Signature Auctions is a leading provider of authentic sports and
entertainment memorabilia as well as artwork for live and silent
charity auctions at charity fundraisers and gala dinners.
A gala dinner is likely to be your signature event of the year.
Your major donors and supporters will expect superior items and
a polished presentation at your charity auction. We can provide
the premier items that will showcase your event and bring in significant
Let’s face it; gala dinners are unlike all other
fundraising events. The demographics are optimal –
affluent attendees with significant disposable income who have a
commitment to the charity. These people are in their prime earning
years, with children and grandchildren to buy gifts for. This is
a perfect audience for sports memorabilia and artwork.
Besides the optimal demographics, gala dinners are ideal events
because you have a captive audience for 4-6 hours. The auction can
run throughout cocktail hour and most of dinner to maximize bidding.
Your guests have made a commitment to spend the entire evening at
your event. They will be relaxed and will focus on eating, drinking,
dancing and enjoying the festivities. Other events, such as golf
outings run significantly longer. The golfers are exhausted after
playing in the hot sun and just want to have a quick meal and go
At your gala dinner event, the master of ceremonies and or the
entertainment can also be a tremendous asset in promoting the auction.
They will be able to get the audience involved in the bidding without
seeming pushy. By making frequent announcements that “We
have a silent auction to benefit…” and “This is
a great opportunity to pick up some great gifts for your loved ones
and to help contribute to an important cause,” you can significantly
boost your auction proceeds.
Gala dinner events take a tremendous amount of time and
resources to plan and execute. It’s very likely that
your staff will spend several months in the planning and execution.
Don’t fret; if your event is in the New
York Metro area, Signature Auctions has a silent auction solution
to meet your specific needs.