You can further assist the Zoo by making or arranging for the donation of one or more Auction items. Fine wine is, of course, the focus of this event, and we have auctioned off numerous exceptional wines from some of the finest cellars in the Midwest. We would love to count your cellar among them. If you’d like to donate some of your own “elegant vintages” we can assure you they will find good homes in fellow wine-lovers’ collections.
The Auction can’t happen without you. Be creative and dig deep. We need you!
Some of the most sought-after Auction lots are gourmet dinners at restaurants or private homes (the donor’s or the bidder’s) with wine provided by the donor. This is a chance to really show off your cellar! But donations need not be limited to wine. Every year attendees have the opportunity to bid on outstanding vacation packages, art, jewelry, wine tastings, event tickets, sports packages, collectibles and other unique experiences.
If you feel you have nothing to donate, never fear! Your cash donation will allow us to source collectible wines from Kahn's Fine Wines at deep discounts, and we will offer these wines at auction as your donation. Thanks to the generosity of our guests, these lots have historically brought two to five times the donor’s original cash amount!
Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law and all donors will be recognized in the manner they choose in the Auction catalog. The deadline for donations is Feb. 1, 2018. Please contact Liz Mok at 317-630-2188 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or to arrange for the collection of your donation.
Net proceeds from the Auction benefit the Indianapolis Zoo, one of the largest zoos in the United States that receives no direct tax support. The Zoo excels in a broad range of activities and is a leader in animal conservation.
We thank you in advance for your most generous support and look forward to seeing you on March 24, 2018 at the Twentieth Annual Elegant Vintages International Wine Auction presented by Fifth Third Private Bank.