The purpose and meaning behind the Don Shipman Memorial SF Brothers Auction is to award 100% of the proceeds to the Green Beret Foundation. Don Shipman was one of the original pioneers of the auction and donated his fine cutlery. The concept was recognized by a select group of individuals equally skilled in planning and special event promotion. Through the co-op with the Green Beret Foundation, sponsorships continue to grow, and it is expected that every year will be better than the previous. Truly, a spark that has lit the flames of generosity and acknowledgement of every member of our elite ranks.