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Donate An Item To Our 2022 FNCE® Foundation Virtual Silent Auction

By Foundation Admin posted 06-22-2022 11:00 PM


Our FNCE® Foundation Virtual Silent Auction is expected to be bigger than ever, by providing 24-hour, mobile bidding to all Academy members!

From noon (Central time) on October 6 to 1 p.m. (Central time) on October 11.

The Foundation Silent Auction has always been one of the most popular live events at FNCE® each year, with more than 100 items that helps raise thousands of dollars for the Foundation’s Annual Fund. The Academy Foundation is the only charitable organization devoted exclusively to supporting nutrition and dietetics professionals to help consumers create healthier lifestyles. The Academy Foundation’s programs make a significant impact with Academy members each year through our scholarships, awards, grants, fellowships, public nutrition education programs and disaster relief efforts.

This year’s Silent Auction will feature a few select items for viewing at our Foundation booth at the Orlando Conference Center while all bidding will be virtual and available to all Academy members, providing 24-hour mobile bidding, with item descriptions, pictures and donor recognition. Please consider donating an item or items this year with a minimum estimated value of $150. Popular items that always seem to do well and new virtual opportunities include:

  • Purses
  • Travel bags/luggage
  • Jewelry
  • Online Shopping Gift Cards
  • Virtual Experiences – provide an online cooking class or educational opportunities to a bidder and specified number of guests

Need shopping tips, check out Foundation donor, Suzi Baxter’s secrets to great bargains when donating items to silent auctions!

Our 2022 Virtual Silent Auction will allow all Academy members the option to participate and all item donors will be properly acknowledged online within your item picture and description for all bidders to see.

If you would like to donate an item, please use this online form to do so and please remember a virtual silent auction means we will be handing logistics a little differently, which means you will keep your donated item and simply email us a picture of the item or items so we can upload it to the virtual silent auction site along with the full description you provide in the online form. We are also requesting you ship the item to the winning bidder are your expense after the auction is completed. We will provide this information to you within 48 hours of the end of the auction.

  • All donation forms must be filled out by September 22, 2022
  • Donors of silent auction items will be required to ship the item to winner at your expense.

The Foundation will provide each donor with the winner information once the auction has ended. For more information, please contact Paul Slomski at: or call (312) 899-1746.