Director of Client Success

Erin Williams BAS, PRI

Our mission is to help you maximize your fundraising events and create memorable donor experiences.

About Erin

After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, specializing in Public Relations from Greenville University in Illinois, Erin began her career in agriculture communication. During this time, she supported national fundraising campaigns and hosted various fundraising events in support of local and state food pantries. This cultivated a passion for fundraising, donor development and excellent guest experiences. Since joining Raising Paddles as a Fundraising Ambassador, Erin has completed training at the Professional Ringmen’s Institute and graduated from World Wide College of Auctioneering. She one of only 250 auctioneers in the world to hold the Benefit Auction Specialist designation. Erin is excited to share knowledge and experience with you to help you grow!

Erin’s Roots

Erin’s father and his father before him have helped thousands of American farmers make profitable decisions. Her grandfather, Archie Williams, began Williams Fertilizer in 1970. Fifty years later, Erin’s father, Kevin, still receives phone calls from agriculture dealers requesting  to speak to Archie about their fertilizer needs. He was an expert resource for many. He put the needs of his customers first and helped them reach their goals. Erin aspires to mirror her grandfather’s noble efforts by serving as an asset to your team, prioritizing your needs and assisting you in pursuit of your goals. Erin’s objective is your success.

Erin, along with your Raising Paddles auctioneer, will partner to bring you ideas and strategies to grow your fundraising. Consider her another asset and part of your team as you plan your event.


As a first time chair for the biggest annual fundraiser for our Academy with very little time to plan, I was blown away by not only Erin’s professionalism and ability to do her job effectively, but the care she showed.  She consistently demonstrated true care for OUR mission and OUR values.  She took the time to get to know US as a family with a unique culture so she could cultivate language that spoke to the hearts of our donors.  As an organization steeped in faith and family, it is important that we focus on fellowship and the meaning of each gift, large or small.  Erin took the time to learn about us so that she could reflect this spirit.  She also came to each of our preparation and debriefing meetings with innovative ideas that allowed us to develop an event that capitalized on the strengths of our Committee, Board, and donors.  I have received many, many compliments for her work from our community.  She will be sought by our family for years to come!

Julia, Event Chair
Erin Williams was an outstanding Master of Ceremonies and Auctioneer. I was so pleased by her professionalism and her desire to help our community. She knew our mission and provided us an experience that celebrated what makes Holy Cross Academy a great school. Her work with us made us feel like she was a part of our community. One attendee responded, “The way that she is speaking made it feel like she is a part of the Holy Cross Academy community.” That is the best compliment I could give her. Erin is a big reason why our Gala was so successful.
President, Holy Cross Academy



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