AASV Foundation Fundraising Auction

Ensure Our Future Today - 100K!

Monday, March 4, 2013
AASV 2013 Annual Meeting
San Diego, California

Promise of matching funds ignites passion for new goal
Following last year’s record-setting fundraising auction, the AASV Foundation Auction Committee is recharged and rarin’ to go, eager to achieve the goal of raising more than $100,000 at the 2013 auction. The committee’s enthusiasm is fueled by the pledge of matching funds from MVP Laboratories and MJ Biologics. The companies have jointly promised to donate 50 cents for each dollar raised at the auction, to be held Monday, March 4 in San Diego. However, if the auction receipts top $100,000, the donation will jump to an even $100,000, to fund research benefiting swine veterinarians and the swine industry. The 2013 auction committee, led by Dr. Daryl Olsen, is determined to meet the challenge to "Ensure Our Future Today - 100K!" - and is counting on the help and participation of AASV members to do so!

Donate an item for the auction by December 1
Everyone (yes, you!) can help reach the goal and take pride in supporting the foundation by donating an item for the 2013 auction. To do so, visit the AASVF Web site at www.aasv.org/foundation and complete the donation form to provide details about your auction item. Submit the form to the AASVF by December 1, 2012. Your contribution will be recognized in the printed auction catalog as well as on the auction Web site and in AASV e-Letter announcements about the auction. Successful auction items in the past have included handcrafted items, hunting and fishing trips, sporting equipment, electronics, artwork, clothing items, tickets to sporting events, and even lawnmowers and utility vehicles. Be creative and have fun!

Make a financial contribution
Don't like to shop? Use the donation form to make a financial contribution in support of the auction! We'll recognize your contribution on the auction website, in the auction catalog, and at the auction display in San Diego. Remember, all donations to the AASV Foundation are tax deductible.

Watch for new opportunities to participate
In an effort to reach out to members who aren’t able to attend the annual meeting, the auction committee will be initiating additional FUNdraising activities designed to engage the entire membership. Watch the AASV e-Letter for announcements, join in the fun, and help the foundation reach the goal!

Contact the Auction Committee
These energetic and dedicated individuals are focused on leading the foundation auction to a new level. If you have questions about a potential donation or a suggestion for improving the auction, let one of them know. And be sure to extend your thanks for their hard work to support the AASV Foundation!

Daryl Olsen, Chair
Matt Anderson
Butch Baker
John Baker
Joe Connor
Scanlon Daniels
Tom Gillespie
Peggy Anne Hawkins
Rod Johnson
Jeff Kaisand
Ruth Loula
Darrell Neuberger
Max Rodibaugh
Larry Rueff
Tom Wetzell
Warren Wilson

Proceeds from the auction enable funding for AASV Foundation programs designed to “ensure the future…create a legacy” for swine veterinarians, including the activities listed below.

Your AASV Foundation:

  • Administers endowments for the Howard Dunne and Alex Hogg Memorial Lectures
  • Administers the Hogg Scholarship for a swine veterinarian pursuing an MS or PhD
  • Administers funding for Veterinary Student Scholarships
  • Co-sponsors travel stipends for veterinary students attending the AASV Annual Meeting
  • Provides swine externship grants ($200-$500 each) to veterinary students
  • Funds swine research with direct application to the profession
  • Administers funding for the National Pork Industry Foundation Veterinary Internship Stipends
  • Provides support for member recollection videos
  • Funds AASV student interns