In 1993 Tom DiNardo founded DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers
. Tom DiNardo is one of the most sought after benefit auctioneers
in the nation. He has helped to pioneer one of today's most exciting trends - charity wine auctions
. Since its founding, DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers has achieved an outstanding reputation for fundraising innovation, record setting charity auction revenues (5 world records to his credit)
, and client satisfaction. DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers is ranked as one of the "Top 4 benefit auction firms in the nation", and fundraising consultant Tom DiNardo has been referred to as "one of the nation’s preeminent charity wine auctioneers."
Prior to entering into his chosen craft of auctioneering Tom had worked in the wine industry in both California and Washington. He has been a featured auctioneer for Chicago based ERI wine auction gallery and a wine judge for many wine competitions. Currently Mr. DiNardo is a sommelier diplomate with the International Sommelier Guild, and he is the only charity auctioneer in the United States bearing that credential. Through these unique experiences, Tom has gained invaluable knowledge about the wine industry. With a reverence for the grape, Tom continues his passionate pursuit today as a wine consultant and wine educator teaching others about oenology and wine collecting.
Mr. DiNardo has appeared on TLC's Wrecks to Riches television program as a featured auctioneer. Mr. DiNardo has worked with luminaries such as the Tonight Show's Jay Leno, baseball legend Yogi Berra, Tyler Florence, and Joe Piscopo. Tom is a freelance writer for Wine Enthusiast, Decanter, and Santé Magazines and he is a regular contributor to WineSquire.com. Tom is a certified master appraiser (S.P.A.). Tom DiNardo is credited with being the first of many fundraising auctioneers to join the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Tom DiNardo's biography has been included in Who's Who in America where he is recognized as an outstanding professional fundraiser. DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers welcomes the opportunity to serve you and your organization.
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