Premier Specialists for Benefit and Charity Auctions
Key Clients and Testimonials
Below is just a sampling of the various fundraising causes that Lee Auctioneering & Consulting has successfully assisted for nearly 25 years:
YMCA / YWCA County Fairs National Kidney Foundation Public and Private Schools Churches and their Affiliates Symphony Groups Choral Companies Rotary Clubs Kiwanis Organizations Boys & Girls Clubs Select Baseball & Wrestling Teams Homeless Associations Non-profits & Service Organizations
And a multitude of others!
Lee Auctioneering & Consulting stands ready to prove our value to you. Please find below a few of the many testimonials the company has received for its exemplary service in the Benefit and Charity Auction industry.
Thank you for all the hard work at the auction. Again, I am very appreciative of all the extra work you put into our auction. The work at the office and in organizing was truly invaluable. You can work a room and keep us entertained while selling your heart out. Carrie Perez, PCS North Samaritan Counseling Center
Kelly Lee performed his responsibilities with great professionalism, enthusiasm and expertise, helping us to increase revenues tremendously over the previous year. His auctioneer style engaged the audience making it a very enjoyable and fun evening for all in attendance. He was most helpful prior to our auction, with suggestions and ideas to enhance our program and procedures. Candus Carlson, Western Washington Fair Association
This past April, Sound Experience had the pleasure of facilitating a benefit auction for our environmental education program we do aboard the historic schooner, "Adventuress". Kelly Lee operated the auction and was FABULOUS! Kelly was a pleasure to work with before, during and after the auction. He provided excellent advice prior to the event giving us suggestions and helpful forms to use. During the auction he was friendly, lively, professional, and fun to work with. Best of all he brought in more than our monetary goal for the evening. I highly recommend Kelly as an auctioneer. He was great fun and our audience only had wonderful things to say about him. Jenell DeMatteo, Sound Experience
Once again Kelly did a fantastic job! THANK YOU!!! Eliska Rodousky, Redmond Parent Cooperative Preschool
The Citizens for Snohomish Schools Team would like to thank you for running our "Growing in Snohomish" auction in June. We want to thank you for lending your skill, talents, and experience.....you make a great team! We could never have done everything on our own! We know that because of you, our auction was highly successful; and we earned much more money than we could have any other way! We were ecstatic when we saw the results! Again, our sincere thanks and appreciation to you for spending the evening with us....everyone seemed to have fun, while helping our school district and our kids! The Snohomish Citizens for Schools Team
Dear Kelly, What a night! Thank you so much for everything. You certainly made our auction the success that it was. I will recommend you to everyone looking for a fun, lively fundraising auctioneer. You were great! Joan Abel, St. Margaret's Director of Thrift Services
Kelly Lee served as auctioneer for our YMCA "Yes to Kids" auction in October. As we were quite impressed with him the previous year we were delighted he was available for a return engagement. Kelly provided exceptional and professional guidance before, during and after our auction. He provided helpful feedback to our last year's event that made this year's auction run even more smoothly. He was available for helpful and positive support in the planning process and invaluable in organizing the live auction catalog items. Kelly's sense of humor, enthusiastic energy, and rapport with the audience produced excellent yields at our auction. His suggestion of a "Mini-Live" during the buffet was a great success with over a 96% yield. I have no reservations recommending Kelly Lee for his excellent and professional service. Lynn Rabenstein, Skagit Valley Family YMCA
I would highly recommend Kelly's services to any group considering undertaking a benefit or charity auction. We had a live and silent component to our auction and Kelly squeezed more money than I thought possible out of our guests and they cheerfully gave it! He cajoled and enticed them into bidding in a very creative manner. Kelly's knowledge of where to place items in the bidding process, how to set up your room, how to display items, and how to plan your catalog was invaluable. He obviously has done this many times and knows what is successful. He was willing to work with me ahead of time to make sure that we were on the right track and gave good advice that made our auction a success. I would highly recommend using Kelly Lee to make your auction event a lucrative and enjoyable evening. Rhonda Staton, Redmond High School Booster Club Dear Kelly, Now that the dust has settled on "Plant a Seed for the Future", McGilvra Elementary School's first auction we wanted to send you our thanks for the role you played in making our event a huge success. We are grateful for the optimistic spirit and attitude that you brought to this project, especially when we hired you fairly late in our timeline. McGilvra received great "value-added" by your input, recommendations, advice and support. The direction you provided on procurement, pricing, catalog production, auction program and logistics were critical to our decision-making. THANK YOU!!! At the auction itself, we had a complete feeling of confidence that you were in charge, moving the program along on schedule. Your announcing was enthusiastic, confident and fun. And we are pleased with how well you worked with our "celebrity" auctioneer. Your ability to both lead and support him took much finessing and you did a great job. Debra Prinzing & Julie Schoenfeld, Auction Co-Chairs for McGilvra Elementary School Dear Kelly, The class of 2004 parents cannot thank you enough for all of your help and contribution to making our auction a success. I have put off writing you, groping for the right words to reflect our feelings, without much luck. With your help, we raised three times as much as we could have on our own! From the beginning you helped with great ideas and suggestions, coming to our evening meetings, and talking with me over the phone. Your willingness to share your experience with our committee made our process easier and MUCH more enjoyable! In retrospect I can see how right you were on things we chose to do differently. We all loved the way you came down into the crowd and worked them. There was disappointment on the crowds' part when the Live Auction concluded! THAT WAS A FIRST FOR ME!!! Your truly personable nature rang through and the crowd responded to it. From the beginning of the evening to the end you continued to guide us with the utmost patience. Finally, your detailed review of events and amounts after the auction was nothing short of AMAZING! With your expertise and attention to detail you made our auction A HUGE SUCCESS!! For me, it was a wonderful learning experience and one I would venture to do again. We just cannot thank you enough. I would be honored if you would EVER like to use me as a reference. Marilyn Martin, Auction Co-Chair for Lynnwood High School I recommend Kelly Lee without reservation. For any group contemplating an auction, I recommend that Mr. Lee be contacted immediately and that all of his suggestions be implemented. He is very personable, professional and expert in his field. I found Mr. Lee to be extremely supportive, genuine and warm. It is clear that he honors the causes that he is auctioneering for. He has tremendous patience and flexibility. He was at all stages of the auction process responsive and sensitive to our needs and concerns. Mr. Lee is wonderful to work with and our audience was thrilled with his "performance." I look forward to my next opportunity to work with Mr. Lee. He has a special and very unique ability in this area. I found it well worth the very affordable investment in Mr. Lee's professional services. Carol Follett, Artistic Director for The Swan Theatre
Dear Kelly, Thank you very much for your assistance in making our auction a success.Your input as we prepared for the auction was invaluable.We were especially impressed by the resource materials you provided.Without a doubt, even an organization that had never done an auction before could use your resources, ideas and guidelines to put on a successful, productive and memorable auction.Your materials were effective in helping us execute a well-planned event that was enjoyed by all who attended.In addition, your follow-up and debriefing materials were exceptional.You obviously invested a significant amount of effort in tracking a large amount of data and statistics before, during and after the event.Even more important was how you summarized and reported the data to us afterward, so we could glean helpful information about how to make next year's auction even more successful.... Please feel free to refer any other prospective clients to us for a well-deserved vote of confidence. Auction Committee for Peaceful Glen Christian School