The GRAMMY Foundation Launches Online Auctions

The GRAMMY Foundation Launches Online Auctions

GRAMMY Charity Online Auctions - in celebration of the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, this auction offers over 100 exclusive items including once-in-a-lifetime VIP experiences, memorabilia from world-renowned celebrities and official GRAMMY Merchandise signed by participating stars backstage during rehearsals and day of the telecast. The lots are available for bid in two cycles now through Feb. 21 at www.ebay.com/grammy, presented in partnership with Kompolt. All proceeds will benefit MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation.

Featured items in each cycle include:
VIP Concert and Meet & Greet Experiences with Celine Dion, Lil Wayne, Miguel and Esperanza Spalding!
Private lunch with YouTube music sensation, Ryan Beatty!
Private dance lessons with D.Woods of Danity Kane!
An outfit worn on-stage by Carly Rae Jepsen during her Las Vegas Concert!
VIP Tickets for the upcoming Coachella and Stagecoach festivals!
Official GRAMMY Merchandise autographed backstage at the 55th GRAMMY Awards rehearsals and telecast by celebrity participants. Performers include Kelly Clarkson, Alica Keys, Bruno Mars, Mumford & Sons, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood and more!
Guitars autographed by the Black Keys, Maroon 5, Jason Aldean and more!
Music memorabilia autographed by Aerosmith, Adele, Mariah Carey, Daughtry, Eminem, Fun., Ellie Goulding, Nicki Minaj, Dolly Parton, Katy Perry, Sting, Jack White and many more!

WHEN:
The auction runs now through Feb. 21

WHERE:
www.ebay.com/grammy

WHY:
Proceeds from the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Auction provide essential support for MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation.

MusiCares ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need by providing programs and services including emergency financial assistance, educational workshops, and flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares MAP FundSM allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community, and Safe Harbor Rooms, weekly addiction support groups, and the MusiCares Sober Touring Network provide ongoing recovery support.

Under the banner of GRAMMY in the Schools, the GRAMMY Foundation produces a range of distinct Education programs - across the country throughout the year - that serve high school students and their schools including GRAMMY Camp, GRAMMY Camp - Basic Training, GRAMMY Camp - Jazz Session, GRAMMY Camp - SoundCheck, and GRAMMY Signature Schools. The GRAMMY Foundation also offers preservation and advancement initiatives, fosters dialogue about compelling issues facing the music industry, supports projects that increase the understanding of music and its role in society, and raises public awareness about the urgent need to preserve our nation's recorded sound legacy. These programs include the Entertainment Law Initiative, the Grant Program with funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, the Living Histories program and the Music Preservation Project.

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts Education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. In recognition of the significant role of teachers in shaping their students' musical experiences, the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy are partnering to present our first Music Educator Award. Open to current U.S. music teachers in K through college, the Music Educator Award will be given out during GRAMMY Week 2014. The nomination process opens Feb. 10 at grammymusicteacher.com and the deadline for submissions is April 15. For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.grammyfoundation.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like "GRAMMY in the Schools" on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grammyintheschools, follow the GRAMMY Foundation on Twitter @GRAMMYFdn at www.twitter.com/GRAMMYFdn and join us on Instagram @GRAMMYFdn at www.instagram.com/GRAMMYfdn.