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CharityBuzz's Big Idea: Altruistic Online Auctions An upscale auction site offers ultimate access to big-name talent -- and charities reap the rewards

By Gwen Moran Edited by Frances Dodds

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Want to sit in on a taping of The Howard Stern Show? Fork over about $30,000. Dinner with Mary Matalin and James Carville? You'll pay around $5,000 for that bipartisan dining experience. A walk-on role on your favorite TV show? Sure--but it's going to cost you.

Scroll the pages of, an online auction site loaded with posh products and live-large opportunities, and you're sure to find something to covet among the hundreds of sports, fashion, business and celebrity experiences, as well as plenty of must-have memorabilia. And bidders can spend big, guilt-free: Every opp is auctioned off for charity.

Founder Coppy Holzman was used to rubbing elbows with a well-heeled crowd--a life that came compliments of his entrepreneurial ways. He was a founding member of, a grocery delivery service with a spectacular 1999 IPO, which quickly shot the company to $7 billion in market capitalization. However, in 2001, Webvan filed for bankruptcy protection.

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