Presented by Delta Air Lines and hosted by Karen Sorbo, our live auction is one of the most anticipated highlights of the evening.
Look forward to 2017 live auction items coming this fall!
Bid on exciting live auction items like those offered in 2016 (listed below).
2016 Live Auction Item:
Escape to Australia
Journey to the other side of the world for eight days and seven nights of natural beauty and modern luxury on an adventure that goes beyond the traditional. Explore a jaw-dropping private island, the stunning Blue Mountains and the metropolitan marvel of Sydney. This trip melds luxurious accommodation with active exploration of Australia’s most stunning views. Transfer between properties in style, enjoying a glass of wine on a relaxing yacht, witnessing the scenic countryside via luxury car and taking in aerial views on a thrilling helicopter ride.
Begin your escape with two nights in a villa at the luxurious Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, nestled in the breathtaking Blue Mountains, a World Heritage Site. Located between the Gardens of Stone and Wollemi National Parks, explore a 7,000 acre wildlife reserve through guided nature walks, horseback, mountain bikes and more. Next, enjoy three nights on a private island at the exclusive One&Only Hayman Island to witness the Great Barrier Reef’s incredible natural environment and colorful wildlife up close. Snorkel amid shimmering fish in crystal waters, hike through island trails or relax on the beach during your stay. Complete your Australian adventure with two nights in the center of the vibrant, energetic city of Sydney at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel.
Donated by: Travel Beyond, Delta Air Lines, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, One&Only Hayman Island, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
- Two round-trip business class tickets
- Australian land service
- One helicopter transfer*
- Meet & Assist service on arrival, meals as specified, accommodation on a shared basis,
- Excursions and transfers as noted on itinerary, two on-site nature based activities from the schedule of complimentary inclusions
2016 Live Auction Item:
French Laundry Luxury in Napa, California
Jet away in first class for a luxurious long weekend in Napa, California! Celebrate the holidays at The French Laundry, a three Michelin Star Restaurant, with Chef Thomas Keller and two of Napa Valley's accomplished winemakers and grape growers, Annie Favia-Erickson and Andy Erickson.
Enjoy a specially crafted eight-course menu presented by Chef Thomas Keller, expertly paired with wines from Andy and Annie's label Favia. You will also have the opportunity to taste additional wines from their portfolios, including Dalla Valle Vineyards, Mayacamas Vineyards and Ovid Vineyards.
Enjoy three nights and four days of relaxed and tranquil luxury at the Hotel Yountville. Sip and Savor at Pride Mountain Vineyards and enjoy an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Spell Estate, owned by Bill and Tiki Spell, longtime supporters of Children’s Cancer Research Fund.
Donated by: Delta Air Lines, Spell Estate, Pride Mountain Vineyard, Shara & Ross Hoffman in memory of Shara’s father, Peter Galarza, born and raised in San Francisco, California
Two round-trip first class tickets courtesy Delta Air Lines
Three nights, four days accommodation at the exclusive Hotel Yountville
Eight-course dinner for two at The French Laundry in Yountville
Private Lunch and tour of Pride Mountain vineyards near St. Helena
Private Lunch and tour of Spell Estate in Santa Clara
2016 Live Auction Item:
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for Four in NYC
Travel in first class luxury to New York City to kick off the holiday season in the Big Apple by enjoying the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with your family.
Watching the parade on Thanksgiving morning is a family tradition for many, as more than 50 million people tune in on television each year. Another 3 million people line the streets of Manhattan to view the festivities. You’ll have the extraordinary experience of watching the parade high above the crowd in a VIP viewing section along the 2-mile parade route, beginning on Central Park West and ending at Macy's Herald Square.
You and three other special guests will also enjoy a full breakfast buffet at this exclusive indoor premier viewing location, elevated above the parade route.
Watch the excitement unfold before your eyes as you witness the beloved Snoopy™ balloon and many more fly high through the New York City Streets. Enjoy special guest performances live throughout the morning including the world famous Radio City Rockettes!
Enjoy luxurious three bedroom, three bathroom private condo accommodations in Midtown, the heart of New York City. Featuring a newly remodeled kitchen, spectacular living room and open floor plan.
Don’t stress about Thanksgiving dinner—your family will enjoy a fully prepared dinner at a delicious New York City restaurant.
Donated by: Jeanne Hoffman, Delta Air Lines
- Four first class tickets on Delta Air Lines
- Three bedroom, three bath condo accommodation for five days, four nights in Midtown
- Access for four to indoor parade viewing location
- Thanksgiving morning breakfast buffet at parade
- Hosted Thanksgiving dinner at a delicious NYC Restaurant