About Our Auction
The SSPI Mid Atlantic Chapter Winter Scholarship Party is an annual event to raise funds to support our Scholarship program. Proceeds from this and all SSPI events go towards the scholarship fund supporting local schools. We have established partnerships with George Washington University, University of Maryland, John Hopkins and George Mason University to award scholarships to promising students in satellite & space related studies. Additionally we have supported local public schools via donations to the county and also the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP).
The Winter event is our largest fund-raising opportunity of the year and only made possible with donations from satellite & space industry companies. The highlight of the event is the raffle and silent auction which give our attendees a chance to bid on and win some fantastic items. Donating companies are recognized on all printed material, the SSPI website and of course at the event itself. SSPI Mid Atlantic Chapter is also a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so donations can be tax deductible.
About SSPI Mid-Atlantic Chapter
SSPI is dedicated to raising awareness of the satellite and space industries, providing professional development and educational opportunities. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter raises money for scholarships for local Washington DC area students.
Our founding purpose was to serve as a professional network in a young industry that was on the verge of substantial growth. SSPI offered a way for satellite professionals to keep in touch with each other and with technology change in an industry that rapidly spread across the globe.
Today, with thousands of members in more than 40 nations, that core mission remains the same. The way we pursue it, however, has expanded far beyond the vision of our founders.