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“Last night was amazing! You are without a doubt THE BEST. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Lynda Weeks, Executive Director
Susan G. Komen Louisville, Kentucky
2014 Pink Tie Ball
Our Story is unique.
Bill Menish is a 15 time Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist, turned auctioneer. “I was training for this for more than 20 years. I just had no idea what it was I was training for until I became an auctioneer. Everything I learned about being in front of the camera, and about how to tell emotional, inspirational stories prepared me to represent my current clients on stage, to tell their amazing stories and inspire guest to donate so much more than they planned to when they arrived,” said Bill Menish.
Bill and his team bring new and innovative fundraising ideas to their clients. Their consulting, their tried and true strategies for success and their performance at your event are what set them apart from the competition. “I love it when new, prospective clients say, hey, you’re not an auctioneer, you’re a fundraising specialist. You are a fundraising expert. And I say, you’re right. That’s what makes us different from other auctioneers.” Bill and his team don’t show up at your event, read the items, sell them and then leave, we work with you the whole year, or as much of it as you need, consulting, instructing and inspiring you and your team so come gala night, you are ready to execute your most successful event ever.
“You absolutely Knocked it out of the park. We were so delighted with you, and yes, our paddle raise was *insanely* more successful- from $30,000 last year to over $100,000 this year…. Thank you for being such a great counselor ahead of time, and for bringing such wonderful energy to our event.” Kirsten Mallik, John Moran Eye Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
We are passionate about your success. We are driven to help you succeeed. Our number one goal is to exceed your expectations and we do it every single time.
Other amazing successes include:
- $5.5 Million raised at the 25th Anniversary Dream Gala for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Seattle
- $2.1 Million raised at the Dick Vitale Gala in Sarasota, FL
- 7 American Heart Ball fundraising record setters in a row!
Who We Are
Bill Menish is a 15 time Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist and considered among the best Benefit Auctioneers in the Nation. From raising $5.5 Million for JDRF Seattle, to $3.2 Million for Sanford Burnham in San Diego to raising $1.3 Million for the Dick Vitale Gala in Sarasota, Florida, Bill excels in both high profile and intimate gala fundraisers.
Bill is a Graduate of Ball State University and The Worldwide College of Auctioneering and The Certified Auction Institute at Indiana University. Bill was the 67th person in the world to receive the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist designation through the National Auctioneers Association. Bill is also the owner of SVN Menish Auctions where he oversees the sales of millions of dollars of commercial and residential real estate. As a real estate auction expert, Bill also holds the Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate Designation.
Trey brings exceptional skills as a fundraising consultant and auctioneer to clients nationwide. Trey is the 2012 Kentucky State Champion Auctioneer. His lifelong dream of becoming part of the world famous Barrett Jackson Collector Car Auction Team was realized shortly after winning this championship. Comfort in front of crowds and at the microphone has come from many life experience including his role as the Public Address Announcer for Murray State Men’s Basketball where he is the announcer for all of their Division 1 Collegiate Basketball home games. Dubbed “The Voice of the Racers,” Trey has won the admiration of Murray State Racer Fans state wide and beyond.
Trey is an active member of the Kentucky Auctioneers Association where he serves on the Membership Committee, he is an active member of the National Auctioneers Association and he just completed his first year at the prestigious Certified Auctioneer Institute at Indiana University.
Jonathan is the 2015 Kentucky Bid Calling Champion. His success in the auction business comes from a long line of hard workers in the farming, banking and sales industry. Jonathan, a first generation auctioneer, has been going to auctions since he can remember and was always intrigued by the sound of the auctioneer. Jonathan is a candidate for CAI (Certified Auctioneers Institute) and currently working on obtaining this prestigious designation. Jonathan calls Lexington, Kentucky home, but conducts auctions all across the bluegrass state and nation with the Menish Auction Group.