The 8th annual GeoCare Basket Auction held on April 6, 2012 was a great success. We had 25 baskets available for bidding and funds raised during the auction totaled more than $1,000.00. All proceeds go toward the GeoCare Employee Assistance Endowment principle account. The many donations made by GI and IARC employees and local businesses helped us to offer a diversity of items for purchase, which boosted our overall fundraising efforts.
Each year the GeoCare Fund continues to advance its mission of providing assistance grants to Geophysical Institute and International Arctic Research Center employees and their families to alleviate expenses not covered by insurance or to help during family crisis. Through the GeoCare Fund many families have received much needed financial support in their times of tragedy.
A big thank you goes out to everyone who helped coordinate this year’s GeoCare Basket Auction. Thank you to those who donated items for auction and those who took part in the bidding and purchasing of baskets. An especially big thank you to Kaz Alvarez, student employee in GI Public Relations, who successfully elicited donations from many local businesses!