IHLAEF Holiday Online Auction

The Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Foundation (IHLAEF), is the not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational arm of IHLA. Incorporated in 1992, IHLAEF has been a primary source of much needed scholarship assistance for deserving Illinois college students pursuing hospitality management degrees throughout the country, awarding over $500,000 since its inception.

The Holiday Online Auction offers a fun and easy opportunity for IHLA members and the 1,000's of active BiddingforGood.com users to bid on a wide variety of impressive, unique, and discounted packages for themselves and others all while contributing to a great cause: the IHLAEF Scholarship Program. Packages include hotel stays, dining gift certificates, spa and fitness packages, sports memorabilia, unique experiences, and more. 

How You Can Help 
-DONATE a product or service to the auction
-BID on the variety of fantastic auction packages available

Donor Recognition
Contributions will be promoted in various ways conveying the business's commitment to education and charitable community endeavors, specifically on the following platforms:  

The 2019 Holiday Auction Runs: 12/2/19 - 12/9/19

Help Us Grow the IHLAEF Scholarship Program & Empower Future Hospitality Leaders

Industry Employment & Room Increase:

Rising Tuition Costs: Over the past 30 years, the average tuition and fees at a public 4 year school saw a 231% increase.

Conclusion: The demand for exceptional talent in the hospitality industry is greater than ever, and we must act now to meet the anticipated growth. The rising cost of tuition has become prohibitive for many promising students, but with increased financial support, the number of recipients and award amounts can continue to grow. Your contribution will help us support promising future hospitality leaders and help our industry meet its staffing needs.

All IHLAEF proceeds go directly to our IHLAEF Scholarship Program