The National Auctioneer Foundation is committed to the fulfillment of its mission to provide funding to advance and enrich the auction community.

Mission: The National Auctioneers Foundation provides funding to the National Auctioneers Association and to advance and enrich the auction community.

Vision: The National Auctioneers Foundation will be a permanent source of funding to support the National Auctioneers Association and/or the Auction Method of Marketing.

In the past ten years alone, in excess of $1.4 Million has been awarded to NAA to fund projects and programs such as:

The National Auctioneers Museum:

Housed within the NAA headquarters, the museum is open to all auction professionals as well as the public.  The museum provides a permanent and secure archive for an extensive (and growing) collection of vintage photos, documents, auction videos, audio recording, and memorabilia.  The museum not only preserves the rich history of the auction industry but also serves as an invaluable resource for industry information and research.


NAF administers and manages the scholarship funds for many NAA education programs, including:

  • The Larry McCool Scholarship was established in 2006 and provides tuition assistance to qualified auctioneers to attend Course I of the Certified Auctioneers Institute.
  • The Pat Massart Scholarship for Leaders was also established in 2006 and is awarded to recognize outstanding leadership of a CAI Course III student.
  • Other past initiatives have included scholarships to Conference and Show, Designation Academy, Benefit Auction Summit and other NAA educational summits.