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The Principal Auctioneer
Chad & Carolyn Carvey
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Thank you for helping create an amazing event for our district! Your energy and commitment are so contagious, you enlivened the room and made it fun for people to spend more than they’ve ever spent at our auction!
It was wonderful to have your strategic advice in planning – all of which turned out as you predicted. Your approach to Fund-A-Need and Last Hero allowed so many people to participate. I’m excited not only for the fundraising we did during the event, but to see the potential and willingness of our parents to step up when called upon. I think it’s clear we can cast a wider net and can continue to find ways for our community to give at all levels to help us hit higher goals.
Thank you for all your work making this a success!
“I’m pleased to report that our Outreach Fund raised more than double of what we hoped! We had gone into the evening with very low key expectations, but thanks to your leadership, we were able to inspire people to great levels of generosity. You were spot on in reading the crowd and figuring out just the right blend of enthusiasm, humour and good old fashioned arm twisting. I would be happy to recommend you to anyone planning an auction—a job very well done!”
“Chad is FUN! Everyone at our event so enjoyed him that, when he asked, they gave him all their money! He adds such sparkle and interest! A skillful and intuitive very alive auctioneer, he produced far more funds for our non-profit than any silent auction could have achieved. I personally had a splendid time working with Chad and his lovely wife Carolyn at our event in December and hope that we will share the pleasure again. He delighted the audience with his charm and enthusiasm for our cause (Nancy’s List for the cancer community). I had the extraordinary experience of really feeling his support as a partner, totally participating in the event and making it a success. He is an amazing creative and very gifted human being and it is a true honor to recommend Chad to anyone and everyone. He has beautiful energy and it is always a joy to be in his presence.”
“Chad, Thank YOU for being the auctioneer for our record-breaking fundraiser! Your calm guidance, good humor, enthusiasm, and ability to improvise helped us realize a goal that we didn’t think was possible. You also made the evening fun! There’s so much that I have to process after such an amazing night. Looking forward to working together again. ”
“We used The Principal Auctioneer for the first time this year. With much trepidation, we set a goal vastly higher than anything we had raised during any other time in our charity’s history. We not only met that lofty goal, but doubled it! One our major donors commented that he has never felt such satisfaction in a charitable giving event.
Prior to the event Chad was accessible via phone or email at a moments notice with a plethora of advice and experience. When we choose to ignore some of his advice he was more than gracious with us still needing to do some things ‘the old way’.
Like all things, we had things not go ‘according to plan’ the night of our event. Again, he was purely professional, handled the minor mishaps with ease and no guest was the wiser.
After the event, our guests said it was the most fun they’d ever had at our event. The energy Chad and Carolyn brought to the event was electric and we look forward to working with them again next year.”
“Chad brought a new energy to our auction which resulted in increased giving levels for our Organization! His accessibility and guidance helped us garner new support and exceed our goals.”
“Chad and Carolyn truly care. I’ve worked with many auctioneers in the past and what this team delivers exceeds all expectations. Leading up to the event, Chad is most helpful in looking at the event as a whole, not just on the portions his services are needed most. He helped us rethink some of the elements of the event and strategized with us on how to make everything flow more efficiently, while also introducing new and creative ideas on how we could raise even more money. Their deep compassion and dedication to philanthropy has helped our organization do what it does best – raise financial support for people who need it most. We are so grateful for the vision, guidance, and expertise these two selflessly give!”
“Thank you so much for your help at our fund raising event. We have never made as much on our live auction! You brought the event to a new level, we never dreamed that we could bring in so much needed funds especially during these tough economic times. You were the right person for the task and I have no problems recommending you to any group that is thinking about hiring you for a charity event. You have the ability to read a crowd and know where the real bidders are. You were able to get the crowd outside of themselves and i nto the feeling of raising funds for our school. Not only did you raise funds, you entertained the guests and finished within a short span of time, the guests were not worn out or bored. The banter you carried on kept the group engaged and enthused. I am so glad we were able to get together not only for what you were able to accomplish for us but you are truly a caring and understanding individual.”
“Chad’s expertise as a benefit auctioneer really makes a difference – with his help, we doubled the proceeds of our Live auction and exceeded our fund raising goals for this event! He made the live auction fun, exciting, and connected with the audience on an emotional level. He has the ability to balance competition and heartstrings appeal, inspiring people to give (and give generously) to the cause. He’s a pleasure to work with and shared lots of helpful tips and strategies, always eager to help us with any question we had.”
“Chad Carvey is a true professional auctioneer, offering a unique blend of fast talking and witty banter that keeps the crowd engaged and wanting more. He is engaging, high energy and such a pleasure to work with. We raised much more money in our silent and live auctions than we expected and we have Chad to thank for it!”