Erin Doherty Ward, BAS

Erin Doherty is the founder of Star Benefit Auctions, an Associate Auctioneer with Benefit Auctions 360, and is a third generation auctioneer. Erin attended the World Wide College of Auctioneering and for the past sixteen years has been a member of the National Auctioneers Association attending their annual conferences. Erin recently became the first person in New York to become a certified Benefit Auction Specialist. She received this honor after extensive courses through the NAA in Seattle, WA.

Erin has her BA from SUNY Purchase New York in Women Studies with a focus on Art History. After earning her degree she aimed at a career in art auctioning and then found her passion in benefit auctions. Erin says she loves her business because it is “very rewarding helping organizations I believe in.”

All of her education and experience help Erin bring creativity and excitement to her fundraising auctions and business. She has traveled extensively, studied in Spain, Italy, and China. Her ideas are so unique and exciting that she can help any event prosper. Erin has helped raise thousands of dollars for organizations and can’t wait to help raise more.