The PAC Silent Auction supports NYSIBPAC, IBANYS’ 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at (518) 436-4646.
Below is a list of suggested gift ideas. We recommend a minimum value of $100 for each donation.