Scott Robertson Auctioneers Earns Benefit Auction Specialist Designation

In 2012 Robertson has conducted 39 auctions helping schools and not for profit organizations raise more than $10 million dollars

Online PR News – 30-May-2012 – Fort Myers, FL – In 2012 Robertson has conducted 39 auctions helping schools and not for profit organizations raise more than $10 million dollars

(May 24, 2012 – Fort Myers, FLA) - Scott Robertson, CAI, BAS, a 19 year veteran auctioneer and principal of Scott Robertson Event Fundraising Consultants/Auctioneers, has earned the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation. The National Auctioneers Association (NAA) Education Institute coordinates the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist designation program. The BAS program trains auctioneers to enhance their benefit auction services. Less than 1% of the auctioneers in the country have earned the BAS professional designation.

With over $100 billion raised worldwide through charity-benefit auctions in 2011, more and more non-profits and charities are turning to professional auctioneers to help them raise donations in support of their causes. Charities average 30% to 40% greater proceeds when they engage a professional benefit auctioneer for their event.

Robertson attended the Florida Auctioneer Academy in 1993 and fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming an auctioneer. “In 1999 I determined that fundraising auctions were my niche and passion,” said Robertson. “I have worked exclusively in this category of the auction business ever since. Fundraising auctions allow me to be a part of the team for a wide variety of wonderful charity organizations and schools. Learning the worthwhile endeavors of these groups enables me to be passionate about the cause of the organization when I am performing the live auction.”

Robertson has conducted 39 benefit auctions in 2012, raising more than $10 million dollars for schools and not for profit organizations. Robertson broke fundraising records and his personal best with $2 million raised at The Southwest Florida Food & Wine Fest auction in February.

Robertson is a member of the Florida Auctioneers Association, National Auctioneers Association and is a graduate of the prestigious Certified Auctioneers Institute. With almost 20 years of experience, Scott Robertson is considered to be one of the premier professional fundraising auctioneers in the industry. To learn more about Scott Robertson Auctioneers visit or call (239) 246-2139.

About Scott Robertson Auctioneers:
Serving Florida and the Eastern United States Robertson is considered one of the premier professional benefit auctioneers working in the United States today. In the past 19 years, Robertson has conducted hundreds of benefit auctions throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States and helps to raise millions of dollars for a variety of not-for-profit organizations, schools and charities every year. For more information about Scott Robertson of Scott Robertson Auctioneers visit his Web site “The Voice of Experience” at or call (239) 246-2139.