Who We Are

“I can’t believe how calm you are!” That’s what we often hear. With more than 25 years of non-profit event management and charity event management experience, we know what it takes to produce a successful event.

Successful fundraising is a science as well as an art. We work with the most sophisticated auction management and fundraising software programs available. Plus, we provide fundraising event management expertise and support that will make your event an extra-special experience for you and your guests. Year after year, our clients come back because of our proven results and unparalleled service.

Auction Event Solutions was founded by Eileen Hayden 25+ years ago with a desire to serve the non-profit industry by providing expertise in non-profit event management software and fundraising event support services. She now consults with clients throughout the country, specializing in gala events, auctions and golf tournaments.

Meet Eileen Hayden, CFRE

Eileen Hayden has more than 25 years of experience in charity event management and non-profit event management. She is a certified fundraising executive and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Additionally, she previously served on the board for the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Eileen also has a certificate in fundraising from the University of California, Irvine.

Eileen’s career started at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she managed an annual giving campaign, established a travel program, and executed major fundraising events for the UCLA Athletic Department. Prior to opening her business, she was program director for the UCI Alumni Association, where she produced many events, including the annual “Lauds & Laurels” recognition dinner.

Meet Fabia Sanz:

Fabia has been an event lead with Auction Event Solutions from its inception. Her attention to detail and calm demeanor makes her an oasis in the craziness of an event night. Fabia can do it all from data entry to item pickup. Her 25+ years of experience makes everything she does look effortless. She always seems to have some kind of magic because when Fabia is on site problems just seam to disappear.

Meet Kaci Massie

Kaci started with Auction Event Solutions over 10 years ago as a support staff member and quickly found her niche. She became our item/reconfiguration specialist; where over the years she has re-imagined the way we do item requests and item pick up. She truly has a passion for her clients and loves to come up with fun new ideas for their events. It is her out of the box and quick thinking that have made her an excellent event lead over the last 5+ years.

Left to right: Eileen Hayden, Fabia Sanz, Kaci Massie


Testimonial 1

I could go on and on about how rainbows appear when you ladies arrive!!! Working with Event Solutions staff (Fabia and Kaci) is such a breeze and stress free. They are always on-time, organized and efficient in all aspects of our event. They are Positive, Patient and Professional. Couldn’t manage our events without them!

Penny Strenger
Rosters OC

Testimonial 2

Event Solutions has been our saving grace! They have not only provided vital night-of resources, staffing, and expertise for our fundraisers – but they have helped us grow our events over these many years. They are always able to provide us with needed guidance, information on the newest techniques and technology, and have helped us take our events to the next level. Moreover, when most people may get flustered during large events – nothing can shake them! Their calm demeanor and experience are truly priceless.

Kristina Wallace, Director of Development and Operations
Camp del Corazon

Testimonial 3

How much does “Peace of Mind” cost? I was able to use this team again and my Executive Director and Board of Directors could not believe the seamless registration check-in and auction check-out. The ladies are worth their weight in gold…who has, or can afford, trained auction/software staff on board for a once a year event?

Mary Martin-Coor, Event Manager
Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine

Testimonial 4

It’s hard to direct a weekend with thirteen moving events within three days. I was fortunate to be able to utilize AES and the team for the last three years of this event. The calmness and organization that came when the crew walked through the door made my job so much easier knowing that the silent and live auction would be handled efficiently and orderly once I handed over the baton.

Mary Martin-Coor
Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational

Contact Us

    Auction Event Solutions
    821 W Bay Ave
    Newport Beach, CA 92661
    (949) 675-1709