Joe, thank you for your professionalism and enthusiasm to make the Sony Open Draw Party auction a success for the last three years. -Ray Stosik, Tournament Director
MAHALO NUI LOA Thank you SO MUCH for bringing your amazing talents to VegFest Oahu! We are deeply grateful to you for giving our community your generous gifts of time, energy, skill and enthusiasm on our stage! Enclosed is a token of our appreciation - we certainly know you deserve much more. Your performance at VegFest Oahu will be fondly remembered by thousands of lovers of compassion, health and sustainability for years to come!
Joy Waters & Michael Wall   VegFest Oahu
Celebrate. Learn. Taste.
I was absolutely delighted and beside myself, watching you lead the auction. $1500 for a $895 item. My goodness. Thank you for lending our event your exuberant energy to our special event!
Pam Chambers
Executive Director of the legendary Winner’s Circle
Surfer Joe The Auctioneer

Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc

On behalf of 
Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc. and theSony Open in Hawaii PGA Tour tournament, I want to thank you for participating as “The Auctioneer” at the 2018 Sony Open Draw Party in January. Through your efforts, forty-one thousand dollars was raised for Hawaii’s charities this year as three PGA TOUR professional selections were auctioned!

Since we began this auction three years ago at the Sony Open Draw Party, over eighty-seven  thousand dollars ($87,000) has been raised for Friends of Hawaii Charities! These funds  raised are directed to support Hawaii programs that benefit the children, women, elderly, and impoverished. This year alone, the funds raised resulted in a thirty-six percent (36%) increase over 2017. This success is due largely to your amazing talent as auctioneer to create the excitement and rally the audience to participate in the auction.

Joe, thank you for your professionalism and enthusiasm to make the Sony Open Draw Party auction a success for the last three years. Your support continues to make charity the biggest winners at the Sony Open in Hawaii!

Mahalo nui loa,
Ray Stosik  Tournament Director
Surfer Joe The Auctioneer


For the past fifteen years, I have created, produced and managed special fundraising events for nonprofit organizations both in Hawaii and on the Mainland, including producing the First Annual Taste of Honolulu, YWCA Downtown Decadence, YWCA Leader Luncheon, annual meetings, silent and live auctions, jewelry auctions, Challenge4Charity Live Auction, golf tournaments, black-tie dinners, Olympic Weekends and more. 

I have hired Joe Teipel a few times and attended many charity fund-raisers here in Hawaii featuring a live auction where he was the auctioneer. I was impressed with his professionalism, support team and ability to increase the average bids, number of competing bidders and overall increased net profit. In addition to positively impacting the net profit, and more importantly to me, as the professional fund-raiser, participants left the event with an appreciation and enthusiasm for the charity and the event itself, generating long-term goodwill and monetary support from donors. 

I was also impressed to learn recently that in addition to being the live auctioneer, he also provides pre-event consulting about auction creation and implementation and provides his clients with a “How To” guide, which includes templates and systems for every aspect of auction special event management. 

I recommend hiring Joe Teipel to nonprofits that currently have live auction events as well as those without because he simplifies the event management, lessens stress and anxiety and makes it fun again!"

Kehau Kali, President of HO`IKE ENTERPRISES, LLC