What other nonprofit organizations are saying...
Thank you so much for your generous contribution to the Racine Zoo as unrestricted funds to support our general operating expenses. This funding will help us continue our important work through uncertain times, and provide a safe, fun space for individuals and families in our community and continue to promote conservation and education.
Everyone here at the Racine Zoo would like to thank you for your contribution to our mission in the receipt of a Golden Pear Award.
In this uncertain time, YOU steady our path. Thank you. Your generous support of Marian Hope gives children the support they need and strengthens families which is exactly what is needed right now.
You are a gift to our mission and we are beyond grateful for your commitment. We take seriously the trust you place in us and are working hard to serve the children and families in our community who need us. You make what we do to change children’s lives possible. Thank you!
Golden Pear Award
On Behalf of the seniors and staff at Riverstone I hope this note can start to express the gratitude we feel at being recognized as a recipient of the Golden Pear Award from AmFund. This honor will help move the agency forward during this time of pandemic transition, as we expand our digital services to serve a growing umber of seniors in need of connection.
Thanks for this generous recognition, and for the work you do on behalf of nonprofits around the country! We need support like you!
Gilda's Club South Florida
Thank you for supporting Gilda’s Club South Florida’s “Live from South Florida, It’s Saturday Night!” Virtual Auction Event on June 20th, 2020 with your incredible once-in-a-lifetime trip! You really helped take our silent auction to the next level.
We truly appreciate your generosity and commitment to our mission. Again, thank you for your support.
St. Luke's Magic Valley
Thank you so much for your support of St. Luke’s Magic Valley Health Foundation and our work helping with our community’s health needs!”
Thank you so much for your message.
So grateful to have had you with us last night (for our virtual gala) Matt, and to have had AmFund on our team. SO looking forward to our continued work together!
Thank you again,
Events and Community Engagement Coordinator
I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful conversation last week. With so much bad in the world right now, it is always nice to share thoughts about what GOOD can happen when we all work together.
I am glad we had to chance to meet and chat!!
South Shore YMCA
The Hoover Chapter of Takeda’s Black Leadership Council would like to extend our deepest gratitude for AmFund’s support of our Charity Masquerade Gala. Because of your help, we were able to raise over $13,000 for the Lupus Foundation of America. We can’t thank you enough for your part in making this event a success!
Roaring 20's Virtual Gala
Thanks again for all of your help and support with our Roaring 20’s Virtual Gala.
Major Gifts Specialist
Big Night Out
On behalf of our chairs, we thank you so much for your generous in-kind sponsorship of the Gordon Jewish Community Center’s annual fundraiser, Big Night Out. With your support, the Gordon Jewish Community Center, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization has continued to provide families and children with health and wellness, athletic, recreational, educational, cultural, and social activities for more than a century.
We appreciate your commitment to the JCC.
Gordon JCC Board President
Words don’t seem enough for the gratitude we have for you, American Fundraising Foundation and the entire team. American Fundraising Foundation’s unwavering commitment is humbling and keeps us mindful of our pledged responsibilities to the uninsured men, women, and children who visit our health centers nightly. We are extremely appreciative of your most recent gift for our 2019 Famous Faces Masquerade Ball: Around the World in 80 Days.
"On behalf of the board of directors of NAMI Minnesota, thank you for your generous grant. We could not do our work without your support." -Sue Abderholden (Executive Director)
Thank you so much for being a part of our 1st South Florida fundraiser. We appreciate your support and your contagious enthusiasm that has been felt since our first conversation. The work you do is impacting thousands of individuals. Big thanks to you and AmFund!
Thank you" - The Y4C Team
Night at the Museum
Thank you for your participation in our seventh annual Night at the Museum celebration.
We were so happy to have Deborah join us this year as your AmFund representative. Thanks to her excellent work, Night at the Museum raised more than $200,000 and proceeds from the event will have profound impact on thousands of lives. Thank you for being a part of this important community celebration!
Vincent W. Colonno C.E.O.
Edmond Annual Gala
"We would like to extend a BIG thank you to AmFund for providing 10 trips at our silent auction for our 2019 Let’s Eat! Fundraising event and the donation your donation from the bids on those trips! We are thrilled to report to you that the funds raised from this event were double what we anticipated and will fund over 11,000 weekend meals for our clients." -Cristi Twenter (Executive Director)
"Now that the dust has settle from our Angels Among Us event gala, I wanted to thank you for your help making this event a success. The silent auction items were the talk of the evening and, with our teaser we sent out in the invitation, people were prepared to come and bid. Your displays were professional; you worked the crowd alongside my “key” volunteers, everyone walked away happy and we made some money! I appreciate your guidance and your help." Suzy Dorward (Dr. of Special Projects)
"Thank you so very much for your partnership with St. Joseph’s Health Foundation. We are very grateful to have received the check from the AmFund Silent Auction. This year’s Gala welcomed over 850 guests and the AmFund auction created great buzz. Deborah Roberts did an outstanding job as always and is a pleasure to work with. Thank you again for helping us help others."- Vincent J. Kuss, MBA, MS, Vice President for Development
Women's Business Center
"We were thrilled at the opportunity for the support of AmFund. We are proudly displaying the logo. In fact, I’ve already given a recommendation for another non-profit and have another in mind! Thank you for your mission to support non-profits. By offering such elegant and white glove service, your trips offer an opportunity of travel and creative fundraising. I won your trip to Capri and had a wonderful experience I look forward to the Spain trip I won this year." Ellen Sullivan (Director)
"We want to thank you and the American Fundraising Foundation for your sponsorship of our 6th Annual Calvert Hospice Culinary Event. We are excited to tell you that your generous contribution helped us raise over $74,000.00, making this our most successful Culinary event to date! The trips were quite a hit with our guests and made for a very fun and spirited live auction." Claire Piason (Director of Development)
"I want to be clear that the AmFund vacations are now a significant, important part of FinFest, and that you know how much we appreciate you and your foundation."- Michael Howland (President & CEO)
Delek Golf Tournament
“Our crowds are typically pretty online oriented (we’ve been doing mobile bidding auctions for about five years and a lot of the same folks come to our events year after year.) I actually really liked that we just previewed the trips in mobile bidding and had you at the table doing pen and paper bids…it was something new and fresh for these folks and I think they enjoyed it. I think we should maybe stick with that!”-Kristen Worsham (Events & Community Engagement Manager)
Sip & Sample Auction
"On behalf of children with special developmental needs and families, I thank you for your very generous contribution to Sandhills Children’s Center. Your donation shows your ongoing concern for the future of our very special children and we are grateful to have you share in our vital community mission. Again, thanks for your heartfelt contribution and for helping dreams come true for special children!"
Melanie C. Gayle (CEO)
Catholic Charities Gala
"Thank you so much for American Fundraising Foundation’s support of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles. It was a fantastic auction and spectacular evening! Thank you for your generous donation which significantly contributed to the financial success of the event. We appreciate your friendship and look forward to a lasting partnership." Evenson Lee (Director, Immigration and Refugee Services Program)
Thank you so much for your warm, confident and bright presence at our event last night. I am so please that we “pulled it off”. I hope we can work together again! AmFund gave us the courage to try this for the very first time. Thank you for your support!"
Liz Chapman (Executive Director)
Blue Jean Ball
"Thank you for sponsoring Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding’s Blue Jean Ball by providing fabulous trips from the American Fundraising Foundation! With your support, we can provide 900 hours of quality therapeutic riding lessons that will help children and adults with disabilities discover hidden talents and achieve their maximum potential. We are grateful to everyone at the American Fundraising Foundation for being a part of CATR’s Team! Many Thanks!"
Murray S. Neale (Executive Director)
Pairings with a Purpose
"Thank you for your commitment to hunger relief and support of Feeding San Diego. Because of your support and generous gift, Feeding San Diego is able to serve 63,000 people each week, including children, families and seniors. Your generosity supports the immediate and long-term nutritional needs of our community." Vince Hall (CEO)
"Deborah & our friends at AmFund,
Thank you for supporting Health For All’s Dancing For the Health of It with your donation of $4,000. Our event was a success because of your support. Your donation prevents unnecessary and expensive emergency room visits by providing basic healthcare services for low-income, uninsured patients. Thank you! It was such a pleasure working with you!"- Elizabeth N. Dickey (Executive Director)
Victory Gallop Gala
"Please accept our most sincere thank you for your support of the 34th Annual Thorncroft Victory Gallop. We cannot say enough how impressed we were with the gracious service we received from start to finish from AmFund. The feedback from our guests about the trips offered have been nothing but stellar. We are grateful of your selection of our cause and look forward to working with you in the future. Your team was great!" Saunders & Sally Dixon (Directors)
"In today’s mail I saw the most wonderful thing-a check from the American Fundraising Foundation! Thanks to you, our annual Prancing Horse Barn Dance was the most successful ever, due in no small part to Barb Elyea’s salesmanship, wit and infectious personality. Thank you for your support!" -Nancy Schoephoester (Treasurer)
"We wanted to thank you for your generous support of Safehouse Outreach and our mission to restore lives through faith, hope and compassionate service. We appreciate your partnership with us in making giving a priority." -Josh M. Bray (CEO)
"Thank you for your donation to the Women's Housing Coalition's The View from My Room annual event. Because of you, she has the security of a warm and safe home with people that care about her and her future."
"After doing much research on AmFund and finding only positive reviews, I committed to working with your team, though I was still a bit skeptical about the promises she made-it wouldn't cost me anything and she didn't need anything the night of the event other than a table, a linen, and a wall socket. Your DD blew me away with her professionalism and happy attitude, and I would recommend your team to anyone holding a fundraising event."
-Kelly (Executive Director)
"On behalf of the Tropical Nights' Planning Committee and the entire CARD family, we would like to thank you for celebrating our 13th Annual Tropical Nights with us. Your support has allowed us to sustain, to thrive, and ultimately to fulfill our mission of optimizing the potential of those living with autism and related disabilities."
"I want to thank you for the gift award. I’m still amazed at how successful our Reach for the Stars event turned out and I’m very grateful Melanie Anthony – VP of Development and Community Engagement for your partnership. Thank you again for supporting young people who have faced so many barriers in their short amount of years. Your generosity allows us to continue to be “A Turning Point for Youth.”"-Melanie Anthony
(VP of Development and Community Engagement)
"Like the others I thought there’s no way this is legitimate. But it is and AmFund did what they said they would do - they helped me raise additional funds at my events for Hope Hospice/Hope Healthcare. Monica and the AmFund team are true professionals, with every step. They exceeded my high expectations and did not disappoint me or my guests. I will certainly partner with them again."
-Heather (Development Manager)
We Can Ride Gala
"Hope you had a safe trip back yesterday. It was a pleasure meeting you.
Along with the fabulous trips your group provided, I think we finally found out what our attendees are interested in, and we might have not arrived at that without the trips as an incentive." -Brent (Event Auctioneer)
"Dear Ms. West,
Thanks to you, the Concord Hospital Breast Care Center has been able to provide testing, treatment & support to patients right here in Concord, NH. The Breast Care Center is supported entirely by Concord Hospital and philanthropic gifts. Your contribution to the Crafts, Drafts & Barrels tasting will be directed to the Breast Care Center’s programs. What a great result! Thank you for choosing The Trust."- Pamela Puleo (Chief Advancement Officer)
Green Tie Gala
"AmFund is truly incredible! Monica came to our event so very prepared to maximize the experience. They are professional. They do their research on the attire and atmosphere of the event. The bonus revenue we were able to benefit from because of AmFund makes a huge difference in the lives of our clients. Our annual Gala benefits our homeless service programs and this revenue impacts their resources and impact. We are so grateful to AmFund for that opportunity!"-Chelsea
"Just a quick note to thank you for attending our Chocolate Indulgence. Look forward to future events. Many thanks!"
-Pat (Board President)
"I want to thank you for an amazing experience working with AmFund! It was just amazing! You added exclusive, one of-a-kind trips to our event, making our auction very upscale. Just to let you know, we raised over $275,000 and we had 1,000 people in attendance. This doubled our number of guests and our revenue. Thank you for adding to our experience and helping make our event unforgettable and we hope that this is just the beginning of a great relationship with AmFund."
"Please share our gratitude with your wonderful staff. It was a pleasure working with your organization. Thank you for providing the incredible trips. Our attendees were thrilled with their addition to our event. Thank you for what your foundation does for nonprofit agencies across the country."
Caryn (Development Director)
Dive Pirates Gala
"Thank you so much for the great work you did at our 15th annual ball & also for your many kind words. We know your efforts were well received and I look forward to hearing about our customers’ travel experiences. Wishing all the best from Dive Pirates." -Barbara Thompson (Immediate Past President)
"AmFund was AMAZING! I can't say enough about their professionalism, attention to detail, and all around customer service. They go above and beyond to help make the event a success! I work for a Hospice in Upstate NY and we used them for the first time this year for our annual gala and we could not have been happier." -Nicole (Director of Community Relations)
"I’m grateful to you for an incredible job at ZOA Florida’s Heroes for Israel Dinner. It was such a pleasure to work with you.
As you know, it was my first fundraising dinner, so I cherish everyone who made it easy, was professional and friendly to work with.
You and Amfund were all that and more. Thank you! Looking forward to many more successful events in the future!"-Sharona
Dancing With The Survivors
"Thank you for your support of Dancing With The Survivors 2018. We LOVED having this fundraising opportunity at our event." - Molly MacDonald (CEO)
"You helped us achieve hiring a public ally to enhance and bolster our existing community life program. We are so appreciative of your support in our 25th year and are looking forward to what we can accomplish together in the next 25. We sincerely thank you for your support." Katie Woods (Head of Advancement)
"Thanks to your efforts – we raised more money than we ever have, even on a night with bad weather and lower than expected attendance. Your generosity and support helped us meet our goal for our museum and gardens. On behalf of my colleagues, I’d like to express my deep appreciation."- Lauren Silberman (Deputy Director)
All Care Gala
"Hi Deborah (Marshall),
I just wanted to thank you again for everything that you and AmFund did to enhance our event last Thursday evening and make it all the more special. I have heard nothing but positive feedback from everyone who attended. Even the staff who have attended the event year after year were blown away by the level of professionalism you brought to our event, so thank you from the bottom of my heart for that." Julie Manninen (Manager of Development & Fundraising)
"I love AmFund! Not only are they easy to work with, but also so helpful for my organization. I run a micro-nonprofit, and with AmFund's help, I doubled our fundraising last year, and people were even more excited to bid at our annual gala and auction. Will definitely use again."
-Alison (Executive Director)
"We are humbled by your selflessness, your friendship and devotion and profoundly grateful for this gift. Thank you."
-Ted (Executive Director)
Mariners Inn Gala
"Dear American Fundraising Foundation,
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you for helping men recover and return to their families. I am writing to let you know about a way we would like to express our gratitude. Because of your wonderful support of Mariners Inn, you have been named a member of the Mariners Inn Admiral Society – a giving society reserved for those who have shown great generosity to our organization." -Erica Rakowicz (Director of Fund Development and Marketing)
"CDU is grateful for AmFund’s non-profit sponsorship. The addition of AmFund trips ignited a new level of enthusiasm into our gala auction. We are thrilled with the new donations and our guests are exited about the value of their prizes. It is a win-win for everyone involved.
We are excited for our donors to have a great AmFund vacation experience and give testimonials for our 2019 gale guests! Thank you for your partnership." -Marianne Evans Mount
"Thank you! We want to extend our sincere thanks to you for supporting our first ever Sunday Brunch in the Ballroom, and your generous donation. Thank you for choosing Delaware Humane Association as one of your fundraising partners." -Greg Munson
Doves and Diamonds
"Thank you for supporting our 2018 Doves and Diamonds Gala. The trips you offered were an overwhelming success. We appreciate your services as well as the generous donation that was the result of all the trips selling." -Britney McKay
"A big thank you for all your support of the Palm beach event--what a great success! I was going through a list of new donors to MOTB and realized it was because of the AmFund Team that helped make it all possible."
-Ben (Major Gift Officer)
Fisher House Gala
"We are in receipt of the additional proceeds as part of the James Bond trip that was purchased after the event and we are thrilled! Your follow up taking care of our board members was huge too! We appreciate the partnership with you and look forward to working with you this year – Heart scripts, all you need is love." -Mia Hughes (Administrative Director)
"Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. Your investment in the Chimes Foundation allowed us to address the most pressing needs of the individuals we serve."
- Jeffrey (VP Development and Communications)
The King's College
"This Thanksgiving, we just want to say thank you. We are extraordinarily grateful that you have chosen to partner with The King’s College to provide students a Christian education of the highest caliber here in New York City."-Kevin Brown
"I wanted to drop a note to thank you an Amfund for your amazing partnership over the past two years! I am so thrilled you found us, and only hope to continue our success in the years to come."-Paula Yudelevit (Executive Director)
"Thank you so much for you patience, persistence, and pulling off a great fundraising event for StreetWise. I was pleased with my attendees response to the trips- more people were excited about the silent auction than I hope for. This is definitely something that I would like to do again."
"Hope all is well post hurricane! The final auction closeout report and check came in the mail today and I wanted to sincerely THANK YOU for all you did to organize, execute and raise funds for SecondHand Hounds."
"Thank you for your generous support of Association for Adults with Developmental Disabilities (AADD). I have enclosed the award that we prepared to present to you at the event. You have truly made a difference in the lives of special needs adults and their families." -Larry I. Rubin (Chief Executive Officer_
"Thank you, American Fundraising Foundation! Thanks to your partnership, we were able to triple our donations from our silent auction, with more coming in this week! We couldn't have it without your support."
"I would like to thank you very much for your participation and fundraising assistance at our recent Celeberity Chef event. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and it is incredibly heartwarming to know that you understand and value the importance of animal welfare in our community. The travel packages were amazing and were, by far, the most popular offering at the event. We hope we can count on your support for future events!"
-Thomas (Executive Director)
Green Tie Gala
"I had the absolute pleasure of receving your letter and check today. I can wholeheartedly tell you that I and Catholic Charities of OKC are abundantly blessed by the efforts of AmFund. My sincere thank you for the work you do to provide this type of blessing to so many nonprofit organizations. Thank you for believe in our mission and your board's commitment to our work. It was my pleasure to work with you and to form this relationship."
-Jessi (Senior Director of Development)
Chicago Waldorf School
"This partnership provided our community with the opportunity to bid on amazing vacations. We were thrilled to work with you and have Deb on-sight to see the excitement of one of our most popular annual events. Thank you for your partnership and we look forward to working with you in the future."
-Catherine (Annual Fund Director)
"Thank you for your overall support of Delware Hospices's Jazz Brunch. The proceeds from our special events are crucial to funding the care we provide to our community."
-Sue (VP of Development)
Affair of the Heart
"Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to our event. We truly believe this year's "Affair of the Heart" was a much greater success than we ever expected. it was a pleasure to work with your group. Thank you for your impeccable professionalism. You are all such a treat."
"I want to thank you for your generous support and participation. We simply could not have organized and presented such a major gala and achieved our goal of raising funds without your significant contribution. Your live auction team helped us put on this evening that surrounded our guests in an elegant and dazzling atmosphere."
"I would like to thank you and your team for your support, hard work and efforts in helping us. Everyone enjoyed the auction and commented on your professionalism as well as the wonderful items. The event was a great success and your team added a value and something very different from anything we have ever done before."
"We were extremely pleased with AmFund during the night of the event. The staff was experienced, organized and courteous to our guests. We were all impressed with the east of the check-out process and the entertaining "show" during the live auction. Again, thank you for your cooperation and services from the beginning to the end of the Silent and Live Auction, AmFund truly did add to the quality of the event."
-Laura (Director of Communications)
"Thank you for the time and effort your organization committed to our annual gala."
Jennifer (Special Events Manager)
"Thanks for a great afternoon. Everyone seemed to really enjoy the auction! I was there yesterday and was very impressed!"
Dale (Fundraising Coordinator)
Big Brothers Big Sisters
"We used the American Fundraising Foundation with the initial goal of simply solving our checkout issues- but what I got in return was a doubling of my live auction revenue and a more seamless and professional checkout system than I could have dreamed. In just 30 minutes AmFund was able to raise five figures in support that went righ to our bottom-line and I know we would not otherwise been able to raise."
-Roxanna (Development Director)
"The evening would not have been possible without your support. Your organization's awesome display of travel destinations and your professional rapport with our donor friends is to be commended. At the end of the night, so many of our guests commented on how lovely the silent auction table display was."
"I appreciate the time to meet with myself and my team in the every beginning of the process. As well as the time to help us draft up a flow and event outline t help ensure a successful event.
All of the recommendations from AmFund worked out very well and not only were the attendees pleased, but my board as well. Overall, we are thrilled with the final outcome and have enjoyed working with you."
"Agape's fundraiser Boots and Bow ties was a huge success! We loved having the amazing trips available for people to bid on. It was very unique and people had fun bidding on vacations. We want to say "Thank you" to everyone at AmFund. Your silent auction helped us meet our goal."
The First Academy
"I would like to personally thank you for your support of the 2nd Annual Lee Janzen Golf Classic and Gala Dinner and Auction. Without people like you these events would not be possible. The Gala Dinner and Auction was a huge success! it was a pleasure to work with your organization."
-Brian (Director of Advancement)
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting our foundation's charity event. We appreciate the opportunity to work with you. During the Charity Event scholarships were awarded to ten local/area high school seniors. We applaud your support to the foundation. We look forward to your continued support."
Celebrate the Center
"Thank you for your gift to help us "Celebrate the Center". It was a pleasure working with you and this donation helps to fulfill our mission to affirm the spirit, engage the mind, and nurture the body. we are a small organization, so every gift makes a significant different in the lives of the people who walk through our door. We are so very grateful for your assistance. We really appreciate your support!"
Raphael Medical Mission
"Dear Wade, thank you and the American Fundraising Foundation for helping us raise an additional $1,158 for the Raphael Medical." Mission and the people of Zambia. We are truly blessed."