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Louis Zurlo, IT Manager – CALPERS

“I have had the opportunity to work with David on several occasions. He is diligent, hardworking and always energetic and enthusiastic. David is an example of how it should be done. He is willing to share ideas that will make the end goal easily attainable and easier on everyone involved.”

Keith Riedell, General Manager – Capital Stage Company

“David Sobon Auctions was instrumental in the success of Capital Stage’s 2013 fundraising auction. He gave us valuable guidance during the planning process regarding the order of the evening’s events, selection of appropriate auction items, great advice on room layout and sound design, as well as proven advice on methods to maximize bidding.”

April Butcher, Executive Director – Sacramento Public Library Foundation

“David Sobon Auctions joined Authors on the Move as our auctioneer 3 years ago and it’s been our most important partnership in increasing the fun and funds raised at our annual gala. Working with David has brought professionalism to Authors on the Move – he brings energy and expertise combined with creativity and flexibility, and we always have a good time.”

Kitty O’Neal, News Anchor – KFBK

“I’ve worked with many auctioneers at community events, and David Sobon is a step above in class, enthusiasm, and humor. He brings his passion and works his charm to elicit bids and donations to unanticipated levels. He’s a professional in every aspect and is a highlight of the events I’ve seen him participate in.”

Alicia Ross, Executive Director – Sacramento ACT

“We worked with David on our fundraiser last year. As an auctioneer, he brings incredible energy, expertise and fun to an event. And best of all, he helped us increase our proceeds dramatically from the previous year. David has gone above and beyond in working with us to make our last two year’s events a success.”

Kristen Ryder, Event Planner – Sacramento Waldorf

“The Sacramento Waldorf School worked with David once more in 2011. Despite the trying economy, the annual auction surpassed the budgeted projections; specifically the live auction raised 25% more than last year, and David was central to that success.”

Tami Oppedahl, Director – Corporate Relations at UC Davis Health System

“David has been a great asset to the UC Davis Children’s Hospital and our Children’s Miracle Network Program. He stepped in to upgrade our annual CMN Golf Classic Live Auction and significantly helped increase revenue and brought many great new ideas to our planning team.”

Kristen Kirkpatrick, Chief Development Officer – American Red Cross, Capital Region Chapter

“We were launching our own Gala event the following year and have hired him annually ever since. His belief in our cause is very real and sincere, his ability to help people part with their money is top-notch, and that he can do all that while making the donor feel good about the experience is outstanding. I highly recommend him to any nonprofit seeking to take your own auction or event to the next level.”

Hal Shipley, Executive Director – Rotary Club of Sacramento

“Hiring David Sobon as the auctioneer for our major fundraiser was a very successful experience. David’s knowledge and expertise was invaluable and his performance was outstanding. His personal contributions far exceeded his fee, and he was instrumental in making our fundraiser one of our very best. I highly recommend David for his services. He is a superb auctioneer.”

Amy Sugimoto, Executive Director – ALS Association Greater Sacramento Chapter

“Not only did the event raise twice as much as the past year, David’s knowledge, creativity and business savvy helped us to increase our live auction proceeds by 400%.”

Jane Daley, Former Executive Director – Rancho Chamber of Commerce

“By using David Sobon Auctions, we increased the net profit from our Annual Gala by more than 100%.”

Donna Sanderson, Retired Executive Director – Susan G. Komen Sacramento

“David not only gets outstanding results but he gets very involved in the planning aspects of the event to ensure success.”

Shiloh London, Executive Director – CGA Educational Foundation

“David is the VERY BEST at his craft. He is accessible pre-event for anything we need and has provided valuable insight into ways to increase revenue at our event.”

John Adams, Executive Director – CASA El Dorado

“If you are seeking a way to achieve results you never thought possible for your next fund raising event, look no further. David is professional, personable and best of all – gets the results you are seeking. People simply respond to him; he makes fundraising events fun!”

Mon Hart, CEO – The Marketing Coach

“David is the catalyst that will ignite your fundraising event for success. He partners with the event planner and staff with a 200% commitment to make it a winner every time. He listens and creates a customized and exciting plan that WOWs the participants. If you want someone with heart who can get RESULTS – that’s David! In gratitude for all you do.”

Chevo Ramirez, President – The Chevo Foundation

“David Sobon’s Auction System has helped many local nonprofits exceed their fundraising goals. His entertaining and engaging style motivates donors to give more than I have ever seen before.”

Bobbie Singh-Allen, Board of Trustees – Elk Grove School Board

“David is an exceptional auctioneer. He always rouses the crowd with great enthusiasm. Once again he exceeded our expectations!”

Pamela Lapinski, Event Planner

“David does a stellar job as an auctioneer. But more than that, he is part of the entertainment, generating an energy that makes an event truly magical. I have used him on several occasions, and he knows how to coax every dollar out of the room on behalf of causes that make our community a better place to live.”