I cut this out of the Wall Street Journal (I think it was WSJ). It was a story about the Robin Hood Foundation’s 2009 auction fundraiser. I saved it because of the auction centerpieces.
What in the devil IS it? Can anyone tell me?
(For you centerpiece lovers, see the related posts at the bottom of this page to read other posts on auction centerpieces.)
I can’t quite make out the details. It appears the centerpiece had some sort of skyscraper “skyscape” theme, perhaps representing the location of the Foundation, which is in New York.
Or maybe it’s a crown?
I didn’t save the article, but I remember the story alluding to the centerpieces as being less glamorous than in past years. They were downgraded as part of the Foundation’s cost-conscious planning this year.
And hence, we’ve reached the point of this blog post: Good ideas as it relates to centerpieces.
Friends, you won’t ever secure more donations from your guests because you have fabulous centerpieces.
I also know the article went on to say that after severe cost cutting, they were able to raise more money at this auction than the $56.5 million dollars they raised in 2008. Sweet!
I talked with one of the auction vendors who had a contract to work this event. It was, in her words, “Sick.” (in a good way).
Hey, I’d say that anything over $50 million is a pretty good night, even in New York. Right? 🙂