Graphic with details about the LLLA 2023 auction that begins April 17, 2023.

LLLA 2023 Auction: Preparing for Spring

The Lake Leelanau Lake Association (LLLA) is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality and beauty of Lake Leelanau and its surrounding watershed for current and future generations. More than 75% of our budget is devoted to the stewardship of Lake Leelanau. 

The Spring Auction is our sole fundraiser. It provides funds to continue our diligent work in protecting and preserving Lake Leelanau. We are hopeful that proceeds from the LLLA 2023 auction will enable us to do things such as:

  • Install a third and fourth high-pressure water boat cleaning station;
  • Expand our educational programs to protect the lake's fragile ecosystem;
  • Create information signs at all public lake access points outlining the fragile ecosystem we are fighting to protect;
  • Continue to maintain our water quality testing program; and
  • Continue the execution of a long-term watershed protection program.

To carry out these activities, we need your support! There are several ways in which you can help:

1. Sponsorship Opportunities

Consider being a Sponsor by donating to the 2023 Spring Virtual Auction. We have three sponsorship levels to choose from, with increasing benefits respective to the amount given. The sponsorship giving levels are:

  • Gold Level - $2,500: Gold Sponsors are recognized in all print, email, and social media communications, have their name or logo scrolling on the event home page with a link to their webpage (if desired), and are recognized by the announcers in our pre-recorded event video.
  • Silver Level - $1,000: Silver Sponsors are recognized in all print, email, and social media communications and have their name or logo scrolling on the event home page with a link to their webpage (if desired).
  • Bronze Level - $250: Bronze Sponsors are recognized in all print, email, and social media communications.

2. Cash Donations

Not ready to be a sponsor? Make a cash donation of any amount — cash donations will be matched 100%, up to $25,000! To make a donation, click here.

3. Auction Item Donations

Consider donating an auction item for participants to bid on! Our supporters enjoy things like Leelanau:

  • Art
  • Apparel
  • Dining
  • Electronics
  • Experiences
  • Food & Gourmet Items
  • Golf & Sports Gear
  • Health & Fitness
  • Home & Garden
  • Memorabilia
  • Services
  • Spa & Beauty
  • Entertainment
  • Wine

Last year, some of the top auction items included Science Tours on Lake Leelanau, catered dinners, weekly cottage rentals, and more. Think about what you would like to bid on during the LLLA 2023 auction, and see if you have anything you can bring to the table! To donate an item for the 2023 Spring Virtual Auction, click here.

Please stay tuned for information near the spring when our items are available on the auction site, and you can register to bid. Bidding for the LLLA 2023 auction starts April 17, 2023, and ends April 30, 2023, at 9:00 pm. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to bid on some great items and support the LLLA.

Should you have any questions about the auction, please email [email protected]. We appreciate your continuing support!

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