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1001 Business Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

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2019 Business Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

Benefit Auction

8th Annual Benefit Auction

Join the sales students as they raise funds for student merit awards and our charity partner, Coming Together for a Cure. The 8th Annual Benefit Auction will be held on Friday, May 1st, 2020, at the Hilton Garden Inn. The auction is a semi-formal affair featuring fine-dining, musical entertainment, 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 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.


Friday, May 1st, 2020


Hilton Garden Inn
410 S 3rd St
Manhattan, KS 66502


Doors open at 5:30 p.m. 
Dinner is served at 6:15 p.m.
Live Auction begins at 7:30 p.m. 

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


Visiting from out of town? We have hotel room blocks available! 

Hilton Garden Inn
410 S 3rd St
Manhattan, KS 66502

Group Rate: $109.00
Group Name: 8th Annual NSSI Benefit Auction
Group code: NSSI 
Room block expiration date: April 1, 2020

To make your reservation call the hotel directly at 785-532-9116 or visit their website. It is important to mention the group code in order to receive the discounted rate. 

Benefit Auction Beneficiaries

The net proceeds from the 8th 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 8th 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 raises support and awareness for adult stem cell therapy to help people battling Muscular Dystrophy and other terminal diseases.


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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Kansas State University 
1301 Lovers Lane
2121 Business Building 
Manhattan, KS 66506