The AED Foundation Fundraising Gala

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The AED Foundation’s Gala & Live Auction
presented by Ritchie Bros.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Hyatt Regency | Chicago


Join us Tuesday, January 10 for The AED Foundation’s 7th Annual Gala & Live Auction presented by Ritchie Bros. in Chicago. The Gala will be taking place on-site at The Hyatt Regency Chicago.

The AED Foundation Gala is an event specifically for generous supporters of The AED Foundation. It is the perfect time to bring your family, friends, employees, and partners together. Please join us for a spectacular evening, which will include an open bar, live & silent auctions, and entertainment. We will also be honoring the winning AED Foundation’s – Knapheide Technicians of the Year and presenting the Lester J. Heath III, Foundation Champion, and Foundation Partner Awards.

Each year, The AED Foundation constructs pathways to opportunity for the equipment distribution industry with one goal in mind: to grow and develop support for our members. Last year, The AED Foundation was able to improve the availability of future industry employees by expanding its network of accredited diesel-equipment technology college programs and recognized high school programs, promoting the importance of investment in career and technical education programs, and working to increase awareness and interest among school-age students.

Proceeds from this event help support The AED Foundation to enhance the success of the heavy equipment industry by offering long-term career pathways and continuing education for employees and improving the quantity and quality of future employees for the equipment distribution industry.

The AED Foundation is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation. Attendees should check with their tax professionals for additional information regarding the tax deductibility of their ticket purchase.

Ticket Pricing:

  • $250.00 standard ticket
  • $2,500.00 premium package (includes ten standard tickets for distribution and purchasers name will appear on VIP signage)

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