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Excitement

Enthusiasm

Entertainment

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We are experienced with

Charities

Non-profits

Foundations

Schools

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We specialize in

Live auctions

Silent auctions

Fund-a-needs

Event planning

Emcee duties

People are more generous when they’re having fun!

Duke and Duke brings a high level of excitement, enthusiasm, and entertainment to your event, resulting in a fun evening for everyone.

Experienced With:

Charities
Non-Profits
Foundations
Schools

Specializing in:

Live Auctions
Silent Auctions
Fund-A-Needs
Event Planning
Emcee Duties

 

“Thank you so much for everything you all did it was AMAZING!!!!!! It's been nearly eight years, and I am continually amazed at how great you do at this event. We're lucky to have you!”San Francisco Mission YMCACompany
“We received many compliments on our choice of auctioneers. You managed to control the crowd without making them feel like children. You were warm and funny and definitely understood our goals. We really appreciate it! Preliminary numbers look great.”Rheem Elementary SchoolMoraga, CA
“I am so sorry that I didn't get a chance to say good bye to you last night. We made over $80,000...double what we made last year!!!!! I can't thank you enough for the great job that you did for us!! I can already say PLEASE be with us next year again!!!! You are great to work with, I hope you were happy with everything on your end!! Have a super day!!”Contra Costa Interfaith HousingCompany
“I want to thank you both for a GREAT job. It was awesome to have such an enthusiastic crowd- it was so much fun! But honestly, the two of you have such a nice presence and were so talented with your humor and expertise- that certainly played into things.”Crow Canyon Country ClubCompany
“I can't thank you enough for your great work last night. Last year and this year with your ideas and help the auction has been so successful and FUN for everyone. I had so many people comment on what a great time they had last night. The numbers look GREAT, I will let you know when we have the official total.”Christ The King ChurchPleasant Hill, CA

About

Personalized Service

Duke and Duke Charity Auctions provide personalized service to all types of organizations and non-profit agencies coordinating benefit auctions. We not only provide ideas to help your auction generate additional revenues, but we can also help you avoid costly mistakes that can cost your organization money. From casual events that include the whole family to black-tie auctions filled with celebrities and politicians, Duke and Duke will tailor their style to help your cause generate the most funds possible. “Your auction is our auction.”

More than just an Auctioneer

With Duke and Duke, you receive more than an auctioneer for your event. We bring our team of professionals which include not only professional auctioneers, but professional bid assistants! We feel this makes a huge difference in the live auction, having professional bid assistants that know how to work a crowd and keep the energy and excitement in the room…which invariably results in more money raised.

At Duke and Duke, we have conducted benefit auctions for many, many different organizations. We bring a very high level of energy, enthusiasm and professionalism to our auctions. The comment we hear the most after our auctions from those in attendance is “that was so much fun!” We feel if those attending are having fun, they’re more apt to spend money and support a very worthwhile cause.

Sam Patti
Sam Patti
Co-founder & Financial Director
Sam is a Co-Founder of Duke and Duke and is responsible for operations and logistics. He is an expert at event coordination, item placement, and time management. An engineering graduate from the University of Colorado with over 30 years of sales experience, Sam pours over the details of your event to make sure it runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible. He is also responsible for promoting most non-live auction events, including silent auctions, raffles, games, dessert dashes, and Fund-A-Needs. Sam is more than a charity auction resource; he becomes your partner.

sspatti3@yahoo.com

Lee Geiger
Lee Geiger
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Lee is a Co-Founder at Duke and Duke and is the primary live auctioneer. As both Lee and Sam like to say, Sam is management–Lee is talent. With over 25 years of experience trading stocks on Wall Street, Lee has the ability to wheedle, cajole and coax the last possible dollar from your audience. And he keeps them entertained, too.
lee@leegeiger.com

 

Services

Consultation

Consult on Live Auction item selection, item order, and starting bids. We know how to maximize all bidding at your event and will serve as your master of ceremonies (if you choose);  handle raffles, drawings, or other important announcements, and introductions.

Direct Cash Appeals

Conduct your Special Appeal, Fund-A-Need or other related direct cash appeal during the Live Auction portion of your event. This crucial portion of your event can raise up to 50-75% (or more) of the proceeds with no effort on your part.  We’ll consult and help you structure the most effective way to solicit money from your guests in a sensitive yet direct emotional appeal.  If you have never done this type of fundraiser at your event, we will show you how it has been used by hundreds of organizations like yours to bring in tens of thousands of dollars.

Silent Auction Management

Oversee Silent Auction portion of event by advising on starting bids and bid increments; monitoring bid sheets; encouraging active bidding via continuous announcements; and of course, closing all the silent auction sections in a clear, definitive manner to reach full potential of bidding.

Event Planning

Event planning and development meetings; progress consultations and advice  (either in-person** or by phone or email)—we’re here to answer your questions!

Training

Train your committees/staff to assist the auctioneer, record bids, register and check-out guests as well as any other auction related duties.

Bid Calling

And, of course, we will SELL, SELL, SELL every item to the highest bidder during the Live Auction with our energetic, entertaining and commanding bid calling.

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We are ready to make your next event an outrageous success!

Lee Geiger: 925-963-3767

Sam Patti: 925-980-3077