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About the Event

April 12, 2024

Erie Bayfront Convention Center
Duquesne Club

The evening will include a live, in-person event and a virtual stream to participate in the live auction and speakers. 

The silent auction will take place the week leading up to the in-person event. 


In our 29th consecutive year, we hope to exceed last year's fundraising total with a goal of $250,000.

BFK Event History


Bids for Kids started in 1995 as a way for at the time GE Leadership Programs, now the Wabtec LEAD Program, to help the local children of Erie and Northwestern Pennsylvania.


Since then, this event has grown from a simple company-wide event into an Erie community mainstay. Without the generosity of individuals, businesses, and our sponsors, we would not be able to make this event what it has become.

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