"D&K Events were fantastic at advising us and making it possible to have a successful school auction on a tight budget and deadline. Being an auction chair for the first time in my life, I cannot imagine going through the process without D&K. Denise is super patient and is always there with timely and useful tips throughout the planning process. They were truly a life-saver on the day of the event as well. Not only were they on top of the silent auction but they were also willing to go above and beyond to assure the whole evening went smoothly. D&K contributed a great deal to our school auction. I sincerely recommend them to anyone!"
Svetlana Gersham, Auction Chair, Medina Elementary PTA
"Denise and her team are wonderful. She took the time to meet and lay out a clear plan for us, answered all our questions along the way, and were true professionals at our event. I can't imagine doing an auction without D&K Events."
Amy Lofquist, Auction Chair, Juanita Rebels Booster Club
“Denise is extremely knowledgeable and detail oriented. She kept us on track leading up to our event and she was always available to answer questions. The day of the event, she was a calming presence, a great trainer and coach and was able to handle any of the difficult circumstances with grace and ease, making our guests feel welcome and cared for. The staff and the volunteers still sing her praises. I highly recommend Denise and D and K Events.”
KitMassengale, Director of Philanthropy, Homage Senior Services
“Denise, I know I’ve said it verbally, I still want to say it in writing, too: Thank you for all you did for the Big Ideas event. It was wonderful working with you and I greatly appreciate the sense of confidence you brought to the check-in and accounting aspects of the event.”
David Yeaworth, Catalyst Strategies LLC, LID I-5 Event Coordinator
“I wanted to take a couple minutes to let everyone know the exceptional service we received from Denise and D&K Events. We have used other companies in the past and have never felt from the get go, we were in good hands. From our first meeting, Denise took the lead and ran with what she knows best, how to run events! We have found a lifelong partnership with D&K Events. I would recommend them to anyone looking to have your event handled with a professional, trustworthy team! Thank you for helping make our event so successful.”
Ryan Hoy, Development Manager/Special Events, Special Olympics Washington
“Denise and the team at D & K Events are professional, thoughtful, and kind. They handled the details at our auction so that I could fulfill my role as auction chair and interact with guests and key donors during our event. Denise met us in person several times before and after the event, shared fresh ideas she observed at other events, and helped elevate our event and revenue further than in other years when we've had different registration teams. Her personal touch and ease with working with volunteers is impressive. I highly recommend D & K Events for any fundraising event.”
Nicole Strachan, Development Director, Friends of WPC Nepal
“First, everyone needs to know that Denise is a joy to work with, she's full of compassion for your cause and always seems to know what to say or do to keep the stress level down for all involved. Over the past 3 years that I've come to know and work with D & K events, Denise has become a master of her trade and is able to anticipate the challenges while also providing a creative solutions to anything you throw her way, even the last second curve ball! Denise has managed the [night of event] for our Shape The Future event for the past 3 years and has helped us grow from 150 guests to over 400!”
Jesse Franklin, Executive Director, Rainier Athletes
"I have run 100’s of auctions in my non-profit career and was nervous about switching event night management companies. It didn’t take long for Denise and her team at D&K Events to put me at ease, they are professional, thorough, friendly and responsive. D&K Events helped us streamline our processes, saving us both time and money. Denise was available anytime we needed leading up to the auction for questions, to troubleshoot software issues, and to give us guidance of packaging and volunteers. The night of our APDA Magic of Hope Gala ran smoothly, Denise was prepared, organized, thorough and wonderful with the guests and volunteers. We can’t wait to work with D&K Events again next year!"
Jean Allenbach, Executive Director, American Parkinson Disease Association, Northwest Chapter
"I wanted to thank you for helping us out with the NVC Foundation Luau--you are awesome! You exceeded my expectation in a huge way. When we (luau committee) first discussed how we would take the pressure off of Leslie and allow her more time to enjoy the luau with her family and friends--as it turns out, you were the answer, a perfect solution to our dilemma. I am so glad to have been able to work with you, your professionalism and organizational skills made for a much more enjoyable evening for everyone involved, and I believe a much more seamless process of check in and check out."
Keith Yamaguchi, Event Coordinator, NVC Foundation
"Your help (and Kiki’s) was professional, comforting, and a lifesaver. THANK YOU!"
Egan Orion, Festival Director, Seattle PrideFest
"This is our third year to use D&K Events. When we first hired Denise and her company I thought I would be able to learn her method and process and then I could do the job myself. Boy was I wrong! At the end of the night of the first year I was convinced it was one of the best investments we made for our auction. What you get with Denise is a solution for every element of fundraising planning and implementation. She is invaluable the day and night of the auction. Denise brings a sense of "its all going work out" calmness to the last minute rush of putting together an all-volunteer organized and run event."
Margaret Ales, TOPS K-8 School
"[Denise] did an amazing job at the event and...next year if possible I would love to have Denise again."
Jason, Executive Director, Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project
"Denise was our Greater Giving consultant, and I want to let you know what an absolutely spectacular job she did. Not only was she helpful and ensured we had all of our data and packages ready to go before we started, but she voluntarily trained our check-in volunteers from Skagit Bank who were registering guests. She helped us by jumping right into a registration position and did our data entry as well. Denise was truly phenomenal to work with. She always had a smile on her face and was incredibly gracious. I can’t thank you enough for sending Denise our way – she was a tremendous help and we hope to see her again next year."
Maddy, Development Coordinator, Hospice of the Northwest Foundation
"...it is all true!! Anne and I have both agreed to stick with the Registration team, provided... you remain the manager of our auction system! Once I saw that we were going to stay with D & K Events, and have Denise there again helping on the night of our auction, I decided to volunteer to work the registration desk again. I knew I could count on the software to work smoothly, and on Denise to be there to guide us through any complications that might come up. I cannot imagine trying to do it without her."
Jeff Bradley, TOPS K-8 Auction Registration Lead
"Denise thank you for your support and guidance! She provided invaluable input and guidance as we set up our event which set our auction up for success. Your support at the event helped us deliver a very special evening of community building and fund raising for our school’s supporters. All the operations at the event worked smoothly, check in and out could not have been easier. Thanks from all of us at TOPS K-8 School!"
Scott Mertel, TOPS K-8 Auction Chair
"Thanks Denise, and for being there for us tonight! You were our backbone to the overall operation, and we couldn’t have done it all successfully without your guidance...Thank you again, and look forward to working with you again someday!"
Priscilla, Medina Elementary PTA Co-Chair
"Great job, Denise!!!"
Suzanne Hight, Z Special Events, Evening of Hope
"Denise was very professional and played a critical part in the success of our first auction for the Randall Morris Foundation for Youth and Families. She was very detail-oriented, knowledgeable, thoughtful and calm. Our registration process for our celebrity golf tournament went very smoothly and we thank Denise for her support throughout the entire program. She was definitely a blessing! We would recommend her hands down and look forward to working together for years to come! Thank you so much Denise!"
Randall and Amanda Morris, Randall Morris Foundation for Youth and Families
"I have nothing but RAVE REVIEWS about Denise Glaser. She saw a need…a great need and she made an amazing business out of it. Being the Director for the 10th annual Randall Morris Celebrity Golf Invitational, I knew we needed to grow! We decided to begin using the Greater Giving software to allow easier check-ins, higher percentage of bidding and overall a no-hassle golf tournament. We LOVE it. However, I know me…. I would have never used it properly or to it’s fullest without having Denise come to the rescue. She provided training over the phone as well as hands-on. When I say “hand-on,” it really doesn’t do her justice. She was on-site before anyone arrived at the event. She had already problem solved a last minute situation and showed up with her “go-bag” in tow. She is vibrant, cheery, friendly, concise and accurate. Denise doesn’t miss a beat. Beginning a new program isn’t easy and usually takes a lot of training. Again, knowing me, I knew I wouldn’t watch all of the great videos. I was just too busy. Denise is worth every cent! Hiring her is a must! You will not only learn as you go…but you will have a rock-solid person who helps you. On behalf of all of us at the RMF tourney, we sooooo appreciate you and all you did for us. You can go ahead and send you super-woman suit to the cleaners for next year – because you’re coming backl! Thank you Denise!"
Nems Scarim, Tournament Director, Randall Morris Celebrity Golf Invitational
"Denise and her team worked hard at the Fundraiser Gala for Pacific West Aerospace Academy. What I loved the most was their professionalism in the midst of last minute chaos. Truly, they were amazing. "
Yvonne Ford, Pacific West Aerospace Academy
"Denise was a major contributor to the success of our most recent Northern Lights Auktion. Her wisdom, ability to problem solve- both weeks before and day of- and her steady manner, helped make this our most financially profitable auction to date. Guests raved about how well organized the event was and we credit Denise for a very positive attendee experience. Thank you Denise. We look forward to working together for years to come!"
Jan Woldseth Colbrese, Deputy Director External Affairs, Nordic Heritage Museum
"...thank you again for your invaluable support at the Seattle Opera's 2016 Gala. Your help in the auction room and check-out and your post-event feedback were amazingly stellar and above-and-beyond!"
Michael Moore, Development Operations Manager, Seattle Opera
"I was so impressed with Denise throughout the entire event. She managed numerous tasks throughout the afternoon - handling questions from anyone who approached our table; helping the volunteers to make sure we understood our assignments; It was a rather stressful environment for sure, but Denise was always very calm and always had a very pleasant attitude. No doubt quite competent in what she does!"
Lynne Keller, Celebrity Waiters Luncheon of Seattle
"You are my savior, and I love you!! Thanks for the great job you did on the Auction! We will definitely want you back next year!"
Jeanie Rash, Woodinville Chamber of Commerce
"Denise is experienced and professional. She is vital to any successful event and brings years of wisdom; you will be grateful you hired her team."
Teresa Valley, Executive Director, Girls Giving Back
"To many more events to come my friend :) Thank you again for all of your outstanding help."
Anny Havland, Executive Producer/Host, Talk It Up TV
"Denise is highly professional and organized. She ran our auction more efficiently and smoothly than anyone before her. I would highly recommend her for any event."
Ann Jacky, Board Member, Girls Giving Back
"Thanks for being our 11th hour savior! Denise helped us launch our first auction. She offered friendly guidance and took care of all the check-in and check-out procedures, data entry and credit card processing. Her collaboration with our coordinators, thorough documentation, and step-by-step instructions made the payment portion of our auction seamless. We are very grateful!"
Maureen O'Shaughnessy, Founding Director, LEAD Prep Academy
"I had the privilege of working directly with Denise...The guest speakers were internationally renowned lecturer, radio host and author, Ravi Zacharias and Ignition Partners managing partner and former Microsoft CFO, John Connors. Denise expertly coordinated all aspects of this event and made sure that everything from beginning to end was handled excellently. I can recommend her work whole-heartedly."
Dana Rekow, Manager of the Leadership Luncheon
"Denise has the amazing ability to combine accuracy in her work with a personable, fun attitude making her a joy to work with. This gift extends into times of stress! A woman of high integrity."
Beth Weibling, Festival of Trees Co-Chair
"I wanted to express to you on behalf of the committee our sincere appreciation for all your efforts...The arrangements made for the luncheon, the invitations, the program, the coordination with the facility, and your on site team were all done excellently. This is what leadership is all about, and you demonstrated outstanding capabilities in running the team."
Richard Jasper, Chairman of the Leadership Luncheon
"With Denise's help, a little known non-profit, on its inaugural auction, raised nearly one million dollars. Denise was a huge part of that success. Denise was a solid anchor all the way. I was blessed to have Denise in my corner. Denise is organized, reliable, flexible and tenacious. More importantly, she handles each and every crisis with grace and poise. Always willing to think outside the box and try new things, with her calm, positive attitude, Denise is the perfect addition to any fundraising event! I give her my highest recommendation without reservation."
Suzan Watanabe, Festival of Trees Co-Chair
Denise, what a blessing it was to work with you on the Jubilee REACH 2014 Festival of Trees event. Your guidance and ability to manage so many balls at the same time was amazing. Thank you for seeing each detail through to the end. You rock!!!!!
Georgia McCoy, Festival of Trees
Recently I attended a fundraising event conference which focused on engaging your audience, and I was speaking with a woman who has sat on multiple event steering committees over the years. She said, "I wish I could convince EVERY board to hire an event management service. Of all the events I've done, by far the ones that ran the smoothest and raised the most money have been the ones where we were given the go-ahead to hire someone like you - it's worth every penny!" Needless to say, we asked her if we could use that quote!
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