A native Londoner now based in New York City; Jacqueline Towers-Perkins is an international auctioneer & fundraiser. For almost fifteen years, she has worked with organizations globally to fundraise for charitable causes and has served as auctioneer at some of the most prominent galas and benefit events in the world.
An auction house veteran, Jacqueline previously served as a principal auctioneer and Vice President in some of the world’s leading auction houses, including Bonhams Auctioneers and Sotheby’s New York. During her storied career as an auctioneer of Fine Art and luxury objects, she coordinated hundreds of auctions, selling some of the world's most coveted objects for hundreds of millions of dollars. A professional and highly trained auctioneer, Jacqueline gained unparalleled knowledge and skills in the psychology of bidding and raising money, enabling her to effectively drive participation, escalate values, and maximise fundraising.
In addition to her professional auctioneering, for over a decade Jacqueline ran her own independent auctioneering and fundraising consultancy, sharing the stage with global leaders of finance, entertainment, tech, and politics. Over the years she has auctioneered to thousands of bidders and raised millions for charity.
Uniquely talented within the fundraising space, Jacqueline couples her professional skills with a highly engaging and dynamic stage presence to create memorable and entertaining experiences that achieve spectacular results for her clients.
Building on over a decade of experience as a lead auctioneer for some of the world's premier auction houses, paired with the knowledge of establishing her own benefit auctioneer consultancy, in 2024 Jacqueline founded Towers & Co.: a global auctioneer agency and fundraising consultancy delivering white glove service for fundraising events.