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2019 PAC Silent Auction
IBANYS 2019 Annual Convention
June 10-12, 2019

Donate An Item

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

5:15 p.m.

Our PAC Silent Auction is back! This popular convention feature is the perfect opportunity to showcase items from your region, while contributing to an essential committee that focuses and advocates for community banks in NYS legislative affairs. View Silent Auction Form.

Check out the official video for this year’s PAC Silent Auction below ⇓.

What Is The PAC Silent Auction?

The PAC Silent Auction supports NYSIBPACIBANYS’ state political action committee. NYSIBPAC contributes to New York State candidates and officials who understand and support the vital role community banks play in our local and state economies.

By donating a gift you are not only supporting the industry, but you’re also utilizing an exciting and creative opportunity to communicate to others what your organization and local community are all about. Items from your local region such as wine, food, tickets to special events, art, etc. convey what is unique and exclusive to your area: what makes your community, your community.

Donate A Gift

This is the perfect opportunity for you to showcase items from your region or unique items that others will enjoy. The gift donation is not tax deductible. Nationally-chartered banks must donate through a holding company, an individual officer, or a director. State-chartered banks may donate directly or through the holding company.


Avoid gift certificates for specific values. Participants tend to bid lower than the value stated on the certificates. Instead, consider donating a gift certificate for a specific item. (i.e. case of wine or specialty product).

Donating any oversized, perishable or fragile items? Instead of shipping the items to the Convention, consider providing photos and/or marketing materials to advertise your item during the Auction. You can offer to ship items to the winning bidder once the Convention is over.

Looking for ideas on what to donate? Check out the video below from last year’s Convention to see what was donated:

Shipping Deadline

All items shipped to IBANYS must arrive no later than Friday, May 24, 2019. If it is after this date, please contact Linda Gregware at or at (518) 436-4646. 

Gift Ideas

Below is a list of suggested gift ideas. We recommend a minimum value of $100 for each donation.


  • Specialty toys
  • Educational games
  • Classic book collections
  • Children’s jewelry
  • Handmade clothing
  • Baby blanket
  • Children’s furniture
  • Concert tickets

Fine Cuisine

  • Donate a local specialty
  • Case of regional wine
  • Fresh seafood
  • Lobster bake
  • Omaha steaks
  • BBQ
  • Fruit of the Month Club

Style & Charm

  • Handmade or designed jewelry
  • Fur/leather/suede coats or jackets
  • Cufflinks
  • Antique brooches
  • Silk scarves
  • Designer sunglasses
  • Handbags

Sports & Leisure

  • Airline miles
  • Cruises
  • Hunting/fishing trip
  • Autographed memorabilia
  • Sporting event tickets
  • Fishing rod
  • Hunting equipment
  • Fish finder
  • Golf equipment

Gems & Talent

  • Paintings
  • Collages
  • Pottery
  • Fiestaware
  • Military memorabilia
  • Trading cards
  • Native American artifacts
  • Hummel figurines
  • Political memorabilia
  • Handcrafted quilts
  • Hand knit sweaters


  • Waterford or Tiffany vases, bowls, etc.
  • Swarovski crystal
  • Hand painted or customized barware
  • Video game systems
  • Holiday ornaments
  • iPod or iPad
  • Digital camera
  • Kindle/Nook

To donate an item, please fill out the Silent Auction Form. Include pictures of your item in jpeg format. Then email, mail, or fax the form to:

Linda Gregware

Phone: (518) 436-4646

Fax: (518) 436-4648

Mail: 19 Dove Street, Suite 101 | Albany, NY 12210

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