13th Annual Autumn Auction

13th Annual Autumn Auction

November 6, 2020

Our Annual Auction fundraiser will begin with a week-long virtual auction for anyone to browse and bid on items throughout the week. On Friday, November 6th, those who purchased tickets to the event will receive a “Auction Kit” for a fun evening at home, exclusive items will be added to the auction, and we will host a live stream on social media.

There are three (3) ways to participate in our Annual Auction, which raised over $50,000 last year to support the Y's Strong Kid's campaign. Proceeds from this event make it possible for the KV YMCA to continue its financial assistance program for children and families to enjoy all that the Y has to offer.

The three (3) ways to participate are

  • Sponsorship
  • Item donations
  • Purchase an event ticket to receive an Auction Kit 

How Will It Work?

A link to the virtual auction will be available on Friday, October 30th, at which time you can browse items, place bids or even set up proxy bidding. The online auction is open from October 30th - November 6th. 

On November 5th and 6th, our Auction Committee will have your Auction Kit available for pick up or delivery.

On the evening of Friday, November 6th, we invite you to open your auction kit and join us for a live Zoom event at 7pm to connect with your Y family and get in on your chance to win giveaway items.

Purchase Your Ticket Today!

Your ticket to this year's Annual Auction grants you access to our virtual auction items, chances to win giveaway items, and an auction kit available for pick up or delivered, that will be full of goodies for a fun evening at home!

Single Ticket (includes 1 auction kit): $40
Couples Ticket (includes 2 auction kits): $75

Only 100 tickets will be sold for this years virtual event! 

To purchase a ticket please:

Step 1: Fill out the registration form below. 

Step 2: Pay for the ticket electronically at the link below, with the following instructions:

  • Donation Amount: select OTHER  and type in $40 if purchasin one (1) ticket. If purchasing a couples ticket please type in $75
  • Campaign: select 2020 Auction
  • Campaigner: skip this as it is not applicable
  • Pay: Now
  • Then proceed filling out the form as approprioate

John Bridge Award recipient 2019

John Bridge Award recipient 2019

Jim Nichols

“Jim has a long standing history with the KV YMCA. He is instrumental to the vitality of Camp KV for Kids and his passion for providing children with a safe, nurturing, fun summer experience is unparalleled. We are thankful for every contribution Jim has made and are proud to honor him with the 11th John Bridge Award.” Ranae L’Italien, KV YMCA Associate Executive Director.

The John Bridge Award began in 2009 with John Bridge as the first recipient in honor of his leadership in the Kennebec Valley YMCA’s Capital Campaign and many other organizations such as United Way of Kennebec Valley, University of Maine and MaineGeneral Health.