Gander & White named as Official Shipping Partner for The (RED) Auction5 November 2018
Gander & White Shipping is delighted to announce that it has been named the Official Shipping Partner of the third (RED) Auction, taking place during Art Basel in Miami Beach and Design Miami on the evening of 5 December 2018. Proceeds from this year’s auction will support community-based programs in Africa through the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, while also providing assistance to the HIV fight through community-strengthening programs in Chicago with the Rebuild Foundation – an organization championed by Theaster Gates.
Gilles de Greling, Director of Gander & White Florida, is excited to lead the logistical operation for The (RED) Auction. He says, “We are thrilled to be an Inner Circle Sponsor of The (RED) Auction, to donate our global resources to make sure that this important event goes ahead without a hitch.” Resources from Gander & White’s global facilities in both the US and Europe will be used for the operation.
In donating resources to the event, Gander & White will be responsible for the transportation, storage and installation of works by leading contemporary artists who are themselves contributing pieces to The (RED) Auction. The third (RED) Auction will include works by Jeff Koons, Ai Weiwei, Christo, Frank Gehry, Guillermo Kuitca, and Wangechi Mutu, among others, will be installed by Gander & White for a public exhibition at the Moore Building in the Miami Design District, which will open on World AIDS Day (1 December).
This announcement aligns with a run of recent moves by Gander & White to assist and donate to philanthropic initiatives, including donating to Alzheimer’s research, providing materials from their facilities to high schools, and providing discounted services to charitable and emerging arts projects.
(RED) was founded in 2006 to engage businesses and people in the fight against AIDS. (RED) partners with the world’s most iconic brands that contribute proceeds from (RED)-branded goods and services to the Global Fund. (RED) Proud Partners include: Amazon, Apple, Bank of America, Beats by Dr. Dre, Belvedere, Claro, The Coca-Cola Company, Durex, MCM, Salesforce, SAP, Starbucks and Telcel. (RED) Special Edition partners include: aden+anais, Alessi, ALEX AND ANI, Andaz, Baxter of California, Bombas, Calm, Fatboy USA, Girl Skateboards, Montblanc, Mophie, S’well, Wanderlust and Vespa.
To date, (RED) has generated more than $500 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. 100 percent of that money goes to work on the ground – no overhead is taken. Global Fund grants that (RED) supports have impacted nearly 110 million people with prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services.