The NSCA Education Foundation announced its first-ever virtual fundraiser to celebrate its 20th anniversary and raise funds to support ongoing industry initiatives. After cancelling three planned fundraising events in 2020, “Cheers to 20 Years” is a completely online experience held on Dec. 3, 2020, from 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. central time.

Led by emcee and host Tim Albright, founder of AVNation, “Cheers to 20 Years” will kick off with a virtual happy hour where attendees will be able to make a signature cocktail designed exclusively for the NSCA Education Foundation by Iowa-based Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery. Throughout the evening, short video clips will highlight the stories of those impacted by Ignite and PASS K-12 initiatives. Attendees will also enjoy short performances by industry bands and celebrities.

Live and silent auctions will also help the NSCA Education Foundation reach its $54,000 fundraising goal for the event. Items up for auction include:

  • Atlas Atmosphere solution
  • AXIS C1410 Network Mini Speaker
  • Bose S1 Pro System
  • Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery Bourbon Basket
  • Harman JBL EON One Compact PA
  • Legrand Vaddio HuddleSHOT
  • QSC Powered Speaker

Belden, Biamp, Cleerline, FSR, Liberty AV, NEC, Shure, Solutions360 and Xilica are also supporting “Cheers to 20 Years” through financial donations.

“The pandemic may have changed our plans for the NSCA Education Foundation this year,” said Director Chuck Wilson, “but the organization still works every day to support important initiatives like PASS K-12 and Ignite. ‘Cheers to 20 Years’ will help us raise funds so we can ensure that the Foundation’s work continues.”

All industry professionals and their guests are invited to attend “Cheers to 20 Years” to enjoy the entertainment, learn more about the NSCA Education Foundation, bid on auction items, and make tax-deductible donations (thanks to the CARES Act) through the online portal. RSVP at For more information about the event, to donate, or to register, contact Events Manager Savannah Washburn at