Silent Auction Info & FAQs
How do I participate in the online Silent Auction?
Go to LacoGala.com. Just hit the "Register Now" button towards the top of this page and enter your name, phone number, e-mail. Credit Card information is required to bid. If you purchased a Gala ticket, you are already registered! If someone purchased a ticket for you and you wish to bid on items, register yourself.
How does the Silent Auction work?
We will be using mobile bidding for our Silent Auction. You will be able to use your smartphone, tablet, or computer to keep up with the status of your bids and continue bidding until the auction closes. You can be the winning bidder wherever you are!
Do I need to attend the Gala to be part of the auction?
No, you do not need to be present at the Gala; you can register for the auction only. Encourage your friends and family who live in other towns or states to register. They can be part of the auction too!
How do I start bidding?
Our Silent Auction will preview on Monday, October 30th. Bidding for the Silent Auction will open 2 days before the event, on Thursday, November 2nd at 12 noon. Browse the Silent Auction by going to the "Browse and Bid" button at the top of the page and start bidding on your favorite items! Place your bid on selected items, set a maximum bid if desired, and our software will continue to keep you in the running until you reach your maximum bid. You must be registered on our website and provide your Credit Card information to participate in bidding.
How can I keep active and know if I am outbid or have won an item?
You will be notified via text if you have been outbid. Keep an eye on your favorite items! If you are NOT receiving the text messages, make sure you have entered the correct mobile number under your registered 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 win any items.
How will I pay for and collect my winnings?
Auction winners are required to make payment the night of the event from their card on file, which will be automatically charged if you have won an auction item. The Silent Auction will close at 9:15PM. Auction items Will be available for pick-up at the Gala on November 4th. If you are not attending the Gala, you may pick up your item at Lacordaire on Monday, November 6th.