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Seaplane Flight with Buffett Auctioned for Charity

June 16th, 2006


A seaplane flight with Jimmy was auctioned off on Wednesday night for charity, according to the Wall Street Journal article “New York Glitz — to Help Schools.”

It’s known as the Hedge Fund Prom. Beyonce sang, Jay-Z rapped, and Jon Stewart cracked jokes.

The annual Robin Hood Foundation gala, held Wednesday night, is widely considered the most extravagant event of the New York City charity season, pairing Wall Street money and Hollywood glitz. The gathering of hedge-fund founders, media executives and other A-list players raised $48 million to fight poverty in New York City.

Among the prizes: $650,000 for 10 power lunches for two with a series of celebrity executives. Also on the auction block: lessons with surfer Kelly Slater, a flight to the Hamptons or Martha’s Vineyard with Jimmy Buffett on his sea plane, and an evening at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J. for 500.

Read the entire article here.


Tagged in Aviation, Charitable Causes