MINNEAPOLIS (April 6, 2010) — The Lindbergh Foundation announced that — in conjunction with the 32nd Annual Lindbergh Award Celebration, bidding officially opened today, for its fourth “On-line Silent Auction.” According to Larry Williams, Foundation Chairman, President and CEO, “This year’s fundraiser auction features several once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Rather than limit these fantastic offerings to just those attending our Award Celebration, we are delighted to make them available to Lindbergh Foundation supporters and aviation enthusiasts everywhere on-line.”
The items up for bid include:
• A 10-day African Safari for four with renowned author (“Dangerous Beauty”) and guide Mark Ross
• Fantastic Day at King Schools and Dinner with John and Martha King
• Aerobatic flight with famed airshow performer Sean Tucker
• Ride with “Fantasy of Flight” Director — and well-known collector — Kermit Weeks in his P-51
• Garmin Aera 560
• Bronze sculpture by Erik Lindbergh
• Garmin Nuvi 1490T, and
• Forward Vision’s enhanced vision system EVS-100 camera, STC kit and “Flipper” Display
The 2010 Lindbergh Award Celebration at Sun ‘n Fun will include a reception, live auction, dinner along with presentations by Cessna CEO Mr. Jack Pelton and Michael L. Ducker, Chief Operating Officer of FedEx Express, John and Martha King, and other notable Lindbergh Foundation Board Members will be on hand to represent the Foundation.
Williams added that, “There’s an interesting twist to this year’s auction”, noting that there will be the opportunity for attendees at the Award Celebration will have the chance to bid “live” as well. “We’re anticipating some lively bidding to take place in real time, at the very last minute, so it should be especially exciting for our crowd at Sun ‘n Fun,” he added. Details of the auction, the bidding process, and the “live” auction are posted at the Foundation’s website www.lindberghfoundation.org/docs/index.php/component/content/article/40/394-2010-on-line-auction-temp.
“We are extremely grateful to our thoughtful and generous donors for making these extraordinary opportunities available to Lindbergh Foundation supporters around the world,” noted Honorary Chairman Reeve Lindbergh. “The combination of the Award Event, Lindbergh Foundation Day (April 15th), and the Sun ‘n Fun venue will create excitement in the aviation community, and will serve to generate additional interest in Foundation Mission and Programs.”
To register for the Award Event and for complete details and bidding instructions, visit the Lindbergh Foundation’s web site at www.lindberghfoundation.org
About The Lindbergh Foundation
The Lindbergh Foundation www.lindberghfoundation.org is a public 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, based in Anoka, Minnesota, which focuses on technological breakthroughs to address significant aviation-environmental issues. The Lindbergh Foundation also values individual initiative and accomplishments. Its programs are devoted to supporting, honoring, and educating individuals, through three major programs: the annual Lindbergh Award, presented to individuals for significant contributions toward balancing nature and scientific innovation in their work; the Lindbergh Grants program, which provides grants in amounts up to $10,580 (the cost of building the Spirit of St. Louis in 1927) for research or education projects that will make important contributions to the technology/environment balance; and a variety of educational events and publications centered on the balance theme.