Monday, October 10, 2005

Charity Auctions Firm, DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers Achieves Record Revenue for Clients

Charity auctions firm DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers achieved record revenues for two of their charity auction clients during this last week. Tom DiNardo conducted two charity auctions in two different states over a 32 hour period for both the Stanford Home for Children and also ChildHelp USA.

Celebrity chef, Tyler Florence, was signing his new book at the event.

A huge success, the ChildHelp USA charity auction event attracted many celebrities to Knoxville, Tennessee, including Nobel Prize nominees and ChildHelp USA Founders, Sarah O’meara and Yvonne Fedderson. Celebrity chef, Tyler Florence, star of TV's Food Network show Food 911 held a book signing for his new bestseller Eat This Book and later acted as Master of Ceremonies. One of the event’s highlights was the $8,000 bid achieved for a Margery Ryerson painting. David Purvis, ChildHelp’s Board Chairman, was elated with the record financial results. “We hope that Tom DiNardo and DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers will be back next year to help us again in furthering our organization’s efforts in raising record revenue to prevent child abuse.

The Stanford Home for Children in Sacramento places at-risk children in foster care. Their charity auction is the main fundraiser in support of their operation. The fundraising event was immensely successful with everyone in attendance having a good time. One of the featured items in the charity auction was a “vertical” (1992 - 1997) half case of Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, which sold for $3,000. Eric Sternad, Executive Director, said, “Our inaugural charity auction expectations of Tom DiNardo were not only met, but exceeded by one hundred percent.

From left to right: Sean Garvey of Flora Springs winery, Robin Purvis and Thad Cox of ChildHelp USA, and auctioneer Tom DiNardo

DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers specializes in charity auctions and wine auctions. Since 1993, Tom DiNardo has presided over one thousand charity auctions for various non-profits, charities, and community organizations across the
United States. Tom DiNardo holds five world records for the price of wine achieved at auction. He is a freelance writer for the Wine Enthusiast magazine,, and a regularly featured writer for and For more information about Tom DiNardo and his charity auction company, please visit his web site at or

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