A night of fundraising for a men’s chorale has changed my life forever.

Last night was a reminder. A whisper from my childhood. An anthem that created me. Surrounded by hundreds of voices and led by a broadway goddess I’ve seen many times before. They had no idea how important that night was to me. I will forever remember it saw and hold it in my heart with me. Friendship of amazing talents …

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Staten Island Academy Hosts 37th Annual Auction Fundraiser

Staten Island Academy had its 37th annual auction Saturday night at the Richmond County Country Club, Dongan Hills. The event, with a “Roaring Twenties” theme, featured more than 140 items in a silent auction and some two dozen in the live auction. Auctioneers were Erin Ward and Jill Doherty of the Long Island-based Star Benefit Auctions.

When time is money, how much can you afford to spend on a joke?

At a recent event, I was hired as the professional auctioneer.  I was advised they had several celebrities in the past acting as the auctioneer, but they believed using a professional would elevate their event.   Knowing their celebrities wanted to be involved and their guests expected to see them we worked out a plan to use the celebrity as …

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Stepping Out of Her Mother’s Footsteps

It took a long time for her mother to become established.  After her 5th competition she was pulled aside by another female and the older woman said “You know you will never win right? This is a good ‘ole boy club and you just won’t win.”  She kept her head high, buttoned her suit jacket, put her shoulders back and …

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KPI Bridge Oil Blue & Gray Golf Classics

The Live Auction was a tremendous success as international award-winning auctioneers Erin Ward and Jill Doherty helped raise $32,000 in proceeds in the event. The night was also highlighted by Tom Brady, Sr., who helped raise over $5,000 for his donated Jets at Patriots: Boston Vacation package. The other bright spot of the evening was the four Giants home opener tickets that fetched $5,000 from a lucky and faithful New York Giants fan.