The International Sports Heritage Association is calling on all ISHA members to consider supporting the upcoming silent auction to raise money for the organization’s Founder’s Fund. To be held during the annual conference September 27-29 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the auction is the main funding source for the organization’s grants program. The ISHA Founder’s Fund provides travel grants for members to attend the Conference as well as Special Projects Grants to assist members with exhibits, collections projects and other museum programs in their efforts to fulfill their missions.
Members are asked to help support the efforts by donating an item for the auction. When considering what to donate, members should remember the following: packages or experiences are very popular and sell extremely well; autographed memorabilia are always a big hit; most delegates travel to the conference by air so keep in mind ease in getting the item home; and gift certificates/cards also make good items. However, the Founder’s Fund appreciates all contributions to meet the fund-raising goals that will ensure the organization can continue to provide these needed grant funds to its membership.
When donating an item, members are asked to send the following information to the Chairman of the Founder’s Fund: description of the item; photograph of the item; and the value of the item. Please send the information about the donation to Kent Sturman at [email protected].
Members can then either bring the item to them to the Conference or ship the item ahead of time. If shipping, send to: Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Attn: Justine Kaempfer, 1265 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay, WI 54304. Please ship in time to arrive by Monday, September 26 at the latest.
The auction will be conducted during the conference and will close during the Evening of Champions Banquet on Thursday, Sept. 29. Members attending the conference can support the auction by bidding on the items. For more information or to discuss possible donations or items to consider, please contact Kent Sturman at [email protected] or (719) 528-4714.