A Bid for Success

An inspiring MC / Auctioneer

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About Brian

Working to help those in need

Brian makes strong connections with all the organizations he works with. Providence Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle is a great example. Brian has MC’ed the “Black Tie Bingo for Providence Mount St. Vincent since 2004. Not only does this facility help the elderly–two-thirds of whom have outlived their resources–”The Mount” also hosts a thriving daycare and preschool, called the Intergenerational Learning Center. Brian’s kids are proud graduates of the “ILC,” and he’s proud to be part of Providence’s fundraising efforts. 

Past MC / Events


Auctioneer: North Hill Co-op

MC / Auctioneer

I was fortunate to be the auctioneer for the North Hill Co-op‘s auction last year in Tacoma and I’m excited to be on tap for the event in June of 2020! In the photo above, that’s me with teacher/superstar Nicole Hall, with a superhero theme that showed just how super-powered this event was! North Hill […]

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Brian Callanan Hosting as MC

Moderator: Seattle Speaks

MC / Auctioneer

Over the past 8-plus years I’ve worked at The Seattle Channel, I really enjoyed the work I was able to do with Town Hall and City Club with their “Seattle Speaks” project. The photo you’re seeing here is from one of our town-hall style events regarding our state’s challenges with funding K-8 education, from a […]

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Featured Project

Moderating Important Discussions

Brian moderated Laird Norton’s “Thought Forum” about the future of the Seattle Waterfront in the spring of 2019 with some important local leaders from the Seattle Foundation, the Friends of the Waterfront, and many others.

Featured Project

An Event with Heart

Brian has helped build up the White Center Food Bank’s Harvest Dinner event over the past eight years as an MC/video producer. Watch the video to learn more about the need in the White Center area, and the innovative ways the Food Bank is working to help.