Last year’s inductee, Janet Shearer, presented the award.
A partner with her husband, Bob Manning, CAI, in the auction industry since 1980, Nancy Manning is a former Auxiliary Board member and Past President.
She is a member of the Society of Actuaries and has been actively involved in Toastmasters International for 20 years. In addition to the auction industry, she has made a career in the life and health insurance industries as an actuary.
“I thank you so much for all of the kind words and all of the wonderful fellowship that I’ve had over all these years being part of this Auxiliary,” Manning said after receiving the award. “It’s a family reunion for Bob and me every year when we come here because we have made such good friends. I am so proud and humbled that you believe that I belong as a part of this Auxiliary Hall of Fame.”
During the event, the Auxiliary also awarded scholarships to three young adults. Since 1993, the Auxiliary has given 56 scholarships, comprising more than $88,000.
The Auxiliary awarded the $2,000 scholarships this year to Ty O’Dell, grandson of Gary Ryther, CAI; and Jared and Jacob Sutton, sons of Chuck and Val Sutton.
A big portion of the scholarship funding has come from proceeds of print sales of “Unsung Heros,” a painting by Joani Mangold, CAI, CES, GPPA. Lori and Mike Jones, CAI, BAS, GPPA, of the Texas Auction Academy, have sold prints of the painting to raise more than $30,000 in support of the Auxiliary.