Lexington, VA • Monday, November 20, 2006
On Thursday, November 9, students at the Washington and Lee School of Law once again showed their generosity, raising over $16,000 during the 2006 Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) charity auction. This amount surpassed the 2005 auction total, which was itself a record-setting amount.
Auction organizers noted that the decision concerning where to direct funds is never easy because there are so many worthwhile organizations in the area. However, PAD members ultimately decided to donate proceeds from this year's auction to the Yellow Brick Road Child Care Program, which has served the Rockbridge community for almost 30 years, providing child care and pre-school preparatory education for a wide range of families. In addition to providing scholarships to families who otherwise would not be able to afford child care, Yellow Brick Road is facing increased financial burdens due to a relocation and expansion of facilities.
During the auction, students bid on free dinners, trips, and other items donated by law school faculty and staff. Some of the items students fought over this year included:
• a bobble head doll of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, donated by Professor Rendleman
• a Supreme Court quill pen, courtesy of Professor Bruck
• a round of golf with Professor Johnson and Professor Calhoun
• a Super Bowl party hosted by Professor Alessi
• a boating trip on Smith Mountain lake with Professor Wilson.
Phi Alpha Delta is a service fraternity that works for the law school and local communities and sponsors many charity events including the auction, a canned food drive, and a blood drive. PAD holds membership drives in both the fall and spring semesters.