Awards Luncheon & Silent Auction
Friday, December 1

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This is VSAE's most popular annual event. Come join colleagues from your association community to see who will be recognized with VSAE's coveted Awards of Excellence. Held on Friday, December 1 at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump, this event includes a Silent Auction with over 100 donated items on which to bid. Items include gift baskets, event tickets, luxurious getaways, and so much more. Proceeds go to benefit VSAE and a local charity, Good Neighbor Village, selected by VSAE's Community Service Committee.



Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump
12042 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233

10:30 a.m...Registration/Hosted Reception/Silent Auction
11:45 a.m...Lunch/Program/Awards Recognition
1:30 p.m.....Adjourn


Registration Fees:

  Early Bird: Registered & Paid by 10/31

Registered & Paid after 10/31 & Before 11/28

Registered & Paid After 11/28
VSAE Members $39 $49 $59
Staff of Member $44 $54 $64
Non-Members $65 $75 $85


Participate in this festive occasion by donating an item, bidding in the silent auction, registering to attend, or all three. Information on how to become more involved is linked below.

Donate an item for the Silent Auction


  • Donation table display (one-page advertisement of donated item - 8.5”x11” portrait layout, 4-color, Word.doc format). See template in linked document.
  • Award certificate or letter (Tangible items may be brought the day of the auction.) Unless otherwise indicated, it is understood that all vacation packages will be for two people, based upon availability, and good until at least December 1, 2018.

Donation FAQs

Why should I donate a bigger, or more creative and inclusive package?

  • It is an auction that you will most likely attend so you want to be proud of your donation.
  • It is a customer organization, unlike most other donation requests you get for charities. Both are important but VSAE has real ties directly to the businesses.
  • You believe in the organization and the cause.

Why should I donate early?

  • Marketing–Get mentioned in the newsletters, eNews, and listed here on the website from donation time until the event in December.
  • Get it off your plate and relieve yourself of the phone calls and emails reminding you to donate.

Who can donate?

Anyone! To increase participation, the Silent Auction Task Force has established a Silent Auction Fund which will be used to purchase additional auction items. Those who contribute to the fund will be listed in the Association Press newsletter and in the event's on-site program.

How do I donate?

Please complete the donation form and return to VSAE. VSAE has set a minimum retail value of $50 for each donation. If you are unable to donate a gift with a minimum value of $50, please consider a cash contribution to the Silent Auction Fund or a minimum value of $25 donation to the Gift Card Tree.

Grand Prize Live Auction

In addition to a Silent Auction with over 100 items, VSAE also has at least one grand prize live auction item. Qualifications and benefits of the live auction item are listed below.

VSAE requests that the live auction prize include the following.
  • A minimum of 6 days/5 nights stay for 2 people.
  • At least 2 meals for 2 people.
  • At least 1 recreation activity for 2 people.
In exchange for your donation, you will be featured in a newsletter article about the event with your picture/logo, and get a display area at the event, promotion at event by auctioneer, complimentary registration to the event, promotion in on-site program, and have a client experience your company first-hand.
If you are interested in donating an item for the grand prize live auction, email Brandon at

For other event questions, please call Tracie at (804) 249-2244 or write her at