GRAMMY Online Charity Auction Program Launched
The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares today announced their official partnership with Kompolt online auction agency to develop an overall GRAMMY Online Charity Auction program, which aims to increase online revenue for the two charities while increasing awareness of the organizations.
Kompolt is renowned for creating successful, high-value, high-profile promotional and charity auctions for top brand companies. In working with the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares to manage online auctions in prior years, steady growth has been achieved and a high level of excellence has been maintained in creative design, operations, customer service, bidder pre-qualification, promotion and fulfillment.
Bidders can participate in the kickoff by visiting www.ebay.com/grammy July 25 through Aug. 4 as GRAMMY Online Charity Auctions celebrates the Gibson/Baldwin Night at the Net, the opening night charity gala of the Mercedes-Benz Cup tennis tournament presented by Countrywide. The charity auction commemorates the event with items including: Gibson guitar signed by the event's pro/celebrity participants, memorabilia package that sports an Andre Agassi signed game ball, exclusive celebrity gift bag created especially for the event by Jewels & Pinstripes, 2006 Ultimate GRAMMY VIP Experience (where the winner and a guest can attend the 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards in true star fashion), and a Meet Dr. Phil VIP Experience for four.
Over the five-year history of GRAMMY Online Charity Auctions, more than $820,000 has been raised on eBay. GRAMMY Online Charity Auctions will now have a continuous presence at www.ebay.com/grammy to showcase current listings, promote upcoming items and experiences, provide visitors the opportunity to make general online contributions, and to offer the purchase of merchandise or tickets to the charities' fund-raising events.