Silent Auction Donations

2018 MNIFT Online & Live Silent Auction - Raising Funds for Scholarships

Donations Needed!

The 14th Annual MNIFT Silent Auction moves to a new level this year by adding an online aspect in addition to the more traditional live opportunity to bid.

How it works
  1. Online Silent Auction opens Tuesday, January 23, 2018.  Online bidding begins.
  2. Online Silent Auction combined with the MNIFT Tuesday, February 6, 2018 dinner meeting at the Metropolitan offered LIVE.

All companies will be recognized for their donations on the website, in the marketing, and at the live event on February 6, 2018.

If you have an item to donate email George Annor ( To donate funds at one of the donation levels, click on the button below.

All donations needed by Friday, January 19, 2018

How you can help
  1. Be the Event Sponsor for the Online and Live Silent Auction. $2,000 donation. Click here to Sponsor.  Benefits of sponsoring:
    • Supports scholarship program
    • Logo included on all auction marketing and on website
    • Includes a table of 8 at the day of the auction
    • Signage / banner recognition at the auction
  2. Sponsor one or more of the auction packages.  Donation Levels:  Gold ($500), Silver ($250), Bronze ($100). Benefits of sponsoring:
    • Supports sponsorship program
    • Signage on each basket created in the package
    • Signage at the auction
  3. Donation sponsor:  Donate an item for one or more of the  sponsor packages below (or any other item you'd like to donate!)  Benefits of sponsoring:
    • Supports sponsorship program
    • Signage on donation

Click a Sponsorship Package below to donate. There are three levels of donations for each package.

Gold: $500
Silver: $250
Bronze: $100

All companies will be recognized for their donations.

If you would prefer, make a direct donation – either direct scholarship contribution or for the committee to purchase saleable auction items.

Sports Package

Items may include:

  • Sports Memorabilia
  • Sports Event tickets
  • Branded items

Entertainment Package

Items may include:

  • Concert Tickets
  • Theater Tickets
  • Dinner & A Show Experiences

Personal Electronics Package

Items may include:

  • Beats Headphones
  • Apple & Android Products
  • FitBits

Food & Wine Package

Items may include:

  • Gift Baskets
  • Wine & Liquor
  • Specialty Foods
  • Restaurant Experiences

Minnesota Lovers Package

Items may include:

  • Tours & Experiences
  • Museums & Attractions
  • Local Inspired Art & Jewelry

IFT Package

Items may include:

  • Dinner meeting
  • IFT 18
  • Shirts
  • Movie
  • Free membership

Pamper Package

Items may include:

  • Spa Experiences
  • Salon Packages
  • Specialty Spa & Salon Products

We want to thank the following donors for their generosity in the last silent auction:

AACC, Aveda Research and Development, Bellisio Foods, Brenda Knapp Polzin, Briess Foods, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cargill (GFR), Cargill Global Food Technology, Cargill Kitchen Solutions, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Dairy Queen, Davisco/AgroPur, Deli Express, Edlong, Firmenich, First Choice Ingredients, FONA, Friesland Campina, Fulton Brewery, General Mills - R&D, Givaudan, Gold Coast, Gold 'n Plump (GNP Poultry), Guthrie, H&W Ingredients, Inbound Brewing, Insight Brewing, Insight Brewing, Jennie-O Turkey Store, Kirstin Beager, Lakes and Legends Brewing, Lisa Pannell, LTD Brewing, McCormick, Milk Specialties, Qualitech, Rtech Laboratories Land O' Lakes, Surly Brewing, Tonya Schoenfuss, U of MN Dairy Shop, U of MN Dairy Shop/Tonya Schoenfuss