Auctioneers come in all shapes and sizes, with a wide variety of experiences. However, using an auctioneer who sells cattle for a living may not be the best choice to conduct a fundraising auction. There’s a big distinction between benefit auctions and commercial or estate auctions. Commercial auctions are all about speed. Time is money.
Benefit auctions are about 2 things – Entertainment and Building Support. A Certified Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS), knows the ins and outs of converting fundraising guests into organizational supporters. We are the first auctioneers in Colorado to earn the coveted BAS designation, and we have years of experience in creating profitable, entertaining, and memorable benefit events.
We not only have certified Benefit Auctioneers, but we have experienced and trained bid-spotters, with skills uniquely suited for benefit auctions. We have benefit advisors on staff to help you with the planning process from start to finish. We have talented staff to act as your Emcee or hosts. We have the people, the training, and the experience to make your next benefit auction event a Schur Success.
Shannon Schur, CAI, BAS
President Schur Success Benefit Auctions
Shannon is the President & CEO of Schur Success Benefit Auctions and Ray Fenter & Associates, Inc., an auction business founded by her father in Arvada, Colorado. She and Rich are the first Auctioneers in Colorado to earn the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation, and among the first in the nation to do so.
Shannon is an active member of the Colorado Auctioneers Association, and served as President in 2002. In January 2004, Shannon became the first female finalist in the history of the State Bid Calling Championship Contest.
As a member of the NAA, Shannon served on the St. Jude’s Fundraising committee in 2008, the Technology Committee from 2001-2003 and has served on the Public Relations Committee as well as.
Richard D. Schur, MS Ed., SPHR, BAS
Certified Benefit Auctioneer Specialist
In addition, we have many skilled, professional associates who we can draw on based upon your needs and schedule. We’ll match the right personality to your event and audience to ensure a Schur Success.
Larry T. Deaton, A.A.R.E., Realtor - Auctioneer
Larry Deaton is a graduate of the Continental School of Auctioneering in Mankato, MN, and has been conducting Benefit Auctions for years, both as an Auctioneer and as a Ringman. Larry recently completed his BAS (Benefit Auctioneer Specialist) training in Seattle. His infectious smile and energy is sure to bring smiles to your guests and bidders.