The Jane Goodall Institute launches benefit auction on charitybuzz

Auction Lots Include Items from Jane Goodall, Candice Bergen,
Ed Begley, Jr. and Ben Harper at
October 19-November 9

(Arlington, VA) October 19, 2010 –The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) today announced the start
of an online auction to further the mission of renowned primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, UN Messenger of Peace.  Featuring a variety of one-of-a-kind experiences and merchandise, the auction will be hosted online at leading charity auction site charitybuzz at from October 19 to November 9, 2010, and will support JGI’s ongoing programs including chimpanzee preservation and protection, community-centered conservation in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, JGI’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program in more than 120 countries.

The benefit auction includes exclusive experiences such as a private function at the Roger Smith Hotel in New York City with Dr. Jane Goodall and up to 20 guests; a personal tour of Central Park with actress Candice Bergen; a guitar signed by Ben Harper; VIP sports and travel packages; a backstage Broadway experience; and much more.

Other top auction lots that bidders can win include:

  • A tour of Ed Begley, Jr.’s super eco-house and lunch with the star in Studio City, CA;
  • An eleven-day Galapagos Adventure for two;
  • An exclusive VIP escape to Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC;
  • Two house tickets to see WICKED, plus a backstage tour after the show;
  • A gold and tanzanite “chimp” pin worn by Dr. Goodall;
  • The limited-edition book, The Art of Star Wars:  The Clone Wars, signed by George Lucas;
  • Use of Cal Ripken Jr.’s suite with 30 tickets to an Aberdeen IronBirds game;
  • A guitar signed by Ben Harper;
  • A sold-out, limited-edition concert poster, signed by Dave Matthews;
  • VIP tickets to a Duke basketball game with an arena tour; and
  • An autographed baseball from Nolan Ryan.


Online bidding is open to the public through November 9.  Bidders must complete a simple registration process with a valid credit card at to place a bid.


About the Jane Goodall Institute:
Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior—research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian youth program, which has groups in more than 120 countries. For more information, please visit

About charitybuzz:
A leader in cause marketing, charitybuzz ( aligns nonprofits with international brands and celebrity icons to raise funds through innovative online auctions. Featuring pop culture experiences, VIP events, luxury travel, fine art, couture fashion and sports memorabilia, charitybuzz brings its online community of upscale, socially conscious bidders exclusive opportunities to make a difference. The company enables its bidders to truly doGOOD and liveWELL, generating millions of dollars for charities around the globe.  For more information please visit:



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