Gavelo Services

Fundraising Auctioneer

Nelson Jay brings energy, humor, passion and results to all aspects of fundraising events including: live auction, silent auction, Raise the Paddle, Dessert Dash, fundraising games, Heads and Tails, Golden Ticket, public service announcements and more.


Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) Consultant

As a member of the National Auctioneers Association who holds the BAS designation, fundraising auctioneer Nelson Jay helps clients with everything from procurement ideas, to audience development, to live auction item order, event flow, catalog consultation, benefit auction best practices, venue and vendor review, revenue enhancers and games to ensure fundraising is maximized.



Experience as a tour director, teacher and brewery marketing and special event director has prepared Nelson for success in all aspects of public emcee performances including shareholder meeting emcee, music and film festival host, product launch and consumer engagement events, and charity bike/run/walk race master of ceremonies.


Golf Tournament Host/Emcee/Auctioneer

Elevate your next charity or company golf outing with an event host who knows how to connect with the audience to make sure guests, sponsors, vendors and volunteers know how much they are appreciated. From welcome announcements, to event schedule, to rules review and hosting the evening program and live dinner auction, Nelson is your go-to-guy for raising top dollar, as well as the quality and perception of your tournament and evening program.


Corporate Event Host

With more than a decade in the dynamic beverage industry, Nelson has worked on the frontlines and behind the microphone to deliver highly memorable and engaging customer experiences at events like: shareholder meetings, corporate block parties, product launches, corporate anniversary events and holiday parties.


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