Holy smokes! It was a fun HIPOW. Elivis, Cher, Prince and Diana Ross mingled with the crowd. The Wompus Cats played oldies Rock n’ Roll during social hour. We welcomed old and new faces to the party. Volunteers logged hundreds of hours setting up before HIPOW, plating and serving the dinner, showing off auction items on stage, and cleaning up afterwards. Did you know two volunteers came up from Texas to participate in the event?
Here are some fun statistics:
We’re researching ways to bring back a part of the paper bidding excitement. In the meantime, here are some reasons why we have embraced online bidding:
You helped us break records this year:
But wait; it gets better! The generosity of this community is truly incredible. On Saturday night, Fund-the-Vision raised $211,500 breaking the 2015 record of $196,000. In total, HIPOW raised more than $650,000 for the Catholic Schools of Fairbanks.
Thank you for the role you played in making this a successful HIPOW.