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Global Icons Unite for 6th Annual RFK Center Spring Auction for Human Rights

Tim Cook, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert DeNiro, Robin Williams, Peyton Manning, Carrie Underwood, and More Offer Intimate Access at RFKauction.com

New York, NY – April 24, 2013 – The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFKCenter.org) launched its 6th Annual Spring Auction with support from more than 100 of the world’s most recognizable figures spanning business, entertainment, sports, and politics. Tim Cook, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert DeNiro, Alex Trebek, Carrie Underwood, and Peyton Manning are just a few of iconic figures hitting the online auction block to benefit the RFK Center and its partner organization, RFK Europe. The auction, powered by global charity auction site Charitybuzz, is open to bidders internationally April 24 through May 14 at RFKauction.com.

"The RFK Center's annual auctions empower our human rights advocacy around the world, from courtrooms to classrooms, from Cambodia to California," said Kerry Kennedy, President of the RFK Center. "It's an honor to have so many stars from the worlds of business, media, entertainment, and sports helping us carry forward Robert Kennedy's dream of a more just and peaceful world."

In an unprecedented donation, Apple CEO Tim Cook is offering the opportunity for a winning bidder and guest to join him for coffee at the Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, CA. The experience, valued at $50,000, marks the first time one-on-one access to Cook has been offered on the auction block.

Other coveted auction experiences include a set visit to Michael Bay's new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film starring Megan Fox, the chance to meet Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning at training camp and toss the football with him, and lunch with Oscar winner Robin Williams.

Additional auction highlights include:

Plus experiences with Anderson Cooper, Taylor Swift, David Letterman, Meredith Vieira, Quincy Jones, Roberto Cavalli, General Wesley Clark, Piers Morgan, Ann Curry, David Axelrod, Alison Sweeney, David Gregory, Dan Rather, Craig T. Nelson, Nora Roberts, Train, RuPaul, Babyface, Kid RockMarcia Debonis, Mike Dee, Ferragamo, Keith Urban, Mike Krzyzewski, Regis Philbin, Mark Knopfler, Sting, Harry Benson, Tim McGraw, Ellen Lewis, The Lumineers, Kevin Hart and more.

To date, the RFK Center’s annual auctions have raised more than $3.5 million for the Center's human rights work.

"Charitybuzz is proud to mark its sixth year working hand-in-hand with the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. The talent and influence in the 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Center Spring Auction exemplifies the profound impact of the organization's work and its unmatched ability to accomplish incredible feats in the human rights space," said Coppy Holzman, CEO & Founder of Charitybuzz. "We hope fans and philanthropists around the globe will bid on these incredible experiences to make difference."

About The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights

The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights was founded in 1968 by Robert Kennedy's family and friends as a living memorial to carry forward his vision of a more just and peaceful world. RFK Partners for Human Rights, the RFK Center’s litigation, advocacy, and capacity-building arm, builds multi-year partnerships with the RFK Award Laureates and other human rights activists to advance social justice goals around the world. RFK Speak Truth To Power educates more than half a million students around the world each year with a human rights school curriculum offered from pre-school to law school. RFK COMPASS promotes corporate responsibility by ensuring that human rights concerns, fair labor practices, and environmental safeguards are reflected in global investment strategies. The RFK Center’s European partner organization, RFK Europe, provides human rights education programs to schools across the continent, and operates the RFK Europe Training Institute providing cutting edge training for human rights activists and grassroots organizations. The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization. To learn more, please visit www.rfkcenter.org, or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/RFKCenter) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/rfkcenter).

About Charitybuzz

Charitybuzz raises funds for nonprofits around the globe through online auctions with the world’s most recognizable celebrities and brands. Featuring access to acclaimed actors and musicians, business and political leaders, star athletes, luxury destinations, couture fashion, rare memorabilia and more, Charitybuzz brings its online community of bidders exclusive opportunities to live their dreams and make a difference.  Since launching in 2005, Charitybuzz has raised more than $75 million for charity. To learn more, visit www.Charitybuzz.com, like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Charitybuzz or follow us on Twitter at @Charitybuzz.

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Meaghan Baron
Director of Communications
Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights
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