Saturday, May 13th at 6PM
Ford Hall Lobby
Season Finale performance at 7:30PM

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 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.

Here’s a quick preview of some of our auction goods and services.  Remember to check back often as new items are arriving daily!

La Tourelle Resort and August Moon Spa: One Night Stay in Deluxe King Room, Breakfast for 2 at the Bistro and $100 to August Moon Spa
Val & Winnie Kostroun: Cozumel Vacation Resort Stay (multiple bids accepted!)
JdeK Quilts, Joe & Kathy DeForest: Hand-Crafted Quilt
Steve Stull and Jeanne Goddard: Conductor’s Dinner with Cornelia (multiple bids accepted)
John and Carol Vineyard: Conductor’s Dinner with Cornelia (multiple bids accepted)

Benn Conger Inn: Overnight Stay For Two in Luxury Suite with Breakfast
Dave K’s Wine Court “We Judge Cases!”: Personalized Wine Tasting for 6 to 16 Guests with Dave Kraskow
Mansour Jewelers: A Beautiful Piece specially selected for the CCO
John and Carol Vineyard: 90 Minute Cayuga Lake Experience aboard the Yachta Yachta for up to Six People (includes Finger Lakes wine and cheeses)
F. Oliver’s: A Private Tasting Party for 10 (includes beverages and hand crafted hors d’oeuvres)
Susan Spafford: Shopping Spree! (a collection of gift cards to spend)
The Jewel Box: A Gorgeous Rhodochrosite Stone
Kevin and Sheila Ossit: Wheel of Potential Fortune (NYS Lottery Scratch-Off Tickets)

The Boatyard Grill:
$50 Gift Card, Simeons: Gift Card, The Antlers: Gift Certificate, MixIthaca: $50 Gift Certificate, Danos: $50 Gift Certificate, Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar: (2) $25 Gift Certificates, Purity Ice Cream: (2) Lunch Coupons for Two, Agava Restaurant: $25 Gift Card, Joe’s Restaurant: $50 Gift Certificate, Just A Taste: $50 Gift Certificate, Maxi’s Supper Club: $40 Gift Certificate, Taste Of Thai Express: $20 Gift Card, DiBella’s Subs: (3) $10 Gift Cards, Café Dewitt: Gift Certificate, The Nines: $30 Gift Certificate, Sherwood Inn: $50 Gift Certificate, Taverna Banfi’s: Sunday Brunch for Two, Carriage House Café: A $30 Gift Certificate, Coltivare: (2) $25 Gift Cards, Kilpatrick’s: $25 Gift Certificate, Glenwood Pines: A Gift Certificate, Red’s: A Gift Certificate, New Delhi Diamonds: $25 Gift Certificate, Stonecat Café: (2) $50 Gift Cards, Moosewood Restaurant: Moosewood Gift Bag with Cookbooks, Ramada Inn: Two for Brunch Certificate, VIVA!: (4) $25 Gift Cards, Sumo Plus Judd Falls Wine & Spirits: (3) Sumo and Sake Packs, $10 Gift Certificates to Sumo plus a Bottle of Sake, John Thomas Steakhouse: Gift Certificate

Cayuga Landscape,
$50 Gift Card, Winnie Kostroun: Selection of Plants from Winnie’s Garden (2 bids accepted), Flower Fashions by Haring: A Plant for your Home, Ithaca Agway: $75 Gift Certificate, Business is Blooming: A Gift Certificate, Michaleen’s: A Gift Certificate, Old Word Market: Garden Stepping Stones, Sheila Ossit: Decorative Garden Tray

Glimmerglass Festival: Two Tickets to a 2017 Mainstage Performance, Opera Ithaca: Two Tickets to NYE gala performance of Pirates of Penzance, Mayfest: Two Pairs of Tickets, Geneva Music Festival: (2) Two tickets to the Skaneateles concerts, Cayuga Vocal Ensemble: Two Tickets to a performance, Symphoria: Two Tickets to a Concert, Hickey’s Music: Beatles Puzzle, Tri-Cities Opera: Two Tickets to a performance

Buffalo Street Books: $15 Gift Certificate and Tote, Leslie Daniels: A signed copy of her book Cleaning Nabokov’s House, Roni Fuller: Signed copies of published poetry books, Laurel Guy: Signed copy of 365 Things To Do In Ithaca, NY, Annie Campbell: Signed copy of The Whore Next Door, Amy Dickinson (Ask Amy): Signed copy of Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things, Winnie Kostroun: 1776, Winnie Kostroun: Steve Jobs, Winnie Kostroun: Too Strong For Fantasy, Autumn Leaves Books: A Gift Certificate, Betty Rowley: The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady, Betty Rowley: The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter

The Aurora Inn:
An Overnight Stay, Homewood Suites: An Overnight Stay, Hilton Garden Inn: An Overnight Stay, Best Western University Inn: An Overnight Stay, Country Inn & Suites: An Overnight Stay

Atlas Bowl:
One Hour of Free Bowling, Museum Of The Earth/Cayuga Nature Center: One year Science and Nature Family Membership, MOST: Family 4-Pack, Rosamond Gifford Zoo Syracuse: A Family Pack Day Pass, Cortland Repertory Theatre: 2 Opening Night Tickets to the 2017 Season, Corning Museum of Glass: (2) Adult Day Passes for Two, Sciencenter: One Year Explorer Membership, Ithaca College Theatre: Two Subscriptions to the 2017-2018 Season, Cornell’s Johnson Museum of Art: One-year Household Membership, Exhibition Catalogue, and Note Cards, Cornell Lab of Ornithology: One-year Membership, plus Special Bird Bag with Goodies inside, Homecoming Players: 4 Tickets to a show in the 2017 Season, Cinemapolis: (2) 10-Packs to the movies, Betsy Darlington: Guided nature walk at a Finger Lakes Land Trust nature preserve, Kitchen Theatre: 5-Play Flex Pass, Hangar Theatre: Tickets to a 2017 Show, Syracuse Stage: Two Tickets to a Show in the 17-18 Season, Adam Perl from Pastimes: Custom Crossword Puzzle, State Theatre: A $50 Gift Certificate, Circus Culture: $50 Gift Certificate, Betty Rowley: Bike Pump, Betty Rowley: Boomerang and Light Crystal, CSMA: (2) $50 Gift Certificates toward tuition or a class

Carlton Manzano:
Framed Oil Painting,“Stone Cottage” , Jim and Dianne Orcutt: (4) Functional Art-Mushroom Stools, Zachary Orcutt (West Virginia): 3 Handmade bowls artistically crafted with unique glazes, Nari Mistry: Watercolor, Mastercraft: $100 Gift Certificate, Enduring Images by James Burlitch: Framed Photo: “Peeling, Painted Eucalyptus”, Christi Sobel: Framed Print, Milly Acharya: Two Prints, Lynne Taetzsch: A Painting, Barbara Mink Art: Artwork, Karen Sass: Set of 6 Chinese Paintings, Karen Sass: Ornamental Designs (4), Betty Rowley: Framed Fuertes Print: Orioles, Betty Rowley: Watercolor, Cornflowers, Betty Rowley: Fuertes Print, Wood Ducks

The Jewel Box:
$25 Gift Card, Schooley’s Jewelers: $50 Gift Certificate, 15 Steps: Handmade Collar Necklace by Cristen Gardner, Tibet Store: Selection of Jewelry, Rosie Elliott: Beaded Necklace and Earring Set, Winnie Kostroun: Gray and Silver Necklace, Jeanne Peck: Teal and Blue Beaded Necklace, Winnie Kostroun: Multi-Colored Beaded Necklace, Winnie Kostroun: Gold Tear-Drop Necklace, Winnie Kostroun: Turquoise and Brown Earrings, Winnie Kostroun: Bronze Ring Dish, Betty Rowley: Coral Necklace, Susan Spafford: Silver Charm Necklace, Betty Rowley: Basket of Assorted Jewelry, Tina Snead: Burgundy, Bronze, Green Beaded Necklace, Tina Snead: Moss Agate Beads with Sterling Silver Fittings, Tina Snead: Leather Hand-crafted earrings-Blossoms, Tina Snead: Handpainted Silk Earrings by Kyle, Tina Snead: Amethyst & 14K bead necklace, Tina Snead: Silk thread necklace by Connie Shipos

American Crafts By Robbie Dein: $100 Gift Card, 15 Steps: VegetaBowls Acorn Squash Mugs, 15 Steps: Handcrafted Maruca Handbag, Handwork Cooperative: Shino Vase by Renata Wadsworth, Quilters Corner: Gift Certificate, Betty Rowley: Ceramic Pitcher, Betty Rowley: Afghan mulit-color, Betty Rowley: Afghan Green with mauve, Betty Rowley: Baby Afghan (blue), Betty Rowley: 4 hand-knitted Children’s hats, Betty Rowley: Tote Bag

Home Green Home: $25 Gift Certificate, Tibet Store: Selection of scarves and Gifts, Old Word Market: Garden Stepping Stones, Janet Steiner: Blue Vase, Janet Steiner: Cup and Saucer, Diana Nathanielsz: Purple Ginger Jar, Fondue Set, Maury Tigner: Silk Brocade Tablecloth from China, Karen Sass: Pashmina Silk Shawl (Olive Green), Karen Sass: Batique Cloth from China (Navy, White, Red), Karen Sass: Zebra Cloth from Tanzia, Karen Sass: Tanzia Batique Table Runner (Black, Red, Gold), Karen Sass: Tanzia Batique Table Runner (Navy, Red, Gold), Karen Sass: Tanzia Batique Table Runner (Navy, Orange, Cream), Karen Sass: Silk Scarf from Thailand (purple w multi-color), Karen Sass: Pashmina Silk Scarf (Black, Gray), Rosie Elliott: Japanese Cook’s Knife, Rosie Elliott: Beaded Blue Glasses holder, Karen Sass: Embroidered Wall Hanging (Green, Gold), Karen Sass: Japanese Sushi Plates (4), Karen Sass: Beautifully Crafted Sweater, Karen Sass: Chinese Batik Cloth (Navy, Orange), Karen Sass: African Batik Cloth (Green, Brown, Black), Karen Sass: Fruit Plates (4), Mackenzie Childs: Something beautiful for your home, Dianne Orcutt: Vera Bradley “Weekender” Bag with matching hand bag, Winnie Kostroun: Lavender Pillow Insert, Winnie Kostroun: Multi-Colored Cloth, Winnie Kostroun: Natori House Dress, Betty Rowley: Swiss/German Music Box Chair, Betty Rowley: Carved Wooden Box, Betty Rowley: Farberware juicer, Betty Rowley: Beaded Evening Purse, Betty Rowley: Vera Bradley Make-Up Bag (small), Betty Rowley: Christmas in May Basket, Betty Rowley: Selection of Serving Plates, Fibers: A Custom Jacket

Alta Spa: Hydrating facial, Keep In Touch Therapeutic Massage: 30 Minutes for Select Service, Super Cuts Ithaca: $100 Gift Certificate, Green Street Pharmacy: $25 Gift Card with Travel Mug and Coffee, Relaxation Point: 80 Minute Massage

Lamoreaux Wine:
A Case of Chardonnay, Treleaven Wine: A 3-Pack of Wine, Buttonwood Grove Wine: A $50 Gift Card, Pete’s Wine & Liquor: (5) $20 Gift Certificates, Ithaca Coffee Company: $30 Gift Card, Cayuga Lake Creamery: $10 Gift Card, Two Goats Brewing: Growler + a $10 refill, Wide Awake Bakery: 10 Week Breadshare, Myer Farm Distillers: A LOT of Whiskey! Edible Arrangements: $50 Gift Certificate, Damiani Wine Cellars: 4-Pack of Wine, Greenstar: A Specialty Gift Basket, Gimme! Coffee: Camelbak travel mug and 15 free drink cards, Finger Lakes Distilling: A Gift Bag, Wagner Vineyards: Growler with Refill, Selection of Wine and Wine Glasses in beautiful wooden box, Susan Spafford: Music Lover’s Night In (Drinks and Treats), Red Feet Wine Market: A Demi Sac of Wine, Thirsty Owl Wine Co: Wine Pack, Standing Stone: VIP Barrel Tour and Tasting for Four, Swedish Hill: A Selection of Wines, Stonewall Wine and Spirits: Gift Cards, Melinda Daetsch: A Selection of Desserts, Ithaca Beer Co: A Gift Basket, Knapp Winery: Selection of Wines, Susan Spafford: Bottle of TeaVine, The Cellar D’Or: (3) $10 Gift Cards, Bandwagon Brew Pub: (3) $25 Gift Certificates, Red Newt Cellars: 6 Bottles of Wine, Northside: Three Pack of Select Wines

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