Bang the Gavel Auction Services is an auction organizing service that focuses exclusively on the needs of charity organizations, nonprofits and educational institutions. The company can handle intimate dinner gatherings, massive trade show-style events and everything in between. Its leadership team collectively occupies more than a dozen charity board seats and has more than 100 years of hard-won experience in the auction business. President Blake Donen has years of service in the corporate world and a formidable educational resume to back up his unmatched business acumen. And head auctioneer Drew Donen has been organizing and executing auctions since the early 1980s. With such an impressive group of people at the helm, it’s no wonder that Bang the Gavel’s live and silent auctions have helped more than 1,000 organizations raise tens of millions of dollars for their respective causes.
Bang the Gavel expertly handles every aspect of an auction, from appraisal, inventorying and initial transport to lot setup, calling, sales and ownership transfer. In fact, every Bang the Gavel auction is 100 percent customized to the needs of the sponsoring organization, maximizing efficiency and revenue. What’s more, 100 percent of the proceeds from donated items accrue to sponsoring charities, with Bang the Gavel forgoing its customary commission. Of course, the company is happy to bulk up each auction’s stock with high-value selections from its extensive in-house collection, which features fine art, historical artifacts, sports memorabilia, celebrity items and more.
Though it’s based in Southern California, Bang the Gavel puts on auctions in every corner of the United States. The company takes pride in serving the country’s top educational institutions, support groups and charities. Representative examples of past clients include Autism Speaks, the Professional Baseball Scouts Association, the Rotary Club and Cal Poly Pomona.
Bang the Gavel is a California-based company specializing in auction services. Since 2008, the company has focused on running auctions for charitable organizations, helping these nonprofits collectively raise tens of millions of dollars.
Bang the Gavel provides a full-service auction program at no cost to the organization. Services for live auctions and silent auctions include professional auctioneers, item set up, bid sheets, shipping and delivery, check out and cashiering.