Long Beach Ronald McDonald House Charities
There is simply no one like him in this field! In my 14 years with this charity, I have never worked with anyone like Randy Gordon.
Our biggest special event of the year, the 6th annual "A Few Good Men" gala, had 1,200 guests in attendance. Randy, as our auctioneer, delivered the best results we've ever seen! Our call to action ("live ask") with Randy at the mic generated $206,000 for mission within 15 minutes - the largest revenue we've seen in the entire Southern California region.
I experienced an outpouring of praise for Randy's auctioneering skills.
Museum of Latin American Art
I have worked in the creative field for many years. I pride myself on selecting and working with the best talent in the business. Randy Gordon's skill set fits in that description. He is a very talented auctioneer who is very dedicated to his craft.
He has been the auctioneer of the last two MOLAA Galas, two of our highest grossing Galas in terms of gross revenue. In 2018 Randy helped us achieve $105,000 which represented 26% of our total gross revenue. In 2019, Randy generated $94,000 for MOLAA through his work as our auctioneer, which represented 32% of our gross revenue. Randy is the consummate professional and as an auctioneer, he is exceptionally talented at generating excitement and encouraging people to bid, buy, and donate. Randy is one of the best and he receives my highest recommendation as an auctioneer for non-profit fundraising events.
Lourdes I. Ramos-Rivas Ph.D.
President & CEO
Miller Children's Hospital
"My family and I would like to thank you for a fantastic job you did as auctioneer for our second "Cooking Up Dreams" event. Despite the room having a broken-up floor plan and the P.A. system utilizing only one speaker, your commanding voice and energy really got the crowd going!! The guests were truly engaged in the auction; you could feel the excitement-. You are a true professional!
Despite the challenges you were faced with, we were able to raise considerable amounts for each auction item. In fact, you were able to sell two chefs dinners instead of one, turning it into a bidding war and raising the value even higher. It was really fun to watch!”
Founder, Cooking Up Dreams
Aquarium of the Pacific
"We are so appreciative of our partnership. You have been an integral part of the event's continued growth and success, and we are extraordinarily grateful for your services as our exclusive live auctioneer. It is because of your phenomenal auctioneering that this year's Sea Fare, our tenth, was an overall record breaking success. $49,800 was raised during the live auction. Your ability to generate palpable energy and excitement in the Great Hall of the Pacific created one of the most exceptional live auctions in Aquarium history."
Jerry R. Schubel
President and CEO
The Rancho Los Alamitos
Thank you! Thank you! You really hit it out of the ballpark for our recent fundraiser, Farm Dinner at the Ranch! Thank you for being the Rancho's auctioneer extraordinaire at our special event. A lot of the evening's ambiance and warmth are attributable to the upbeat, authentic, and friendly environment you created. It is a pleasure to work with a professional - an auctioneer with your people skills, energy, awareness, knowledge of the community, and just plain auctioneering expertise.
I also appreciate the time you spent with the team before and after the event to help us strategize, review, and make plans for an even more successful event next year. Your insights and advice are highly valued.
Pamela Young Lee
Long Beach Library Foundation
"You did it again! We raised more than $150,000 for our public Library Foundation, setting a new record! As always, your true marketing salesmanship and caring heart for community causes put us over the top. You have such an excellent style and pumped up our crowd and encouraged them to empty their pockets. We thank you for your long-running partnership. You are simply the best."
HACER McDonalds Hispanic Operators
"We cannot begin to thank you for the amazing job you did for our live auction. Your wit and charm helped us bring in over $40,000; about our projected income goal. We are grateful to you for your willingness to help us out year after year."
Your friends at HACER McDonalds Hispanic Operators, Southern CA
“Randy did an outstanding job as our auctioneer. He met with us a few weeks before the auction to assist us and prepare for the live auction. He took the time to understand each of our live items. He did a great job reading the crowd and getting maximum bids. Randy Rocks! He had prepared note cards on each item was ready to go. He motivated the crowd and got them bidding quickly. He raised a lot of money in a short period time!”
Women Shelter of Long Beach
"Auctioneer extraordinaire is what I call Randy Gordon!! His skill at helping organizations raise money is quite amazing. Randy knows the secret to encouraging people to donate even when they're not quite there yet!
During our recent event, Randy was able to maximize our revenues without making our guests feel at all uncomfortable. He has a great sense of humor and was able to keep the crowd entertained and involved during the entire Live Auction and the Direct Giving portions of our event.
Our Auction/Direct Giving surpassed the goals that we had set and I know that it was because of Randy's abilities to get people to donate to our worthy cause and feel good about it."
Mary Ellen Mitchell
Long Beach City College
"The LBCC Foundation was fortunate to have Randy Gordon serve as Live Auctioneer for our 90th Anniversary Celebration Gala. This was the first time the Foundation has ever conducted a live ask to directly support our programs at the College. Thanks to Randy, we raised over $50,000! It was a very successful evening that would not have been nearly as successful without Randy's support. He helped us craft the ask from start to finish and it exceeded our expectations.”
Long Beach City College
Steel Magnolias Long Beach
I can’t say enough good things about Randy Gordon! With him as our auctioneer, Steel Magnolias raised more money at our recent fundraiser than we dreamed possible! He created excitement and enthusiasm for each item, got friendly competition going between bidders, and had everyone smiling and laughing the entire time. More than that, Randy’s knowledge and experience were invaluable even before our event. He worked with me to identify the best items for our silent and live auctions, made suggestions for how to best showcase the times, and made other recommendations that resulted in allowing our event to be one of the most successful we have ever had! Thank you, Randy, for all your help and great work.
Steel Magnolias, Long Beach
Arroyo Elementary School
Following an event for the Ronald McDonald house where I witnessed Randy work his magic first hand, I introduced myself and asked for his card knowing Arroyo Elementary would need an auctioneer for our Spring Fundraiser Gala. From the moment I contacted Randy about our event, he was enthusiastic, responsive and professional. He took the time to learn about our school's needs, the goals we were hoping to achieve through the fundraiser and the details of the event. Our goals were his goals...and he exceeded them significantly! He was able to secure the single highest live auction bid and largest Fund a Need total our school fundraiser has ever had. Arroyo Elementary, the PTA and the Spring Fundraiser Committee are extremely grateful to Randy and hope to have him back in the years to come!
Romy Rechil Kirchoff
Long Beach City College Foundation
"The LBCC Foundation and LBCC Athletics partnered together for the first live event in two years since the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 19th, LBCC Foundation and LBCC Athletics hosted the 17th Annual Hall of Champions Awards Banquet. We were very fortunate to have Randy Gordon, a member of our Board of Governors serve as the Live Auctioneer for this event. This was the first time the Foundation has ever conducted a live ask to directly support our the athletic programs at the College. Thanks to Randy, we raised over $13,000 from this small event. Although the number seems small, it was a huge success for our event that has never been a fundraising event in the past. We are incredibly grateful for the support from Randy and for all the input and guidance he provided in order for us to be successful."
Gina L. Mascaro
Long Beach City College Foundation