Clooney's Gift Bag Fetches $45K for Charity
The winner has not been identified, but the money will be used for the United Way's hurricane response and relief recovery fund, organization spokeswoman Sheila Consaul tells the Associated Press.
Clooney, 44, who won a supporting actor Oscar for Syriana, makes it a habit of giving such gifts to good causes, said his publicist, Stan Rosenfield.
"George does this all the time," his rep tells PEOPLE. "Other people need it, and the money goes to a good cause."
In this case, the loot included a two-night getaway in Carmel, Calif., a BlackBerry 8700c, a vintage silk kimono, a Tahitian pearl necklace – and a handwritten thank-you note from Clooney.