Founded by Jim Alvarez in May of 2011, Gesture (formerly AuctionsByCellular/ABC) is a Chicago-based company that combines fun, easy-to-use technology with a team of charity event experts to help charities maximize fundraising efforts at their events.Gesture started their first year conducting 57 events using their proprietary mobile bidding technology to over 1000 events last year.  By allowing donors to bid anytime, anywhere they want, Gesture helps increase revenue and improve the guest experience for their charity partners. Gesture Charity Partners include Ronald McDonald House Charities, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Seven Eleven, Chicago Fire, Bulls, Sox and Blackhawks, Gigi’s Playhouse, National Kidney Foundation, American Red Cross, American Heart Association and more. In addition to mobile bidding, Gesture offers integrated ticketing, fast flawless check-in and checkout, text-to-donate and other fundraising services.

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Founded: 2011
Local Employees: 53
Location: Westmont
Type: Technology Company
Industries: Events, Technology

Company Reviews

Joining Gesture was a no-brainer. I already spent much of my free time volunteering for different charities and having the opportunity to impact many more meant a lot to me.

Brandon Stec
Marketing Manager
at Gesture

Gesture is always evolving. We have opportunities to think outside the box to achieve the best results for the charities we serve. We strive for excellence in our personal capacity every day.

Cara Dickerson
Senior Events Production Manager
at Gesture

Working at Gesture has been a dream job for me. I get to do what I love (building our world class mobile fundraising tech platform), on a great team, to help great causes.

John Polacek
Staff Software Engineer
at Gesture

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