Nonprofit and Silent Auction Events

We are proud to partner with so many amazing organizations all across the country. See our events below!

Harvest Ball and Freedom of Movement Black Tie Gala 2015

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This weekend is packed full of events and in Chicago both the Chicago Botanic Gardens and the Arthritis Foundation are hosting their big end of the year events.

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Harvest Ball – The Guild of the Chicago Botanic Garden presents its Annual Harvest Ball on Saturday, September 19. The Chicago Botanic Garden in all its fall beauty serves as the backdrop for the Harvest Ball. With 385 acres of public gardens, 26 distinct gardens, four natural areas, and 80 acres of lakes, the Garden offers a unique location for an evening of dinner and dancing.

The black-tie garden party begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner and live auction that features domestic and international packages.

arthritis foundFreedom of Movement Black Tie Gala – On Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at the Drake Hotel, the Arthritis Foundation will honor Aaron G Rosenberg M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and a senior partner with Midwest Orthopedics at Rush with their Annual Freedom of Movement Award, recognizing his career accomplishments and dedication addressing the needs of arthritis patients and caregivers.

The Freedom of Movement Award is the largest fundraising event of the year for the Arthritis Foundation. It is an event that acknowledges leaders in the advancement of research and awareness for the management, prevention, and cure of arthritis, the most common cause of disability in the United States. The Black Tie Gala, now in its twenty-sixth year, is established as a special evening of recognition, attracting business, corporate and medical professionals.

Also check out these other Chicago-based events:

Fighting for Families – Do it for Dew:

Sycamore Education Foundation – Take Root:

Hockey Expo USA:

Trinity Services – Annual Dinner/Dance:

Team Podz – 2nd Annual Team Podz Memorial Golf Outing:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chicago – Tailgate 2015:


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Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver – Flight to Luxury Hangar Event

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Friday, September 18, 2015 – 5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

This will be a night to remember…. a night to make a difference. A ‘Hangar Charity Event’ Benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver.

The 6th Annual Flight to Luxury Hangar Party will be held at two of Denver’s private jet hangars: XJet and Signature Flight Support, at Centennial Airport. Presented by Cuvée, the event will showcase custom-couture private villas by Cuvée, elite jets, exotic cars, and live entertainment.

Their goal is to make Flight to Luxury the largest annual fundraising event that Boys & Girls Clubs has by raising $1,000,000 for the charity.


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Hogle Zoo Using Gesture to Fundraise at Zoo Rendezvous Event


Tonight is a big night in Salt Lake City, UT when Utah’s Hogle Zoo hosts their annual Zoo Rendezvous (

Journey back in time with fellow Dandies, Damsels and Dinos all dedicated to Utah’s Hogle Zoo. Indulge on delicious creations 100% donated by a variety of local dining establishments and caterers. Enjoy live music and entertainment throughout the Zoo and exclusive animal encounters. Attire is casual to fancy, with old-tyme steampunk panache. Be sure to adorn your feet comfortably to explore and travel the Zoo Rendezvous Road. Rain or shine, FULL STEAM AHEAD!

Not only is Zoo Rendezvous an evening of fun and excitement, it also provides funding dedicated solely to animal care as well as habitat and capital improvements.

By supporting their fundraising event you can help them continue to provide unforgettable experiences and serve as an invaluable community resource.

The Zoo cares for hundreds of animals representing 217 species. Twenty-eight of these species are considered threatened or endangered.

Go to to see all the items available for the mobile silent auction!



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Mobile Bidding Hits Nashville and Memphis


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The state that is home to country music has boosted their performance in the charitable giving world. Teaming up with Gesture to create a mobile bidding platform for donors to up the ante has turned into a huge success for a handful of organizations around Nashville and the buzz has crossed the state to Memphis as well.

Both the Memphis Grizzlies NBA team and the Nashville Predators NHL team have partnered with Gesture to amplify bidding during their charitable silent auctions. Fans have access to the unique silent auction at their fingertips. The success of these campaigns has brought Gesture to other venues and organizations in both cities including the Stars Foundation, Noyes Brain Tumor Foundation, and Stax Music Academy.

Gesture is excited to bring state-of-the-art technology combined with boundless energy and experience to the Memphis and Nashville communities. It is a testament to these communities and their charitable attitudes that these events have all been successful.

Looking to enhance your next silent auction event? Contact Gesture today and Make Hope Happen!

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Hats Off for Thomas Gala Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction

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Thanks to everyone’s generosity, 100% of the auction proceeds will benefit Lurie’s Children’s Hospital, local pediatric cancer patients and their families.
It’s All About Kids is a 501(C)3 non-for-profit corporation devoted to helping children with cancer and their families. We are a 100% volunteer organization.
Hat’s Off For Thomas Gala-2014 will be celebrating the fact that these children seem to be “Singing in the Rain”. They are always in good spirits and are always trying to make there families happy! We celebrate “the sun in their hearts”!!
Call us at 815-482-1985 For information on how you can get involved for next year’s event.

Support a great cause! –> Hats Off for Thomas Gala Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction

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Whiskey, Wine and Wishes (Mobile Bidding & Silent Auction)

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You’re cordially invited back to the Roaring 20s – Where money and whiskey flowed freely and men and women dressed to the Nines and danced the night away. Our ‘Night with Gatsby’ will benefit Make-A-Wish Colorado!

Support a great cause! –> Whiskey, Wine and Wishes Silent Auction and Mobile Bidding
The evening features fine food, silent and live auctions, dancing to Soul School, and let’s not forget about the local wines, whiskeys and signature drinks.

So join us for one night only at Whiskey, Wine and Wishes!

When: Friday, August 28, 2015
Where: Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Center for Performing Arts
(1101 13th St, Denver, CO 80204)

Silent Auction and Cocktails at 6:00 p.m.
Buffet, craft cocktails and wine stations from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Live Auction at 7:45 p.m.
Program at 8:00 p.m. followed by dancing!

Contact Patti Forsythe, Director of Events & Promotions, at (303) 750-9474 or for event details and sponsorship information.

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Black Iris Ball Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction

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Join us on Saturday, August 29

This will not only be the Fine Arts Center’s biggest fundraiser of the year, an event that supports all our amazing programming and outreach efforts, it also will be the social event of the year. Presented during the FAC’s Year of Georgia O’Keeffe, and celebrating the only regional offering of the blockbuster exhibition, Eloquent Objects: Georgia O’Keeffe and Still-Life Art in New Mexico, the Black Iris Ball honors O’Keeffe’s simple, elegant aesthetic with a luminous summer evening soiree.

The black-tie evening includes:
–A masterpiece of a dinner by Garden of the Gods Gourmet
–Live Music, Entertainment, and a few surprises
–Live, silent and online auctions
–Access to the most gorgeous, most talked-about exhibition in the region

Support a great cause! –> Black Iris Ball Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction

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Sargento & Johnsonville Make-A-Wish Golf Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction

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We look forward to seeing you during our Sargento & Johnsonville Make-A-Wish Golf Event to benefit Make-A-Wish Wisconsin on Monday, August 24th at the beautiful and private Pine Hills Country Club in Sheboygan.

We have lots of amazing treasures on our live & silent auction for you to bid on to help make wishes come true! With your support, the gift of a wish will help hundreds of children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their life-threatening medical conditions this year.

Support a great cause! –> Sargento & Johnsonville Make-A-Wish Golf Mobile Bidding & Silent Auction

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Give Hope Back | Lobsterfest 2015 Mobile Bidding & Silent Auction

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Give Hope Back is not your ordinary, non-profit organization. We are a group of 30-somethings from all walks of life that are trying to inspire our peers to take an active role in fulfilling the needs of the next generation. We will host and raise money for children’s organizations that are dedicated to research, safety, and health in Kansas City.

Support our cause! –> Give Hope Back | Lobsterfest 2015 Mobile Bidding & Silent Auction

Let’s do something, together, for the children.

Give Hope Back is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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Junior Achievement of Utah Golf Classic Mobile Bidding & Silent Auction

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Junior Achievement of Utah was established in 1956 to educate Utah’s students in work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. JA programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace.

Support a great cause! –> Junior Achievement of Utah Golf Classic Mobile Bidding & Silent Auction

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Yacht Blast For Kids Mobile Bidding & Silent Auction

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“Yacht Blast for Kids” was founded in 2009 with the intent to provide Make-A-Wish children, along with their families, an opportunity to spend an afternoon in Milwaukee’s harbor, aboard a yacht. With the support of yacht owners, corporate sponsors & volunteers, this event provides wish kids a day to be just kids while raising funds & community awareness for the Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, an organization that enriches the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The impact a wish experience has on children, families, sponsors & event communities has been life-changing for all those involved.

In its seventh year, “Yacht Blast for Kids” has granted over 85 wishes through generous donations of time, talent and treasures from Southeastern Wisconsin. The day’s events feature some of the finest yachts – and kids ready to break through the waves! The night is topped-off at the VIP After Blast Party.

Support a great cause! –> Yacht Blast For Kids Mobile Bidding & Silent Auction

Interested in Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction in your area? Contact our Gesture Team: or call 888.748.2323

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