With only two months to plan, two Mason sophomores muddled their way through a series of setbacks to pull off a successful universitywide fund-raiser. The auction, called GBAY, netted more than $10,500 for Mason scholarships.
Brittany Burkhart and Dani Miller are members of the Mason Ambassadors, a program of the Office of Admissions that encourages pride among the Mason community by promoting the unique traditions and opportunities that define the university. Together the two students chair the Ambassadors Service Committee.
Combining two important goals, the students organized an activity to raise money for scholarships that would bring the campus community together and involve multiple groups in the planning and implementation.
Some of the most popular auction sales were spending a day as the Mason president, priority registration for classes, reserved parking, Redskins tickets, round-trip airline tickets, a “super single” dorm room and having a sandwich in La Patisserie designed and named for oneself.
In the end, 100 auction items or services were secured, 500 bidding tickets were sold and the event grossed $14,229.11.
More information about the GBAY auction can be found here.