Matt Newsom has helped high-profile charities through the United States generate millions of dollars in fundraising. As a licensed benefit auctioneer, he brings over 30 years of event management and public speaking experience to every fundraising gala.
Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and serving the entire country, Matt was President of his class at Mendenhall School of Auctioneering and his energy and sincerity resonate with all types of audiences.
Matt will help you raise more money through Live Auction, Fund A Need, Silent Auction, Interactive Fundraising Games, and Run of Show Consulting.
As a Hairy Cell Leukemia survivor, the first galas I supported benefited the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society who developed the treatment that put me into remission. Ben Farrell of Custom Benefit Auctions was their auctioneer. I was blown away at his command of the audience and the huge amounts of money that he helped raise. As Board Chair of LLS, I developed a relationship with Ben that has turned into a deeper partnership.
My life experiences have brought me to benefit auctioneering. I have spent my career in event management (Director of Logistics at Charlotte Motor Speedway along with General Manager positions in professional baseball and hockey); I am a lifelong entrepreneur who understands the principles of generating revenue; and I have enjoyed speaking in public to large crowds.
Being a benefit auctioneer allows me to put all three of these strengths to work for each of my non-profit partners. Doing what I’m good at plus doing what I enjoy plus helping so many worthy causes is the perfect combination for me!