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16174 Academy Drive
Strongsville,Ohio 44149





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. 


Hi Bob,

We're getting our systems in gear for our 2019 benefit and are so very grateful you will be with us! You have made such a difference for Thea Bowman Center.
Excerpt of email from Mary P, Thea Bowman Center




Hi Bob,

Thank YOU so much for such an awesome evening. Your energy was amazing and added so much fun to the event :)
Excerpt of email from Jamie S, Rescue Village




OMG! This is the best news ever!!! You made my day.
Excerpt of email from Dawn E, Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation - Upon hearing I was available for their event




Hi Bob,

Thanks for another fabulous job! It was a great event!
Excerpt of email from Lindsay S, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Northern Ohio




Outstanding Bob! I’m sure Nicole will want to thank you herself, but I also wanted to say that it was my pleasure to announce our items auction beside you. You made the process smooth and exciting, and I consider it my privilege to work with you again. Thank you for your time again and I look forward to working with you next year!
Email from Tami S, Dare 2 Care International, Great Gatsby Gala Chairperson



You did a wonderful job, as always, and I am grateful for your expertise.
Excerpt of email from Dan R, Ohio and Erie Canalway Coalition




And a huge, heartfelt thank you for the tremendous job on helping us to raise $XX,XXX!  Your energy and enthusiasm was infectious- I have had so many people pay compliments regarding the night and the Fund a Cause.  You're terrific!
Excerpt of email from Cynthia S, Hearing Speech & Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati




Thanks so much, Bob for a wonderful night for Lawrence!
Excerpt of email from Jayne E, Lawrence School



Hi Bob,

You are the best! I heard you did a fantastic job at the Magnificat event...Congratulations!!! Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Excerpt of email from Colleen K, St. Edward High School




Hello Bob!

Everyone is thrilled with how the evening went, thanks so much for playing your role so well! Would love to go ahead and book for next year if you’re available!
Excerpt of email from Meg C, Magnificat High School




Hi Bob,

We are still talking about how great you were at our auction event Saturday! Thank you for working your magic and bringing in money for our organization! I’ve never seen a room cheering, laughing and clapping during a Fund a Need portion of the auction! We want to book you for 2020! Thank you again for helping us reach our auction goal!
Excerpt of email from Deborah G, Pathway Caring for Children





I cannot thank you enough for your help last night.  I enjoy working with you and your support for our event. Thank you for keeping everything running smoothly and on time.  Thank you for your enthusiasm at the event.
Excerpt of email from Jennifer K, St. Ambrose School




Hi Bob!

Thank you for a fantastic evening on Saturday night.  The energy and generosity filled the Academy Center - thank you for all you did to help make that happen!!
Excerpt of email from Nikki M, Saint Joseph Academy




Thanks, Bob! We exceeded our expectations so the evening was a great success. Always a pleasure to have you a part of it!
Excerpt of email from Annette F, Kidney Foundation of Ohio




Bob, you’re an amazing auctioneer and did an outstanding job Saturday night!!
Excerpt of email from Eddie C, Believe in Dreams




THANK YOU so much for helping us reach and surpass our goal! You were fabulous! Thanks again for helping us make it a fabulous event!
Excerpt of emails from Katie E, Believe in Dreams




Dear Bob,

Thank you so much for making my NED Gala the success it was. There is no way I could have reaped the benefits of such a ROI without your professionalism, expertise, compassion and genuine regards for my cause and mission. No words can convey the profound gratitude I have for everything you did for me... I'm honored that you were able to share in my event.
Excerpt of email from Toni T, Toni Turchi Foundation




Hi Bob,

Thank you for being our auctioneer and for a job well done.  It was a great event and you were quite entertaining!  
Excerpt of email from Rev. Steven P, the UU Church of Kent




Hi Bob,
Thank you for the great job you did during our recent event!
Excerpt of email from Laura G, Birchwood School of Hawken




Hello Bob,

I just attended the Project Ed Bear Gala for Akron Children's Hospital and you were wonderful!
Excerpt of email from Rachel B, Summit Choral Society




Hi Bob, my husband and I attended Big Brothers Big Sisters event this year and thought you were fabulous.
Excerpt of email from Betsy F, Orphan Resources International




Thank you again, Bob! You bring great energy and fun to our auction, not to mention money!
Excerpt of email from Jennifer M, Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent, Ohio




Hi Bob

We have secured the date for our 2019 Flavors of Northeast Ohio, and we would love to have you as our auctioneer again. You bring such a wonderful energy into the room.
Excerpt of email from Mary S, American Liver Foundation




Thanks, Bob! You did a wonderful job and we are so pleased with our fund-a-need and live auction results!
Excerpt of email from Colleen S, Epilepsy Association




Hi Bob,

Thank you again.  I have been going to a lot of charity events for research and I really think you are the best auctioneer. Thanks again for the support.  When we have a date for 2019 I will reach out to schedule.

Excerpt of email from Jennifer B, Goodwill Industries of Akron





THANK YOU! It was a warm spot at a cold time in the country, and I can't tell you how grateful we are for your commitment and skill!
Excerpt of email from Mary P, Thea Bowman Center




Hi Bob,

Thanks again for a great night! Our 20th Dessert First was a huge success and you helped in that. Thank you!
Excerpt of email from Candace H, Girl Scouts of North East Ohio





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





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




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 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.


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.