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Benefit Auction


Join the sales students as they raise funds for student merit awards and our charity partner, Coming Together for a Cure. The 7th Annual Benefit Auction will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019 at the K-State Alumni Center. The auction is a semi-formal affair featuring fine-dining, musical entertainment, games, and the auction services of The Canny Team of Johnson, Kansas.

The Benefit Auction allows our sales students to learn about territory management, prospecting, phone sales, and the sales process in a real-world setting. To develop our future sales stars, the NSSI utilizes an innovative curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, and professional development activities, combined with real-world experiences. Realistic experiences such as the the NSSI Benefit Auction will allow our students to hit the ground running once hired. In fact, research has shown that students graduating from university sales programs tend to stay in their first sales job longer and produce more revenue faster than their peers who have not graduated from such programs. The NSSI seeks to provide our students with an outstanding sales education and businesses with outstanding sales recruits.

Date: Friday, May 10, 2019

Location: K-State Alumni Center
               1720 Anderson Avenue
               Manhattan, KS 66506

Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. 
          Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m.
          Live Auction begins at 8:15 p.m. 

The evening includes: catered meal, hosted bar, silent auction baskets, live auction, and evening entertainment. 

Benefit Auction Beneficiaries: The net proceeds from the 7th Annual Benefit Auction will go toward sales student merit awards. These performance based awards recognize sales students' excellence and hard work within the National Strategic Selling Institute. 

Raffle Ticket Beneficiaries: The net proceeds from the 7th Annual Benefit Auction Raffle Ticket sales will go to Coming Together for a Cure, with a maximum donation of $10,000. Founded by a recent K-State graduate, Coming Together for Cure advances support for adult stem cell therapy by educating and raising awareness so people battling terminal diseases can have an opportunity to be treated.


Please join us in helping raise money for our sales students and our charity partner! For more information contact Kellie Jackson, Program Associate, at (785) 532-2783.

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