Matt Lorch



As our auctioneer, Matt was an instrumental part in helping the Seattle Hotel Association’s Evening of Hope Gala benefiting Mary’s Place raise the most money in its 21-year history.
We are so grateful for his support!
His energy and enthusiasm were magnificent.
He was an absolute rock star!
We hope to have him back again!
— Marty Hartman, Mary's Place Executive Director

Matt’s professionalism and stage presence were an integral part of our event. Matt wholeheartedly supports inclusive health and by sharing his family’s story, he helped paint a picture of how we have the power to make the world an inclusive place for people of all abilities.
— Dr. Timothy P. Shriver, Ph.D. – Chairman, Special Olympics International

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We could not have been more pleased with what Matt did for us and our community. He demonstrated such special care to understand the significance of the event and set the perfect tone from beginning to end. We look forward to working with Matt for many years to come!
— Trip Switzer, Vice President of Development, The Museum of Flight

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We really appreciated Matt’s extensive auction expertise. He fostered a strong feeling of connection to the cause. In addition, he brought some great ideas to us, one of which netted us 5000% return on an auction item!
We wholeheartedly recommend Matt as an event auctioneer/emcee. We’ll definitely be working with him again!
— Julie Greenberg, Development Specialist, Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center

Matt revolutionized our live auction and program. He is the perfect mix of humor, humility, energy, and confidence. Furthermore Matt was great to work with during weeks leading up to event – he listens well, he’s engaged, he shows up, he prepares, and he brings tremendous experience so he knows the best tricks of the trade, and questions to ask. I recommend Matt Lorch as an event emcee without hesitation, he’s the best.
— Ben Reuler, Executive Director, Seattle Works

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The energy, confidence and passion Matt brings to the stage as the emcee at Jungle Party and Thrive Leadership Awards helps to engage and inspire our community to give more. We are proud to call Matt part of the zoo community. We are fortunate to work with him and benefit from his many talents. We are excited to have the opportunity to work with him again!
— Alejandro Grajal, Woodland Park Zoo’s President and CEO

It was an absolute pleasure to work with Matt Lorch as our emcee this past spring for the 2016 Evergreen Gala. Matt’s professionalism, his attention to detail and fun-loving energy were a great addition to our signature fund-raising event, which this year raised $1.25 million to support EvergreenHealth’s Family Maternity Center. We look forward to working with Matt again this next year and hopefully in the years to come.
— Christie Elliott, Director of Corporate Giving, Events and Operations, Evergreen Health Foundation

We couldn’t be more thrilled with the job Matt did for SCORES. He lead us to our most successful auction in the past 9 years. His genuine enthusiasm and positive energy led our staff and board throughout the entire auction process – before, during and after.
If you are looking for a professional, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and successful auctioneer, hire Matt Lorch!
— Carole Kelley, Executive Director, America SCORES Seattle,

Matt revitalized our live auction and program. He brings a remarkable balance of enthusiasm, humor, compassion and confidence. Matt also brings tremendous experience, allowing us to surpass our fundraising goal and wanting to jump in the next morning to do it all over again! I highly recommend Matt Lorch as an Auctioneer and can’t wait to have him back!
— Arzu Forough, President/CEO, Washington Autism Alliance and Advocacy

Guests loved the professional, yet very fun atmosphere created throughout the evening. I got nothing but rave reviews from guests.They were so impressed— he made me look great! I appreciated that he was so easy to work with. He knows how to engage the audience. His empathy and presence helped make the event the success that it was – we not only met our goal, we shattered our previous record! We want him back next year!
— Brenne Schario, Executive Director, Bridge Disability Ministries

“People at our auction loved that we had a news anchor as an emcee. It made the night more memorable. Matt also worked to gain knowledge and understanding of what we do and who we serve. As a professional communicator, he effectively conveyed that to the audience. Thanks to his efforts, we exceeded our fundraising goal from the previous year by nearly 30%. We hope to work with Matt on future fundraisers.”
— Michael Stewart, Executive Director, Boyer Children's Clinic

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This was by far the most fun, interactive, and profitable auctions we have ever had!
Matt was funny, engaging, and most importantly sincere. Our audience fell in love with his professionalism, warmth, and witty humor.
Our staff was so impressed and delighted to work with a detailed, kind and organized auctioneer.
We love Matt and have already booked him for our next event!
— Denise Costanten, Founder and Director, Brigadoon Service Dogs

I cannot say enough good things about Matt Lorch as an MC for Special Olympics Washington and most importantly a true supporter of our athletes and mission. Matt has brought a high-level of professionalism to both our Opening Ceremonies for Summer Games and our annual Breakfast with Champions (two straight years). Matt spent time investing himself in the events, understanding our goals and developing a deep understanding of the organization. In the end, he is not just an “MC”, but a true advocate for Special Olympics Washington, which goes miles with the athletes and potential donors.
— Dan Wartell, Vice President of Communications and HR, Special Olympics Washington

We have had the pleasure of working with Matt Lorch over the course of the last few years in our Elementary School Fundraising auctions. As an Emcee his energy is upbeat and entertaining while his smile and personality keep the attendees engaged and in the moment. He is able to work with various scenarios, is flexible and can adjust on the fly. We highly recommend Matt and look forward to working with him again in the near future.
— Tanya Franzen-Garrett, Somerset Elementary School Auction Co-Chair