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Arts & Entertainment

Drexel Auctions off Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences on eBay to Support the Westphal College

November 8, 2013

One of the packages up for auction includes a private night tour of U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., with a member of Congress
One of the packages up for auction includes a private, night tour of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., with a member of Congress

Five nights on a yacht in the Caribbean, a 2014 Subaru Forester, a tattoo design by ambigram artist John Langdon of "The Da Vinci Code" fame and lunch with "The Simpsons" writer Mike Reiss at the 20th Century FOX Studios in Los Angeles are just a few of the items up for auction at Drexel University’s first eBay fundraising auction.

Bidders can try to win five nights on a 90-foot, fully-staffed sailing yacht in the Caribbean The “Dream It, Bid It, Buy It”  auction will take place in November as a conclusion to Drexel’s “Dream It, Do It” fundraising campaign. All proceeds from the auction will support Drexel's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design by providing funding for student scholarships and programs.

The auction, which will start on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. EST and conclude on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 4 p.m. EST, will be conducted online on www.eBay.com. The auction will be open to all eBay bidders and will be available at the following link: www.ebay.com/drexeluniversity. Guests at the Anthony J. Drexel Society Gala on Nov. 23 will also have the opportunity to bid online during the event.

The auction was facilitated by Richelle Parham '91, an alumna who received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Drexel’s LeBow College of Business and a bachelor’s degree in design arts, design and merchandising from the Westphal College. She is now vice president and chief marketing officer for eBay of North America.

Items up for auction include:

  • Yacht Excursion: Five nights on a 90-foot, fully-staffed sailing yacht with crew and chef in the Caribbean
  • Two Tickets to the U.S. Open: The tickets to the annual open golf tournament are for Sunday, June 15, 2014, at the Pinehurst Golf Resort in North Carolina, and will include a tent on 18th green.
  • 2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited
  • On the auction block is lunch and a tour with “The Simpsons” writer Mike Reiss at the 20th Century FOX Studios in Los AngelesWashington, D.C., Capitol Experience: Private tour of the major monuments and Pentagon, private night tour of Capitol Building with a member of Congress, lunch with a member of Congress in the Member’s Dining Room, $1,000 gift card for hotel and/or airfare and a flag that has been flown over the Capitol.
  • “The Simpsons” Experience: Lunch with “The Simpsons” writer Mike Reiss at the 20th Century FOX Studios in Los Angeles, and a personally guided tour of the studio and a visit to “The Simpsons” writers’ room.
  • Philadelphia Sports Experience: Six Philadelphia Flyers tickets directly behind the Flyers goal for the Jan. 21 game, all you can eat and drink; four Philadelphia Phillies 2nd Row Diamond Club tickets directly next to the Phillies dugout, all you can eat and drink; two Philadelphia 76ers front row courtside tickets for the Dec. 7 game, all you can eat and drink; two Philadelphia Eagles Club level tickets, section C4, row 10 for the last home game on Dec. 22.
  • MAD DRAGON Recording Experience: Two days to record and mix a song in Westphal's MAD DRAGON Studio’s premiere recording and mixing facility, Studio A, under the supervision of Grammy Award-winning recording engineer and producer Ryan Moys.
  • Tattoo Design by John Langdon: An ambigram or other special lettering art treatment of name or word of winner’s choice by Langdon, an adjunct professor in the Westphal College, who created ambigrams for novels by author Dan Brown.
  • Script Critique: Script consultation and lunch with film producer Christine Vachon, and an invitation to a future movie premiere.
  • The "Dinner at the Top with the Top" package includes dinner with Drexel President John A. Fry and his wife Cara in the new LeBow HallURBN Center Naming Opportunity: Naming of the dean's office suite at the new URBN Center, home of Westphal College.
  • URBN Center Naming Opportunity: Naming of the digital media screening room at the new URBN Center, home of Westphal College.
  • Fingerlakes Stay: One-week stay at a lakefront house in the Fingerlakes between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2014.
  • Mamma Mia VIP Experience: Four house tickets and a backstage tour at the Broadhurst Theater on Broadway.
  • Merion Golf Club Experience: Round of golf for three at Merion Golf Club with U.S. Open gear, cocktails and behind-the-scenes tour.
  • Student Travel Package: Two roundtrip tickets on JetBlue to anywhere in the U.S. with roundtrip transportation to/from Philadelphia International Airport.
  • Dinner at the Top with the Top: Dinner for eight with Drexel University's President John A. Fry and his wife Cara on the 12th floor of the new Gerri C. LeBow Hall of the LeBow College of Business.
  • Boyz II Men Experience: Tickets to a concert by the R&B vocal group at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas and backstage passes.

Media Contact:

Alex McKechnie

amckechnie@drexel.edu

215-895-2705