We just raised over $9,000 to split between the Genesee Center for the Arts & Education and Photo House!
If you’re new to the blog, you’re probably wondering how we managed that – it’s simple really. Photo House ran the annual School of Photographic Arts and Sciences Holiday Auction last Thursday! Basically, Glenn Sweeney (Fundraising Chair) with the help of E-board and the entire PH membership (seriously, we had over 50 volunteers working the event!) organized and ran the entire auction from start to finish.
Auctioneer Bill DuBois spotting a bid up on the second floor.
We had people doing all sorts of jobs, from registering paddles, to handing out pizza, to running items to the stage. The entire auction went off with only a few minor glitches. We can’t thank everyone enough for their support!
While I can’t name everyone who helped out, there are a few people who especially stood out: Bill DuBois came back from retirement to be our auctioneer for one more year (although he said that last year too…). Ken White donated quite a few prints for the silent auction, as well as helped with the matting of the rest of the prints. He also assisted Bill on stage. Christye Sisson was a huge help on stage as well (and who can forget her one-of-a-kind donation: a picture of your own eye!).
Photo Houser Zach Nycum and Professor Ken White tossing candy into the crowd.
I’d also like to mention a few of our donors for their support – after all, it wouldn’t be an auction without donations! The 3rd floor cage was very generous once again this year, giving us tons of old equipment. We also received generous donations from B&H Photo Video and their partners, and Dale Photo & Digital. We’d also like to thank all of the local businesses that made donations. Again, we could not have done this without all of this support!
Now more than ever I can truly say I am proud to be a member of Photo House!
Dig out those photos!
Hopefully you know by now that Photo House is turning 40 this year. Hopefully this has spurred you to go back into your archives (surely you have archives), and find any great photos you have from way back when you were living on Photo House.
If you do happen to have any photos, we’d absolutely love it if you’d bring them with you to the reunion on Saturday! (Which by the way is THIS Saturday!!!)
I hope I’ll be seeing you all there!