Fundraising and Events
Heart of the Home Tour
What: The Guild's major fundraiser of the year offers a wide range of roles from serving on one of the planning or marketing teams, working with the operations team on logistics, or being a room host the weekend of the Tour.
When: The various roles cover the gamut of scheduled meetings and shifts to working as it suits your schedule, and the need could be on a weekday or a weekend, morning, afternoon or evening. See the Guild website for specifics as plans are formulated. The Tour itself is held in the fall.
Heart of the Home Party & Auction
What: Planning for the fall Home Tour kicks off in the spring with a launch party and auction. Volunteers are needed for advance party and auction planning, as well as helping the day and night of the party with ticket selling, auction set-up and auction checkout. All Guild members are asked to assist by soliciting auction items.
When: Party is typically in March or April, with planning done in the three to four months leading up to the date. Time commitment varies, depending on role. Details will be communicated through e-mail announcements.
In addition to the Heart of the Home Tour, other events may be held during the year where volunteers are needed. These opportunities will be communicated as they become known.
When tickets are sold for a Guild fundraiser, all members are encouraged to buy and/or sell tickets. Guild members receive a discount when buying at least four tickets in advance and a special incentive is offered for the member purchasing/selling the most tickets.
Your dues underwrite the operating expenses of The Guild, which in turn allows us to maintain the base from which we run our programs and outreach. If you are not already a Guild Patron, please consider renewal at that level.