Tom DiNardo, DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers

DiNardo & Lord AUCTIONEERS

"Successfully promoting charitable giving through fundraising auctions"

DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers is your nonprofit resource for professional fundraising auctioneers, charity auctioneers and benefit auctioneers. Our nationally renowned auction firm provides charity auctioneer, fundraising auctioneer and benefit auctioneer services. Company founder Tom DiNardo is your expert fundraising consultant, certified appraiser and sommelier (charity wine auctioneer). We are here to serve you, your charity, and your vital cause.

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Why People Hire Our Fundraising Auctioneers

"One of the nation's top 4 ranked charity auction firms"

The most extensive auction consulting service package available.

The most extensive auction consulting service package available.

Fundraising auctioneer Tom DiNardo listed in Who's Who in America.

Fundraising auctioneer Tom DiNardo listed in Who's Who in America.

DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers raise millions of dollars a year for charities.

DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers raise millions of dollars a year for charities.

Setting new fundraising revenue records for our clients each year.

Setting new fundraising revenue records for our clients each year.

Tom DiNardo is one of the nation's outstanding professional fundraisers.

Tom DiNardo is one of the nation's outstanding professional fundraisers.

DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers - One of the most sought after in America.

DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers - One of the most sought after in America.

Fundraising Auctioneers, Charity Auctioneers & Benefit Auctioneers

DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers is one of the “Top 4 charity auction firms in the nation”.

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Auctioneer Tom DiNardo

Since 1993 DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers has successfully raised over $250 million dollars for nonprofits and charities throughout both the United States and Canada. We continue delivering our world famous, record-setting, revenues through our custom designed fundraising auctions, charity auctions and benefit auctions. We welcome the opportunity to be part of your nonprofit plan for fundraising success!

Charity Auctioneer, Benefit Auctioneer and Fundraising Auctioneer services.

Tom DiNardo is your fundraising catalyst and his expert team expert team of fundraising auctioneers, charity auctioneers and benefit auctioneers set new auction records! He assists your organization in creating a truly outstanding special event fundraiser. Tom is your professional auction consultant who guides you through every step of this rewarding process. His nationally acclaimed benefit auction design, event timeline, and Fund-A-Need (Special Appeals), Fund A Cause, and Fund A Cure Programs are utilized by many of the nation’s largest nonprofits that have consistently achieved charity auction records year after year. Tom DiNardo provides your nonprofit organization with the best fundraising auction services package available in the nation.

Fundraising Consultants & Charity Auction Design

If you and your nonprofit require additional professional fundraising consulting, event planning services, or other services provided by DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers, our staff of fundraising auction consultants and event planners specialize in designing, preparing, and performing unique functions that are exclusive to your special event fundraiser and auction event. We will train and motivate your staff, design and develop your live auction, and create special silent auctions and unique raffles and games of chance. We provide many other fundraising consulting services for our clients. Feel free to ask us about additional services we can provide your organization.

Charity Auction & Benefit Auction Experts

We provide you, your nonprofit, and your fundraising auction committee with decades of professional experience, and most importantly peace of mind. Our benefit auction experts and fundraising consultant’s infectious enthusiasm will help you to easily circumnavigate the big event pitfalls, as well as positively overcoming those unexpected challenges in planning for your successful charity auction event. With our proven results, and professional experience in presiding over 3,000 charity auctions, rest assured you are in good, capable, and highly qualified hands. Your fundraising auction attendees will be entertained and left smiling. Best of all, you will be overjoyed with your benefit auction and special event fundraiser event’s record setting financial results.

Record Setting Fundraising Auction Revenues Achieved

DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers has earned an outstanding reputation for achieving record revenue increases. At a minimum Our nonprofit clients achieve revenue increases of between 25% to 50% for our client’s fundraising auctions! Our benefit auctioneers perform many benefit auctions each year that realize increases attained that go well over 100% in their gross benefit auction proceeds. DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers famous history has provided Tom DiNardo and his professional auctioneer team with opportunities to perform at least sixteen charity auctions that have grossed over 300% (quadrupling past charity auction results for these same nonprofit clients who previously used other auction companies). Our professional results our simply unparalleled by any of our competitors. Your satisfaction is our goal, and the reason why our reputation for “Successfully promoting charitable giving through fundraising auctions” continues today.

Charity Wine Auctioneer, Sommelier & Wine Appraisers

Tom DiNardo has worked in the wine profession and industry since 1987, and he is presently regarded as one the nation’s “Preeminent charity wine auctioneers”. He holds many appraiser designations and is USPAP accredited. Tom provides charitable contribution tax deduction appraisals and sommelier (wine expert) and wine education services for your nonprofit wine & spirits fundraising events and charity wine auction galas.

 

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“DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers did an excellent job! Tom DiNardo is a terrific benefit auctioneer. He exposed our school to new fundraising ideas and approaches to our event that truly paid off.”
Lynne Chasen – Director of Development Palm Springs, CA.
“DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers helped our school to not only exceed our charity auction goals, but also our Fund-A-Need Program goal as well. I highly recommend fundraising auctioneer Tom DiNardo.”
Dennis Chapman – Chief Advancement Officer Sarasota, FL.
“We hired fundraising auctioneer consultant and charity auctioneer Tom DiNardo literally two months out from our March event. As a volunteer chair I was totally caught off guard by the unexpected circumstances (Murphy's Law) that affected the planning of our event. Almost everything that could go wrong did go wrong.  THE GREAT NEWS: Tom DiNardo was there for me every step of the way, day or night, to assist me and help me to overcome what appeared to me to be insurmountable obstacles. Despite the logistics challenges the day of our fundraising auction event, it was the best one yet. We couldn't have done it without DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers.”
Anita Ward – Auction Chair Denver, CO.
“Our symphony guild has put on a successful benefit auction every other year, but we had hit a plateau. We had great concerns about our upcoming benefit wine auction. Sommelier and fundraising auctioneer Tom DiNardo surpassed our previous all-time record by increasing our revenue by an additional 65%. We brought Tom DiNardo back to Amarillo and he beat his previous record by another 69% increase. How do nonprofits and charities beat the recession? They hire DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers.”
Sue White – Executive Director Amarillo, TX.
“In spite of the rain, or perhaps because of it, it was a memorable evening and one which will be talked and laughed about for many years. Thanks to charity auctioneer Tom DiNardo for diving into the rain, literally, in leading our volunteers through the downpour. DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers efforts saved our event! My thanks and deep appreciation to you Tom for everything you did to make event a huge success. I hope we have the opportunity to work together with you as our fundraising auctioneer in the future.”
Tina Blakeney – Executive Director Napa, CA.
“I hired benefit auctioneer Tom DiNardo and he immediately became our 'partner'. Tom is knowledgeable in all aspects of the live auction and made himself a vital resource in the planning stages. He had very good ideas for an array of issues including room design and layout, combining silent auction items to create a live auction item, in developing the evening’s catalogues and in sequencing the items. I certainly felt he was providing us with an exceptional and very personalized service throughout the process. Moreover he was incredibly successful in reaching our budgeted goals and beyond despite these difficult economic times.”
Debra Horwitz – Auction Chair Denver, CO.
“Charity wine auctioneer Tom DiNardo set an all-time record for our charity wine auction. Tom provided us with the most productive fundraising auctioneer consulting, proven methods, and clearly the best results to date. We worked with Tom again for our next fundraising event. Our event is back on track! I look forward to working with you every year Tom.”
Mickey Werner – Auction Chair Vail, CO.
“Our organization retained DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers to assist us in overhauling our existing fundraising event and taking our fourth annual event to the next level. When I first spoke with Tom, he had no idea that our event was ten days long. He helped us to create a profound event which included multiple revenue generating activities each day, a multi-tiered sponsorship program, many charity auctions, and numerous successful raffle programs. We had very few volunteers at each event, but that did not deter Tom from being the first to jump in and often the last to leave in helping us do what needed to be done each day. Thank you Tom DiNardo and DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers for making our event a huge success.”
Sally Trigg – Exec. Dir. Taos, NM.
“Our 10th annual Hollywood fundraising event was the most profitable yet. I hired DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers at the very last minute (two weeks out), and he helped us to successfully navigate through a very difficult and challenging situation. Our organization could not have obtained the result we did without benefit auctioneer Tom DiNardo's invaluable assistance.”
Randi Thompson – Exec. Dir. Hollywood, CA.
“Our fundraising event was the most successful our guild has held to date. Charity auctioneer Tom DiNardo assisted us in achieving a 150% increase in our fundraiser's gross revenue over our previous all-time high set two years ago. Tom made it a point of getting to know the patrons attending the events. He kept the charity auction moving, infusing his high energy, and he never pressured the bidders. Our organization is greatly pleased with the services of DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers.”
Pam Stevens – Auction Chair. Amarillo, TX.
“During this year's fund-raising event benefit auctioneer Tom DiNardo helped us to achieve a huge increase in our fundraiser. Tom sold every ticket in our six raffle programs. He continuously promoted our silent auction, and assisted us in selling 36 sponsorships during the event in establishing a new chapter record. It is with great pleasure that I provide my endorsement of DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers.”
Collin Sands – Auction Chair. Mount Vernon, WA.
“Our charity auctioneer Tom DiNardo has continuously set records in our fundraising auctions for the last two years despite lower attendance and fewer corporate sponsors being involved over the last two years. Tom sold a Mario Andretti Race School package (Fair Market Value $2,300 dollars) for $11,000 dollars and a Chrysler 300 DUB Limited Edition for $50,000 dollars during the live auction. DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers helped us to raiser over $80,000 dollars in our Fund-A-Need program alone. We couldn't have done it without Tom DiNardo.”
John Salamone – Natl. Exec. Dir. Washington DC.
“Tom DiNardo has courted our organization for four years, and we finally caved in. To our tremendous surprise, he increased our charity wine auction proceeds 282% over the previous year's total. We want you back next year, as you are worth every penny.”
Jon Mason – Executive Dir. St. Michaels, MD.
“DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers raised the most money in the history of our event. Our Fund-A-Need program increased 400% from the previous year.”
Lisa Bonini & Tom Levine – Co-Chairs San Rafael, CA.
“We tripled our Fund-A-Need proceeds and set a new auction fundraising auction record with DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers. Fundraising auctioneer Tom DiNardo was well worth the investment.”
Stuart Rosenthal – Executive Director Oakland, CA.
“We raised $32,000 in our 36th year. Benefit auctioneer Tom DiNardo raised $91,000 dollars (a 284% increase) in our 37th year.”
Colleen Doherty – Event Chairperson Chicago, IL.
“As our fundraising auctioneer, you made us more money than we thought possible. We are looking forward to seeing you next year.”
Ed Harrell – Festival Director & Benefit Auction Chairman Pittsburgh, PA.
“This year's fundraiser broke all previous fundraising auction records. We made more money with fundraising auctioneer consultant Tom DiNardo than we ever with any other benefit auctioneer.”
Kristina Hudson – Charity Wine Auction Chairperson Bellevue, WA.
“On behalf of the 17th annual Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters thank you for your generous support. We are confident that Tom DiNardo's contribution helped us set a new record ($1,358,000 dollars) in our wine auction and raising critical dollars to fund the CF foundation's important research programs. We are especially grateful for your contribution of: guest charity auctioneer for this year's event.”
Barbara & Allen Balik – Director of Major Gifts & Event Chairpersons Hollywood, CA.
“Tom DiNardo's energy and enthusiasm had the audience on the edge of their seats during the Memphis art charity auction. We were thrilled when he kept the momentum building into a whopping $30,000 bid for the lot we donated, a two-day winemaking experience here at the winery that included 20 cases of a custom Cabernet Sauvignon blend. The lot fetched the highest bid of the night, and the total benefit auction proceeds were unparalleled in the history of that popular event. We were all proud about how much money we were able to raise for the beneficiaries.”
Ed Sbragia - Winemaster for Beringer Vineyards in St. Helena, CA.
“I would like to thank Tom DiNardo for his masterful auctioneering at our fundraising event. We exceeded our fundraising goal largely due to the success of our fundraising auction. Tom's benefit auctioneer and master of ceremonies performance was lively and entertaining, and really helped to open those wallets! Also, most especially, your advice to implement and increase the bid increments for the Fund-A-Need proved to be prescient and greatly boosted its success. I look forward to working with you again in the future.”
Wendi Moore – Parent Club President Napa, CA.
“Tom DiNardo has been our benefit auctioneer for our annual gala and benefit auction for the past two years. Each year has seen a substantial increase in the event's net revenue. Aside from the numbers that speak for themselves, Tom made himself available from early in our event planning process to recommend new strategies, reviewing our auction catalog and assisting us to prioritize the framework for our event. We are grateful for his input and have implemented his suggestions.”
Elizabeth Brice – Director of Development Livermore, CA.
"Our charity wine auction event needed new energy and direction. Having heard great things about DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers, we contracted with sommelier and wine auctioneer Tom DiNardo for our twelfth annual charity auction. Mr. DiNardo was our record setting charity auctioneer. Through his efforts, our event made a 286% increase in our net profit, raising the benchmark by an additional $153,000 dollars in net revenue."
Betty Jackson - Director of Development - Greenville, SC.
“I wanted to personally write to you and personally thank you for the outstanding effort Mr. DiNardo. If we have the power of decision for next year, you can be assured that you will be our fundraising auctioneer. Many thanks DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers for the valuable expertise and advice that they provided to our committee for both of our benefit auctions.”
Bill Fry – Chairperson for the Festival of Food & Wine in Shawnee, KS.
“I just can’t believe the great things I saw you do during the charity wine auction in Telluride, CO. Miracles in money were being demonstrated as a result of charity wine auctioneer Tom DiNardo.”
Ken Koda – National Sales Manager for Rudd Winery Napa, CA.
“In selling my art at the fundraising auction, I witnessed you set new financial records. Would you consider becoming my agent Tom?”
Bernie Fuchs – Famous American Illustrator
“This year's series of events was our most successful ever thanks to DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers. Net proceeds topped $335,000. This wonderful increase would not be possible without your professional leadership as our fundraising consultant and charity auctioneer. We appreciate your specialized knowledge of wine and your talents as a wine auctioneer.”
Sally Heinz – Dir. of Development in Memphis, TN.
“Tom the ideas you presented, as well as your skills as a benefit auctioneer brought us $27,000 more in net revenue than in years past. Your knowledge about fundraising auctions and event planning has given us some interesting ideas to follow up on for future events.”
Heather Lloyd – Foundation President Wickenburg, AZ.
“Tom you are an awesome charity auctioneer! I chose DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers because Tom has extensive experience conducting charity wine auctions and he knows many people in the wine industry. We were hoping to make at least $35,000 in our first wine auction and Tom helped us to achieve a record setting total of over $140,000 in our first year.”
Julie Wilder – Auction Coordinator Park City, UT.
“Young man you did it again! You initially made us a 97% increase in our charity wine auction. Although we had our initial doubts at that time, you surely impressed us with your charity auctioneer skills and abilities. What really impressed us all was the dramatic 102% increase that you made for us this year over your previous record set last year. We want you back next year!”
Harmon Brown – Foundation Chairman Telluride, CO.
Professional Auctioneers VS. Free. Invest in Your Fundraisers.

Professional Auctioneers VS. Free. Invest in Your Fundraisers.

This article discusses the benefits of hiring professional charity auctioneers versus using free or volunteer hobbyist auctioneers. Invest wisely in your fundraiser’s success.

Fund-A-Need Programs

Fund-A-Need Programs

This article illustrates the great examples of why nonprofits and charities utilize Fund-A-Need, Fund A Cure, Fund A Cause, Raise The Paddle and other Special Appeals programs in their fundraising auction events.

Sommelier and Wine Expert Launches Winery & Wine Appraisals

Sommelier and Wine Expert Launches Winery & Wine Appraisals

Sommelier (Wine Expert) and master wine appraiser Tom DiNardo launches WineryandWineAppraisals.com

Tom DiNardo & Jay Leno kick-off “March Madness”

Tom DiNardo & Jay Leno kick-off “March Madness”

Fundraising auctioneer and charity auctions guru Tom DiNardo (founder of DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers) discusses the kick-of month of every fundraising auction season.

Tom DiNardo Quoted in The New York Times

Tom DiNardo Quoted in The New York Times

DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers founder Tom DiNardo is quoted in The New York Times once again.