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Cars Under The Stars Auction for Place of Hope 2014

An awesome fundraiser, a great party, a fantastic auction, and one of the coolest evenings ever came together yesterday as the rains held out for the 2nd Annual Cars under The Stars presented by Lamborghini of Palm Beach and Lexus of Palm Beach at The Palm Beach International Raceway. It took many months of planning and a real dream team Starring Ken Fengler, Jackie Rea,Robert Lentoski, Amyleigh Atwater, Rachel A. Gaydosh, Stephanie Roy, and so many more to put this together but the event went off flawlessly and all that attended will be speaking about this evening for many months to come Trisha Saffer and I are still overwhelmed by all the pieces that it took to build thsi perfect puzzle! On track Rides by the legends of motorsport Derek Bell, Shane Lewis, Brian Redman, and Guy Cosmo, as well as the incredible members of The Palm Beach Driving Club. Cars galore featuring Lamborghini’s Ferrari’s and Classics, Great food featuring the catering of PBIR, and a paella donated by everyone’s favorite Chef Juan Montalvo and Mary Montalvo and , a concert by Breeze Classic Rock with Roy Allen Rauschenberg, Larry Dinan Jr, Edward Huerta, and Kenny, vendors and displays, watches by our favorite new watch company Muvmnt | Watches These guys R.J. Aenchbacher and Shaun Wilson are the greatest, and raised a lot of money fort the kids at Place of Hopeand so much more.Great to see so many friends help make this event the best ever! Fun times with Maureen Sullivan Fengler, Westin Fengler, Frank Frione, Laura Frione, Mark Butters, Chuck Marchitello, Nancy Stormes Marchitello, Erik Day Denise Day, Jennifer Lentoski, David Irving,Bill Riddick, , Melanie Condill, Art CondillRobin White, Lynda Courteau Levitsky, Bob BuruchianLisa Inman McDulin, Scott McDulin, Scott Morvay, Dr. John Westine Andy and Trisha Altman, Craig Davis, Tania Davis, Henry Ferguson, Nicole Richards and the boyfriend!,Great to see Neil London and Tim Byrd two of the greatest guys you will ever meet working it all night long make sure to check out Supercar week/ Once again Ken Fengler and Jackie Rea and Robert Lentoski are incredible! Thank you to everyone from all the kids at Place of Hope!

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Ian’s Friends Foundation

 Neil,

I want to thank you for your ongoing support of Ian’s Friends Foundation! It was such an honor to have you join us Saturday night. I am ecstatic to report that our event raised over $900,000 for pediatric brain tumor research! It is because of YOU that we are able to make a difference.  On behalf of all of the children battling brain tumors, thank you for your time! Your support is critical in sponsoring the research so desperately needed to find a cure for pediatric brain tumors.

We hope to work with you again in the future. With gratitude,

 

- Kathy OrtstadtExecutive Director Ian’s Friends Foundation

JFS

Just wanted to tell you how impressed Pamela and I were with your work at the JFS Annual Dinner.  You really were responsible for making the auctions a financial success … and at the same time, made it fun for the participants & onlookers. 

Any way … didn’t want to let the weekend pass w/o letting you know you really helped make the evening a success.  I estimated you took in almost $200,000 during the Live Auction … and I know there was a good deal of activity on the timed auction items, as well.  See you soon ! ~ bob

ROBERT S WEINROTH

 

- Peter ParkerManager

Place of Hope

Neil – you are a tremendous part of the team. You do a superb job and really bring a level of excitement and fun to the process and the evening! Thanks so much for being so very good at what you do! We also beleive that God brings each person into the fold to accomplish His plan. You are certainly in that fold!

Charles L. Bender III
Executive Director PLACE OF HOPE

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Ruth Rales Jewish Family Services

Thanks so much for last night.  What an amazing evening!!!  needless to say, it was a STELLAR CASH CALL!!!  We couldn’t have done it without you.
Thanks again!!! Love you guys!!!

Jill Waldman,

Ruth Rales Jewish Family Sevices

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American Cancer Society-Orlando

Thank you so much Neil! You were fantastic! Very nice to meet you and your wife. You are the best auctioneer we have ever had. I am very happy how everything turned out. It was a great event and I think it will just keep growing bigger. Thanks again!

- Brandi HolstenAuction Chair ACS Cattle Barons Ball Orlando

PARC

“Neil Saffer knows how to get a crowd involved!  He is articulate and educated on the products for auction.  He knows how to speak to the crowd without being demanding or over the top.  He was able to make our auction a success and bring critical fund-raising dollars to PARC.”

- Sue BuchholtzPresident & CEO of PARC in St. Petersburg, FL

Chabad of East Boca raton

Now I can believe that miracles can happen!
You were a very big part of this successful event. Your professionalism is apparent in your demeanor.
I think you could actually get water from the rock! I had no intention of buying anything, but as you know I did.
Neil, it is a pleasure to meet, and get to know you. You are a talented person.
Thank you so much, look forward to seeing you soon,

 

 

- Herb RaiffeChabad of East Boca Raton

Ruth Rales Jewish Family Services

Thanks so much for last nite. What an amazing evening!!! needless to say, it was a STELLAR CASH CALL!!! We couldn’t have done it without you.

Thanks again!!! Love you guys!!!

 

 

- Jill Waldman,Norman and Ruth Rales Jewish Family Services

Unity School of Delray Beach

After each one of our annual auctions, we come back to  Unity School and rave about the ever fantastic auctioneer,  Neil Saffer. Year after year you bring fun and excitement to the night!  Your sense of humor and joy of raising money for our school ensures that each one of our auction events surpasses the last in both profitability and entertainment.  Not only do you amuse our donors but you cajole them into happily opening wide their wallets to support our mission. Please don’t ever give up your auction career because we would be hard pressed to replace your amazing gift for fund raising on the auction podium. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for our school. “

- Diane Shawcross Unity SchoolDevelopment Director

Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach

Thank YOU Neil! It always is a treat to work with a professional who brings so many unique ideas to the table. Thank you for everything you contribute and do for us!! Until next year!

- Janelle HoffmanDevelopment Coordinator Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach