The Authority in Charity Benefit live auctions and live fundraising appeals.

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The Authority in Charity Benefit Auctioneering

Live Auction Services and Consulting


The Authority in Charity Benefit Auctioneering

Live Auction Services and Consulting



Shaun O’Hara, SB 42 Champion & founder of The Shaun O'Hara Foundation

“You gotta have somebody that can command a room, can add a little humor to it… certainly Pat brings a lot of energy, but I just love the humor he brings and how much fun is had at the event.”

Bill Dessoffy, Board Member, National Kidney Foundation

“He makes it look like he’s part of the organization, which is so key.”

Bridget Murphy, Visiting Nurse Association Health Group

"He was part of our team every step of the way. He was funny, he was patient, he put in all the extra time and made sure our event moved quickly, was exciting, was interesting and I give him a lot of credit for being a big part of that. I highly recommend him to any organization out there!"

Katie Hobday, American Heart Association

"Pat was our Emcee and Auctioneer for our NJ Heart Ball virtual auction and I can not recommend him enough! He drove our donors to increase our bids on our live auction, sold our mission to encourage our Open Your Heart Appeal. He was fun and entertaining throughout the event. I cannot say enough good things about Pat!"

Lisa Mandel, Tisch MS Research Center of New York

"Our Paddle Raise is really important part of our fundraising. We like to get everyone in the room involved. Pat does a great job of reading the room and really connecting with people as they raise their paddle and thanking them personally and directly."

Laura Powers, The Perimeter School

"I have received nothing but praise and compliments about Pat as our Auctioneer. He really helped raise our fundraising and entertainment bar! It's my pleasure to give my highest compliments and recommendation of him!"

Jennifer Finkelstein, Founder, 5 Under 40 Foundation

"Words don’t describe how instrumental Pat Tully was in enabling us to exceed our gala’s fundraising goals! He was the consummate professional - meeting with our team twice to guide us through auction categories, brought innovative ideas and helped us balance our silent and live auctions seamlessly. He also helped streamline our run of show to ensure the audience’s maximum participation! He wove around tables scaling the ballroom to ensure we didn’t miss any bids. To say, I highly recommend him is the understatement of the year. We will never make the mistake of not having this charismatic, engaging and electrifying auctioneer at our program."

Anne Kauffman Nolon, CEO Sun River Health

"I'm so glad Pat was able to once again be a part of our Cornucopia fundraiser. Pat's energy and enthusiasm was palpable. It was wonderful to have his professional presence as we navigated transitioning our annual event into a virtual setting. Pat was instrumental in helping us raise vital funds throughout the night as we shone a spotlight on the important areas that highlight our efforts to make health care accessible to all. We were able to raise more than $260,000 with this year's event and could not have done it without his help."

Tony Hamilton, Chief Executive Officer, Celtic FC Foundation

"We have worked with Pat for many years in respect to our New York Gala Dinner and he never lets us down. His energy, enthusiasm, professionalism and his unique and endearing style have taken our fundraising to the next level and had a real impact on the projects we are able to deliver as a result. We are very grateful for his support.”

Bob Budlow, Treasurer, Children's Brain Tumor Foundation

"For each of the last 18 years, the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation has hosted an annual benefit. We've worked with several auctioneers. However, after the first time working with Pat we knew we would never need to look for anyone else. Pat is in a league by himself. He is part of our team before, during and after the event. His attention to detail and his ability to think on his feet and change strategy if necessary is unparalleled. Even in 2020 when our event was forced to be virtual, Pat exceeded our expectations. We won't even consider doing this event without Pat."

Jane He, Northeast Regional Director, MedShare

"Pat did an extraordinary job at MedShare’s Share the Good Gala. In all my years in the nonprofit sector (25+), I never worked for an organization where we had the budget for a professional auctioneer. What a difference it makes – what a difference PAT made! The event was truly a success story – exceeding goals in every category – auction, appeal and overall and you are a big part of that. THANK YOU PAT TULLY! I will be referring him far and wide."

Kaitlin Casey, VP of Advancement, Summit Area YMCA

"Pat is our go-to emcee and auctioneer for a reason. He has a knack for making everyone feel included and valued, creating a sense of community that inspires people to give generously. Pat is skilled at creating a sense of urgency and excitement, using his talents as an auctioneer to drive up bidding wars and make every donation count. He has the whole crowd laughing and engaged the entire time, and we have no doubt that our fundraiser is so successful because of him."

Maureen Barry, Director of Development, St David's School

"Pat’s phenomenal wit and energy consume the room which guarantees an engaging, entertaining and successful live auction. He is THE BEST!"

Bob Bomersbach Executive Director, Hope & Heroes Children’s Cancer Fund

"Pat Tully has been the auctioneer and Master of Ceremonies for the Hope & Heroes’ Gala for three consecutive years now. Last year, the event included over 800 guests, a robust live auction segment, and a program that included live and pre-taped content. He is a skilled professional who brings the utmost dedication to his work and entertains as he effectively fundraises for an event. His energy and creativity also elevate a program to make it that much better as an experience for an audience. I recommend him most highly!"

Diane Biolsi, Director of Annual Fund and Special Events, Friends Academy

"Pat Tully's contribution to our school’s Live Auction was nothing short of remarkable! He transformed the event into an unforgettable experience by infusing it with his contagious enthusiasm, humor, and authenticity. Pat's remarkable ability to embrace our mission and connect with our parents like a member of our community truly set him apart from the rest. He is an expert in his field, and his professionalism is a testament to his dedication and commitment to his craft. We can confidently say that Pat is the best auctioneer out there, and we highly recommend him to anyone looking to take their event to the next level. Thank you, Pat, for an exceptional experience that will be remembered for years to come!"

Ariel Phillips, Development Director Volunteer Lawyers For The Arts

"We have worked with Pat for many years now. His energy and enthusiasm during the paddle raise is unmatched! We especially can't thank him enough for jumping in to make last second Emcee and "voice of god" announcements. He is a true professional and we won't have a live appeal without him there to lead it!"

Megan Campbell, Chief Development Officer, Harlem Educational Activities Fund

Pat did such an incredible job for HEAF. He received rave reviews from our guests- there is just no comparison to prior years in terms of the energy and participation during the call to action. We really appreciate the care and dedication with which he approached this job!"

Laura Scalese, Resource Director, Ashley Lauren Foundation

"I have to start by saying Pat was absolutely AMAZING. Before the event, everyone was raving about how good he was and I said "what makes hime so good?" And then he started talking and OWNED the room. I was FLOORED with how he maneuvered through the room and had the crowd in the palm of his hand. I was SO impressed and legitimately laughing out loud at his remarks. He was so quick on his feet! Now I get why everyone wanted him at our biggest fundraiser of the year. He made such an impact and we can't wait to work with him again."

Sadie Cottell, Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter

"Pat is an integral part of Celebrating Hope, the annual gala benefiting the Alzheimer's Association CT Chapter, serving as both auctioneer and emcee. He is the star of the show, and is beloved by volunteers, guests and staff alike. Pat has helped take this event to the next level and is a key part in exceeding fundraising goals each year. We could not be happier with our partnership and will not host this event without him - there is truly no one better than Pat Tully!"

Peter Cary, Executive Director North Jersey Region, The American Heart Association

"We cannot thank Pat enough for his teamwork, guidance, energy, let’s have some fun, good humor and go get ‘em attitude.

We are all still enjoying the GLOW of what was a fabulous centennial NJ Heart Ball. And we set some fundraising “records” with this event. We are receiving such great feedback from sponsors, attendees, honorees and long-time volunteers.

We hit it out of the park! And Pat was a huge part of the success. He is the “Aaron Judge of emcees/auctioneers!"

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Our Services

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Live Auctioneer

The live auction can make or break your event. You need a professional to get you there. Pat Tully provides the energy, the humor, and fun to help you reach your goals.​

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Virtual Events and Fundraisers

Pat Tully Inc and partners have been at the forefront of virtual fundraising events since March 2020. We have hosted nearly 100 events and fundraisers since the world of live in person events came to a halt. Let's make your virtual event fun and profitable.

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 2: Live Auction attends Harmony Program Annual Gala at Sony Hall on March 2, 2020 in New York. (Photo by Owen Hoffmann/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Live Auction

Master of Ceremonies

Every event needs a professional MC. Whether it's a corporate function or a non-profit gala, Pat Tully prepares for the occasion as if he is a long-standing member of your team. You need someone to bring energy and humor to your event, while also staying on message, focused on your mission, and keeping the show moving along on time. As MC, Pat has hosted worldwide non-profit conferences, corporate annual meetings, and multi-million dollar charity fundraisers across North America and in Europe.


Event Consulting

Pat Tully has worked at hundreds of venues in New York City and around the country. We will meet with you at your venue well in advance of your event to discuss the best set up of the room and work with you on the best time for the live auction to maximize your room and fundraising potential.