Auction Benefit at DRI2018

DRI

You are cordially invited to a festive evening at the DRI Foundation Auction Benefit during DRI2018

February 11-14, 2018
DRI2018 Conference
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center Nashville, TN

The DRI Foundation auction benefit during the annual DRI Awards of Excellence Gala raises funds for disaster recovery, education and community resilience projects. Thanks to the generous contributions of our donors, the Foundation has supported resilience efforts in various communities across six countries since 2011.  Learn more about the efforts we have supported in our Annual Review.

DRI Foundation Auction Benefit at DRI2018

The cocktail reception begins at 6:30PM so get ready to place your bid.
Items will include:

  • Electronics
  • Tours
  • Live shows
  • Restaurant gift cards
  • Sports and music memorabilia
  • And much, much more

Auction Benefit FAQs 

Is there a cost to attend the auction?

Unlike many auctions benefitting charitable organizations, we do not sell tickets to attend; however, if you aren’t fortunate enough to make the winning bid, there are a number of ways you can aid those impacted by disaster.  Feel free to make a monetary contribution on site.

What payment methods do you accept at the auction?

Cash, check and credit cards are all accepted at the live event. Receipts will be provided for tax purposes. All  cash donations are tax deductible.

How can my company or I contribute to the Auction?

Two ways. We are accepting in-kind donations of items, gift cards and services to auction off at the event. You may also write a check to the DRI Foundation. For more information, contact Pascale Phelan at pphelan@drii.org.

Where can I find more information about the DRI2018 and the DRI Foundation’s Auction Benefit?

For more information, contact Pascale Phelan at pphelan@drii.org or visit the conference website. Learn more>>

Where can I learn more about the communities and causes to which the DRI Foundation has contributed?

Your generous contributions help support our mission of building resilient communities worldwide. Read our Annual Review to learn more about the communities we have helped and the charities  we have collaborated with through our Donations After Disasters, Education, and Community Resilience programs.

Silent Auction Rules

Visit the items and view their details

Place your bid

First Name, Last Name and Cell Phone Number are required

  • If you have a concern with listing your name or mobile number, please see an Auction Specialist for assistance.

Visit your item of interest frequently

  • Don’t be out-bid on the item you want
  • If you are interested in setting a maximum bid for an item, please see an Auction Specialist and we can act as a silent bidder on your behalf

Please settle payment with the Treasurer as the Auction will close at 10:00 p.m.

  • You are legally obligated to pay the bid price if it is deemed final by the Auctioneer
  • We accept payment in the form of cash, checks or credit cards

All items must be taken with you unless otherwise indicated

  • You can arrange for shipping directly with FedEx located in the hotel.

Live Auction Rules

You will receive an auction paddle

  • Each paddle will have a number associated with it and tracked with your name.

Place your bid

  • Raise your paddle high with the number facing the auctioneer to signify your bid
  • You are legally obligated to pay the bid price if it is deemed final by the Auctioneer

Live auction will begin at 7:15 p.m.

Winners will be announced by the Auctioneer when the highest bid has been accepted

Payment must be settled with the Cashier or Treasurer before moving to the Gala

  • We accept payment in the form of cash, checks or credit cards

All items must be taken with you unless otherwise indicated

  • You can arrange for shipping directly in the hotel
All cash donations are 100% tax deductible.