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.
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.
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.