Signature Auctions is a leading provider of artwork as well as
authentic sports and entertainment memorabilia for live and silent
auctions at Jewish fundraising events.
For Jewish organizations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut,
Signature Auctions can help you plan and design a stand-alone Live Art
Auction Event that will raise thousands of dollars for your
group with no financial risk. You will achieve your fundraising
goals and treat your supporters to an exciting and entertaining
evening featuring 150-175 elegantly framed works of fine and decorative
art along with a smattering of sports memorabilia. With popular
artists like Marc Chagall, Yaacov Agam, Amram Ebgi, Leroy Neiman
and Dan Partouche and sports memorabilia from Tom Seaver, Joe Namath,
Sandy Koufax and Mike Richter, your supporters will be thrilled
with the selection. For more information on our Live
Auction Events, please click here.
Signature Auctions also has a Silent
Auction Program that will make your existing fundraisers significantly
Fundraising for Jewish organizations has its’ own set of
advantages and challenges. Temple fundraisers in particular have
the advantage of the ideal venue to attract a loyal and dedicated
following. A dinner dance
or gala event will frequently pull
in the ultimate demographic; couples 35-55 (in their prime earning
years), with children and grandchildren to buy gifts for. These
attendees are also not shy about purchasing items for themselves
to decorate their new homes – a perfect audience for works
of art and sports memorabilia.
Besides being a significant source of revenue for your organization,
a silent auction filled with sensational sports and art adds another
dimension to your event. It provides a great draw for your guests
and another great reason for people to attend your event.
There are some subtle differences in planning Jewish fundraising
dinner dances and gala dinners.
Dinner dances are frequently held in the temple (and occasionally
a small catering hall or country club), while galas are usually
held in hotel ballrooms and large catering halls to accommodate
a larger audience.
While dinner dances are dressy (suits for men, dresses for women),
galas are formal (black-tie required or optional for men, gowns
and formal ware for women).
The ticket price of a gala is significantly higher and galas will
frequently have one or more celebrity honorees, while a dinner dance
may have a local honoree or award winner.
Both are sit-down dinners, which enable you to have a captive
audience for 4-6 hours. Your guests have made a commitment to you
for an entire evening and this is more than likely going to be the
only thing they are doing that night. Your guests will want to stay,
eat, drink, dance and unwind – it is a relaxed crowd. This
adds up to a successful silent auction formula:
Large Number of Attendees + Good Demographics of Attendees + Dedication
of Attendees to the Specific Charity = Successful Silent Auction
Jewish fundraisers, particularly temple building fundraising,
are usually put together with the help of overworked congregation
volunteers. 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.