Clinton Auction Deadline Looms at 3 p.m. EST

Thursday, 02 Dec 2010 12:28 PM

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Only a few hours remain in the bidding for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: dinner for four with former President Bill Clinton and a chance to help his Clinton Foundation with its global charity work around the world.

The auction is gaining intense interest on eBay as it nears its end at 3 p.m. Eastern time Thursday.

Clinton, auction, eBay, foundationAlready the private dinner with President Clinton has more than doubled from its initial bid of $25,000 to more than $65,000. Other Clinton memorabilia are increasing in value as well.

But the bidding is continuing and there’s still time to submit a bid on any of the items Clinton is offering.

The winning dinner bidder and three guests will enjoy a private tour of the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark., with Clinton as their guide, followed by a gourmet dinner in the Executive Suite catered by Forty Two, the restaurant at the Clinton Presidential Center.

The auction offers “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet President Clinton and support the Clinton Foundation’s work,” according to eBay.

All proceeds will benefit the foundation, which Clinton established after leaving the White House to identify and take action on global problems he could uniquely influence through his experience as a global leader. Today, it works in more than 60 countries and in the United States to alleviate poverty, improve global health, strengthen economies, and protect the environment.

One project of the foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative, has raised more than $57 billion since its 2005 inception for 1,700 philanthropic projects that have improved the lives of 220 million people around the globe.

Another project, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, has helped bring AIDS care and treatment to more than 750,000 people living with HIV/AIDS around the world.

Participants in the auction can bid on the following items (with the high bids as of noon Eastern time):
  • Private dinner with President Bill Clinton ($65,100)
  • A saxophone signed by the sax-playing former president ($10,000)
  • Clinton’s used golf clubs, signed by Bill ($5,000)
  • Clinton’s Haitian Bizango statue ($5,000)
  • Clinton’s signed 1997 State of the Union Address ($2,550)
  • Clinton’s signed and dedicated autobiography ($2,025)
  • A collection of Clinton’s favorite books, signed and dedicated ($2,000)
  • Clinton’s engraved presidential cufflinks ($1,625)
  • A 1992 Election Day newspaper signed by Bill Clinton ($755)

To view the Clinton Foundation’s auction page, visit: www.ebay.com/clintonfoundation.

 

For a listing of the items and bids, visit: http://stores.ebay.com/clinton-foundation.

 



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