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Tripled Our Revenue …

Thank you so much for working with us on our fundraising event. .. I wanted to let you know that we more than tripled our revenue from the silent auction because of working with you.

Professionalism, Attention to Detail, High Level of Customer Service

I appreciate your professionalism, your attention to detail and high level of customer service that both you and Jan provided to our guests.

You Know What Sells

Your eye for what would sell to our crowd was impeccable and I believe was the main contributor to the tripling of the auction revenue.

Easy Turn Key Auction

You made everything so easy for us by providing a turn key auction. Thank you!

Big Difference In Our Event

Thank you again. You made a big difference in our event, in a time when fundraising is a challenge.

Director, Leadership Initiatives, United Way of Tampa Bay

Never Had a Silent Auction Before

“We’d never had a ‘silent auction’ before.

Explained How Everything Would Work.

You walked us through every step in the pre-planning so we had a complete understanding of how everything would work.

Flawless Event!

Then you and your staff provided a flawless event!

Items Beyond Outstanding – Guests were Amazed.

The variety & quality of items was beyond our expectation & beyond outstanding! Our guests were amazed.

Very Successful First-Time Event

As a result we had a very successful first-time event.

Very Happy To Work With You Again

I want to thank you for the fabulous job you & your team did for the IPMI. I will be very happy to work with you again.”

President, IPMI

From Skeptic to Fan

Having been involved with Special Events at the Central Florida Zoo for ten years, I have had many calls from outside sources who suggest their intent is to assist in our fund raising efforts. Some have been effective, some not.

Largest Gala

I have been the Staff Chairperson for our largest gala, Black Tie on the Wild Side, for six years. This event features a cocktail hour, raffle, silent auction and dinner and dancing.

Increasing Difficulty to Procurement of Quality Auctions

Over the course of the years, procurement of auction items of quality has become increasing difficult. Two years ago, I received a call from Dennis Benda at Art a la Carte. Dennis explained that he could supplement our auction items with an eclectic selection of paintings, jewelry, handbags, sculptures and one-of-a-kind ceramic tiles. I set an appointment to view the goods at the Longwood warehouse.

Very Impressed with the Auction Item Selection

We were very impressed with the selection and decided on the number of pieces for our auction.

I have Never Encountered a Company that Provides Such Complete Services

Not only does Art a La Carte provide the pieces the expert staff set up, breaks down, and work the entire event. I have never encountered another company that provides such complete service.

Can’t Imagine Doing a Gala without Art a la Carte on Board.

We are approaching our 3rd Gala with Art a la Carte on board, and I cannot imagine doing it without them.

Increased Revenues

The addition of the Art a La Carte items has translated to increased revenues and that is the name of the 501 © 3 game.

Relationship of Trust – Experience – Leave the Item Decisions to Them

We have built a relationship of trust Art a la Carte and I leave the decisions on what items to bring to the Art a La Carte crew. They have the experience and never repeat an item.

Great to have One Less Thing to Worry About

When event time arrives, it is so great to have one less thing about which to worry.

Encourage Anyone to Partner with Art a la Carte

If anyone is questioning (doing) a partnership with Art a la Carte, I would encourage it.

Director of Guest Services, Central Florida Zoological Park

I Used to Cringe and Dread All the Work & Time Involved in a Silent Auction

Whenever anyone mentioned “Silent Auction” I would cringe and dread all the work and time that I knew would be involved. That was “BD” – Before Dennis. Dennis Benda & his assistant Jan from Art a La Carte are a God send.

They do It All

They do it all. They set up for the event, provide all the items, collect for all items sold, package them up, and break everything down.

Making Our Lives Here at the Halifax Medical Center Foundation so much Easier

The two of them made our lives here at the Halifax Medical Center Foundation so much easier. We have had 2 fundraisers in the last 2 weeks with Silent Auctions at both and Art a La Carte handled it all. Our attendees were thrilled with the great selection, the professionalism and the expertise this company provides.

Considering a Silent Auction? You Better Call Art a la Carte

If you are considering a Silent Auction and want it to be a success then your next thought should be “I better give Dennis Benda a call at Art a La Carte”. I know you won’t be disappointed, we sure weren’t.

Development Coordinator, Halifax Medical Center Foundation

Embassy of Hope, A Vince Carter Foundation

On behalf of the Embassy of Hope Advisory Board, Vince, and me, we thank you for conducting the silent auction at our most recent fundraiser, the Vince Carter Charity Gala.

Variety of Items & Right Price Range

Your items were varied and appealed to many different people. The price range for your items was also excellent.

Appreciate Your Attention to Details & Thorough Report

We appreciate your attention to detail and the very thorough report sent to our office only four days after the event!

Thrilled that You did All the Work

It was a pleasure to work with you, and the advisory board was thrilled that you did all of the work and the foundation received the profit!

Your efforts will assist us to positively impact the lives of many children and enhance the quality of life for families.

Look Forward to Next Annual Vince Carter Charity Gala.

We look forward to contacting you for our next annual Vince Carter Charity Gala.

(Partnered on 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Galas)

Executive Director, Embassy of Hope, A Vince Carter Foundation

Fundraising Event Truly Unique

Thank you for your participation in the 8th annual Comedy Bash benefiting MicheLee Puppets, Inc. The participation ART A LA CARTE INTERNATIONAL and the addition of you artworks to our silent auction made this years fundraising event truly unique.

Your kindness toward MicheLee Puppets is extraordinary and greatly appreciated.

Thoughtful, Knowledgeable & Professional

You and your staff are thoughtful, knowledgeable, and professional


Wonderful to Work With

You and your staff are wonderful to work with.

Very Successful Event
You make all the details come together and the end result is a very successful event.

Look Forward to Next Year

Thank you again for supporting Michelee Puppets, Inc. and the Comedy Bash. We look forward to working with you again next year.

Business Development Manager, MicheLee Puppets

4th Time Participation

Your participation in our Silent Auction, for a fourth time, made a vast difference in the quality of our offerings to our guests.

Fabulous Hand-selected Pieces Essential to Our Fundraising Success

Your ability to provide a Silent Auction that is filled with fabulous, hand-selected pieces is essential to our fundraising success and it is very much appreciated.

Professional, Knowledgeable & a Dream to Work With

You and your staff are extremely professional, knowledgeable and a dream to work with.

I Never Worry when You are Part of Our Team

I never worry when you are part of our team, because I trust you and your judgment!

Communications Manager, Event Coordinator, MicheLee Puppets

You Made My Job so much Easier, Thank You!

The event was a great success and I wanted I to take the time to say thank you to Art a la Carte for the wonderful job that you did. Dennis, you and Jan were so easy to work with and having Art a la Carte doing the bid sheets was really a blessing. You made my job so much easier, Thank You!

Your Merchandise Added the “Bling” to Our Items

Your merchandise added the “bling” to our items and created an excitement for the event that we both benefited from.

I Recommend Art a la Carte to Anyone Planning a Silent Auction

Dennis, I will certainly recommend Art a la Carte to anyone planning a silent auction. I really appreciated the quality of your merchandise, your professionalism and how easy it was to work with you.

Guild and Volunteer Manager, The Florida International Festival

Over 200 Professional Women Attended

On behalf of CFAWL, we would like to sincerely thank you for your assistance with the auction portion of the Professional Women’s Exchange. With over 200 lawyers, accountants, conflict resolution and public relations specialists, engineers, consultants, educators, financial planners and advisors, health care providers and other skilled professions in attendance, in part to view and purchase items from your auction collection, the event was a huge success.

Raised Over $8,700.00

With your help and beautiful auction items, we presented a check totaling over $8,700.00 to A Place for Children at CFAWL’s monthly luncheon.

The Attendees Raved about the Purses, Jewelry, Vases, and Artwork

Thank you again for your support of the Exchange. The attendees raved about the purses, jewelry, vases, and artwork you provided for the event,…

Committee Appreciated How Easy You were to Work With

… and the committee sincerely appreciated how easy you were to work with and your willingness to be flexible. Needless to say, our event would not have been as successful without you …

Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers

Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation’s Thank You

On behalf of the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your gift of $869.40 through participation in Scott Bender’s Moonlight and Martinis. As requested, your kind gift will benefit Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children…

Thank you again for your thoughtful gift.

Central Vice President of Development, Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation


On behalf of CFWL, I want to express our appreciation for your continuing support of our organization and the charities we sponsor each year.

Great Addition to our Gala

Art a la Carte is a great addition to our Gala each year by helping us raise funds

Enhancing the Appearance of Our Silent Auction

and enhancing the appearance of our silent auction. As with any organization putting on a fundraising event. CFWL members are always busy at the last minute trying to pull things together.

Great Help

You and your staff are such a great help: bringing the artwork and displaying it so attractively. Not only does it enhance our action venue, it fills up any empty spaces!

Saves Us a Lot of Time and Work, While Earning Donations

Art al la Carte saves us a lot of time and work, while earning donations. We do attribute a large part of our success to your efforts not only at our Gala, but at other fundraising venues such as luncheon raffles.

Beneficial Partnership

Working with your organization has been a beneficial partnership for CFWL…

Social Chair, CFWL

Guest Were in Aw

Your art work, bronze sculptures and crystal pieces were a beautiful addition to our event. Our guests were in awe of the amazing pieces you provided. I must thank you for contributing to the success of our event which raised $64,000 for scholarships, projects and operating revenue for the Foundation.

Executive Director, Lake Sumter Community College

Meeting the 4-way test of Rotary

It is just a pleasure to have worked with you again at our Rotary Casino Nite. You have provided quality artwork, pottery, sculpture and jewelry that have presented lovely options for our guests

Our Rotary club always strives to work with individuals that we feel meet the 4-way test of Rotary. We believe that you and your staff definitely do.

President, Rotary Club #4416

Painless and Donors were Thrilled

We never offered an art silent auction before, and I can’t tell how painless you made the whole experience. Our donors were thrilled with the selection… I look forward to an even bigger auction next year

President & CEO, PPGO

Great Evening of Fun for All.

We want to thank you for your sponsorship of our Adult Spelling Bee with your generous contribution. The competition was spirited and, combined with a great dinner, a silent art auction and raffle and door prizes of exceptional quality and value, it made for a great evening of fun for all. Because you did what you did, we will be able to do what we do.

Executive Director, Marion County Literacy Council

Thank You Walk to Cure Diabetes

Thank you for your contribution to the Central Florida JDRF Chapter in the amount of $1,625.00 supporting the CDM Smith team for our Orlando Walk to Cure Diabetes. Your assistance makes it possible for our cutting edge research to continue.

Development Manager, JDRF

Thank You

I just wanted to take this time to say “Thank You” for your generous donation of $5,712.60. Noah’s Light Foundation appreciates your time and generosity. Without the support of persons like you in our community, Noah’s Light Foundation would have a hard time meeting our mission and winning the fight against pediatric brain and spinal cancer.

Program Director, Noah's Light Foundation

Rewarding on Large and Small Events

Working with you on large and small events has always been rewarding, both from point of view of the experience (the actual event) and financially rewarding for the non-profit, as well.

Acting President & Development Director, United Arts of Central Florida

Teal Magnolia Silent Auction raised 18.5 thousand dollars

Thank you for your donation of the 16″ Pink Luster Pearl Necklace for the Ovarian Cancer alliance of Florida Teal Magnolia Silent Auction. With your help, this year the Teal Magnolia Silent Auction raised 18.5 thousand dollars. Every day, 69 women in the United States will be diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer and 42 American women will die from this dreaded disease. The proceeds from this Teal Magnolia Luncheon will allow the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida (OCAF) to provide ovarian cancer education and awareness in our local community

With these donations, we are able to continue the task of educating not only women, but also the medical community.

Thank you for being a part of our efforts to save women’s lives!

Silent Auction Committee Chair, Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida


I have worked has an independent contractor along side Dennis and BestFundraisingPartner at Charity Gala Events for years and have only the Highest Praise for the way he and his company do business.
His silent auction items are the absolute best! His business model enables his clients to generate revenue in a spectacular, no nonsense way!

Information Revolution

Quality, Expertise, and Results

Quality, Expertise, and Results are three words I would use to describe Dennis and his work with Best Fundraising Partner. We saw double digit increases in the revenues of our silent auction after bringing Dennis in as an event partner. Along with the increased revenue Dennis provided his expertise and brought our auction the quality it needed to become an attraction year over year. He is easy to work with, and the guests love him. I highly recommend Dennis.

Development Officer III at Step Up For Students

In a Word: Genuine

In a word, Dennis is genuine. He does everything he says with integrity and with the experience and patience of a grand master of his trade. So, if he makes a recommendation on how best to execute a fundraiser, follow it to the letter. You will be glad you did.

Highly recommended! Looking for more opportunities to partner with him.

Sales & Operations Manager, Show Stopper Events

Taking Care of Our Silent Auction Needs

Thank you for being a part of our event this year. After a long time to plan this event and every detail, it is nice to know that your team would show up and take care of our silent auction needs. We a CMD appreciate your support and hope that you will join us again in the future.

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