Joey Burke has been auctioneering for 39 years and his passion and enthusiasm for fundraisers is seen by the amounts of money that he has raised for charities across the Western Cape and South Africa.
He is well known for his bubbly, energetic and electric auction methods and does not stop until the maximum amount is achieved. At the end of most of his functions he is not satisfied if he has not exceeded the organisations expectations and the charities are always pleasantly surprised.
During the past decade he has raised over R 40 Million for the likes of Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey, Peter Gabriel , Ronan Keating, Evita Bezuidenhout, Helen Zille and organisations such as the Amy Foundation, Reach for a Dream, Fellows for Cancer and hundreds of worthy causes around South Africa. He has performed on MNET’S television series THE BLOCK and competed in the International auctioneering championships in the United States. Recently he was a competitor on Come Dine With Me South Africa.
Some of the highlights of Joey”s auction career include:
- The moment when he sold a photograph for R 1.1 million for Nelson Mandela at the 46664 Charity fundraiser right in front of Madiba himself. ” Meeting him was an incredible experience” .
- Auctioning off a weekend on Kimi Raikkonen’s yacht in Monaco at the Grand Prix for R 700 000 was another Spectacular momen
- Auctioning Naomi Campbell’s Dress for R 150 000 with her on stage with him.
- Exceeding the clients expectations by R 100 000 at Fellows for Cancer
- Selling opportunities to go on a dream for Reach for a Dream for R65 000 3 times over
- Selling tea with Desmond Tutu for R 50 000 4 times over
- Auctioning with Ronan Keating and raising a Million Rand
If you require the services of Joey Burke you can contact him on 082 998 1133 or send him an email
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Surrounded by fish, turtles& stingrays swimming gracefully in their beautifully protected tanks and sensational decor,guests of the Insurance Industry hosted by the IIWC(Insurance Institute of the Western Cape)were treated to a "Night Under the Seas". They were entertained by the Acoustic Element and auctioneer Joey Burke who wowed the guests into raising record breaking amounts. The event topped the previous year by almost 4 times the amount and the focus was on five different charities- which included SANCCOB,THE AQUARIUM,SHARK SPOTTERS, MDZANANDA ANIMAL CLINIC AND STREETWIRES. Penguins and sharks were adopted for up to R 5000 each and people bid on shark research experiences , behind the scenes penguine experiences as well as weekends away and Jewellery. Each guest was given a glass straw as a gift to take away emphasizing the danger that straws and plastic have on the ocean and their inhabitants. A NIGHT TO REMEMBER INDEED.!!! [...]
Joey Burke wowed the crowd at the fabulous Westin Grand Hotel on Thursday night by raising R 400 000 for the GO FOR GOLD organisation. He went for Gold and raised more than expected. Go for Gold is an award-winning *'education-to-employment' *public-private initiative. Go for Gold was founded in 1999 through collaboration between companies in the Built Environment, the Western Cape Department of Education and Civil Society. They give students from under-privileged communities the opportunity to enhance their education and transition through an internship year and onto tertiary education with guaranteed employment once they graduate. The organisation's *four phase model* creates skilled graduate professionals, who possess the self-belief to succeed. Go for Gold has directly benefited over 400 individuals and enabled dozens of companies to attract and retain highly skilled, qualified personnel from disadvantaged communities. The event was well attended by the building and construction industry and the entertainment [...]
The night with Ronan Keating presented by Citadel Wealth Management can certainly go down as one of the most spectacular events of the year. While guests were entertained by a private show from the " Boyzone" legendary singer Ronan Keating they also were extremely generous in their bidding when the evening managed to raise a whopping One Million Rand ! Emotions ran high as the famous songs like "tomorrow never comes" & Father & Son" brought tears to peoples eyes. His performance was spectacular with such a magnificent voice. Ronan was very pleased with the results as he also increased the bids by adding extra flights and doubling up on some of the experiences for auction.. The auction prizes were very enticing as they were exclusively selected by the organisers to make it very special. Some of the auction items included a trip to New York to stay in [...]
Even though the Dassenberg Horse and Rescue auction did not raise as much as we expected it was still a great success with special thanks to the Commodore Hotel and other sponsors who gave generously to make the event happen. A huge thank you to all of the sponsors who made it happen : Some of the prizes for auction included: - COMMODORE HOTEL who donated the venue and a weekend away as well - FELIX UNITE an adventure down the Orange River for four days for 2 people. - MORGENHOF WINE ESTATE who donated olive oil and a case of wine - JORDAN WINES - a wine tasting experience and a case of their best wines - A Wedgwood tea set which received R7000 on auction - A free water testing - A years supply of doge food from Montego - A large dogs bed on casters - [...]
Dear Joey – our favourite favourite!!
From ALL of us at Reach For A Dream – we are in absolute awe of your phenomenal service, commitment, willingness and absolute professionalism shown to Reach For A Dream.
There is honestly NO WAY for us to express our most sincere and grateful thanks to you for your amazing support shown for Gala and the Foundation!!
You are truly INCREDIBLE and we are so honoured to be assisted by you!!
The evening would certainly not be as successful without you and you really do do an amazing job!!! We managed to raise roughly R350 000!!! Our BEST ever!!
We have received nothing but compliments!!
The silent auction was AWFUL – people bid WAY under on most of the items, so we still have to decide what to do about these (any suggestions…?)
With most sincere appreciation for all your time, commitment and absolute willingness to facilitate us ALWAYS!!
Heidi and All at Reach For A Dream
Thank you so much for the fantastic job done at Darren’s fund raiser on Friday. We made approx.R48000.00.
Without you that would not have been possible. Everybody complimented me on how professional and witty you were.
It is people like you who are a blessing in my life.
I would like to thank you most sincerely for your generous help last Sunday at the International Food Faire.
You were fantastic with the compering and the auction and I thank you once again.
I hope I can call on you again next year when I am planning another Potpourri Concert.
On behalf of the Chairperson and the Committee of Oranjia, we would like to take this opportunity to express our enormous gratitude to you for giving of your time so generously as our MC at our fundraiser, and for sharing your “Modern Family” experience. Your MC skills enabled us to raise an impressive amount of money!
We are most grateful for your kind support of the work Oranjia does in caring for children placed with us, and your generosity towards our fundraising efforts will enable us to continue caring for those children in need.
Words cannot describe how grateful I am. Thank you so much! You are a real friend to us here at Huis Lückhoff! We really cannot do the breakfast without you!
Thank you for always being willing to help at this event. God willing the next breakfast will be held on 16 August 2018 and we would really appreciate it very much if you would help us again.
God bless you!
We cannot begin to express our absolute and most sincere appreciation to you for your generosity and support of Reach For A Dream.
Our hearts are so full and thankful to you as you help transfer dreams into reality!
The quote mentioned in my speech is so apt: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
The significance of this is that we get to inspire happiness, fulfil dreams & with your help, give the gift of the present and strength for the journey ahead.
From the bottom of our hearts – Thank you!!
Thank you for being a part of our successful day, for always bringing your game 100%, for the funds you help generate. You really are the BESTEST and we are genuinely so, so grateful to you Joey!
With our most sincere appreciation to you for all you do xxx
Western Cape Branch Manager
t: +27 21 555-3013
m: +27 827826268
Once again a sincere word of thanks for being our Auctioneer at the Orion Gala on 18 November 2017 and sharing in the wonderful evening at 2 Oceans Aquarium.
You were splendid in creating an environment of enthusiasm and fun, resulting in good returns. The audience enjoyed your energy and vibrancy!! You are definitely booked for all the gala events coming up in future……..please keep it in mind.
Fondest regards from all of us at Orion
Chief Executive Officer
Tel +27 21 572 8490/1
Fax +27 21 572 8419
Cell +27 83 302 5564
On behalf of the Director and the Events Committee of Glendale, I would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for providing MC and auctioneering services on th e day and in particular for dressing up as a pirate and contributing towards the theme and atmosphere of the day.
On behalf of the Melkbosstrand Neighbourhood Watch, very many thanks for yet another successful auction at our Fundraising Golf Day, we are extremely delighted with the results and would like to book your services again for next year.
Geoff HodgesMNHW Golf Day Coordinator
Thank you so much for your enthusiasm, optimism and motivation.
We would/ could not have done this without you. You are amazing as an auctioneer, and you received many compliments from the guests. One even asked me “Where did you find him, he’s dynamic?”!
You are part of a team, and are welcome to come and stay when you want to – and relax a bit more than you did last time.
Thank you for arranging the hotel, which gave excellent service, food and ambience, thank you for bringing in items for auction, plus bringing in the “big” buyer, and thank you for visiting Wild Rescue and caring!
Dearest Joey Burke! The Amazing! The Incredible!
Thank you for doing a fantastic job yet again!
The feedback has been so positive and your energy and passion is so evident.
We cannot do what we do without you! You are truly a wonderful example of a human doing and not just a human being!
Continue on this wonderful journey of changing lives! This is truly your gift and calling.
Enjoy your stay! You deserve it.
Michelle, Kevin and the entire very appreciative team at the Amy Foundation and the over 2000 beneficiaries J
Our table had a lot of fun, but even more admiration for the challenge that you have taken on – and the passion with which you and your team are doing it ! Well done to Joey as well, what a living advert for your cause ! Looking forward to the specialist consultation that I invested in !
Best wishes for the journey !