Silent Auction Items That Will Make You Want to Shout

A football signed by Eli Manning. A Cancun vacation. An enormous flat screen HDTV. Broadway tickets. Items from a wide variety of sports teams.

Those are just a few of the items that will be auctioned off by the DRI International Foundation – some items online and others at DRI2012 in New Orleans. The online auction opens on April 16, and it’ll work a lot like eBay, except the profits will fund projects selected by the foundation. The onsite auction will be held just prior to the Awards of Excellence gala on May 22.

And just in case Silent Auction Items That Will Make You Want to Shout_ March232012you haven’t heard about the DRI International Foundation (it’s pretty new), here’s some info: The Disaster Recovery International Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote professional and personal preparedness; promulgate response and recovery practices through proactive and real time engagement with organizations, individuals and communities; liaise with relief organizations on behalf of businesses and communities impacted by a disaster to expedite the response and focus of aid during or after an event; and, provide volunteer opportunities for business continuity, disaster recovery, and emergency management professionals everywhere.

The silent auction is the foundation’s first fundraising effort and we’d be pleased if you’d take part! Stay tuned for details, and if you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation of an auction item, please let us know by emailing