Here is What Our Clients and Colleagues Say About Us
Silent Auction Vacations has done business over the years with many auctioneers, but I can’t think of many who hold themselves to the same standard as Toney Thornhill. Toney is nothing if not the ultimate professional, and to add to that, personable, always the same, whether celebrating success or pitching in to solve an unexpected problem. His word is his bond. We are looking forward to working with Toney in the years to come and do not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in the business. Sincerely, Linda Peaden, President Silent Auctions, LLC - (one of our trusted vendors)
We've used Toney 2 years in a row and would recommend him to anyone! He really takes the time to get to know what the organization is about, the culture of the community, and the goals of the event. I am impressed with how he digs in and really becomes a partner in planning. In addition, there is such value in how he helps structure and organize to streamline the entire process. His team is professional and easy to work worth. The best part is the energy they bring to the auction itself. Looking forward to working with them in the future! Ellie P. Messiah Lutheran School
This was our first annual dinner Gala. We learned about Toney through a friend and brought him in much more last minute than we would have liked. No problem for him though. He was very professional and gave sound advice and did a great job at the auction interacting with our group. He exceeded our expectations for sure! Heather P. Divine Nest
He is an amazing person that shows his compassion, motivation, and energy in helping others achieve there best. He has allowed our organization to grow and prosper through his dynamic, professional, and crowd entertaining auctions. Jason V. Elsberry FFA Advisor
I had a very good experience with Toney from A Higher Calling Benefit Auctions. The day of the event was when I was most impressed. Toney had been very active prior to the event in helping us with planning and details. But on the day of event, Toney came to the set up. He had great ideas as to how to set the tables to get people to bid. Then the "real magic" came. I was amazed at how he had everyone's attention for the evening and everyone was having fun. People were actually bidding - it was truly amazing! Thanks to Toney, we had a really professional and successful event. Lori S. Anderson Hospital
Toney is an expert in charity auction events. He excels in the knowledge about what works, what doesn't work, and has a wealth of ideas on how to have a good time raising money for great causes. I've seen him in action attending an auction dinner, and I've worked with him as a member of the Mid County Jaycees planning a Trivia Night fundraiser. He excels with both the live auction and the silent auction, and knows how to use them to complement each other. He is well versed on the microphone, and carries himself in a very professional demeanor. I would hire Toney for one or more levels of involvement with my charity fundraising events, especially ones that involve any type of auction. Nathan B. via LinkedIn recommendation
I have hired Toney to help us with bigger auctions when 2 bid callers was not enough. I have also helped Toney conduct a benefit auction. Toney is a good bid caller and a great Ringman. He knows the goods and does a great job working the crowd. I would not hesitate to hire Toney for any upcoming auction. He is a hard worker and a big asset at an auction. He also gets the job done right at a benefit auction. Rob Weiman Fellow Auctioneer via LinkedIn
Toney helped us exceed our fund-raising goal at our Casino Night for the first year. He was able to really draw the participants in and made the auction fun and entertaining while getting people to spend their hard-earned money! Toney also stayed the entire event and made announcements throughout the evening, which was great because that was one less thing we had to worry about. We are already planning on using Toney again next year at our event. Kevin L. via LinkedIn
Toney provided creative solutions to take our fund raising auction to a success we would not have come close to achieving on our own. He knew every aspect of how to plan, organize, and execute an event that everyone enjoyed while generation results above expectations. Mark L. via LinkedIn.
We were so lucky to have Toney offer his time and expertise to our Monopoly Gala held at the Ameristar Casino and Spa in St. Charles. This event was held to benefit The Adoption Exchange for neglected and abused children of Missouri. Toney did a fantastic job as our Auctioneer for the Live Auction. He added his kind heart and loving personality to each and every item he sold. His way of touching the hearts of the crowd helped us raise more money than we had expected! Thank you Toney for a job well done and being a part of such a wonderful event. I would highly recommend Toney for any event or auction! Lynn M. via LinkedIn
I hired Toney for a charity event. He is an extremely professional, talented expert who pours his heart into his work. He gave me sound feedback before my event and helped us raise 4 times more money than our original goal. I had Fred Bird at my event and more people commented on how amazing Toney was than they did on Fred Bird. That says a lot. I would recommend him to anyone. Kristen G via LinkedIn.