Foundation Events


The NASPA Foundation sponsors a variety of events and programs aimed at raising awareness and support for research and innovation in student affairs. Every Foundation initiative invites your participation and leadership - check on a few current events below to learn how you can participate.

  • The Foundation Reception at the NASPA Annual Conference includes the recognition of the new Foundation pledge donors and newly-designated Pillars of the Profession and Blackburn award.
  • The Silent Auction is the NASPA Foundation's largest fundraiser. The event occurs annually at the NASPA Annual Conference. Universities and individuals from around the world donate items or services to be auctioned, and you have the opportunity to bid on these items. The highest bidder for each item at the end of the allotted bidding time wins the prize.
How to participate in the NASPA Silent Auction?

What types of donations are typical?
Donations come in all types of forms, sizes, and values. Items can range from consultations in areas of expertise, stays at vacations homes, signed sports collectibles, institutional paraphernalia, items indigenous to an institution's location, etc. From senior administrators to graduate students, there are opportunities for everyone to bid on at many financial levels.
How do I donate items?
Just complete the online Donation form and you are set.  For non-physical items, you will also want to include a flyer with information about your item.  For physical items, you may ship them to the NASPA office at the address below until February 16.  After February 16, we ask for items to be brought to conference site.

Silent Auction Donation Form

Items should be shipped to the NASPA Office on or until February 16:

NASPA Foundation Silent Auction
Attn: Lucy Fort
111 K Street NE, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20002

After February 16

Please bring item on-site or mail to the local address below accepting  donations on behalf of the Foundation Silent Auction:

Joe Hayes
420 University Blvd. 
Suite 350
Indianapolis, IN 46202