Kappa Delta Dinner and Auction 2014


DURHAM, NH - March 22, 2014 - The volunteer live auctioneer, Stuart Frye, looked attendees in the eye and said, "Remember why we're here."


The University of New Hampshire Alpha Sigma chapter of the Kappa Delta Sorority held their third-annual Kappa Delta Dinner and Auction for Child Abuse Prevention. 

"We're so happy to have raised over $14,000 this year," said Kappa Delta Vice President of Community Service Emily Smith, "We raised around $8,000 last year." Each year, the evening benefits Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA) and the NH branch of PCAA, NH Children's Trust. 

A student acoustic guitarist serenaded 120 attendees at Huddleston Hall Ballroom on the UNH campus in Durham, NH. Together, the participants bid on over 80 donated items from businesses and individuals throughout New England. The bidding extravaganza included a catered dinner and a special performance by UNH's own a cappella group, The NH Gentlemen. 

At the conclusion of the silent auction, a live auction, led by a volunteer professional auctioneer, Stuart Frye, rattled off bids for the high-value items - like a trip to Costa Rica. Stuart also served as chairman on the Portsmouth Christian Academy's (PCA) auction committee for 12 years, where he grew the annual event into the school's largest fundraiser, raising more than $1 million for PCA's scholarship fund.

New Hampshire Children's Trust (NHCT) board and staff invited all guests to a pre-party before the dinner and auction at Libby's Bar and Grill in Durham, NH, just down the street from the event. 

"We weren't sure how many to expect, but about 25 to 30 people came," said Communications Coordinator, Janine Mitchell. "It was nice to meet the donors and explain how we will use the donated funds."

The informal meet and greet gave auction attendees the chance to better understand the organization and what the funds raised at the dinner and auction directly benefit.

The New Hampshire Children's Trust is a non-profit organization with a mission to lead NH's drive to eliminate child abuse and neglect. NHCT advances it's mission by implementing universal prevention programs with the general population, and secondary prevention strategies targeted to individuals or families where there is a higher risk of maltreatment.

Prevent Child Abuse America works on a national level to improve the health and well being of our nation's children. PCAA's mission is to "prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children" and includes all forms of abuse and neglect, whether physical, sexual, educational, emotional, or peer-to-peer abuse.

SAVE THE DATE for 2015!