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. He has brought his energy balanced with sincerity to over 350 fundraising events that have raised over $50,000,000.
Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and serving the entire country, Matt was President of his class at Mendenhall School of Auctioneering. He will help you raise more money through Live Auction, Fund A Need, Silent Auction, Interactive Fundraising Games, and Run of Show Consulting.
Personally, he has been a relentless fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, raising over $530,000 in 10 weeks in 2022 resulting in his being named the LLS National All-Star Man of the Year. A Hairy Cell Leukemia survivor, he was also the Charlotte Man of the Year in 2016, raising over $150,000. Matt was also Chairman of the LLS Charlotte Board of Trustees and the Man/Woman of the Year Leadership Team.
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!
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