Celebrity Martini Glass Auction
Love Is…A Record-Breaking Year for The Celebrity Martini Glass Auction
Naples, FL – 3/28/17 – Celebrity Martini Glass Auction (CMGA) is pleased to announce that Love Is…a record-breaking year with more than $600,000 raised in support of the 2017 CMGA beneficiary PAWS Assistance Dogs.
“We asked the crowd to join us in the CMGA love story and they did,” exclaims Founder Brenda Melton. “Our amazing guests opened their hearts by welcoming our veterans, making donations to fund more service-dogs-in-training and bidding both high and often on auction items that will ensure PAWS has the resources to continue meeting the needs of our wounded warriors. We couldn’t be more thankful!”
While the evening’s live auction featured 17 celebrity-signed, artist-designed martini glasses, highlights also included a culinary package offered by Chefs Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire, Fabrizio Aielli and Brian Goddard with Sea Salt and David Resch of Tacos & Tequila; as well as an exceptional experience by award-winning Chocolatier Norman Love and Chef Florian Bellanger collaborating with Chefs Fabrice Deletrain and Benjamin Voisin of Black Salt Catering.
Guests celebrated the evening’s success enjoying live music and a decadent Norman Love Confections reception complete with a variety of dessert stations, a Norman Love-crafted Signature Chocolate Martini and macarons by Chef Florian Bellanger, Mad Mac “The Authentic French Macarons.”
This year’s glasses featured signatures by celebrities such as Ali MacGraw & Ryan O’Neal (Love Story), Lin-Manuel Miranda, Viola Davis, Misty Copeland, Mike Ditka, Mark Wahlberg & Marcus Luttrell, as well as Daniel Radcliffe and others.
Love Is…the 2017 CMGA was held Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Artis—Naples. Funds raised benefit PAWS Assistance Dogs, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is promote independence for combat wounded veterans and children with life-changing disabilities through partnerships with skilled assistance dogs.
For more information on the Celebrity Martini Glass Auction, please call 239.285.7459,visit www.NaplesCMGA.com, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow CMGA on Facebook at NaplesCMGA.
Celebrity Martini Glass Auction (CMGA) is making a difference through the power of art by bringing awareness to select causes. The highlight of CMGA is an annual event showcasing martini glasses autographed by A-list celebrities and heroes, designed by artists from across the globe and auctioned to benefit nonprofit charities supporting veterans. For more information: www.NaplesCMGA.com, or 239.285.7459.