On behalf of the Autism Cares Foundation, I want to thank you for your help and your role in our recent gala and auction. As this was the first time we put an event like this on, we had a lot of enthusiasm, but not necessarily a lot of “know-how.” Your advice in the weeks leading up to the event, including guidance on how to run a live auction and a silent auction, what kind of items to procure, and how to “package” or “position” the items was invaluable.
Both you and your “Ringman” (Bill Howze) were instrumental in executing a successful “live auction”, through the way in which you raised the energy of the crowd and kept the bidding going upwards. All in all, after paying our expenses for the event, our organization was able to clear over $70,000 from this event that we will be able to put towards the programs we sponsor for children with autism, and their families, as well as towards the Autism Resource Center that we aspire to open. It surpassed all of our goals for the evening, and we consider it to be a great success. We want you to know that we greatly appreciate your role in helping us achieve this success.
Director of Children’s Activities and Gala/Auction Chairperson
Autism Cares Foundation