Pride at Darden Fundraiser for Delta Airlines Business Elite Class Tickets

Description of the Gift:

Through the generosity of Reynaldo Roche and Delta Air Lines, Pride at Darden is auctioning off two (2) Business Elite class Delta Air Lines tickets to anywhere in the world! Imagine flying to Sydney, Tokyo, Dubai or Buenos Aires! Estimated at a fair market value of $25,000, these two tickets will fly you from the continental US to the international destination of your choosing. The funds generated from the auction will help build the Reynaldo Roche fund. 

Description of the Fund:

The Reynaldo Roche Fund supports the advancement of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community at The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, with the intent of impacting the larger business world and thus society. 

The fund supports the activities of Pride at Darden (formerly GLAD) in accordance with the club’s mission to:

  1. Promote an inclusive, open, and welcoming environment for LGBTQ students
  2. Educate and improve awareness of LGBTQ issues within Darden and the surrounding Charlottesville area 
  3. Facilitate networking with other LGBTQ communities, other business schools, and with diversity-friendly employers 

The fund hopes to continually grow, working towards providing ascholarship for applicants with a proven track record of LGBTQ advocacy. 

NB: Return from the initial $100,000 core of the fund will support Pride at Darden activities and any additional funds will generate returns for scholarships.

Auction Logistics:

The auction will remain open until 12:00 PM EST Tuesday, October 7th, 2014. 

The winner will be announced live at First Coffee Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at approximately 9:40 AM. 

We will also email all bidders by 10:00 AM EST October 8th, 2014 to announce the winner. 

It is a silent auction, meaning the bids will remain confidential or hidden, and only the highest, winning bid and bidder will be announced. Individuals may make multiple bids until the auction closes. 


Airline ticket FAQs: 

What’s the fine print? Does it need to be have a certain “From” airport?

Flights are from any Airport leaving the USA to anywhere that Delta flies. That means that if someone wanted to go from Charlottesville to Sydney Australia, they would fly CHO-ATL-LAX-SYD on the same ticket.

Are there any timing restrictions? Blackout dates?

Tickets are for a specified fare class. That means that the tickets can always be used as long as that fare class is available. Delta may only allocate a certain number of seats under that specific fare class, so it is important for the winner to plan travel in advance. Also, they would have a year to use the ticket (Expiration would be Oct 2015).

How will they be delivered to the recipients? Some sort of gift card? Receipt?

Certificate would be provided electronically, so when the person was ready to use them, they would provide the codes to the Delta reservations agent.

Can they earn miles on this trip?

No miles would be awarded.

Click here for more information about the Business Elite Experience

Click Here To Bid! 

If you'd like to bid, outside of the silent auction you can Click Here to Donate! 

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