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Catholic University Law Students Pitch in for FCBA Charity Auction

A dozen members of the Columbus School of Law’s Communications Law Students Association served as volunteers for the Federal Communications Bar Association’s 22nd Annual Charity Auction, held on Nov. 10, 2011. 

Held at a hotel in downtown Washington, D.C., the nearly three-hour event raised money to benefit the Sitar Arts Center, a non-profit organization which sponsors an afterschool program that provides 350 children (ages 6-19) from low-income households with more than 80 classes in music, dance, theater, creative writing, visual arts and digital arts.
The center will use proceeds from the charity auction to fund its Arts Afterschool program and to ensure that no child is turned away because of an inability to pay.
Law student volunteers helped gather donations from local businesses that were offered as auction prizes and assisted with selling raffle tickets. They also worked on the pre-auction set-up crew and as event greeters, helping out at the registration and volunteer check-in tables, and manning silent auction prize tables. A number of alumni from the law school's Institute for Communications Law Studies served as volunteers as well.
Over the past two decades, the FCBA auction has raised more than $1.1 million for D.C.-based charitable organizations, including Pediatric AIDS/HIV Care, Inc., the D.C. Children’s Advocacy Center, The Charitable Coalition for Children with Cancer, Kid Power-DC, and Project Wait No Longer.