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Silent Auction 2010

Mar 1, 2010
2010 / March 2010

AuctionDrugs are one of the greatest enemies we face as a society. Each and every day, children and teenagers use and become addicted to illegal substances. According to the 2009 Monitoring the Future Survey, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 19.9 percent of eighth-graders reported using drugs in their lifetime, a statistic that more than doubled for 12th-graders, to 46.7 percent. More than 5 percent of high school seniors reported daily, habitual use of marijuana.

Actor Terrence Howard is passionate about preventing drug misuse among today’s youth. As a result, Howard, star of Hustle & Flow, Crash and Iron Man, became involved with The Mentor Foundation in 2008.

“Drugs have become one of the most treacherous of all the hurdles placed before mankind,” said Howard. “The Mentor Foundation believes in a sense of personal responsibility. They demonstrate love by delivering our sons and daughters out of the hands of the debilitating effects of drug abuse. Mentor encourages us all to believe that we can overcome any obstacle and that we are all accountable to each other.”

Terrence Howard does his part, and now is your chance to do yours. Beginning March 1, Global Traveler will host an online charity auction, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting The Mentor Foundation. We all share the charity’s vision of “a world that provides opportunities for the healthy development of children and youth free from the harm caused by drug misuse.” Mentor’s work has been recognized worldwide, by notable organizations including the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime and the World Health Organization.

Picture the innocent face of a baby. Fast-forward 15 years and imagine that same face hardened by the effects of drug abuse. Help The Mentor Foundation while realizing your own travel dreams. On the following pages, you will find a list of all the prizes up for grabs this year. Log on to newgtsite.wpengine.com/auction for rules, bidding instructions and the most up-to-date list of items on auction. Bidding ends May 31.

In the words of Terrence Howard: “Lend a hand; the world-wide family is counting on you.”

1 Two round-trip economy-class tickets on Air Pacific

2 Two round-trip business-class tickets on Alitalia to Italy

3 Two-night stay in a deluxe king room at the Amalfi Hotel Chicago

4 Two round-trip business-class tickets on American Airlines

5 Two-night weekend stay in an Andaz deluxe king room at the Andaz Fifth Avenue

6 Three-night weekend stay in an Andaz deluxe room at the Andaz Wall Street

7 Two round-trip business-class tickets on Asiana Airlines from Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle or Chicago

8 Two round-trip economy-class tickets on Avianca Airlines to Colombia

9 Four round-trip business-class tickets on British Airways to London

10 A Chopard Classic Collection watch

11 Three-night stay in deluxe accommodations at the Conrad Chicago

12 One-night Friday or Saturday stay in deluxe accommodations at the Conrad Chicago

13 Three-night stay in a deluxe room at the Conrad Hong Kong

14 One annual Delta Air Lines Delta Sky Club membership

15 Two round-trip economy-class tickets on EL AL from New York, Los Angeles or Toronto to Israel

16 Overnight accommodations in an Elysian executive suite at the Elysian Hotel Chicago with in-suite breakfast for two

17 Two round-trip business-class tickets on Emirates from New York, Houston, Los Angeles or San Francisco to Dubai

18 A Jacob & Co. Standard Collection watch

19 Two-night stay in an Essex king room at the Jumeirah Essex House New York

20 Three-night stay in deluxe accommodations at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis

21 Three-night stay in a grand guestroom at The Grand Del Mar in San Diego

22 Two-night stay in a king or double room at the Hotel 57 in New York City

23 Three-night stay in a Superior Harbourview room at the InterContinental Hong Kong

24 Two-night stay for two at the Hotel Saturnia in Venice sponsored by the Italian Government Tourist Board

25 Three-night stay in a double room at K+K Hotels in London, Paris, Munich, Vienna, Budapest, Prague or Bucharest

26 Two round-trip business-class tickets on LAN to Quito or Guayaquil, Ecuador

27 Two-night stay in deluxe balcony accommodations at Le Merigot in Santa Monica, Calif., including breakfast for two and parking

28 A London vacation package with accommodations provided by The Royal Horseguards, two round-trip Executive First tickets on Air Canada from Canada to London and sightseeing provided by Visit London and its partners

29 Three-night stay in a junior suite club room with club access at the Lotte Hotel Seoul

30 Two round-trip business-class tickets on Lufthansa from any of its U.S. gateways to any destination in Europe

31 Two round-trip economy-class tickets from Orlando to Amsterdam on Martinair

32 Two-night weekend stay in a luxury guestroom at the Metropolitan Hotel Toronto, including breakfast for two

33 Two-night stay in an Ocean Surf-view guestroom at the Montage Laguna Beach, including one 60-minute spa treatment

34 Two-night stay in an oceanview guestroom at the Montage Laguna Beach

35 Two round-trip Biz Seat business-class tickets on OpenSkies from Newark to Paris

36 An Orlando vacation package with round-trip economy-class flight on AirTran Airways and a three-night stay in a double deluxe room at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

37 Two-night weekend stay at Peninsula Beverly Hills

38 120,000 Priority Club Rewards points

39 Bid on the only A380 service up for grabs in the auction! Two round-trip premium-economy tickets on Qantas from New York/Los Angeles to Sydney

40 Three-night weekend stay in a king or double room at the Renaissance Times Square

41 Two-night stay in a deluxe guestroom at The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles

42 One round-trip business-class ticket on Royal Jordanian from New York (JFK), Chicago, Detroit or Montréal to Amman, Jordan

43 Three-night stay in a Valley Wing deluxe room at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore

44 Three-night stay on a club floor with breakfast at the Sheraton Rio Resort

45 Two round-trip business-class tickets on Singapore Airlines from New York (JFK) to Frankfurt

46 One-night stay for two at Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

47 Two round-trip economy-class tickets on South African Airways from New York or Washington, D.C., to Johannesburg or Cape Town

48 Two round-trip business-class tickets on TAM Airlines from Miami, Orlando or New York to any Brazilian destination

49 Two round-trip executive-class tickets on TAP Portugal from Newark to Portugal

50 Two round-trip business-class tickets to Europe on United Airlines

51 Two round-trip economy-class tickets on Virgin America

52 Two round-trip premium-economy tickets on Virgin Atlantic from any of its U.S. gateways to London

53 Three-night stay at the Westin Dublin including full Irish breakfast

54 Three-night stay at Le Bourget Aero Suites in Bloomington, Minn.


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