Jim Nye

"Increased Revenues...
Very Happy Guests...
Relieved Committees...
Yes, itís ALL Possible!"

benefit auctioneer specialist

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Jim Nye is a Fundraising Auctioneer with an extreme passion for what he does and a long list of happy, repeat clients. He specializes in helping charities and schools across the country achieve their goals at their charity auctions and non-profit fundraisers. Jim provides memorable and effective charity auction services for public and private schools, faith-based organizations, healthcare groups, arts and culture organizations, colleges, animal welfare groups and many types of foundations.

While based in the Los Angeles and Orange County area of Southern California, Jim is a frequent traveler and works all over the United States. Whether you are in charge of multiple southern California auctions for your charity or one single golf tournament or fashion show benefit for your East Coast University, Jim is the Benefit Auctioneer for you (as long as youíre looking for increased revenues, very happy guests, and relieved committees, that isÖ.!).


Charity Golf Tournament Raises Record Amount with Jim Nye "The Benefit Auction Guy"

What's better than golfing? Golfing and raising money!! Jim can help you do that:

"More than 150 people turned out to participate in the 8th Annual Orange County Ronald McDonald House Golf Tournament. The sell-out event was a huge success. The spirited live auction began when auctioneer Jim Nye sold a glass of tap water for $175! The tournament ended up raising a record $126,000."

--Courtesy of the Orange County Ronald McDonald House


Planning a small or last-minute event? No Problem!

Here's a note from the Chairwoman of Jim's first event of the '09 season (a small, quickly planned event)....

"Jim, I want to thank you for a stupendous job. You made the event a huge success. We made over $ 11,000 on the live auction, and total we are looking at depositing $43,000 into the Marilyn DeCarlo Cancer Fund. I am amazed and humbled by everyone's giving."

Kristy V., Chair - Marilyn DeCarlo Cancer Fund


Orange County Register Review of Jim Nye

"Auctioneer Jim Nye, who made the live auction great fun with his witty repartee, offered everything from a luncheon for eight at Heritage House, compliments of the Maags, to an afternoon sail with drinks and hors d'oeuvres for four on state Senator Dick Ackerman's 42-foot yacht "Free Ride."

Donna Bunce, People Watch, The Orange County Register