Freddie Silveria BAS founded FSA Auctions in 2016 after attending the World Wide College of Auctioneering in Iowa. In 2018, Freddie earned his Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation in Las Vegas. The BAS designation is like the “MBA” for Fundraising Auctioneers and less than 40 auctioneers in California have earned it. In 2020, Freddie pivoted quickly and conducted over 45 virtual/hybrid fundraising events that fundraised millions for nonprofits, charities & schools. Since, Freddie presented on “Virtual Fundraising Events” for the 2020 National Auctioneers Association Benefit Auctioneers Summit, the 2020 NAA Benefit Auctioneer Specialist designation, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Impact Foundry and for mobile bidding software companies.
Today, FSA Auctions provides everything clients need for virtual/hybrid fundraising events including “How to Tutorial” videos, templates, dozens of examples from prior virtual/hybrid events & more.
What many people don’t know… Freddie got into benefit auctioneering by accident from his passion for making a difference. For the last seven years, Freddie Silveria has spoken with over 100,000 students across the world about leadership, character & kindness. Notable speaking engagements include: India, Honduras, Mexico City, Canada, Harvard Medical School, Georgetown University, UC Berkeley & more.
Freddie grew up in Sacramento and graduated from Saint Mary’s College in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is an AFP Board Member, Saint Mary’s College Alumni Board Member, Social Venture Partners (Partner & Nonprofits Coach), Impact Foundry Faculty Member, Rotarian & Philanthropist.