TAPED Needs Your Help

TAPED Silent Auction

TAPED Scholarships

TAPED has a long history of providing scholarships to deserving high school seniors and individuals interested in pursuing degrees in the field of deaf education and interpreting. Since 1985 TAPED has awarded more than $90,000 in scholarships supported by membership dues and fundraising efforts. We need your help to raise the funds to continue awarding scholarships. This is how you can help:

  • Collect donated items for the silent auction
  • Volunteer to work the silent auction tables during the Statewide Conference
  • Donate a basket of goodies from your program or school for the Silent Auction

Please consider helping us raise the money needed for these valuable scholarships.

Donations Are Needed

Your help is needed to gather donations for the Silent Auction. TAPED will award a prize to the program who donates the most items to the auction. Will your program be the winner?


It is easy to get donations. Just use the donation letter to help you ask for donations from the various business you frequent. Feel free to add your name and contact information to the letter. The business will be sent a receipt for their donation at the end of the auction.


The more donations we get, the more scholarships we will be able to award in the future. We cannot do this without your help.

Feel free to add your name and contact information to the forms. The more donations we get the more scholarships we can award.

RDSPD & TSD Auction Baskets Needed

Each program is encouraged to bring an auction basket to Statewide Conference. There will be a contest to see which programs get awards for their basket. Will it be yours?


Prizes are awarded for:


  • Most Creative
  • Best Children's Basket
  • Highest Earning Basket
  • Best Literacy Basket
  • Most Unusual
  • Prettiest Design
  • Most Appetizing
  • Most Fun Basket


To be eligible for the awards, there must be more than one item in a themed basket.


Join the fun and support TAPED Scholarships at the same time.


Bring baskets to the Silent Auction area on Monday Evening or first thing on Tuesday morning.

You Are Needed to Help

We will also need your help to man the auction. Please watch for opportunities to sign up to help. Each hour worked at the auction gives you a chance to win gift cards. More information will be sent at a later time for your help.

Don't Forget to Bid!

Please see conference program for Silent Auction hours.

For more information about the auction:

Contact Debbie Martin at debbie.martin@pisd.edu