IAEM Scholarship Program Fundraising Events
All IAEM Scholarship Auction and Basket Bonanza events support the IAEM Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships through a competitive process to students working towards degrees in emergency management, disaster management, or closely related fields of study. To date, the IAEM Scholarship Program has provided $121,000 in scholarships to 63 students.
IAEM Online Silent Auction
The Online Silent Auction to benefit the IAEM Scholarship program is being hosted online via BiddingForGood. We invite participation by registering on our auction site at: https://www.biddingforgood.com/IAEMScholarshipProgram. Don’t be outbid. Keep up with your active bids via the mobile link. Participants may preview the items online or visit the Silent Auction Booth in the IAEM registration area of the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B. Here are the important facts about the silent auction.
Donate items online beginning November 1, 2019. Watch for further announcements via email or the IAEM Dispatch.
Donations of items will continue to be accepted onsite as in the past, or you may upload a picture of your donation now and then bring the item to the event.
- You must register to bid. The process is very easy, and all information is kept in a secure portal. Your information is not shared. Register via the link provided above.
- Items will continue to be added to the silent auction. So, keep checking back. There is a category that lists newly added auction items within the app or the online web portal.
- Look for the special featured items. You may be able to place a winning bid for a special experience or vacation that is a “Bucket List” item.
- Silent Auction Bidding will end at 12:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Nov. 20th. If you are present at the conference, you should pick up the items between 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET.
- If you are not present, the items you win will be shipped to you. There will be an added shipping charge as noted in the auction portal.
IAEM Live Auction
The Scholarship Live Auction will start promptly at 6:00 pm and will conclude by 7:30 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 19th. Don’t miss the fun on the stage in the back of the EMEX hall.
Items may be previewed in the BiddingForGood portal using the same links as the Silent Auction (above), or you may stop by the Live Auction Preview Booth in the IAEM registration area of the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A and B. Bidders must be present at the auction to participate and should register in advance for a bidding paddle. You may register at the IAEM Silent Auction Booth or one-hour prior to the event at a booth in the Live Auction area near the stage in the EMEX hall.
Donations of items for the Live Auction will be accepted until 2:30 pm ET, Tuesday, Nov. 19th. Due to time constraints all items donated for the live auction may not be able to be used. Items not used for the live auction will be offered in the Silent Auction.
IAEM Basket Bonanza
The IAEM Basket Bonanza is a raffle of themed baskets created by IAEM Councils, Regions, Student Chapters, Caucuses, and other groups.
The event opens on Monday, Nov. 18th at 7:00 am.
Blue Baskets will be drawn at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 19th.
White baskets will be drawn at 12:15 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 20th.
Winners of baskets will be notified by cell phone, if the phone number is included on the ticket. Winners must pick up the basket the day it is drawn, or another winning ticket will be selected. Winners are responsible for any packing and shipping of winning baskets.
Ticket prices are: 5 for $5; 12 for $10; 20 for $15; 30 for $20; 40 for $25; 50 for $30; 75 for $40; 100 for $50; 150 for $75; 215 for $100; 320 for $150; and 400 for $200. Tickets are being sold by students and commissioners throughout the conference or stop by the Basket Bonanza booth in the convention center to purchase yours. Credit card purchases are welcome. Purchases of $50 or more will count as a cash donation to the program and will be reflected in the individual’s total giving amounts.
Tickets may be purchased in advance using a credit card through the BiddingforGood portal and app. Visit the auction link and choose “purchase tickets.” Select the number of tickets needed. You will receive a receipt for the purchase and your tickets will be available for pickup in the Basket Bonanza booth in the convention center. They will be ready for you to put in the baskets you choose without the need for you to fill out a number or name on the back.