The RCI-IIBEC Foundation and RCI Foundation Canada auction is set for 5:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, March 20, at the 2022 IIBEC Convention and Trade Show in Orlando, Florida. The auction is an opportunity to help grow the building enclosure industry by supporting both Foundations and their missions to fund research, advance education, and disseminate information on issues important to the industry.
Your participation in the auction, donations, gifts, and other support help the Foundations fund research grants, publish educational materials, and create convention sponsorships and academic scholarships for students studying architecture, engineering, and building and construction sciences. With your contributions this past year, the Foundations sent 23 students to the Phoenix Convention and Trade Show, awarded eight academic scholarships across the country (totaling $120,000 since the scholarships began), and supported the creation of the Joe Hale Library of Fort Chiswell, Va.
This year’s event has “Soak Up the Sun!” as its theme and will feature silent and live auctions; a 50/50 drawing; and door prize drawings for a Bulova Frank Sinatra Fly Me to the Moon Men's Watch, a Le Vian Sunny Yellow Diamond Ring, and a $500 Amazon gift card. Additionally, there will be a “call to heart” online to support the newly named Joe Hale Student Sponsorship Fund (formerly the Student Convention Fund). You must be present to win one of the door prizes, and additional tickets for improving your chances will be available for $20 each. You will find something special among the numerous auction items for every taste and budget—including a Chocolate Pearl Necklace, a week at St. Kitts, and a Boston Red Sox package in the live auction!
The auction will be held in the Sebastian I Ballroom on the first level of the Rosen Shingle Resort. Tickets are $20 each and are available through convention online registration, on the tradeshow floor on Saturday, March 19, or at the door. Pre-purchasing your ticket before the auction is encouraged. Cash, check, and credit card will be accepted.
Bidding for all the items in the silent auction will take place online. To register, sign up online at https://2022foundationsonline.asimobile.net/.
You will not need to be present to participate. Additionally, if you wish to bid on any of the live auction items and will not be in attendance, send your bid via email to Foundations Development Officer Rick Gardner at email@example.com on or before 5 PM EST on March 19, indicating the specific live auction item you are bidding on, and how much you are willing to bid for the item.
Thank you for taking part in this special evening, and for your ongoing support of the Foundations!
Finally, if you, your company, or organization wish to donate an item for the auction, here is the link for the donation form. For more information, contact Rick Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-859-0742.