Nonprofit and Silent Auction Events

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

Gesture – Giving Back

charity Middle school is rough for most kids. You’re not yet an adult but you want to be treated like one. Middle school is even harder for children living in severe poverty, like the children of the Anna Julia Cooper School where approximately 10,000 families live in housing units with annual incomes of less than $10,000. As a kid I didn’t grow up in a metro housing project, but life in rural Iowa had its own struggles. After a debilitating college football injury took full use of my right arm I began to take note of the people along the way who cared about me and showed a genuine concern for wanting more out of my life. The motto at AJCS is exactly that. This tuition free school provides children of limited means with a stable and caring environment to obtain a private education. It hopes to change the trajectory of their life. I’m blessed to have been able to show these kids that they matter by sponsoring their spring carnival. This event, free to the community, will provide a day of fun for children who desperately seek it. I could have gone a different path, but because people cared for me and genuinely cared about me…I learned to care about myself and my own life trajectory changed. I’m simply returning the favor.

About Clint’s Featured Charity:
charity We’re going to throw a spring carnival for an entire community in need on May 3rd from 11:00am-3:00pm. Thanks to your generosity we’ll be able to keep this FREE for the children and families of North Church Hill. Your gift will help us host 300-400 children for a day of food, fun and laughter. (Now that’s getting a real “bang for your buck”). Please consider making a donation to sponsor admission for a child in need of good ole’ fashioned fun. Your gift will make the difference in the life of a child from my neighborhood. – Thank you!


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Diamond Affair

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Hosted by Mrs Rikki Andreas, Mrs Kim Amsalem and Mrs Julie Shafer

The 2nd Annual Red Cross Diamond Affair Gala. The event includes Cocktails and Hors D’ oeurves, a special presentation of the Inez Andreas Award, open bar, silent auction Illinois, entertainment by Millennium Productions, St Louis MO.

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When: APRIL 26, 2014

Time: 5:30PM – 9:30PM

Where: Country Club of Decatur
135 N Country Club Rd
Decatur , IL 62521

Buy your Diamond Affair tickets online today!

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A Black & White Affair Charity Event Mobile Bidding by Gesture

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Save the date for A Black & White Affair on April 25th at 6:30 PM at the Doubletree Esplanade in Downers Grove. It’s our signature Naperville event and promises to be a fabulous evening.

Three Awardees will be honored at the event:
Distinguished Donor: Anne Shannon
Share the Care Champion: Michael Hoffman, MD
Volunteer Extraordinaire: UPS

There will be dining, dancing and entertainment and much more to benefit Almost Home Kids.

Tickets are $150 and can be purchased at: https://give.almosthomekids.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=300

Silent Auction: http://almosthome.myab.co
For more information please contact elarsen@almosthomekids.org

About Gesture:
At Gesture, 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. To find out more, CONTACT US today.

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CureSearch Hosts First Online Charity Auction! Mobile Bidding powered by Gesture

charity This year’s MJ Golf Classic Auction is available online! Starting Friday, April 18, anyone can bid on the one-of-a-kind items available, like tickets to the Franklin Templeton Shootout, an opportunity to attend a Michigan State Football practice and get a behind the scenes look at the stadium, airline tickets, and unique sports memorabilia!
Proceeds from the MJ Golf Classic Auction benefit CureSearch and help us continue to fund innovative and targeted children’s cancer research.
The MJ Golf Classic started 14 years ago, and has always been dedicated to raising funds for cancer research. During its history, the event has raised more than $5 million to help fight cancer. This exciting event features the infamous Friday Night Speedway Kick-Off Bash at the Texas Motor Speedway where guests can participate in the Texas Driving Experience, Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament, or enjoy food & drinks.
Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of the action. Click here to browse some of the exciting items up for bid!

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Gesture: Gesture Easy Mobile Bidding Check-in / Bidding / Checkout


At Gesture, our mobile bidding software makes it easier than ever for charities to raise money with silent auctions.

When you arrive at the event, a Gesture Pro will pre-swipe your credit card to expedite check out. We’ll ask you for your cell phone number. From there, you’ll receive a text message to your cell phone with a link to take you to your personal bidding page. Once you register with a Gesture Pro, you’ll receive a text message to your cell phone. Click on the blue link, which will take you to your personal bidding page. From here, you can scroll through all the items that are available. When you’re ready to bid, click on the item. You can view a better description of the item here and place your bid. It’s already populated with the next highest bid amount. If you want to make a donation on your cell phone, you’ll click the donate tab. From here you can click the green $ and enter a donation amount. When you’re ready to check out at the end of the night, you’ll click the “My Activity” button and you’ll simply click this button to pay via credit card.

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CHICAGO CUBS BRICKS AND IVY BALL Charity Event Powered by Gesture

charity event Join Cubs players, coaches, alums, owners and management for a dinner on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 for the Party of the Century. Guests will enjoy cocktails, a premium silent and live auction and entertainment.

Date: April 23, 2014
Location: The Field Museum
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Attire: Cocktail attire is requested
Individual ticket price: $600

The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. at The Field Museum and will attract guests from all over the city and suburbs, as well as local celebrities, business leaders, philanthropists and more. All proceeds benefit Cubs Charities. Reservations are held at the door. Thank you for your interest in the Bricks and Ivy Ball. Individual ticket prices are $600. Thank you for supporting Cubs Charities. CLICK HERE.

Photos from 2013 Gala: Click Here

Cubs Charities and Cubs Care, a fund of the McCormick Foundation, have donated a total of more than $23 million to Chicago area non-profits since 1991. In 2013, Cubs Charities launched three signature programs providing direct impact in Chicago communities: the Cubs Scholars program, Cubs on the Move Fitness Trolley, and the Cubs Charities Diamond Project. In addition, Cubs Charities, through McCormick Foundation’s Cubs Care, annually supports over 40 nonprofit programs focused on youth sports, health and wellness, and education for at-risk youth. Sponsorship of the Cubs Bricks and Ivy Ball is an investment in people and communities across Chicago and beyond.

About Gesture:
At Gesture, 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. To find out more, contact us today.

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SXSW Cares BIG CHARITY BENEFIT Online Auction hosted by Gesture

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The SXSW Cares Online Auction is live! To access the Austin-flavored auction – with bicycles, guitars, and gift certificates for everything from DJ classes to tattoos to queso – text “SXSWCARES” to 52182 or start bidding here.

The SXSW Cares Big Benefit is a community-wide fundraiser for the SXSW Cares Fund, a donation program created to help those affected by the tragic events of March 13, 2014 and future possible events. Donations to the SXSW Cares Fund at the Austin Community Foundation will be disbursed to those most affected through the Victim Services Division of the Austin Police Department with help from SXSW, Mohawk, the American Red Cross and the Austin Community Foundation.

About Gesture:
At Gesture, 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. To find out more, contact us today.

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Women of Achievement Awards Dinner (Silent Auction & Mobile Bidding Chicago)

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WHO: The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913 in Chicago, is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry through programs and services that counteract hatred and prejudice.
WHAT: The 21st Annual Women of Achievement Awards Dinner honors women who are outstanding in their field of specialty. These women embody the spirit and philosophy of ADL through their efforts to improve communication and understanding among the diverse racial, religious and ethnic communities of Chicago. The ADL is dedicated to defending democratic ideals, safeguarding civil rights, and combating anti-Semitism, prejudice, discrimination and bigotry of all kinds. The Women of Achievement Awards Dinner is one of the largest events in Chicago honoring a diverse roster of women leaders. The 2014 recipients are:

Janice Block General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Kaplan, Inc.
Julie Howard CEO, Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Cheryle R. Jackson Vice President, Government Affairs and Corporate Development, AAR Corp
Jennifer Sucher Restructuring and Bankruptcy Executive Counsel, GE Capital
Sheila Kennedy 2014 Humanitarian Awardee
Event Co-Chairs include Carol Anne Been Partner, Dentons US LLP, Norma Maloney Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, Entertaining Company, Suzanne Prysak Partner, Jenner & Block LLP.

The evening will be emceed by Kathy Brock, Gesture7.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

TIME: 5:30 pm-8:30 pm

WHERE: Chicago Hilton

720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60605

ADL Contact: To inquire about tickets or sponsorship please contact Sally Arnold, ADL Assistant Director of Development, at sarnold@adl.org All press inquiries should be forwarded to Jenna Benn Shersher, ADL Associate Regional Director, at jbenn-shersher@adl.org

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Development Officer Survival Guide “Speed Dating” with Recruiters (Silent Auction & Mobile Bidding New Jersey)

mobile bidding Luncheon Development Officers Survival Guide: Strategies for Managing your Fundraising Career
Whether you are new to the fundraising profession or a seasoned fundraiser, having a plan for your next career move will position you for job opportunities that will offer increasing responsibility and commensurate compensation. Learn from seasoned fundraising professionals who provide Executive Search Services to a range of non-profit institutions for mid-level and senior fundraising professionals.

Target Audience: new to the profession through senior level professionals

Workshop: “Speed Dating” with the Recruiters
Seize this opportunity to have face-time with professionals who do high level executive fundraising searches for non-profit organizations. Learn the key things you need to do to snag that next plum fundraising position.
Target Audience: mid- to senior-level professionals.CFRE_ContEd_Logo14

Moderator
Dees, CharlesCharles R. Dees, Jr.
Vice President, University Advancement; President & COO
Foundation at NJIT

Panelists
Freeman, GailGail L. Freeman
President & Founder
Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC
Kalish, MarkMark I. Kalish, CFRE

President
Kalish & Associates, Inc.
Racette, NancyNancy K. Racette, CFRE
Principal & COO
Development Resources, Inc.
April 1, 2008. Brookline, MA.Staff photos for Development Guild DDI.William Weber, Ed.D.
President, Principal
Development Guild/DDI
Read more about the speakers here.

To Register: CLICK HERE

Interested in Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction in the New Jersey area? Contact:
David Hamilton
Business Development Manager
Direct: 973-580-6017

About Gesture:
At Gesture, 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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First Priority’s 15 Annual Golf Charity Silent Auction – Mississippi

golf charity The excitement has reached a fever pitch and we are all anxious to get to Temple Baptist on April 3. We have added a new feature this year, Electronic Bidding on all silent auction items for our golf charity auction. All Bidding will be done through your own cell phone or computer! You can bid from anywhere, anytime before the close of the auction right from your own device! You even get an update if you are outbid!

Silent Auction Update:
It’s online now: http://priority.myab.co. Click on the provided link, register for the event, view the items and begin BIDDING!

After you register you will get a welcome text message and then there are 4 ways to bid:
By Text – Text the 3-digit item number and amount to the welcome message you receive, e.g., 101 500, no dollar signs or decimals are needed.

By Smartphone – Click the link in your registration text. It will take you to a personal bidding page. Click on an item and place a bid, it’s that simple.

By Computer- click on an item and place a bid.

By “Personal Shopper” on event night – Find a Gesture staff in a RED shirt and they will be happy to place your bids for you.

Hosted by Gesture – Gesture!
Please don’t hesitate to contact us at this address should you have any questions between now and the event.

First Priority is a ministry of the local church dedicated to equipping youth to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. Please take a look around our website, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Please click on the PayPal Button at the bottom of the page if you would like to become a partner with us as we help students reach students for Christ. To see how your giving can make a difference, check out become a donor.

Interested in Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction in the Mississippi area? Contact www.Gesture.com or call us at 888.748.2323

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Kidney Gift of Life Gala in Pittsburgh

auctions-by-cellularThe Kidney Gift of Life Gala is a premier Pittsburgh event that recognizes the important work of the National Kidney Foundation in our community and truly is a night to celebrate LIFE!

To accommodate the growing size of the event, we will be holding the 2014 Kidney Gift of Life Gala at the Heinz Field – East Club Lounge on Saturday, March 22, 2014. In 2013, the Gala was a record-breaker sell-out and raised over $165,000. This year, we are looking to raise the bar and set our goal at $195,000.

Join Pittsburgh’s own, Mike Clark from WTAE-TV and Elena LaQuatra, model and one of Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest as the evening kicks off at 5pm with a special VIP Reception followed by a cocktail hour beginning at 6pm where guests can network, enjoy live entertainment by Protege, and preview silent and live auction packages.

If you are interested in joining us, becoming a Gala sponsor, purchasing an ad or need more information, please contact Jade Holtzinger at (412) 261-4115 ext. 19 or via email at jade.holtzinger@kidney.org

For more details regarding this fun-filled entertaining evening, please visit our event page:

http://www.kidney.org

Hope to see you there!

Interested in Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction in the Pittsburgh area? Contact:
Gesture
888.748.2323
partners@gesture.com
1315 W 22nd St, Oak Brook, IL 60523

About Gesture:

At Gesture, 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 Debut First In-Game Auction with Gesture

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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. Silent auctions will be held during every home game of the 2013-2014 season.

To START BIDDING TEXT KINGS TO 52182 or visit KINGS.MYAB.CO

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 www.Gesture.com or call us at 888.748.2323

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