Charleston, SC (PRWEB) March 25, 2014
Over 600 people attended the 11th Annual "A Night In The Valley" Wine Dinner and Auction on January 31, 2014 in support of the Trident Technical College Foundation, which provides student scholarships and educational resources for thousands of students in South Carolina. The gala and auction grossed over $480,000 and raised more than $375,000 through ticket sales, sponsorships and auction item sales, making it the foundation's most successful event ever. The annual event was also the kick-off of the college's 50th Anniversary Celebration.
The live and silent auctions incorporated six unique Experiences from Winspire, which were sold a total of twelve times during the event. Winning bidders of these Experiences spent a total of $70,000 on the trips, which helped raise over $31,000 for the cause.
"We sold several of the experiences multiple times again this year! The Napa Valley Epicurean Adventure was extremely popular and sold FOUR times to end our auction!" explains Abby Parks, the Development Events Coordinator for Trident. "Our attendees were excited to have the Classic Wrigley Field Rooftop Experience featured again this year, and one couple bought it for a second time. There were definitely 'good ole fashioned' bidding wars taking place!"
Abby continues, "We enjoy including the Winspire Experiences in our live auction for a several reasons: it greatly enhances our auction with unique experiences, allows us to sell them multiple times which generates more income, and helps free up our staff to focus on selling more sponsorships and creating our own unique packages."
ABOUT TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE
For the past 50 years, Trident Technical College has created a trained workforce throughout Charleston, SC by providing an affordable, high-quality education for thousands. A Night in the Valley provides substantial support for student scholarships, educational equipment in the classrooms, and other programs of the college that directly benefit students. Over 80% of TTC’s students are on financial aid, and the event helps students reach their educational goals and provide for their families. For more information, visit: http://www.tridenttech.edu
Winspire provides unique once-in-a-lifetime travel Experiences for nonprofits to use in benefit auctions or charity fundraisers. This increasingly popular fundraising tool allows organizations to place exclusive travel packages in their fundraisers without any upfront cost. Since organizations purchase only those packages they sell, Winspire Experiences can be used with no risk at live auctions, silent auctions, raffles and any number of fundraising events.
Since 2008, Winspire has been involved in more that 25,000 events and helped raise over $30 million for charity with these experiences. More that 55,000 satisfied winning bidders have purchased an enjoyed a Winspire package, which include such Experiences as award shows, major sporting events, VIP access, family vacations, international trips, cruises and hundreds more. Winspire fulfills each and every package for the winning bidders, booking each Experience down to every last detail. For more information, please visit http://www.winspireme.com.