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.

Location

Schedule

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

Forms

  • 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

This year's live auction item is five days/four nights at the luxurious St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino.

 

    

The amazing prize package includes the following and is valued at over $2,000.

  • Five days/four nights.
  • Breakfast for two each day.
  • Complimentary round trip transfers to the airport for two.
  • VIP treatment upon arrival.
  • One complimentary half-day excursion for two to swim with dolphins.
  • Memories to last a lifetime.

Attend the VSAE Awards Luncheon to purchase this once-in-a-lifetime getaway.

St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino will exceed your every expectation. It was named as one of Travel + Leisure's 'World's Best Caribbean Resorts', with a remarkable location and truly extraordinary amenities. Make yourself at home in spacious hotel rooms, featuring unique West Indian accents and modern perks. Indulge in delicious cuisine at one of the restaurants. Try your luck at the Royal Beach Casino, located at the resort, or book a blissful treatment at the 15,000 square-foot Emerald Mist Spa. Golfers will be thrilled with the championship course at Royal St. Kitts Golf Club, too. Meetings are unparalleled occasions, thanks to the one-of-a-kind venues and superb planning services. And be sure to spend time relaxing on the beach during your visit, or exploring the many attractions St. Kitts and Nevis has to offer.

 

Golf Packages

VSAE will auction off two amazing golf packages. These packages include golf at some of the best courses in Virginia and throughout the mid-Atlantic. Some include carts and/or lunch. A list of the courses in each package is included below.

VSAE Golf Trail 1 - Value $3,500+

  • Bay Creek Resort & Golf Club - Palmer or Nicklaus Course (Cape Charles, Va.)
  • Ford's Colony Country Club (Williamsburg)
  • Hyatt Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort - River Marsh Golf Club (Cambridge, Md.)
  • Keswick Hall & Golf Club - Full Cry (Keswick, Va.)
  • Kingsmill - River Course (Williamsburg)
  • The Omni Homestead - Cascades or Old Course (Hot Springs, Va.)
  • Pinehurst Resort - Courses 1, 3-9 (surcharge for 2) (Pinehurst, N.C.)
  • Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club - Pine Needles Golf Club (Pinehurst, N.C.)
  • Princess Anne Country Club - (Virginia Beach)
  • Wintergreen Resort - Stoney Creek (Nellysford, Va.)

VSAE Golf Trail 2 - Value $4,000+

  • Colonial Williamsburg - Golden Horseshoe Golf Course (Williamsburg)
  • Currituck Club (Corolla, N.C.)
  • The Greenbrier - Old White TPC Course (White Sulphur Springs, W.V.)
  • Keswick Hall & Golf Club - Full Cry (Keswick, Va.)
  • Kiawah Island Resort - Turtle Point, Osprey Point, Cougar Point, or Oak Point (Kiawah Island, S.C.)
  • Nags Head Golf Links (Nags Head, N.C.)
  • Nemacolin Woodlands Resort - Mystic Rock Golf Course (Farmington, Pa.)
  • The Tides Inn - Golden Eagle (Irvington, Va.)
  • Wild Dunes Resort - Harbor Golf Course (Isle of Palms, S.C.)

 

Wine Raffle

In addition to a Silent Auction with over 100 items, VSAE will have a wine raffle. Purchase raffle corks for $20/each for your chance to win a bottle of wine from the raffle, which will include high-end wine worth well over $20. Bring a bottle to donate to the raffle for a complimentary entry. All bottles must be at least $20 in retail value.

 

For other event questions, please call Tracie at (804) 249-2244 or write her at tracie@vsae.org.