Taking a Fundraising Auction and Gala Online

New Format: With the continuing COVID crisis, it was decided in mid-June to push the event to early October and make it a fully online broadcast. Organizers were concerned about how commonplace virtual auctions had become and that their donors would have experienced burnout by October. They were also concerned, said Michael LaFave, Lawrence Humane Society’s director of development and communications, about burdening local businesses — struggling during the COVID crisis — with requests for donations.

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