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We value and appreciate the many organizations with whom we've had the privilege to work with - their causes combine to make the world a better place...

Our greatest testimonial is the confidence our clients place in us, year-after-year.  80% of Rock the Gavel's clients are repeats, Including:
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Conjeo Valley - 12 years
  • Casa Youth Shelter - 5 years
  • Casa Pacifica - 5 years
  • Scott Medlock International - 6 years
  • Lanai Road Elementary - 8 years
  • Valley Christian Schools - 9 years
  • Echo Horizon Schools - 5 years
  • Artists for the Arts - 7 years
  • And many othersHere's what they have to say...

"Thanks again my friend for the incredible job you did for our September 29 Casa Youth Shelter Dinner Auction. You were superb! The feedback has been absolutely incredible and the Board of Directors are so pleased.

The final total for the combined Live Auction and Sponsor-A-Kid was $139,600. Remarkable!!! The Sponsor A Kid blew us all away!

We all send our sincerest thanks and appreciation. You made the evening absolutely superb and so entertaining."


Luciann Maulhardt
Executive Director
Casa Youth Shelter

"On behalf of New Life Beginnings, I want to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude for auctioneering again for the NLB fundraiser night.  You always do a tremendous job in bringing energy to the night AND much needed financial support!"

Jayne Tien
Banquet Director
New Life Beginnings

"Hi Jeff – everyone, and I mean everyone, is talking about what a fabulous job you did!  We cannot thank you enough.  It was a magical night for us and the best fundraiser we've ever had. That is of course due to Dina and her impeccable party planning, but you brought such energy and excitement - it was wonderful.  Thank you so much and we hope to see you next year!"

Betsy Berenson
Echo Horizon School

"Again I'd like to thank you for helping with this years show, it's fun to sit out in the audience and watch you go to work.   I found out yesterday we raised a total of $104,000.00 for this years event, what an event.  We have already set a date for our tenth anniversary show.  I'll be keeping you posted."

Marty Carrillo
Artists for the Arts Foundation

"Thank you so much Jeff for all you do to support our little's selfless individuals like you that makes this event so special and rewarding.  You're such an awesome guy and we all think the world of you!"

Scott Medlock
Scotty Medlock Invitational

"To say you know how to work a crowd is an understatement and I write to you today with sincere appreciation for donating your remarkable talents on Saturday night.  Without a doubt, this was the most successful live auction B&GC has ever seen, and a good portion of that credit goes to you!  A tip of the hat, my friend, and I look forward to hopefully working with you again.  Until then, my profound gratitude is being sent your way!"

Thomas Gurtner
Regional Vice President
General Manager
Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California

"Thank you, Jeff, for an energetic and fun-filled evening!  This had to be one of your best Gala’s, but then again, you always do a great job!  The kids, the community and the Board thank you for your exceptional service."

Cal Johnston
Chairman of the Board
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Conejo Valley

"Jeff’s involvement, enthusiasm, ideas and great skill as an auctioneer significantly increased the success of our inaugural Scott Medlock Invitational Concert and Golf Classic benefitting the Pat Tillman Foundation.  Jeff’s experience and ability to energize the crowd contributed greatly to the event – we look forward to working together for the next event and highly recommend his services – Thank you Jeff."

Benjamin Hill
Founding Board Member
Treasurer – Pat Tillman Foundation

"We are so pleased with the results and you are such a big part of the success of the event.  Several members of the Board mentioned your contribution and professionalism in the meeting we attended yesterday.  Thank you for your help with all aspects of the auction.  I look forward to working with you again in the future."

Michelle Sievers
Casa Pacifica Angel’s Ball

"The silent and live auctions were a great success.  Your mentoring on how to organize, prioritize, promote, and coordinate the auction items were directly responsible for the increased success of each auction.  The live auction was FUN.  Many people came up to me and commented that it was exciting and enjoyable… even if they did not bid or win anything.  Your attention to detail the day of the event was noticed and reassuring.  Our entire board is truly grateful to you and will absolutely refer you to others with our full endorsement."

Larry Greene 
Board Member
Friends of Oak Park Schools

"The response has been overwhelmingly great!! People I don’t know have been calling me saying it was one of the best nights of their lives.  I’m being stopped in the stores, getting tons of email…I think we raised YB to another level… You were amazing!!"

Sharon Hobba
Event Chair
Yerba Buena Elementary School

"It was a spectacular night, and we could not have done it without your help.  We ended up with a net profit of 99k… 25k over projections – this is HUGE.  Everyone hs been buzzing bout the evening.  You were such a huge part of our success.  Thank you."

Lisa Hofheimer
Event Chair
Temple Israel Day School

"Jeff was our amazing auctioneer this year.  He was such a valuable resource for us the past year and, in hind sight, I wish we would have started the process with him sooner.  Jeff is very good at helping us to get to the root of our objectives in fundraising, as well as effectively working towards the goal with out spinning our wheels."

Amy Towner
Ways & Means Team
National Charity League Juniors

"Jeff, you are well liked by our audience and add a great deal of value to our event by persuading attendees to bid higher.  We want to continue to work with you to build this event to its maximum capacity."

Kim Richards
Executive Director
Boys & Girls Club of Carson

"Jeff was immeasurably valuable to our Gala event!  His mastery of the science and art of auctioneering was evident throughout.  His performance on the platform was fun, lively and most of all, highly profitable!"

Jim Cathcart, Author & Motivational Speaker
Event Chair
Boys & Girls Club of Conejo & Las Virgenes

"Thank you for all of your help with the event.  There were many things that surprixed me on Saturday night, one of them being how difficult it was to quiet down this group of people.  You were masterful at it, and I thought it was amazing to watch you work the room.  I’ve heard many compliments about the night, and I know I personally had a lot of fun."

Tami Miller
Auction Chair
White Oak Elementary

"Thank you for your expertise, passion and professionalism which helped make our 2002 Spring Fling black-tie fundraiser the most successful one yet.  We raised a net profit of $210,000, a record for the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

One of the highlights of our evening was the live auction.  Not only were you entertaining, but you kept the bidding lively and competitive, raising much more than anticipated.  Your consultations before and after provided invaluable advice and ideas which we will continue to implement year after year.  The committee voted unanimously to hire you again for the 2003 Spring Fling."

Kelly Nagel
Special Events Manager
Helen Woodward Animal Center

"The Success of an event like this depends on so many different factors and your leadership this year raised the bar!  We couldn’t have done it without you!  Thank you for everything.  I really enjoyed working with you."

Robyn Watson
Director of Special Events
Boys & Girls Club of Conejo Las Virgenes

"I am writing to you to let you know of the SUPERB job Jeff Tanenbaum of Infinite Strategies did as auctioneer.  As Auction Chair, I got to learn what a true professional Jeff is.  Jeff did a great job getting our parents to quiet down and focus on our goal for the evening, Bids ere flying across the floor and within minutes of Jeff taking charge, I had a smile on my face.

It has been an honor working with Jeff and I hope to work with him in the future."

Michelle Bock
Auction Chair
St. Jude the Apostle School

"Jeff’s knowledge and experience was instrumental in the success of the White Oak Elementary Spring Gala, and we were grateful we had his support.  Jeff began advising the committee about nine months before the gala,.. There were many points during the night of our event that we were grateful we had heeded his advice.

We were particularly impressed with Jeff’s live auction abilities.  We had a difficult room layout with guests on each side of the stage.  Jeff handled this masterfully, almost pitting the two sides of the tent in bidding wars against each other.  It was definitely a highlight of the event as well as a profitable piece of the evening."

Dr. Abbe A. Irshay
White Oak Elementary

"Thank you and Patty so much for helping to make our event so successful.  You made an incredible difference for us and opened our eyes to future possibilities.  Both of you are just great people to work with as well."

Carol Williams
Event Coordinator
RideOn Therapeutic Horsemanship

"The energy, experience and enthusiasm you brought to the event helped to soar this event to new heights.  Netting nearly $250,000 Sky-High Dreams made history not only as the first public event in the new Air Force One Pavilion at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, but also as the highest netting event benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Conejo and Las Virgenes to date.  We could not have done it without you!"

June Aiello
Boys & Girls Club of Conejo & Las Virgenes

"Your experience and professionalism not only added so much to the entertainment at the awards ceremony last year, the Foundation was able to raise significant funds to help us continue our community programs.  I truly believe we would not have been able to achieve our goal without your assistance.

In addition to your presence during the evening, your suggestions and guidance in the planning process were invaluable.  You have taught our committee members a great deal about the fund raising process which we will be able to capitalize on for future events.  We appreciate you!"

Jeff Blum
Vice Chair
Conejo Las Virgenes Future Foundation

"The California Wildlife Center has benefited tremendously because of the service you’ve provided.  Our first auction that you did for us quadrupled our profits from the previous year!  The outcome from our second fundraiser, taking place right after 9/11, was far more profitable than we dared hope.

You have achieved that rare combination of Personal Professionalism.  You exhibit both passion and pride for what you do, possess genuine interest and concern for your client, and carry true compassion for the world in which you live.  Anyone who employs your services will get far more than they pay for."

Nina Borin
Board of Directors
The California Wildlife Center

"Without a doubt it was the right choice to hire you.  I’m convinced, you were the reason we had our most successful auction to date.  Not only did you create excitement, you made it fun for all of us, whether people were bidding or not."

Mark Litman
The Heart Fund at Cedars Sinai

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