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Silent and Live Auctions

Silent and live auctions are held annually at the ASFPM national conference. Each year attendees at the conference have the opportunity to bid on unique and valuable goods and services donated by local businesses, ASFPM chapters, states, corporate sponsors and individuals. All proceeds from the silent auction go to the ASFPM Foundation, created in 1997 to support research and education that promote wise and sustainable floodplain management.


How to make your tax-deductible donation to the silent auction

To make a tax-deductible donation to the silent auction for the 2020 ASFPM national conference, please provide the following information to the Silent Auction Coordinator Suzanne Gillingham:

  • Description of Item 
  • Fair Market Value (Minimum Value $25 and up) 
  • Company/Affiliation 
  • Your phone and email 
  • Your address 
  • When and how the item will available for table placement

Then carry the item with you to the conference and drop them off at the Silent Auction area of the Exhibit Hall on starting on Sunday afternoon. (NOTE: We find that items which are easily carried in your suitcase receive the best bids since bidders need to be able to envision how they'll carry the item home as well.)

If you would prefer to ship items prior to the conference, you may send them to arrive no later than Thursday, June 4, 2020 to the following address:


When, where and how you can bid and buy

The next silent auctions will be held at the 2020 ASFPM annual national conference, June 7-12, 2020 in Fort Worth, TX.

  • Bidding is open to all conference attendees starting on Monday, June 7 when the Exhibit Hall opens at 5:00 p.m. and closes on Wednesday, June 9 at 10:30 a.m. 
  • Winning bidders are notified by email or text message as soon as possible after the bidding closes.
  • Winners may pay and pick up their items on upon notification of winning. Items not picked up by 10:30 a.m. on Thursday will be offered to the next highest bidder.

All proceeds from the 2020 Silent Auction will go to the
 Future Leaders Scholarship fund. 

2019 Silent Auction Donation Items
  • Wall quilt of this year's conference logo
  • 2 Riedel "Spey" Whiskey Glasses and a bottle of Blanton's Original Single Barrel Bourbon (first "N" and dump date of 2-11-19)  Value:  $90
  • 6-Piece Insulated Cooler Set (Rubberwood cheeseboard, salt and pepper shaker set, cheese knife/spreader, stainless steel corkscrew, insulated cooler)  Value:  $25
  • Original watercolor
  • YETI Roadie Cooler
  • Land of Kansas gift basket
  • Best seller Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • Golden Cheers decanter bottle with Cheer bottle opener
  • Wisconsin t-shirt, tan, XL
  • Association of State Wetland Managers package including a 1-year membership to ASWM, an AWSM hat, Spooner mug, multi-port USB hub with light, LED flashlight and ASWM post-it notes
  • Burt's Bees body lotion and lip gloss
  • Bourbon Flight, includes 2 oz sample of each of the following: 2018 George T. Stagg, 2018 Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 15 Years Old, and Weller 12. Value:  $100
  • Turquoise and brown blown glass flower sculpture. Value $100
  • Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon. Letter "T," dump date 3/21/2019. Value: $60
  • Blanton's The Original Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey - Gold Edition. Value: $300
  • Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy Text and photographs by Oregon author and photographer Tim Palmer. Value: $45



The live auction is held each year during the Donor Appreciation Reception on Wednesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the ASFPM annual national conference. Items donated to the Live Auction are valued at $500 and up. Bidding is open to all invited guests and ticket holders attending the reception. Tickets may be purchased at a cost of $125 per person in advance of the event by contacting Suzanne Gillingham in the ASFPM office or at the Silent Auction booth. 

Click here to see the photo album from the 2019 Donor Appreciation Reception and Live Auction.

Items offered for bid at the 2019 Live Auction:

  • Custom tour of The Kentucky Bourbon Trail from Mint Julep Experiences (value $1,100) - donated by Dewberry
  • Broadway show package including two tickets to Wicked on November 8 and a Southwest Airlines gift card (value $900) - donated by Stantec
  • Fine wines delivered to your home every other month for one year (value $580) - donated by AECOM 
  • Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves game package. 2 Tickets to Saturday night June 22 with Washington Nationals PNC Diamond Club Access - all inclusive food, draft beer and house wine. Includes two nights stay local hotel Friday and Saturday nights and a gift card to local restaurant for dinner (value $1,200) - donated by Atkins
  • Diamond Resorts long weekend getaway to a DRI location of your choice. Location and date are subject to availability (value $600-$1,000, actual value depends on location and dates selected) - donated by Foundation Fellow Diane Brown and Mike Klitzke
  • "Water the Wall" original art work by EDA Surf Art, signed by the artist Sean D. Ruttkay (value $700) - donated by NAFSMA
  • Floodplain Managers of Australia package to attend their 2020 conference in Towumba (value $1,500) - donated by FMA


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