Mike Shumard 

Hi Mike

Wanted to just let you know how very much we appreciated all you did to help make our dinner such a success.  I know this is way after the event but just felt compelled to write a quick note of thanks and let you know how much we appreciate your efforts and talent in helping us realize our goal to raise $$ for 65 libraries!

~Bourke Family Foundation


Thank you for all of your help on Thursday. The event definitely exceeded my expectations and you were a large part of that. The audience loved you!! I really appreciate all of your help with the event and your support. We look forward to doing this again in two years and I hope you can be a part of it again!

~San Diego State Athletics


You were awesome! I don't think we could have squeezed more out of the crowd. Your passion and enthusiasm was infectious. Thank you!

~Surfrider Foundation 


I want to thank you for helping us 'bring to life' our 2014 Gala. Your recommendations on how to orchestrate the evening as well as your efforts the night of the event all had an impact on the success of the event. We surpassed our fundraising goal!  I hope you recovered! The amount of energy you expelled must have left you wiped out. We benefited from you giving 110%. From the bottom of my heart, THANKS!

~Child Share


Thank you SOOOOO much for being an extraordinary auctioneer! Holy smokes the live auction went beautifully (and raised so much more than we thought it would), and I was moved to tears by the Fund the Fight. No joke, I'm the only person who cried during Fund the Fight over the mission moment or grand total LOL.  I was truly blown away! Thank you for making our event so fantastic!!!

~Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 

Hey Mike 

Thanks so much for kicking ass once again. I cannot believe how much the auction raised!  Bravo!  We love working with you and our audience really responds to you and your energy as our auctioneer. Appreciate everything!

~SIMA (Surf Industry Manufacturers Association)

Hi Mike

You were just amazing.   Watching you raise all that money was something else.  You looked great, sounded great, and the museum owes YOU deep thanks.  We will meet up again soon.  In the meantime, thank you from the bottom of my heart for being prepared, professional, perfectly aligned with the spirit of the evening, and for being at the top of your game when it counted most.  You're the best.

~Walt Disney Family Museum

Hi Mike

Thank you for making this so much fun!  We could not have done this without you!  $174K my friend.  WTG!


HI Mike

You rock!  OMG you made our auction.  We have received so many emails and calls complimenting you.  Thank you so much.  Your energy is amazing and your love for raising $ shows.  I am looking forward to booking you for next year.  

~Mayfield Senior School

Hi Mike  

You were awesome! Everyone loved the live auction and especially the athletes... which was pretty cool. I had two athletes at my table and they were cheering on the bidder/winner and loving it!  
You made it fun! Very successful! And interactive! Thanks for the spirit and expertise you brought to us. I left Judy a message on my way home and told her how amazing you were. Let’s do this again! Thanks for helping support our mission to save lives and build champions! 

~USA Swimming Foundation


Thank you for your amazing auctioneering on Saturday night!  We received a lot of positive feedback about you. You helped to make Napa in Newport a huge success.

~Cure Duschenne

Good Sunday Mr. Shumard!

I got two words: HOT DAMN!  As I said last night, I can't begin to tell you how amazing it was and more importantly, YOU were! Your energy, your humor, your sheer and real excitement up on that stage came through so clearly and thus captivated and energized the crowd!  Thank you so much for just "getting who we are" and being so willing and open to do whatever it takes.  You are the fantastic....literally.

~OCSA (Orange County School of the Arts)


It was so wonderful to work with you. You were fantastic - full of energy & humor. Thank you for your help in raising the bar!

~Orangewood Foundation 


Hi Mike

Hope you are well. As a Rollo Invitational Committee Member, I wanted to personally thank and congratulate you on a fantastic delivery last night. You really knocked it out of the park! You genuinely captured the moment and were able to convey what it means to be part of the Mater Dei Football Program. Your execution was impressive and you made it seem personal, which to me is the key! Great job! 
Thanks again for your help and we look forward to having you in 2018!

~Mater Dei Football