Friends’ online auction sets record

The Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park 2013 online auction raised nearly $43,000.

"Good news for our national park," said Karen Vahling, the Friends' devcelopment director. “People love shopping for a good cause, especially when all of the proceeds benefit our VI National Park, and they get great deals too."

The total sales of this year's online auction, which ended over the weekend, were about 50% greater than those of last year or the year before.

The auction included a a number of high value items, including several rental weeks at villas. This year's effort saw each of 58 listed items sell; last year 51 of 53 items offered drew bids.

  • Diamond South Sea Pendant, valued at $2,200, sold for $500
  • Seven-night barefoot charter on a 54-foot boat, valued at $9,100, sold for $4,500
  • A week at Isla Vista, a beachfront villa, valued at $9,900, sold for $6,500
  • Three nights at Caneel Bay, valued at $3,000, sold for $3,200

2 thoughts on “Friends’ online auction sets record”

  1. Recently at the Seakeepers Dinner at the Fort Lauderdale Yacht Club opening night of the Boat Show Frank D’Ambrosio raised 30K for them by donating to two guests who bid 15K each his performance at an evening event they could choose at their home or charity event. His performance and generosity was inspiring! Possibly you can have success with something similar.

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