The folks at Lindt are known for their high end brand of Swiss chocolate. But between now and March 15, they are showing off their philanthropic side by joining forces with over 100 celebrities, including a number of the most famous celebrity chefs around, for the Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction.
Benefitting Autism Speaks, a charity that supports research into autism and advocacy for those with autism, the Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction began on March 5 and lets fans bid on 97 porcelain versions of the famous Lindt Gold Bunny signed by some of the biggest names in movies, television, sports, and cooking. In addition to the auction, Lindt is committed to donating an additional $115,000 to Autism Speaks through the sales of their Gold Bunnies and other initiatives.
Celebrity chefs and food personalities taking part in the Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction include The Chew's Mario Batali, WD-50's Wylie Dufresne, Top Chef host Padma Laskshmi, talk show host Rachel Ray, domestic icon Martha Stewart, and Iron Chef Michael Symon, who has a long running relationship with Autism Speaks.
Other big name celebrities signing Lindt Gold Bunnies for Autism Speaks include acting legends Susan Sarandon and Harrison Ford, superstar quarterbacks Drew Brees, Doug Flutie, and Peyton Manning, and television personalities Betty White, Edie Falco, and Mayim Bialik.
To see all 97 celebrities' Lindt Gold Bunnies and to bid on your favorite, you can go to LindtGoldBunnyAuction.com.
Click on the slide show to see some of the Lindt Gold Bunnies autographed by celebrity chefs.