Points of Light Online Auction Offers Highest Bidders Presidential Items, Chance to Meet Two Chinese Celebrities

Washington, D.C., Oct. 22, 2014 – Several items from President George H. W. Bush’s private collection, dinner with one of the most famous women in China, and a backstage meeting with a world renowned pianist are available for purchase in an online auction to help support the work of Points of Light, the nonprofit President Bush founded nearly 25 years ago.

The Presidential items include navy and gold cuff links in a velvet box that includes the presidential stamp, a navy and gold roller ball pen inscribed with the President’s “41” signature, and a pewter letter opener, also with the President’s signature. All items are unique and not available to the public outside of the auction.

The dinner offering provides the highest bidder and 15 of his or her closest friends the chance to dine with Yue-Sai Kan, whom People magazine calls “the most famous woman in China,” at her home in New York City.

Yue-Sai Kan, an Emmy-winning television host and producer, successful entrepreneur, fashion icon, bestselling author and humanitarian has a townhome in the Sutton Square neighborhood of Manhattan. For many years, the Kan residence has served as a hot spot for Sino-U.S. business and cultural exchanges.

And the musically inclined can bid on a private, backstage meet-and-greet with world renowned pianist Lang Lang following one of his concerts. Lang Lang has performed on some of the world grandest stages, including the 2014 World Cup in Rio and the 56th Grammy Awards, and for numerous national and international dignitaries, including President George H. W. Bush.

All money raised in the online auction will help support the work of Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service.

Bidding is open to the public and will close at 10 a.m. EST on Oct. 30. To bid, go to https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?vhost=pointsoflight.

Points of Light is a fully tax-exempt public charity under sections 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts to Points of Light are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

About Points of Light

Points of Light – the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service – mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities in 30 countries, and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages more than 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year.

Points of Light was established in 1990 after President Bush’s inaugural address evoked the vision of a “thousand points of light” and a call to action for all to commit to volunteer service in their own communities.