Gala Dinners & Events
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 revenue.
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 home.
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.
Please call us at 1-888-4-BID-UPS (1-888-424-3877) or contact us at Signature Auctions so we can discuss your auction needs for your next event.