year we get the same donations... We are looking for
some new and unique items.
A major part of the service we offer our clients is
the solicitation to our highly developed donor database.
We have spent many years customizing and constantly
updating the thousands of contacts in our database.
These include hotels and resorts around the world, airlines,
restaurants throughout the United States, sports and
Hollywood celebrities in addition to local attractions.
work with you to develop an appropriate letter requesting
a donation and send this personalized letter to our
contacts asking for a very specific donation item. Because
our letters are addressed to our contact person instead
of “To whom it may concern,” you can enjoy
as much as a 25% return. (That means that you may receive
anywhere from 200 to 400 auction donations! And remember,
this is only from our list of contacts. We are sure
you have an amazing list as well.) Many people ask us
“how do you ask the same contacts over and over
for donations?” The beauty of what we do is that
we don’t – you do! The letter is written
on your letterhead, not ours. They are donating to your
cause, not ours. We truly are your “Silent Partners.”
We have been able to secure some big-ticket items
in the past, but they donate only once and not year
The President of Silent Partners, Scott
Merrin, has over 21 years of experience working
as a Marketing Executive with several top airlines.
Scott has outstanding contacts with airlines, hotels
and cruise lines. He realizes that these businesses
are looking for a return on their investment for their
highly desirable donations. The professional manner
in which Silent Partners markets the auction and offers
many facets of exposure to the donors, has won acclaim
from American Airlines, Qantas Airways, Hilton Worldwide,
Ritz-Carlton, Fairmont Hotels and the St. Regis Hotel,
to name a few.