RALEIGH, N.C. – National Agents Alliance held a silent auction Sunday morning during its “Be Your Own Rock Star” Leadership Conference at the Raleigh Convention Center for its prized guitar in front of an estimated 3,000 people. “Miss Liberty,” a six-string Mitchell guitar that traveled across North America with National Agents Alliance’s top agents during the last six months, netted $25,100 for Tim Goad International, which plans to use the money to build medical clinics and orphanages in Haiti.
The winning bid of $15,000 was actually made by Jane Albright, wife of National Agents Alliance President and Chief Executive Officer Andy Albright, but the Albrights decided to let David Noonan’s bid of $10,100 win in order to make a bigger impact for Tim Goad International.
In addition to the $25,100, an offering was also collected for the Goad family’s efforts in Haiti and all over the world. Tim Goad International is a humanitarian effort that has helped hundreds of thousands of people in more than 100 countries for more than 30 years.
“How cool is it to know that a guitar that’s been beat up and banged up traveling around the world with some of our top people brought that much at auction?” Andy Albright said. “My wife and I thought it was important to raise as much as possible for Tim and Gaye Goad, so they could make as big of an impact as possible. Jane and I were tickled to raise that money and we were excited that David Noonan would be so generous.”
Noonan, a mortgage protection specialist from Memphis, Tenn., said taking the guitar home was secondary to knowing that numerous children would benefit from the generosity of the Albrights and himself.
“At the end of the day, the story is not really about any of the characters,” Noonan said. “It’s not about the Goads, it’s not about the Albrights. It surely isn’t about me. In fact, it is not even really about ‘Miss Liberty.’ The story is about the mission work that will be done with all the collected funds from Sunday. Now, some kids in Haiti will receive medicines and clothing. The Goad and their ministry use 97 percent of their collected donations directly into field ministry all over the world.