MISA Foundation raises record amount at auction.
Press Release Summary:
April 8, 2014 - During its annual dinner and auction in Orlando, FL, Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance Foundation raised over $93,500. Record number of attendees bid on items ranging from advertising packages to electronics at the event, which was held in conjunction with the FPSA Annual Meeting and Conference. Foundation will be awarding seven $5,000 scholarships to students studying meat sciences at universities across the country. Students will be able to apply through May 1st of 2014.
Original Press Release
Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance Raises Record Amount at Foundation Auction
Press release date: March 31, 2014
The Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance (MISA) Foundation raised over $93,500 at its annual dinner and auction held last week in Orlando, Florida. A record number of attendees bid on items ranging from advertising packages to electronics at the annual event held in conjunction with the FPSA Annual Meeting and Conference.
“We are so appreciative of the support not just from our membership, but also from other industry groups, our trade publications, and the processors, all of whom joined together to help us reach this milestone,” said Tom Hoffmann, Chairman of the Foundation. “The MISA Foundation is fortunate to have so many friends who recognize the value of our mission.”
In 2014, the Foundation will be awarding seven $5,000 scholarships to students studying the meat sciences at universities across the country. The application period is currently open, and students will be able to apply through May 1st of 2014.
“The record setting results from this auction is proof that the association’s membership takes seriously their responsibility about “giving back” to the meat industry,” added David Seckman, President/CEO of FPSA.
The $93,596 marks a 25% increase over the amount raised in 2013. The 2015 auction is scheduled to be held on March 20, 2015 in conjunction with the FPSA Annual Conference at the Omni La Costa Resort in La Costa, California.
The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) is a global trade association serving suppliers in the food and beverage industries. The Association's programs and services support member’s success by providing assistance in marketing their products and services, overall improvement in key business practices and many opportunities to network among industry colleagues. Programs and services to achieve these objectives include PROCESS EXPO (industry leading trade show), electronic media marketing, education, market intelligence, research, and advocation of critical industry issues such as food safety, sanitary design of equipment, and global trade. FPSA members are organized in vertical industry councils which focus on specific needs and concerns that are unique to each industry sector. FPSA councils currently represent the Bakery, Beverage, Dairy, Prepared Foods and Meat sectors.
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