Silent Auction Donations 2023

Benefitting the scholarship fund for food science students
2023 Silent Auction


The 2023 Silent Auction opens Wednesday, January 25 online and will end Tuesday, February 7 during the live event from 4:00 - 8:00 pm at Surly Brewing Co.


MNIFT is currently seeking donations for the 2023 Silent Auction fundraiser. Popular items include:

  • Gift Baskets. Food & Wine packages, specialty foods, memorabilia, electronics.
  • Event Tickets. Concerts, sporting events, theater passes.
  • Sponsored Gift Certificates. Donate a gift certificate for your products/services and be listed as a sponsor of the event.
  • Cooking Classes. Offer opportunities to attend cooking classes, connect with local chefs.
  • Tours, Travel, and Experience Packages. Brewery tours, spa experiences, salon products, staycation packages, hot air balloon ride.

If you are interested in donating an item, gift package, gift certificate, or monetary donation, please email Donations are tax-deductible.

Donors will be recognized onsite, in monthly newsletters, on our website, and on social media. Please help us make this event a great success.

Networking, Silent Auction, Trivia.... and More!

We are thrilled to be partnering with Surly Brewing Co. to feature their business and space at the MNIFT 2023 Silent Auction.

The future of our industry depends on the next generation of food scientists and technologists. Help us support these students by bidding on items from some of the most innovative companies in the industry.

We will have a wide range of items available, so whether you're looking for a unique gift or just want to contribute to the cause, please join us!

Other Ways to Support
Be the Event Sponsor for the Online Silent Auction. $2,000 donation.
Click here to Sponsor

The benefits of being an event sponsor are:

  • It supports the MNIFT scholarship program
  • Your company logo is included on all auction marketing as well as on the Silent Auction website
  • Includes 4 tickets to the auction and networking event at Surley Brewing on February 7, 2023.
  • Recognition at the auction
Donate Money in Support of Scholarships. Donation Levels: $500, $250, $100.
Click here to Sponsor

The benefits of donating are:

  • It supports the MNIFT scholarship program
  • Your name or company name on the Silent Auction website
  • Recognition at the auction