Thank you for your diligence. The site looks GREAT!! Appreciate you SO, SO much!!

Let’s go make some money for this foundation now!


I just finished a call with Kayla. She is such a joy to work with!
You are your team are so professional. We are so fortunate we found you!  Thank you to you and your team!!


Kayla!! You’re amazing! Thank you so much for your extremely hard work with inputting everything! It looks great! We are anxiously watching as people bid. I might go insane as I watch! Anyways, I’m so so excited and thank you again!

Nancy V

You’re the best!  And thank you for helping us make SO MUCH MONEY!!  Can’t wait to see you again next year!


Fabulous! Kayla and Dean so rock big time! So grateful to have you with us. You’re amazing! Thank you!


You guys were incredible. I had high expectations based on Chandini’s recommendation but y’all blew those away! Awesome awesome.

Ivan Z

Fabulous! Kayla and Dean so rock big time! So grateful to have you with us. You’re amazing! Thank you!


HI Dean, Ron Corning and I just returned from Vegas and Lady Gaga.  I cannot thank you enough for not only getting our seats upgraded but for also covering half the cost. We were in the 10th row, just right of center!!! Her show was incredible- would see it again in a heartbeat!  She is quite a talent, and very real. Tony Bennett showed up and sang a few songs with her- the icing on the cake. Hope this finds you well and that you are keeping busy.


You did awesome!!! You helped us raise so much additional money. I’m already looking forward to having you back next year 🙂


2019 Dallas Mavs Foundation announced that the goal of raising $1 million for Mavs Foundation charities had been well-exceeded: $1.3 million. And with the record-setting live auction dinner with Dirk Nowitzki @ Nick and Sam’s raising $340,000!!!!

Dallas Mavs Foundation

The 2019 21st Annual Bishop’s Gala was the most successful in Catholic Charities Dallas history, raising over $2MM. This record-setting night provides CCD the resources to help tens of thousands of families, seniors, children, and individuals who are living in poverty. We are so grateful for your support.

Catholic Charities

WAY TO GO! We are excited to announce the final profit from the gala… $700,000 !!!! Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to get us to this point – we blew away our budget to charities of $550,000! Gala, Auction, Corporate, Reservations, all of the Board and every member deserves a standing ovation.  We are so proud to be a part of this organization with you all. This will allow us to grant more requests for our charities next Wednesday night! This is will be the highest amount we have given to charities ever!

The Children's Fund

‘“Thank you so much for everything, Kayla. I am still playing catch up, and I am behind in giving proper thanks. The auction, along with check-in and check-out ran so smoothly. I really appreciate all your work on the front end to make that happen—not to mention everything you do on site and immediately following the event. Thank you for making the magic happen!”

“Thank you for helping Firehouse with a successful first auction!”


“Dean and his team did a great job at making our Big Dreams gala a success. Dean’s auctioneering skills helped the live auction part of the event go better than expected. Dean and Kayla were a great resource before the event helping our staff finalize trip packages that sold for more than we expected. In addition to the live auction, Dean did an excellent job getting the entire crowd involved in supporting The Concilio through selling raffle tickets and fun games. Overall it was a great night with a nice return.”


“Good afternoon Dean, On behalf of the AWARE team and HAS Events, thank you for a rousing Live Auction!

Again thank you very much for a lively and fun auction! Looking forward to working with you again.”

H. Sneed

“Hi, Dean!! Everyone had a great time and we are thrilled with the results! I don’t have the breakdown but in total, we raised $295,000 with both the silent and live auction so nearly $100,000 more than last year.”


“Fabulous job last night and had many compliments as well as a lead for our services! They had never used a system like that and it was flawless……Thanks for your professionalism!”

Hey Dean, The Pat Green Foundation did great, still working on final numbers. You did great and everybody was very pleased! Thank you,”

“Dean and Kayla:

Thank you, for allowing me an opportunity to shadow you guys at last Friday’s event. Dean, you were awesome! Kayla, thank you for your patience – your team looked very professional.

You guys did a fantastic job – everything appeared to be very seamless behind the scenes.”

“Once again, another great event. The auction went fantastic, and the support continued even after the event. Kayla continues to amaze with her efforts and quick responsiveness with all questions. Thank you!”
“Can I just say you guys are awesome! In the last four years that we have had an auctioneer and bidding technology, we have NEVER had as much response and help from the company as you guys have given. It is so appreciated!!!”
Kayla handled everything from A-Z for our check-in and our silent auction (bidder numbers, bid-sheets, registration, checkout, etc.). They got great reviews from our guests. Dean, of course, did our live auction, heads or tails, etc. He’s definitely one of, if not “the”, best in the business and keeps the audience involved at a high level. A number of companies have contacted me asking for my business but I wouldn’t even consider getting a quote because I’ve been so pleased with Dean and Kayla.”
We are so glad we hired Dean McCurry and his team to manage our auction! Moving into the 21st century with the Qtego bidding system helped to create excitement for our auction this year and ultimately helped us to reach our fundraising goals. The onsite team was knowledgeable, engaging, and committed to making sure everything ran smoothly throughout the evening. Before, during, and after, Kayla was our go-to person and there for us for any questions we had!”
Kayla, she has been a godsend to us, so helpful in so so many ways. She has gone over and above what she was contracted for having to answer, I am sure, so many more emails and phone calls than she expected (I am positive she will be so glad when we get this wrapped-up). The check-in and check-out have never been so smooth which made such a difference in the bidders checking out and picking up their items. We were able to leave early from the Sunday pick-up and it only took a few hours on Monday morning to “clear” discrepancies. (last year it took until Friday). The video work she did was exactly what we needed and she “understood” Maureen and me when we didn’t understand exactly ourselves. She is GREAT!”
Dean is booked almost every week-end-sometimes for multiple events-and I can also speak to his participation in other events around Dallas. I couldn’t be more positive in my recommendation to have Dean McCurry as your auctioneer. I have chaired 4 major fundraisers in Dallas since 2000-and I have ALWAYS had Dean as the auctioneer-and he just gets better every time!”
Dean, your energy, and passion created the most successful Live Auction and Fund-A-Child ever-I didn’t think it was possible but the numbers doubled from the previous year! Your sense of humor and enthusiasm kept the crowd in their seats until the last item was sold and the last dollar spent!”
“We would like to especially recognize Kayla Aalbers for her efforts and absolute professionalism in supporting our goals throughout the process. The QTEGO text-bidding system was amazing! It made our Silent Auction very profitable and exciting as well allowed us to open the bidding several days ahead of our event. We set another record this year which was greatly attributed to your services and staff.”
Thank you for serving as our auctioneer Saturday evening. You did a very professional and enjoyable job. And though I was quietly an initial skeptic about texting the silent auction, it was fun, it was easy and a great addition to our club process.”

I would suggest you take a look at Dean McCurry Auction Services.  They helped us with our RISD Boots and Bowties Gala, which was the first of it’s kind and they made it run so smooth!  They created the ticket sales page, managed the table assignments, staffed check-in, supplied cute raffle girls/spotters and a great auctioneer during the event.  I believe that partnering with them doubled the funds we raised at our event – ALL at a super affordable rate.

Monica Scott

I wanted to reach out to you to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at your home in Sandpoint.

We spent the week there with our children and grandchildren and had fun family time playing cards and games and jigsaw puzzles.  We also did some hiking and touring of the area.  We especially enjoyed the Tree to Tree adventure course in Athol.  The hot tub came in really handy after that workout!  It is not very often we are able to get all of us together in one place and your home was the perfect size!

Dusty & Kathy


We have a full team of trained, licensed auctioneers and spotters with experience specifically in the non-profit sector. We come prepared to engage the crowd, entice bidding, and work with your organization to increase event fundraising.


Mobile bidding with Qtego is a game-changer. Mobile bidding increases sales, keeps buyers engaged and bidding, and streamlines the purchasing process. We bring the equipment, the bid sheets, and the support staff. Raise your bids and your experience with Qtego.


From the beginning of the planning stage through the day of your event, our support team will help you perfect your silent auction. Our staff is trained, professional, and helpful so that your guests can bid easily and often. Whatever you need, our team is here to help.


We can arrange travel to the most sought-after destinations on the planet. We have amazing local, national, and international trips available to fit the needs of your guests. Raise money for your cause and give your guests the experience of a lifetime.


Increase revenue during an event with designated raffle ticket sellers. Our team of models is professional, engaging, and passionate about raising funds for your non-profit organization. Including raffle sales in your event is an easy way to increase guest participation and involvement.


Want to see the team in action? Decorating ideas? Delicious catering choices? Looking to create something new and exciting for your next event? Spark some new ideas for your next event by checking out our recent photos, videos, news articles, and helpful event planning blog posts.



Check out the highlights from the International Student Foundation’s Better. Together. At Home 2020 Gala.

Virtual Auctions are here–and are a successful way to continue fundraising during this time when large gatherings are still restricted. Thank you to the leadership at The Taylor Hooton Foundation for your feedback on your virtual event!

Thank you to Hopeful Beginnings for their feedback!

Check out the highlights from our recent event with Hopeful Beginnings!