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Testimonials

Neil, Trisha and everyone at Saffer and Company… We could never thank them enough for everything they do for SOS Children’s Villages – Florida. They are THE BEST! Not only are they the best in what they do, but are so supportive, dedicated, professional, genuine and of course… seriously entertaining! We certainly knew having them involved in our most recent event would bring fun and value, but after post-event review… we just could not have done it without them! Thank you for always bringing your talent and heart to SOS Florida and we can’t wait to have you at our next event!!!

Daniele Naglieri
Event Specialist
SOS Children’s Village-Florida

 

Neil,

At the board meeting yesterday there were great reviews of the evening, including confirmation that you bring great value to the event.

Thanks again!

Candy Yoder
President/CEO

CAPS / Elkhart Indiana

 

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 Hoffman
Development Coordinator
Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach

 

Dear Trisha and Neil,

Once again you have proven to be exceptional.! The way that you guide us and work straight from the heart is appreciated beyond words. I look forward to working with you forever!!

Ellen Gechter
Auction Chair JARC

 

Neil,
Thank you for such a terrific job at the Rain Barrel Ball. I enjoyed your performance (and it really was an entertaining performance which I think made the auction itself the main entertainment of the night). I also enjoyed the opportunity to meet with you.

Best,

Mike F Keen, Ph.D., LEED AP BD&C
Director, Center for a Sustainable Future
Professor of Sociology
IU South Bend

Neil,

I haven’t began to write my thank you emails and I’m glad to hear from you! You and your wife and daughters were such professionals and far exceeded my expectations!! What a fun idea to have a super silent auction it really created excitement during the cocktail hour. You brought so many Great ideas to our gala and it offered such a fresh take on the night. The live auction was fun, interactive and so successful! Thank you for being so easy to work with and all you contributed to our night!!! It was a joy! Thank you again!!

J.H.
Catholic Charities
Diocese of Palm Beach

Neil, Trisha,

Thank you so much for everything. You all did a great job – I really enjoy working with you… your dedication, hard work, professionalism –
I could go on and on, but it is a pleasure to work with you! Anyway, you did a great job (along with Paul)

Thanks again and I hope to see you soon!

Best,
Marla Hoppenfeld
Ian’s Friend Foundation

Dear Neil & Trisha,

What another outstanding evening for Saint Joe’s! The auction was a resounding success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves again this year.

We attribute the success of the last two years to you. It was truly a pleasure working with you both and I hope that before my children graduate from St. Joe’s I will Chair one more auction (with you both at my side!).

With Fondest Regards,
Darlene
Saint Josephs Episcopal School Auction

“I’ve had opportunity to work directly with Neil at numerous high end Charity Gala auctions. Anyone who tells you that “it doesn’t matter who runs the auction” or that “any local celebrity can do it” is out of their mind.
Neil has been the difference between having a good night and having a fantastic night and truly is worth his weight in gold. Great audience rapport, he becomes a true believer in your cause and more importantly, gets his audiences to open those wallets. I look forward to future opportunities to work with Neil and Trish and highly recommend you call him for your next event.

Jody Young
Event Marketing and Management

Thank you so much for helping to make our event as incredible as it was! You were a pivotal part of the success of our live auction. I am so glad you agreed to be a part of our fundraiser and hope you can come back year after year!

Shannon Q. Alexander
Boys & Girls Club of Goshen

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

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 Holston
Auction Chair ACS Cattle Barons Ball Orlando

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 Raiffe
Chabad of East Boca Raton

My thanks to you for such a successful night! You did a tremendous job and thanks to the over-the-top bidding you had going for those parking spaces – we raised significantly more than last year! Thank you again for your support! I hope you will be on board to work with us again next year!

Stephanie Dye
Addison Mizner School Auction

Saturday was fabulous! Thank you again for all you do in making it truly a fantastic evening!
And it’s always a pleasure working with you and your lovely family!
I am sure we will see you soon!

Cari Viehe
American Cancer Society- West Palm Beach Beach

Its really your talent as an auctioneer that made the live auction and Open your heart a success. Only a truly professional auctioneer could pull that off and I thank you for making my night a success. It made all the challenges and stress worth it! . Thanks again.

Pam Calzadilla
Northern Palm Beaches Gala Director
American Heart Association

Neil Saffer adds value, excitement and entertainment to the events of the evening as he fosters an interactive relationship to engage the audience and maximize their contributions. His many talents offer a great return on your investment!

Connie Siskowski, PhD,
President American Association for Care Giving Youth

“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 Buchholtz
President & CEO of PARC in St. Petersburg, FL

“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
Director of Advancement
Unity School Auction

“Thank you very much for all of your hard work on our auction, before, during, and after it! Expecially during it! You worked it incredible hard. We appreciate your extra over the top effots more than you know! Your friendship and support has meant a great deal to our organization.; “
Christine T. Santoro, Executive Director
The Bob Beamon Golf & Tennis Classic

“As usual, you were the hit of the Family Service Agency Event!”
Julie Cobb
President, Suddath Relocation Systems

“Our event was a great success and credit certainly goes to you, and your talent for getting people to open their hearts and wallets.”
Tami Starr
Assistant to Chris Evert, Evert Enterprises/IMG

“Your ‘performance’ and hard work at the auction was a high point for the event.”
Anna Marie King
Development Director, Florence Fuller Child Development Center

“You made our first annual holiday auction a real hit!”
Lloyd Gootenberg
President, Siemens Stromberg-Carlson

“Because of your participation, over forty additional children with cancer will be able to attend camp this summer.”
Louis J. Chiera
Tournament Chairman, Nicholas R. Chiera Golf Classic

“Thanks in a very personal way for all you have done to help make the City of Boca Raton the very best it can be for its residents and its many visitors.”
Emily M. Lilly
Community Projects Coordinator, City of Boca Raton

“You did a fantastic job of entertaining the crowd while getting them to a higher level bid.”
Holly M. McCord
Account Manager, Ethan Allen

“It was a pleasure working with you, Neil, and hope I have the opportunity to again in the future.”
Lisa D. Burchill
Development Coordinator, American Cancer Society

“This was the first year we had a live auction and we were truly impressed with your ability to help us better organize the function.”
Barbara Peterson
Co-Chair, The Renfrew Center

“Without a doubt, the live auction will be the highlight of the evening with you as the auctioneer!”
Jan Savarick
Donna Klein Jewish Academy School Auction
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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