Welcome to the 2015 GreatTVAuction!
Celebrating our 39th year as a premier event in the Miami Valley, the GreatTVAuction is proud to bring our community another year of bidding, buying and supporting your public television station- ThinkTV! The auction airs LIVE on ThinkTV16 & 14 April 6-11 but you have the opportunity to begin bidding on Major Gift Items (items valued at $500 or more) beginning March 3rd thanks to our partners at Dayton Daily News! Bidding online is easy, simply click here to register, or, if you have bid online with us in the past, click here to log-in!
There are multiple options for viewing items up for bid online during the GreatTVAuction. The first option is by boards. Tonight Board items range in value from $500-$999, Big Board items range in value from $1,000-$2,499 and Super Board items are valued at $2,500 or more. You also have the option to view the items by Category, separating by item type rather than item value.
Once the Auction goes live on ThinkTV (April 6th at 6 p.m.) you may want to tune in and watch your bids simultaneously. Here’s how it works- once you place an online bid, the volunteers will post your bid on the electronic boards in the studios. You can watch ThinkTV16&14 for updates on the items you are bidding on and continue to place bids, either online or by phone, if you so choose. There are 25 phones in the studios taking phone bids at the same time you are bidding online so you may want to monitor your bid! The high bidder will receive a conformation call within an hour of the item closing.
Of course we have many more items up for bid on the GreatTVAuction! Our general merchandise donors have contributed hundreds of items valued from $50-$499 that will be available for bid by phone each night of the auction. Be sure to tune in for a chance to win these wonderful items as well. Here you will see a list of extra generous general merchandise donors whose contribution to the auction totaled more than $500!
Items up for bid on the GreatTVAuction will be picked up at our studios located in Downtown Dayton during designated Pick-Up & Pay hours. These hours are Tuesday, April 7 through Saturday April 11, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. or Sunday, April 12th from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
If you are a business owner or community member who would like to donate to the auction, please click here to review the promotion level fact sheet. This outlines the various levels of exposure a donation can receive. If you would like to donate, click here to fill out a donor form. This can be returned to our offices via mail, email or via fax to 937-220-1650. We will then contact you about the next step!
We thank you for your continued support of the GreatTVAuction! We are thrilled tohave you be a part of our largest fundraiser of the year! All proceeds from the televised fund-raising event directly benefit ThinkTV. Hundreds of volunteers make this event happen. Donors from national, regional and local companies contribute items for auction and sponsorship dollars to pay for this event. ThinkTV covers 31 counties in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky; over two million households tune in each week making us the most widely used educational and cultural resource in Southwest Ohio. If you have any questions regarding biding, donating or volunteering for the auction, please contact the auction office at 937-220-1669.