Lexington, VA • Tuesday, November 08, 2005
In what auction organizers are calling a “huge success,” participants in this year's Phi Alpha Delta Charity auction helped raised $15,000 in only two hours, doubling the amount raised by the 2004 auction.
At least one student’s neck won’t get cold this winter. Michael Meacher ‘06L dons his newly acquired scarf, knitted and donated for auction by Associate Dean Sidney Evans.
Proceeds from this year’s auction will benefit the Lexington Free Clinic Dental Services, which is in dire need of funds in order to meet the high demand for dental services from local residents. Last year the auction raised $6000 for the Rockbridge County Hospice.
With Professor Keith Alessi serving as auctioneer, students bid on items donated by many law school faculty. Some of the most popular items from among the more than forty donated this year included:
- a weekend trip on Professor Keith Alessi's private plane,
- a weekend in Professor Norm Balmer's apartment in Manhattan,
- a private goose hunt with Professor Roger Groot,
- an authentic quill pen from the Supreme Court given to Professor David Bruck when he argued South Carolina v. Kelly,
- a dinner with Professors Ann Massie and Sally Wiant, with Dean David Partlett serving as butler.
"This year's auction was a huge success,” said Christina Leventis, Justice of Phi Alpha Delta. “PAD is grateful to be able to help the Lexington Free Clinic provide dental services to our neighbors in Rockbridge County."
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity (PAD) holds its charity auction every year to raise funds for a local charity. PAD is a service fraternity that works for the law school and local communities. This year PAD has already collected thousands of pounds of canned goods in its Semi-Annual Canned Food Drive and will host a blood drive on November 8 with BLSA. PAD will also be involved in several other local service projects throughout the year. PAD holds membership drives in both the fall and spring semesters. For more information on these and other projects, contact PAD Justice Christina Leventis at email@example.com.