Design Foundation's Annual Charity Auction

Each year, members of the industrial design community have a blast raising money for ID education through the Design Foundation’s charity auction which offers a wide selection of products for people to bid.  From an Xbox and Mini Jambox to cell phones, scale models, original sketch work, memorabilia and vacation packages, the Design Foundation Auction is the place to buy some of the most well-known, award winning items at a steep discount while supporting the profession.

2015's Auction, sponsored by Eastman Innovation Lab, hopes to draw unprecedented participation and raise $10,000, doubling last year's total, to support ID education.  Future of the Future attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to bid on select, hand-picked items at the Westin Seattle with an online auction, open to all, immediately following.  Several great products have already been secured that include 2015 IDEA product entries.

Be a part of the excitement.  Donate a product or service by Friday, August 7 to the Design Foundation Annual Charity Auction today! Not only is it fun and rewarding, there are excellent benefits associated with donating:

  • Items are considered tax deductible donations (up to the fair market value of the item); you will receive an acknowledgment letter for tax purposes from the Foundation, a 501c(3) charitable organization
  • Your company and your donated item will receive tremendous visibility; over 20,000 are invited to participate in the auction
  • Not only is your company listed alongside your item for the auction, but you will also receive recognition on the Design Foundation Donor Page; a section of the page is dedicated specifically to auction donors

For more information about the auction or the Design Foundation, contact Jerry Layne at or 703.707.6000 x119.