FIRE to Host Online Auction

April 14, 2009

Today, FIRE is pleased to announce our first-ever online auction!

The auction, part of FIRE’s tenth anniversary festivities, is a fun way for FIRE to raise funds while giving supporters the opportunity to bid on great items like timeshares, signed books authored by members of FIRE’s noted Board of Directors and Advisors, tickets to Broadway shows, and unique items only FIRE fans are able to offer.

We need your help, Torch readers. To make this auction a smashing success, we are relying on our friends and supporters to donate items. Donating an item is a fantastic way to support FIRE, bolster your annual contribution, and participate in celebrating a decade of FIRE. For those of you who can’t attend our Celebration Dinner, donating an item to our online auction (and bidding on some too!) is a great way to still be part of the fun. Think you don’t have anything to give? Think again! Sometimes the best auction items are right in front of youand a gift that costs you nothing might be worth a lot to someone else. (And to FIRE!)

The auction is scheduled to take place the week of FIRE’s 10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner in October, with bidding opening on Monday, October 19. If you have something you think would be a good auction item, please do not hesitate to let us know. E-mail us at if you have questions about the auction or about something you’d like to donate.

Please help us spread the news about the auction by sending this blog entry via e-mail to your family and friends, or posting it to social networking sites. Remember: The more items we bring in, the more fun you can have bidding on them yourself in a few short months! Thanks for taking the time to help us get the word out. We are really looking forward to this new event, and hope you are too!