GLSEN presents Charitybuzz auctions and the Respect Awards 2014

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A week after GLSEN’s Charitybuzz online auctions began, the number of prizes to bid on is growing every day.

Until October 30, Charitybuzz will auction off a huge variety of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, with proceeds going to dozens of charities. The offerings include meeting Lily Tomlin backstage at the performance of your choice, a 15 liter bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, two VIP tickets to see Elton John’s The Million Dollar Piano at Caesars Palace Las Vegas in 2015, a seven-night stay at Nihiwatu Resort in Indonesia, and more.

GLSEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, said in a press release for the 2013 event, “Our online auction continues to generate an incredible amount of attention and support for our work to ensure every LGBT student receives a quality education free from the devastating effects of bullying. We are grateful to have partners that make these successful auctions possible for our supporters to bid on exciting and priceless moments that allow us to ensure our transformative work reaches every school in this country.”

Charitybuzz is being held to coincide with GLSEN’s Respect Awards, scheduled for Friday, October 17 in Los Angeles. Held annually in LA and New York, a press release describes the events as showcases for “the work of corporations, individuals, students and educators who have made a significant difference in the areas of diversity, inclusion and the safe schools movement, and who serve as exemplary role models.”

The honors to be given include the Humanitarian Award, to Danny Moder and Julia Roberts; the Chairman’s Award, to Bob Greenblatt; and the Inspiration Award, to Derek Hough. The honorary co-chairs are Todd Spiewak, Jim Parsons, and Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg.

Current auctions can be viewed here; those interested in bidding can register here.

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