MSUM Gala Live & Silent Auction

We are excited to bring a variety of live and silent auctions items to our MSUM Gala every year.

2024 Live Auction Highlights

Sponsored by Pifer's Auction, Realty and Land Management

  • Dinner Party with the Downs'
    Don't miss this opportunity to join President Downs and his wife Mary at their home for a dinner party! This exclusive event promises an unforgettable evening, with cocktails and appetizers for a party of up to 4 guests. Date must be mutually agreed upon by all parties.
    Donated by Tim and Mary Downs

  • Ultimate Bourbon Aficionado Package
    You'll be the envy of all your friends when you win this ultimate bourbon aficionado package, complete with 12 unique bottles and a rare Blantons barrel.
    Donated by Happy Harry’s

  • Alaskan Fishing Adventure
    Get ready to catch the big one! This Alaskan adventure for four people includes lodging for four nights in a three-bedroom, one-bathroom river cabin, a one-day halibut fishing trip and one day of fishing on the Kasilof River courtesy of Alaska Widespread Fishing Adventures. The trip will take place June 3-7, 2024, or sometime in 2025 can be arranged if needed. Airfare is not included.
    Donated by Pete & Tanya Dickinson

2024 Silent Auction Highlights

We have so many spectacular items under the silent auction this year, be sure to check them all out on GiveSmart, the mobile bidding app. Here’s a taste of what you can bid on during this evening’s event:

  • MSUM Autographed Basketball
    Own this piece of Dragon memorabilia, and be the envy of all your friends! This basketball contains the autographs of the 2023-24 MSUM Men's Basketball Team that was ranked #1 in the country.
    Value: Priceless | Donated by Dragon Athletics

  • Great Wolf Lodge Suite
    Enjoy this one night stay in the Kid Cabin Suite at Great Wolf Lodge plus this gift tote to add to the experience. Use by 12/31/24
    Value: $500 | Donated by Great Wolf Lodge

  • Wine and Food of Spain
    Travel to the other side of the globe with this Spanish food and wine basket. Contains five bottles of Spanish wine, paella pan, and other Spanish goodies and snacks.
    Value: $250 | Donated by Sam & Coralie Wai

  • Charcuterie Board Gift Set
    This all-in-one bamboo cheese board set comes with sleek cheese knives, labels, wine opener, markers and accessories – ideal for every party thrower.
    Value: $80 | Donated by Megan Hoyer

Live & Silent Auction Donation Information

Live Auction Donations
Have a vacation rental property or tickets to a big game? Our live auction is always a crowd-pleaser and features big-ticket items. Your name will be published as the donor for the item(s) you donate. $500 minimum, please.

Silent Auction Donations
We’re always looking for unique and popular items to bid on. Experiences and tickets are always favorites too! Your name will be published as the donor for the item(s) you donate. $50 minimum, please. Drop off items of your choosing at our office during normal business hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30. OR Shop our Amazon wish list. Buy the items from your Amazon account and ship them to us: MSUM Foundation, c/o Kristin Johnson, 1104 7th Ave. S, Moorhead, MN 56563

Auction Donor Form

If you'd like to donate to the 2024 MSUM Gala auction, please contact Ashley Quinn.