Past Auction Events & Recommendations:
LJ was wonderful to work with. He spent extra time getting to know the Chairs, staff and our school deeply so that when he was doing the auction, he could speak from the heart about what he saw and experienced with our students. H also took the time to have lunch with the students in the dining room which was a large part of our ask for the evening, so again he was authentic when raising money for that project.
L.J. advised us on the starting bids of our live auction items and recommended different strategies we could use to increase the raise. He understood how to work the crowd, get people bidding against each other, and make it fun. He was actively moving around to generate excitement the whole time.
We achieved 100% of our ask for the Programmatic Need. In addition to this, we had a very successful live auction where we were able to sell a couple of very large items twice.
I have cherished my time working with L.J. and have come to know him as a driving force of our auction. He is truly a delight to work with and to witness the control he has over the event is remarkable. I can’t think of a better person to fill the shoes of an auctioneer! And, speaking of shoes, he cuts quite a cloth and adds a Cary Grant sophistication to the evening.
The Universalist Church of NYC: 2014