If an auctioneer is out of work for several days or months faced with excessive doctor bills I felt the calling to help, knowing this could be me.
Some words about us
The Active Auctioneer Foundation is committed to the fulfillment of its mission to provide funding for our auction community and to advance and enrich the auction community.
Mission: The Active Auctioneers Foundation provides funding to our auctioneers and auction support community as well as education to enrich the auction community.
Vision: The Active Auctioneers Foundation will be a permanent source of funding to support the Active Auctioneers and auction support community.
Funds have been given to our auctioneers and support community to help families in need during financial hardships as well as supplement education expenses.
Over the years, auctioneers have defined themselves as independent contractors who work as a team. The Active Auctioneers Foundation acts as a support network, created to assist auctioneers in times of financial hardship due to accident, sickness, or death.
How Active Auctioneers Foundation began:
Early on, Auctioneer Scott Caldwell and long-time friend and colleague, Mike Hoch, as well as other auctioneers, felt the need to reach into their own wallets to support fellow colleagues in time of financial distress or need, due to illness, injury or death.
Active Auctioneers Foundation (AAF) was founded when a dear team member suffered a severe accident and was unable to continue his profession as a professional auctioneer. With excessive medical bills piling up, his family needed financial assistance. Standing in an auction lane, Scott announced the need to start a foundation to support like-minded auctioneers’ values and goals. Donations support auctioneer educational programs or those in need of short term financial assistance.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP
WHO RECEIVES SUPPORT FROM AAF?
Anyone in the auction industry across the country is eligible for financial help from the foundation. The AAF Board of Directors will review any Grant/Financial Aid Requests following a strict protocol in determining who will receive funding. Donations support those who are in severe financial need, assistance in rehabilitation, and education.
CREATING AWARENESS & A VISION FOR THE FUTURE
AAF is committed to creating awareness, and building support among the auction community. Through encouragement, education and a high standard of values and integrity, the foundation is dedicated to providing a voice for the community and a vision for the future.