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About the Silent Auction 

The IFMA Education Foundation holds its Annual Silent Auction during IFMA’s Presidents Conference. We ask your help in providing donations for the Auction in order for this event to be as successful as possible! This is the Foundation’s largest fundraiser and a substantial amount of funds are raised through this Auction.

Please help by making a donation and show your support of the next generation of foodservice leaders! Donating a gift to the Foundation for display in the Silent Auction is a wonderful way to showcase your company’s quality products and services. In addition to generating funds for the Foundation, your generous auction donation will provide your company with advertising and exposure. 

All donations need to be accompanied by a completed In-Kind Donation Form (below) and must be submitted with the item(s) by October 4, 2019. This event will not be successful without your help. Thank you for your willingness to get involved and help make a difference!


Suggested Donations

Gift Baskets & Gift Cards

Product Gift Baskets



Grocery Stores

Specialty stores






Professional Sporting events

Collegiate Events

Concert /Shows

Skybox Tickets

Travel & Leisure

Hotel Certificates

Airline tickets

Resort stays


Vacation home stays

Bed & Breakfast

Fishing trips

Golf with a celebrity-Pro



iPad/Apple Watch

Cooking classes


Breakfast/lunch with local celebrities

Unique – Once in a Lifetime

Sous Chef for a day in your  favorite restaurant

DJ for a Day

Tour television studios

Backstage passes to popular   performance

Ryder Cup or Masters Tickets

Private meal with celebrity or well-known chef

On the sidelines or the bench of your favorite team/sport

Autographed memorabilia


This is just a sampling of possible donation items and no donation is too small. The Foundation is always open to additional opportunities. Please use your imagination and create a wonderful donation to help the future of our industry! Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!


Auction In-Kind Donation Form

Please complete this form below and include an electronic photo of the item.

Include you name/contact information when shipping the item(s) to:

  • IFMA, 180 North Stetson, Suite 850, Chicago, IL 60601
  • Attn: Jill Johnstone (Silent Auction)

Items need to be received at IFMA by October 4, 2019 (if your item is heavy or large, you may choose to send directly to winning bidder following the auction). For any additional questions, contact: jill@ifmaworld.com



Photo of Item

Additional Photo of Item


**Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law**