November 16th - 25th, 2020

Auction for Education

Since we can’t be together join us virtually online for our Auction for Education. Our silent auction will feature an array of fantastic packages to make your holiday shopping easier this year. Whether you shop for someone else or yourself, you're sure to find something you love. 

In addition to bidding, there is an option to donate directly to our Wisconsin Restaurant Association programs.

The Auction raises funds for the non-profit WRA Education Foundation to support programs for students pursuing careers in foodservice. Participate in the auction—bid or donate to help feed dreams and build futures. 

Remember: it’s for the kids and the future of our industry!

Visit the Auction


WRA Staff Contact

Karen Romadka | Event and Fundraising Coordinator



Your donation will support these great programs:

Wisconsin ProStart®

Wisconsin’s ProStart program spans 110+ high schools and reaches 6,300+ students—helping to build the future pipeline of industry talent. As the food industry faces significant labor shortages, our work with high school students is critical to sustaining a vibrant and trained workforce. Because of ProStart, many students have found their passion for our industry and choose to work in the food and hospitality industry.


Your donation will support these great programs:

ProStart Career and Industry Expo

We host three regional events each year with the goal of introducing students to our  “industry of opportunity.”  The day includes fun educational sessions including a culinary demonstration and lab, behind-the-scenes tours, a job readiness center and career exploration area—all while networking with industry professionals.



Your donation will support these great programs:


The WRA Education Foundation awards $40,000 scholarships annually based on students’ future plans in the foodservice and hospitality industry. 


Your donation will support these great programs:

ServSafe Food Manager Certification

Department of Health approved certification teaches individuals proper food handling and service techniques. Offering over 55 review classes around the state annually, the WRA Education Foundation has one of the best review programs in the state.

It’s for a good cause!


Will you help us add great items to the auction?  Please consider donating fantastic items, experiences, products or a monetary donation.

Donations are tax-deductible as a charitable contribution to the 501 (c)(3) WRA Education Foundation for federal tax purposes.  Donating businesses are prominently featured with the item listing at the Expo. When you donate, you’ll give a little and get a lot in return.

Two ways to donate:

  1. Items
    The most popular items for the Auction  include: gift certificates, food and beverage products, tickets to events, golf items, wine and liquor, local travel packages, experiences. Three days of auctions. Different items each day so donate multiple items and increase your exposure!  Complete the form below or email Karen at
  2. Cash
    Don’t have time to shop. We have tons of ideas for themed gift baskets, experiences, unique items, etc. Make a cash donation of $100, $250 or $500 and let us do the footwork for you. You will be listed as the sponsor and, better yet, you did not even need to leave your desk.

Donate Today

WRA Education Foundation—2020 Auction Commitment Form

How will you get the donation to us?

This is a three-day auction with different items being auctioned each day.  If you are able to donate something for all three days, that would be wonderful.  However, we are thankful for any donation you are able to give.

Return this commitment form with donation (if possible) by March 1, 2019.


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