Fundraising Services

Why Patrick O'Neill

Benefit auctions for non-profit organizations and private schools are the mainstay of Patrick O'Neill's auction career, and he is committed to the fundraising success of his clients. Toward that end, he gives each client individualized attention, provides consultation services and emphasizes the live auction portion of the event to yield optimum revenue.

Patrick follows a simple, though highly effective, philosophy: Identify the unique needs of the client, then develop and execute a strategic plan that is customized to meet those needs.

  • Over 25 years of auctioneer experience
  • Engaging and charismatic personality
  • Dynamic communicator
  • Energetic and intuitive performer
  • Uncanny ability to pleasantly persuade
  • Detail oriented and results driven

Auction Services

Patrick O'Neill can consult you and your organization through all levels of the auction process. From marketing outreach to production, staffing, account management and reconciliation; Patrick O'Neill has the resources and the knowledge to expertly guide you toward achieving your goals.


"I am delighted to recommend a stellar auctioneer, Mr. Patrick O'Neill. If you're in the market for a skilled auctioneer who has the natural ability to read and engage your crowd and create bidding excitement for your event, look no further. This is your man!

Durham Academy has sponsored a benefit auction annually for the past 28 years. Three years ago, at the recommendation of another independent day school, we hired Patrick O'Neill. Our only mistake was not finding him sooner! In the first year, he increased our profit more than $20,000 over the prior year.

Patrick is charming, professional and has an innate talent for successfully reaching into the pockets of guests. He is an expert at his craft. "

Christine B. Mark
Associate Director of Development
Director of Annual Giving, Durham Academy
Durham, NC

"I have worked with Patrick now for five years and continue to be amazed by his auction skills. As a result, Sidwell Friends School's live auction has gone from raising $190,000 to over $445,000 in five years…He's careful to review the expectations and needs of the organization with whom he's working to help facilitate an experience for the attendees and committee that meets all objectives. Thus, the auction atmosphere is fun and engaging- producing financially successful results. "

Sandy Rossi,
Director of Special Events
Sidwell Friends School
Washington, DC

"I want to thank you and express our gratitude for the excellent work you did on our behalf of our Torch for Tomorrow event in New York. With Chris Noth as the master of ceremonies and Senator Bob Kerrey as the host, you were working with very high profile and demanding individuals. Both were impressed with the manner in which you conducted the auction, as were all our donors&heillp;You were able to generate bids that exceeded our most optimistic projections, in some cases by as much as 300 percent. Overall, we took in 55 percent more than we had expected, all entirely due to your skills as an auctioneer. "

William M. Belding,
President and CEO Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation
Washington, DC

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