Tuck Gives auction turns 10

For Immediate Release: May 4, 2010
Contact: Kim Keating, 603-646-2733

Students, faculty, and staff from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth participated in the tenth annual Tuck GIVES (Grants to Interns and Volunteers for the Environment and Society) auction, held on April 6-8. The student-run event provides an opportunity for members of the Tuck community to support students who accept nonprofit, service-based summer internships. This year's event raised more than $51,000 through a combination of silent and live auctions, and calendar and raffle sales. Since it was first organized, Tuck GIVES has raised more than $525,000 and supported 103 internships over nine years.

"I am glad I could be part of such a great event and help raise this money for Tuck GIVES," says Jessi England T'11, who was a master of ceremonies for the live auction. "I am impressed by the generosity of both the donors and the bidders to help their fellow students support summer internships. I am very proud to be a Tuckie." The Tuck GIVES leadership team was led by second-year students Lindsay Choate and Drew Wilkens.

The community members not only supported students through monetary donations but also offered their own skills and services in the auction. Popular items at the live auction included a ‘Nawlins–style crawfish boil with Dean Paul Danos and his wife Mary Ellen; sets of special Red Sox tickets donated by Bill Achtmeyer T'81, chairman of the Tuck Board of Overseers; and the Military Fitness Challenge day donated and organized by the Tuck Armed Forces club.

"Nonprofits are growing in size and number at a tremendous rate and can use the skills of savvy MBAs to help these organizations increase their capacity to serve others," she adds," says Patricia Palmiotto, director of the Allwin Initiative for Corporate Citizenship, a sponsor of the event.

Last year's auction funded 17 student nonprofit and public-sector internships in the People's Republic of China, Brazil, Chile, and throughout the U.S. Organizations students worked for included Global Impact, International Finance Corporation/World Bank, The Nature Conservancy, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The money raised this year will again supplement the salaries of Tuck students who pursue summer internships in the nonprofit and public sectors.

Officially begun in 2001, the Tuck GIVES auction is organized by students with support from Tuck's Allwin Initiative for Corporate Citizenship and Career Development Office, and this year, Hess Corporation.

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