posted by January 30 at 12:45 PMon
That’s the preliminary count on how much money the Vera Project raised this weekend at their first annual Viva Vera Auction.
The evening was pretty incredible. Going into the event, the Vera Project had already raised $1.2 million of the $1.8 million goal they set about 18 months ago. They were hoping the auction would close a big chunk of the remaining gap, and it certainly did thanks to generous donations by Sub Pop (who matched the money raised during the evening’s “Raise the Paddle” fundraiser, totaling over $100,000 for Vera) and all those who also bid generously on items like a two-week stay in a cottage in Ireland, signed Pearl Jam posters, a basket of rare Sub Pop releases, a trip to the Cayman Islands, gift certificates to local restaurants, tickets to the 2007 Grammys, and tons more.
I’ll post the final grand total as soon as all the numbers are crunched and official, but a huge congratulations goes out to Vera for meeting this incredible goal, and an even bigger thanks goes out to the people in the community who helped make it happen.
Visit www.vivavera.com for more information and updates.