By working with storage-auction buyers and adding donations from its own sales commissions, Schur Success Auction & Appraisal raised $3,000 for the Red Cross 2012 Colorado Wildfire Relief Fund over the last quarter. "With all the destructive fires we had in Colorado this year, it was the right choice," said Shannon Schur, CEO and president of the Colorado Springs, Colo.-based company.
Schur Success began its fundraising efforts in the fourth quarter of 2011, donating $2,800 to the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization that supports U.S. soldiers injured in combat. The success led the company to continue its fundraising efforts in 2012, choosing a different award recipient each quarter. In its second campaign, Schur raised more than $3,500 for St. Jude's Children's Hospital, and donated $2,000 this summer to Sense of Security, an organization that supports breast-cancer survivors.
“Our wonderful bidders and clients contributed along with us, so we have made this a continuing program,” Schur said. The auctioneer also offered giveaways and auctioned off T-shirts and hats to encourage donations. “Together, we have raised more than $11,000 for charity over the past year.
Starlight Foundation of Colorado, which offers support to children suffering from serious illnesses and their families, will be the beneficiaries of the final campaign for 2012.
"Our goal is to raise $3,000 before Christmas for this group that makes such a difference for families during horrible times,” Schur said.
Founded in Arvada, Colo., nearly 30 years ago by Ray Fenter, Schur Success is Colorado’s largest onsite auction company. It is the exclusive auctioneer for the city and county of Denver and a member of the Colorado Auctioneers Association, the National Auctioneer Association, the Southern Colorado Better Business Bureau and the Colorado Self Storage Association.