Jim Cramer's Top Charity Auction Items

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From a seven-night stay in an elegant Parisian apartment suited for Coco Chanel to a signed NFL Giants helmet, this week’s charity auction picks from various fundraising lots are luxe, luxe, luxe! (In fact, hot off the presses, the Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education just added a new item that doesn’t even have an opening bid set yet-a tour on the set of the mega-hit TV show Gossip Girl!) One reason the items donated are so spectacular? The charitable organizations hosting the events have missions that are top-notch. They are making the world a better place every day.

So check out what Jim Cramer, from TheStreet.com and CNBC’s Mad Money has picked out this week that’s up for auction. Winning these items will not only make your day-but you’ll also be contributing to organizations devoted to doing good 24/7!

June 25: “Tony Soprano Wardrobe” for The Wounded Warrior Project
Actor James Gandolfini is selling 25 complete outfits from the award-winning HBO series—all in the name of charity. Highlights among the Tony Soprano wardrobe recall the character’s most recognizable styles, as demonstrated by the short sleeve button down blue shirt worn in the opening credits of every show (estimate: $2,000-3,000) and a tan cotton bathrobe with lavender trim and an embroidered letter ‘S’ on the breast pocket, which was worn in the pilot episode when Tony is fetching the morning paper and feeding ducks in the pool (estimate: $1,000-1,500). Gandolfini's wardrobe, many with the original production tags attached, is expected to bring a total of $24,700 to $36,500. The auctioneer says some of the costumes could go for as little as $500. The sale is part of the Pop Culture auction which includes items from Hollywood, NASA, rock ’n’ roll, and American history. The Tony Soprano clothes only make up 25 of the more than 300+ lots for sale (but the money for the Wounded Warrior Project only comes from the Tony Soprano clothes).
DATE/LOCATION: 06/25/08, 10:00 a.m., Christie’s 20 Rockefeller Galleries, NYC.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit Christies
If you can’t make it in person note that you must register in advance—by June 23—to bid online. (Bidding is live, even for online.) You can also bid via phone or by absentee bid. To do any of those please contact Christie’s bid department, 212-636-2437. To view the lots online, click here, or for a catalogue call 1-800-395-6300. You can see them person at Christie’s starting June 20 at 12:00 p.m.
PROCEEDS BENEFIT: The Wounded Warrior Project, a Florida-based group which assists severely wounded soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

June 30: “Foursomes at Exclusive Westchester Golf Clubs” For The New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation
Tee off at the 24th Annual Arthritis Foundation Golf Classic at the prestigious Whippoorwill Club and bid on golf vacations and packages for novices and pros alike. Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be followed by a brunch at 10:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Cocktails will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner, an awards reception, and auction.
DATE/LOCATION: 6/30/08 10 a.m. Whippoorwill Club, Armonk, N.Y.
TICKETS: Individual $700, $125 for awards/dinner reception only.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit here, contact 212-984-8709 or arudden@arthritis.org.
PROCEEDS BENEFIT: The New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation which seeks to improve the quality of life for people with arthritis throughout the five boroughs and surrounding counties, supports arthritis research and provides professional and public educational opportunities about arthritis.

Past Items

June 17: “Signed NFL Giants’ Helmet by Super Bowl XLII MVP Quarterback, Eli Manning” for the Jewish International Connections’ 4th Annual Gala
Be ready for some heated bidding over this one-of-a-kind item. Many of this event’s worldly attendees may come from faraway lands like South Africa, Uruguay and India. But, thanks to the Jewish International Connection, the gala’s host, a popular organization whose mission is to bring young Jews from around the world who’ve moved to NYC a social network and community, they’ve got eachother- and the gala! Their members have learned fast how special a signed NFL helmet by the Giants’ Eli Manning is. Even if what we call football is played differently in other nations, winning in an upset against an undefeated team in Super Bowl XLII needs no translation.

Of course, if sports isn’t your scene, there will be fine food and rhythmic music at this event, along with other tempting auction items to be had, including three laser skin treatments (valued at $1,500) by renowned celebrity dermatologist Dr. Fredric Brandt even Lasik eye surgery (valued at $2,500) by a top-notch Fifth Avenue eye surgeon!
DATE/TIME/LOCATION: 6/17/08. From 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The Prince George Ballroom, 15 East 27th Street, NYC.
OPENING BID: Current bids for the signed NFL helmet are starting at $500, bids for the laser treatments begin at $450 for the laser treatments, and bids for the Lasik surgery will begin at $750.
TICKETS: Individual tickets can be purchased for $175.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click here for tickets or call 646- 519-4261
PROCEEDS BENEFIT The organization’s day-to-day operating costs, outreach programs, and events.

 

June 21: “Own A One-Of-A-Kind Hat” for Project A.L.S.’s Hats for Hope, A Madcap Event!
Who wouldn’t help to wipe out “Lou Gehrig’s Disease” (also known as the neuromuscular disorder, amyotrophic later sclerosis or A.L.S) with a drop of a hat? Then stop by the Roberta Freymann boutique in East Hampton before dinner on Saturday, June 21st to bid.

You can bid on a stunning, one-of-a-kind chapeau, created by the area’s fashion and design elite, will be on display in a silent auction to benefit Project A.L.S., an organization searching for a cure. A few of the styles brimming with élan: vintage diva Tiffany Dubin’s classic hat adorned with an antique-inspired emerald brooch, evening wear designer Roland Nivelais’ wicker style embellished with fiery poppy flowers, artist Melinda Hackett’s colorful pom-pom number. While you’re there, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served (just don’t spoil your appetite before your dinner rezzy at Nick and Toni’s!)
DATE/TIME/LOCATION: 6/21/08. Bidding begins at 4p.m. and will last until 7p.m. at the Roberta Freymann boutique, 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY.
OPENING BID: Bidding for the one-of-a-kind chapeaus hat begins at $200.
TICKETS: The event is open to the public at no cost.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please call 212-533-6530
PROCEEDS BENEFIT: A portion of the proceeds from the sales will benefit Project A.L.S., an organization with a mission is to bring the best science to A.L.S. patients via effective treatments options and monetary support for research by the medical community.

June 21: “A Private Flight for 3 in a Cessna” for The Group for the East End
Leave it to the Hamptons’ leading environmental advocacy and education organization to kick off the summer with a dinner and auction that celebrates the region’s natural surroundings best called Summer Solstice. Join The Group for the East End under flowing dinner tents for cocktails, a seated dinner and both a silent and live auction (conducted by Sotheby’s Eliza Osborne) to raise money for their environmental concerns.

Duly suited for the silent auction list: A 90-minute flight for three on a Cessna private jet to tour the East End, Block Island, and Connecticut with a touch down at the location of your choice for lunch. After all, what’s a better way to understand the worth and beauty of the area’s precious topography than from a rare aerial perspective? And if you’re really feeling like the sky’s the limit, join in the live auction later in the evening where a St. Maarten’s villa vacation and an overnight yacht trip on a 74 Viking Convertible are also up for do-good grabs.
DATE/TIME/LOCATION: 6/21/08. Cocktails and the silent auction begin at 6:30 and dinner, dancng, and a live auction begin at 8 p.m. Wolffer Estate Vineyards, 183 Sagg Road, Sagaponack, NY.
OPENING BID: The opening bid for the flight for three on aCessna private jet to tour the East End, Block Island, and Connecticut with a touch down at the location of your choice for lunch begins at $500.
TICKETS: Individual tickets range from $450 to $1,250. Tables of 10 range from $5,000 to $50,000
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please click here for tickets or contact Marianne Carey Hayes at 212- 245-6570 ext 16 or marianneh@eventassociatesinc.com or Jessica Schwartz at 212-245-6570 ext 19 or jessicas@eventassociatesinc.com for further information.
\ PROCEEDS BENEFIT: The Group for the East End’s continuing efforts to preserve one of the Eastern seaboard’s most fragile ecosystems through environmental advocacy and education.

June 21: “A 7-Night Stay In Paris at a Left Bank Apartment” for the Gala Opening Night for the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Music enthusiasts, look no further: The Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts launches its summer season with Opening Night Gala and concert. The theme: Americans in Paris. And you can be transported there in more ways than one. The gala is situated in Katonah, NY on Caramoor’s 90 acres of parkland and gardens and includes not just cocktails, dinner, and a remarkable performance, but a post-concert dessert and dancing reception. Clearly it is not just the city that doesn’t sleep anymore!

Bid on this luxe lot up for auction at the event: a Parisian getaway for two that includes 2 round-trip business-class airline tickets and a 7-night stay in your own private one-bedroom apartment on the Left Bank for a holiday living like a true Parisian.
DATE/TIME/LOCATION: 6/21/08. Cocktails begin at 6p.m. followed by dinner and the Venetian Theater Concert at 7 p.m. Also, don’t miss the post-ceoncert dessert and dancing reception beginning at 10:30 p.m. 149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah, NY.
OPENING BID: Opening bid for the Parisian getaway for two is $4,800.
TICKETS: Individual tickets range from $600 to $2,500. Tables of 10 are available.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please call (914) 232-1492 or email events@caramoor.org or log on to Caramoor.org for more information.
PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Caramoor’s outstanding musical performances, access to its unique House Museum and extraordinary grounds and its curriculum-based, arts-in-education outreach programs.

June 21: “Playboy’s annual Super Saturday Night Super Bowl Party in Tampa” for Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education
If you’re up for a little Hamptons adventure on Saturday night, make like Alice down the rabbit hole and rsvp for the Love Heals gala at Luna Farm, a private horse farm in Sagaponack. With its Alice in Wonderland theme, the night promises to be magical as celebrities and socialites dance under the stars in the name of Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education.

An enticing array of goodies will be available at its silent auction, including one coveted find that more than bunny-lovers will find hard to pass up: two tickets to Playboy’s annual Super Saturday Night Super Bowl party in Tampa (its value: $7,000). Closer to home, an 8-night stay at the W Downtown Hotel (its value: $5,000)in a deluxe superior room is also up for bidding. To paraphrase Lewis Carroll’s White Rabbit: Don’t be late for this very important date!
DATE/TIME/LOCATION: 6/21/08. The silent auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. Luna Farm 276 Parsonage Lane, Sagaponack, NY
OPENING BID: Starts at $3,500 for the Playboy’s Super Saturday Night Super Bowl Party tickets; $2,500 for W Downtown Hotel 8-night stay
TICKETS: Individual tickets are $250 if purchased in advance or $300 at the door. VIP tables of 8 for $3,000 or 12 for $4,500.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please click here or call Harrison & Shriftman at 917-351-8655
PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education, a nonprofit that empowers young people in the fight against HIV.

June 21: “A Pronghorn Club Vacation” For Group For The East End
Win first-class round-trip airfare to the exclusive Pronghorn Club in Bend, Oregon to stay in a private residence club and golf the Nicklaus course. Bid on this exclusive package and more at the Group for the East End’s 21st Annual Environment benefit. Held on the grounds of the breathtaking Wolffer Estate Vineyard in the heart of the Hamptons, the Summer Solstice Celebration features cocktails and a silent auction followed by dinner, dancing and a spectacular live auction.
DATE/LOCATION: 06/21/08 6:30 p.m., Wolffer Estate Vineyard, Sagaponack, NY.
TICKETS: Individual tickets $450-$1,250, Tables $5,000-$50,000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit here or contact jessicas@eventassociatesinc.com.
PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Group for the East End, a not-for-profit environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the environment, rural character and quality of life across the East End through public advocacy and public education.

 

June 21: “Own A One-Of-A-Kind Hat” for Project A.L.S.’s Hats for Hope, A Madcap Event!
Who wouldn’t help to wipe out “Lou Gehrig’s Disease” (also known as the neuromuscular disorder, amyotrophic later sclerosis or A.L.S) with a drop of a hat? Then stop by the Roberta Freymann boutique in East Hampton before dinner on Saturday, June 21st to bid.

You can bid on a stunning, one-of-a-kind chapeau, created by the area’s fashion and design elite, will be on display in a silent auction to benefit Project A.L.S., an organization searching for a cure. A few of the styles brimming with élan: vintage diva Tiffany Dubin’s classic hat adorned with an antique-inspired emerald brooch, evening wear designer Roland Nivelais’ wicker style embellished with fiery poppy flowers, artist Melinda Hackett’s colorful pom-pom number. While you’re there, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served (just don’t spoil yourappetite before your dinner rezzy at Nick and Toni’s!)
DATE/TIME/LOCATION: 6/21/08. Bidding begins at 4p.m. and will last until 7p.m. at the Roberta Freymann boutique, 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY.
OPENING BID: Bidding for the one-of-a-kind chapeaus hat begins at $200.
TICKETS: The event is open to the public at no cost.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please call 212-533-6530
PROCEEDS BENEFIT: A portion of the proceeds from the sales will benefit Project A.L.S., an organization with a mission is to bring the best science to A.L.S. patients via effective treatments options and monetary support for research by the medical community.

June 21: “A Private Flight for 3 in a Cessna” for The Group for the East End
Leave it to the Hamptons’ leading environmental advocacy and education organization to kick off the summer with a dinner and auction that celebrates the region’s natural surroundings best called Summer Solstice. Join The Group for the East End under flowing dinner tents for cocktails, a seated dinner and both a silent and live auction (conducted by Sotheby’s Eliza Osborne) to raise money for their environmental concerns.

Duly suited for the silent auction list: A 90-minute flight for three on a Cessna private jet to tour the East End, Block Island, and Connecticut with a touch down at the location of your choice for lunch. After all, what’s a better way to understand the worth and beauty of the area’s precious topography than from a rare aerial perspective? And if you’re really feeling like the sky’s the limit, join in the live auction later in the evening where a St. Maarten’s villa vacation and an overnight yacht trip on a 74 Viking Convertible are also up for do-good grabs.
DATE/TIME/LOCATION: 6/21/08. Cocktails and the silent auction begin at 6:30 and dinner, dancng, and a live auction begin at 8 p.m. Wolffer Estate Vineyards, 183 Sagg Road, Sagaponack, NY.
OPENING BID: The opening bid for the flight for three on a Cessna private jet to tour the East End, Block Island, and Connecticut with a touch down at the location of your choice for lunch begins at $500.
TICKETS: Individual tickets range from $450 to $1,250. Tables of 10 range from $5,000 to $50,000
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please click here for tickets or contact Marianne Carey Hayes at 212- 245-6570 ext 16 or marianneh@eventassociatesinc.com or Jessica Schwartz at 212-245-6570 ext 19 or jessicas@eventassociatesinc.com for further information.
PROCEEDS BENEFIT: The Group for the East End’s continuing efforts to preserve one of the Eastern seaboard’s most fragile ecosystems through environmental advocacy and education.

June 21: “A 7-Night Stay In Paris at a Left Bank Apartment” for the Gala Opening Night for the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Music enthusiasts, look no further: The Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts launches its summer season with Opening Night Gala and concert. The theme: Americans in Paris. And you can be transported there in more ways than one. The gala is situated in Katonah, NY on Caramoor’s 90 acres of parkland and gardens and includes not just cocktails, dinner, and a remarkable performance, but a post-concert dessert and dancing reception. Clearly it is not just the city that doesn’t sleep anymore!

Bid on this luxe lot up for auction at the event: a Parisian getaway for two that includes 2 round-trip business-class airline tickets and a 7-night stay in your own private one-bedroom apartment on the Left Bank for a holiday living like a true Parisian.
DATE/TIME/LOCATION: 6/21/08. Cocktails begin at 6p.m. followed by dinner and the Venetian Theater Concert at 7 p.m. Also, don’t miss the post-ceoncert dessert and dancing reception beginning at 10:30 p.m. 149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah, NY.
OPENING BID: Opening bid for the Parisian getaway for two is $4,800.
TICKETS: Individual tickets range from $600 to $2,500. Tables of 10 are available.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please call (914) 232-1492 or email events@caramoor.org or log on to Caramoor.org for more information.
PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Caramoor’s outstanding musical performances, access to its unique House Museum and extraordinary grounds and its curriculum-based, arts-in-education outreach programs.

June 21: “Playboy’s annual Super Saturday Night Super Bowl Party in Tampa” for Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education
If you’re up for a little Hamptons adventure on Saturday night, make like Alice down the rabbit hole and rsvp for the Love Heals gala at Luna Farm, a private horse farm in Sagaponack. With its Alice in Wonderland theme, the night promises to be magical as celebrities and socialites dance under the stars in the name of Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education.

An enticing array of goodies will be available at its silent auction, including one coveted find that more than bunny-lovers will find hard to pass up: two tickets to Playboy’s annual Super Saturday Night Super Bowl party in Tampa (its value: $7,000). Closer to home, an 8-night stay at the W Downtown Hotel (its value: $5,000)in a deluxe superior room is also up for bidding. To paraphrase Lewis Carroll’s White Rabbit: Don’t be late for this very important date!
DATE/TIME/LOCATION: 6/21/08. The silent auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. Luna Farm 276 Parsonage Lane, Sagaponack, NY
OPENING BID: Starts at $3,500 for the Playboy’s Super Saturday Night Super Bowl Party tickets; $2,500 for W Downtown Hotel 8-night stay
TICKETS: Individual tickets are $250 if purchased in advance or $300 at the door. VIP tables of 8 for $3,000 or 12 for $4,500.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please click here or call Harrison & Shriftman at 917-351-8655
PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education, a nonprofit that empowers young people in the fight against HIV.

June 21: “A Pronghorn Club Vacation” For Group For The East End
Win first-class round-trip airfare to the exclusive Pronghorn Club in Bend, Oregon to stay in a private residence club and golf the Nicklaus course. Bid on this exclusive package and more at the Group for the East End’s 21st Annual Environment benefit. Held on the grounds of the breathtaking Wolffer Estate Vineyard in the heart of the Hamptons, the Summer Solstice Celebration features cocktails and a silent auction followed by dinner, dancing and a spectacular live auction.
DATE/LOCATION: 06/21/08 6:30 p.m., Wolffer Estate Vineyard, Sagaponack, NY.
TICKETS: Individual tickets $450-$1,250, Tables $5,000-$50,000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit here or contact jessicas@eventassociatesinc.com.
PROCEEDS BENEFIT: Group for the East End, a not-for-profit environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the environment, rural character and quality of life across the East End through public advocacy and public education.

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