About the Event
Our event is set for Saturday, February 25th, 2017! Click on the on-line bidding link to the right to view and bid on our exciting packages. You can also support us by joining us at Kellogg Center on February 25th, or by bidding on our items remotely on the night of our event..
This popular event draws hundreds of community members, alumni, students, and faculty, and helps fund a number of programs in The School of Hospitality Business. With a different theme each year, Destination Auction is an exciting, colorful event, organized and led by students in partnership with The School alumni.
Destination Auction is an annual premier fundraising event held early in the year, for the Hospitality Association and the Alumni Association. It features a huge variety of items, including vacations, unique culinary experiences, exceptional weekend getaways, one of a kind memorabilia, and popular theater and sporting events. School alumni and supporters have generously donated all packages.
Proceeds benefit The School’s student Hospitality Association, its' Alumni Association, and two local charities: the Junior League of Lansing and the Capital Area Humane Society.
Here's How to Bid:
Visit our Auction Website:
1. A few weeks before our event, the link below can be used to view our destination packages. Check back in February.
2. Click on the button below now to donate an item or package that we can auction the night of our event.
3. Submit your bid from home! Stay tuned for the online link that will allow you to submit your bid before the event even begins.
4. Make a cash donation to our event today!
We are pleased to announce our two local charities selected for our 2017 Destination Auction.
Every year, the students create and design a different theme to keep the event fresh and relevant. Over the years we've taken our supporters to Hollywood, Mardi Gras, Candy Land, and even Under the Big Top.
We need Donations!
This is where you come in. We need you to secure packages or items that will perform well in our upcoming auction. Donations such as hotel acommodations, gift certificates, or merchandise with your company logo, are always popular.
Items with destination appeal, such as concert tickets, restaurant certificates, airline miles, and hotel packages for dream vacations are perfect!
Please download the donor form and send it to us.
Run it like a Business
The student leadership team for Destination Auction works year-round to execute this massive event. It is a terrific exercise for what these young adults will soon experience upon graduation. The team studies and executes strategic planning, food and beverage, fundraising, marketing, networking, legal issues, budgeting, event design, human resources, a/v technologies, and contingency planning. All of this is done with strict goals and very tight deadlines. Please support your School, and these amazing students, by helping in any of the four ways listed above.
Thousands of hours are invested by our students every year to execute Destination Auction!
THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE:
5. Join us in East Lansing on February 25th to participate in our Live and Silent Auctions.