June 2, 2023

Donations Welcome for Topher Bill Auction

The Department of Psychology is once again holding our annual Topher Bill Scholarship Auction.  This year the auction will be on-line! This will change how we do business.  We still would like your donations, and we’d appreciate your participation in our auction after it begins. 

Any big items we auction will have to be picked up from us by the buyer. We will still pick items up from the seller. The delivery of any baked goods will be decided upon by the buyer and the seller.  The dates of any outings (ballgames, picnics) or dinners will be decided upon by the buyer and the seller, as usual.  The psychology department will mail gift certificates and small items.  When the auction goes online, we will indicate in the item description whether the item can be shipped or not.

We hope that by going online, we will increase our participation in the auction, so please consider a donation!  We can auction anything, just like in our past auctions. If you prefer, you may make a donation directly to the Topher Bill Memorial Scholarship Fund by sending a check payable to the UMW Foundation and noting that it is for the Psychology Topher Bill Scholarship.

Please plan to check us out online and bid on items at the auction! Once the auction is up and running, probably by the end of February, we will send out the web address.

Attached is the donation form which can be completed and returned via email, campus mail or regular mail to Jean Bennett (jbennett@umw.edu). 

If you have any questions please contact Jean (540-654-1054) or me (540-654-1559).

Thanks for your help!

Debra Cowart Steckler, Chair, Department of  Psychology

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.