Wow...you far exceeded our expectations at our annual auction this year. From the beginning, we appreciated your assistance in setting live auction bid pricing, placing them in order and pre-planning our strategy for the Fund-a-Need component. Your professionalism, can-do attitude and energy was contagious. Over and over again we heard our guests comment on how impressive you were…and we could not agree more. You were worth EVERY PENNY…the proof is in the pudding since we DOUBLED our revenue this year.
Many thanks and look forward to working with you next year!
Kealy and Amanda
Private School in Larkspur, CA
Keith, thanks so much for your note and thanks even more for working with us. We received rave reviews on your work and we were independently awed by your auctioneering. I wanted to note that we especially appreciated your maximizing the value of having more than one very high bidder for two of our consignment packages and auctioneering two of each. We will be sure to coordinate dates with you for our next year’s gala!
Jane, Executive Director
Leading Homeless Services Provider – San Francisco Bay Area
We were so happy to have you as our auctioneer this year. You brought fun and excitement to the live auction that we had never had before. You helped us surpass our goals, and our principals are thrilled with the extra computers they will get from our record breaking “Fund-A-Need." We appreciated all of your advice and time before the auction. Your professional knowledge was invaluable. We look forward to working with you again next year!
School Foundation, Larkspur, CA
Keith brought a ton of fun and professionalism to our event. Our live auction increased by almost 30% over last year and our fund-a-need totals doubled. This would not have happened without a professional auctioneer. Keith kept the event moving, motivated bidders and maximized every dollar in the room. Looking forward to next year!
Catholic Elementary School in Sacramento, CA
Keith not only creates an atmosphere that connects your guests to your mission, but he inspires your attendees to give from their hearts. Not to mention he is extremely knowledgeable about the auction process and will help you to create the best lineup for your auction. Most importantly he is a good person that is interested in creating a relationship with his clients. As an event planner I know that is key to any successful event. Thanks Keith!!
Large national charity organization in San Francisco, CA
Keith comes prepared with a positive, fun attitude. He’s ready to be spontaneous, and eeks out responses from people to astounding success! I’ve had him at the (GM) Gala, the (MUST) Stars on Staff Event, and soon the (HR) Gala. At the last event he worked, he wrote and played a fun song about the cause on the Green Day guitar he was auctioning off. Now, that’s creative!
Leading SF Bay Area event coordinator
The Live Auction brought in about 55% more than last year! Plus, many people have commented to me on how much they enjoyed your auctioneering. So, in addition to helping us raise more money, you also made it a more fun social event, which is important too. Thanks. We hope you’ll be available again next year.
Athletic booster organization, Sacramento, CA
I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to you for the incredible job you did at our auction. It was truly an amazing event, and your contribution made all the difference in the world. I was truly impressed with your knowledge, energy, and confidence in making this the most financially successful event for MMS. I really appreciated all your help before and during the event, and Dylan, my husband, really enjoyed working with you throughout the evening. You were quite a team. So thanks on behalf of MMS, and it would be wonderful to work with you again in the future.
Private school in Marin, CA
I think I can speak for my co-chairs and the MMS staff to say that we are grateful for everything you did to make the auction a huge success. You were a huge asset to this year’s event and we can’t say enough good things about you and your auctioneering skills! And of course, everyone loved your professional bid spotters again this year. They are fantastic.
K-8 School in Corte Madera, CA
"...we surpassed our target..."
Just want to shoot you a huge thank you for a successful auction. Without you and your crew, we would not have surpassed our target the way it did! You also rock with the extra effort and your musical talent (who knew?). Your gift is truly amazing. Kudos and hope to have you on our side of the fence again next auction!
Large School in Marin, CA
Thank you Keith for being our auctioneer! Your energy during the auction was contagious and made the program fun. We couldn’t have done it without you.
Rachel, Director of Development
Social services agency in the East Bay, CA
On behalf of the Auction Committee, I would like to express our sincere appreciation for serving as our auctioneer in support of our recent golf tournament. You did a wonderful job during the auction. Your efforts will enable us to sustain our educational and military family support initiatives for the coming year. Please accept our heartfelt thanks.
Golf Tournament benefitting military families
Keith brought great energy and professionalism at our annual gala. We received positive feedback regarding our live auction from many happy guests. He successfully held the audience’s attention, made everyone laugh, and raised top bids for our items.
Shannon, Development Director
Large national children’s charity in San Francisco, CA
THANK YOU Keith!!!! what a fanstastic job you did. Everyone was so pleased with having you as the auctionneer on the Paris est Une Fete event. I can’t wait for next’s year event Thank you for sharing your expertise and giving such good advice. You made it happen!!
Sophie, Executive Director
San Francisco, CA
Thanks for your wonderful pre-event counsel and your night of talents! Everyone enjoyed the evening and you brough excitement to the room and helped us raise our target fundraising goal! We look forward to next year’s event with your help!! We appreciate the partnership!
Karen, Executive Director
Children’s Home in Northern California
Thank you very much. The event went really well and you were a huge help. You did a terrific job and people really had fun. Thank you again. We’ll be in touch for our next auction.
Joe, Development Manager
Large National Charity in the East Bay, CA
I just wanted to extend a huge thank you for helping to make our 21st Annual Ball such a tremendous success. We were so incredibly fortunate to have you there and I know we wouldn’t have been able to do as well as we did without your support. Thany you for being such an amazing person to work with. I look forward to partnering again in the future!
Shannon, Business Development Director
Well-known national medical charity
"...professional, funny and entertaining…"
Thank you Keith! You were absolutely great. Not only did you keep us on target with our timeline, but I can’t begin to tell you how many people came up to me that night complimenting how professional, funny and entertaining you were.
School in San Ramon, CA
Thank you so much for the wonderful job that you both did on Friday evening. Your humor set the tone for a really fun evening, which I think everyone had. Financially, as well, this Auction helped to raised so much for the school. We are truly grateful to you for your dedication and commitment to this event.
Private School in Brooklyn, NY
Thank you so much, Keith! You did such a great job with both the silent and live auctions and our paddles up broke a new record! We are very happy with the results! Looking forward to next year as well!
Private School in Oakland, CA
Thank you for doing such a great job as auctioneer for the (DYF’s) Annual Gala. Your professionalism, quick response and enthusiasm for our event helped us generate more than $235,000 for our agency’s programs and services. It has been a joy working with you and I look forward to working with you again next year!
Paula, Development Director
Prominent children’s health foundation in Concord, CA
Keith puts the FUN in fundraising. We had over 550 people at our event and everyone had a great time during the live auction portion of our program. Keith kept it entertaining, yet exceeded our financial goals for live and fund a need! He is a true professional and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Keith!
A job readiness program for homeless women
Great job as auctioneer for the Museum’s 5th Annual Bar BQ on the Ramp fund raiser. Your energy and emthusiasm was contagious and resulted in some great bids for our live auction items. I also appreciate your help with generating interst in the Silent Auction. All in all it was a great success. Many thanks.
Well known museum in California
You are always wonderful to work with, professional and enthusiastic. We have used you three times for our Foundation, and each time you have made our live auction lively, fun, and successful. I recommended you for our Rotary event to raise money for homeless women and children, and the club raved about your results. Thanks for all you do to help charities like ours raise money.
Education Foundation, Sacramento, CA
The Foundation had such a successful live auction this year! Thank you for all of your advice and help. Your energy and experience was invaluable and we were so thrilled with how our Fund-A-Need Smartboard live item turned out - we surpassed our goal! We are so glad we used your skills for our event-you made a huge difference.
Elementary School Foundation in Tiburon, CA
Thank you so much. We really enjoyed working with you and felt you did an outstanding job! You did not leave a penny on the table. People have been talking about the success of the event all week. We raised approximately $90,000 during the live auction. Of course, as we turn over our notes for this event to the next crew, you will be at the top of our list of people to use…Also, we will be happy to serve as a reference for you. You really did a tremendous job and we could not be happier. Thanks again.
Elementary school, Lafayette, CA
On behalf of all our Elementary School parents, we simply cannot thank you enough for the incredible success of our live auction this year. …the live auction made over $91,000!!!!!!!!!!!! We are ecstatic about the results, to say the least… You made our live auction an unbelievable success, far surpassing our goals and our wildest imaginations. Our annual fundraiser had a record year, thanks to your guidance both throughout the planning stages and as our auctioneer at the event itself.
Parent’s club, Piedmont, CA
Keith was fabulous. He helped us from the beginning with tips and ideas for making the event more successful. He managed to double the total receipts and number of items while still completing the live portion of our auction in record time. We were thrilled with his work and knowledge of his profession.
Elementary school, San Mateo, CA
Keith arrives calm, composed and ready to go. Who knew he’d explode into a ball of energy when the auction began. The crowd loved him and he definitely increased our charitable contributions. We will definitely be using him again next year.
MBA program at prominent university, Berkeley, CA
Thank you so much for your wonderful work last night! The live auction was a big success…and your assistance with the silent auction was crucial as well. The crowd really enjoyed the live auction and the excitement in the room was undeniable. Given that this was our school’s first parent auction, we were so pleased to have raised over $63,000! Thank you again for your help and we look forward to working with you again next year.
Julie and Cheryl
Elementary school in Moraga, CA
Wow, what a great evening! You really helped to raise every dollar out of every item! Thank you for helping us host a very successful event.
Educational foundation, Granite Bay, CA
Our school thanks you for your wonderful performance at last week’s auction. Everyone involved was thrilled with the results, and we would very much appreciate your return as our Auctioneer for next year’s event. We will contact you in the Fall as soon as we have the date. Thanks.
MBA program at prominant university, Los Angeles, CA
A big thank you from our organization and the kids it supports for your help in making the 1st Annual Bachelor Auction a smashing success. The event attracted over 800 patrons and rose over $30,000 for at risk Bay Area youth. …your help can be directly measured by the number of smiles and positive experiences created by getting these promising at-risk kids to outdoor camps and better schooling environments. Again, thank you and we hope to be able to count on you as a participant next year.
Children’s charity organization, San Francisco, CA
Thank you so much for an amazing job last night, you earned every penny (and more!). I received six emails today and each one of them said how much energy and entertainment you brought to the event…thank you for making it such a success. Feel free to use us as a reference for other potential clients.
Elementary School in Moraga, CA
Thanks again for working as our auctioneer at our school fundraiser again this year. We really enjoyed working with you and appreciated all of the advice you gave us and your flexibility with our requests…Overall, with all of our expenses included, our school netted $160,000! Thanks again for helping us have such a successful auction once again. We will definitely recommend you in two years when we do this again.
Mindy and Donna
Elementary School in Lafayette, CA
I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful job you did at our auction last Friday at the Greek Orthodox Church for this year’s Elementary School fundraiser. With your help, we raised over $95,000 from the live auction! We received many comments on what a great job you did and how much everyone enjoyed your participation. Your assistance with the silent auction was also very helpful, and we were very successful there as well…Thank you again for helping to make our event a huge success and we look forward to discussing next year’s event with you!
School Foundation in Piedmont, CA
You did a fabulous job on Saturday night!!!!! Thank you so much. You really leave no money on the table!!! Thanks again for your part in helping our kids!
Elementary School in San Mateo, CA
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