Drunk Unkles Event Breaks AV Industry Fundraising Record at InfoComm 2018 - AvNetwork.com

The NSCA Education Foundation says the Drunk Unkles’ first 2018 fundraiser, held on June 6 at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, generated $102,800 in industry support through a mix of personal donations, sponsorships, and a live auction. This the highest dollar amount raised in Drunk Unkles history.

Close to 1,200 fans gathered on the opening night of InfoComm to cheer on and thank the Drunk Unkles—who received NSCA’s Volunteer of the Year award this year—as they rocked to raise money for NSCA Education Foundation initiatives like IGNITE and PASS K-12.

Cleerline’s Rob D’Addario donated a Music Man guitar with an authenticated signature from guitarist Albert Lee for a silent auction benefitting the NSCA's Education Foundation.

Cleerline’s Rob D’Addario donated a Music Man guitar with an authenticated signature from guitarist Albert Lee for a silent auction benefitting the NSCA's Education Foundation.

“The cause was well received, as always, and greatly appreciated by the industry,” said Chuck Wilson, director of the NSCA Education Foundation. “The crowd was great, the Drunk Unkles were terrific, and it all made for an awesome night. We provided an experience for everyone who attended—and all the money we made goes directly back to our industry.”

The event was made possible by corporate supporters including Atlas IED, Audio Incorporated, Legrand, AVI SPL, Barco, Belden, Biamp, Bosch Communications Systems, BTX, Cleerline, Evoko, FSR, Harman, Liberty AV, Navigate Management Consulting, NEC Display Solutions, Solutions360, Stewart FilmScreen, SurgeX, Synnex Corporation, West Penn Wire, and Winsted Corporation.

The all-star band features Felix Robinson, “Unkle” Steve Emspak and Marc Hochlerin of Shen Milsom & Wilke; Mike Phillips of Hudson Marketing; John Cardone of Cardone Solomon and Associates; and “Aunt” Lisa Wenger, formerly of Bosch and now with the Lisa Wenger Band. 

Related

Drunk Unkles

Drunk Unkles Take the Stage During InfoComm 2018

The Drunk Unkles’ first 2018 fundraiser will be held Wednesday, June 6, at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas during InfoComm 2018. Now in their 13th year of supporting the NSCA Education Foundation, the Drunk Unkles have generated more than $1 million for the industry through this annual event.

Image placeholder title

Elf Foundation Hits Fundraising Record

Los Angeles, CA-- The Elf Foundation announced that it raised a record-setting $32,500 at its 10th anniversary fundraising event on September 9 in Indianapolis as part of CEDIA EXPO 2011.   Noah Kaplan, president of Leon Speakers, paints a mural of Miles Davis, which was auctioned off