The 23rd Annual Columbia Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) Auction
The Bid For Justice Auction is an annual fundraiser to support the Community Grants Program and Guaranteed Summer Funding Program at Columbia Law School. Through our Community Grants, PILF awards $50,000 to non-profit organizations that provide legal services to communities in need, and the Guaranteed Summer Funding Program helps subsidize students who choose to devote their summers to public interest work.
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23rd Annual Bid for Justice Auction
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Roone Arledge Auditorium
Lerner Hall, Columbia University
2920 Broadway (at 114th Street)
Silent auction begins at 7 pm
Live auction begins at 8 pm
Tickets include open bar and hors d'oeuvres.
Cost: $15 for students, $25 for non-students. CLS student tickets (CUID required) and non-student tickets will be available for purchase online soon. All tickets are final sale. No exchanges or refunds. Ticketing and promotion provided by CUArts Ticket and Information Center. Some service fees may apply for online & in person orders.Please contact Linda Moon and Tom Koester if you are interested in making a donation or have any questions.
Sponsors and Donors
Click here to see last year's list of sponsors and donors.
Donations are always needed and welcome!
What Should I Donate?
Every year, people donate a wide variety of items. Click here to see just a few examples.
Who attends the Bid For Justice Auction?
Each year, approximately 500 students, faculty, community members, and friends of PILF attend the Auction. Donated items receive the attention of bidders and attract PILF supporters to the donating businesses.
Whom does the Auction Benefit?
The Community Grants Program.
Using the proceeds from the annual auction, PILF awards grants to various non-profit and pro bono organizations that serve disadvantaged communities in New York, around the U.S. and abroad.
The Guaranteed Summer Funding Program.
All first- and second-year Columbia Law School students are guaranteed a grant from the law school if they work in unpaid, public service organizations or government agencies. PILF donates half of its annual revenues to the program and was instrumental in expanding it to make it available to all students.
Still have more questions?
The Auction Chair is happy to help answer any questions you may have. For questions regarding fundraising, donations, ticket sales, GSF, or anything else related to the auction, email Linda Moon and Tom Koester.