Welcome to our New Member Monday post! We here at New Member Services want to let all those first-timers to JordanCon know about some of the things we have at the Con that you might want to know about. This week, we want to fill you in on our Charity Auction!!
As you may or may not know, JordanCon isn’t just an awesome Con featuring a lot of awesome Fantasy themed events and panels. JordanCon is also a 501C4 charity organization. One of the ways we achieve and maintain this status is through our excellent Charity Auction.
It is a silent auction that begins accepting items for bid on Friday at the start of the Con. The auction itself runs all day on Saturday until that evening. On Sunday, all the winners will be able to come and pick up the item(s) that they have won! With it being a silent auction, you and other Congoers can come by and bid on the many great, and sometimes one of a kind, pieces that are donated each year at your leisure.
All of the proceeds from the Auction go to charity. You might be asking yourself, which charity does JordanCon give to? Usually, the proceeds are given to the Mayo Clinic to be used for research to treat Amyloidosis. In case you’re not aware, Amyloidosis is the disease that took the life of Robert Jordan.
We have also given to other charities on special occasions, such as after the death of our beloved Steve Godecke. Steve was very active in the Con for many years and unfortunately lost his battle with cancer. That year we gave the proceeds to the Hospice care that took care of Steve in his final days.
With all this said, when you get to JordanCon, please take the time to come to the Silent Auction room and say hello to the Charity Auction staff and all of our great volunteers and see what great things we have up for bids!