A high profile auction ‘Stars of the World to Children of Russia’ held in the Concert Hall Moscow over the weekend gathered the most powerful and influential Russian philanthropists. Among the special invitees at the gala was Hollywood actress Michelle Rodriguez, the star of Avatar and “Lost.” The aim of the charity event was to raise money to foster the talents of extraordinary orphans overcoming adversity throughout Russia. The auction became a perfect opportunity for those invited to make a personal contribution for the good cause.
Active philanthropist herself, Michelle Rodriguez has presented a unique lot at the charity auction – an opportunity to spend a whole day at the filming set of her new movie. The working title of the project is Home, filming will start early summer in Texas. The price on that lot rapidly increased and reached $ 28,000 (sold to a business woman Olga Rodionova).
Other valuable lots at the auction include: the certificate for an exclusive holiday at the Caribbean resort, a grant to Oxford University for 2 weeks to study English Literature, and the portrait of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev embellished with Swarovski crystals. The total amount of cash raised exceeded $ 52,900. Alexander Izotov, chairman of the fund Constellation, who organized the event, guaranteed that the money will be donated straight away.
Here are the images from the charity gala.