2017 Live and Silent Auction and Afterglow Information

Investing in the ABA Foundation helps support your business and industry families. Foundation data is used by every facet of the group travel industry to help educate legislators and consumers about the role motorcoach transportation and tourism play in society, while our scholarship program has helped hundreds of industry families offset the rising cost of higher education.

ABA Foundation Live and Silent Auctions at the 2017 ABA Annual Meeting and Marketplace in Cleveland

The ABA Foundation’s Online Silent Auction will open at 2 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, Jan. 13, and will close at 3 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, Jan. 17. When the auction officially opens, the link below to the BidPal auction website will become available.

Click here to access the BidPal auction website

The ABA Foundation Live Auction will take place at 5 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, Jan. 14 during ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace at the Cleveland Convention Center.

All funds raised at this year’s Live and Silent Auctions will go directly towards the ABA Foundation Scholarship Program, open now through April 6. All employees of ABA member companies and their children are eligible to apply. For more information on the scholarship program, click here.

Supporting the American Bus Association Foundation is one of the best ways you can invest in your business and our industry. Your support produces research that educates lawmakers, stakeholders and the public on how important our industry is to everyday lives. Your support for ABA has also impacted the families we represent. Since 1997, the American Bus Association has awarded more than $790,000 in financial support to over 240 scholars. This auction is a tangible opportunity to advocate for our industry while investing in the next generation.

In addition, participating in an ABA Foundation Auction is a fantastic, low-cost opportunity to showcase your organization or company in front of thousands of people in the travel and tourism industry while supporting our research and scholarship programs.

Click here to access the auction donation form and information on our support tiers for the 2017 Marketplace Auction

Afterglow – Sponsored by Hard Rock International

Join hundreds of your industry colleagues to network and party with Hard Rock during Marketplace 2017! All proceeds from this event support the ABA Foundation scholarship program.

If you have any questions please contact Matt Manousoff with the ABA Foundation at abafoundation@buses.org or (202) 218-7246.