AUCTION 2021-03-24T16:14:27-04:00


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.

The Gilmer Institute of Learning supports SGMP’s mission to enhance the purpose and goals of the Society by providing support to SGMP’s members and chapters through educational opportunities, certifications, training, resources, and scholarships.

The NEC’s Online and Live Auctions are SGMP’s largest fundraising events. We need your help more than ever to raise funds for The Gilmer Institute of Learning Scholarships!

The Online Auction bidding will be done through a cell phone or computer. Auction participants can bid anywhere, anytime between the opening and closing of the auction right from their own device, meaning the Online Auction items can be viewed by all members, their families and friends!

How the Live Auction Works

The live auction will be held during 2021 NEC, following the Sam Gilmer Awards Dinner. We welcome contributions of larger items for this charitable auction.

Donate Auction Items

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!

  • Hotel Stays: Include complimentary parking, meals at the hotel or local restaurants, spa treatments, attraction passes or sporting events.
  • Reward Points: Donate hotel, airline or Amtrak reward points.
  • Holiday Decor
  • Tech Gadgets
  • 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 – children’s toys, books, accessories.
  • Vacation Packages:Consider offering a 2-nights to a 7-nights stay with breakfast or food credit, golf or spa package.
  • Tickets: Donate admission tickets to amusement parks, musuems or family activities

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 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 2020 NEC Auction. Please submit the form no later than August 27, 2021. Thank you for your support and interest in helping SGMP continue with our mission.

If you are mailing gift certificates, please mail to:

Visit Norfolk
Attn: Wayne Callis, CGMP
232 East Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

Please do not mail large items to Wayne. If you are donating an item larger than a gift certificate, please mail the item to the winner after the NEC. The item should not be brought to the conference. 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.