Auctioned Lunch With Ellen Pompeo Nets $16,900 For Boston Charity

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It's great to see Grey's Anatomy stars give back. Earlier this year, in one of his many charitable endeavors, Isaiah Washington offered his time in a charity auction to benefit the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

Now, Ellen Pompeo is doing the same to benefit the Home For Little Wanderers, a Boston non-profit child welfare agency which serves children at risk and their families through prevention and early intervention.

Sadly, we didn't learn about this quickly enough to share with you. The bidding closed last night, with 70 people vying for lunch with Ellen. The winner ended up paying $16,900, a terrific sum for this wonderful charity in Pompeo's native Boston! Here's what the official auction page says:

Auctioned Lunch With Ellen Pompeo Nets $16,900 For Boston Charity
Item Number: 156

Estimated Value: Priceless


Here is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for you and three of your friends to chat with Grey's Anatomy star, Ellen Pompeo, about the hit ABC show over lunch.

Ellen, an Everett, Mass., native, is most famous for her current role as Meredith Grey in Grey's Anatomy. She also recently appeared opposite Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell in the wildly successful Old School and, before that, in Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio.

Ellen made her major studio screen debut in Brad Silberlin's Moonlight Mile, starring alongside Susan Sarandon, Dustin Hoffman and Jake Gyllenhaal. She received outstanding reviews for her portrayal of an outspoken woman carrying a silent burden that's breaking her heart.

Special Instructions:

Maximum of four people. The lunch will take place in Boston after March 1, 2007 at a mutually agreed upon time. The winning bidder will be contacted by The Home for Little Wanderers after the auction closes to make arrangements. This item is not for re-sale.

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Both Isaiah and Ellen are to be commended for their community activism. It would be great to go to lunch with Ellen. She seems like such a nice and down to earth person. I would love to hear about her behind the scenes experiences filming GA. Although it would have been nice to know about this event earlier, the $16,900 winning bid is a little out of my league anyway. I might have been able to put together $169. LOL


why is it that this site doesn't give any information before it happens?
if i hadnt of watched oprah that one day, i wouldnt have known it was especially about greys!
now, this auction, we didnt know that either.


This is a great cause. It is so important for early intervention. I work with foster care children and I am so glad that she is giving to a cause like this.
I love mer.


Ellen and some other GA cast members have a great heart!


It's alway great when actors are giviing back and helping others.


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.