Silent Auction Info & FAQ's

Bidding will be LIVE at 12 pm on Thursday, September 23rd, and will close on Monday, September 27th, at 7:15 pm (CST).   


How does the silent auction work?

We will be using mobile bidding the night of the event for our auction.  You will be able to use your smartphone or tablet to keep up with the status of your bids and continue bidding until the auction closes.  


How do I participate in the online bidding auction?

Get started online through this auction page.  Just hit the "Register Now" button towards the top of this page and enter your name, phone number and email.  Credit card information is required to bid.  To expedite your registration, please register with the auction site prior to the online bidding time.


How do I start and continue my bidding?

Browse the Silent Auction and start bidding on your favorite items!  Place your bid on selected items, set a maximum bid if desired and GiveSmart will continue to keep you in the running until you reach your maximum bid.


How can I keep updated on if I am outbid or have won an item?

You will be notified via text if you have been outbid.  Keep an eye of your favorite items!  If you are NOT receiving the text messages make sure that you have the correct mobile number under your profile.  The texts will continue to notify you when you have been outbid or reached your maximum bid.  When the silent auction closes you will also receive a text message if you have won any items


For easier bidding you can also do the following:

Set a maximum bid.  The auction software will automatically raise your bid by a predetermined increment until your maximum bid has been met or the silent auction ends.


How will I collect my winnings?

Auction winners that are present at the event can make their payment that night and pick up their items.  For those winners participating virtually, auction prizes will be available for pick up at the Life Navigators office, 7203 W Center St Wauwatosa, WI  53210, between the hours of 9:30 am - 3:30 pm on Tuesday, September 28, through Thursday, September 30.  Please reach out to Amanda Stahmann, Marketing & Development Manager, at or 414-774-6255 if you would like to arrange a different pick-up day and time.  After Thursday, we will reach out to our winners to arrange delivery or mailing of items.