Ladies and Gentlemen!

Welcome to tonight’s gala event!
I’m Tom Lockhart, your auctioneer,
and I’m here to help you raise some serious money
for this very worthy cause!
Thanks to the Gala Committee,
we have a fantastic lineup of auction items…
Tap to call 612-360-1174

Tom Lockhart portrait

Auctions for Causes—with Tom Lockhart, Auctioneer

When he launched Auctions for Causes, Tom was motivated by two things—helping non-profits and entertaining people by engaging them in the event. He has been doing both for over 30 years. Over that time Tom has been a generous donor and volunteer. He has served on boards, often in a leadership role—Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota, TRUST group of churches, American Cancer Society, and Agamim Classical Academy, among others.

Tom also has a background in entertainment.

He has performed as an actor, musician, dancer, MC and producer. In the 1980s he resurrected the shows at the Edgewater Inn, recreating the popular Edgewater Eight format. In 1983 he was a semi-finalist on the TV show Dance Fever! Tom knows how to entertain a crowd and pry open their checkbooks. He also understands that the “show” is not on the stage—it’s in the audience!

Entertainer plus Auctioneer—The perfect combinaton for your event.

Tom has been auctioneering at gala events since the 1990s. He has recently “upped his game” by attending the prestigious Missouri Auction School, the world’s oldest and largest school of auctioneering. You can be sure that Tom will provide the highest level of auction professionalism and entertainment value, which will raise more money for your worthy cause.

Auctions for Causes offers more than live auctioneering.

Tom’s wife Helen has been organizing charity fundraisers for over 30 years.

She knows what gala-goers like, and she knows what makes a benefit event successful. Over the years she has served on gala committees for Our Saviour’s Housing, Episcopal Community Services, Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis Chamber Orchestra, Arthritis Foundation, and many others.

Helen is available to help gala committees with planning and item selection for silent and live auctions.

Mission

Auctions For Causes helps non-profit organizations and churches raise funds by offering entertaining live auctions at gala benefit events.

Vision

  • Successful gala fundraising provides critical support for the mission of non-profits.
  • The live auction is a key component of the entertainment for the event.
  • By making gala events fun for all attendees, AFC will increase the amount raised.

Values

  • Non-profit organizations and churches are essential to the well-being and improvement of our community and social conditions. Auctions For Causes supports the missions of these organizations.
  • Auctions For Causes is committed to raising the highest possible amount at each event and will work hard to make the event an all-around success.
  • Auctions For Causes is committed to the highest standards of trust, integrity and professionalism.

Auctions for Causes Clients

Camp Lawton Foundation
Camp Lawton Foundation
Episcopal Community Services
Episcopal Community Services
Freshwater Foundation
Freshwater Foundation
Our Saviour’s Housing
Our Saviour’s Housing
Plymouth Congregational Church
Plymouth Congregational Church
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
St. Martin’s By-The-Lake Episcopal Church
St. Martin’s By-The-Lake Episcopal Church
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
United Seminary
United Seminary
United Way—Lifetouch employee event
United Way—Lifetouch employee event
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