John Rivera

Founder, Cristian Rivera Foundation

Our foundation worked with Keith for the first time in 2016 on our most important fundraising event, the Annual Cristian Rivera Foundation Celebrity Gala, and he was all that we hoped for. Keith displayed great confidence and professionalism. During the event itself, he generated energy and fun that kept our audience engaged, interested and giving. Since, 2016 we’ve hired Keith for every single gala that our foundation has had, and will continue to do so in the future! The Cristian Rivera Foundation cannot express enough how grateful we are to have Keith working with us. We have great confidence in referring others to use his services. Again, a giant "THANK YOU" from the Cristian Rivera Foundation to Keith Jones!


Elizabeth Kadison O'Connor

Director of Development, Gift of Adoption

Keith Jones with Sayre & Jones Auctioneers was an incredible asset to Gift of Adoption's signature event, Gather for the Gift this year. He was dedicated, trustworthy and honest from the first days of our event planning process to the final hours of our event. Guests were blown away by the energy, passion and commitment Sayre & Jones brought to our event. The Sayre & Jones team worked so well together and the crowd loved them too! They helped celebrate our mission as genuinely as our most committed donors. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with them this year. We have them to thank for helping us raise the most money in the five years we've been doing our event. Thank you, thank you, thank you! We can't wait to work with you again next year.


Mrs. Ida Cardelliial

Fundraising Chairperson, Michael Joseph Foundation

Keith was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is the consummate professional and is not only an outstanding auctioneer the night of the event, but he provides thought leadership, strategic counsel, and invaluable partnership to the table before, during, and after the actual event.

 


Sarah A. O’Donnell

Vice President of Development & Marketing, The Cradle 2049 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201

What an amazing evening! Your team was fantastic and raised the most money The Cradle had ever raised in a single event. Thank you!

 


 

Rebecca O'Brien

Director of Stewardship, St. Teresa of Avila

I've worked directly with Keith of Sayre & Jones for the past three years, and I am pleased to have just signed our fourth contract. Keith and his team are responsive, supportive, and creative - bringing ideas to our planning committee which help generate additional fundraising dollars. Keith's ability to manage a crowd has been a key factor in our increased success year after year, and his experience with all types of auctions and fundraisers has proven worthy.  Our silent auction proceeds doubled in the first year after implementing just a few of his simple suggestions. I look forward to working with Sayre & Jones in the coming years.

 


 

Judith Feldman

Director of Development, The Chicago Academy for the Arts

Board Members: Keith was fantastic! Whatever he charged us was worth every penny and more! I've been to many, many fundraising events and Keith absolutely stands out. Gala Committee Leaders: If we haven't already secured him again for next year, we should get on that now! Keith is such a great guy and outstanding at what he does! Director of Development Keith was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is the consummate professional and is not only an outstanding auctioneer the night of the event, but he provides thought leadership, strategic counsel, and invaluable partnership to the table before, during, and after the actual event. During the actual auction activity of the evening, Keith reads the audience perfectly, keeps the energy level up, jumps into the audience at the best times and pulls back at the best times, and helps foster an overall evergy and vibe of fun and mission-driven support. Plus, he's a great guy and a ton of fun to work with. I wholeheartedly recommend Keith and look forward to growing the success of our annual Gala with him, as we head into year two of collaborating. Head of School We have never worked with a Gala auctioneer like Keith. He was absolutely instrumental in making this year's Gala an unprecedented success. I'm looking forward to working with him and his terrific team again. Not only is he great at his job, but it is obvious he genuinely cares about our mission and cause and takes it to heart. Keith wants to make the evening a terrific success in experience and fundraising for everyone.


Mike Zunica

President, Saint Rita of Cascia High School

Keith Jones and his team have been with our event for over 15 years now. We have now raised over 15 million dollars and Sayre and Jones has played a major role in our success. Keith has and continues to bring new ideas to us each and every year and is sincerely focused on giving us his best and ensuring a great outcome.


Rob Steinmetz

Founder and Director of Marketing & Development The Bridge Teen Center and The Bridge Thrift Store

Keith, Words can't describe how thrilled we are with the result of last week's Chefs' Auction event. You are an absolute professional - and for us, a true agent of change. Your involvement was a major catalyst this year, and we simply could not have done it without you. We almost TRIPLED our total fundraising goal, thanks in large part to a live auction that raised FIVE TIMES what it did last year. You made us all believers. Can't wait to see what 2019 brings! THANK YOU. Rob