What The Auction Chair had to say.

---April is a joy to work with. She's been our auctioneer for more than 15 years and we look forward to working with her year after year. She is a great performer and so easy to work with. Each year she helps us come up with something new for raising more money. Christ the King

----Our auction has been limping alon for more than 10 years and we were so disappointed in the auctioneers we hired that we changed nearly every year. I'm so glad we changed one more time and hired April Brown. My board was a bit hesitant going with a female auctioneer, however April proved her expertise instantly. She's been with us 5 years and our proceeds have grown right along with our friendship.

----Our auction would have been a disaster if it wasn’t for April and her Charity Auction World Team. We were running so late on auction day.  She and her team pitched in folding tent cards, distributing menus and making sure everything was ready when the doors open up. We could not have pulled this off without them.

----The best fund raising decision I ever made was hiring Charity Auction World for our annual auction and gala. It was a bit more expensive than the auctioneers we’ve used in the past, but the result was over the top! And it wasn’t just an auctioneer that showed up, it was a team of auction professionals including an MC and a catalog reader that enticed our audience to spend over $25,000 more than last year! WOW! It was a record night!

----For years we just hired an auctioneer, who showed up on auction night and usually did an ok job; some better than others. This year we hired a team of auction professionals, Charity Auction World, led by the very entertaining April, who has 20 years of auction experience. She nailed it! We made nearly twice as much money. I have found out that there is a huge difference between an auctioneer and an auction team!

----It was a battle at the board level. Some wanted one of several media personalities and after working with April on another auction, ohers wanted to hire her professional auction team. We eventually decided to try Charity Auction World and they made more money for us than we could have possibly imagined!! Even the board members who wanted the TV personality were blown away. He may have attracted a few more guests, but the auction team far exceeded our auction goals where it counts, in the bottom line. And they were a blast to work with! 


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Casa San Marco 4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Sleeps 8-10

Beautifully restored 4 bedroom home located in the Tuscan hill town of Cortona – made famous by the book/movie Under the Tuscan Sun. Casa San Marco occupies the top two floors of a former 16th century palazzo and overlooks the stunning Church of San Francesco, along with the beautiful valley below. It is approximately 100 meters up the hill from Cortona’s main Piazza Repubblica where people congregate throughout the day to talk, shop and eat. Casa San Marco consists of 4 bedrooms; 3 with queen beds, and 1 with 2 twin beds. In addition, there is a queen-size pull-out sofa bed in the library/den. The house will sleep 8-10 people. On the main floor is a large living room with an adjoining library/den that opens out onto a spectacular terrace where one can sit and enjoy the magnificent views and watch the sunset with a glass of local wine. The spacious kitchen has been completely remodeled and has a large dining area. One of the features is a custom-made Carrara marble sink/countertop and a handbuilt Tuscan grill/fireplace – a wonderful way to cook and prepare food! The ceilings are quite high and there are 2 large arched original windows that overlook Via San Marco. There are two full baths (one on each floor) along with a washing machine.

Casa San Marco, occupies the upper two floors of a three-story medieval stone structure. The house is situated directly above the stunning Church of San Francesco and overlooks the entire ValdiChiana and the northern tip of Lake Trasimeno. It is flanked on three sides by charming cobblestone streets, which provides for an ample amount of light throughout the house. Because of its convenient location in the heart of the historic center, the house is a few minutes walk to the main piazza, shops and restaurants.





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