Annual Charity Auction Raises More Than $22,000

3.1.2008 General, News Release, School News

The annual charity auction at Wake Forest University’s Babcock Graduate School of Management raised $22,760 for The Special Children's School on Feb. 29 at the Piedmont Club.

The spring auction organized and run by the Student Government Association features items collected and donated by Babcock students, alumni, faculty and staff. One of the highlights is the chance for students to bid on a Texas versus North Carolina barbecue cook-off between Babcock professors. The cook-off has traditionally drawn the auction’s single highest bid, and this year was no exception.

The second-year students, who won last year's barbecue cook-off, will once again be the recipients of a tasty treat thanks to their winning bid of $4,200.

The Special Children’s School was founded in 1973 when 11 churches in the city’s northwest sector joined to serve children who were moderately, severely and profoundly retarded. Today the school serves 124 preschool children ages newborn to 5. The special needs children are surrounded by 40 typically developing children resulting in children with and without disabilities playing and learning side by side. Organizations previously benefiting from the Charity Auction include the Children’s Home of Winston-Salem, Ronald McDonald House, the American Diabetes Association, Hospice and Habitat for Humanity.