Annual Auction Benefits Summer Grants Program

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Autographed Basketball

UNC School of Law's Carolina Public Interest Law Organization (C-PILO) will host its annual Auction and Benefit at Top of the Hill on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 7 until 11 p.m. All of the proceeds from the event go directly to fund UNC School of Law students accepting full-time, unpaid public interest law positions for the summer. In the past, the event has raised $23,000 to help fund 18 students' public-interest internships.

Carolina Law students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to attend this popular event, which also supports local small businesses that donated many of the auction items. UNC sports memorabilia, vacation homes, passes to Disney World, wine tastings, art, ski passes and more than a hundred other items and services will be up for auction. The benefit will feature silent and live auctions, comedians and heavy hors d'oeuvres, catered by Top of the Hill. 

Students bid at CPILO auction

Tickets cost $13 in advance or $15 at the door and cover admission and the cost of food. More about C-PILO Carolina Public Interest Law Organization (C-PILO) is a student-run group that helps provide grants to students who accept summer internships in the public sector that are low- or non-paying, facilitates a network of support for students interested in pursuing public interest law, promotes public interest law to the law school community, and encourages students to pursue careers in the public sector. Donations are tax-deductible. Learn more about C-PILO.

Sample Live Auction Donations

  1. Signed Roy Williams Basketball
  2. Signed Larry Fedora Football
  3. 2 Tickets to Wake Forest v. UNC Game, Feb. 22
  4. Two Tickets to Biltmore House Asheville, NC
  5. Disney 4 1-day hopper passes
  6. 2 Grandstand tickets to Nascar AllStar Race @ Charlotte Motor Speedway
  7. Holiday Inn Kitty Hawk (2 night weekend getaway)
  8. Village realty in the Outer Banks (2 night weekend getaway)
  9. Fontana Village Cabins (2 night weekend getaway); Rag Apple Vineyards Wine Tasting for 2
  10. Unique opportunities with UNC Law professors, from dinner with students to hiking trips to weekend getaways and even a little bowling with Dean Boger!

And many more!

Sample Silent Auction Donations

  1. Signed Kemba Walker Basketball courtesy of the Bobcats
  2. 2 Tickets to NC Symphony 2014
  3. 2 Tickets to "Little Mermaid" NC Theatre 2014
  4. Suite for 10 to Winston-Salem Dash 2014 baseball game
  5. 2 Tickets to Jay Leno at DPAC, March 28
  6. 4 VIP passes to Defy Gravity in Durham
  7. Wine tasting packages from Rag Apple Vineyards, Owl's Eye Vineyards, Cloer Family Vineyards, and Silver Coast Winery
  8. Two 1-day passes to Dollywood
  9. Brunch for 4 at the Carolina Inn
  10. Date night and Exam Survival packages courtesy of Chapel Hill restaurants and businesses

And many more!

-January 23, 2014

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