Lexington, VA • Tuesday, March 01, 2011
On Wednesday, February 23, students at the Washington and Lee University School of Law raised $12,186 during the 2011 Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) charity auction. The last six auctions together have raised over $70,000 for local charities and other initiatives.
|Prof. Scott Sundby looks for the next high bid.
Every year PAD members choose charities and other causes to benefit from the auction. The proceeds this year will be split amongst several organizations, including Rockbridge Area Hospice, Fine Arts in Rockbridge, and Girl Power 2 Cure, an organization dedicated to helping females suffering from the neurological disorder Rett Syndrome. Some auction proceeds also will go to fund a summer stipend for a law student working in a public interest position.
During the PAD auction, students bid on items donated by Law School faculty, staff and students. Items auctioned this year included numerous meals and golf outings with professors, wine and beer tastings, and a fly fishing trip. In addition, students bid on the honor of becoming "Dean for a Day," which includes a good parking spot and the privilege of issuing one "edict."
Profs. Scott Sundby and J.D. King served as auctioneers, competing with each other to see who could raise the most money. Prof. King won by a small margin.
Phi Alpha Delta is a service fraternity that works for the law school and local communities and sponsors many charity events including the auction, a canned food drive, and a blood drive. PAD holds membership drives in both the fall and spring semesters.