Silent Auction

In Support of the AACT Endowment
Your contributed items will add to the Silent Auction fun

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Contribute Items to the Silent Auction Fun--and Help Build the AACT Endowment

Contributing to the fun of the national festival are the fundraisers for the AACT Endowment Fund. Even if you can’t attend the festival, you are urged to contribute a special item to the Silent Auction to be held at the AACTFest national festival in Rochester, Minnesota in June.

The AACT Endowment funds serve two purposes: to sustain the mission and longevity of AACT and to provide travel assistance to the performing companies representing their regions at the national festival. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will go into the AACT Endowment Mission Fund

The 12 companies participating in the national AACTFest 2017 will each receive $2690 from the Endowment to help cover expenses of traveling to the festival.

Items Sought

Items are requested with minimum value of $100 per item, basket, or group of items to auction together. Suggestions for best sellers:

  • Fine jewelry, gourmet candy or chocolate (from your state or region)
  • Fine works of art
  • Destination experiences or entertainment (gift passes to movies, etc.)
  • Gift cards to national chain restaurants, department stores, Amazon, etc.
  • 2 or 3 bottles of wine for the Wine Pull (you can buy the wine at the hotel)
  • Surprise us with something fantastic

How to Contribute Items

Please send items for the Silent Auction to arrive by June 22 to: AACT Silent Auction, Attn: Janet Roeder, Rochester Civic Theatre, 20 Civic Center Drive, SE, Rochester, MN 55904. You may also bring items with you to the festival. Deliver to the Festival Registration desk located in the lobby of the Rochester Civic Theatre Monday afternoon, June 26.

Important: In order to prepare bid sheets, etc., we need to know by June 15 what you intend to contribute. Please go to the AACT website - and complete the Auction Contribution form or email a description of the items you are sending, their value, the method you intend to use for delivery, and when they will arrive.

Questions? Contact the AACT office at 817-732-3177 or

People's Choice

The Festival will also be enlivened by a People’s Choice Award competition and a raffle. The People’s Choice Awards allow company fans and festival attendees to vote with their pocketbooks for their favorite company, actor, and actress. One dollar buys one vote or six votes for five dollars. Voting can be done at the festival or on the website. Website votes will be six votes for five dollars. Fans do not have to attend the festival to vote. Proceeds from the People’s Choice Awards and the raffle will benefit the Travel Fund.

Thank you for supporting the AACT Endowment Fund!
The American Association of Community Theatre is a nonprofit, IRS 501(c)(3), corporation. 
Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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