In the interest of public health, the Montshire’s annual benefit auction, originally scheduled for Friday, May 1, has been cancelled. We are grateful for all of the sponsors, donors, and volunteers who have invested in this effort.
A special thanks to our Auction Steering Committee.
All proceeds, in honor of the Montshire Benefit Auction, will support the Resilience and Recovery Fund. The Montshire Museum of Science brings the joy of learning and discovery to thousands of visitors and families each year.
We thank the vendors who would have contributed to an unforgettable evening!
Items donated to the Benefit Auction are tax-deductible according to the tax basis (not the fair market value). In general, if the total charitable deduction claimed for non-cash property exceeds $500, the taxpayer must file IRS Form 8283. For property valued at more than $5,000, a written appraisal may be required.
For items and services purchased at the Benefit Auction, any amount paid that exceeds the fair market value may be tax-deductible. Reservation fees and raffle entries are not tax-deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for more details or advice.
If you would like to donate an item to the 2020 auction, please call 802-649-2200 ext. 249 or email email@example.com.
2020 Raffle Item: SOLD OUT- The Raffle winner was contacted on May 10, 2020.
Courtesy of Von Bargen’s Jewelry, these beautiful inside out diamond hoops–designed and created by Mark Patterson–are 18-karat yellow gold, measuring approximately 1” x 5/8”. The diamonds together weigh 0.90 karats. Value: $4450.
Only 125 raffle entries will be sold.
Fund a Need
Fund a Need is a special component of the auction that allows you to make a donation in support of a specific community need. This year all proceeds will go directly to the Resilience and Recovery Fund.
Click here to make a fully tax-deductible donationto the Resilience and Recovery Fund.
Your generous donation will help the Montshire Museum of Science weather the Covid-19 economic and health crisis.