Bidding for annual online PILO auction starts Monday, Feb. 12; live auction set for Thursday, Feb. 22

Graphic of justice holding the scales and words, "2018 PILO AUCTIOn PUBLIC INTEREST LAW"

The Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) will host its biggest annual fundraiser — the PILO Auction — beginning online Monday, Feb. 12, followed by the live auction beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Tickets for the live event are $10 and can be purchased at go.wfu.edu/dqx.

All of the proceeds from PILO events go toward Professor Beth Hopkins Humanitate Grants, which fund law students pursuing unpaid public interest summer internships. These grants are typically awarded to 80 percent of applicants, but PILO leaders aim to provide funding for every student in need.

More than half of the law school’s nearly 500 students participate in the PILO auction each year, and last year’s combined online and live auctions raised more than $20,000, a record for the event, according to organizers.

In the past, prizes up for bid have included original artwork painted by professors, an evening of dinner and opera for two, a private jet trip to Charleston, South Carolina, a weekend in a mountain cabin, a basketball autographed by Chris Paul, a private carrel in the library and dinner with Detroit Lions cornerback and Wake Forest alumnus Alphonso Smith, as well as many gift cards, certificates and packages from local businesses.

If you would like to donate an item to the 2018 PILO auction, contact Ashley DiMuzio at dimuav16@wfu.edu or Christine Tabora at taboc16@wfu.edu.

Support through donations and bids are what make the PILO Auction the strong held and highly anticipated tradition that it has come to be, organizers add. Direct donations can be made at go.wfu.edu/hs3.