About the Auction

The auction is one of the most exciting elements of every KACF Gala! Expect another fantastic silent and live auction this year with exciting lots for you to bid on, including trips, golf outings, jewelry and fashion, one-of-a-kind experiences, and more.

If you would like to donate an item for auction, please click HERE to download a pdf of the donation form. For any other questions related to auction, please feel free to contact Tracie Basch at auction@kacfny.org

Live Auctioneer

CK Swett
CK Swett
Heritage Auctions

We are pleased to have CK Swett as the auctioneer at this year's Gala. CK is a volunteer charity auctioneer who hails from Sacramento, CA. Upon graduation from Duke University in 2004, he began his career in the art auction world in 2006. This spring, CK joined the prestigious Dallas-based auction house, Heritage, where, among a number of responsibilities, he serves as a licensed art auctioneer.

Through his charity auction work over the last three years, he has helped raise nearly $15 million for more than a thousand charitable foundations with causes ranging from orphans in Malawi, veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, to public schools in Manhattan, and the American Cancer Society. He was hailed by The New York Times as having "managed to shake up the staid world of auctioneering," and recently set the world auction record for boxing memorabilia, selling the gloves that legendary boxer Muhammad Ali wore during his 1965 fight against Floyd Patterson for $1.1 million on behalf of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

If you would like to contact CK Swett regarding charity auctions or other partnerships, you may find him at ck@ha.com.