Eric Hummel, Our Gala Auctioneer

000Eric_headshot_(4)Eric is an owner and the V.P. of Marketing for Hummel Bros in New Haven CT. He started working in the family business at 13 years old and has been there full time since 1985.

Eric has served on many boards in the past including the South Central Ct Chapter of the American Red Cross, Leukemia Society as well as being a Trustee for Cheshire Academy. He has also served on numerous committees throughout the years.

In 1996 Eric was asked to be the auctioneer at Picnic in the Park. With no previous experience at auctioning Eric gave it a try and the event was a success. Now he does between 20 – 30 auctions a year and over time his auctioning has raised over 1 million dollars for local charities such as St Raphaels Hospital, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Columbus House and JDRF just to name a few.

Eric received the 1997 Financial Development and the 1999 Copeland Award from The Red Cross, The 2003 Power of the People Award from Columbus House,  the 2009 Dr. Babar Award from The Friends of Yale-New Haven Childrens Hospital and the 2012 Community Partnership Award from JDRF.

Eric is married to his beautiful wife Susan for almost 30 years. They have 2 children, Katie and Sam.

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