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February 02, 2016 09:00 ET

Maestro Helps Set New Fundraising Record for American Airlines Sky Ball XIII

Text2Bid System Enabled Guests to Bid and Pay on Silent Auction Items Using Their Smartphones

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwired - Feb 2, 2016) - MaestroSoft, the premier provider of charity fundraising solutions utilized by major organizations such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association, today announced that their Text2Bid system played a vital role in helping American Airlines, in support of the Airpower Foundation, hold its most successful Sky Ball event ever, setting a new fundraising record of 2.2 million dollars. The donations will provide much needed support to our nation's military, veterans and their families. Text2Bid allowed the more than 8,000 attendees to participate in the silent auction over two days without having to use traditional paper bid forms.

The event provided MaestroSoft an opportunity to work together with American Airlines and co-sponsors Microsoft, Budweiser®, Bell Helicopter, PSAV®, Barclaycard and others to eliminate the need for guests to pre-register and check-in for the auction. After sending a short text to register their phone, guests could view and bid on the complete catalog of items, receive notifications when outbid, add items to "watch lists" and even make cash donations.

All successful bidders received a text link to pay and completed payments using their phones. Since the event was broadcast to all military installations worldwide, one of the premier items was sold to a winning bidder in Colorado who didn't even attend the event. 

"By eliminating traditional paper bid forms, Text2Bid also solved one of the major issues with prior Sky Ball event auctions, which was asking guests to enter personal information on public bid forms," said Ken Kleve, President and COO, MaestroSoft. "Equally important, Air Power now has access to all registered bidders cell phone numbers for follow up and to offer additional opportunities to contribute."

Sky Ball XIII featured three days of events honoring our nation's military and supporting local schools through educational outreach programs. The festivities included a free concert featuring Pitbull and Terry Fator. The events culminated with the Sky Ball Gala honoring our service men who served during the Vietnam era.

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MaestroSoft is the premier provider of charity fundraising solutions in the U.S. A leader in mobile bidding, the company's Text2Bid service is used by major organizations such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the American Diabetes Association and others. MaestroSoft recently launched Text2Fund, a versatile mobile fundraising service optimized for rapid deployment and receipt of funds. It's an easy and ultra-convenient way to immediately contribute to any campaign using a PayPal account. For more information, visit www.maestrosoft.com

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