“To serve and to serve well is the highest fulfillment one can know.”
This quote is one Halie often looks to when working with clients all over the U.S. It is extremely important to her to do the very best job for her clients. She enjoys trailing every organization she works with, learning the history and significance behind their mission and core values, as well as giving a performance of a lifetime on the stage. Halie is truly blessed to raise funds for such phenomenal causes. She truly adores and appreciates the relationships built and retained by each and every single client.
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what they’re saying
“Valley Christian Schools transitioned this year to a virtual auction. We knew this was necessary with the current state of things, however, there was anxiousness in planning an event we could not visualize. We had the same goals and needs that we identified before the pandemic and hitting those targets seemed even more urgent. Because of this, it was vitally important to secure the right auctioneer – one that not only knew how to work a crowd but also knew how to lead an event on camera and online. We absolutely found her – Halie Behr.
Halie impressed us from day 1. She was completely invested in our Auction. She was prepared for every call and guided us with best practices and her expertise. When Halie arrived for our Auction, she impressed us even further with her interest in all areas of Valley Christian Schools. She was inquisitive, focused and determined to make our event the best it could be. Halie took her role seriously. When the show started, she was completely locked in.
During the show, Halie brought the energy. She had done hours of research and listening which translated into an on air experience filled with “unique to Valley” stories while making connections to donors, staff, parents throughout. Our viewers were impressed by Halie and the comments are still pouring in.
We far exceeded our goals for the night and this is in large part, due to Halie Behr. We would not hesitate to invite Halie back to Valley Christian Schools for any virtual OR live event again!”
“If you’re looking to pull off a successful live auction or paddle raise, Halie Behr is your gal! Her energy, passion and spunk is unparalleled. Prior to our event, we worked closely with Halie on scripting to ensure our organization’s message was clear and that the content was fresh. It was obvious that Halie had spent much time studying our organization so that she was familiar with what we stand for and how we serve the community. Many of our attendees shared how great Halie was and what energy she brought to the event. We look forward to working with her again!”
“Halie gets non-profits. She understands fundraising/auctions from a non-profit’s perspective and what’s important to convey to the audience about that organization – its story, what funds will be used for, its importance and responsibility to those it supports.
Halie does her homework. We sent her information on our Fund-A-Need project but she went above and beyond to understand it, doing her own research and putting it into language our bidders would understand and relate to.
Halie’s energy is contagious which is exactly what you want from your auctioneer. She was a fresh face who was engaging and who, even in a virtual environment, was able to inspire an unseen audience to action.
Halie inserts herself into the action. She was a registered bidder for our auction and participated; she even called out (in a fun way) those who were bidding against her. She endeared herself to our audience by complimenting Duluth, the hotel where she was staying and St. Luke’s.
Halie is really good at what she does and how she does it.
Our Circle of Light Committee weighed in on Halie at our zoom wrap-up meeting. Here are their thoughts about her:
“she dressed the part”
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.”
“Halie excels on several levels: her enthusiasm and genuine commitment to her client and to their non-profit mission; her outgoing personality, which translates well during the actual auction; and her studiousness in learning about both the organization and the items to be auctioned. She is a quick study with a friendly approach. She earns the moniker, Fundaneer!”
“I have worked with Halie for a number of years on events for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Not only is Halie incredibly professional, but she takes the time to truly get to know the client or organization and learn about the event she is about to step into by scheduling calls and regular check ins. She exudes passion in everything that she does and truly loves the kids of St. Jude. We are so grateful to have a person like Halie support these kids!”
“Halie brought such a great energy to our auction. She and her team were very professional and did a great job raising money at our gala.”
“Halie was introduced to us by a mutual friend as our standard EMC/ auctioneer was not available. We had never paid for an auctioneer in the past. I interviewed Halie and was extremely impressed with her knowledge, effective presentation, supporting materials and enthusiasm. From there it was an easy sell to our Board.
Halie became an integral team member for our group planning our annual event and fundraiser. Her suggestions were invaluable in effectively timelining the entire event to maximize entertaining our participants while facilitating the best price for auction items and our paddleraising. She literally is a wonder to behold using her auctioning skills. She captivated all present and could read the crowd extremely well working individuals with the greater financial potential. She was great in making item winners feel really good about their successful bid, so they would continue to bid. The feedback on Halie was overwhelmingly positive from all participants. We look forward to working with her on future events.”
“Halie was a wonderful addition to our Wilder Elementary Spring Auction!
She went beyond the basic auctioneer duties and helped us throughout the evening. During our paddle raise and live auction, she used her witty humor and enthusiasm to capture the audience of 300+ people and go beyond our goals. Our parents and auction team loved her! We already asked her to work with us again next year!”