Live Auction Sneak Peek
You've bought your tickets and planned your outfits. Now, get ready to plan your bids for the LIVE AUCTION! Here's a sneak peek at the items that will be available ONLY during the Live Auction. Take a look and prepare to raise your paddles! See you there!
Day of fun!
Giants Field Visit and Game with Autographed Ball
Donor: SF Giants
Your day at the ballpark begins with a guided field visit at AT&T park! A senior executive will escort your group onto the field (and you may get to see the Giants’ players warm up!). After your field visit, use your club passes to explore exclusive dining on the Club Level. Then head to your seats and watch the Giants splash em into the bay! Your event also includes a souvenir Jeff Samardzija autographed ball to take home. This memorable experience is not readily available to the public so don’t miss this opportunity! This package includes 4 View Reserve or Bleacher Game Tickets, 4 Club Passes, and a Jeff Samardzija autographed ball.
Restrictions: Mutually agreed upon non-premium game (excludes opening weekend games) at AT&T Park. Picture and autograph opportunities are not guaranteed. Recipient needs to contact specified rep as soon as possible after the auction to discuss game selection. Expires 10/1/17.
Chartered Fishing Expedition for 6
Donor: Glara Yi & Brad Pollock, Phil Havlecek, Reel Time LLC
Imagine your party of 6 being greeted by the early morning mist and the roar of the ocean as you board Reel Time, a 31-ft charter boat, docked minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito. According to Captain Phil Havlecek, the best time to go salmon fishing is during the summer months: July, August, September. “The fish are near and abundant; they are bigger and better”. The boat leaves the dock at 6am and returns at 3pm. A catered lunch by Mollie Stone is provided. After a spectacular day on the water, your take home reward: abundant WILD Salmon that you caught! One winner arranges date with Captain Phil.
FireBoat Ride in SF Bay for 10
Donor: San Francisco Fire Department
Ever dream of being a fireman (or woman) AND love being out on the Bay? The SF Fireboat crew will take you (and up to 9 guests) on a fireboat ride on SF Bay! You'll board the brand new St. Francis boat for your 1-hour waterfront tour, visiting McCovey Cove and cruising around Alcatraz. All minor participants must be minimum of 12+ years old and accompanied by an adult.
Fun in the Sun Stinson Beach BBQ
Donor: Leela Gill & Charles Higgins
Enjoy a leisurely afternoon with friends and family at Stinson Beach. Surrounded by nature, the home is less than 100 yards from the beach and a very short walk to town. Hosts Charles Higgins & Leela Gill will provide a BBQ for your guests (five families or up to 20 people). Includes boogie boards, sand toys, soccer balls, and outdoor showers to wash away the sand and salt when all is done. One top bidder wins and then picks the guest list.
Principal for a Day
Donor: Tyler Graff
Your Scott campus student will be in charge of greeting cars, addressing the school during the pledge, solving student conflicts, presiding over lunchtime, and issuing a staff memo. Let your child exercise those leadership skills! Top bidder wins. Call Scott campus to organize your child’s day as principal!
Assistant Principal for a Day
Donor: Patty Harmon
Your Madison campus student will be in charge of greeting cars, addressing the school during the pledge, solving student conflicts, presiding over lunchtime, and issuing a staff memo. Let your child exercise those leadership skills! Top bidder wins. Call Madison campus to arrange your child’s special day!
Fire Marshall for a Day
Donor: Patty Harmon
A day they’ll never forget! An SF firefighter and Ms. Harmon will take your child out of class and put him or her in charge. Perks include mandating 5 extra minutes of recess, a visit to the fire truck, and enjoying a special lunch with Ms. Harmon.
Week Stay in Puerto Vallarta Beachfront Penthouse
Donor: Janet Greenbaum and Ashley & Ron Bond
Spend spring break 2018 relaxing in a penthouse right at the beach. This condo is in the heart of town near great restaurants & galleries and features two bedrooms (sleeps four), a rooftop pool, and views of the Bay of Banderas from balconies in the living room and master bedroom. The master suite has a king bed. Second bedroom has views of the Sierra Madre foothills and twin beds that can be put together as a king. Travel costs not included. Reserved for you from March 24-31, 2018 for two weeks after auction: WINNER MUST CONFIRM. Other available date options are viewable on the VRBO calendar. www.vrbo.com/406028
Week Stay at Yucatan Hacienda with Private Cenote
Donor: Katherine Klingensmith
The remains of a 19th Century sugarcane plantation is anchored by the meticulously restored Casa Principal where you will stay. In addition to 4 bdrm and 4.5 bth, the building contains a library, full kitchen, dining room, and front and back porches. Across the plaza lies the path to your private cenote (a natural swimming hole), where you can refresh yourself in the cool waters. Outside, orchards of tropical fruit give way to forests with trails to explore. The house is an easy two-hour drive from either Cancun or Merida, and requires a rental car to arrive. Delicious local food can be prepared by on-site staff for an additional cost. Enjoy this jumping off point to visit Mayan ruins or simply relax in the tranquil, bucolic setting in authentic, unexplored Yucatan. Sleeps 10. Travel costs not included. Must arrange dates with owner; Sat to Sat; not available Christmas, NYE, or Semana Santa. Click for more information about the hacienda.
South Lake Tahoe House 3-Night Stay
Donor: Trish & Emmet McMahon
Kick off your summer with a weekend in Tahoe! This spacious home near Tahoe Keys includes 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a large back garden & hot tub. Enjoy walking & biking, or drive five minutes to wonderful Camp Richardson & the lake. Ten minute drive to state line. Sleeps up to 10. Dates are FIRM. Three nights weekend of June 10, 2017 (Thurs-Sun or Fri-Mon).
Five-Night Stay in Sonoma Cabin
Donor: Katie Klingensmith
Stay in our family's beautiful, secluded, rustic and very private Sonoma cabin. 2 hours North of San Francisco near the Sonoma coast for up to 5 nights. Enjoy views of vast valleys, redwood forests, and spectacular stars from the large deck. Easy walking access to Salt Point State Park, drive to Fort Ross, vineyards, many beaches and historic farms. The small cabin sleeps 10, so long as nobody requires privacy! It has hot water and a full kitchen, but is very simple. Cozy in winter and summer. Sonoma Cabin
Hamilton Tickets + Dinner at Zuni
Donor: Caren Park & Adam Maxfield, Zuni Café
Don’t throw away your shot to see Hamilton in San Francisco! Here’s your chance to score two tickets to the Tony, Grammy, and Pulitzer prize-winning musical sensation that has taken the stage by storm! Mark your calendar for April 20th, and make your dinner reservation with your $100 gift card at Zuni for an evening of dining and musical theater not to be missed. Show starts at 8pm at the Orpheum, seats Orchestra BB 10-12. hamilton.shnsf.com zunicafe.com
Fine and Rare Dinner for 10
Donor: Ted Wilson and Ashley & Ron Bond
Come get your bib on at Fine & Rare! Ten lucky winners will enjoy a casual, private “Crab Feed” dinner party on Friday, May 12 at 7pm. Menu items include locally harvested crab and oysters along with garlic noodles and other seasonal fare. Vegetarians will be accommodated. Beer and wine is included. fandrsf.com
Party for 8 at Buffalo Theory
Donor: Quinn Wong and Tracy Nyugen
Are you familiar with the buffalo theory? Come test it at this hip, new restaurant offering craft beer and wickedly, inventive cuisine! Your party of 8 will enjoy a special tasting menu of 6-8 courses of American fare from Executive Chef Tim Luym, paired with six 5oz beers. Must reserve 2 weeks in advance. Certain dates restricted. Tax and gratuity included. buffalotheorysf.com
Beer-Tasting Party at the Fly Bar
Donors: Kevin Kynoch and Caroline & Clement Puiggali
Gather your thirsty friends for a beer-tasting party at the Fly Bar on Divisadero! Be the host with most as you share appetizers and other menu items during your very own two-hour happy hour while sampling a broad selection of cold, draft beer. Must work with owner on date. Holidays excluded. flybardivis.com
Korean Dinner for 12 + Lecture on North Korea
Donor: Philip Yun & Melissa Millsaps
Back by popular demand. CL Dad, former State Department official and recognized expert on North Korea Philip Yun, with wife Melissa Millsaps, are again offering an evening meal of great Korean food and compelling stories about North Korea. This year’s version of a dinner for 12 will feature some of the the fare from Sunday Bird, the newest establishment of Deuki Hong -- an Anthony Bourdain-endorsed chef who recently left New York to start again in the Fillmore. This auction item not only gives you the chance to get your fill of crunchy Korean fried chicken, tasty kimchi pancakes and other spicy (and non-spicy) Korean tapas-style delights from around the City (which also means beer and wine); but it also includes Philip's talk of personal and policy anecdotes which are guaranteed to give you the critical basics needed to understand what is happening in North Korea behind the headlines. Date for this informal, filling, and informative dinner will be Saturday evening, April 8, at Philip's office -- Ploughshares Fund in the San Francisco Presidio.