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Success Story

“Vanessa listened carefully to what we wanted and then delivered.  She’s a true professional!” – Heather McPherson Assistant Director, Development and Community Relations CHILDREN’S COMMUNITY SCHOOL

“It is always a kick to hear an audience GASP when Vanessa begins a live auction.  This lovely and petite lady, always in a gorgeous cocktail dress, takes the stage, and just wait…The moment she clicks into auctioneer mode, a contagious wave of  energy and excitement takes over the room!    Vanessa  knows how to navigate the crowd to maximize funds raised,  and how to keep the momentum going.   Once you’ve seen Vanessa in action, you will never look at charity auctions the same way!  It is a definite experience and treat!” – Lisa Present, Owner, Style Firm LLC – Event Production

“Vanessa was hired to handle our live auction and she was a huge success.  Her charisma and amazing abilities helped our overall fundraising for the evening and got many people to open their wallets who normally wouldn’t.  I would hire Vanessa again in a second.” – Samantha Konstandt, Assistant Director, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence

“Vanessa is a charismatic and dynamic live auctioneer! She was instrumental in helping us raise over $250,000 at The Race to Erase MS gala for The Nancy Davis Foundation for MS. Vanessa has a gift for energizing a room and we consider her skills invaluable to our cause.” – Elizabeth Seares, Executive Director,The Nancy Davis Foundation for MS

“The Race to Erase MS event has fabulous live auction items that only came to life with the expertise, timing and knowledge of Vanessa’s Auctioneering talent! She is an exceptional professional and helped us raise a significant amount of funds towards our cause of finding a cure for multiple sclerosis.” – Nancy Davis, Founder and President, The Nancy Davis Foundation for MS

“I hired Vanessa for the Avila Beach Concours d’Elegance (an event to benefit Hospice of San Luis Obispo) to be our live auctioneer. She was trained at the Missouri Auctioneering school and her training was quite apparent. She knocked the socks off of everyone in the room. I’ve planned many live and silent auctions and Vanessa is by far the most impressive auctioneer I have ever seen. I will never hire anyone else again. She knew exactly how to talk to people and the bidding went higher than we could have ever imagined. Three cheers for Vanessa!!” – Anne Giapapas, Event Planner, Rossi Enterprises

“Vanessa’s auctioneering was the hit of the evening! She more than doubled our contributions that night for the LA City College Foundation by virtue of her energy, humor and ability to get donors to open their hearts and wallets.…(She was pretty fabulous)” – H. J. David Ambroz, Esq., Executive Director, Los Angeles City College Foundation

“Vanessa was instrumental in raising thousands of dollars for our school. Her appearance on stage is larger than life and her energy is contagious; her ability to control a large, boisterous crowd is commendable. Our donors have a hard time saying no to Vanessa!” – Ilise Friedman, Associate Director of Annual Fund & Events, Campbell Hall Episcopal

“Vanessa really had the room’s rapt attention when she started the bidding for our auction. Many people came up to me afterward to compliment her and ask where we found “such an amazing auctioneer!” I’m confident that if it weren’t for Vanessa, we wouldn’t have raised nearly the same amount of money.” - Melissa Lorenz, Benefit Co-Chair for Young and Healthy