The Foundation of the Association of Legal Administrators is the charitable, educational and research affiliate of ALA.
A popular feature at ALA's Annual Conference & Expo is the Silent Auction, the major fundraiser for the Foundation of the Association of Legal Administrators.
The Silent Auction’s purpose is to create awareness about our mission while offering a fun activity during our Annual Conference. The auction is our main fundraiser and ALA chapters, members and business partners all donate items. Some of the past items have included gift baskets, artwork, high-end purses and jewelry, vacation packages, gift certificates to hotels and restaurants, sporting event tickets, and occasionally exclusive items such as signed sports memorabilia, musical instruments and even a speaker. All bidding will be done through the Silent Auction website, which will also be accessible on the ALA Events app.
How to Donate
If you or your chapter would like to donate an item, visit the Silent Auction website and scroll down to the "Donate an Item" link to fill out information about your donation. The deadline to ship your items to ALA headquarters has passed; however, if you're traveling to Grapevine, we'll still accept your donation on-site! Please fill out the donation form so we'll know to expect it.
Bidding will open the Monday before the conference and will close at noon on Wednesday, April 17. All bidding is online, which means anyone can bid! Online viewing and bidding will begin on Monday, April 8; note the system will be updated as additional donations are received. Items will be available for viewing on-site beginning at 1 p.m. (Central) on Monday, April 14 and bidding will close at noon on Wednesday, April 17. The Silent Auction will be located in the Convention Center Prefunction at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, near Registration.
Win the Raffle!
The Foundation will be raffling off two, round-trip tickets to anywhere in the continental United States plus a two- or three-night stay at a Hilton hotel. Tickets are $20 each or three for $50 and will be available for purchase through the auction website.
Watch this page for updates including donation forms and information. Questions may be directed to [email protected] or 847-267-1392.
About the Foundation
The Foundation of the Association of Legal Administrators was formed by the ALA Board of Directors in 1981. Since that time, the Foundation's mission and goals have focused on the development of education programs, research on the changing legal workplace and increasing awareness of the value of legal management professionals.
The Foundation is an IRS§ 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and individual contributions are fully deductible for federal individual income tax purposes.