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IN THE NEWS2020-05-12T15:13:00+00:00

Celebration Magazine

December 10th, 2019|DM Auction Services - In the News|

It began some 15 years ago when Dean McCurry accepted the request to conduct the calling at his kiddo’s school bingo game. After receiving thumbs up for the effort from a number of attendees, he was asked to be the auctioneer at the school’s auction. No experience brought to the table. No real idea as to exactly what to do. But his enthusiasm and “give it a shot” approach led him to take on the responsibility. The event went extremely well and resulted in the raising of $30,000 from $5,000 a year before. Such was the first “side thing” part-time/weekend auction calling endeavor that over subsequent years evolved into DM Auction Services. McCurry retired from his Director of Sales position with Western Digital in 2009 and decided to pursue the interest full-time. The Castle Hills company since its’ inception has been exclusively involved in fundraising auctions for organizations supporting [...]

Event featured in Paper City Magazine

June 10th, 2019|DM Auction Services - In the News|

The Children's Fund event in Houston is one of our biggest and most exciting events of the year. This year was a Cinderella-themed masked ball event. Beautiful night... and the media coverage keeps rolling in. Check out this article from Paper City https://www.papercitymag.com/society/childrens-fund-gala-cinderella-masked-ball/?city=Houston And once again, congratulations to everyone at Children's Fund and thank you so much for all the amazing work you do to raise money for children in your communities.

Another Successful Event for Catholic Charities

June 10th, 2019|DM Auction Services - In the News|

The 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! Check out the photo gallery by clicking here

Record Breaking Update from The Children’s Fund

May 6th, 2019|DM Auction Services - In the News|

Check out this update from the Children's Fund! 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. -- Kaylen and Nick Almost Retired Former Presidents

Need a Live Auctioneer for Your Next Event?

May 6th, 2019|DM Auction Services - In the News|

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 [...]

Glitzy Mavs Ball raises more than $1.3 million, shows franchise’s strengthened connection to fan base

March 2nd, 2019|DM Auction Services - In the News|

PUBLICATION : dallasnews.com AUTHOR : By Brad Townsend DATE : 3/2/2019 DIRECT LINK : https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-mavericks/mavericks/2019/03/02/glitzy-mavs-ball-raises-13-million-shows-franchises-strengthened-connection-fan-base In the latest indicator of the Mavericks franchise's upswing, its fourth annual Mavs Ball (presented by Smith Thompson Home Security) on Friday night had to move from Deep Ellum to a larger venue. Much larger. As in American Airlines Center. No doubt the evening's entertainment, Boyz II Men, was part of the allure for season-ticket holders' and corporate sponsors' gobbling of well over 100 dinner tables spread across the AAC's floor level, but the Mavericks' improved basketball fortunes certainly helped. Shortly after Boyz II Men took the stage at 10 p.m., it was announced that the goal of raising $1 million for Mavs Foundation charities had been well-exceeded: $1.3 million. "It's just gotten this big," owner Mark Cuban, pausing on the "blue carpet" for photos, said on his way into the [...]

Adding a little beat to the bidding

September 7th, 2018|DM Auction Services - In the News|

You don't want to miss this fun video... keeping that bidding going with a little rhythm. These guys were great! http://www.facebook.com/dmauctionservices/videos/725406521132237/?fb_dtsg_ag=Adw385Sp3CLGyXP4SCpHGzp20Jzx85z_6yqbbEKy0DcCDw%3AAdwzuArACo-u2TIERhNczSjP6HQ0Nq5qZ10FErPo1UmLoQ

22 Kill Luncheon

August 10th, 2018|DM Auction Services - In the News|

We are so honored to be part of the 22Kill community with not one, but TWO events this year to help raise awareness and funds for our veterans and emergency services personnel. If you’re only frame of reference for 22Kill is the pushup challenge, go check them out and learn more about their organization and suicide prevention.From their website…HISTORY OF 22KILL:In 2012, the Veterans’ Administration (VA) released a Suicide Data Report that found an average of 22 veterans die by suicide every day. The 22KILL initiative started in 2013, at first just as a social media movement to raise awareness, and later became an official 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 22KILL is committed to researching and understanding the common issues connected with suicide; including Post Traumatic Stress and depression, the various circumstances that they stem from, their effects on the individual, and the impact that suicide has on family, friends, and the community as a whole.OUR PURPOSE:As with [...]

Ramp up your fundraiser with these auction ideas

July 30th, 2018|DM Auction Services - In the News|

The key to sustaining excellent fundraising events is to keep it interesting. You know your crowd and what they like, but if your event becomes identical year after year, your guests will slow down on their interest and excitement. In addition to changing the theme, decor, and guest speakers... consider adding unique fundraising opportunities to your events. The live and silent auctions will bring in the bulk of your funds for the evening but there are some special items that will add some spark and excitement to your event. Wine Pull  It's a surprise where everyone wins! Set a price point based on the average price of the wine you have, cover the bottles/labels, and have your guest choose random numbers or bottles. For example, if your price point is $25, choose a selection of wines that range from $10 to $50. You may be able to get bulk [...]

Testimonial from A Children’s House for the Soul

February 28th, 2018|DM Auction Services - In the News|

RECOMMENDATION FOR DEAN MCCURRY AUCTION SERVICES Dear Someone-Looking-For-an-Auction-Company, Seriously, look no further! Dean McCurry Auction Services is exceptional, and I highly recommend them without reservations. I first had the pleasure of seeing Dean in action when I was a guest at The Children’s Fund Gala in Houston, TX. The Children’s Fund Gala is a grand affair, and Dean did a spectacular job of raising a huge sum of money for the important work that this group supports in our community. I have attended many auctions for schools and nonprofit groups over the years, and Dean is better than anyone I have ever encountered at what he does. He is skilled at reading and responding to the crowd. He is highly professional but persistent in bringing the top dollar for the groups he is working for during their live auctions. The Qtego technology that he uses for silent auctions is also amazing and [...]

What Dallas Needs: Over 600 Men Answer the call

January 28th, 2018|DM Auction Services - In the News|

For their first “Breakfast With Dads” event, administrators at a South Dallas middle school were looking for 50 to 100 male mentors to help. But on Thursday morning, nearly 600 men arrived at Billy Earl Dade Middle School to volunteer at the gathering focused on Dade’s male students. The crowd of volunteers came from diverse backgrounds, including dads from various parts of Dallas, men in local law enforcement, public officials and community organizers. Principal Tracie Washington said she wanted her students to have a large group of positive male role models for the event. Mentorship, she said, is not an easy thing for a young student to ask for, but about 150 students requested a mentor. Read complete article at it’s source https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas/2017/12/14/dallas-needs-nearly-600-men-answer-call-mentor-south-dallas-students