Silent Auction

Donate a Silent Auction Item for a Good Cause

On behalf of the Governing Council of the American Herbalists Guild, we ask you to consider donating an item for the silent auction to be held at our Annual Symposium. The proceeds from the auction are used to fund the AHG Community Service Award and the Victoria Fortner Award in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Read on for more information about how to donate a silent auction item.

Community Service Award

The American Herbalists Guild Community Service Award is given once a year at the Annual Symposium to honor an individual or group that has contributed significantly to the herbal profession, making a lasting impact through community or environmental service related to herbal professions on a local or national level. Past recipients include the Arizona Ethnobotanical Association, the Sage Mountain (VT) Health & Wellness Clinic, Natural Doctors International, the Common Ground Collective in New Orleans, the Ithaca (NY) Free Clinic, and the Alternative Access Healthcare Campaign of Seattle.

Victoria Fortner Award in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Victoria Fortner Award in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion supports individuals, organizations, community groups, and businesses working to improve access to and awareness of herbal practice to diverse communities. The award honors the many contributions of the late Victoria Fortner to the field of herbalism as an AHG member and an activist.

The American Herbalists Guild created the award to recognize outstanding accomplishments in the field of professional herbalism that address the health care needs of diverse communities. We are especially committed to honoring accomplishments that directly address the following: the needs of multi-ethnic, multi-racial, and multi-cultural communities; health care needs of people from a range of socio-economic conditions; recognition of the variety of spiritual practices often used in herbal practice; addressing the needs of people with all types of physical abilities and limits; and fostering an expanded understanding of sexual and gender identity. This award also recognizes the importance of facilitating individual communities to speak with their own voices and on their own behalf.

Silent Auction Information

How Do I Donate a Silent Auction Item?

If you have anything that you would like to share, whether goods (hand-made or store-bought are both welcome) or services, please send an email to with your name and address, a description of the donation, and its value. Our Silent Auction Coordinator will send you the information needed for shipping to the Symposium venue or arrange to pick it up from you, if possible.

Packages may also be sent to the AHG Office until September 15, 2017, with the above information enclosed. Please mark the outside of the package as AHG Silent Auction Item. Packages can be mailed to American Herbalists Guild, 67 Broadway, Suite 200, Asheville, NC 28801.

What Will Happen to My Silent Auction Item?

Your donation will be prominently displayed at our Saturday evening reception where attendees will be able to bid on each item. The AHG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. On request, we are glad to provide a receipt on letterhead for any donation.


Please email with any inquiries.

Or, contact our Silent Auction Chairperson, Liz Giles, at