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CACDEverything from the weather, food and guests to you and your amazing auctioneer skills and fun personality and the generosity that flowed through you into the room were amazing. I just got to sit back and observe this year and it was truly outstanding and a little mind-blowing. Marianne and Dena have been strong prayer-warriors over every part of this event and God showed up in a big way. Thank you for continuing to be our partner in this important and massive undertaking for CACDC. We love you and you bring the light to a crucial part of this endeavor! Love you – Rock ON! – Susan Dawson, Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County, Gala 2016 volunteer, Denton, TX

RMHC_CTX_logoWOW! You are amazing!! Thank you so much for being such an extraordinary auctioneer for this year’s Bandana Ball. You have blown away all of my previous auctioneer experiences and surpassed even our hopeful expectations. We appreciate you, your husband, your energy, and your time to set us up for such amazing success. Can’t wait until 2012! – Ann Jerome, Chief Advancement Officer, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Austin, TX

Austin Humane SocietyGayle has grown our event revenue exponentially in the past two years and has brought much energy and enthusiasm to our organization while doing it! She has brought the Fund a Cause portion of our gala from less than $10k to over $50k her first year and over $85k the following year, all while steadily growing Live Auction income each year as well. Her understanding of and commitment to our mission was evident in all areas of her work and connected her with our donors in a meaningful way. Gayle has become an integral part of the Austin Humane Society’s annual gala, and we look forward to continued success with her as our Auctioneer. – Megan Russell, Major Gifts Officer, Austin Humane Society, Austin, TX

thinkeryIf I were in a position again to hire an auctioneer, I wouldn’t even look around. I’d hire Gayle on the spot! She was hands-on with us through the whole 8-month planning process. She is very professional and a pleasure to work with. Honestly, I can’t say enough good things about Gayle. I thought she was exceptional. – Mollie Butler, Gala co-chair, The Thinkery, formerly the Austin Children’s Museum, Austin, TX

CASAofTravisCoWOW! What a difference this year had on CASAblanca’s success–and you were a huge part of that. Thank you for all of your extra effort to join our meetings and be a key member of the team. It certainly paid off, especially when we almost doubled the Paddles Up from the previous years and we even made more money in the live auction with fewer items. So glad we had the chance to work together. – Sarah Valenzuela, Gala Chair, CASA of Travis County, Austin, TX

“Superb! Outstanding! Fantastic! There just aren’t enough adjectives to describe the spectacular job you did for us on Saturday night. I, among many others, am so grateful for you. How wonderful it is that we worked together this year and already looking forward to 2013!” – Leslie Archambault, Director of Development, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Austin, TX


“Quite simply, one of the best additions to our 2012 Texas Heroes for Children Gala was you! Your passion for the protection of those who need our services came shining through during the live auction. Your experience and guidance proved to be invaluable as we raised an unprecedented record breaking amount in the history of the organization, and it is due to your professionalism and your ability to engage the audience on a level that exceeded our expectations. As you might imagine plans for the 2013 gala will be underway before we know it, and we look forward to working with you again next year.” – Susie Hance, Gala chair and Texas Regional Advisory Board Member, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Austin, TX

“Because of you, we raised over $110,000 for the kids at St. Jude. We were delighted to have you and your amazing auctioneer skills as part of Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament. The families of St. Jude thank you for making the evening in San Antonio a huge success.” – Nichole Aldape, Regional Marketing Manager, St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital

“Gayle has transformed our event since she started working with us three years ago. While working with us closely for months prior to the event, she gave us specific ideas of what items would sell best at our silent and live auction and how to improve our check-out process, resulting in a 625% increase in revenue in the first year. She really knows how to convey our mission about breast cancer awareness and education in a way that makes the audience feels compelled to give more.” – Megan Green, Philanthropy Chair, Zeta Tau Alpha, Austin, TX

“WOW! Thank you for spending so much time with us in planning CulinART 2010. It really paid off and I have learned so much from you. I have never seen anything like a standing ovation from the audience during the Fund-a-Need and your skill and expertise made it happen.” – Leah Graham, Executive Director, The Wright House Wellness Center, Austin TX

“I don’t even know where to start. The event was amazing!!!! And YOU were the difference. Raising 233% more revenue in the live auction was unbelievable. Thank you for everything– for the moral support, the encouragement, the leadership, organization – and the night of – HOLY COW – you brought tears to my eyes! You are a master at your craft! You are my hero!” – Rachel Mallernee, Director of Marketing and Development, The Arc of the Capital Area, Austin, TX


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