LUCAS HUNT is the president of HUNT Auctioneers, and a celebrated American poet. He is a fundraising auctioneer and master of ceremonies with years of benefit experience. His polished and professional auctions bring consistent and significant value to non-profit events. He conducts record-breaking fund a need and paddle raise appeals, and offers valuable advice in consultation. Trained in both the English and American chant styles, Lucas is also an experienced Master of Ceremonies who leads masterfully paced programs, and provides remote and in-person support leading up to your event.
The live and silent auction succeeds with your best items, and Lucas has years of experience with acquisition, selection, number and order of lots, how to situate the live auction in your program run of show, and other ways to optimize bidding. He empowers bidders to be givers in record breaking fund a need and paddle raise appeals, by becoming a mission ambassador in the pledge moment.
Lucas is a benefit planning liaison, who counsels organizations on smooth sailing from check-in to check-out, auction software and technology, optimal collection practices, volunteer training and offers additional spotters and marketers for the gala. The needs of each event are unique, and attaining your fundraising goals is paramount.
Lucas Hunt was born and raised in rural Iowa. He has helped raise millions of dollars and awareness for non-profit organizations. He graduated from World Wide College of Auctioneering, holds the coveted Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation, and is an outstanding member of the National Auctioneer's Association. Lucas has published work in The New York Times, and received The John Steinbeck Award for Poetry. He is the author of IOWA, Light on the Concrete, and Lives. He lives in New York.