16th Annual Konosioni Auction Receives Contributions from Local Businesses


The 16th annual Konosioni charity auction took place last Friday, April 12, at the Palace Theater in Hamilton. Konosioni representatives estimate that this year’s auction raised between $18,000 and $20,000.

Konosioni, which serves as Colgate’s senior honors society, is composed of 26 members who are committed to values like tradition, community involvement, spirit and charity; the society has been around for nearly a century and devotes significant time each year to community service-based events like the auction. Each year, Madison county nonprofits submit proposals to Konosioni which detail potential uses for the funds raised at the auction. Konosioni members reviewed over 20 proposals this year and decided on three, each of which will receive several thousand dollars.

Many of the donations for the auction were from local individuals and businesses, Colgate alumni, students and faculty. This year, the live auction offered a wide spectrum of goods, including a date with a Konosioni member, dinner for six with President Herbst and a weeklong stay in a Paris apartment. Other highlights included numerous athletic event tickets, such as tickets to Boston Red Sox or New York Mets games, and several other vacation options that included a week in Tennessee and round trip anywhere in the US. Wine, artwork and jewelry were also popular items at the auction.

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