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Auction Donations

The IFMA Education Foundation holds its Annual Auction during IFMA’s Presidents Conference. We ask your help in providing donations for the Silent Auction in order for this 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!

All donations need to be accompanied by a completed In-Kind Donation Form (below) and must be submitted with the item(s) by October 2, 2020. 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

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
Ryder Cup or Masters Tickets
Private Meal with Celebrity or
Well-Known Chef
On the Sidelines or the
Bench of your Favorite
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

Donating a gift to the Education 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.

Please complete form below. Items need to be received at IFMA by October 2, 2020 (if your item is heavy or large, you may choose to send directly to winning bidder following the auction).



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