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Support the Destinations International Foundation


The Destinations International Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering destinations globally to excel through innovation and resource incubation.

We believe that destination organizations are essential to the success of destinations worldwide and the cornerstone of their communities. That is why we invest in research, advocacy, talent development and global engagement and exchange.

With every dollar raised, the Foundation takes aim at and helps ensure the continued growth of our industry worldwide. Investment in the Foundation directly supports innovation and incubation.

To learn more about the projects that the Foundation supports, click here.

Donate to the Annual Convention Silent Auction

Please support the efforts of the Destinations International Foundation at the Annual Convention by donating to the silent auction. Our efforts will raise funds and awareness for projects in research, advocacy, talent development, and global engagement.

Silent auction items can include destination trips, vendor packages, hotel stays, entrances to attractions or local festivals, experiences, luxury and local goods and of course city swag.

“Please support the Destinations International Foundation’s efforts by donating destination experiences, supplier packages, or anything else our members may find exciting and useful for our Silent Auction this year,” said Ellie Westman Chin, President & CEO of Destination Madison and Chair of the Destinations International Foundation. “The funds raised will support the critical initiatives of the Foundation that provide essential resources and tools to every member!”

You can upload your own donations and include items such as a full description of your prize, the value of your item, and pictures which will show potential winners what they are bidding on.  



Step 1: Gather your donation item idea and head to the Givergy Site.

Step 2: Once in the Givergy auction site, see “DONATE ITEM” on the left side of the page. This will direct you to a screen asking for your phone number and then a screen asking for your first and last name, email, phone number and then you will need to set a password. Please note: You do not need to put in your credit card information to continue with your donation.  

Note: All guests do need to register every time they want to participate in a new event. Givergy cannot add in all personal information that has been entered in past events a guest has participated in.

Step 3: You can click into add your phone or email for us to check in with you, but it is not mandatory. This should direct you to your donation screen where it will ask for a title, description, and terms, start price, estimated retail value, donated by, numbers of items available, and then load up your own pictures.  

All donors will be acknowledged at the event and part of our annual contributors to the Destinations International Foundation. Each donor will be responsible for distributing the prize to winners, but introductions will be made. This includes either shipping or emailing the prize to the winner.

Thank you for supporting the DI Foundation!


If you have any questions, please reach out to Amelia Lincoln at [email protected].  

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to raising more awareness and financial support for the projects that give back to our industry.