Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Call for Chance Auction Donations

Hello Hofstra Parents!  If you have been following the Parent Council Minutes of the past meetings, you will know that we are starting early to request donations for an item, gift certificate or service of any size to our upcoming Chance Auction during Hofstra’s Fall Festival: Alumni, Student and Family Weekend on September 27 -28.   Cash donations of any value are also greatly appreciated. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Hofstra University is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. 

At our last Parent Council meeting we learned that the Chance Auction Tickets will be sold on Friday and Saturday, September 27 and 28 with the drawing to take place on Saturday, September 28, 2019.  Branka Kristic, Director of Student and Family Programs and Francine Berman, Chance Auction Chair explained by donating an item, gift cards, or making a cash donation, you are supporting our Emergency Student Fund, as well as help raise seed money for the following year Hofstra Fall Festival budget.  The Fall Festival is run by the Hofstra University Office of Student and Family Programs. Without our parents supporting the Chance Auction, the charge for this event would be fully passed on to those in attendance.  The money set aside helps with Guest Speakers, as well as the Saturday Family Breakfast and Friday Reception dinner.  Your little gift card or item will help 5,000 plus people the following year enjoy the Festival, as well as fund the Student Emergency Fund.   We are so excited to announce that we have received Family Disney Hopper Passes, as well as the use of a Condo in Salt Lake City, Utah for two days for our chance auction, as well as many local business gift cards.

If you are interested in donating an item or have access to a business, vendor or tickets to an event please contact to get a link to our donation letter and form. Please note that the legal department says the bottom of the donation form must be filled out stating that you or a business are contributing, item(s) or service(s) described to Hofstra Parent Council Chance Auction. Submitting this form agrees to provide the items(s) or service(s) to the Hofstra University Office of Parent and Family Programs.  Francine and the entire Parent Council Executive Board thank everyone in advance who can contribute to the Chance Auction in any way possible.

For more information on how to donate to Chance Auction, please visit:

Catherine Fisher
HU Parent Council