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A Helluva Night at Tulane Fundraiser

Tulane University sets an event fundraising record with “Helluva Hullabaloo Auction.”

Louellen Berger, auctioneer Bryan Batt and Darryl Berger

Steven Hronek Photographs

The “Helluva Hullabloo Auction” raised more than $780,000 to set a record in the fundraising event’s 11-year history on Friday, November 2, in the Lavin-Bernick University Center at Tulane University. The event is a fixture of Homecoming Week, with all proceeds benefiting Green Wave student-athletes.

The evening’s celebrity auctioneering duties went to Bryan Batt, alumnus of Tulane University and HBO’s “Mad Men.” The crowd of more than 500 alumni, family and friends of Tulane bid on 11 live auction items and 349 silent auction items.

The star-studded selection of auction items was an easy sell. The Manchester United Experience was one of the most hotly contested packages of the night, offering four people the chance to attend a Premier League match, tour training facilities and meet members of the British soccer team.

More top auction items included Super Bowl tickets, a week’s stay at Maison Montfort in France, a VIP Dining Experience at Galatoire’s, “Saturday Night Live!” Tickets and a barbecue with Saints player Marques Colston, Tulane head football coach Curtis Johnson and Tulane Athletics Director Rick Dickson.

Additional items were exclusively available for bidding online from October to December 19.


Event at a Glance

WHAT

“Helluva Hullabaloo Auction,” benefiting Tulane University Green Wave student-athletes

WHEN

Friday, November 2

WHERE

Lavin-Bernick University Center, Tulane University

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