ABE Summer Institute Silent Auction

Last year we had the most successful Silent Auction in the history of the ABE Summer Institute! We raised over $3000 to help further the efforts of Literacy Action Network and to provide conference scholarships to many ABE professionals across the state. With the help of all of you, the committee hopes to set a new record at the 2019 conference!

If you have participated in the past, either by donating, purchasing, or both- we truly thank you and hope that you will once again support our efforts. 

If you are new to ABE or to the Summer Institute and want to know more about the Silent Auction...
Who: People who love ABE and it’s efforts in Minnesota. Open to Literacy Action Network members, MCEA Members, and non-members.

What: Themed baskets or single items. Small or large- all price ranges are welcomed! Need ideas? Baskets showcasing your program/service region, homemade items, and/or anything with adult beverages tend to go first :)

When: Auction to be held poolside on August 15, 2019 prior to the awards banquet. A cash bar and networking opportunities will be available at the auction. Fun times to be had by all who attend! Guaranteed!

Where: Arrangements for drop off/pick up can be made at any point, just please reach out to Ali Beckmann! Drop-off prior to the start of the 2019 ABE Summer Institute on Wednesday, August 14th is an option as well. We will have forms and will be accepting items at the conference registration table.

Why: Proceeds from the auction directly benefit ABE professionals and learners by providing Summer Institute scholarships, marketing materials, legislative efforts, etc.

How: Please notify Ali Beckmann at Alicia.beckmann@state.mn.us with your intent to donate (even if you are donating the day of) and utilize the donation form. This is much appreciated as it will help with tracking purposes! Please reach out for any questions, comments, concerns!

We look forward to seeing you in August!

Thank you! 
Ali Beckmann
2019 Summer Institute Silent Action Committee