History & Past Recipients
The auction started in 1995 when we supported Alan Baker as the Biggest Turkey during Turkey Rama. That event was such a huge success that YCAR decided to host an annual event to raise money to give back to our community. Lydia Zimmerman, a Realtor® at the time, chaired the auction from 1995 – 2002. Naida Paris co-chaired and chaired from 2001 until 2005, and Tim Ciulla has chaired the committee since 2006.
To be on the committee you need to have a heart for your community this committee has both a heart and commitment and have worked with each other for several years. We’d like to recognize our committee members for their dedication and service:
Affiliate Members: Tim Cuilla – Chairman, Naida Paris, Karen Christenson, Crystal Marks, Adam Schmidt.
REALTOR® Members: Wendy Bird – Silent Auction Director, Judi Hammer, Shirley Venhaus, Barry House, Liz Heller, Beth Frischmuth, Kirk Bales, Rosalee Hays, Carol Ingles. Our goal is to have a representative from each office.
The Auction Committee is proud to report that over the past 17 years we have provided over $300,000 to local charities. The charities are chosen by a vote of the YCAR membership. A charity cannot receive funds two years in a row.
2012 - $24,258.69 - Dayton Community Food Bank, Homeward Bound Pets, Janet Dumdi Comfort Fund (a part of Hospice)
2011 – $20,765 – YCAP Food Bank, Henderson House, Yamhill-Carlton Education Foundation
2010 – $25,836.30 – Habitat for Humanity Jon Triest Memorial Build, Habitat for Humanity Women Build, Yamhill Carlton Athletic Team Sports
2009 – $20,835 – CASA, Newberg Animal Shelter, LOVE, Inc.
2008 – $25,617 – Grand Shermina, Habitat for Humanity Shareholders Build (YCAR), YCAP Food
2007 – $27,057 – St. Barnabas, NW Senior Services (So County), Love Inc.
2006 – $22,783 – Tina Miller Teen Center, Thugz off Drugz, YCAP
2005 – $20,118 – St. Barnabas Soup Kitchen, YC Historical, Yamhelas
2004 – $16,804 – Newberg Animal Shelter, Henderson House, Headstart
2003 – $15,816 – YC Special Olympics, St. Barnabas, Homeward Bound Pets
2002 – $14,000 – Headstart, Henderson House, Pregnancy Info
2001 – $13,974 – CASA, St. Barnabas, YC Special Olympics
1995-2000- $ 60,000 – Estimated proceeds
Total: $261,585 – Estimated funds raised in the past 16 years
Geographical Breakdown of the Charities:
Charities benefiting the entire county:
2009 – CASA
2008 –YCAP Food – provides food to all county food banks
2006 – Thugz off Drugz, YCAP Food – provides food to all county food banks
2005 – YC Historical
2004 – Henderson House, Headstart
2003 –YC Special Olympics
2002 – Headstart, Henderson House, Pregnancy Info
2001 – CASA, YC Special Olympics
2008 –Habitat for Humanity Shareholders Build (YCAR)
2007 –St. Barnabas Soup Kitchen (St. Barnabas is technically all county)
2005 – St. Barnabas Soup Kitchen (St. Barnabas is technically all county)
2003 –St. Barnabas (St. Barnabas is technically all county), Homeward Bound Pets
2001 – St. Barnabas (St. Barnabas is technically all county)
2009 – Newberg Animal Shelter, LOVE, Inc. (Love Inc is technically all county)
2007 – Love Inc. (Love Inc is technically all county)
2004 – Newberg Animal Shelter
SOUTH COUNTY (Sheridan, Willamina, Grand Ronde)
2008 – Grand Shermina – This is the food bank for Sheridan, Willamina and Grand Ronde
2007 – NW Senior Services (So County) – provides support services for seniors in Sheridan, Willamina and Grand Ronde
2006 – Tina Miller Teen Center – Provides after school care for kids in Willamina and Grand Ronde