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“When we asked Tom Crawford to serve as the event’s auctioneer for our event on
May 1st, I was impressed with his knowledge and energy from the beginning. We held numerous conference calls to discuss the logistics and planning of the auction and Tom provided lots of advice to help make the event a success. Tom helped us with a variety of aspects including seating arrangements, auction item placement, sound systems and volunteer organization; all things that are imperative to an auction’s success.
During the auction, I was amazed by Tom’s ability to work the crowd. I saw some of
our quietest donors shouting out bids and truly enjoying their experience. At one point, Tom even convinced a husband and wife to bid against each other on one of the items!
When we thought the auction was about to end, Tom rallied chefs, winemakers and
hotel managers in attendance and created a “spur-of-the-moment” auction package that brought in $10,000 on its own!
I am convinced that Tom did not leave one dollar on the table at Gourmet & Grapes. The live auction raised a grant total of $73,300- more than $50,000 than our previous year and $20,000 above our goal! Everyone at the Hollings Cancer Center was absolutely thrilled with the results and would recommend Tom Crawford to any organization.”
Special Events Coordinator
Hollings Cancer Center
“We really appreciate all that you did for the March of Dimes. You had great advice all through the process and were very easy to communicate and work with and also worked the room to help increase bids throughout the auction. With support from people like you we can continue to fund lifesaving research to help more babies be born healthy and on time.”
March of Dimes
1064 Gardner Road, Suite 314
Charleston, SC 29407
“Tom’s ability to relate to our guests at the Hilton Head Heart Ball resulted in a huge
increase in both our live auction and individual giving revenue for the 2010 event. Not only did everyone feel comfortable, Tom was able to engage the entire room for a more meaningful experience for each guest!”
Senior Director of Corporate Relations
Charleston & Hilton Head Markets
American Heart Association
“We appreciate Tom for his willingness to serve as auctioneer for Jeremy’s Scholarship Gala for two years. Tom’s wise advice in auction planning, his remarkable ability to engage guests with humor and a lively personality, and his skill in encouraging bidding took fundraising beyond our goals. Our guests have commented that his performance as auctioneer was one of the highlights of the evening. We look forward to having Tom as auctioneer for future galas. Sara and Chuck Davis, The Chuck and Sara Calhoun Davis Foundation.”
Sara Calhoun Davis, Ph. D.
Associate Dean for Accountability, Assessment, and Operations
School of Education, Health, and Human Performance
College of Charleston
“We have been involved in many organizations that have had frequent live auctions over the years, and we have never met a more engaging and convivial auctioneer as Tom Crawford. He is a consummate professional, people love him, and, most importantly, he raises ”top dollars” for our cause. It is so apparent to us and the audience how devoted he is to our organization.”
Laurel & Hank
“Tom joined us as the 2010 auctioneer for The Hilton Head Heart Ball. With Tom’s dynamic ability to work the crowd and his professional skills as an auctioneer, we saw a 14% increase in the money we raised and surpassed our goal. In a recessed economy, we were able to exceed all expectations and raise money for the nation’s number one cause of death.”
Director of Corporate Relations
Beaufort/ Jasper County
American Heart Association