AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title AMSA Valentine's Day Date Auction
Project type(s) Fundraiser
Date completed 02/2007
Chapter St. George's University SOM
Project Coordinator Asad Bandealy- President
Summary of project The first of several fundraisers planned for the semester, the Valentine's Day Date Auction was a resounding success.

We selected students from each of the terms in the medical program, as well as students from the undergraduate school and from the veterinary school. We also visited local businesses with a letter and a smile and collected "date" donations (e.g. dinner for two, massages for two, SCUBA-diving for two).

At the event we auctioned off students assigning dates according to auctionee value. We also sold beverages, and raffle tickets for additional prizes.

The event raised 10,000EC (roughly $3,700 USD). 5,000EC of this was donated to the Grenada Heart Foundation (which works to address pediatric cardiological disease, including Rheumatic Heart Disease). The remainder was used to pay operating costs (1,000EC) and fund future AMSA Community Care Health Fairs.

Content area Fundraising
Number of participants 100
Participant hours involved 65 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost $3,500 (USD) Profit
Project funding
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising The event was advertised on the campus intranet, by announcements in classes, by posters around campus, and by word-of-mouth.
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions The Date Auction was more successful than we could have even hoped.

To improve the event we probably could have put a little more thought into the timing and flow of ceremonies.

A microphone check prior to beginning would've helped.

We could have