Jon Bethard at the live auction. Photo credit: Rachel Kalisher

As you begin planning for the meetings, please keep in mind items you might donate for the auction. Remember that the auction is not just an enjoyable social event—each year proceeds from the auction provide funding for additional undergraduate and graduate student travel awards. Last year, the auction made $7,500 and these funds will be used in their entirety to support student travel awards to the 2019 AAPA meetings!  Dontations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE.


Call for 2019 Auction Donations

As co-Chairs of the AAPA Auction committee we are reaching out to ask for donations for our annual auction to be held at the 88th Annual Meeting of the AAPAs, Cleveland Ohio. This year, as in the past, we will have both silent and live auctions. Both auctions will take place on the Thursday March 28th. The Silent Auction goes from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and the live auction will follow.

The auction proceeds provide funding for undergraduate and graduate student travel awards. Meeting attendance provides students with opportunities, not only to present their research, but also to meet other students, to meet leaders in their fields and to gain important career information and scientific inspiration.  Our pre-meeting workshops also provide opportunities for students to obtain mentorship and to learn new skills.

Last year the auction raised $7,500 and all these funds will be used to support student travel awards to the 2019 AAPA meeting. This year we hope to reach a goal of $10,000!

To that end, can you help us with a donation of a product or service? We are looking for both small and “big ticket” items, but all donations are greatly appreciated (and are tax deductible). Your donation can be something as simple as books, posters, artwork, jewelry, or any primate/field-related items.

To make a donation download the auction submission form here. For silent auction donations (small ticket items) please email your form/s to Madelynne Dudas ([email protected]). For live auction donations email your form/s to  Shara Bailey ([email protected]). We will take it from there!

Thank you for considering our request to help out aspiring undergraduate and graduate students in biological anthropology!


Madelynne Dudas and Shara Bailey

Auction Committee Co-Chairpersons

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