The annual Silent Auction is GPF’s signature fundraising event! The Auction is completely virtual (Paybee plattform) to allow all conference attendees to participate. Please engage with the Auction and help support GPF and our work of providing scholarships to advance the grant profession.

In 2022 we had 75 items and were able to gross over $11,300! Proceeds from the auction allowed GPF to ensure excellence in education, ethics, and performance for the grant profession. Funds will support 2023 scholarships which allow grant professionals to attend the GPA Conference, take the GPC exam, or become a member of GPA.

There is still time to commit donations (GPA chapters, individuals, businesses, consultants we need you!):
-Please determine if you are able to participate by September 15th (if you don’t know what you will donate yet, just shoot us an email that you are IN).
-If you need more time to determine the details of your donation, we ask that by September 30th, fill out the google form below with your item details and send a photo to the email above. *If you are collecting items for a basket and will have a hard time getting a complete photo, an alternative is to gather stock photos and provide a full description of your basket.
-Items need to be mails to the Silent Auction Chair or you can hold onto and ship directly to the winner (this saves GPF postage).
*We can be flexible if you have something easy like a gift card at the last minute (we don’t want to turn anyone away, but do need time to prepare!)

The Google form has all the instructions regarding sending photos and where to mail:

Google form to submit info on your item

Information on registering to bid on the auction will be provided on this page in October.

If you would rather donate money to support auction expenses, please use the silent auction donation page.

Questions? Need ideas for an item to donate or confused about the process of donating? Contact: Hayley Waynick, Auction Chair 816-769-0903 /

Silent Auction Item - Basket
Silent Auction Gift Basket - Journal
Silent Auction Item - Jewelry

Thanks to our 2022 Donors

Businesses and GPA Chapters

Assel Grant Services
B n Me Creative Boutique
Catch Co.
Connie Winkle Consulting, LLC
Erin Condren
Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue Kansas City
Foundant Technologies
Fringe Studio
Grants4Good LLC
GPA Austin Texas Chapter
GPA Canadian Chapter
GPA Central Virginia Chapter
GPA Colorado Chapter GPA
GPA DC Metro Chapter
GPA Great Lakes Virtual Chapter
GPA Greater Cleveland Chapter
GPA Heart of America Chapter
GPA Kentucky Chapter
GPA Michigan Chapter
GPA Middle Tennessee Chapter
GPA North Carolina Chapter
GPA North Texas Chapter
GPA Nevada Chapter
GPA New Jersey Chapter
GPA Southeast Texas Chapter
GPA Southern Arizona Chapter
GPA St. Louis Regional Chapter
GPA Utah Chapter
Grant Professionals Association
Grant Professionals Certification Institute
Heart Resources, LLC
Kathy Planton
Let’s Roam!
PKS Grants & Accounting Solutions, LLC
Scheel’s Kansas City
Visit KC – The Host for the 2023 GPA Conference


Helen B. Arnold, CFRE
Mark Beamis
Dr. Bev Browning – THE GRANT DOCTOR
Susan Caldwell, CFRE
Mike Chamberlain
Kristi Crawford, MS, GPC
Olivia Daugherty, M.Ed., GPC
Cynthia Harris
Bonnie Houk, GPC
Susan Jorgensen
Rachel Kassman, Center for Urban Families
Lori Krause, Professional Photo Organizer
Vu Le
Reagan Lynch
Cyndi MacKenzie, GPC
Amanda Paveglio, GPC
Isabel Rosa
Scot Scala, M.Ed., GPC
Maureen Stabile, GPC
Amy Thornton Shankland
Micki Vandeloo, GPC
Shelley Wales
Hayley Waynick, GPC
Connie Winkle Consulting, LLC
Maddie Zeigler of Grantli