ABC Nonprofit and Charity Silent Auction Events

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Listed here are various fundraising events ABC has helped over the years.

Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence Event and Silent Auction

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Millions of dollars raised. Thousands of lives impacted for the better. Join us this February to celebrate A Taste of Wine & Cheese. The area’s premier wine tasting event features more than 400 wines and a variety of cheeses—all to benefit local children through the Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay.

Event Details:
Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence Event and Silent Auction
Friday, February 13, 2015
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Three Clans & Iroquois Ballrooms,
Radisson Hotel, Green Bay, Wisconsin
$85 in advance, $95 at the door (always a sell-out!)
Cocktail attire is appreciated.

Tickets can also be purchased at Festival Foods in Green Bay, De Pere and Suamico, or online at

Support a great cause! –> A Taste of Wine & Cheese Event and Silent Auction

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Nichols Cup Silent Auction Florida

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Support a great cause! –> Nichols Cup

Fiddlesticks Country Club
Please contact Sarah Martini-Ricci with any questions at

Interested in Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction in Florida area? Contact us 888.748.2323

About Auctions By Cellular
At ABC, we believe helping our partners build better donor relationships is the key to fundraising success. By combining fun, easy-to-use technology with a team of dedicated charity event experts, we offer a service that allows charities all across the country to engage donors in a fresh, impactful way that has been known to result in raising as much as two or three times over their goal.

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LA KINGS In-Game Auction – Mobile Bidding

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Beginning when doors open until the end of the second intermission, stop by the Kings Care Foundation booth, located at section 103 on the main concourse of STAPLES Center, to bid on memorabilia autographed by current and former LA Kings players.


All in-game auctions and sales benefit the Kings Care Foundation and purchasers may obtain a charitable receipt for tax purposes upon request.

In its seventeen year history, the Kings Care Foundation has donated over $6 million in monetary and in-kind support to the local Los Angeles community. Starting in August 2009, the Kings Care Foundation proudly announced a $500,000 commitment to the Blood Donor Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to help increase the much needed collection of life-saving blood for the seriously ill and injured children at the hospital.

Interested in Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction in the LA area? Contact Michael Tiu at or call 630-915-9899

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Lyric Opera Wine Silent and Live Auction

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The Women’s Board of the world-renowned Lyric Opera of Chicago is thrilled to announce Wine Auction 2015.

The highly anticipated gala – led by Erica L. Sandner, Chairman, and Vice Chairman Marilynn Thoma – takes place on the famous stage of the Ardis Krainik Theatre. The event welcomes hundreds of guests from around the globe who share a passion for philanthropy, fine arts, luxury travel and wine collecting.

The triennial event – the eleventh since its 1988 inception – makes a profound impact on Lyric Opera’s ability to present grand opera of the highest quality. Wine Auction 2012 netted a record breaking $1.7 million and was named one of the “Top Ten Charity Wine Auctions” of 2012 By Wine Spectator magazine.

Wine Auction 2015

Honored Guest
Lyric Opera of Chicago is delighted to welcome the charismatic David Launay from the historic Chateau Gruaud Larose as Wine Auction 2015’s honored guest. The estate is known worldwide for its unparalleled caliber of Bordeaux wines, and informs the evening’s welcome reception, dinner wines and many of the elite auction lots.

A Dazzling Evening of Wine, Food and Bidding
The evening begins with an elegant reception and Silent Auction in the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer. Guests are then ushered into the Ardis Krainik Theatre, whose main stage has been transformed into a stunning dinner and live auction venue.

Wine Auction’s decor draws inspiration from an elaborate decorative screen by renowned French artist Edgar Brandt. The art deco-inspired image serves as a spectacular centerpiece for the evening’s atmosphere, expressed with opulent tones of gold and breathtaking, custom-built chandeliers hung throughout the space.

For the first time in Wine Auction history, the Women’s Board has aligned with an esteemed chef to curate the evening’s culinary experience. Thomas Lents, Executive Chef of Sixteen at Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, will present exquisite reception and dinner menus showcasing the modern American cuisine that has earned Sixteen two coveted Michelin stars. His menus will be paired with remarkable wine selections from Chateau Gruaud Larose.

Following dinner, the Live Auction begins! Michael Davis, Vice Chairman of Hart Davis Hart Wine Company, wields the gavel with spirit and precision as lead auctioneer on behalf of Lyric Opera as he presents nearly 80 lots representing premier travel, dining and luxury experiences, and more than 1,000 bottles of rarified, highly desired wines. Bidders participate in person and by phone from all over the world. Highlights include:

Bordeaux’s best vintages of the last century – 1982, 1961, 2000, 2005, 1989. Haut Brion, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite, Latour, Margaux and La Mission Haut Brion and more!
An in-home performance by opera star Ana Maria Martinez
Bucket-list luxury and adventure travel packages
Unforgettable wine dinners

Please contact (312) 827-5682 or

Host Hotel
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago presents special overnight packages and rates for guests of Wine Auction 2015. For more information, visit or call (877) 458-7867. Kindly reserve by Friday, January 9.

Lyric Opera of Chicago Wine Auction 2015 is presented by Northern Trust. The onstage and catalogue sponsor for Wine Auction is Guggenheim.

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Staxtacular Silent Auction

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The Soulsville Foundation in partnership with the Memphis Grizzlies are bringing the worlds of basketball, music and mentoring together for the Soulsville Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser, Staxtacular 2015 Presented by Suntrust, on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 7 p.m. until midnight at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music (926. E. McLemore Ave. Memphis 38106).

Update (1/29): Tickets for this event are sold out but you can still participate in the online auction for a shot a great Grizzlies items, experiences and more! Bid now on online auction items now through the end of the event.

The Memphis Grizzlies’ “Core Four” of Tony Allen, Mike Conley, Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph will help host this year’s event alongside other members of the Grizzlies organization. The event will feature “World Tour” cuisine stations, open bars and custom cocktails, live and silent auctions and live music by the Stax Music Academy and the Bo-Keys with special guest Stax legend William Bell.

Support a great cause! –> Staxtacular

After being inspired by the Stax Records legacy and encouraged by the Soulsville Foundation’s work with at-risk young people, former Grizzlies players Shane Battier and Brian Cardinal and their wives offered to host a fundraiser in 2005, which became Staxtacular. Since then, new Grizzlies players have taken on the host roles and Staxtacular has become one of the most popular fundraising events of the year in Memphis. It has raised more than $900,000 to date.

The Grizzlies and Soulsville Foundation expect Staxtacular 2015 to increase that to over $1 million. Staxtacular 2015 will feature the opportunity to bid on NBA memorabilia, travel packages, original artwork, music-related packages, and more during and live, silent, and online auctions. Bid now on online auction items now through the end of the event.

Tickets to Staxtacular are $150 each and may be purchased by calling (901)261-6338 or at Tickets are also available at the Stax Museum and at the Grizzlies Den Team Store inside the Grand Lobby of FedExForum.

The Soulsville Foundation is a Memphis, Tennessee-based nonprofit organization that operates the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Stax Music Academy, and The Soulsville Charter School. In addition to operating the world’s only soul music museum, its mission is to provide leadership and financial support that promotes and utilizes the music and heritage of Soulsville USA to develop young people for lifelong success. For more information, please log onto

For more information, please contact Tim Sampson at (901) 261-6324 or by e-mail (

2014-15 Season Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to Season Tickets start at $7 per game. For more information on the Grizzlies, visit, ‘like’ Memphis Grizzlies on Facebook or follow on Twitter (@memgrizz).

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Fame Fantasy Food Adventure Silent Auction

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Goodman’s annual auction is a high-profile event that attracts over 200 civic, business and cultural leaders in the community. Auctioneer Grant Snyder will host the evening’s live auction featuring one-of-a-kind items including exciting trips, dinners prepared by celebrity chefs and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. The funds raised from the event will support Goodman productions and education programs.

Fame Fantasy Food Adventure Silent Auction

For more information contact Katie Lane at or 312.443.3811 ext. 586.

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Pillars Ball and Silent Auction

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Support our cause! –> Pillars Ball and Silent Auction

The 2015 Pillars Ball will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015, at the Westin Hotel in Lombard, IL. Join us for The Pillars Ball, Pillars’ largest annual event, with an anticipated crowd of 500 people. This year’s theme is “Live from the Red Carpet.” Guests can expect an evening of Hollywood-style glitz and glamour, complete with gaming, cocktails, dinner, dancing, auctions, and raffles.

The online ticketing website for the Pillars Ball has closed,
but tickets are still available directly through Pillars. To purchase tickets,
contact Lisa Lindberg at 708.995.3614 or

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Lightning vs Columbus Silent Auction

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The Lightning Foundation is dedicated to investing its resources and leadership for the enrichment of the people of Tampa Bay, focusing on meeting basic human needs and enhancing lives. All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Lightning Foundation helping to support its mission.

Support a great cause! –> Lightning vs Columbus Silent Auction

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Chicago Innovation Foundation Scholarship Ceremony with DePaul University

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Sandee Kastrul

Sandee Kastrul is the president and cofounder of i.c.stars. Founded in 1999 i.c.stars provides opportunities to break the cycle of poverty that limits inner-city youth. Through training in technology, in leadership and in business skills i.c.stars prepares change-driven, inner city future leaders to develop skills in business and technology for high-level careers in information technology (IT) and community leadership. As a speaker, Sandee is an engaging and inspiring storyteller drawing the connections between creativity, innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. As the founder of a non-profit and social enterprise Sandee discusses the powerful result of optimism and raising the standards for our communities with a unique perspective on Capitalism and Civil Rights.

Sandee has been working in education and transformation for over 2 decades. Her career in education has included focused work on cross-curricular integration strategies, diversity training and curriculum development. She worked as a teacher and consultant from early childhood classrooms through adult education affording her a wide perspective in effective project based learning techniques, leadership development, reverse mentoring and asset based pedagogy. Some career highlights include implementing a professional development program with Harold Washington College Career Center, designing a comprehensive science and civics interactive program for Jobs for Youth, developing and facilitating diversity trainings and cross cultural curriculum strategies for the Illinois Resource Center, the Merrillville School Corporation and creating artist in residency programs and training artists to work in classrooms for several performing arts organizations in Chicago.

Ms. Kastrul proudly serves on the board of Directors for PAVE, (Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment) North Branch Works, and Las Caras Lindas. Sandee received the NFBDPA(National Forum Black Public Administrators) Community Service Award in 2012 BDPA (Black Data Processors Association) leadership award in 2009, and the BDPA Spirit award in 2004.

Jim Alvarez

CEO Jim Alvarez founded AuctionsByCellular in May, 2011. He and his team managed 57 charity events that year and grew it almost ten-fold 18 months later to manage 500 events. Forty-two months later, and now ABC has helped over 2,000 nonprofits in 44 U.S. markets raise over $140 million from silent auctions and donations, including the American Heart Association, Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Cubs Charities.

After graduating from Indiana University, this entrepreneur fashioned a ‘no pain, no gain’ mindset.

In 2004 as a trader playing softball at night after the markets closed, a hamstring injury led Alvarez to invent the HammY golf putter. Three years later the HammY won a LPGA tournament by Natalie Gulbis, globally ranked 58th in putting, who moved to #3 using this game-changing putter.

Never sitting still for long, Alvarez bought two Sprint® stores in 2006, grew this investment to seven in two years, earned top dealer status and profitably sold them. Then he started a tanning business that led to him becoming partner in L.A. Tan, one of the largest privately held tanning salon chains in the nation with 180 locations.

In 2010 Alvarez founded the Amhurst Asylum. This former “psychiatric hospital” won best new haunted house by that year. In 2012, it was voted #3 ‘Official Haunted House Chicago Top 13’ from 118 haunts in the Midwest.

His team is now intent on a similarly successful path for AuctionsByCellular being just as freaky fast. A decade later, Alvarez is reminded of repeated success starting businesses in multiple industries.

Alvarez met his wife in the 4th grade and they were married in 2001. They have two small boys; Jax (4), and Asher (1). In his free time, Alvarez enjoys being a member of the Golfweek Rating Panel, and loves hitting the links as often as possible.

Holly Copeland

Holly Copeland currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Office of Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology (EIT), housed within the Il Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity. The management of EIT involves the direct oversight of 20+ staff and a $144 million portfolio that provides technical assistance & financial support for Illinois’ innovation ecosystem. Holly has made a concerted effort to make strategic investments that target the inclusion of women, girls, and communities of color in the innovation space. Additionally, Holly is also an advisory board member for the Il Institute of Technology IPRO program, where she has provided guidance, mentoring & advice.

Prior to her current tenure with the State of Illinois, Holly was the CEO of a privately held, boutique consulting firm, President of the Il Inaugural Committee, Governor Quinn’s Chief Operating Officer, & Director of Development for a statewide non-profit organization.

Holly has a Master’s Degree from Washington University in St. Louis in International Affairs/International Political Economy, a Master’s Degree from UofI in Public Administration & an undergrad from UofI in Business Administration. She was a YWCA Woman of Excellence nominee, is an active volunteer at her local Food Pantry, & the proud mother of two curious & creative daughters.

Andrea Sreshta

Andrea Sreshta is a current student in Chicago Booth’s Full-Time MBA Program and co-founder of LuminAID Lab, a company dedicated to innovative renewable energy solutions for humanitarian aid. The company’s first product, the LuminAID light is a low-cost, portable solar light designed for use in disaster relief situations as well as for the commercial camping market. The LuminAID light has been sold to individuals in more than 25 different countries around the world, and outreach projects with NGO partners have put more than 8000 donated lights on-the-ground in more than 15 countries including Haiti, India, Laos and the Philippines. LuminAID has been named an Up And Comer by the Chicago Innovation Awards, awarded the 100k Early Stage Prize in 2013 through the Clean Energy Trust in Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy, and was named the winner of Booth’s John Edwardson Social New Venture Challenge in 2012. Andrea and her business partner, Anna Stork, were also named Toyota Mothers of Invention at the 2014 Women in the World Summit. Sreshta previously worked in and studied design and architecture. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a Master’s in Architecture from Columbia University prior to attending Booth.

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Harbor Day School Men’s Event and Silent Auction

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Harbor Day School provides an academically challenging, well-balanced education in a nurturing, family-centered environment. Our traditional, yet innovative, curriculum develops eager, confident learners who think creatively and work collaboratively. Developing self-reliance, building strong moral character, and encouraging social responsibility are hallmarks of a Harbor Day education.

Support a great cause! –> Harbor Day School Men’s Event and Silent Auction

The HDS Men’s Event brings our male community together for a fun night with our guests having one common goal; supporting Harbor Day School.

Big Canyon Country Club
Friday, January 30, 2015
5:00 p.m. Cocktails and Silent Auction
6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Poker Tournament and Pub Games

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Inaugural Gala & Silent Auction

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Save the date for this year’s Inaugural Gala & Silent Auction. The Gala serves as the formal welcoming of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Board of Directors. Join us as we honor and recognize the outgoing members of the board for their hard work and efforts, and help us welcome the seven new members who will serve as your representatives for the next three years. The night is filled with dancing, networking and camaraderie, but also serves as a chance to look back on last year’s community accomplishments. Help start the year off right, by joining hundreds of our region’s top business executives at the 2015 Inaugural Gala & Silent Auction.

Support a great cause! –> Inaugural Gala & Silent Auction

The 2015 Inaugural Gala & Silent Auction runs from 6:00–11:00 p.m. on Friday, January 30 at Abbington Distinctive Banquets, 3s002 IL Route 53, Glen Ellyn, IL. Tickets are now available, and you can reserve your seats today for $150. Sponsorship and table pricing is available here.

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