The annual Silent Auction is the WMCC’s largest and longest running fundraiser. Previously held in person at various locations in Western Massachusetts, the Silent Auction is now held online so that more people from across New England and New York can participate.

Donate an item:

  • The WMCC is interested in donations from individuals, local businesses, gear reps, and corporations.
  • Donations can be an item, an experience, a gift certificate, tickets, or a service that you offer.
  • We do not accept used items unless they are of historical value. Items with no specific size (e.g. a certificate for a pair of shoes rather than a size 6 shoe) are preferred.
  • Specifically, we are seeking vacation home rentals, 60 or 70 meter ropes with a diameter of 9.6-10.6, and unique experiences.
  • All donations are tax deductible, WMCC tax ID# 81-0548355.
  • Items are due by 2/25/2024.

Please mail items to

Danielle Rao

53A Chestnut St.

Florence, MA 01062

Sponsorships:

Your business may be interested in sponsoring the Silent Auction in order to reach a broad group of outdoor enthusiasts across New England. Our 2023 Silent Auction had 15,612 page views and raised over $11,000. Our Instagram account has over 2,200 followers, most of whom are between 25 and 44 years old and have an interest in outdoor recreation.

Sponsorship levels:

Climbing Advocate: A special sponsorship option for companies wishing to have their logo featured as a sponsor on the auction main page and auction communication with or without making an in-kind donation. Company must pledge a direct donation of $100 or higher.

Media Sponsors: Companies donating over $600 will receive a special feature on our social media accounts and their logo will be featured on the auction web page. Donation amount can consist of one or more in-kind donations, a combination of in-kind donations and direct donation, or direct donation.

Supporting sponsor: Companies donating over $1000. Supporting sponsors’ name and logo will be featured on all posters, communications and on the Silent Auction main page. Company will also be featured on our social media accounts. Donation amount can consist of one or more in-kind donations, a combination of in-kind donations and direct donation, or direct donation.

Title sponsor: Companies donating over $1600. Title sponsors’ name and logo will be the first and largest logo featured on all posters, communications and on the Silent Auction main page. Donation amount can consist of one or more in-kind donations, a combination of in-kind donations and direct donation, or direct donation.

*Title & Supporting sponsors MUST submit their donation form by January 11th in order to appear on posters.* (For climbing gyms, the donation total will include membership, physical gear, or direct donation to cover event costs, not day passes or class passes since these items do not always get bids).

Checks can be made out to Western Massachusetts Climbers Coalition and sent to 

WMCC

PO Box 60284

Florence, MA 01062

 

Contact Silent Auction organizer, Danielle Rao, and Operating Executive, Stephanie Giguere, at wmcc@climbgneiss.org with any questions.


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