Auction Contribution Letter

Dear Member/Contributor:

The Georgia Business Travel Association (GeorgiaBTA) will hold its annual Professional Development Fundraiser: Thursday October 4, 2018 at the Marriott Atlanta Buckhead, beginning at 5:30 pm.  We hope you will join us for a night of great networking, professional recognition, and fundraising!

ABOUT GeorgiaBTA

The Georgia Business Travel Association founded in 1979 as the National Travel Passenger Association is an association of members who represent major business travel buyers and suppliers.  The mission of GeorgiaBTA is to help members increase their knowledge, expand their networks, and boost their value.  This is done through a variety of programs, meetings, and events and through the awarding of scholarships to members in pursuit of additional education or certification that will help them advance in a career in the business travel industry.  For more information, visit www.georgiabta.org


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We would like to thank Topper Limousine for being this year’s Sponsor of Professional Development and Presenting Sponsor for the Auction.


Additional Supporting Sponsors include United Airlines and Delta Air Lines

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact auction@georgiabta.org


HOW TO DONATE AN ITEM

The success of our education, scholarship programs and our fundraising event are dependent upon your generosity.

You can donate an item or make a monetary contribution by completing the form below and emailing to auction@georgiabta.org    

Georgia BTA will gladly receive your donated items until September 15, 2018.

SUPPORTING GeorgiaBTA & SMART KIDS, SMART LUNCHES

Each year, in addition to supporting our scholarship fund of GeorgiaBTA, we will contribute a portion of the proceeds to Action Ministries (501c3 TX 58-2070427) to promote the Smart Kids, Smart Lunches program.  This program helps make over 250,000 lunches for the metro area and Georgia BTA has committed to 25,000 of this number for 2017

  • More than 1 million childrenin Georgia schools receive free or reduced-price lunch, a crucial meal that disappears in the summer. 

  • Smart Lunch, Smart Kidhas served more than half a million healthy lunches to Georgia children in the neighborhoods where they live, along with enrichment activities and mentoring opportunities to ensure that their minds, as well as their bodies, are nourished. 

  • In 2017, GeorgiaBTA made over 25,000 lunches!

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you on October 4.

David Van Tassell                                             
2018 GeorgiaBTA VP and Auction Chair              
                                  
Professional Development Fundraiser and Auction Event Contribution Form

WHEN:  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018

TIME:    5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

WHERE:  MARRIOTT ATLANTA BUCKHEAD


Please Specify:

_____ Item                         _____ Monetary (if monetary, please specify the amount: _________________  )

ABOUT YOU
Name ___________________________________________  Company ___________________________________

Email ___________________________________________  Phone _________________________________

ITEM DESCRIPTION

*Please submit a maximum 100 word description of your item and any restrictions to appear on the auction website.


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Item Retail Value:  $____________

SUGGESTIONS FOR DONATIONS

Travel-related Contributions:

Arts & Entertainment:

·       Airline Tickets

·       Ballet, Symphony, Theater Tickets

·       Airport Parking

·       Braves, Falcons, Hawks Tickets

·       Cruises

·       Gift Cards for dining, movies, or retailers

·       Hotel Packages

Other Fun Gifts:

·       Limo/Transportation Services

·       Themed Gift Baskets

·       Luggage

·       Vacation Homes/ Time Shares

·       Trendy Purses or Jewelry

·       Beverages


Please provide marketing material so that we can accurately describe/promote your item to buyers.

Certificates / Vouchers can be electronically sent to
David.VanTassell@hilton.com

Physical Items can be sent to
Home2 Suites
Attention David Van Tassell
87 Walton Street 
Atlanta Georgia 30303 


Questions??
auction@georgiabta.org

Donations Appreciated by September 15, 2018. Thank you!