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"Lisa, you did an outstanding job, everyone has been saying that this was our best Gala ever (81 years) and I attribute part of that to your addition to our team, thank you". - Connie H. Event Chair, Carmel Bach Festival. (2018)

"What a fantastic night last night! A lot of the credit goes to you, Lisa! I heard many people talking about how excellent the auctioneer was - how you were clear, didn't rush, were funny! Great work! We are still working on the numbers, but rumor has it we easily broke every record, thank you!" - Natasha D. , Event Co-Chair (2018)

​"Lisa, you did such a great job! I was blown away by your presence and ability to excite the crowd. I had many people come up to me and tell me how fantastic you were. Great work and thank you so much for being a part of our event." - Jane G. Event Chair, Joaquin Miller (2018)

"We benefited greatly this year from the advice we received from our auctioneer, Lisa Taylor. With just a few suggestions, we easily raised an additional $5,000 on simple things we had not even considered. We had record hitting live auction prices on items we have had in the past that never brought in as much, and adding some very important components that really brought home the reason we are doing our fundraisers in the first place? All excellent, so great!!" - Linda Shelby (2018)

"Lisa Taylor is awesome! She helped us put on our first gala, and we raised more than three times as much money as we had at our past annual events. She makes the whole process fun and achievable. We got a lot of excellent positive feedback from our guests regarding the paddle raise and live auction. We are so grateful for her support we just keep hiring her year after year!". - Carie B. Executive Director, Peace of Mind Dog Rescue (2016 - 2018)

"Dear Lisa, Thank you so much for everything you did to make our Animal Friends Gala a success. You made such a difference in so many ways! Your energy & compassion for the cause brought out the best in our supporters. Thank you for helping us to raise more than ever before for our animals. You are now our 'go to' consultant and auctioneer! What a blessing you are!" - The board & staff of AFRP (2016 - 2018)​

"Lisa is our 'go to' consultant and auctioneer for 3 years running now. She understands our mission, our audience and how important it is for us to keep our event as it's been for decades now. She is fun, engaging, smart, organized and, almost more important, she is reliable and a fantastic communicator. We love her and will just keep hiring her as long as she's here!" - Executive Director, Kelly M. Legal Services for Seniors. (2016 - 2018)

"Lisa did an amazing job as our auctioneer for our Gala! She was extremely knowledgeable about best practices and really helped us throughout the entire planning process. She was also great about quickly answering emails and phone calls with thoughtful responses. Most importantly, Lisa helped us raise three times the amount we raised last year during our live auction and helped meet our raise-a-paddle and silent auction goals, too! Thank you, Lisa!"​ - Nadine D. Director of Resource Development​, Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley (2017)

​"Thank you so much for running the auction at the History Center in San Luis Obispo. I'm thrilled to report that we more than met our fundraising goal for the evening. Your talent and advice will allow us to care for the History Center's collections throughout the coming year. The funds we raised at this year's gala will pay for rent, utilities, and archival supplies. Thanks also for your patience with our disorganization - we have to work with you again!" - Eva Ulz Curator & Director (2016)

“Lisa Taylor helped us raise a record $102,000 at our 21st Annual Ciao! Cioppino! Dinner & Auction.” - Philip G. - Development Director (2016)

If you wish to be one of our satisfied clients, give us a call.

Our initial consultations are always complimentary! 510.610.4461 and ask for Lisa!