ASID Foundation Fundraiser to Take Place at Interi

Washington, DC, February 22, 2006--"Jubilation: The ASID Foundation Fundraiser," will take place during Interiors 06: The ASID Conference on Design, in Nashville, Tenn., on Friday, March 17, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This first-time event will bring together more than 1,000 members of the design community to celebrate the contributions of and support the renewed mission of the Foundation. "The trustees of the ASID Foundation decided to host Jubilation to help inform designers, no matter their area of specialty, about the mission of the Foundation: to enhance the interior design profession by backing innovative and imaginative research and education initiatives, providing financial assistance to interior design students, and offering grants to colleges and universities with a curriculum in interior design," said Juliana Catlin, FASID, trustees chair. "The fundraiser will draw design professionals, educators, students and industry representatives together in one great venue to enjoy wonderful food and music, see old friends and meet new ones-all while supporting a great cause." The centerpieces of this special event will be a silent auction and a live auction, led by auctioneer Charles Gandy, FASID, a past president of the Society. Numerous ASID Industry Partners, chapters, and Foundation supporters and friends have donated unique, luxury items for both auctions. Recent additions to the auction program include a vacation stay at the historic villa, "Villa Cerrone," in Umbria, Italy; two tickets to the sold-out U.S. Open Golf Tournament at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y.; a weekend stay at the Four Diamond-rated golf-and-spa resort, Greystone Inn, located in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina (generously donated by the ASID Carolinas Chapter); the Soirée faucet collection from Toto USA, Industry Partner of ASID; a week-long stay at a sumptuous Grand Resorts vacation home in resort locations such as Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Kiawah Island, S.C.; Scottsdale, Ariz., or Lake of Ozarks, Mo. (generously donated by the ASID Nebraska/Iowa Chapter); a one-of-a-kind, hand-painted marble sink; and two autographed books by Antoine Predock, FAIA, the recipient of the 2006 AIA Gold Medal. In addition to touring the spectacular, state-of-the-art Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Jubilation attendees will enjoy a lively mix of Southern edibles "with a twist," cocktails, including the new "Jubilatini," and live music by the renowned bluegrass band, the Bob Forner Bluegrass Trio. The ASID Foundation, Inc., is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a broader understanding of interior design and using design applications to address society's most critical social and environmental needs. At a recent board of trustees' meeting in Charleston, S.C., the trustees, led by sustainability guru Ray Anderson, founder and CEO of Interface, Inc., Industry Partner of ASID, decided that educating the design community and the public at large about sustainable design will be its main platform issue. To support this goal, the Foundation has signed on as a lead sponsor of "The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design" exhibition at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The exhibition will open on June 30, and will remain at the museum for a full year before traveling to select cities throughout the United States. INTERIORS 06 will be in Nashville from March 16 - 19 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel and the Nashville Convention Center. To register for the conference, please visit . To learn more about the mission and work of the ASID Foundation, Inc., visit or e-mail

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