Giving Back

FICP Gives Back

The extraordinary generosity of FICP members and hospitality partners has garnered significant charitable giving and countless hours of volunteerism to multiple charities over the years.

Past FICP philanthropic initiatives have benefitted Junior Achievement® (JA), an organization which promotes education, supports students interested in the travel and tourism industry, and Global Giving, a large crowdfunding community that helps donors to make safe and easy donations to vetted, locally-driven organizations around the world while providing local organizations the tools, training and support they need to become more effective.

The 2019 FICP Annual Conference will host FICP's 18th Annual Silent Auction. This year's Silent Auction will benefit two charitable organizations, both local to the Austin area: the Olin E. Teague Veterans Medical Center and the Austin VA Outpatient Clinic.

In 2018, FICP raised more than $90,000 to support three charitable organizations, all local to the Orlando area. Proceeds from this year's auction will support organizations that have a positive impact on the local Austin community today, and tomorrow's workforce. 

How Can You Participate?

There are two ways you can participate in the auction – by donating, or by bidding!


Online bidding is easier than ever! FICP has adopted a new Silent Auction platform, which means that whether or not you've participated in an FICP auction before, you'll need to follow the steps below to create an account and start bidding. 

  1. Register as a bidder by visiting the FICP GiveSmart website.
  2. Provide your contact information and credit card number to create your account.
  3. Click "View All" to browse items, or view items by the categories listed on the top of the page.
  4. See something you like? Place your bid!

Thank you in advance for supporting FICP's CSR partners. Check back often as more auction items will be added weekly.



FICP is currently seeking donations for the 2019 Silent Auction with a minimum retail value of $75. Donating is easy and can be done entirely online. Learn more or make a donation on the auction website

After submitting your donation, please mail the hard-copy certificate materials to FICP headquarters at the address listed below. All donations must be submitted online and hard-copy materials received by October 11, 2019

330 N Wabash Avenue, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60611

The silent auction (both donating and bidding) is open to all FICP members and hospitality partners, regardless of 2019 FICP Annual Conference attendance.