Nelson Jay is the principal fundraising auctioneer and owner of Gavelo Auctions. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, he is a graduate of the Missouri Auction School and the University of Washington. While brand building for a well-known Seattle...
"For the past two years Nelson Jay has hosted a golf tournament and auction benefitting our foundation. He has been amazing!!! His warmth, humor, preparedness, confidence and auction experience absolutely took the events to another level (both in class and in funds raised). Everyone in attendance commented on how classy and funny he was. I was most impressed with how personable and professional he was, both one-on-one and in front of the audience. If you are looking for a super kind, witty, amazing auctioneer I would HIGHLY recommend him."
Founder, Ben Towne Foundation
"I was in dire need of auction guidance when we first met fundraising auctioneer Nelson Jay for coffee one morning several months ago. Within minutes I knew I was going to hire him to help me with the yearly fundraiser for our organization. Such a kind, generous, and intelligent auctioneer, he quickly came up to speed on who we are and what we needed to achieve our fundraising goals. In fact, the fresh ideas Nelson offered and his immediate connection with the audience enabled Three Dreamers to MORE THAN TRIPLE previous benefit totals. We will most definitely be asking Nelson back next year!!"
The Three Dreamers
Thank you for the amazing job you did on the auction Saturday night. I know how important the quality, flexibility and creativity of the auctioneer is to success and you made us amazingly successful – thank you!
I had confidence from our first meeting and it also gave me the support I needed to be able to work with our team to guide them through the process, so thank you for that gift too.
Auction Chair, Lafayette Elementary School, Seattle