TiWanna Kenney & Sandy Schmidt
TiWanna A. Kenney, TK, is the owner and driving force behind Astounding Auctions & Fundraising Strategies. She’s the first and (currently) the only African American woman to earnthe Benefit Auctioneer Specialist designation, which makes her an expert in fundraising auctions. She has served as a diversity speaker at the 2017 & 2018 National Auctioneers Association (NAA) Conference & Show, 2017 & 2018 Texas Auctioneers Association (TAA) Annual Convention, as a moderator at the 2018 NAA Benefit Auctioneers Summit, and as a presenter at Association of Fundraising Professionals meetings across Texas. TK is a U.S. Army Veteran with over a decade of community relations and leadership experience. Operating with a sharp mix of altruism and charm, she believes everyone has the ability to make an impact in the world and has assembled a top-notch team equally determined to change lives. Driven by a genuine desire to increase philanthropy, she works diligently to see nonprofits win. Click Here to read more about TiWanna.
Sandy H. Schmidt, designer, superhero, Fundraising Consultant, and Speaker, is here to change the world, with or without, a cape. Her secret superpowers? Giving back to the community, making things beautiful, and dancing the night away. In 2016, she stumbled (or was gently pushed) into the world of fundraising after she was invited to an event. As she watched the room light up, hearts open, and the generosity of guests as they supported the cause, she knew she couldn’t resist the call. Today, she is the COO of Astounding Auctions & Fundraising Strategies. Click Here to read more about Sandy.
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