To celebrate Earth Day, Christie’s, in conjunction with Charity Buzz, held their annual Green Auction at the headquarters of the auction house with a La Mer sponsored afterparty at Monkey Bar. The auction raised 1,387, 000 to benefit four environmental organizations: Conservation International, Oceana, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and The Central Park Conservancy. The live auction celebrated the 4oth anniversary of Earth Day and has a companion silent auction hosted by CharityBuzz that runs online at: www.ABidtoSavetheEarth.org through May 6th.
The star-studded guests included: Salma Hayek and her new hubby Francois-Henri Pinault, Ted Danson, Sam Waterson, Ann Curry, Candice Bergen, Natalie Morales, Willie Garson, Cornelia Guest, Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes, Al Roker, Brian Williams, Kelly Bensimon, Miss USA Kirsten Dalton, John McEnroe, Matt Lauer, NY Jets Bryan Thomas and his fun wife, Danielle, Willie Garson, Ron Meyer, Jeff Zucker, (appropriately) Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez, and more.
Christie’s Green Auction: A Bid to Save the Earth was made possible through the unprecedented collaboration with the four beneficiary organizations, NBCU’s ‘Green is Universal,’ Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors, Barneys New York, Target, Native Energy and CharityBuzz, in addition to the amazing support of the event’s more than 150 honorary host committee members, all visionary leaders from the worlds of art, business, fashion, philanthropy, conservation and celebrity.
The Green Auction’s companion silent auction, powered by CharityBuzz, will continue through May 6th. Lots in the silent auction include celebrity packages such as spending a day with Hugh Jackman on the set of his movie “Reel Steel’, VIP tickets to a Christina Aguilera concert, luxury travel experiences along with important photographic works, paintings, and sculpture. The final results will be announced on May 6th after its completion.
Throughout the evening guests were encouraged to give a $10.00 donation to The Green Auction by texting “gogreen” to phone number 20222. Donations will continue to be accepted throughout the duration of the companion silent auction.
The evening’s exquisite reception for more that 600 guests was sponsored by Target with event production by Van Wyck & Van Wyck. The event was carbon offset by Native Energy.