Testimonials

“THANK YOU profusely for all you brought to our event – your energy, passion, enthusiasm, creativity … it was all incredible and clearly the results ($2M!) are indicative of the success of your approach to auctioneering. We are forever grateful to you for lending us your talents for the weekend.”

Joanne Pasternack
Director, Community Relations & 49ers Foundation
San Francisco 49ers

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Chad Carvey, The Principal Auctioneer, did a fantastic job for us here at Twitter! When we needed his talents for our Global Sales Conference, he came through with flying colors.

Ravi Narasimhan
Revenue Product Manager
Twitter

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I’ve had the pleasure of working with Chad on two large charity events; Leukemia Lymphoma Society and the Reed School Foundation Regatta. On both events Chad exceeded our goals and our expectations! We not only appreciate his professional attitude, his huge enthusiasm but also his opinion. He helped us in both events with planning and execution in our live auction and his suggestions were invaluable!! No way we could have reached our goals without him! We look forward to working with him again next year!

Stacy Achuck
VIP Dinner Chair – Leukemia Lymphoma Regatta, San Francisco Yacht Club, Belvedere, Ca
Chair – Reed School Foundation Regatta | Tiburon|Belvedere School District

Chad Carvey is an expert auctioneer!  Thanks to his enthusiasm, energy and ability to read the crowd, both our live auction and raise your paddle were highly successful.  We look forward to working with Chad again next year!

Jennifer Schneider
The Foundation for Reed Schools
Tiburon|Belvedere School District

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Congrats on your success at the 49ers event! We have received our final numbers and this year’s event for Pillars was also stellar! Through your help and great skill, we were able to double the LIVE auction proceeds from last year, exceed our Fund-A-Need minimum target and surpass our overall fund raising goals for the event this year.
MAZEL TOV!

Jackie Klein
Pillars of the Community 2013 Event Chair
Hillel of Silicon Valley

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“Thank you for an outstanding job as our Principal Auctioneer! You were terrific. Not only did you raise almost twice our budget, but everyone had fun. You really connected with the audience and I had several comments from attendees about the great auction and how quickly it went compared to prior years. You also held everyone’s interest which has been a problem in the past. Thanks for listening to our requests and for making the auction fun and productive. Please mark your calendar for February 6, 2014 and we’re looking forward to your expert assistance again next year.”

Thomas M. Brunner
President & CEO
Glaucoma Research Foundation

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What a difference Chad makes! In comparison with our fundraiser last year (when we used a celebrity as auctioneer), our “Raise Your Paddle” donations increased 100% and our Live Auction revenue increased more than 200%! Chad brought a wealth of good ideas plus an irrepressible personality that really kept our donors engaged. We heard nothing but compliments from our guests, board and staff about Chad — and we’ve already decided to have him at our event next year!

Jan Watson
Development Director
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities

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When the night of our gala fundraiser came, I was so nervous! So much was riding on our auction if Home Away was to stay strong. Our goal was to raise at least $30,000 (what we had raised the year before), but instead when Chad got up on stage, it was like magic- people opened their hearts (and checkbooks!). Chad raised over $90,000 (when you include his Raise the Paddle – cash contributions). I’m sure there are lots of auctioneers out there, but Chad has a style and intensity that is one in a million!

Jeanie Kortum
Founder and Executive Director
Home Away from Homelessness

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We can’t thank Chad enough for his terrific auctioneering talents that contributed to doubling our auction revenues over the prior year! He was a lot fun to work with, and has a unique talent for fast talking and keen observation skills in assessing the audience. He was able to gauge interest for an item by judging the expression on people’s faces that encouraged exciting bidding wars for popular items! Chad’s positive energy and infectious enthusiasm to help support our fundraising efforts made him an ideal choice as our auctioneer!

Robin Reynolds | Leukemia Cup Regatta Manager
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

PRESS RELEASE:
“San Francisco Leukemia Cup Regatta Hits Million Dollar Milestone!

The San Francisco Yacht Club’s Sixth Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta raised a record breaking $1,020,000 for the cause and is ranked the top fundraising regatta in the country for the fifth consecutive year. Tiffany Sams organized an incredible auction and auctioneer Chad Carvey helped us raise $125,000 in the live auction”!

Anne Feinberg, Suzie Moore, and Bill Smith
Leukemia Cup Co-Chairs

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Chad is a masterful auctioneer – funny and witty.  He had our audience engaged and ready to bid from the first moment to the last!  We exceeded our goal by nearly 30% and it was because we had Chad there to work his magic and get our audience excited to donate toward a worthy cause.

Kyle Elliott
The Belvedere Cove Foundation – Event Chair
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As the owner of ABCey Events, I have had the pleasure of working with many MC’s and fundraising professionals. Chad is by far the best auctioneer and MC that I have ever seen! He is knowledgeable, experienced, charismatic, fun, and he raised a ton of money while making everyone smile! At my last event, he raised nearly $50,000 MORE than the charity had expected…their most ever. When I need an auctioneer or MC, Chad is the best!

Amanda Cey
ABCey Events, President

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Chad you were a marvel!  Absolutely awesome! Everyone I spoke to after the event, if they commented on one thing — it was you! Glowing reports and enthusiasm for your presentation and methods – the people who you got to give thought you were amazing! Really great, and yes indeed eye-opening to what a difference you can create and how you get the money flowing!!  Thank you so very much from the bottom of our hearts and the pit -a-pat of happy little feet and wagging tails!  Absolutely we want to sign you up for next year’s MILOFEST 2!  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Lynne Tingle
Executive Director/Founder
MILO Foundation
Chad is personable, has an engaging energy and really pulls the audience in.  I have been fundraising for 8 years and the last auctioneer I hired was more expensive and was simply horrible.  I highly recommend Chad and will use him for future events.  His wife did an exceptional PowerPoint presentation for our live auction which helped maximize our items. An all around great team!
Katherine Crispo
Event Coordinator
Milo Foundation
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“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!”

Patricia Gill, M.S.
Executive Director
Brain Injury Network of the Bay Area

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“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.”

Sarita Bronstein
Executive Director
Hillel of Silicon Valley

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“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.”

Glen Hollenhorst
Fundraiser Co-Chair and Administrative Assisitant
Franciscan School of Theology

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“I’m pleased to report that our Outreach fund got $8,300 out of the evening, which was way more than we expected (we expected around $4,000). 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. By the time we got to your great idea of having the audience just raise their paddles to simply give to the cause, we had everyone just where they needed to be– generous! I would be happy to recommend you to anyone planning an auction.  Thanks again for a job very well done!”

Christopher Martin
Pastor of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, San Rafael, Calif.
cmartin@stpaulssanrafael.org

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Chad Carvey has been hosting our Annual Academy Awards Party for the past six years at the Lark Theater. In the past has also helped with our outdoor fundraising Barbeque event, and emceed our Guys Night Out Parties. His kindness, enthusiasm and positive energy as well as his expertise as an auctioneer have helped us raise funds effortlessly. He is entertaining, has a great sense of timing and is in good communication with his audience. His voice has a warm and pleasant, yet commanding quality. People love him and so do we! We look forwarding to working with Chad for many years to come. It is a privilege to have an emcee of his quality supporting our efforts.

Bernice Baeza
Director, Lark Theater, Larkspur, Ca.

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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.”

Nancy Novack, Ph.D.
Creator/Founder of “Nancy’s List” (Standing Up To Cancer…Together!)

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Thank you for being our auctioneer at Jump Jive and Swing on last Saturday night. Your efforts made it a huge success. It was amazing to see way you worked the crowd with your enthusiasm- you really got them going.

Please accept our gratitude for your great skills at auctioning while working a rather difficult crowd at our event which ultimately produced an sizable increase in proceeds for the Marin League of the San Francisco Symphony. These proceeds help fund our series of free classical concerts in Marin as well as the community and educational programs of the San Francisco Symphony.

It was a great evening for a wonderful cause- thank you again you made it just so much more- literally.

Pam Rice
Co-President and Event Chair
Marin League of the San Francisco Symphony

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Chad Carvey is a master auctioneer. His powerful enthusiasm and ability to get a crowd excited means that crowds bid higher and higher in no time! Last year, I hired Chad as our auctioneer at my school Dinner and Auction. His auctioneering resulted in a 100% increase in bids over previous years. I highly recommend Chad!

Robin K. Pang-Maganaris
Principal
Panorama Elementary School

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Brilliant is the word for Chad Carvey’s auctioneering skills! Repeatedly and skillfully he has inspired surprisingly high bids, from members of our Lions Club in Brisbane . We have enjoyed his warm and enthusiastic approach to getting our bids, often making us laugh, and compete with each other in the process. (I believe Chad could auction ice cubes to igloo dwellers! ) What a wonderful and multi-skilled person. We are proud to have him in our Lions Club and would recommend his auctioneering skills to anyone or any organization who wants a fun and very profitable event.

Lion Linda Dettmer, President
Brisbane, Ca Lions Club 2009-2011

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Chad served as auctioneer for our 2010 corte Madera Lions Club Crab Feed and due to his enthusiasm and ability to read the crowd we raised several thousand dollars more than we had anticipated for the renovation of the Corte Madera Recreation Center Patio. It was a huge success and fun for everyone that attended. Chad also did a great job of pulling it together as it was our first live auction and we needed a professional to make it come off like we really planned it that way.

Bob Bundy
Corte Madera Lion’s Club, President