Auction With A Twist Is Back!

June 14, 2016

PAC Auction With A Twist Logo
Back by popular demand this year is the beloved “Auction With A Twist”! Last year’s “Toss for Treasure” fundraiser for the Illinois Pharmacy Action Fund at the ICHP Annual Meeting was a great success. But the “Auction With A Twist”! is truly the most successful of the ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund fundraising events, raising nearly $18,000 total the previous four times it was held!

Check out the 2016 prizes!

Here’s what you need to know:
  • The “Auction” is a “Chinese Auction” where bidders purchase tickets and place them in jars for specific prizes. The more tickets you place in a specific prize jar, the better your chances to win it.
  • Prizes are donated by ICHP members individually or as a group (for the bigger prizes) no later than August 22nd.
  • Prizes are then posted on the ICHP Website for review by August 29th.
  • Auction tickets may be purchased online, or by fax or phone from August 29th through September 12th.
  • Tickets may be purchased at the ICHP Annual Meeting beginning with opening day registration on Thursday, September 15th through 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 17th.
  • The drawing for each prize will occur between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on Saturday, September 17th and announced at the Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon that day.
  • Winners need not be present to win!
In the past, donated prizes with the highest interest have been:
  • Electronic gear - tablets, iPods, TVs, Kindles, Nooks, etc.
  • Sport Event or Theater Tickets
  • Gift Baskets – wine, chocolates, bath products
  • Books
  • Golf clubs
  • College of Pharmacy memorabilia
  • Gift Cards
Important Deadlines
  • Prize donation August 22nd
  • Pre-meeting ticket purchases August 29th through September 12th
  • Onsite ticket purchases 9:00 a.m. September 15th through 11:00 a.m. September 17th
Once you've decided what prize you're donating, please email us at so we can list your prize on the website. If you plan to provide a special prize and have logistical concerns, please contact the ICHP office (815-227-9292) for guidance. If you have a unique prize but aren’t sure it will draw the bids worthy of its value, give us a call, too. We’ll be happy to tell you what was hot and what was not in the past!

Help us make this year’s “Auction With A Twist” an even greater success than in the past and hopefully win a prize or two of your own. It’s a fun way to get into the act of advocacy for the profession!

Contributions to the ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund are not considered charitable contributions by the IRS.

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