The following is a message from the Federal Communications Bar Association (“FCBA”):
It’s that time again – on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, the FCBA Young Lawyers Committee and the FCBA Foundation will hold their 31st Annual FCBA Charity Auction virtually this year. While the event is still free and open to the public, unlike prior years, this year you can attend from behind your computer screen. Below are a few quick Q&A’s to get you prepared for what to expect:
What will the program be like during the 31st Annual FCBA Charity Auction?
This year’s FCBA Charity Auction will be a livestream gala featuring inspiring stories, performances, and—of course—an amazing online auction with packages you’ll only find from FCBA! We’ll also hear from this year’s beneficiaries, Reach Incorporated and the FCBA Foundation.
Who are this year’s beneficiaries?
Reach Inc. recruits and trains DC high school students to become reading tutors and role models for elementary school students, resulting in improved literacy outcomes for both groups. Through Reach, struggling teen readers are able to practice fundamental literacy skills by reading children’s books to elementary school students. The funds raised from this year’s Charity Auction will help Reach support their various programs and fuel the continued expansion of their new college and career-readiness initiative, The Reach Fellowship, which helps teens prepare for success after graduation.
The FCBA Foundation supports the Foundation College Scholarship Program, Law School Summer Stipend Program, and Law School Scholarship Program. The Foundation will use proceeds from the Charity Auction to support its annual College Scholarship Program which provides financial assistance and laptop computers to DC public high school students to assist them in attending college.
How do I “attend” this year’s virtual event?
This year, the Charity Auction’s virtual gala will be livestreamed through this event page on November 10 from 5:30 PM ET – 6:30 PM ET. The Young Lawyers Committee will also host a pre-show starting at 5:00 PM featuring trivia and other special presentations, plus tips on how to preregister for the online auction to get you ready to bid.
The committee recommends attendees tune in with two devices (computer/ tablet/smartphone) or open two tabs on your browser which will allow you to simultaneously watch the livestream program and bid in the online auction during the event. If you experience any difficulties tuning in during the virtual event, you can call or text the Tech Support Line at 503-564- 3044, on November 10, between 5-7PM (ET).
The online auction will be open for bidding November 6-12, 2020, and can be accessed through the event page or directly here.
How do I register for the online auction?
The online auction opens on November 6 at noon and closes on November 12 at noon (EST). To participate, you must first register to bid:
- To access the online auction, go to https://fcba2020.ggo.bid/
- Click the “Get Started” button
- Click the green “Create Account” button
Once you’ve registered, start bidding simply by logging in!
How can I bid on an auction item?
Watch this short video on how to easily bid here. Additionally, from November 6 – 9, if you bid first on an item OR use the “Buy Now” feature for an item, you’ll automatically be entered into a drawing to win a $150 Gift Card to Rose’s Luxury (courtesy of Lumos) for each first bid or “Buy Now” purchase.
How do I donate to the Charity Auction?
Funds raised during the 31st Annual FCBA Charity Auction help support this year’s beneficiaries—Reach Incorporated and the FCBA Foundation. You can make a direct donation to the Charity Auction in support of these great organizations. To donate, text FCBA to 44321 or donate online here.
What sorts of prizes can I expect?
We have a fantastic lineup of food and wine experiences, vacation stays, the latest gadgets, and more unique prizes you won’t find elsewhere. Here are a few highlights:
- A weekend, two-night stay in a five-bedroom condo at Lewes Beach, Delaware, courtesy of anonymous
- Virtual wine tasting for seven, courtesy of USTelecom – The Broadband Association
- Staycation at the Conrad in Washington, DC, courtesy of Conrad Washington DC
- Disney World Park passes, courtesy of The Walt Disney Company
- $1,000 gift card to Masseria, courtesy of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
- Two-night stay at Thorn Hill Inn, courtesy of Alyson and Bennett Ross
And so much more! Make sure you tune in November 10 for what is sure to be a memorable night.
Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth is proud to support the 31st Annual FCBA Charity Auction.