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$50,000 Raised at 3rd Annual IMEF Auction

Date Posted: May 22, 2013

Winning bids added up to $50,000 at the International Milling Education Foundation’s largest fundraising event of the year.

The fundraiser – a silent and centerpiece auction – was held during the annual IAOM Conference & Expo in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

“We are impressed by the great results, especially considering we had decided not to hold a live auction this year,” Joel Hoffa, IMEF president stated.

“The industry continues to provide outstanding support for this annual event.

"Because of the generosity of companies and individuals across the industry, we’re able to continue to deliver outstanding numbers for the good of the Foundation.”

In addition to the money raised during the auction activities, several companies pledged and presented checks to the Foundation while in Niagara Falls.

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 projects funded by the IMEF endowment is a scholarship program for milling science students at Kansas State University.

For the second consecutive year, two students will receive an IMEF scholarship for the coming academic year.

The recipients, Karl Janke and Bradley Schultz, will each receive $2,500 from IMEF.

Donations to the auction were made by milling companies, individuals, partner organizations, equipment and service suppliers, and others.

A full list of the donated items is available below. • The Future of Flour, courtesy of World Grain/Milling & Baking News

• 4 KC Royals Tickets with Parking Pass, courtesy of ADM Milling

• Wildcat Sieve Section, courtesy of Norvell Co., Inc.

• 16GB iPad, courtesy of Vortex

• Keurig K-Cup Special Edition Brewing System + Carousel, courtesy of Milling Journal

• 1 Seat at any Bühler-KSU Milling Course, courtesy of Bühler Inc.

• Cuddleback Attack IR 5MP Game Camera, courtesy of Research Products Company

• 4 Tickets to OU vs. KSU Football Game + Holiday Inn Stay, courtesy of Cereal Food Processors, Inc.

• 4 Tickets to Yankees vs. Mets Game, courtesy of FAWEMA Packaging

• 4 Tickets to Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox Baseball Game, courtesy of Hood Packaging

• 1 seat at any IAOM-KSU Resident Milling Course + 6-night Hotel Stay, courtesy of Wilkins Rogers, Inc.

• 4 Tickets to KC Chiefs Home Opener in Suite, courtesy of Caravan Ingredients

• 4, 3rd-Base Dugout Box Seats to Minnesota Twins Baseball Game, courtesy of Thiele Technologies, Ltd.

• Apple iPod, courtesy of Sefar, Inc.

• 1 Seat at any Bühler-KSU Milling Course, courtesy of Bühler Inc.

• 4 Seatback tickets for the University of Michigan v. University of Minnesota Big Ten Football Game, courtesy of King Milling Company

• “White Hot” Golf Putter, courtesy of Laidig Systems, Inc.

• 16GB Silver iPod Nano, courtesy of T.E. Ibberson Company

• 16GB iPad, courtesy of Creason Corrugating & Machinery Co.

• Tickets to Minnesota Twins Spring Training Game + Parking Pass, courtesy of Premier Tech Chronos

• The Future of Flour (2 copies), courtesy of World Grain/Milling & Baking News

• 2 Tickets to Back-to-Back KC Royals Game + Parking Pass, courtesy of General Mills, Inc.

• 2 College World Series tickets for two Saturday games with a 2-night Hilton hotel stay, courtesy of ConAgra Mills

• 16 GB Kindle Fire HD, courtesy of IMAS North America

• 1 Kice Smoker, courtesy of Kice Industries, Inc.

• Skylon Tower Gift Certificate, courtesy of Fall Protection Systems

• Homemade Quilt, courtesy of Joel and June Hoffa

• 16GB iPad with WiFi + Cellular (Verizon), courtesy of Randy Garvert

• 16GB iPad Mini, courtesy of The Industrial Fumigant Company

• $100 Visa Gift Card, courtesy of Todd & Sargent

• 16GB iPad Mini with Wifi, courtesy of Rogers Foods, Ltd.

• 1-week Condo Stay in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, courtesy of Bulkmatic

• 1 Jiffy Mix Tour Case, courtesy of Chelsea Milling Co.

Centerpiece Items, courtesy of

• Bemis Paper Packaging

• Berwil Ltd.

• C. Frappier Électrique inc.

• Excelsior Construction

• General Mills

• Intersystems

• The Mennel Milling Company

• Neogen Corporation

• Todd & Sargent

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