Hi Bob!

I wanted to reach out as we are in the planning stages of our 2024 Signature Chefs Auction. I would love for you to once again be our auctioneer if you are available.

Alexis J., March of Dimes

Thank you so much Bob.  It was a great event and we appreciate your expertise and enthusiasm.  

Michelle B, Boys Hope Girls Hope

Hi Bob,

Thank you so much for being our auctioneer at our event. You did such a great job!

Makenzie J., Autism Speaks

CONFIRMING that AOA would love to have you as emcee and auctioneer. It's going to be another fabulous fundraiser thanks to working in partnership with you!
Grateful this date works on your calendar!

Jeannie G., Andrews Osborne Academy

Hi Bob,
Thanks for another successful event.  We always look forward to working with you. We have received great feedback from our guests.

J.B. B, Hearing Speech + Deaf Center (Cincinnati)

Dear Bob,
We hope you are free to preside at our 2024 OMNI event. You are a very important part of our event so I am praying you can make it.
Marlenn M, West Bloomfield Area Rotary Foundation

Good morning, Bob,
Thank you for all your time, energy, and help! You played a key role in making our event a success! Can you please check your calendar for next year, we need to finalize the date this week but I would love to book you again. Again thank you!!!!!!! GREAT JOB!!!

Jenia T, Vocational Guidance Services

Hello, my friend!
Thank you for your incredible work last night!

Carolyn P, Youth Challenge

Hi Bob,
You were a pleasure to work with. I admire your dedication and time you spent with John and me before to prep us. I feel we were all very prepared. I thought you and John were a great team!

Meredith A, Leadership Geauga

Wow is right! It was everything a fundraising event should be and I want to thank you for helping us get there. It was fun and you did a wonderful job channeling the energy in the room to draw support for the Center. 

Orly L, Weinstein JCC

Hi Bob,
There was a Board meeting last night..they were elated. They suggested we have this event once a month!

Kathy D, Andrews Osborne Academy


Thank you so much for all of your time and efforts to make our winter benefit a success! We loved having you there and look forward to working with you in the future. Thank you again!

Kaitlyn O, Menlo Park Academy


Hi Bob!
Thank you so much for everything! You did amazing as always! I will be in touch sometime in the spring to discuss next year.

Alexis J, March of Dimes

Hi Bob.  
Wow!  I was blown away by the evening!  Thank you for a great job!!

Ruth R, Torchlight Youth Mentoring Alliance


I just wanted to start by saying thank you so much for joining us this past weekend for our Second Annual Deck the Halls Holiday Fundraiser. Having you there made the event 1000% times better! Thank you so much again!

Alyssa D, The Kendall Foundation

Thank you for doing a great job in helping to promote and support Goodwill’s mission.

Gina S, Goodwill Industries of Akron, Inc.

Thanks again for everything. You are the best!

Cheryl T, NOAS

You are the best Bob --

Jane C, Girl Scouts of North East Ohio


I was at an event a few nights ago and they desperately needed your skills!

(This one I'm keeping the name private!)

It was wonderful! I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback from our guests about how lively the Live Auction and Fund-a-Need was! You helped make the evening successful and I can’t thank you enough. Thank you again, Bob! As soon as we settle on a date for next year’s event, I’ll give you a call!


Thank you very much Bob - absolutely perfect night thanks to you. I'm blown away. Thanks again for your involvement, safe to say you're a blessing.

Tom L, Sandy Hahn Foundation

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your patience and care you put into this event!  It was a pleasure working with you!

Rachel S, Sandy Hahn Foundation

You did a great job as always!

Joe S, Womankind

Thank you again for your incredible work!

Kristina B, Rescue Village

Thank you so much! You were fabulous as always and we greatly appreciate your expertise for our largest fundraising event!

Katie E, Believe in Dreams

What a fabulous night! Thank you for all you do to bring the room alive!

Jayne E, Lawrence School

What do we need to do to reserve you for that date? It was a huge hit and we are excited to work with you again!

Beira G, Cleveland Angels

Bob, you're the best! Looking forward to working with you in the future.

Patricia E, LEAF-Ohio,

Thank you so much for helping us to create a fun, memorable and successful event! We are truly so grateful!

Gretchen D, Cleveland Angels

Thank you for participating in yet another successful Raising the Roof.  It is always such a pleasure to see and work with you. The highlight of the evening was the Z's ice cream of course ????

Dianne D-H, Medina Creative Housing

What a night! Thank you so much for your talents on Saturday in helping us to raise money for our school! Thanks again!

Melissa P, Saint Ambrose School

I just wanted to say thank you for such an awesome job that you did on Friday!! You and Joel were awesome together!! Can’t wait for Dayton as well!!

Chris C, Former Director - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Ohio River Valley Region

EXCELLENT work on Tuesday – a 30% increase from last year!

Carolyn P, Youth Challenge

Thank you so much for a spectacular live auction this past Saturday. We look forward to working with you again.

Cindy K, Our Lady of the Elm

Thanks to the best Auctioneer!! You, my friend, are a great blessing.

Sharon D, Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration Foundation of Canton, Ohio

Thank you so much for once again using your skills to boost our Live Auction proceeds to record numbers! This has been the most we've raised since I've been here for 20 years. We will be having a follow up meeting in early December and will set the date for next year. Hope you'll be available!

Debbie E, West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church

Thank you again for everything. It was a fabulous event.  Everyone I have spoken to had a wonderful time.  We appreciate your enthusiasm and style for our event. We are thrilled you will be with us next year. Thank you again Bob for everything.  

Kathy P, St. Anselm

Thank you again for doing such an AMAZING job with our event. Everyone is always amazed by the energy you bring. Thank you so much again!

Nikki J, Epilepsy Association

You are amazing- can't say enough about how much I enjoy working with you... you are SO talented!

Amy W, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of Northern Ohio

Thanks so much for your help in making the Cleveland, OH SCA event successful!  

Sheri S, March of Dimes

AMAZING! And much appreciated for all of your efforts. We are getting a TON of positive feedback about your last man standing idea too. I will never hesitate to say "heck yeah!" to one of your ideas ever again. Please mark your calendar - we are set to take on 2023!

Sera N, Working Animals Giving Service for Kids (W.A.G.S. 4 Kids)

Truly, thank you so much for being so easy to work with and amazing! I appreciate you so much. It is looking like we are going to have a BIG year.

Sarah Kay, 94.9 WQMX Program Director/ Morning Show Host: Scott and Sarah in the Morning

THANK YOU, BOB!! We are so pleased with your services from Saturday. ...for you to sell multiples just blew me away!! I really can't thank you enough. I hope to see you soon! We'll be in touch at some point on how we can work together again in the future.

Katie S, Ronald McDonald House,

Thanks again for all your help to make this a successful evening. You and Catherine are certainly the dynamic duo -- and we are so grateful.

Cheryl T, NOAS (Northeast Ohio Adoption Services)

Thank you again for your charisma and positivity. You were an absolute pleasure to work with!

Corey R, on behalf of Friends of Richfield Heritage Preserve

Thanks for adding so much to the success and energy of Spirit and Splendor!

Jean T, Jennings

Thank you again for all you did to promote the Farrell Foundation and each of our various auction items and programs. Your effort and enthusiasm is phenomenal and much appreciated by our Planning Committee and the all of the guests.

Jerry D, Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation

You did an amazing job! We had so much great feedback from our guests. You made it fun and exciting. You are made for it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Thank you! We really enjoyed the evening with you – and your efforts paid off! Everyone enjoyed the banter between you and David and it created a fun atmosphere.

Susan F, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA - Great Trail Council

It was a pleasure to witness your work at the Poor Clare's of Adoration Benefit Gala earlier this year! ... and we would be overjoyed to have your energy, expertise and enthusiasm at our Inaugural Golf Outing...

Olivia O, Veterans and First Responders Foundation

I'm overall SO pleased with the event and you are a rockstar at your job! ...Here's to bigger and better next year! With gratitude,

Amy H, Light of Hearts Villa

You were awesome last night! We really appreciated your energy that you added to the room. I will let the team know about all of the other amazing services you offer...

Kenyatta C, National MS Society

I learned of your auctioneer work as an attendee at the Saint Joseph Academy, Celebrate the Academy event in February.  Your enthusiasm and skill greatly impressed me. This is to inquire about your availability to be the auctioneer and master of ceremonies for...

Kathy M, Christ Child Society of Cleveland

YOU WERE AWESOME! I can't thank you enough. What a talent! It was such a pleasure working with you! We did so well and you played such a big role in that! THANK YOU!!

Maggie L, Womankind

Thank you Bob for helping us with this event. You made all the difference, and you struck just the right tone with our audience. I also think it added a bit of fun to the evening. I hope that we get a chance to work together again in the future. With all best wishes to you, and I hope you have a very lovely summer.

Noha R, APOLLO'S FIRE Baroque Orchestra Orchestra


I wanted to thank you very much ... I think you did an exceptional job.  I was impressed with your ability to connect and manage the room with limited AV.  

Excerpt of email from Mary Beth Lee, JOBEE

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:

Truly, thank you so much for being so easy to work with and amazing! I appreciate you so much. It is looking like we are going to have a BIG year.

Thanks again!

Sarah Kay, 94.9 WQMX Program Director/ Morning Show Host: Scott and Sarah in the Morning

Your positive energy made such a difference - it was very fun, engaging, and successful!

Deborah (McVay-McKinney) Williams, Time To Spare, LLC  event management

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!

Jon Doss, Sports Anchor at News 5 Cleveland

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.

Gail L Palmer, CSEP Chief Event Organizer | Palmer Event Solutions LLC

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, Former President - Cleveland Indians / Guardians

...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, Former On Air Personality - 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


I wanted to thank you very much ... I think you did an exceptional job.  I was impressed with your ability to connect and manage the room with limited AV.  

Excerpt of email from Mary Beth Lee, JOBEE

"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, Cleveland Legend and Former Newscaster 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, Former Writer - covering special events 

"Bob Hale is a master auctioneer"

Formerly 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, Former Writer - covering special events

 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


Note from Bob: After a benefit for the Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School a guest came up to me, thanked me and said the following. 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.

"You are a treasure in the community"

Guest, The Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School


Note from Bob: 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. P., Former VP of Advancement, Guidestone 


Note from Bob: The following is a testimonial I received many, many years ago. You can tell it's old as it references the Yellow Pages! I keep this one on my site because it was the very first time 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)