Benefit Auction Specialist for over 10 years in the NY area with world renown traditional auctioneer skills as our foundation. We work with clients from prep to wrap up and everything in between to guarantee the most success possible! Fun and Funds! No better combo! Classy, entertaining, fun, professional, talented, experienced, knowledgeable, skilled and loved there is no better choice for your auctioneers!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Insurance: $1,000,000 - General Liability
What to Expect
Our style is American auctioneering with a nonprofit focus. We are fast paced and fun. Our auction chanting is unique and encouraging. Being that we only work for non profits we make sure the charity is center focused. We integrate slogans into our chant and spend time make sure all donors are honored! Our clients feel so comfortable by the time the event rolls around that they never worry about the hands they put their hard work and fundraising goals into.
We provide consultation before and after your event. At the event the entire night we bring a team with us to help you in many areas that you might not have even thought about. After conducting thousands of benefit auctions we paid attention to the needs of our clients and now provide the perfect formula for success!!
Certified Benefit Auction Specialist
Erin Ward, CAI, BAS, is a third generation auctioneer from New York. She has been in the auction business her entire life with both her mother, Jill Doherty, 2002 IAC, and grandfather, Jack Doherty.
In 2010, Erin competed for the first time in the International Auctioneers Competition. Standing amongst the best in the world, she placed 7th, and she looks forward to next year's competition. Erin is a recent graduate of CAI, (Certified Auctioneers Institute), the most highly respected education designation in the auction industry, and less than 5% of auctioneers nationwide have achieved CAI status.
Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies with a focus in Art History from SUNY Purchase, New York. She took advantage of her time in college to study abroad in Spain, Italy, and China.
After graduation Erin attended World Wide Auction School and chose to pursue a career focused on benefit auctions. She is in the charter class to receive her Benefit Auction Specialist degree. Erin continually works with auctioneers from all over the world to learn the most modern and effective ways to increase revenue for fundraising events.
Erin is a diversely trained auctioneer, but specializes solely on benefits. She excels at communicating with people of all cultures and has taken the time to study the most effective ways to help organizations raise money. This includes helping event guests feel confident and excited about donating. “My goal is to make everyone leaving the fundraiser feel like a star!” shares Erin “It’s all about the organization and the guests.”
Great AV is a key to auction success. They can't bid if they can't hear. We recommend surround sound speakers, wireless mics and powerpoints.
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