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GiveSmart Powers Star-Studded Gala to Record Donations for Charity

Mobile Bidding Platform Helps Live Auction Raise $4.4 million for Keep Memory Alive

ATLANTA: The 19th annual Power of Love Gala in Las Vegas was a glamorous, star-packed night to remember. VIPs included Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Quincy Jones, Gloria Estefan and Sharon Stone. Equally memorable was the professional expertise and technological prowess executed by Atlanta-based company GiveSmart.

GiveSmart has provided event management and mobile bidding for the Power of Love Gala since 2013. This year’s event was held June 13, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The event raised funds for Keep Memory Alive to support the Cleveland Clinic’s Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Proceeds are used for research on neurodegenerative disorders such Alzheimer’s Disease, and Parkinson’s Disease.

Three years into its partnership with the Cleveland Clinic, GiveSmart continues to exceed expectations and deliver stellar results.  GiveSmart’s combination of flawless event management and innovative technology took the 2015 Power of Love Gala to a new level with a live auction that raised $4.4 million, up from $3 million in 2014.

Over 1,800 guests enjoyed an unforgettable evening seamlessly coordinated by GiveSmart’s team of 35 professionals. GiveSmart’s customized services for the Power of Love Gala included pre-event planning, guest registration, check-in and check out, and mobile bidding facilitation.

Guests also benefitted from outbid and no-bid alerts sent directly to their phones, allowing them to keep track of auction activity while they mingled with fellow guests. GiveSmart’s onsite customer service and mobile messaging enabled event planners to keep the auction open longer and raise more money for Keep Memory Alive.

GiveSmart’s comprehensive event management, mobile bidding platform and trained professional staff offer charities a cost-effective alternative to utilizing volunteers to execute fundraising events.

For questions about silent auctions and mobile bidding for your company, please contact GiveSmart at 1-855-322-4483 or us@givesmart.com.

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