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$250,000 in 60 Minutes? 
All in a Night’s Work for Charity Auctioneer David Goodman
Meets Rising Demand for Pro Auctioneers on Charity Circuit

Auctioneer for altruism
David Goodman’s showmanship ups charities’ proceeds
By RUTH SOLOMON Staff - Writer for Sun-Times News Group

Want to meet the Pope or swim with Phelps?
St. Cecilia fundraiser to auction off trip, swimming lessons and more
By Bob Zientara - The Tribune

Making the Most of Your Event
By Megan Yeiter

High-Dollar Returns for Non-Profits
Fundraising Auctioneer Creates High-Dollar Returns for Non-Profits
During Tough Economic Times

Record Breaking Party
Raises $250,000 for Catholic Charities
Sun-Times News Group

Auctioneer Makes Career Out of Raising Money to Help Others
David Goodman helps charity organizations reach their goals when it comes to donations

An Engaged Audience Donates More
David Goodman of Auction Results
The Funding Edge – Increasing Nonprofit Revenue

Hello Americans, This is Paul Harvey….
Infant Welfare Society Set a New Standard for Charitable Events
Paul Harvey, News & Comments
ABC Radio Networks

Characteristics of a Good Benefit Auctioneer
David Goodman of Auction Results
Special Events Galore! Vol.8, No. 11

NSIGHT: Successful Children’s Museum Gala
Evening raised nearly $1,000,000!
By Marge Kullerstrand – writer The Times Media Company

A Sellout Crowd Partied at Las Vegas Night
By Maggie Martin – writer Shreveport Times

Fundraiser at Lake Forest Sports Cars
More than $125,000 raised for Max Schewitz Foundation

Goodman Theatre's FAME, FANTASY, FOOD, ADVENTURE AUCTION Deemed A Success
Live auction raises an incredible $270,000!
By Broadway in Chicago

Museum Raises almost $300,000 during Charity Ball
DuPage Children’s Museum Champions for Children
Sun-Times News Group

A Feast Fit For The Prairie
Incredible Auction Experience Created & Sold by David Goodman of Auction Results
By Judy Hevrdejs – The Chicago Tribune

Bidding by Keypad
Hand-held devices revolutionize silent auctions
Chicago Sun-Times

Gala Raises $300,000 for Scholarship Program
By Madelyn Herzog – Highland Park Patch

Ball rakes in big bucks for United Negro College Fund
Live auction raises more than $150,000 and Grammy Award winner Gladys Knight entertains at the end!
The Indianapolis Star

Loyola ’60s – themes dinner raises more than $1,000,000
Live auction featured wonderful experiences
The Wilmette Beacon

Greenalicious – delicious fundraiser!
The Aspen Times

“Have Dreams” keeps dreams alive
3rd Annual Night of Dreams Gala a success!

Gold Coast Fashion Awards Raises $1.1 Million!
Women's Wear Daily by Kristin Larson

Have a Heart – Marklund’s Top Hat Ball’s guest gave generously
BizBash by J Berg

Conservation Ball a “Wild” Celebration
By Candace Jordan – Chicago Tribune

Chicago Children’s Museum Gala –Learn Together a Success!
Chicago Sun-Times

All Together Now for CCM!
Chicago Social Magazine

Auction Swings Into Action For Chicago Symphony Orchestra Programs!
A Swingin’ Auction, was – well – a swinging success.
Chicago Sun-Times

Goombay Bash Has Record Turnout to Fight Cancer!
The annual event raised hundreds of thousands of dollars!
By Michael Seawell, LaGrane Patch

McLean Orchestra Midnight In Paris A Success!
By Andrea Worker, McLean VA Patch

The Friends of Conservation Ball Really Upped the Ante!
By Candace Jordan – Chicago Tribune

A Big Thank You For Making Dreams Come True
4th Annual Night of Dreams Wonderfully Successful

Camp Kesem’s Family Night at the Museum
By Katerina Bizios – Splash Magazine

Night at the Museum showcases the magic of Camp Kesem
By Christine Struble – The Examiner

Mission Possible Was A Success!!
Juvenile Protective Association breaks fundraising record!

Record Breaking Wish Ball Raises $2 Million!
Jay Leno with Auctioneer David Goodman raises almost $1,000,000 during live auction!

$1.4 Million Raised for Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago
By Samantha Gross – Splash Magazine, Chicago Sun-Times

Meet Auctioneer David Goodman
By Sarah A. Cart – Ocean Reef Press

All Charities Weekend: Off The Charts Again!
By Jane B. Silverman & Sara A. Cart – Ocean Reef Press

PAWS Chicago: FUR Ball a Record Breaker for Homeless Pets
By Candace Jordan, Chicago Tribune

Woman’s Board Raises $1.3 Million
65th Anniversary Celebration of Annual Summer Ball

Edward Foundation tops $1,000,000!
By Community Contributor Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare, Chicago Tribune

Face The Future Foundation Gala Brings Smiles to Chicago Kids
By Candace Jordan, Chicago Tribune

Citadel Theatre Blance Summer Party
By Sheridan Road Contributor, Sheridan Road

CEW “Beauty of Giving Luncheon” raises $583,000!

Magic Ball Raises over $1,000,000!
By Gabrielle Tasiopoulos, Make It Better 

Out of This World! Cosmosphere Raises and estimated $150,000!

"Camp Night" Lifts Young Lives"
By Bill McLean, The Daily North Shore 

Storybook Gala Wood Family Foundation
Event raises more than $500,000
By Stacy Flannery, Sheridan Road

PAWS Fur Ball: Tail Wagging Good Time
By Candace Jordan, Chicago Tribune


I would like to express my gratitude and admiration to David Goodman & Auction Results. I knew you would impact our numbers, but not by the level that you accomplished! The Live Auction and Paddle Raise brought in almost $1,000,000 this year!  YOU are MAGICAL!! 

-Make-A-Wish Illinois

With Seth Meyers

With Seth Meyers

With Jay Leno

With Jay Leno

With Bonnie Hunt

With Bonnie Hunt

“I am thrilled to say that partnering with David resulted in our most successful fundraising event ever!"

-Piven Theatre Workshop

“We raised more money and our guests had more fun.  What more could we ask!”

-Chicago Symphony

Joe Torre, David Goodman, Craig Stadler, & Tony La Russa

Joe Torre, David Goodman, Craig Stadler, & Tony La Russa

With George Wendt

With George Wendt

With Tommy Lasorda

With Tommy Lasorda