Despite the fact that the Fall 2009 has roughly 200 less students than most other voyages, the results of the auction, which was split into silent and live portions, were very impressive. The silent auction, which offered everything from candy baskets to homestays in Colorado, raised $12,006. The live auction, which offer 25 different items, raised $21,515 for the endowment. Below is a list of some of the items auctioned, and their final price. It really shows the generosity of this community, both in donated these wonderful items, and in bidding on them. To make a donation, please go to semesteratsea.org/give.
- Dress up as the Captain of the MV Explorer: $50
- Paris 6 night Homestay: $1900
- Two tickets to the Kentucky Derby, and Weekend Homestay: $725
- Dr. Dave's Bedtime Stories: $175
- Duke University Basketball Package: $900