Here are some examples of how Signature Auctions assisted different organizations with their auction needs:
Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation Dinner, Chelsea Piers, New York
Signature Auctions was chosen to facilitate the silent auction at the Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation Dinner at Chelsea Piers in New York City. The foundation provides grants enabling children of firefighters and other victims of the September 11 attacks and other fires and disasters to afford higher education. It is in honor of Michael Lynch, a courageous fire fighter who lost his life on 9-11-01. The spectacular gala at The Lighthouse at picturesque Chelsea Piers featured several VIPs including former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
I want to thank you for all your work in making the silent auction a success beyond what we imagined. We are grateful to you and your team for your expertise and efficiency in handling the auction as well as your high standard of professionalism and your high quality product.We are a young organization and worked feverishly in the past to accomplish what Signature Auctions did for us with out any effort or risk on our part. You helped us raise more money than we expected and added an element of fun to the evening that everyone enjoyed.
You really did save our lives this year. From the beginning you were professional, courteous, efficient and helpful and you remained that way throughout the planning and running of the auction and through all follow up. We look forward to working with you again.
– Patrick Lynch, Board Member of the Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation
Community Blood Services Foundation, 4th Annual Sports Night, New Jersey
Signature Auctions was contacted to set up and run the silent auction at Community Blood Services’ 4th Annual Sports Night at Seasons in Washington Township. The evening featured cocktails and a dinner honoring retired New Jersey Devils defensemen Ken Daneyko.
After receiving a signed Letter of Agreement, Signature Auctions went to work. We carefully selected top-quality items from all of the major sports as well as artwork and added several premium hockey items specifically for this audience.
Signature Auctions arrived in the late afternoon to set up the auction. Almost immediately as the guests arrived, the auction area was abuzz with bidders. As the evening progressed, the bidding heated up and came to a crescendo just prior to the end of the auction. Signature Auctions was there every step of the way, to answer questions, cajole the guests to bid and to help processing of the payments.
Thank you so much for contributing to the success of Monday night’s 4th Annual Sports Night. With your help, we grossed nearly $35,000 – a record for the Community Blood Services Foundation. As always, it was a pleasure to work with both of you. I look forward to having you work with us again for our golf tournament.
– Bonnie Sirower, CFRE, Executive Director, Community Blood Services Foundation
Friends of Karen, Charity Golf Tournament, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, NY
The Friends of Karen organization “works to ensure the well-being of families coping with extraordinary financial and emotional demands of their childrens’ terminal or life-threatening illnesses.” Friends of Karen holds an annual golf outing and decided they wanted Signature Auctions to run its silent auction.
After learning the number of expected attendees as well as the demographics of the crowd, Signature Auctions carefully selected the auction items, a nice mix from all of the major sports as well as boxing, golf and entertainment. Friends of Karen also had a few items they asked us to incorporate into the auction and we were happy to do so.
After the golfers came off the course, they had a chance to grab a cocktail and survey the auction. Bids started pouring in as the room began to fill up with the attendees.
Signature Auctions supervised the auction and answered all questions that the guests had. We also gathered the winners’ payment information and presented them with their auction items.
I want to thank you for organizing Friends of Karen’s Sports Memorabilia Silent Auction. We could not have done all the work without your professional help. You both are such a pleasure to work with and you made it so easy for us to earn extra money for the children we serve each and every day. We look forward to working with you in the near future and wish you many more special events to show off all the good work you do.
– Gwen Salmo, Special Events Coordinator, Friends of Karen
ALS Association’s Field of Dreams Gala™, North Carolina
Signature Auctions was asked to travel to North Carolina to run the auction at the ALS Association’s Field of Dreams Gala tm, a black-tie affair to fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The executive director had seen our company in action and wanted us on location to handle its auction needs.
Months before the event, Signature Auctions began preparing for the auction. Since the fundraiser was a gala dinner and attendance was expected to be 400 – 500 people, we made sure we had an ample and varied inventory of high-end items to appeal to this prestigious audience. We knew our selection would create quite a stir and we were proven correct. We also incorporated some donated items the charity had received.
One of the first attendees at the cocktail hour was one of the evening’s honorees, Curt Schilling. The All-Star pitcher, who dedicates his free time to the fight against ALS, placed a bid on two different signed football helmets and was the winner of one of them.
Bidding was fierce during the auction. In fact, one of our unique signed Pittsburgh Steelers items with a minimum bid of $295 sold for $1,200. Furthermore, demand was so great for some items that we wound up selling multiples to the second and third highest bidders. These items were drop shipped to the under bidders when we returned to New York.
All in all, we wound up selling 48 of the 50 items that we brought for the event.
You guys did another great job. Thank you for doing this for ALS. The framed pieces of Jimmy were great. Thank you for doing one for me.
– Helen Hunter, Jim “Catfish” Hunter’s widow
Paramount Arts Center – Ashland, Kentucky
Signature Auctions was contacted by the Paramount Arts Center in Kentucky ten days prior to their event. The organization needed high-end sports items to supplement the auction items at their fundraising dinner. We generally require one-month’s lead-time but the organization was in a bind and we wanted to help. Since the event was out-of-state and we had to ship the items, we needed to work fast.
A flexible company, Signature Auctions figured with a little hustle, we could have a Letter of Agreement signed, select the right mix of items, package them up and ship them out within a day or two. Since time was of the essence, we worked hard and were able to complete this task within two days!
It was a worthwhile endeavor for both parties as almost all of the 14 items we shipped sold at the event. Not only did their organization add significant money to their bottom line, but our consignment items also help enhance their auction.
Please call us at 1-888-4-BID-UPS (1-888-424-3877) or contact us online at Signature Auctions so we can discuss your auction needs for your next event.