April 21, 2016

21/04/2016: Over US$80,000 raised at 6th annual IMEF auctions

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When the auctioneer’s gavel fell on the final winning bid during the annual IAOM Conference & Expo in Columbus, Ohio, the International Milling Education Foundation (IMEF) had raised US$81,500. The largest fundraising event of the year for the Foundation, the evening included a combination of silent and live auctions. The total included winning bids and pledged donations.

“I can’t say enough about the amazing support we continue to receive for the IMEF auctions,” stated Brad Allen, IMEF President at the conference.

“This year, we had a record number of items donated to the auction by our allied partners and milling companies. With all of the exciting projects we have in the pipeline, the funds will be put to good use.”

“Since the first donations were made in 2004, we’ve been able to raise over US$1.3 million,” Mr Allen continued.

“The funds raised have been used to support K-State students and professionals in furthering their education, as well as for developing content for a vocational training program and a website to help promote the milling industry as a great place to make a career.”

The donations ensure that IMEF will be able to continue to inspire leadership and achievement within the milling community as the Foundation supports learning and knowledge resources.
One of the recent projects funded by the IMEF endowment was the development of a Milling Technician certificate program, which is currently under way at Cowley College in Arkansas City, Kansas. IAOM plans to replicate the program in targeted areas within close proximity to milling facilities across the US.

In addition, IMEF funds a scholarship program for milling science students at Kansas State University, as well as professionals in the industry to take the IAOM Correspondence Course in Flour Milling and resident milling courses. Two US$2500 scholarships were presented to K-State students for the 2016-17 academic year; and one scholarship to a professional for enrolment in the Correspondence Course.

Donations to the auction were made by milling companies, individuals, partner organisations, equipment and service suppliers and others. A full list of the donated items is available below:

Live auction items

  • Winter in Manhattan (KS) Hand-crafted Quilt, courtesy of Grain Craft & The Serial Quilter
  • K-State Fire Pit, courtesy of Kice Industries, Inc
  • 2017 Bühler/KSU Resident Course, courtesy of Bühler, Inc
  • Apple Sport Watch, courtesy of Miller Milling Company
  • Fine French Wine, courtesy of Chopin
  • Carefree Days in the Caribbean –3-day cruise for 2, courtesy of Design Corrugating
  • Wildcat Sieve Section, courtesy of Norvell Company
  • Snagging Trip, courtesy of Brad and Marsha Allen + US$200 Cabela’s Gift Card, courtesy of CMC Industrial Electronics
  • Weekend Package to watch the World Champion KC Royals, courtesy of General Mills
  • Cheer on the ‘Cats and Meet Coach Snyder, courtesy of K-State Football
  • 16GB iPad Mini 2, courtesy of Blower Engineering
  • Wine-of-the-month Club 1-year membership, courtesy of Todd & Sargent
  • Lenovo IdeaPad, courtesy of Hood Packaging
  • Chesapeake Bay Charter Fishing Trip, courtesy of CETEC Cereal Technologies
Silent auction items
  • Chillin’ with a Yeti, courtesy of REPCO
  • 4 K-State Football Tickets, courtesy of Grain Craft
  • Beer of the Month Club, courtesy of FAWEMA North America
  • 2017 Bühler/KSU Resident Course, courtesy of Bühler, Inc
  • Fitbit Charge HR, courtesy of Milling Journal
  • Minnesota Twins Tickets, courtesy of Thiele Technologies, Inc.
  • 32” Smart TV, courtesy of Thiele Technologies, Inc.
  • Amazon Echo, courtesy of The Industrial Fumigant Company
  • Samsung 50” Smart TV, courtesy of The Interstates Companies
  • Leave a Pizza Your Heart in Chicago –3-day stay for 2 + Original Chicago Pizza Tour, courtesy of Design Corrugating
  • 4 Tickets to Royals vs Astros Baseball Game, courtesy of Corbion Caravan
  • KC Royals tickets + one night stay in KC hotel, courtesy of ADM Milling
  • Amazon Fire Tablet, courtesy of Rogers Foods
  • Harman Kardon Aura Wireless Stereo Speaker System, courtesy of Haver & Boecker USA
  • An Apple a Day Keeps the Metal Away -iPad Mini2, courtesy of Bunting Magnetics Co.
  • Fire Pit with personalised logo, courtesy of Excelsior Construction
  • 32 GB Apple TV, courtesy of Industrial Magnetics, Inc.
  • Kansas State Powercat Elite Watch, courtesy of Columbia/Okura LLC
  • Go Pro Hero+, courtesy of Sefar, Inc.
  • Future of Flour Book, courtesy of Sosland Publishing Co.
  • LifeTrak Watch R450, courtesy of King Milling
  • Sunglass Hut Gift Card, courtesy of Degesch
  • 16GB iPad Mini 2, courtesy of Steam Engineering
  • Cabela’s Gift Card, courtesy of Green Future Structural Innovations
  • Nikon Digital SLR Camera + Accessory Package, courtesy of Erkaya Laboratory Instruments & Flour Improvers Ltd. Co.
  • Coolpix Digital Camera, courtesy of Hydrotex
Gift card packages
  • A Taste of New Orleans, courtesy of Vortex and the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Sportsman’s Gear, courtesy of MPI (Magnetic Products, Inc.)
  • US$500 Target Gift Card, courtesy of Codema
  • US$200 Best Buy Gift Card, courtesy of IMAS North America
  • US$250 Cabela’s Gift Card, courtesy of McCormick Construction

Visit the IMEF page HERE.
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