AFA Testimonials

Recent Auction Event Testimonials

Reggie - You did an amazing job of engaging the guests, adding fun and banter into your work with such ease. Oh, by the way, we raised $93k in the live auction, another $30k in the silent auction and nearly $45k in the special appeal. All major records for LAEF!
Jim Chavez, Exec. DirectorLatin American Education Foundation
Reggie - We had our fingers crossed that we would hit the $50,000 mark … we could only sit and watch, amazed and thrilled, as the crowd soared past $50,000. You kept them enthusiastically giving until their generosity reached nearly $100,000!
Gino Greco, CEOAmerican Red Cross of CO & WY
We had Reggie Rivers as both our auctioneer and master of ceremonies at our 2013 Auction Kick-off event. What a great night! Reggie is an expert on working a crowd; he engaged our guests and inspired them to give. The feedback we received was spectacular; Reggie was the highlight of the night! Thank you for everything, we could not have had such a successful event without your support.
Brandi Pelz Denver Jewish Day School
Reggie - Wow! You blew all of our fundraising goals out of the water. Your witty and genuine personality is one that all of our guests were drawn to. Your energy is contagious, and it is apparent in our financial results … a record $383k!! (last year was our highest at $256k) We are blown away, and attribute an enormous amount of that success to you.
Maegan Batson, Development DirectorRespite Care
In addition to giving a motivational and entertaining speech, Reggie assisted with the special appeal portion of the program. He brought with him, footballs signed by himself and other Broncos alum, with the idea of “selling” the balls at 250.00 each. The result of this idea surpassed my expectations! We sold 39 footballs at the event, raising almost 10,000 on their sales alone! These footballs, with Reggie driving the appeal, were wildly successful in supporting our program. Awesome!!
Heather Vesgaard Partners Mentoring Youth
Reggie - I had to write to you immediately as I am so thrilled with the results of our event, Dinner in the Dark, last evening. YOu made it not only a memorable night for our guests, but helped us raise over $16,000 in the Live Auction and additional donations received during the evening. This is extraordinary for ACBCO! In the past the highest amount we’ve raised at one of these events was slightyly under $6,000 total. The additional $10,000 we raised was totally a result of how you presented our message, engaged the audience and contributed additional personal items. 100% of the funds from last evening will be allocated to our Sight for Seniors program.
Barbara Boyer, Exec. DirectorAmerican Council for the Blind
We are so grateful to Reggie Rivers. This year he turned our annual fundraiser around, and made it into an extraordinary event! Reggie engaged with our guests quickly with genuine warmth, and quick wit. He kept everyone motivated to participate and to enjoy their opportunity to give to help others. We exceeded our goal substantially with Reggie’s ability to MC and also serve as a very capable auctioneer. Reggie went above and beyond and added appeal and excitement to the bidding process by providing autographed footballs for bidders that made generous donations. We highly recommend Reggie to any organization that wants a fun spirited atmosphere and a positive outcome for their fundraiser! Reggie you are the best!
E.J. Barklage, Exec. DirectorKaris Community
Reggie - Thanks in large part to the energy you sparked in the audience we netted over $111,000, more than $40k above our goal and double last year’s net.
Samilja Heim, Resource Developent Director,TESSA
Reggie - Your easygoing banter with the audience, and your entertaining style in getting everyone to join in, were wonderful to watch.
Susan Place Everhart, Exec. DirectorColorado Haiti Project
Reggie - With your help we raised $115,000 (net) on a goal of $73,000. Last year, this same event raised $40,000. We are overjoyed!
Dave Ryan, CEOBig Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado