Jay did an outstanding job for us at the 25th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball. He is funny, knowledgeable, professional, and most of all, he knows how to read a room. If you want your charity benefit auction to be amazing, you want Jay leading the way.
President/CEO Make-A-Wish Southern Florida
If you want to get a crowd excited, laughing and having a blast at your next auction, Jay Zeager is your man! He just helped elevate a first year event I had the honor of chairing to another level. Thanks to his quick wit and ability to leave guests happy and comfortable we raised more money than we thought possible. We credit that fundraising to Jay’s skill and expertise!
President/CEO Pantelides PR
The evening was a total success! We raised the most money they have ever raised in over 10 years, just over 100k!! We would love to have you back next year and will keep you updated as soon as we secure a date!
We used Jay Zeager as our auctioneer for our schools annual auction Gala. The live auction went so smoothly, we couldn’t have asked for a better result. Jay got the crowd involved and kept the live auction entertaining and fun for the whole room! Not to mention, we raised the most we have ever raised in over 10 years!
St. Juliana School
I just wanted to thank you again for everything you did for Vita Nova this past Saturday night. You helped make our event seamless and the most successful one we have had to date. From you stepping in to be our last minute Emcee, to your connection with our audience, and helping us exceed our fundraising goals, you went above and beyond to make a difference. You maintained a professional yet fun atmosphere for all of our guests, and we cannot thank you enough. We can’t wait to have you back next year!
Vita Nova Director of Development & Community Relations
Jay helped with our 2023 Boston Red Sox Celebrity Classic Tee Party auction this year and we were very happy with his services! He learned about the items up for bid ahead of time and was able to appropriately promote them, worked the crowd during the auction, made it fun and entertaining, and helped us raise a lot of money for Southwest Florida kids at Golisano Children’s Hospital!
Director of Development Lee Health Foundation
I always enjoy working with Jay and feel confident recommending him to clients. He truly has a passion for charitable giving and always seeks to understand the mission and the cause. Clients always ask me to have him back the next year!
Mix Marketing & Event Planning, LLC
Thank you so much for joining us this year. I am thrilled with the outcome and look forward to next year! Feedback - everyone loved your banter & last man standing! YOU ROCKED!
I’m in love with your auction magic and your style!
Executive Director Speak Up for Kids!
Jay makes raising money fun! He is a consummate professional whose expert advice we were smart to take as a relatively new organization. Jay gets to know your mission, and is more than a contractor, but a supporter and champion. Our auction was exciting and joyful, and it was because of Jay's ease at the mic and passion for helping our organization make a bigger impact that we were so successful. We will definitely use him again.
Path to College Executive Director
We recently hired Jay for our 4th Annual Charity Clay shoot. In the past, we had relied on silent auctions, raffles and a few live auction items. This year we changed it up, hired Jay, and what a difference. So long to silent auctions and raffles.
Jay is as professional as he is fun. Engaging, amusing and just the right mix of “encouraging” folks all the while keeping the eye on the prize of raising money for the organization. If you are looking to add this element to your event, Jay is the one. Just not next October 23rd…he’s busy.
Jay came to NAPLES, FL and immediately was well received by all. He demonstrated professionalism, passion, and commitment to his client needs and with our population of guests participating in our auction and “need” call. Hopefully he will return next year.
Ann Horton, Vice President,
United Arts Council of Collier County
Jay is a natural at captivating an audience and connecting with a room full of people. We at Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County love Jay and appreciate his heart for giving back and the way he dedicates himself to his craft. I fully understand the pressure that comes with raising funds the day of an event but have found working with Jay brings a true sense of calmness and professionalism that allows me to relax and feel assured that we are in the hands of a true pro! #TeamJay!
Director of Development
Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County
We have never had a professional auctioneer before to raise money for Ibis Charities. Jay is the ultimate professional and took the time to really understand what we were auctioning off and did an amazing job. He doubled the proceeds from the year before and two days later everyone is still talking about the great auction! He interacts with the crowd with humor and sincerity. Looking forward to bringing him back next season!
Ibis Charities Foundation
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for making our live auction such a memorable and extremely successful event. I received many compliments from our guests on what a wonderful job you did. I am absolutely sure that without your expertise, charm, and charisma our live auction outcome would not have been what is was. You were extremely engaging, humorous, and energetic which is what made this portion of our evening so competitive. On behalf of your ACS Miami family…..Thank You !!!!
Millie Delgado | Senior Development Manager, Distinguished Events
Southeast Region | American Cancer Society, Inc.
It was such a pleasure working with you. You didn’t a fantastic job with the live auction and the event proceeds we raised exceeded our goal! We will definitely consider you for future events!
Jay Zeager served as our auctioneer for the 9th Annual Heart & Soul Gala. His charm & wit was so well received by the audience and his skills helped raise an amazing amount of funds for our event. Jay is committed to helping make client events successful and is willing to share the breadth of his knowledge to introduce new ideas and creative solutions to help make it a memorable evening for all who attend. Jay is a true professional and I look forward to working with him again.
Director of Special Events
The Actors Fund - New York
Jay Zeager added great depth to our auction last October. We hosted an event with donors who were completely new to our organization, and needed an auctioneer who would engage the crowd and get them bidding. With just a few auction items, Jay warmed up the crowd quickly and had them laughing. Jay's experience reading the crowd helped us raise double what we anticipated for the event. I would highly recommend him to others and look forward to using him for our future auctions.
President & CEO – Education Foundation of Palm Beach County
It was a pleasure to work with Jay Zeager for the Connections Education Center. He made it a point to learn about our school before the event and studied all the items in great detail.
His energy and passion for the cause made it the most successful live auction we have ever had!
Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida partnered with Jay for our annual gala, the Emerald Awards. Jay served as our auctioneer for the event and did an incredible job. He made it a point to meet with us on several occasions to ensure that fully understood our goals for our auction and how he could best support us in his role. Much of our live auction is comprised of a "Call from the Heart". These can be challenging and require an auctioneer that will engage the audience and earn their support. His outgoing personality, rapport with the audience and his commitment to helping us reach our goals were all very apparent.
Lisa Y. Johnson, MBA, APR
Chief Strategy Officer
Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida
Jay Zeager was a wonderful addition to our Palm Beach Atlantic University’s, 16th Annual Afternoon Tea and Silent Auction. As Emcee, Jay added a level of fun and exciting. Jay is a true professional and I would recommend Jay for any of your fundraising events.
Natalie M. Alvarez
Sabadell Bank & Trust
We have used Jay for the past two years as an Auctioneer for our school's annual Auction night and highly recommend him. Both times we have been very pleased with having him as a part of our team and have had very successful fundraisers thanks to him. He was a pleasure to work with; very professional and knows how to feel out the crowd to keep the night fun and help us reach our fundraising goals!
Michelle Wood (Parent Association Board Secretary at MECE Preschool and Kindergarten)
Jay was our Auctioneer for the Heart & Soul Gala. Because of his charm and excellent auctioneering skills we were able to raise the most money ever! We were thrilled to have him be a part of our event! Will recommend for any event as Auctioneer or Emcee!
Event Coordinator, Leave it to Laura
We recently had the pleasure of Jay emceeing our Simply the Best Awards. He was wonderful to work with and his warmth, energy and passion for the community made everyone feel welcome. Jay kept the pace lively, engaged the audience and was extremely professional as we honored our winners. The feedback on the event was outstanding and we hope to work with Jay again soon!
Sr. VP Communications & Resource Development
United Way of Palm Beach County
This is the second year in a row Jay has emceed our Annual Songwriters in the Round event and we couldn’t be happier. Jay’s professionalism is second to none. We are looking forward to using him again.
Leadership Palm Beach County
Wheels For Kids absolutely thought Jay was a hit in the parade because he made the crowd energized with clapping and answering back to him. He announced every group in the parade like he knew them personally. I can only keep saying Wow!! Thank you for the terrific job making the St. Patrick’s Day Parade a success.
Executive Director, President
Wheels For Kids, Inc.
We used Jay to Emcee our 2016 Gala as well as being the auctioneer. Jay was the full package! He was charming, humorous and when needed, very serious. He was very well received by the attendees. He circulated the room as the auctioneer for our "Gifts from the Heart" fundraiser and thanks to his efforts, we were able to raise an additional $20,000 to financially assist cancer patients in Palm Beach County with their everyday living expenses.
Nancy J. Mobberley
Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope
On behalf of the Junior League of the Palm Beaches, thank you for your invaluable participation at our Great Give telethon on May 17th 2017.
Your contribution, as our emcee, on the day of the event helped us to raise new funds for the League. Having you there was a big plus for us in more ways then one.
New Member Co-Chair 2017-2018
Junior League of the Palm Beaches