20th annual Hollywood AuctionStudents and alumni from The School of Hospitality Business at MSU are busy preparing for their 20th Annual Auction benefiting The School’s student Hospitality Association, its Alumni Association, and two local charities: the Junior League of Lansing and the MSU FCU Institute for Arts and Creativity at the Wharton Center.

This year’s Auction theme is “Hollywood,” so get ready for a memorable evening on Saturday, February 5, 2011. The silent auction begins at 5:00 pm, and the live auction begins at 6:00 pm. The Hollywood Auction is presented Auctioneer Bob Howe.

The major fundraising event for The School, the Annual Auction is planned by a student executive board, and involves the efforts of hundreds of student volunteers. Always a popular mid-winter event for MSU faculty, staff, alumni and members of the surrounding community, guests bid on a huge variety of items, including vacations, unique culinary experiences, exceptional weekend getaways, one of a kind memorabilia, and popular theater and sporting events. School alumni and supporters have generously donated all packages.

Some of the special packages that we have the pleasure of presenting are:

– Two-night stay for two at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, also including breakfast and dinner for each day
– Two-night stay with breakfast and dinner at the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites in Kalamazoo, MI
– Two-night stay for two in The Hotel Hershey, also includes breakfast for two each morning and $250 worth of goods and services at the Chocolate SPA
– Three-night stay for two at the Walnut Creek Marriott in Walnut Creek, CA, breakfast at the Main Street Grill
– Three-night stay at Vail Cascade Resort & Spa in Vail, CO
– Over 8 wonderful packages from The Ritz – Carlton

So come to the Big Ten Rooms at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday, February 5, and bid high and bid often! Enjoy the Hollywood “scene” for only a $10 donation at the door, with food and beverages, and good times provided.

For inquiries about Hollywood Auction 2011 or to make donations, please contact Nadia Lanni by phone at (248) 872-4051 or email lanninad@msu.edu.

About The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University
Recognized as the top-ranked hospitality business school in the world,The School celebrates its 83rd year anniversary in 2010. The School has almost 10,000 graduates worldwide, including a number of leading academicians and industry executives, who have earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Founded in 1927, the mission of The School is to continually enhance The School’s leadership position in hospitality business education through teaching, research, and service. The School offers an exceptionally well-crafted curriculum, taught by innovative professors who are leading textbook authors, sought-after consultants, and respected researchers. The mission of The School of Hospitality Business Alumni Association is to provide active leadership in support of the mission of The School of Hospitality Business through membership participation, image enhancement, financial commitment, and promotion of synergies among students, faculty, alumni, and friends. The First, The Original, and STILL The Leader. . . The School of Hospitality Business.