CM Benefit Auctions



Who makes it happen

You can count on CM Benefit Auctions for experienced auctioneers to provide a professional feel to your event. With over 80 years of combined experience, they know how to build excitement, get the bidders involved in the action and keep the bids growing.


  • President of CM Benefit Auctions
  • Speaker at Indiana University's Center on Philanthropy Conference 
  • Author of "Fund Raising Auctions: The Professional Approach" published in New Directions for Philanthropic Fund Raising
  • Licensed Auctioneer in three states
  • Recipient of BAS (Benefit Auctioneer Specialist) designation awarded through the National Auctioneers Association. Approximately 230 BAS designations have been awarded.



  • Lead Auctioneer of CM Benefit Auctions
  • Licensed Auctioneer in numerous states
  • Has conducted over 1,000 fund-raising auctions
  • Has conducted major real estate and personal property auctions in more than 22 states
  • Has conducted educational real estate and auction seminars in over 30 states
  • Past President of National Auctioneers Association - 1985
  • Past President of the Indiana Auctioneers Association
  • Appointed to the Indiana Auctioneer Commission by Governor Otis Brown
  • Served on the Indiana Auctioneer Commission for 9 years
  • 1992-1993 Indiana State Bid Calling Champion
  • Inducted into the National Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame - 1995
  • One of the founders of the prestigious Auction Marketing Institute — designations which are recognized, in the auction industry, as the symbol of excellence and professionalism

Stephanie McKinney

  • Secretary / Treasurer of CM Benefit Auctions
  • Auction night coordinator