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Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Services Gala

Trisha Saffer and I used the word Magical to describe last nights Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services Gala at St. Andrews Country Club. An electric feeling from the second we walked in the door, a room filled with the greatest people and givers in our community, a stellar live auction with record numbers on the Bruce Springsteen The always popular Guy La Ferrera packages and Tony Award packages. All started off with The beautiful earnings from our friend Gregory Fried and Gregory’s Fine Jewelry. But it was the fund the Norman Jacobson ( I sure missed seeing my friend)and Anne Jacobson Food Bank ask after a compelling beautiful heartfelt story by Annie Jacobson and Danielle Newman Hartman that blew us away. it was the closest to 100% participation that i have ever seen, an outpouring of love that left me almost speechless. Congratulations to Jay and Marilyn Simon Weinberg on your Humanitarian Award and Steve Becker and Southern Wine and Spirits for all that you do! We love you and you make a difference in our community and our world every day! Congratulations to Marcy and Jeff, Robin and Gary, and and Olivia it was incredible. Jill Fenster Waldman,Cindy Orbach Nimhauser, and Lynne Goldberg you are superstars. Great to see so many friends and hero’s Ron and Meryl Gallatin, Yaacov Heller and Sue Rogoff Mochtak Heller,Robert Primeau and Jan Savarick, Jay and Marilyn Simon Weinberg,Rabbi Daniel Levin and Aimee Levin, Rabbi Jessica Spitalnic Brockman Ira Gelb and June Gelb, Gregory Fried, Mary Ann Morgan-Fried, Barbara Kallen, Marcie Chertoff Weisman and especially Andy!Heather Shaw, Scott Thomas and Debby Thomas Jill Viner, Arlene Herson, Sung Knowles, Guy La Ferrera whose package raised $20,000 Andrea Rand Kline Heather Shaw, Ralph Behmoiras, Linda Lisitzky Behmoiras, Randy Colman,Matt Baker, Barry Kupferberg and Elyssa Kupferberg and so many friends! Learn more about this wonderful organization at http://ralesjfs.org/

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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