Saturday, April 28th 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 this year’s auction goods and services.  More items are arriving daily!

* GOLDEN BATON DONORS *
John and Carol Vineyard: Conductor’s Dinner with Cornelia (multiple bids accepted)
JdeK Quilts, Joe & Kathy DeForest: Hand-crafted quilt “Fan Dance”
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!)
Best of Buffalo Get-Away Package: 2 Tickets to Buffalo Philharmonic, 4 Day Passes to Albright Knox Art Gallery, 2 Tickets to any University of Buffalo Dept of Music Event, tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D. Martin House complex, and much more!

PRINCIPAL PLAYERS
Hilton Hotel: Overnight Stay for Two
Paul and Tamara Acosta: 90-minute Cayuga Lake outing for up to six people aboard the Acostas’ boat
Rochester Get-Away Package: 2 Tickets to a concert at Eastman School of Music, 2 Tickets to Rochester Philharmonic; 2 passes to Memorial Art Gallery
John Vineyard: One hour of piano music in your home including music by Bach, Rachmaninoff, and friends
Mansour Jewelers: Beautiful silver earring and pendant set with cubic zirconia, on a sterling silver chain 16-18 in.

DINING
Agava: $25 gift certificate and a pint glass;  Antlers: gift certificate;  The Boatyard Grill: $50 gift certificate;  Cafe DeWitt: $30 gift certificate (3);  Carriage House Cafe: $30 gift certificate;  Cayuga Lake Creamery: $10 gift certificate;  Ciao: $50 gift certificate; Circus Truck: gift certificate; Coltivare: $25 gift certificate;  DiBella’s: (3) $10 gift certificates;  Edible Arrangements: $50 gift certificate + 5 free smoothie vouchers;  Gola Osteria: $50 gift certificate;  Ithaca Coffee Company: $30 gift certificate;  John Thomas Steakhouse: $100 gift certificate; Just a Taste: $75 gift certificate;  Le Cafe Cent-Dix: $50 gift certificate;  Maxies: gift certificate; Mercato Bar and Kitchen: $50 gift certificate;  New Delhi Diamond’s: gift certificate; Nickel’s Pit BBQ: $25 gift certificate;  The Nines: $30 gift certificate;  Purity Ice Cream Co: (2) Lunch gift certificate;  Rogue’s Harbor: $50 gift certificate;  Stonecat Cafe: $50 gift certificate;  Tamarind: $25 gift certificate(4); Taste of Thai: $25 gift certificate (4); Taste of Thai Express: $20 gift certificate;  Taverna Banfi: Dinner for Two;  The Watershed: (2) $25 gift certificates

MUSIC and ARTS
Binghamton Philharmonic: two tickets to any concert in 2017-2018 season; Cayuga Vocal Ensemble: Ticket voucher for two tickets to Spring Concert: Scotland, Again! Community School of Music and Art: $75 gift certificate;  Cornell Concert Series: Four tickets to an 2018-2019 Cornell Concert Series performance;  Cortland Repertory Theatre: Two tickets to opening night; Geneva Music Festival: Two tickets to each Skaneateles concert (6 tickets total); Glimmerglass: two single tickets to any July 7-13 Mainstage Performance at the Glimmerglass Festival; Hangar Theatre Company: Two ticket vouchers for a Summer Mainstage Production; Ithaca College Theatre: Two tickets for each of the six mainstage performances;   KNOW Theatre: Four tickets to “Tortured, Tender, and Triumphant: an evening with Tennessee Williams”;  Mayfest: Four tickets to any Mayfest 2018 Concert;  Merry-Go-Round Playhouse: Two tickets to any evening performance;  NYS Baroque: Gift certificate for two series subscriptions;  Opus Ithaca School of Music: Two tickets to a Opus Right at Home chamber music concert;  State Theatre: $50 gift certificate; Symphoria: Two tickets to a performance;  Syracuse Stage: Two tickets to any subscription play in our 2018/2019 season;  Tri-Cities Opera: Two ticket vouchers for a performance

FOOD and BEVERAGE
Chateau LaFayette:
Two-pack of wine and tasting certificate; Damiani Wines:  Four-pack of wine, plus Tasting passes;  Edible Arrangements: $50 gift certificate + 5 free smoothie vouchers; Finger Lakes Distilling: Four passes for a McKenzie Whiskey Tour; Green Star Co-Op: gift basket; Knapp Winery: Selection of wines; Lakewood Vineyards: three bottles of Reisling; Lamoreaux: One case of wine, Lively Run Goat Dairy: two gift certificates; Myer Farm Distillers: Selection of Whiskeys; Northside Wine and Spirits: Bixby Creek: Selection of four wines; Pete’s Wine and Liquor: case of New York wines; Red Feet Wine Market & Spirit Provisions: Three-pack of wine; Phyllis Rappaport (selected/aged by Dr. Martin Ginsburg): Six-pack of perfectly-aged California Cabernet;  Phyllis Rappaport (selected/aged by Dr. Martin Ginsburg): Six-pack of perfectly-aged Italian red wines,  Red Newt: Three-pack of wine;  Seneca Lake Wine Trail: Ten bottles of wine;  Six Mile Creek: $25 gift certificate;  Thirsty Owl: Three-pack of wine; Two Goats Brewing: Growler + $10 refill

FLORAL and GARDEN
Business is Blooming: $35 gift certificate;  Cayuga Landscape: $60 gift certificate;  Ithaca Agway Farm and Home Center: Two bird feeders and a bag of birdseed;  Flowersmith Farm: gift certificate; Michaleen’s: gift certificate

BOOKS
Buffalo Street Books: $25 gift Certificate;  Hickey’s Music Center: Pearl Jam Anthology – The Complete Scores; The History Center of Tompkins County: The Towns of Tompkins County, ed. Jane M. Dieckmann; Jean and Betty Rowley: Knitting the New Classics, by Kristin Nicholas; Woman’s Day Book of American Needlework, by Rose Wilder Lane;  CCO: ZITS en Concert comic strip anthology

ACCOMMODATIONS
Best Western University Inn:
Overnight stay

RECREATION and MEMBERSHIPS
Atlas Bowl: One hour of free bowling;  Betsy Darlington: Guided nature walk at a Finger Lakes Land Trust nature preserve; Circus Culture: $50 gift certificate; Clay School: Gift Certificate for a “Try It” Class;  Cornell Lab of Ornithology: membership & bird bag of goodies: Escape Ithaca: Private room booking for up to 10 people; admission for 5 people; Island Health and Fitness: 1 month membership;  Johnson Museum: One-year household-level Museum Membership, an exhibition catalogue, and a set of note cards;  Museum of Science and Technology (MOST): Family 4-pack of general admission tickets;  Paleontological Research Institute (PRI): One-year family membership to the Museum of the Earth and Cayuga Nature Center; Rosamond Gifford Zoo: One Day Family Pass; Sciencenter: Explorer Family Membership for a year; Sterling Renaissance Festival: Two tickets (Donated by Ontario Realty);  Sylvan Beach Amusement Park: Pair of complimentary 4-hour unlimited ride wristbands (Donated by Ontario Realty);  Valor Strength and Conditioning: TBD; Watkins Glen International: Gift Pack (Drive Pass, water bottle, book, t-shirt);  Wine and Design Ithaca: $35 Gift Certificate

ART and FRAMING
15 Steps: Matted Print of Flowers;  ARTBYLT: 24” by 24” abstract painting on canvas;  Annemiek Haralson: painting; Barbara Mink Art: Painting 24” by 24”; Mary Berkelman & Maury Tigner: Framed watercolor; Enduring Images, Jim Burtlich: Framed fine art photograph; The Frame Shop: gift certificate; Carlton Manzano: Painting; Ileen Kaplan: painting; Irina Kassabova: framed woodcut of piano images; Johnson Museum: One-year household-level Museum Membership, an exhibition catalogue, and a set of note cards;  Lotus Studios: Printed photo of a lotus; Mastercraft Custom Framing and Fine Arts: $100 gift certificate; Kirsten Marshall & Toni Murdough: framed watercolor by Marian H. Van Soest; (7) complete sets of vintage 12-month art calendar posters; Nicholas Down: Original Oil Painting; Phyllis Rappaport: Four 1940s-era prints of musicians by Rivka; Jean and Betty Rowley: three watercolors by Elizabeth Rowley, Framed Prints by Allan Brooks, and artwork by Louis Agassiz Fuertes; SchoPhoto (Carl and Elke Schofeld): Three photo prints – Tombstone Valley, Wagon Wheel, and Taughannock Gorge

JEWELRY
15Steps: Handmade necklace by Gaia Odyn; George Dillman & Beth Cohen: Peacock earrings, unique bracelet; The Jewel Box: Heart of the Finger Lakes Charm; Rosemary Elliott: Turquoise necklace and earring set; Schooley’s Inc: $50 gift certificate

HANDCRAFTS
15 Steps: Maruca “Sprout” Bag;  One World Market: Meditation Sculpture, Basket, and Beaded Butterfly;  Karen and Steven Sass:  Selection of handcraft items from India;  Sunny Days of Ithaca: $25 gift certificate

GIFTS and HOME
Alphabet Soup: (2) $10 gift certificate;  Mary Berkelman & Maury Tigner: Danish silver and teak candlesticks; vase; hand-painted plates, set of bamboo plates; decorative tray; CCO friends: silverplate hors d’oeuvres set; martini pitcher and four vintage shot glasses; music lover’s magnet kit; Russian vodka shot glasses; two ceramic olive oil jugs; two Pfaltzgrass ceramic candlesticks; silver flower arranger; Russian sunflower tapestry; East Hill Antiques: $25 gift certificate; Fibers (Joan Reuning): Original jacket from Spring Collection; Mama Goose and Mimi’s Attic: gift basket and gift certificate; Winnie Kostroun: Hand-stitched purse from Mexico, hand-painted tea cup/strainer, elegant pink/white sake set; Robert Lehman Glass: Three glass composer paperweights; Jim & Dianne Orcutt: Vera Bradley Fleece Blanket, $40 BJs gift card; Jean & Betty Rowley: Seth Thomas clock, bread basket; Christi Sobel: Ithaca-themed wooden coasters and cards;  Susan Spafford:  Eco-friendly wine bottle appetizer server with bottle of wine, “Basket of Happiness” gifts;  T-Shirt Express: Gift Certificate for a T-Shirt

SERVICES
Alta Spa: 1 European Deep Cleansing Facial;  Healing Hands of Ithaca: gift certificate for a one-hour massage; Keep In Touch Therapeutic Massage: gift certificate for at 30-minute massage;  Rasa Spa: gift certificate;  The Relaxation Point: gift certificate; Squeaky Clean Car Wash: Rain-X Complete Car Wash coupon book; SuperCuts: gift certificate

 

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