Terri Walker, CAI, BAS, CES

This time of year is always so busy with the beginning of school, ball games, season changes and, of course, work. It appears everyone is always asking for money, or time or an ear of which to bend. Well, I want your ear and time to share some thoughts I have about Foundation giving.  Our Foundation—yes itContinue reading “Terri Walker, CAI, BAS, CES”

Marjorie Hartman, CAI, AMM

I started in the auction industry more than 20 years ago with Matt Hurley and Hurley Auctions in Greencastle, Pennsylvania. Matt always urged me to attend NAA conferences and educational seminars to learn more about the business and to always be on the cutting edge of new technology. I never knew then how much thisContinue reading “Marjorie Hartman, CAI, AMM”

Michael Upp

Fifteen years ago, I joined Mitch-Stuart to serve the non-profit community and help them raise money. Within six months, I experienced firsthand the impact professional auctioneers made on a non-profit organization’s success. Over time I learned more about the industry, earned my BAS designation, and attended the Benefit Auction Summit and Conference & Show—all ofContinue reading “Michael Upp”

Joseph B. Diehl, JD, CPA

Five years ago—upon retiring at age 67, I felt that I still had much to do to give back. Decades ago, I started working as a CPA in the for-profit sector; halfway through my career, I became a nonprofit executive. So the transition from being Mr. Over-Achiever to being Mr. Retired-Person was difficult. Having grownContinue reading “Joseph B. Diehl, JD, CPA”

Damien Massart, CAI, AMM, BAS, GPPA

Growing up as a child, my parents taught my three sisters and me many things, including the lesson of giving to receive. As a child, I didn’t fully understand what this meant; however, as the years went by, I slowly began to fully understand and embrace this concept, both in my personal life and inContinue reading “Damien Massart, CAI, AMM, BAS, GPPA”