Over the last two decades, no one has devoted more time, effort and energy into live charity auctions than well-known Atlanta auctioneer Allan Baitcher. Not only does he perform the live auctions himself, Baitcher,a licensed professional auctioneer by trade, provides each organization a proven format for successful auction results in the future. This roadmap to success has allowed dozens of worthwhile organizations to not only benefit by having a live auction, but to grow annually making more money and getting more sponsors. Every live auction Allan Baitcher has done for charity is done totally pro-bono, no hotels airfare meals or any charges whatsoever have ever been billed to any organization at any time. In these difficult economic times it is important to try something different. A live auction gives an audience a chance to participate and to learn about the organization all at the same time.
Baitcher says: “I am proud to be able to use my talents to help others. It’s a win win situation for everyone.”
Georgia Transplant Foundation
On January 21st, 2012 Allan Baitcher conducted the Live Auction at the historic Delta Air Museum for the Georgia Transplant Foundation. The Georgia Transplant Foundation is the primary source for transplant patient assistance and support for all solid organ transplantation in the entire state of Georgia. Allan has conducted the live auction for the GTF for over 14 years straight raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for this well recognized charity.
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
On February 8th, 2012 Allan Baitcher conducted the live auction at the Fox Theatre’s Egyptian Ballroom for a packed house at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. With more than 30,000 moviegoers in attendance, AJFF proudly ranks as the largest film festival in Atlanta, and second largest Jewish film festival in the United States.
Mennello Museum of American Art
On February 18th, 2012 Allan Baitcher once again conducted the live auction for The Mennello Museum of art in Orlando, Florida. The annual black tie event was held at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando. Each year, the Friends of the Mennello Museum of American Art support organization host “An Evening with Fabulous Friends,” an elegant gala to raise funds for the museum. The annual affair also provides an opportunity to pay tribute to an outstanding community leader or philantropist, who is honored with the Visionary Award.
Share Our Strength
On April 12th, 2012 Allan Baitcher again hosted the live auction at the Georgia Aquarium for Share Our Strength. This marks the 9th year in a row Allan has hosted the SOS live auction raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for this worthwhile organization. Share Our Strength.s vision is to end hunger and poverty in the United States and abroad. We believe we can do this by mobilizing industries and individuals, and creating community wealth, to promote lasting change. Our first priority is to end childhood hunger in America by 2015, to make No Kid Hungry a reality.
The Cottage School
On April 14th, 2012 Allan Baitcher hosted the live auction for the Cottage School in Roswell, Georgia. Allan has assisted the Cottage School several times in the past for their special fundraising needs. Building a sense of self for students with special learning needs through academic and experiential programming, The Cottage School prepares individuals for fulfillment of their true potential as confident, productive, and independent adults.
Blessed Trinity Catholic High School
On March 17th, 2012 Allan Baitcher again hosted the live auction at the historic Roswell Mill for the Blessed Trinity Catholic High School annual event. The school is a coeducational college preparatory institution of Catholic Education of North Georgia, Inc. (CENGI), which provides a Catholic secondary education for students in grades 9 through 12. Faith and values are integrated into all aspects of learning, living and service to others in order to stimulate students’ spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social and physical growth. By studying both secular and religious matters, the school community applies knowledge toward a deeper acceptance of holiness from God, in accordance with the doctrines and structures of the Catholic Church. A multi-level curriculum provides a variety of educational programs that meets the needs of each student.
On Allan Baitcher conducted the live auction at the recent share our strength event in Atlanta. The event was held at the Georgia aquarium and was attended by chefs and food aficionados from around the country. The goal of the share our strength event is so that no child goes hungry.
This event for the share our strength organization was One of the most successful events ever held. For more information please visit: http://ce.strength.org/atlanta
On August 20, 2016 Allan Baitcher hosted a live auction for the 16th annual Christal Ball for Chriskids (Chris 180) organization. The mission of CHRIS 180 (formerly CHRIS Kids) is to heal children, strengthen families, and build community through mental health counseling, training, providing safe housing, and real-world skill building. CHRIS 180 saves, serves, and protects children, young adults, and families who have experienced trauma to help them change the direction of their lives. CHRIS 180’s award-winning leadership and programs have transformed more than 55,000 lives and we are an acknowledged pioneer among mental health, child advocacy, and family welfare providers.
On October 15, 2016 Allan Baitcher conducted the live auction for The Arthritis Foundation. There are more than 50 million Americans with Arthritis – 1,814,000 of them live in Georgia. The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes and is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis through vital information, advocacy, science and community. Their goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for saying yes – day after day.
For feed my lambs Allan Baitcher attended the Fifth Annual Boots ‘n BBQ fundraising dinner took place on October 20, 2016, at Buckhead Barn. Upon arrival, guests spent time looking through the silent auction and using their phones to bid on their favorite items. This was their second year using an online auction system and it continued as a success! We had over 150 items available for bidding including several amazing trips, health and beauty treatments and gorgeous works of art. A meal and entertainment were provided, as well a special night that featured keynote speaker, Tim Tebow.