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President’s Message

MAY 2021

The FPSA Auction……where every buyer matters and dreams go on

I am extremely excited to provide you with more details about the fun and sensational FPSA Auction that will be held this month. Normally our auction is held at our Annual Convention, however this year the auction will be a virtual event due to the cancellation of the Conference as a result of the COVID pandemic. As in past years, the auction will be held with the goal of generating contributions to fund the very important “Giving Back” charity efforts that our six industry Councils support. Each of our Councils have set a yearly support goal to assist the great not-for-profit entities that they aid. Your involvement in the auction will enable the Councils and your Association to carry on the long-standing tradition of “Giving Back” efforts and priorities.

Here are several key important auction details on how you and members of your team can participate:

The Auction will have two components – the Silent Auction and the Live Auction. The Silent Auction will run from 12pm ET on Monday, May 10th through 1pm ET on Friday May 21st. The Live Auction will take place from 8-9pm ET on Thursday, May 20th.

  • Keeping with tradition, celebrity auctioneer and comedian James Cunningham will once again host the Live portion of our auction.
  • There is no cost to participate in either of the Live/Silent events.​​​
  • The very latest list of auction items can be found on our auction site where you can view all the items you can bid on.​
  • To participate in the auction you must register for the event. Once you register for the event you will receive a calendar invite to the Live Auction which will be hosted on Microsoft Teams.
  • Another great optional feature of our auction is a virtual wine tasting event taking place from 6:45pm to 7:45pm ET before our “Live” event.
  • More details can be found at https://www.fpsa.org/fpsa-events/fpsa-2021-auction/.
  • More details on the two events can be found on a much more comprehensive FAQ document.
  • Lastly, it is still not too late to make a donation and as such I would ask that you consider assisting us in our charitable efforts by donating auction items online at fpsa.org/auction-item.

We greatly look forward to your participation in our virtual FPSA Auction, which we know will be both a fun evening while also, most importantly, serve to raise funds for our numerous charitable causes that are a part of our long-standing “Giving Back” efforts and efforts to help others in need. We thank you for your support.

In closing, please continue to feel free to reach out to me directly at [email protected] or (703) 663-1200 with any questions or concerns about either our auction or any other aspects of the Association.

Sincerely,

David Seckman
President/CEO
FPSA