NBAA Convention News

CAN Closing on Final Hours of 2020 Virtual Auction

 - October 29, 2020, 8:09 AM

The Corporate Angel Network's (CAN) Fund an Angel auction, moved to a virtual format this year, is closing in on its final hours this week as bids continue to flow in on nearly four dozen items, aside from direct cash donations.

CAN's annual fundraising event is typically held on the second night of the NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition, but it moved online when the in-person convention was canceled. This year’s fundraiser was originally to close at 8 p.m. October 7 in tandem with the original NBAA-BACE schedule but was pushed off until 8 p.m. October 30 as new items and bids continued to flow into the auction.

As of October 28, bids ranged from nearly $20,000 for FlightSafety training and $13,500 for American Airlines miles to $65 for a Coca-Cola collectible set. Items range from a virtual whiskey tasting event and jet fuel cards to artwork, travel experiences, a watch, and a golf driver.

The 2019 event and auction raised more than $500,000 for CAN’s mission of arranging transportation aboard business jets for cancer patients seeking treatment.