Raffle to Support Scholarships

The URMIA Raffle is a favorite tradition! We invite registrants attending in Indianapolis to donate items and purchase tickets. Proceeds support professional scholarships for first-time URMIA conference attendees.

Donating Items

In-person attendees are invited to donate items to the raffle. Typical donations include logo items from schools and organizations (e.g., golf shirts/balls, sweatshirts, hats, t-shirts, jackets, stuffed animals, electronics, and handbags) and other items conference attendees would find valuable.

Think Travel-Friendly

As you select items to donate, please keep size, weight, and fragility in mind. If you can’t pack your donation, the winner probably wouldn’t be able to either. URMIA will not ship raffle prizes. If you have any questions, please contact Teresa Ransdell in the National Office.

Drop-off Location

Bring your donations to the raffle area outside Grand Ballrooms 5 & 6 on the third floor of the JW Marriott as early in the conference as possible. This will give attendees maximum opportunity to bid on your contributions.

Example items from a past raffle: bag, coozies, tumbler, candy, etc.

An URMIA annual conference attendee purchasing several raffle tickets to support scholarships for first-time attendees


Purchasing Raffle Tickets


You may purchase as many tickets as you wish raffle area (outside Grand Ballrooms 5 & 6) during scheduled Registration hours.


Raffle tickets are $1 each. We can only accept cash for the purchase of raffle tickets.

An URMIA annual conference attendee writing her contact information on her raffle tickets

Preparing Your Tickets

Write your name and cell phone number on each ticket.Tickets without identification will be disqualified.

Pro Tip

Bring pre-printed address labels with name and mobile number to affix to your tickets.


Bidding on Items

Visit the Raffle & Sponsor Area

Raffle items will be on display in the Raffle & Sponsor Area outside of Grand Ballrooms 5 & 6. This area will be available during "Conference Registration Open" times posted on the schedule.

Make a Bid

To bid on an item, tear off the half of your ticket with your contact information and place one or more of these in the bag beside that item. Please retain your ticket stubs.


Seattle foodstuffs & hat


Two women laughing at the name that was drawn from a hat



We will draw for a set of prizes 5-6 times starting Monday afternoon through Tuesday at 4:00 pm. A final drawing of the most popular items will be held during the last general session on Wednesday.

(What happens at the raffle, stays at the raffle!)




Winners will be announced on a board in the Raffle & Sponsor Area, as well as posted in the event app throughout the conference.


Pick Up Prizes by 5 pm Tuesday

All prizes must be picked up before registration closes at 5:00 pm Tuesday, September 13. Any prizes not retrieved by this deadline will be added to the live drawing during Wednesday’s final general session. Participants in the live drawing must be present to win.


Hundreds of URMIA raffle tickets flying through the air