Charitable EBay Auction for Trip to Howard Stern Studio Starts Thursday

NM danheisman
Oct 8, 2012, 3:46 PM |

Please pass the word: Our annual charitable auction of a trip to Howard Stern's studio will begin this Thursday, Oct 11 at 6 PM PST on EBay and run through Oct 21.

Net proceeds from this auction will be donated to the Holly Heisman Memorial Fund at The Philadelphia Foundation to aid women in need. This is the same charitable fund for which the Holly Heisman Memorial chess tournament is held annually here in the Philadelphia suburbs each August.

Since one part of the Holly Heisman Fund charter is to help women with breast cancer, the auction is being held by EBay as part of their Breast Cancer Awareness month. Over the past few years this auction has raised over $50,000 for the Fund. This past year the Fund used its grant to help the Center for Domestic Violence at the University of Pennsylvania (helping battered wives is another part of the Fund's charter).

(For those not aware, Howard was my chess student for over four years. You can read about it at

Wish to make a charitable contribution to the Holly Heisman Memorial Fund or the Chess Support Fund? Take the link and follow the easy instructions:

The URL for the Stern auction link is

The current (10/15/12) top bid is $7,877 (via