Saturday March 16, 2019
6:00pm Benefit Auction
(Live music provided in the lobby by the Heifetz Ensemble of Ithaca Talent Education)
Our Benefit Auction is our biggest single fundraiser each year and we rely on the hundreds of organizations and individuals who generously donate goods and services to make it successful.
Please contact our office at 607.273.8981 if you want to make a donation or can volunteer some time to help. We offer pick-up service if needed, and will gladly provide an acknowledgement letter for your taxes. If you’re all set to contribute, you can also fill out this short donation form.
Here’s a quick preview of some of the terrific auction goods and services we’ll have for 2019.
Check back regularly as new items are being added daily!
*GOLDEN BATON DONORS*
Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport: Two $500 flight vouchers
John & Carol Vineyard: Conductor’s Dinner with Cornelia
Be treated to a Swiss dinner prepared by Cornelia for up to 8 people
Jim Johnston & Linda Mack: “A Cajun Occasion” dinner party
Enjoy a home-cooked Cajun dinner for up to 8 people at the home of Jim and Linda
Jim and Dianne Orcutt: “Opera in the Garden”
Guided tour of the Orcutts’ garden, a short presentation by expert horticulturist Michael Brennan, a little live music and dinner (up to 20 winning bidders!)
Margaret and Grant Cooper: “Tastes of New Zealand” dinner party in your home
Four-course, authentic New Zealand dinner party (with New Zealand wine!) for up to 6 guests
Carla Gallery of Fine Jewelry: 14k white gold earrings set with aquamarine cabochons
PRINCIPAL PLAYER DONORS
Dave K’s Wine Court: We Judge Cases! Personalized Wine Tasting for up to 12 guests
Mansour Jewelers: Blue Topaz & Silver Necklace
Hilton Garden Inn: Overnight stay with breakfast
Sara Worden Yoga & Wellness: Self Care social for up to 10 guests
Sarah Cummings: Handcrafted floral piano quilt
Taste of Thai Express: $20 gift card, Maxie’s Supper Club: $30 gift card, Carriage House Café: $40 gift card, Gola Osteria: $50 gift card, Boatyard Grill: $50 gift card, Red’s Place: $25 gift card, Gimme Coffee: $20 gift card, Chipotle Mexican Grill: Two dinners for four, Taverna Banfi’s: Dinner for two, Kilpatrick’s: $50 gift card, Café Dewitt: $30 gift card, Coltivare: $25 gift card, New Delhi Diamonds: $25 gift card, Applebees: Two $10 gift cards, Antlers: Gift card
MUSIC & ARTS
Cortland Repertory Theatre: 2 Opening Night tickets to the 2019 season, CSMA: two $50 gift card, Syracuse Stage: Two tickets to a show in the 19/20 season, Kitchen Theater: 2 pairs of tickets, Memorial Art Gallery: Two admission passes, NYS Baroque: 2 pairs of tickets to our May 4 semi-staged opera Acis & Galatea, by Handel, TriCities Opera: 2 tickets, Ithaca College Theatre: A pair of tickets to the remaining 3 productions in the 2018-2019 season, Hickey’s Music Center: Pearl Jam Anthology, Mayfest: Two festival passes, Opera Ithaca: Pair of tickets to Double Bill, April 11 – 14, Symphoria: Two tickets to a concert, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival: Pair of Tickets to 2019 Season, Cornell University, Dept. of Performing & Media Arts: Four tickets to spring performance of “Spill”, Ithaca Community Chorus: Pair of tickets to 2019-20 season, Allison Parramore: One private flute lesson, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University: One year membership
RECREATION & MEMBERSHIPS
Cinemapolis: 10 pack of movie tickets, Sciencenter: One Year Explorer Membership, Harris Hill Park: 2 soaring airplane tickets, Circus Culture: $50 gift card, MOST – Museum of Science & Technology: Four entry tickets, Betsy Darlington: Guided nature walk at a Finger Lakes Land Trust nature preserve, Cornell Lab of Ornithology: One-year Membership, plus special bird bag with goodies inside, Rosamunde Gifford Zoo (Syracuse): Family 4-pack Day Pass
ART & FRAMING
The Frame Shop: $25 gift certificate, Nancy V. Ridenour: Three framed floral photographs 16x20”, Enduring Images by James Burlitch: Two framed photographs, Barbara Mink Art: Framed art, Annemiek Haralson: Oil painting, CCO Friend: “Concertmaster” painting, Framed photograph by Bruce Barnbaum, Ileen Kaplan: Oil painting, SchoPhoto (Carl & Elke Schofield): Various photographs printed on canvas & satin, Georgie LeHoop: Framed art, Carlton Manzano: Framed oil paintings, Rosie Elliott: Memorial Art Gallery framed print
Winnie Kostroun: Gold earrings, Metropolitan Museum of Art gold necklace, Silver & turquoise dangle earrings, silver & turquoise star earrings, Handwork: Jewelry by Laurel O’Brien, 15 Steps: Handmade collar necklace by Cristen Gardner
GIFTS & HOME
Cayuga Landscape: $60 gift certificate, Winnie Kostroun: Laduree Savory recipe cookbook, Smithsonian Institute purse (made in Italy), Ceramic bowl, Small dish with lid decorated with lemons, White vase, Self-watering flower pot, Cream Italian wool shawl – Anichini, History Center in Tompkins County: Harriet Tubman Girls Explore Doll, Cayuga Basin map, local interest & railroad books, vintage map of Ithaca, American Crafts by Robbie Dein: $100 gift card, East Hill Antiques: A classical print of Venice in a curved 1930’s gold gesso frame, Rosie Elliott: Oral kielly handbag, Home Green Home: $20 gift card, Susan Spafford: Tile Mate & Slim (4 pack), Glass decorative bowl, 15 Steps: Handcrafted Maruca handbag, Zachary Orcutt: Assorted pottery, Benjamin Peters: $50 gift card, Karin Pohl: Various pottery, Robin Lehman Glass: Schubert paperweight, One World Market: Three felt bags, CCO Friends: Set of vintage calendar posters – full set can be used for every year, Six Copeland dinner plates, Silk embroidered wall hangings and decorative mats, Cayuga Landscape: $60 gift certificate, Turtle Island Pottery: Pottery, Mama Goose / Mimi’s Attic:Eco kitchen gift basket, Hickey’s Music Center: Musical Dominoes, Quilters Corner: Fabric and patterns, Toni Murdough & Kirsten Marshall: Glass art statue
Audio Chef: 2 hours of AV services, Alta Spa: European Deep Cleansing Facial, Robin Schwartz, Organizing Coach and Teacher: Workshop series on Decluttering,
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Hosmer Wineries: $25 gift card, Anthony Road Wine Company: tasting for four, Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars: case of wine, Red Feet Wine Market: Cupid’s demi-sac: A seasonal 6-pack of wines with reusable wine bag and food pairing notes, Greenstar Co-op: Gift Basket, Finger Lakes Distilling: bottle of spirits, Treleaven Wine/King Ferry Winery: 3 bottles of wine, Edible Arrangements: $50 gift card, Two Goats Brewing: Two growlers and a refill, Seneca Lake Wine Trail: Six bottles of local wine, Cayuga Lake Creamery: Two $10 gift cards, Wide Awake Bakery: Two 10-week bread shares, Moosewood Restaurant: Bag with 2 hardcover cookbooks, $50 gift card & other treats, The Piggery: Gift card, Rosie Elliott: Champagne glasses & bottle of champagne, Northside Wine & Spirits: 2 bottles of wine, Full Plate Farm Collective: Two weeks of a veggie CSA share, The Piggery: Gift card, Susan Spafford: Portuguese Goodie Basket, Melinda Daetsch: Homemade (vegan, gluten-free) chocolate truffles, Chateau Lafayette Reneau: Two bottles of wine, Myer Farm Distillers: Local spirits, Ports of New York Winery: Two bottles of wine, Red Newt Cellars: Bottle of wine
Be sure to check back soon when we begin sharing a preview of items for your bidding on March 16th!