Testimonial: Amanda Valley, BAS

As a thoroughly average student (125th out of 250 in my high school senior class), it never occurred to me that I would ever be a scholarship winner. And up until my first Conference & Show, I only ever said “Aha!” when I had solved a particularly tricky crossword clue, or found a piece in a really hard 1,000-piece puzzle. But now I want to shout “AHA!” from the mountaintops because it means so much more. Auctioneers Helping Auctioneers made it possible for me to attend my first Benefit Auction Summit by awarding me a scholarship!

Attending the Minneapolis Conference & Show was incredibly impactful for me. It cemented my love of the auction method of marketing. It also gave me a huge case of #FOMO that I was not attending the Benefit Auction Summit in San Antonio! That’s when I was made aware of the scholarship opportunity. With the encouragement of my mentor, Misty Marquam from Marquam Auction Agency, I very quickly got my recommendations and materials together with just the hope that I would be at least considered. It never occurred to me that I would be awarded! I was so honored when I got the news and did not waste a second in booking my travel. 

The Summit was an incredible experience. The education, the camaraderie and THE Coach Burt! It was an incredible experience and one I will never forget. Thank you to all of my colleagues who have donated to the National Auctioneers Foundation. Your generosity made my participation possible!

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