.
Silent & live auction items will be accepted through May 1, 2020! Contact our Special Events Department to donate an item of $25 or more!
Those who have already purchased seats:
Dress: Business casual
Please register and pick up your bid packet upon arriving. This will also have your table assignment. Preview party and silent auctions begin at 5:30 pm, with free beer, wine, & hors d'oeuvres for the first hour. Silent auctions close at 7:15 pm and dinner & live auction begins at 7:30 pm!
You will have the opportunity to buy a half-pot cookie for $30 when you arrive. Winning cookie splits the pot with VHS, $1500 each! Volunteers will also be selling Heads or Tails beads for your chance to win 2 Southwest Airlines tickets during the live auction. Bring some cash!
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