Northwestern Scholarship Auction raises $36,000

Scholarship Auction attendeesNorthwestern College’s 36th annual Scholarship Auction, held Feb. 9, raised more than $36,000. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund student scholarships.

Nearly 350 people attended the auction, which was hosted by the Northwestern College Alumni Association. Orange City’s American Legion chapter served a breakfast of pancakes and scrambled eggs as part of the event.

Through both a silent and an audible auction, attendees bid on a collective 384 items. A Northwestern clock; PGA tournament package; Northwestern athletics T-shirt quilt; Iowa Hawkeyes football ticket package; Nebraska golf package; meal at Orange City’s Blue Mountain restaurant; and airline tickets and hotel stay package secured the highest bids.

“The generosity of many individuals and businesses made this another successful auction, and we’re very grateful,” says Aletha Beeson, events and stewardship coordinator at Northwestern. “We enjoyed welcoming many Northwestern supporters and friends to campus for the event.”