For the past 6 years, AUCTIONS IN AUGUST has raised over $500,000 for more than 350 local, state-wide and national non-profits and schools.
“Auctions in August” is a silent auction Gulf Coast Bank hosts & facilitates for the entire month of August. Items are available for bidding at each of the 17 branches of Gulf Coast Bank; as well as, online. The auction is open to everyone, bank employees, customers and the general public.
Please consider donating a gift certificate, unique gift, or priceless item that will attract bidders and help us raise funds for your favorite non-profit organization. Donors are able to choose which non-profit they would like all of the proceeds from the sale of their items to benefit.
To get started, please download the below forms.
The New Orleans Police Department is participating in “Auctions in August”
Individuals, businesses, schools and non-profits are encouraged and welcomed to make a donation in Gulf Coast Bank’s “Auctions in August” Fundraising Event. “Auctions in August” is held the entire month of August and all proceeds benefit designated non-profits.
To donate an item, or several items, simply fill out the Auction Item Donation Form for each item and drop off the form and the item(s) at any Gulf Coast Bank Branch. The item(s) must meet a minimum and/or combined value of $50.00. For intangible items (i.e. vacation rentals, business services, etc.) please provide a certificate or letter stating how items/services can be collected/redeemed.
All items will be posted to the auction website (www.auctionsinaugust.com) for public viewing just prior to August 1st through the end of the auction, August 31st. Generally, all gift cards, trips, and items valued above $150 will be auctioned online and items valued between $50-$149 will be auctioned in the branches.
Donors may choose the non-profit to receive the proceeds from the sale of each of their donated specific item(s). The designated non-profit’s information must be filled out in full on the item donor form to insure the timely disbursement of the funds.
Unsold items will be returned to the donor upon the conclusion of “Auctions in August”.
Minimum bids are not recommended, but may be placed on items at the request of the donor. This information must be specified on the donor form prior to the start of the auction. Any items that do not receive the minimum bid must be collected immediately by the donor.
Gulf Coast Bank & Trust cannot issue statements regarding tax deductible donations. Tax refundable donation statements must be requested through the non-profit the item is supporting. We can issue a letter for the non-profit as needed stating that an item was donated on their behalf. Requests for these letters must be done so at the beginning of the auction and will be supplied to the donor no later than the end of the auction, by email or mail.
If you have any questions regarding donating an item for the auction, or how the process works, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sheila Englert at (504) 412.2018.
It is time again to kick off “Auctions In August“. For those who may not be familiar with “Auctions in August”, it is a silent auction hosted by Gulf Coast Bank. Nancy Lytel an employee at Gulf Coast Bank has devoted her time for the past few years with this event to help raise money for the police, SPCA, United Way, and many other organizations.
To donate an item for the auction, simply complete the attached paper work. Once completed, it may be faxed/scanned or dropped off at any Gulf Coast Bank. To make the donation easier, I will even pick it up from a requested location. My office number is 658-6370. To bid on an item please go to Gulf Coast Bank’s website and click on Auctions In August. Be sure to check the site often as the items posted change daily.
Once again, thank you in advance for any support,
New Orleans Police Department