Chad’s title comes from spending 29 years as an educator and school principal. Early on in his career, Chad found that fund-raising was a vital part of what a school principal must do, so he decided to attend auctioneer school and advanced “Benefit Auctioneer Specialist” (BAS) training, and learn how to do it right. Currently, there are only a handful of fundraising auctioneers in California, who have earned the coveted BAS designation. As opposed to most fundraising auctioneers, Chad has very rare and in-depth experience on BOTH sides of fundraising events, having helped create many school district galas from scratch!
While Chad usually does about 75-85 gala events each year himself (and another 20-30 events for his team of auctioneers), starting in 2019 Chad and his wife Carolyn will be setting out on their long-planned dream to sail around the world! From 2019 onward, Chad will only be personally doing galas in March and April, plus a couple of special clients in other parts of the year, who fly him out to their galas.
Over the past 10 years, Chad has helped raise an average of $1.2 million dollars per week, for his clients, for most of each year. Chad has worked with celebrities like Sir Richard Branson, Alec Baldwin, Josh Groban, Dianna Ross, Jason Mraz, Sarah McLachlan, Chad Lowe, Tony Bennett, Sharon Stone, Michael Phelps, and many many more. Clients have included the US Olympic Team, San Francisco 49ers, many professional athletes, and countless schools, health-related causes, and causes that support people in need all over the world!