DONYS Scholarship Auction

Please support the 2017 Destinations of NYS Travel, Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary College Scholarship Fund

For 27 consecutive years, Destinations of New York State, on behalf of the New York State tourism industry, coordinated the Annual New York State Travel, Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary Scholarship Fundraiser. Now for the second year, NYSTIA honors Destinations of New York State leaders Charlie Daley and Dave Thornton for their service to this important program by continuing to carry out their work and renaming the scholarship the Destinations of New York State Travel, Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary College Scholarship Fund.

We are requesting donations from New York State tourism accommodation, attraction, dining & entertainment suppliers to be used to raise dollars for the 2017 Destinations of New York State Travel, Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary College Scholarship Fund. What types of donations are we seeking?

  • Typically the top dollar getters are certificates for one- or two-night stays with meals and/or attractions and entertainment. We will package them together as getaway packages. (Please list any restrictions on the certificate and please use an expiration date no earlier than MAY 2018. Also, please forward to us TWO business cards, one brochure for each inclusion, and the dollar value of the package).
  • Other options to consider giving: Gift baskets featuring items from your vacation region like wine, beer, food (always great if packaged with an overnight or dining certificate!); travel vouchers for cruise, rail or air transportation.

The packages donated will be auctioned off in cooperation with the New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA) Empire State Tourism Conference, April 24-26, 2017, in Lake Placid, NY. Approximately four $1,500 scholarships are awarded each year to New York State college students pursuing an education that will eventually lead them to a career in the travel, tourism, hospitality & culinary industry. We have established a cross-section of New York State Travel Industry colleagues as a selection committee to choose the recipients of the scholarships. If you need to mail your donation ahead of time, send to arrive no later than April 14, 2017 to NYSTIA, c/o 1 Grove St., Suite 200, Pittsford, NY 14534.

Thank you very much in advance for your support! Any questions, please give us a call.

Register your donations below:

If mailing donation certificate/item, send to NYSTIA c/o 1 Grove St., Suite 200, Pittsford, NY 14534