What's a Visit With Hugh Jackman Worth to You?

Online auctions offer A-list experiences-for a good cause.
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What’s a Visit With Hugh Jackman Worth to You?

Online auctions offer A-list experiences—for a good cause.

-Jane Farrell

Hugh Jackman

Founded in 2004, the organization Charitybuzz has raised more than $40 million by hooking up celebrities with nonprofit organizations and eager bidders. Former Internet entrepreneur Coppy Holzman, cofounder and CEO of the organization, began the venture by persuading his A-list friends to donate “experiences” (meet-and-greets, dinner) to the highest bidder in a Charitybuzz online auction. Money raised from the auction goes to a designated nonprofit organization such as childrens’ hospitals and foreign-aid groups. Since it began, the company has worked with more than 1,000 nonprofits worldwide, including Oxfam International and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Charitybuzz’s website (charitybuzz.com)  always has a lot of interesting stuff up for bid, and while you might not be able to afford, say, an on-screen moment with Johnny Depp (that went for $91,000) it’s still fun to look at—and, along the way,  learn about charitable groups doing some great work.

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0 thoughts on “What's a Visit With Hugh Jackman Worth to You?

  1. NYCdogmommy says:

    What a cool way to raise money for a good cause!

  2. uptowngirl says:

    not a bad idea!

  3. Candice says:

    Love this idea.

  4. jessica03 says:

    oh nice!!!!

  5. phantomspots says:

    Genius idea, for real. And a visit from Hugh Jackman? Worth half my soul, easily.

  6. FBNYC says:

    I would love love love to meet Gwen Stefani in person, but I’m convinced it’s going to happen one of these days, and for free. Her hubby Gavin was in my row at one of her many concerts I’ve been to, so I’m already one step closer. One down, one to go!

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