A Bid to Save the Earth
In March 2011 the world’s top international collectors, philanthropists, celebrities, and designers convened at New York City’s Rockefeller Center for a star-studded evening of entertainment, live fantasy Green Auction by Christie’s, and Runway to Green’s fashion show debuting Fall 2011 ready-to-wear ensembles and accessories from 20 of the world’s leading designers.
Proceeds from the event benefitted the second annual ‘Bid to Save the Earth,’ the one-of-a kind “green-clusive” collaboration of people, businesses and environmental not-for-profits committed in spirit and action to protecting the future of our Earth. ‘Bid’ also includes a companion silent auction powered by charitybuzz.com.
The proceeds from ‘Bid’ fund some of the world’s leading science-based, results-oriented non profits, including: Oceana, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Conservation International, Central Park Conservancy.
The 2010 Auction
On April 21st 2010 Christie’s International hosted its first Green Auction to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.
This live auction and the companion silent auction powered by Charity Buzz raised a remarkable $2.4 million for four highly acclaimed conservation groups including Oceana, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Central Park Conservancy and Conservation International.
The auction, sponsored by Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors, was co-chaired by David and Susan Rockefeller and led by Christie’s renowned auctioneer Christopher Burge. Stars attending the event included guests Salma Hayek, Sam Waterston, Ted Danson, Candice Bergen, Brian Williams, John McEnroe, Joyce Varvatos, Al Roker, Ann Curry and Matt Lauer, among others. The auction was preceded by a cocktail reception hosted by Target.
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