Donate to Auction
Help make this our best auction ever by donating an item, service, or event!
We are looking for items valued at $50 or more for the Silent Auction. This could include antiques, collectibles, furniture, intriguing gift baskets, vintage books, jewelry, wine, gift certificates from your favorite restaurant, preservation services and much more.
Our Live Auction features tantalizing offerings such as events in and around historic homes and locales, vacation getaways, art work, fine home furnishings, and special tours. We are always looking for new and creative donations so please contact us with your ideas.
Donations forms are available at the AHC or give us a call. You can also download the Donation Form in PDF format. For more information please e-mail Holly Chamberlain or call (503) 231-7264.
Need an idea? Check out our Auction Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of auction donation is the Architectural Heritage Center seeking?
Because the auction raises funds to support our mission of Educating People to Preserve Our Building Heritage, we emphasize the “heritage” aspect of our event. Dinners, trips, or tours set in historic surroundings or with an historic theme are very popular, as are “preservation services” such as floor refinishing, carpentry, painting, etc. Antiques of all sorts (furnishings, jewelry, china, glassware, linens, books, Oregon memorabilia, works of art, home décor, etc.) are welcome, as well as building artifacts. Stays at vacation homes in all settings -- nearby and farther a field -- are sought after. The “heritage” theme makes our auction locally unique, but we do interpret the concept broadly; “history” and “culture” mean different things to different people! Our auction attendees are a diverse group with many interests, and enjoy bidding on a range of items from many eras and in all price ranges.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
The Bosco-Milligan Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible, and your donation form with the stated value of your donation, serves as your receipt. The IRS does not allow us to establish a value for your donation.
When can I drop off my donation?
We are happy to accept your auction donations at the AHC Wednesday – Saturday between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. We appreciate donors calling the AHC prior to delivery of items. Under some circumstances we can also make arrangements for pick up. Please call Barbara Pierce at (503) 231-7264 with any questions or to make plans for delivery or pick up.
Are there specific items you would like to have donated?
The Procurement Committee has created a “wish list” of items for the 2013 auction. Click here to view.