Established in 1988, the EDF provides ongoing funding for scholarships to meet our industry’s need for training resources and to offer temporary assistance for dealerships and its employees affected by natural disasters. In recent years, the EDF’s disbursements of aid to equipment dealer employees have exceeded the amount of donations received but you can help ensure that the Foundation continues to serve the needs of equipment dealers!
The EDF is hosting its first ever fundraising auction on September 27, 2017. The event will be presented by BigIron Auctions and will include online, live and silent auctions.
The live and silent auctions will be held Wednesday evening following our Workforce Development Summit. The Summit, co-hosted by the Associated Equipment Dealers Foundation (AEDF) is an opportunity to industry stakeholders to share information and collaborate to find ways to overcome the lack of technicians in the agriculture and construction industries. The online component will be open to the general public in late August.
The money raised from all three auctions will directly to the EDF to be used for scholarships, workforce development programs and disaster relief grants. While the Workforce Development Summit is invitation only, ANYONE can donate an auction item to benefit the foundation! We are also accepting cash donations that will be used to purchase items/packages for the auctions.
Check out these articles to learn how EDF funds help dealerships and their employees!
We encourage you to help support equipment dealers and their employees across North America by donating today! A suggested list of donation items are below but feel free to use your imagination! Please note, all donations are tax deductible!
DONATE HERE! OR Contact Alex Hoffman at (636) 349-6214 to arrange your donation today!
Suggested donation items include:
- Hunting/Fishing Trips
- Lawn Mower/Tractor
- 4 wheeler
- Implement attachments
- Any large or small piece of equipment
- Bags (Purses, duffel bags, backpacks, briefcase, etc.)
- Gift Baskets
- Sports Memorabilia
- Power Washer
- Fly rods/fishing equipment
- Golfing equipment
- Hunting gear
- Technology (ipad, Video Camera, Go Pro, etc.)