Fred Northup, Jr. is a nationally-known fundraising auctioneer who raises over ten million dollars a year for a diverse group of non-profits all over the country. From small fundraisers to million-dollar galas, Fred's auctioneering combines his unique experience as a comedy improvisor, event producer, expert fundraiser, and master entertainer.
“I love getting to know a charity so that I can bring genuine passion to the stage,” Fred notes. “My background is in comedy improvisation and theater, yet my sense of humor and fun don't impede my ability to raise lots of money for great causes - it helps. It keeps people engaged! My stage presence, humor, authenticity, and energy are all very important. On stage I'm known as 'the hilarious auctioneer,' but backstage I'm also known as 'that guy who never leaves money in the room."
The countless hours spent preparing for an auction are just as important as the auction itself. “I offer unlimted pre-event consulting because it ensures that all the elements will be in place when I take the stage. I consult on everything: procurement, audience development, sponsorship, timeline, storytelling, paddle raise strategy, silent auction pricing, layout, vendor selection, and more! The hours I spend before the event consulting and preparing are just as important as my time on stage."