"The event went great! Between our live and silent auction, we were able to raise over $45,000! That's $20,000 more than last year! Thank you so much for your assistance this year. We loved everything your organization was able to provide to us!"
Dimitra "Dee" Mantzaris
HANDS ACROSS THE BAY
"Just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you did. You were truly amazing and the night was flawless. What an incredible thing you have."
"Special Olympics Orange County is grateful to work with the expert staff at Silent Partners. Once the auction response letters were mailed, we immediately started to see a response. We were happy with the quality and quantity of gifts that included travel destinations near and far. Furthermore, Scott Merrin and his staff know what they are doing and took care of everything from creating the auction catalog and designing the auction venue, to setting up and running the auction on the night of the event. Their attentive staff were friendly and professional. When it came to the Fund an Athlete portion of the live auction, their auctioneer did an outstanding job and raised a record amount of donations for us, a wonderful accomplishment during these challinging economic conditions. We strongly recommend working with Silent Partners on your next auction."
SPECIAL OLYMPICS ORANGE COUNTY
"I think I speak for all of us when I say that SP delivered what was promised and was very good to work with."
THE HEALING CONSCIOUSNESS
"Thank you for your tremendous support of our largest fundraising event of the year. I have received nothing but rave reviews about the gala and the auction. Your attention to detail really helped us to execute all of the moving pieces of the live and silent auction. All of your staff members were true professionals."
UCLA SCHOOL OF NURSING
"I just wanted to say thank you to your staff for all of their hard work! Our auction was a huge success! An auction without Silent Partners is like hot chocolate without marshmallows!"
ST. SIMON AND JUDE SCHOOL
"Covenant House California has worked with Scott and his team for the past two years. They are a true "soup to nuts" operation and their hard work frees up significant staff time so that our team can focus on fund development. They do an excellent job with great results!"
COVENANT HOUSE CALIFORNIA
"We felt that the items Silent Partners were responsible for added tremendous value to our auction and we are very glad that we hired your organization to help us out. In addition to the fundraising aspect, this auction raised much awareness for Parmenter and gave our supporters something fun to talk about and participate in. We look forward to working with you in the future. Thanks again for all the auction items your mailing list, your staff, and your contacts provided."
PARMENTER COMMUNITY HEALTH & HOSPICE SERVICES
"The event was extremely successful thanks! We made $130,000! Feedback was extremely positive from attendees and we were very pleased with Silent Partners!"
Darcy D. Komejan, MA
CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER
"Your services were a life saver for our event. We had great gifts for our audience to bid on."
"I wanted to let you know that the FAAO had a very successful auction this last week in Chicago. In fact it was a record for the number of items and funds raised. We were able to expand the number of auction items procured by 50% this year."
FOUNDATION OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
"We are also so excited that we beat our numbers from last year. The SP items were a big help!"
CHAPARRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
We are very pleased! As you know, we get so wrapped up in the event, the sponsors, the auction, the décor, the guest list, selling tickets, raffle tickets, etc. that we sometimes overlook saying “thanks!” We are very pleased and have been bragging on you to our donors, board of directors, etc. We are already talking about next year!"
Brenda Hodges Vazquez
GEORGIA CENTER FOR CHILD ADVOCACY
"I want to thank you and your staff for your tireless effort and hard work. The auction was very organized and the evening ran extremely smoothly."
CITY OF HOPE
"Thank you, once again, for helping us to procure so many wonderful items! We’re bursting at the seams with great donations – it’s going to be a fantastic auction."
Morry Anne Angell
GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND
"Everything went smoothly! It was a first-class affair because of your first-rate organization. Along with the wide selection of auciton items, I was impressed with your auction catalog and your auction display at the hotel. I appreciate the diligence, work ethic, courtesy, and cooperation that you and everyone at Silent Partners displayed working with us at this event."
GLENDALE ADVENTIST MEDICAL CENTER
"The board has already given their go-ahead for next year, so book us. We've seen silent auctions before, but never quite like the way you operated yours."
SHARE OUR STRENGTH
"Your exceptional organizational skills, meticulous attention to detail, flexibility, problem-solving abilities, dedication, and amiability impressed our entire staff as well as our guests."
W. Oppenheim, MD
UCLA/ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL CENTER FOR CEREBRAL PALSY
"I can finally sleep the week before my events!"
ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
"Silent Partners is a truly professional organization soup to nuts - from item soliciation to display and cataloging to donor acknowledgements. The reason why Silent Partners is so wonderfully successful is because of Scott Merrin. Scott's excellent contact list is a direct result of his personal style and the fact that he works hard on building each relationship. The marketing approach and Scott's highly professional style appeal to businesses. Scott always creates a win-win opportunity for both donor and organization."
AMERICAN RED CROSS OF SANTA MONICA
"We could not be happier with your services. Seriously, the items that have come in are truly remarkable and fun! We will get you the final list, but our event would have been a lot different if we had not used your procurement solution. Also, your ears may have been burning yesterday afternoon. Our treasurer went to a event this past weekend where your team was running the auctions. She said it was the most organized and smooth auction she has ever seen (and this person does a lot of this kind of stuff). Your team was wearing their matching shirts and she said they could not have been more professional!"
FRIENDS OF THE CAROUSEL DANCE COMPANY
"Thanks for your help and for doing a great job acquiring donations."
ALS ASSOCIATION - ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER
"Hiring Silent Partners for our silent and live auctions was the best decision our organization ever made! We have netted more money at each of our four special events, and this could not have happened if we did not work with Silent Partners this Saturday as well. I will NEVER do an auction again without Silent Partners! Yes, having you as our partners has been such a blessing! Yes, I used the word blessing — couldn't think of another word! LIFESAVER."
POMONA VALLEY HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
"I wasn't the one who proved you wrong! I can't believe it! Everyone — Karen, our board, and staff — commented over and over how unbelievable your staff was. Wow. What a difference. Awesome, really. You'd think you all did this for a living! Oh, wait, you do! Please extend our thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this OUR MOST SUCCESSFUL EVENT EVER!"
"I wanted to take a moment to compliment you on your services this year. Even though we had little time to execute our requests, you really delivered and supported our efforts. We saw a tangible benefit to our partnership, and hope that will also be reflected in our income from the auction this Saturday as well."
Nora Gunn, CFRE
ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITALS FOUNDATION (TAMPA, FL)
"It was a true pleasure working Silent Partners. They are very organized, provide a wide selection of auction items, offer suggestions on packaging multiple gifts and have great customer service for any questions that may come up during planning. They make it easy, fun and take th stress off of coordinating the auction and allow you to concentrate on other event concerns. Silent Partners' team is smooth from start to finish and I would like to thank the entire staff for their hard work and support of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana."
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SANTA ANA
"Scott and his team proved to be a wonderful resource for our school's auction. The quality of items received from using their service helped to increase our revenue by 40% in the first year and another 15% over that in the second year. We are eternally grateful for teh professionalism and willingness to make this process so easy. We are again engaging Silent Partners services for a third eyar and are excited about what we may get! Thanks for making this process as easy and painless as you do!"
THE HARBOR SCHOOL
"Thank you so much for handling the silent and live raise the paddle auction portions of our Gala event. The evening was a huge success and we raised more money than at any other event in our school's history — on the very same day that the DOW hit a six year low! We could never have accomplished this success without your help and guidance--not to mention all the heavy lifting! Please relay my appreciation to your very capable and professional staff and we very much look forward to working with you again on our next gala event!"
Rabbi Robbie Tombosky
CONEJO JEWISH DAY SCHOOL
"I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the job your team did and how much we love Silent Partners! Your organization and you are the best thing that have ever happened to the Center. Everyone was great on Saturday and we can't wait to do it again. We couldn't be more grateful and appreciateive of you and your fabulous team!"
ST. JOSEPH CENTER
"Silent Partners made our lives so much easier and it was great fun opening the mail for months! The itesmw e received through Silent Partners added color and variety that we would otherwise have not secured through our committee. After using Silent Partners there's turning back to the same old same od of silent auctions."
"We were extremely pleased with your efforts! We had an excellent variety of items to offer our guests, that of which we would have never had otherwise! Thanks for all your help, and your patience!"