The Florida Governor was on hand for the sells that will benefit Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse and humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.
Barrett-Jackson is the host to many charitable auctions, and recently, they were visited by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis during two big sales that raised almost $2 million to benefit Ukraine. The event was also a major success overall, breaking records when it was in the sunshine state.
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“The generosity of Barrett-Jackson’s customers overwhelms me,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Freedom is priceless, but it’s not free.”
Coming from the famous George Shinn Collection, a 2009 Ford Shelby GT500, and the other A 1986 Pace Car Corvette from Mark Pieloch’s American Muscle Car Museum Collection.
On Friday, Ron DeSantis attended the auction of the two vehicle that raised a combined $1.76 million to support humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.
"Coming in to Palm Beach our goal was to build on the momentum that we created during our Scottsdale sale, and we delivered that in spades," said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. "It’s been three years since we’ve hosted our auction in Florida and this week was an enormously successful return with our best Palm Beach Auction in Barrett-Jackson history. While we celebrated countless milestones this year, the highlight was hosting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis who helped us raise $1.76 million to support Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse and humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.”
Throughout the weekend of April 7-9, the auction saw 676 cars sold, all with no reserve, for a total of $59.6 million. Of that, nearly $3.8 million of those dollars were going to charitable cases.