On behalf of Homeless Solutions, I want to take a moment to applaud you and your team for the amazing job you did at our recent Dream Builders’ Bash. It started with your pre-event consulting on our timeline and live auction items. Your suggestions were great and helped in making the night run smoothly. Your enthusiasm and control of the audience during our appeal was impressive. The Live Appeal results were just stunning. We were so impressed with how well you integrated the amazing success story of our shelter guest and the inspiration of our honoree into a seamless fundraising appeal. It was our best one yet. Watching you raise $78,750 in minutes was just remarkable. You and your team helped us to raise a total of $95,150 for our cause! We received many positive emails about the event. It’s been described as our “Best Bash” ever. Live auctions and appeals can be awkward but you and your team did a great job in entertaining and engaging our attendees while motivating them to give. We can’t thank you enough for helping to make our night an overwhelming success. We look forward to working with you again next year.
Thank you so much for your exceptional performance as auctioneer at our past two auctions and for the tremendous service you provided before, during and after our events. We could not have been happier with the overall results! It was such a pleasure meeting with you and Jill Doherty to share our theme and package ideas before our last event held in April. The tips and information that you gave us during these consultations led us to redesign certain elements and resulted in a smoother flow to the evening. Your knowledge and expertise also proved to be very profitable towards reaching our goal for the auction. We have come to trust that the advice you provide is invaluable! We received many compliments from our guests at our auction in April, thanks to you and Star Benefit Auctions. Our guests told us that the live auction was fun, exciting, thrilling and fast-paced. You and Jill were engaging and captivating and our guests loved the interaction between the two auctioneers. For the first time in many years, our guests were having so much fun they wanted to extend the evening and didn’t rush to check-out their purchases! Finally, the sales records that you provide after the live auction are a resource that can be counted on. With such a fast-paced and exciting live auction conducted with over 200 bidders in attendance, it’s reassuring to know that you have dedicated assistants recording and double-checking all of the final sales for accuracy. Our committee members were delighted to hear that Star Benefit Auctions are available to be our auctioneers at our next event in 2014. Personally, I couldn’t be happier as well!
I would like to thank Erin and her team for their sensational performance at our school’s recent gala auction. Erin is a truly gifted auctioneer who captivated our audience with her exhilarating stage presence, sense of humour, warmth and sincerity and her genuine passion for hosting benefit auctions. She has a special talent for engaging everyone’s attention and making every auction participant feel valued and appreciated. I would also like to thank Erin and her team for being so generous with their time and for their professional guidance throughout the event planning process. Erin’s innovative ideas and flexible personality make her wonderful to work with. Star Benefit Auctions’ high standards and expertise made a world of difference in our ability to exceed our fundraising goals and to raise the “fun-factor” for our guests. I personally recommend Erin and her team in the highest regard—they are worth their weight in gold and they paid for themselves with creative ideas they introduced and incorporated into our event. I sincerely hope I get the opportunity to work with Erin and her team for many years to come.
We were lucky enough to have Erin Ward at our annual public school fundraiser this year. We had never hired a professional charity auctioneer before — always having had a parent serve in the role. The old adage ‘you get what you pay for’ has never been more to the point. We have seen the light, and the light’s name is Erin Ward. Erin was amazing. She easily handled our crowd of 400 patrons and raised more money for our school than we’ve ever had in in the 17 year history of our auctions. Erin made the process exciting and fun. We found her extremely flexible and easy to work with. As is usually the case, we needed to throw in a few new items at the last minute, and Erin was more than able to seamlessly work them into our lineup without any issues. Everyone that attended our event spoke very highly of Erin and her talent as an auctioneer. She is truly wonderful and a great asset. If you have an opportunity to use her, you must. We booked her for next year before the lights went down at this year’s event. We can’t wait
PS 199 Auction Team
We extend our heartfelt thanks for the hard work, time, and talent you put into helping to make our annual fashion show a great success, financially and socially, again this year. Very enthusiastic, supportive, and a strong group of women. We sincerely hope that you will join our successful team once again next year.
Marianne H. Wagner