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NOTICE: THE ASSET SALE AT THE HANSON RECREATION CENTER HAS ENDED

Buyers or Institutions that are interested in specific purchases will still be able to reach out directly to AssetRequests@SaintJoe.edu (or call 616-202-2042) through the month of November.

Many people were involved in the often emotional process of volunteering, evaluating, advising, assisting, and (through bidding & purchasing) funding continuing operational needs for SJC as we work to create something new.  Saint Joe would like to Thank each and every one of them for those efforts and ongoing support.  There is still a long road ahead of us and much to be done, but we are making progress.


COMMON ASSET SALE QUESTIONS – AUGUST 10TH, 2017

Since announcing the sale of unneeded assets to fund a future Saint Joe effort we have received a large number of queries to our designated email address at AssetRequests@SaintJoe.edu.  This was expected and we are in the process of working through those requests, delegating some of the more specific ones to the Team at Hilco Fixture Finders, and answering some of the more general questions as quickly as we can.  Based on some of the more common questions, we have posted a few answers here and will continue to update as this sale continues. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A FLUID PROCESS AND MAY CHANGE IF CIRCUMSTANCES WARRANT.

LISTS/PICTURES/CATALOGS OF WHAT IS FOR SALE:  For the many requests that we have had about a “complete” list of what we are selling, unfortunately that will not be possible.  Currently the sale is being organized at roughly 3 levels: 

The 1st level is the generalized sale that is being conducted at the Hanson Rec Center starting Monday 8/14.  The items that are being set up in the Rec Center are items that are being pulled as Hilco Fixture Finders and SJC are conducting walk-throughs of each building on Campus and determining what can be released to raise future funding. Those items will range from new Air Conditioning units all the way down to Staplers.  Because of this and the fact that the Recreation Center is going to be continually “restocked” for at least several weeks we won’t be releasing a catalog of items to be sold.

The 2nd level is going to be items that would be better served in a specialized sale and/or auction.  This would generally be items such as Vehicles, Commercial Kitchen Equipment, Studios, and Labs where buyers are interested in a “complete” purchase.  Since each of those sales will be unique in some way, those will be handled on a case-by-case basis and announcements on those will be case-by-case as well.

The 3rd level is an online-auction of items that we feel will carry special value to the SJC Family.  Much of this falls into what would be considered Memorabilia and examples would consist of SJC-logoed fixtures, clothing, a limited amount of signage, props, and many other miscellaneous stuff unique to the Saint Joe experience.  These items are still in the process of being earmarked and put aside for the auction and when it is ready to go, the auction site will have images and descriptions of each item up for bid.  The decision to conduct this portion of our sale on-line was based on the desire to give all of our Pumas, regardless of where they are located, a fair chance to bid on and own some of these items. (NOTE, THE ON-LINE AUCTION WAS CONCLUDED ON OCTOBER 1st)

Truly unique items and item requests are being handled on a case-by-case basis.  If you have sent an email to the Business Affairs Office in the past or have sent an email to AssetRequests@SaintJoe.edu about something individually unique (a small plaque, one-of-a-kind desk, table, etc…) we are compiling a list with Hilco and Fixture finders to look for the item and earmark it for a possible one-off sale to the requestor.  If we get multiple requests for the same item(s), we will consider listing it on the online-auction instead and will try give the requestors a heads-up if that occurs.  Again, since we anticipate that this process will be going on for several weeks, please keep in mind that the lack of an immediate reply doesn’t mean we haven’t earmarked your item as “something to look into”.

GOING FORWARD THE SINGLE BEST METHOD OF MAKING A SPECIFIC INQUIRY INTO AN ITEM WILL BE TO SEND AN EMAIL TO ASSETREQUESTS@SAINTJOE.EDU

As a reminder, the goal of these sales are to raise funding to support our activities and efforts to create a future for Saint Joe.  Since that is the goal, this does mean that we are “holding back” on a number of items that we have identified as desired or necessary to both a restart of Saint Joe as well as connection to our past.  While those “hold back” items are still being identified as Hilco works with us to go through each facility, we have designated a number of things that will not be for sale:

CAMPUS GROUNDS FIXTURES:  In-place fixtures such as signage, landscaping, statues, and the park benches (both named and non-named benches) will not be for sale for the foreseeable future.

FIXTURES, FURNITURE, AND SUPPORTING EQUIPMENT FOR ALL FACILITIES THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS “1ST TO BE OPENED” DURING A RESTART:  In general, if a building or supporting infrastructure has been identified as crucial to a restart on the Campus (The Core Building and the Chapel would be a couple of examples of critical facilities) the fixtures and items that are in those buildings will be kept, especially if keeping those items will reduce any restart costs.

KEY VEHCILES AND MAINTENANCE EQUIPEMENT:  Items that are needed by the Facilities Team for the care and maintenance of the SJC Campus will not be for sale for the foreseeable future.

HANSON RECREATION CENTER SALE:

The sale at the Hanson Recreation Center will begin on Monday, August 14th.  The entrance to the sales floor will be between Raleigh Hall and the Richard F. Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse and is clearly marked.  Parking will be available in the adjacent parking lot and will be accessible via the Drexel Parkway entrance (across from WalMart and the Demotte State Bank).  The front reception desk will be manned during sale hours by a member of the Hilco Staff, who will be able to answer general questions with regards to items that have already been placed on the sales floor.

The Hanson Recreation Center sale will be a fixed-price sale.  Prices on all items should be marked.  If you find an item that isn’t marked, please see a Hilco Staff Member and they will be able to assist.

ACCEPTED METHODS OF PURCHASE AT THE RECREATION CENTER:

·        Cash

·        Mastercard, Visa, Amex, & Discover

·        Wire Transfer (please see a Hilco Staff Member for WT arrangements)


Specialized Sale Items (such as Vehicles) not located in the Recreation Center may have more restrictive purchase methods, again please see a Hilco Staff Member if needed.

(This web page will continue to be updated as any new sale information becomes available.)

(This page last updated on 10/24/2017)