Wade Leist Benefit Auctioneer - Michigan's Premier Charity Auctioneer Specialist
Wade and his team of fundraising professionals are consistently outpacing their client’s expectations. Having worked with charity organizations throughout the country, this team of fundraising specialists has a vast array of experience from which to draw from that will help you take your event to the next level of fundraising success.
As an event organizer, your job is not easy.
We understand the issues and stress that can be associated with organizing a fundraising event. Our team understands the complex nature and delicate balance between enhancing a donor’s experience while maintaining a focus on fundraising. Your event deserves the opportunity to partner with a fundraising professional who can deliver record breaking financial returns all while enhancing donor experience.
A successful fundraising event begins long before your auctioneer steps onto stage. As Wade usually points out during event consultation, “a poorly coordinated event cannot be salvaged by a great auctioneer, but a properly planned event can survive an amateur one” This is why Wade insists on working hand in hand with his clients from event planning until event execution. Wade and his team separate themselves from other benefit auction professionals because they consistently blend experienced event consultation with dynamic, championship winning auctioneering to deliver amazing results.
When partnering with Wade Leist Benefit Auctioneer, clients often feel a sense of relief that their auction professional is available at all times for consultation. Many event organizers depend on the unlimited consultation to craft all areas of their fundraising, such as: donor development and engagement, auction package acquisition, timeline development and auction/appeal transitions. Large and small nonprofits from all over the country rely on Wade’s extensive experience to create a successful event that stands out from other events in their region.
Day of event auctioneering is a hallmark for Wade and his staff. Wade is a two time Champion auctioneer having been named the Michigan Auctioneer Champion and the Midwest Auctioneer Champion both in 2015. Wade’s award winning bid calling lends a completely different experience for your event than most benefit auction professionals. Auction attendees appreciate the look and feel of an auctioneer who creates excitement, enthusiasm and urgency through their auction chant, while not sacrificing clarity and communication.
Your event's success starts by giving Wade a call for your Free Consultation.
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Your Champion Michigan Benefit Auctioneer
“Wade was not only fabulous at the event, engaging our audience and keeping our live auction program on track (despite having to modify on the fly because of folks throwing in last minute bonuses to auction packages), but he also brought tremendous value by engaging early with our planning team and providing his expertise to make the most of the evening. Post event, the entire team unanimously agreed that we needed to lock Wade in immediately for our next gala!" - Anna Friedholm Executive Director, The ChadTough Foundation
"Working with Wade revolutionized our live auction and fund-a-need - guests are still talking about how great it was months later! They say "He made it fun to give." We already have him booked for next year's event!" - Stephanie Maurice, MSW | Director of Fund Development & Marketing
"Wade was a hugely valuable addition to our live auction last year. Our items were valued at less than the previous year, however we profited more. Wade is so easy to work with and conducts himself professionally. He took the time prior to our event to really understand our mission and goals. Not only is he there to do a job, he provides an entertainment aspect to the event as well!" - Kristen Payton
Washtenaw County Heart Ball
Detroit Heart Ball
Otsego Community Foundation