Couple of comments.
First, I've often felt a bit uneasy from a few things which go on in our Church. Weekly donations are read out loud to the entire congregation. To me, it seems like a way to "credit" the big givers and urge others to do the same.
I like to give as much as I can, however, I don't do it for recognition, either way. I'm not there to impress anyone or to be judged (for not giving enough). So, I'm on board with the anonymous giving.
Second, I've seen one practice in a Macedonian Orthodox Church, which in my mind was something I didn't like and worse than what you describe. This Church has an event every year where they have an auction. What are they auctioning? Icons!
Not for sale, but for rent! Okay, to start with the Church is quite large and connected to it is an ENORMOUS banquet hall (actually there are two additional halls as well), however, this one hall, probably accomodated about 800-1000 people for an event.
So, up comes "Joe Church helper" with an Icon of St. Nicholas and the bidding begins. Starting at $125, do I have $150, what about $175, blah blah blah... You get the idea.
I don't know, some may view it as a "creative" method of raising funds for the Church, I find it tasteless.