Kip Toner Benefit Auctions ~ Our Success Stories

Major Art Organization

Our annual benefit auction is our major fundraising event of the year; we have over 1000 auction guests and raise over $1,000,000. We are an arts organization with a focus on teaching the creation of glass art, and we depend highly on KTBA for our auction planning and auctioneering services. Kip began with us as our auctioneer. Over the years KTBA has increased their professional services provided to our auction. For the past five years, KTBA has been our full service benefit auction group, providing an auctioneer, an extensive auction planning component, assistant auctioneers, clerk recorders, computers, cashiers, plus a top-bidder recognition system. In addition to these services, KTBA also supplies and prints all our silent auction bid forms, provides all the bid cards, benefit auction software and reconciles our auction. We value Kip’s extraordinary auctioneering talent – the live auction rate of return exceeds 100% on 70+ live auction items – and we value all the services KTBA provides us. We especially enjoy the auction financial reconciliation. With so many people at our event, we can rest easy knowing that the night of the event KTBA will be professionally handling our cashiering, and in a few days following the auction we will have a detailed report from KTBA accounting for every transaction at our auction. This has proven very helpful for us, in answering any questions brought up by our auction guests about their account and/or purchases.

Jim M. – San Francisco California

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