FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can I change my registration information?
What is the auction schedule?
How do I get there and where can I park?
Is the venue ADA accessible?
What does it mean to register as a Patron?
What is express checkout?
What is the attire for the event?
How does the auction work?
What are my payment options?
I’m registered. Now what?
You (or the person who registered you, such as your table captain) will receive an email with final details about the event. If you don’t receive this email by Tuesday, April 16 or if have any follow up questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you’re registered, you don’t need to do anything else other than join us at Bell Harbor at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, April 17!
Changes to your registration may made online through Monday, April 15. Your registration confirmation email from Greater Giving includes a link and code to access your registration and make updates on the online registration site.
If you need to make any changes to your registration or guests after Monday, April 15, please send an email to email@example.com or call (206) 675-9747 x124 to notify us of any updates.
Check in opens
Reception & Silent Auction
Silent auction closes (side room)
Super silent auction closes (reception hall)
Speakers and Live Auction
Closing & Check Out
Conservation Northwest’s 30th Anniversary Auction & Dinner will be held at Bell Harbor International Conference Center (2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66) on the Seattle Waterfront. Follow signs up from street level to Level 3 or directly across the skybridge from the parking garage.
We recommend parking in the Bell Street Pier Garage, located at 2323 Elliott Avenue with entrances on Elliot Ave and Wall St. Find more information about getting there here and find step-by-step driving directions here.
Bell Harbor International Conference Center is an ADA accessible space. Should you need additional special accommodations, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do what we can to make the space as accessible as we can.
Patrons of our 30th Anniversary Auction & Dinner are our prime supporters, who make an additional donation to our event through their registration. On top of being a top supporter at our event, Patrons also receive parking validation, express checkout, and a special 30th Anniversary gift – one of our personalized Conservation Northwest pint cups!
You can upgrade your registration status by emailing email@example.com or calling (206) 675-9747 x124, or on site at check in.
If you are a registered event Patron, please utilize the express checkout line (look for the line indicated for express) for a quick and painless checkout process!
Although there is no strict dress code for the event, most attendees opt for semi-formal attire for the evening.
What meal options are available?
Plated dinners include your choice of the below meals, and includes a salad, chef’s choice of seasonal vegetable and accompaniment, Grand Central Bakery rolls with sweet cream butter, dessert, and coffee and tea.
Oven Roasted Wild Alaskan Salmon with Columbia Valley Viognier Beurre Blanc;
Grilled Sirloin of Beef sautéed mushrooms, crispy fried onions, red wine demi-glace; or
Vegan Eggplant Roulade with field roast Italian sausage, vegan mozzarella, fire-roasted tomato sauce
If you have any specific dietary restrictions or additional dietary preferences, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate your request.
Silent auction rules
All items on the silent auction tables have a bid sheet. Make your bid by legibly writing your bid number next to the desired bid amount. If you REALLY want an item, write your bid number in the shaded box labeled “Guaranteed Bid” and it is yours! Once a guaranteed bid has been entered, bidding on that item is closed. The Auctioneer will make an announcement when the silent auctions are closing. The closing bid circled by event staff constitutes the winning bid.
“Win for Wildlife” raffle rules
This is a fantastic opportunity to win your choice of a live auction item for only $100 (excluding items LA3, LA4 and LA5). Purchase tickets from event staff wearing a black top hat at any time during the silent auction portion of the evening. The winning ticket will be drawn at the start of the live auction. Have your dream item selected, so you’ll be ready to choose if your bidder number is called! Winning bidder must be present to win. Raffle ticket purchases are not tax deductible. Staff is not eligible.
Live auction rules
To bid on an item, raise your bid card high so Auctioneer David Silverman can acknowledge it. Once acknowledged, he will then say ‘Sold’ and then you will become the successful bidder. If you win, event staff will give you a Live Auction Form to sign. This signed form constitutes a legal contract to buy your item. In the event of a dispute between bidders, the auctioneer has discretion to determine the winner or re-offer the item. Please be aware of any restrictions for and the non-tax deductible value of live auctions, which can be found in the event program, on the online catalog, and on live item descriptions in the reception hall.
General auction information
All auction items must be paid for and removed by the end of the evening. Payment may be made in the form of check or credit card. All items are sold “as is” unless otherwise stated and all sales are final. Conservation Northwest has attempted to describe all items correctly, but neither we nor the auctioneer, warrant, represent, nor shall be held responsible for the correctness of the descriptions or warranties on the goods/services sold.
The buyer represents the following agreements:
1. They have inspected goods and item descriptions,
2. They accepts all responsibilities,
3. They acknowledge the restrictions applied to each package, including any expiration dates.
No description or statements made in this catalog, in the printed program or made verbally during the auction shall be deemed a warranty or assumption of liability. Event staff reserves the right to withdraw any item from sale before final call for bids.
Only the amount paid above the declared value of auction purchases is tax deductible. Please consult an advisor regarding tax laws and the deductibility of purchases.
Did you know that you can pay for your paddle raise through your donor-advised fund, by credit card, or with a personal check? Let staff at the checkout station know how you intend to pay for your paddle raise and purchases; otherwise, your credit card may become the default form of payment.
Unfortunately, items that are partially or wholly non-tax deductible cannot be paid for through a donor-advised fund. This includes auction registration, auction items, and raffle tickets. These items must be paid for by check or credit card at checkout at the end of the evening.
Did you know: If your employer offers matching gifts for your charitable donations, you can submit your auction receipt (which will indicate how much of your auction purchases and paddle raise are tax deductible) to your employer and request a match.
For any follow-up questions, contact us at (206) 675-9747 or email@example.com.
Questions or concerns?
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
or (206) 675-9747 x124.