Pick Up Some Treats and Help Us Fund Scholarships
The NEC Online and Live Auctions are SGMP’s largest fundraising events to benefit The Gilmer Institute of Learning Scholarships for NEC. While the live auction will take place in Detroit, MI, during 2019 NEC, you can get involved and participate from anywhere with our online auction, which will launch in advance of the conference festivities. The online auction will open Friday, June 7, 2019, and the live auction will take place after the Sam Gilmer Awards Dinner on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at 2019 NEC in Detroit, Michigan. Be sure to visit the auction while you’re there!
Online Auction Now Open
All bidding will be done through your cell phone or computer! You can bid from anywhere, at any time, before the close of the auction from your own device. You can even opt-in to receive an update if you are outbid so you can counter-bid. To get started, click the button below and select “Register Now”. Create an account and once you’ve received your text message confirmation, you are ready to bid on items!
How to Bid
- By Smartphone – Click the link in your registration text. It will take you to a personal bidding page. Click on the item to place your bid.
- By Text Message – Reply to the welcome message with the 3-digit item number and bidding amount (i.e. 101 500). No dollar signs or decimals are needed.
- By Computer – Click “View Items” or “Items” (in the top left corner) and place a bid.
- By Personal Shopper – Find a Gesture staff member in GREY at the event. They will be happy to place your bids for you.
To see the full listing of items and place your bid, visit the SGMP 2019 NEC Online Auction.
How the Live Auction Works
The live auction will be held during 2019 NEC, following the Sam Gilmer Awards Dinner. We welcome contributions of larger items for this charitable auction.
Pre-Auction Visit Detroit Package
Congratulations to Melody K, who won the Visit Detroit “Stay and Play” package during our Pre-Auction earlier this spring!
Donate Auction Items
There is still time to donate items for the SGMP Online and Live Auction. This national fundraiser makes it possible to fund scholarships for government and contract planners to attend this national gathering.
We are requesting all kinds of donations!
- Gift Baskets: coffee – chocolate lovers – spa day – movie night – date night – family game night – road trip – dog lovers – cat lovers – picnic in the park
- Gift Cards: Donate an unused gift card
- Unique Items: handmade crafts – woodworking – art – photography
- Accommodations: Hotel overnight stay certificates
- Vacation Packages: Consider offering a 2-nights to a 7-nights stay with breakfast or food credit, golf or spa package.
Don’t be afraid to think outside the box! Donate one of your unique handcrafted creations. Please think about combining items or services with your friends and colleagues to create a tantalizing package to feature your area, such as a hotel 2 or 3 night stays with a spa visit or round of golf. Let your imagination be your guide.
Donating an Item
Use the form below to submit a brief description of your item for the 2019 NEC Auction. Please submit the form no later than Friday, June 21, 2019. Thank you for your support and interest in helping SGMP continue with supporting our mission. If you are mailing gift certificates, please mail to:
Mark Richardson, CGMP
DoubleTree Colorado Springs
1775 E Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Please do not mail large items to Mark. If you are donating an item larger than a gift certificate, please mail the item to the winner after the NEC. If you have any questions about our ONLINE auction, please contact us.
NEC Silent and Live Auction Donation Commitment Form
Photos courtesy of Christie’s Photographic Solutions.