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Casino Night Gala & Auction

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Feeling Lucky?
Try your hand and win big for GaBioEd!

Join us at the close of the Georgia Bio Innovation Summit for food, drinks, and fun to help the Georgia BioEd Institute prepare students to be tomorrow’s STEM leaders.

The Gala will feature a live band, gaming tables, hors d’oeuvres, premium open bar, and silent auction. Eat, drink and play for free while you bid for a variety of great items including vacation rentals, wine, museum and event tickets, jewelry, and artwork.

Proceeds from the Gala will benefit the Georgia BioEd Institute, which strengthens Georgia’s life science workforce pipeline through classroom-to-career initiatives that align with industry needs. The Georgia BioEd Institute is a division of Georgia Bio, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and your donation may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.

Get Tickets

Tickets (Advance registration strongly encouraged):
Summit Attendees: Your Summit registration includes entrance into the Casino Night
Non-Summit Attendees: $50


Bid for Auction Items

Our online auction site will be available the week prior to the event. Some of last year’s great items included:

  • Big Green Egg
  • Augusta National Panoramic
  • 2015 Masters Champion – Jordan Spieth Frame
  • Boston Trip – Coach class round trip service for (2) and stay at the The Fairmont Copley Plaza
  • At Home Wine Tasting
  • 4 Admission Tickets to College Football Hall of Fame
  • Penguin Encounter Admission for 4 at Georgia Aquarium
  • Caribbean vacation hotel accommodations, an assortment of jewelry, and more!
Donate An Auction Item

Donate to the Silent Auction

How to donate:
Donating to the Silent Auction is easy – simply complete and submit the online auction item donation form. Your spot will be reserved in the auction.

Donor Recognition
As a Silent Auction item donor your individual/company name will be listed in the event signage & auction handout (if reservation is made by October 10, 2017), and an acknowledgement on the donated item’s bid sheet.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I donate?
Use your imagination! The average donated item’s retail value is usually between $150 and $350. Some popular items from previous auctions have included:

  • Personal electronics (iPads, Kindles, etc.)
  • Designer accessories (purses, wallets, etc.)
  • Jewelry
  • Travel/vacation packages
  • Original artwork
  • Gourmet wine/food
  • Gift Certificates

Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes, your donation is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. When noting the Fair Market Value of your item on the donation reservation form, please note that the value, regardless of the amount, is used for internal gift reporting only – Georgia Bio is unable to include the estimated value on a donor receipt or acknowledgment. It is the responsibility of the donor to substantiate the fair market value for his/her own tax purposes.

Georgia Bio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, EIN# 58-1849-665.  We can provide you with a W9 and receipt for your donation.

If I don’t want to purchase and ship an item, can I make a monetary donation to the auction instead?
Yes! Simply contact us and note how you wish to pay – check or credit card and staff will assist you with your donation. Contact us at admin@gabio.org or 404-221-0617.

How do I ship/deliver my item to you?
We will contact you once your items is accepted regarding shipping.  We gladly will accept an item shipped directly to us or we can arrange a courier or setup a time for drop.  Our office is located in midtown Atlanta.

Casino Night Gala is sponsored by UCB, Inc.



October 24
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Cobb Galleria Centre
2 Galleria Parkway Southeast
Atlanta, 30339 United States
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