Need a live auctioneer for your next charity event? Call DM Auction Services by: Steve Gamel Originally posted in CastleHillsMagazine.com Dean McCurry was merely trying to help out when he picked up a microphone to call a run-of-the-mill bingo night at his kids’ school more than 20 years ago. He was far from a professional, but a few ladies in attendance thought otherwise. “They said, ‘Hey, Dean. You’re great at calling bingo. Would you do our auction?’” Dean recalled. “I had never done something like that before, and even told them I don’t know what I’m doing, but I’ll give it a shot. We ended up raising $20-30,000, and they were shocked.” To make a long but interesting story short, what started as a “side thing” quickly grew into a full-time endeavor. Dean, a proud Castle Hills resident, retired as the Director of Sales for Western Digital in 2009, and in the years since, DM Auction Services practically became a household name. This full-service charity fundraising and event planning service helps raise an average of $3-5 million per year – including a staggering $5 million in 2018 – and has provided support for live benefit auctions for organizations that support everything from schools and churches to victims of crimes, children with cancer, senior citizens, military veterans, the homeless, special needs, and so many more. More than just an auctioneer, Dean takes a significant amount of burden off the organizers by offering value-added services such as bidding technology, trips, celebrity appearances, music and entertainment, raffle girls and raffle items, etc. “It’s a feel-good job because you’re helping people that need money to support their organization through fundraising,” Dean said. “That’s what we help people do.” If you would like to partner with DM Auction Services to make your next event your BEST event, visit www.dmautionservices.com or call (214) 783-8064.