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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. 

 


Hi Bob,

I want to thank you for a very successful evening. Everyone had so much fun and I know being virtual is nothing like live, but you did a fantastic job and I’m very appreciative.
Excerpt of email from Dawn E, Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation

 

 

 

It was such a fun and  successful night  - you were outstanding!!!!!! Thank you a million times again…
Excerpt of email from Karen G, Hope for Honduran Children

 

 

 

Thank you so much, Bob.

It was a lively evening, and your sprit brought the energy level UP!
Excerpt of email from Kate V,Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development

 

 

 

Hi Bob,
You are wonderful!!  We are so pleased with what you can do!! We absolutely want to have you again for next year.
Excerpt of email from Marlenn M, Orphan Medical Network International

 

 

 

You are the best.  Thank you so much for coming to Michigan again. I look forward to seeing you in Cleveland on the 10th.
Excerpt of email from Henry M, Orphan Medical Network International

 

 

 

Bob -

Thanks a million - you are one of my favorite things about having an event.  Thanks so much for all your help and guidance - and for making the day so special. Thanks again - you are truly a pleasure to work with,
Excerpt of email from Adaora S, Towards Employment

 

 

 

Good Evening Bob,

You were FANTASTIC!!!!  Our best event ever!!! Thank you so much for your brilliance and entertainment!!! Thank you for your extraordinary kindness & generosity.  You are the BEST!! We sure love you Bob!!
Excerpt of email from Sharon D, HALO Foundation

 

 

 

Good Morning Bob - We are thrilled by the success of the event and thank you once again for your part in making our guests have an incredible time, while making a huge difference for our wish kids! Thank you so much again.
Excerpt of email from Kristin O, Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana

 

 

 

Bob, you make our events so great and we appreciate you being a part of them. I hope we expand your involvement into other markets. I appreciate you my friend!
Excerpt of email from Tom C, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society-Ohio River Valley Region

 

 

 

Completely agree, Tom! Thank you so much for everything Bob!
Email received from Andrea G, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society-Ohio River Valley Region

 

 

 

What a night, Bob!  Thank you for your energy and support. It is always awesome working with you!
Excerpt of email from Colleen K, St. Edward High School

 

 

 

WooHooo!!!
So glad Bob can join us again!!
Excerpt of email from Amy W, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Northeast Ohio

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

It was great working with you on this event! Thanks again for helping us make this event a success!
Excerpt of email from Kristy P, Oak + Honey Event Planning

 

 

 

Bob you made my day! Our event wouldn't have been the same without you!!
Excerpt of email from Dianne D, Medina Creative Housing

 

 

 

Dear Bob,

You were a magnificent auctioneer for our 2019 benefit, and as we plan for [2021], we would like to secure your services again.
Excerpt of email from Kate V, Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development

 

 

 

Good morning Bob,

I am SO excited for you to be part of the SOY Grand Finale again this year – you were an amazing speaker and auctioneer last year and I’m thrilled to have you back!! Thank you!
Excerpt of email from Amber V, Students of the Year, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Ohio River Valley Region

 

 

 

Bob

Thank you again for such a great job and helping make our event exciting and successful. Thanks so much.
Email received from Jennifer K, St. Ambrose School 2021 Angel Gala Committee - Virtual Gala

 

 

Hi Bob,

You were wonderful the way you engaged the crowd! You lived up to the hype!
Conversation with Frank R, the Turn

 

 

Hi Bob -

You were AWESOME - we all really liked the "team" effort and thought the guests did too. Thanks!
Excerpt of email from Cris P, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Dayton

 

 

 

Good morning Bob,

Thank you SO much again for coming in and helping with our emceeing as well - you did such a phenomenal job, the audience loved you! And of course, I appreciate all that you do.
Amber H, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Tri-State Southern Ohio Chapter

 

 

 

Thanks for another fun evening!
Excerpt of email from Susan H, The Education Foundation

 

 

 

Good morning Bob!

We are getting excited about Aspire and are looking forward to our live auction segment. By the way, our guests are VERY excited to hear that you are our auctioneer this year.
Excerpt of email from Angela S, Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Reserve

 

 

 

Bob,

You did a terrific job, and carried us through a good deal of anxiety! Thanks again – it was amazing.
Excerpt of email from Susan E, Friends of Breakthrough

 

 

 

Hi Bob,


Thank you so much for helping us have another successful Gala event! You help bring that energy and it was wonderful!
Excerpt of email from Katie E, Believe in Dreams

 

 

 

Bob...just wanted to thank you again for the amazing job you did for us on Saturday evening. It sure was a pleasure working with you and I'm looking forward to the opportunity of working with you again in the future!
You are appreciated!
Email from Tonya G, Believe in Dreams

 

 

 

Thanks so much.

Our event is always better when you are in the house.Thanks for sharing your great gifts/talents.
Excerpt of email from Father Bob, Saint Ambrose Parish

 

 

 

Dear Bob,

I am so glad you can come!!  You brought so much excitement to our event that we are looking forward to having you back.
Excerpt of email from Marlenn M, OMNI, Michigan Event

 

 

 

Excellent!

Thank you so much Bob, you were an AWESOME addition to our fundraiser, we are very grateful that you could attend. We will absolutely be reaching out with the date of next years function when it is established.
Excerpt of email from Jenn M, St. Mary Parish, Hudson

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

Thanks again for your outstanding work as auctioneer last night! You really know how to coax the bidding to get the best result!
Excerpt of email from Jennifer M, UU Church of Kent

 

 

 

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!  We are so incredibly blessed to have you Bob!!! YOU ROCKED IT!!!!!! We are so thankful from the bottom of our hearts.
Excerpt of email from Samantha J, Torchlight Youth Mentoring Alliance

 

 

 

Oh Bob Thank You So Much!! You were absolutely amazing! I had no idea you were going to have to run the whole night which you did flawlessly. It is always a sincere pleasure working with you!
Excerpt of email from DJ Judi Chevrolet

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

Great fun as usual with you at the helm!!!  Everyone just loves your work.  I talked with Dave the sound man after and he is just so impressed with you.  He says if we do it again he would love to be our sound person and be involved. You're the best, and I look forward to working with you again next year!
Excerpt of emails from Lois B, Flat Rock Homes

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

Thank you again for making our event special each year!
Excerpt of email from Elaine T, Asian Services in Action, Inc.

 

 

 

Bob,

We can't thank you enough for a job very well done! The guests were pleased and enthusiastic, and you read the crowd so well. Much appreciated!!
Excerpt of email from Katie S, Achievement Centers for Children

 

 

 

Bob,

It was an absolute pleasure working with ya again. You’re the best in the biz for a reason...and helped raise a ton for a wonderful cause. Hope to do it again soon!
Excerpt of email from Jon Doss, Sports anchor at News 5 Cleveland

 

 

 

Bob,

Thanks again you always do a fantastic job with the crowd and that is truly appreciated.
Excerpt of email from Jennifer B, The Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, Inc.

 

 

 

Thanks Bob -

You were superb as always...
Excerpt of email from Ella T, Thea Bowman

 

 

 

Good Morning Bob,

Thank you again for a fabulous event. You are absolutely the best auctioneer and we appreciate your hard work and how you make our event so successful, not just financially but everyone has a good time!
Excerpt of email from Kathy P, Saint Anselm

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

Thank you for doing such a wonderful job and helping us reach our Fund-the-Mission goal. We truly could not have done it without you.
Excerpt of email from Mary S, American Liver Foundation- Heartland Division

 

 

 

Bob,

Thank YOU for all you have done, not only for us but a multitude of nonprofits. What a gift you are!
Excerpt of email from Mary P, Thea Bowman Center

 

 

 

Thanks Bob for making this one of the most successful Galas ever to date!  Have a blessed Holiday season, and we will see you in September!
Excerpt of email from Barb B, Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration

 

 

 

Thank you, Bob.  We certainly did appreciate your enthusiastic work in raising the funds for the Mindful Music Moments.
Excerpt of email from Pat S, Friends of the Cleveland Orchestra

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

You did an amazing job. It was so nice to meet you and work with you. You sure made the evening run smoothly. Very grateful for your time and energy!
Excerpt of email from Sue M, Victory Gallop

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

I did have a lot of nice comments about you as an MC last night.  You certainly have the touch!  
Excerpt of email from Becky L, Joel's Place for Children

 

 

 

Bob, once again, thanks for your incredible commitment to raising funds for so many worthwhile efforts. Thea Bowman Center is beyond grateful for what you've done for us.
Excerpt of email from Mary P, Thea Bowman Center

 

 

 

Hi  Bob,
I can't thank you enough for the great job you did. I was truly blown away by the support, it was very touching! Thanks so much!
Excerpt of email from Mary Ann P, Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

 

 

 

Hi, Bob.

Thank you so much for such a great auction!
Excerpt of email from Kate V, Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

I’m still in awe of last night. You were on fire. I heard so many wonderful compliments about how you had command of the room. You ran up and down and engaged all!!

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for giving us 200%.

Much appreciated!
Excerpt of email from Cheryl T, NOAS

 

 

 

Hi Bob

What an amazing evening! It was a great success and you were a great part of that. A huge thank you to you, and Dr. and Mrs. Maicki!  It was wonderful to have you with us once again at the OMNI event. You are family now! Time to go to Zambia! Can’t thank you enough for your energy and your passion. You represent us well!
Excerpt of email from Karen T, OMNI President

 

 

 

You were truly terrific, and we really appreciate you being involved! Looking forward to working together in the future!
Excerpt of email from Krissi R, College Now Greater Cleveland

 

 

 

Thanks Bob!

 

You were great once again!! Really, you did an incredible job!!!
Excerpt of email from Maureen F, Fieldstone Farm

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

Thank you so much for all of your hard work at our event and being part of its success!
Excerpt of email from Kristina B, Canton Museum of Art

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

 

Thank you for all of your help and professionalism. It is a pleasure working with you and I look forward to working together more in the future.
Excerpt of email from Taylor H, National Multiple Sclerosis Society

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

Thanks so much. You were great - thank you for working with us!
Excerpt of email from Johanna B, Keep Akron Beautiful

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Bob

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 

 

 

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:

 

 

Bob,

 

It was an absolute pleasure working with ya again. You’re the best in the biz for a reason...and helped raise a ton for a wonderful cause. Hope to do it again soon!
Excerpt of email from Jon Doss, Sports anchor at News 5 Cleveland

 

 

 

 

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.