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 Testimonials

 

Please scroll down to view just a sample of the many unsolicited testimonials I have received from directors, committee members, guests, national and local celebrities and more. Unless noted, none are over one year old. 

 


 

Bob,

WOW is RIGHT!  You did such an AMAZING job! Now I know why you are the best in the bizz! Thank you so much for everything!
Excerpt of email from Maria E, The MetroHealth System

 

 

 

Good morning Bob!!

We did it!  Thank you SO much for all of your help in pulling together a successful event.   At the end of the day, everyone was thrilled with the turn out and the results were beyond our expectations. We SO appreciate your guidance. You did a great job!  I heard a number of comments about how people enjoyed the auctioneer as much as the entertainer. Well done!Thanks again for everything!
Excerpt of email from Amy E, Westside Christian Academy

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

Thank you so much! This was definitely the best Taste of the Browns yet!... I cannot thank you enough for your involvement and enthusiasm at the event. The numbers have gone up year after year and I always get positive feedback about you...Thanks for an awesome job!
Excerpt of email from Kevin G, Greater Cleveland Food Bank

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

Thanks for everything, it was a great event and we're glad to have you year after year.
Excerpt of email from Patrick G, Towards Employment

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

Thanks again for being a part of the Bluz event. I received so many compliments about you. Everyone was really impressed. People really had a good time, and you were an important part of all of that.
Excerpt of email from Jon W, Orphan Medical Network International (OMNI)

 

 

 

Bob -

Amazing as always, greatly appreciate your help and energy at the event!
Excerpt of email from Derek S, West Creek Conservancy

 

 

 

Thank you so much for everything. I believe the auction was a huge success thanks to you!
Excerpt of email from Jennifer G, SHC - The Arc of Medina County

 

 

 

Thank you again Bob, you were once again great to work with and adapted to our last minute requests!
Excerpt of email from Lori C, Blossom Friends

 

 

 

You were absolutely wonderful on Friday (as usual!).  The guests sitting at our table thought you were the best part of the evening and they are both bone marrow transplant doctors!
Excerpt of email from Marti C, The Meredith A. Cowden Foundation

 

 

 

Bob!

Hey there! Have you been contacted about our benefit on December 20th?! Please tell me you're not booked?! We NEED you!
Excerpt of email from Jen S, Menlo Park Academy

 

 

 

Bob, I heard you rocked the house tonight! You are so talented! Thanks for another great year!
Excerpt of email from Sandra S, SHC/The Arc of Medina County

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

Thank you so much for bringing your energy and expertise to Friday's event.  You lived up to all the wonderful hype I've heard about you!!

I thoroughly enjoyed working with you on Friday evening and hope our paths may cross in the future!
Excerpt of email from Elizabeth M., Blossom Friends of the Cleveland Orchestra

 

 

 

Great job tonight, Bob.  You were fabulous.  I truly appreciate the way you worked the room.  Thanks for a very successful evening.
Excerpt of email from Judy M., Rose-Mary Center

 

 

 

Bob,

 

You were absolutely amazing on Friday! Thank you so very much for helping us achieve our dreams, but more important, empowering children around the globe.

The energy in the room overwhelmed me with joy. Couldn’t have done this without you.

Email received from Nicole P, Dare 2 Care International

 

 

 

Thank you Bob, another great job! 
Excerpt of email from Nate J, Cleveland Indians Charities

 

 

 

 

Bob, you were incredible! Great job....and thank you for all your hard work and professionalism. You are wonderfully easy to work with and you're great at what you do. We appreciate you so much and look forward to the next event!
Email from Nate K, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Tri-State Southern Ohio

 

 

 

You are a huge part of our event. Thank you for being a great partner!
Email from Tom C, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Tri-State Southern Ohio

 

 

 

Bob:

You did an excellent job on Friday and I am grateful to you for your services. Great job!
Excerpt of email from Daniel R, Ohio and Erie Canalway Coalition

 

 

 

I am thrilled to work with you again, and so is the committee. Thank you, in advance, for your enthusiasm at the gala!
Excerpt of email from Angela D. Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

Thanks so much for your time, energy and passion! You did a fantastic job at Night of a Thousand Lights!
Excerpt of email from Seana D, Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter

 

 

 

Hello Bob,

 
We would love to have you return for the event in 2018. You and your auctioneer skills played a key role in success for this party, and we love to have you back to keep the bidding going high!
Excerpt of email from Angela D, Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland

 

 

 

Hi Bob –

As always a great job!  Thank you~!  
Excerpt of email from Cris P, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

Oh what a night! Fabulous job and wonderful night for the school! Thanks Bob!
Excerpt of email from Jayne E, Lawrence School

 

 

 

Bob - thank you!!

It was such an exciting night. We really appreciate all you did to make it such a success.
Excerpt of email from Laura L, Joseph and Florence Mandel Day School

 

 

 

Thanks, Bob! You did a great job raising money for our kids to see the Orchestra! It was certainly successful!
Email from Judith M, Friends of the Cleveland Orchestra

 

 

 

Thank you so much for making this Gala an overwhelming financial success!!!
Excerpt of email from Emily L, Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana

 

 

 

Thanks for another great auction Bob!
Excerpt of email from Susan H, The Education Foundation

 

 

 

I really appreciate your help and look forward to working with you every year.   You are a huge asset to our event!
Excerpt of email from Dan R, Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition

 

 

 

Thanks, Bob! We do appreciate all you did for Near West! It was quite a night! We look forward to working with you again soon!
Email from Michael O., Near West Theatre

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

Thanks so much for your energy in the room that evening as well- it really was a team effort!
Excerpt of email from Amy C., Near West Theatre

 

 

 

Thanks Bob. We appreciated your energy and class as well!
Great job!
Excerpt of email from Tom T., JRC Center, Canton

 

 

 

Another stellar night!  You did a terrific job, as usual
Excerpt of email from Susan E., Friends of Breakthrough

 

 

 

We are excited to have you and your enthusiasm again!
Excerpt of email from Nancy I., Womankind

 

 

 

Thank you, Bob. Everything was wonderful as usual!!
Excerpt of email from Jennifer M., Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent

 

 

 

"You are the best auctioneer we've ever had. There was so much more energy in the room!"
Conversation with Kathy P., St. Anselm School

 

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

Thanks as always for helping to make the event a success!
Excerpt of email from Greg M., The Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, Inc.

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

We appreciate your service in helping to make our event such a great success and will be in touch once we have decided on plans for next year!
Excerpt of email from Julie M., Refuge of Hope Ministries

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

You did an awesome job once again!  Thanks so very much. We look forward to next year as well!
Excerpt of email from Karen T., OMNI

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

Thank you again for all your help at our Gala! It's always a pleasure working with you.
Excerpt of email from Colleen S., Epilepsy Association

 

 

 

We love having you as part of our event. Thanks so much for helping us meet our goals!
Excerpt of email from Jill R., Towards Employment

 

 

 

Bob -

As always, thanks so much for being a partner for our annual event!
Excerpt of email from Adaora S., Towards Employment

 

 

 

Good Afternoon, Bob,

Fabulous job last night. Everyone enjoyed the evening and you are wonderful. Just want to be sure we are on your calendar for next year!
Excerpt of email from Kathy P., Saint Anselm

 

 

 

Thank you again for working with us. It's always a great pleasure and we really value your involvement.
Excerpt of email from Ajla K., Asian Services in Action, Inc.

 

 

 

Thanks again for everything! You did an awesome job!
Excerpt of email from Shelley T., March of Dimes

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU Bob for everything you did to help us out. I was so happy to have you there Sunday night – true professional glue you are!
Excerpt of email from Stacey R., CCVNP

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

I just wanted to say thank you for all of your hard work and enthusiasm at our event.  You really help get the audience excited about our program. It's always a pleasure to work with you and I will be in contact with you as soon as we make our plans for next year.
Excerpt of email from Leslie K., Fieldstone Farm

 

 

 

We couldn't be happier with everything you did for us. You can bet we'll be anxious to get details for next year's event done so we can send you the date and make sure we're on your calendar. Thanks again, Bob !
Excerpt of email from Wendy C., Working Animals Giving Service for Kids

 

 

 

Hi Bob,
Please let me say a huge thank you for being a part of last Thursday's event. You are not just an auctioneer sir, you are an entertainer. The energy in that room was amazing and it's all due to you. So - thank you.
Excerpt of email from Sera N., W.A.G.S. 4 Kids

 

 

 

Bob,

You were incredible once again!!!!!!!  You have such an energy that gets people excited about what we're doing. Thank you so very much for being a part of our event once again.  We raised a record breaking net on this event so much thanks to you for being a part of it! We will be in touch about next year very soon. Thank you again, Bob!
Excerpt of email from Maureen F., Fieldstone Farm

 

 

 

Hello again Bob,

I want to thank you again for the amazing work you did at the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center’s (CHSC) gala earlier this month. The work you do is critical to the success of an event’s most precious moment in the program.
Excerpt of email from Gail L Palmer, CSEP
Chief Event Organizer | Palmer Event Solutions LLC

 


 
 

 

The following are written and verbal testimonials received throughout my career from local and national celebrities, as well as writers covering special events and special event coordinators conducting them:

 

Hello again Bob,

I want to thank you again for the amazing work you did at the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center’s (CHSC) gala earlier this month. The work you do is critical to the success of an event’s most precious moment in the program.
Excerpt of email from Gail L Palmer, CSEP
Chief Event Organizer | Palmer Event Solutions LLC

 

 

 

 

I let everyone know they have hired the best when you are at an event. And it's true!
Kathryn Riddle, Writer/Photographer of Special Events - Cleveland

 

 

I have seen many auctioneers at charity events and you are absolutely the best!
Kelly Stevens, On Air Personality, WHOT-FM (Hot 101 Youngstown)

 

 

I've seen Bob many times. He really is the best!
Mark Shapiro, President -Formerly of the Cleveland Indians

 

 

 

...I absolutely LOVE working with you and I was so thrilled we got to do it again...I think we make a great team, but more importantly, I'm amazed to watch you bring the magic: you are a true professional; I have a lot to learn from you... 
Heather Burns, 91.3 The Summit

 

 

You did a wonderful job. Your energy is incredible!
Henry Winkler, Legendary Actor, Producer, Author

 

 

Everyone is raving about you!

Jen Toohey, Formerly Q104, Now Star 102

 

 

"I turned to Cheney and said this guy can float a battleship on a raindrop!"
Retired Wyoming State Senator Alan Simpson to Former Vice President Dick Cheney about Bob's talents.

 

 

"I had heard so many great things about you, and they were true!
Jan Jones, Cleveland TV and Radio Legend

 

 

"You are impressively skilled as an auctioneer, a great entertainer and possessed of inspirational energy! I know how grateful everyone at Lawrence is for the enthusiasm you bring to your work, and it's my privilege to work with you anytime. Have a great summer yourself, and see you again soon."
Excerpt of email from: Lee Jordan, WEWS NewsChannel 5

 

 

"Every time I see you at a benefit auction, I let them know they’ve hired the best auctioneer in town! It’s true!"

Kathryn Riddle, Writer - covering special events

 

 

"Bob Hale is a master auctioneer"
Posted on Q104.com by: Rebecca Wilde, Q104 Wilde & Fee show

 

 

"Your lively style and auctioneering skills made the Legacy of Hope reception a whole lot of fun. Thanks so much for being such a big part of this successful evening for MDDO. Hopefully it will grow to become a big part of the success of this effort to promote community service."
Thank You letter received from Hope Taft, former First Lady of Ohio

 

 

"I go to so many events every year and you really are the best auctioneer in Cleveland."

Monica Robins, WKYC Channel 3 News

 

 

"You did a great job, again. Thank you very much!"
Al Roker, NBC's Today Show Weatherman

 

 

"You were fabulous!"
Barbara Adams, legendary celebrity morning show DJ with WKDD, Akron

 

 

"You are the best! You are the best!"
Larry Morrow, legendary Cleveland DJ / Personality

 

 

"Thank you so much. You were great! That was fun! You really have a God given gift."

Joy Swinea, multi-platinum songwriter - Nashville, TN

 

 

"I want you to know that because of our business, we go to a lot of benefits throughout the year. We see a lot of Auctioneers, and you really, really are the best! And I wouldn't say that unless it were true."
Art Thomas, Writer -covering special events

 

 

Hi Bob,
I just wanted to say thank you for your help at the Flavors of Northeast Ohio event. We had a ton of fun, and the auctions did great

Rachael Stentz-Baugher, SB Consulting, LLC

 

 


 

"You are a treasure in the community"
Guest, The Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School

 

After a benefit for the Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School a guest came up to me, thanked me and said the above. I humbly post it in honor of my father who passed in 2009. My father saw something in me I didn't know even existed, and suggested I become an auctioneer. He was extremely proud and supportive of my career. I love you and miss you dearly, Dad.

 


 

Immediately following a golf event, a wonderful gentleman came up to me and congratulated me on a great live auction and fund-a-need program. He said if I ever needed a written testimonial he would be more than happy to write one. I politely thanked him saying that I never solicit testimonials. A few days later the following arrived via email. I was blown away. And Alex, I am forever grateful to you for putting your trust in me.

 

“It was our good fortune to secure Bob Hale as our auctioneer 7 years ago and he has done an absolutely great job for our organization in professionally conducting the live auction. As a result of Bob’s boundless enthusiasm and classy presentation we have been able to maximize and optimize charitable support from our auction as part of our annual golf outing. Prior to having Bob partner with our celebrity auctioneer, Bill Wills, Morning Drive Host on WTAM 1100 AM, we were raising $3,000 from our live auction. Thanks to Bob and his excellent working relationship with Bill Wills, we have increased our net proceeds from our live auction each year. This past year we raised more than $36,000 alone from our live auction. It was Bob who had the brilliant suggestion of offering our audience to purchase assistance packages for our clients at $500 each after the live auction. In our first year we hoped to secure 10 assistance packages. Bob raised 20 for us. This past year Bob helped us secure 40 assistance packages totaling $20,000. Bob is a true professional and a joy to work with. In the 7+ years with Bob as our professional auctioneer I have never had one complaint from any of our auction donors. If you are looking for a professional auctioneer for your charity event I highly recommend Bob Hale. Feel free to contact me if you would like to know more about our great experiences with Bob.”

 
Alex S. Petrus CFRE, Vice President of Advancement, Guidestone 

 


 

 

The following is a testimonial I received many, many years ago. I keep this one on my site because it was the very first I realized my services made a difference in this world. 

 

 

I am writing this letter to express my gratitude and my profuse thanks to Bob Hale and Benefit Auction Services...

I really needed some guidance from someone who I could trust and would work with me long distance. I found Benefit Auction Services in the Yellow Pages. When I spoke to Bob Hale I was immediately impressed by his professional and compassionate tone. Without any concern as to whether or not he would even get the business, he took over 30 minutes just to explain to me several options that I had... I knew right away I found the right person.

... he explained everything to me in great detail... I could not be more satisfied with him, and with Benefit Auction Services.

I am so glad there was Bob Hale to help me... I highly recommend Benefit Auction Services... As a health care professional, I appreciate the thoroughness and dedication Bob applies to the task at hand. As a person, I am grateful for his kindness and his sincerity... I am thankful Bob was there to help me.

Sincerely,

A.S., Pittsburgh

(Long letter from client, condensed by BAS)

  

I hope my testimonials have given you an idea of what my services can do for you and your organization.