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Auction raises funds for UVa Rotunda project

Monday - 11/26/2012, 12:13pm  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Organizers say an auction held to raise money for the University of Virginia's Rotunda renovations was a success.

WVIR-TV ( http://bit.ly/S7m5IG) reports that the online auction is expected to raise between $10,000 and $15,000.

Bidding ended Sunday.

Items on the auction block included vintage wine and antiques. A 12-person dinner with U.Va. President Teresa Sullivan drew a high bid of $925.

Whit Hunter says organizers hope to make the auction a twice yearly event.

The university says the Rotunda needs $51 million worth of renovations. The work will be done in two phases.

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Information from: WVIR-TV, http://www.nbc29.com/


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