Schur Success Auction & Appraisal Inc., a Colorado Springs, Colo.-based company that conducts auctions at more than 200 self-storage facilities in four states, raised $5,570 for the American Cancer Society during the last financial quarter. The company raises charity funds by working with storage-auction buyers and adding donations from its sales commissions, according to Shannon Schur, president and CEO.
"One of our team members is battling lung cancer, and this quarter the donations were personal,” Schur said. “Our office team of five even participated in the Relay for Life, logging over 75 miles, to help raise more money.”
The company began its fundraising strategy in 2011 with a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project. Auction buyers embraced the program immediately, Schur said. To encourage buyer donations, she offers giveaways and auctions T-shirts and hats. “Our wonderful bidders and clients contributed along with us, so we have made this a regular part of our operation," she added. “Together, we have raised more than $25,000 for charity since we started."
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem through research, education, advocacy and service.
Schur Success has selected the American Red Cross to be the company’s fundraising recipient for the fourth quarter to help flood victims in Colorado.
Nearly 30 years old, the company is 100 percent woman-owned. It has been the exclusive contract auctioneer for the city and county of Denver for more than 25 years. It conducts self-storage auctions and works with government and commercial clients across Colorado. Shannon Schur is a Hall of Fame auctioneer and past president of the Colorado Auctioneers Association. She and her husband, Rich, also operate United Country-Schur Success Realty & Auction LLC, a full-service real estate company, based in Monument, Colo.