Sarah Jean Knox
Sarah Jean Knox is a leading Minnesota professional benefit and fundraising auctioneer. For the past five years her perfectly balanced tone of lighthearted humor and evident passion and care have caused her to be in great demand. While running your benefit auction, Sarah Jean will enthusiastically rattle off bids and flirt with the audience while maintaining a professional charm that moves spectators to raise up their hands and place bid after bid.
Hannah Kramer is a 2011 graduate of the World Wide College of Auctioneering. An accomplished contemporary dance-maker and performer based in Minneapolis, she is excited to broaden her expertise as an auctioneer and assist in the fundraising efforts of organizations of all kinds. Hannah is grateful to be able to pursue a career that contributes to the health, quality of life and the well-being of individuals from a variety of communities and cultures. Hannah's warmth and sincerity is complemented by an on-stage sophistication that reminds audience members of why they are there, and compels them to give with enthusiasm and ease.
Emily Engberg is a bright and talented woman who has a special knack for controlling an audience by capturing them with her sense of humor and passion. Emily has a way with people and is often known as the connector for her drive to meet new people and to inspire others to get to know each other. Emily's community involvement dates back to 2000 when she was the recipient of the Miss Iowa Community Service Award through the Miss America Organization. Today, Emily is a well-liked TV personality and continues to be involved in several charity and non-profit organizations. Emily is a graduate of Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and the Continental Auctioneers School in Mankato, Minnesota.
With more than 20 years experience of "empowering organizations to achieve their mission through successful fundraising", Tony is dedicated to providing professional assistance to groups seeking a positive impact in their fundraising efforts. He was the 2013 Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association (OSAA) Reserve Champion Auctioneer and the 2014 Champion Ringman. In the last eight years he has helped over 175 organizations to raise over eight million dollars. Tony is a 2005 graduate of the Missouri Auction School, known by many as the "Harvard of Auctioneering,"
Patty Brunn is a certified, licensed benefit and fundraising auctioneer. She received her professional training from Continental Auctioneers School and has since earned the prestigious National Auctioneers Association designation as a Benefit Auction Specialist--something that less than 1% of auction professionals in North America hold. This, coupled with her many years of sales and marketing experience, has helped her master the balance of working with an audience and highlighting contributors’ generosity.
Patty has a dynamic personality that wins over the hearts of an audience. Her compassion is authentic, and enables her to capture the importance of charitable work, and she never fails to effectively communicate an organization's mission to its generous supporters. Her success in raising dollars is rooted in this ability to connect with an audience in a down-to-earth, engaging way, while always remaining classy and professional.