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Can’t make the event, but interested in some of the fabulous live auction items? No worries, we will assign a proxy bidder to you for the evening. Simply give us a call to pre-register with your credit card information, tell us the items you are interested in and what your maximum bid is for each item and we will do the bidding for you! (Bids will placed with a maximum increment of $250.) Please contact Lisa Wheeler to pre-register by calling 650-523-0809.
Please note that we cannot guarantee that you will be the winner of the items you wish to bid on unless you pre-register with no maximum bid limit.



This VIP private tour for four begins with a behind-the-scenes walk through the Halls of Congress, one our nation’s most beautiful buildings.  You will see Statuary Hall, special conference rooms, and exhibits and travel down secret hallways only accessible to members.

Enjoy a luncheon with Congresswoman Jackie Speier in the U.S. Capitol Member’s Dining Room. This is a truly unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Dates: To be determined by mutual agreement. Must be redeemed by March 1, 2017.

Sponsored by: The Office of Congresswoman Jackie Speier

Value: Priceless

M. Y. China with Chef Tony Wu


Located under the dome in the Westfield SF Centre, M.Y. China is Martin Yan’s own upscale Chinese Restaurant. Eight lucky guests will See. Taste. Discover.  creative cocktails, fine wines and authentic Chinese cuisine in the heart of San Francisco. You will marvel as Executive Chef Tony Wu pulls giant balls of dough into thousands of thin noodles! He will create an unforgettable seven-course meal and an experience just for you. Gratuity and tax is included.

Dates: To be determined by mutual agreement. Not valid on Saturday nights. Must be redeemed by October 14, 2016.

Sponsored by: M.Y. China

Value: Priceless


This lucky bidder will receive four VIP tickets to the 2016 30th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert.  Organized by musicians Neil Young and Pegi Young, this all-acoustic concert at Shoreline Amphitheater is a highly anticipated Bay Area favorite. Past performers have included R.E.M., Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Pearl Jam, Diana Krall, Carlos Santana, and Red Hot Chili Peppers to name but a few.  Major headliners for this year have yet to be announced.  This is a must see event any music lover!

Dates: October 22 or October 23, 2016

Sponsored by: Blake & Associates, CPA, San Carlos

Value: Priceless


Be a guest at your own dinner party!  Indulge in an evening of mouthwatering steak, fine wine and gourmet chocolate as your personal chefs, Barbara and Mike Shenson and friends, prepare an exclusive dinner for up to 12 guests in the comfort of your own home.  The chefs will create a culinary masterpiece centered on the best prime grade steaks you have ever tasted!   Board President and sommelier, Jay Strauss will Steakpour perfectly paired wines from this gourmet group’s extensive wine collection.  Jeff Sosnick, aka “The Candy Man”, will treat you to a Sweet Endings Candy Bar to conclude your perfect dinner.  The highest bidder will enjoy this exclusive and unforgettable dining experience.

Dates: To be determined by mutual agreement. Must be redeemed by March 1, 2017.

Sponsored by: Jay and Joyce Strauss, Barbara and Mike Shenson, Jeff and Marian ChocolateSosnick,

Steve and Andrea Cohn, Orene and Bob Kern, Linda and Steve Monosson

Value: Priceless

Maui - Program5.      WELCOME TO PARADISE

Treat yourself, family or friends to a glorious one-week tropical vacation on the island of Maui.  Enjoy gorgeous sand, pristine waters and brilliant sunsets.  Located on the southwest shore of Maui between Kihei and Wailea within walking distance of the beach, your richly appointed four bedroom, three-and-a-half bath private condo comfortably sleeps 10.  Swim, snorkel, surf, kayak, paddleboard, hike, or simply sunbathe in the warm Hawaiian sun.  Includes The Myths of Maui oceanfront luau for 6 at the Royal Lahaina Resort in Ka’anapali where you’ll enjoy a breathtaking celebration of traditional Hawaiian dance and music.  Whether you’re looking for a friends’ getaway or a family reunion, this package has something for everyone!

Dates: To be determined by mutual agreement. Must be redeemed by March 1, 2017.

Sponsored by: Nisha Chaudry and Royal Lahaina Resort

Value: $3,150


WANTED: 20 cowpokes to mosey on over to the “Stern Corral” for a rootin’–tootin’ good time. You will be treated to a full Western BBQ rib and chicken dinner with all the fixin’s.  The ‘ol barkeep promises to keep your glass full and your spirits high.  So come on y’all, grab your ten-gallon hats and boot-scoot and boogie on over for some backyard BBQ fun!

Dates: To be determined by mutual agreement. Available August 1 – October 16, 2016.

Sponsored by: Beverly and Andy Stern, Patty Hsiu and Will Stein, Julie and Jim Borden, Marie and Mike Chuang, Lia and Kamran Kheirolomoom

Value: Priceless


Playa Viva is a sustainable boutique hotel located on the western coast of Mexico nestled between the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean and the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains. Just 35 minutes south of Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport, the destination resort sits on miles of pristine private beach. Your five-night experience in an ocean view Deluxe Suite combines simple elegance and natural luxury. Your spacious open-air room offers a private bath and sleeping arrangements for four. Meals, non-alcoholic beverages, airport transfers and daily yoga classed are all included. The chef at Playa Viva prepares meals with an international flair using mostly organic and locally sourced ingredients. Become immersed in nature, volunteer in the the turtle sanctuary, give back to the local community, engage in a workshop, have a spa treatment or just relax. For the more adventurous, horseback riding, deep sea fishing, surfing, scuba diving, kayaking and hiking are also available. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience! Package includes two round-trip airline tickets via Alaska Airlines.

Dates: To be determined by mutual agreement. Black-out dates apply. Must be redeemed by Marcy 1, 2017. Subject to availability.

Sponsored by: Playa Viva and Alaska Airlines

Value: $4,300


Your perfect day trip to the Sonoma wine country begins as you board a spacious party limo bus where your group of 10 will be treated to freshly baked pastries and gourmet coffee.  First stop, Russian River Valley’s Lynmar Estates Winery.  At Lynmar, you will enjoy a reserve tasting of five limited release wines that embrace the unique characteristics of the Estate Vineyards. Continue the fun at the Russian River Vineyards Restaurant and FarmWine Country - General for an unparalleled wine country dining experience.  Here you will be treated to a three-course gourmet lunch complete with wine pairings.  Next, it’s a short drive toward Healdsburg to Artista Winery where you will experience the “Taste of Terroir”. This private elevated experience is for wine enthusiasts wanting to learn more about their small production wine. Enjoy your final glass of pinot noir as you stroll their gorgeous Japanese garden. Cheers!

Dates: June 25 or 26, 2016

Sponsored by:  Lynmar Estate Vineyards, Arista Winery, Heather and Greg Damelio, and Peninsula Debris Box Service

Value: $3,800

Indian Food 39.      TASTE OF INDIA

Enjoy an evening of culinary delight at the beautiful waterfront home of our very own Board Member Nisha Chaudry. Up to 12 lucky guests will participate in a cooking demonstration with Chef Nisha. Help create an authentic Northern Indian feast that will delight the heart and senses with the spirit of India! Your sumptuous feast will also include fine wine and decadent desserts. This is an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Bon Appetite!

Dates: To be determined by mutual agreement. Must be redeemed by March 1, 2017.

Sponsored by: Nisha Chaudry

Value: Priceless

tuscan villa10.  UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN

Enjoy a spectacular seven night stay at Castellare de’ Sernigi, a wonderful Italian villa centrally located between Florence and Seinna in the heart of Tuscany.  This recently restored ancient manor house features seven en suite bedrooms, two living rooms, a dining room, and a pool surrounded by olive groves and rolling hilltop vineyards.  From truffle hunting, shopping in Florence, cooking classes, wine tasting, a personal tour through the Uffizi Gallery … you can do it all and so much more! The lovely owners will happily accommodate all of your requests to make your trip to Tuscany an experience of a lifetime.  La Dolce Vita!

Dates: To be determined by mutual agreement. Saturday to Saturday, October 22 – Nov 26, 2016 or March 4 – April 8, 2017 only.  Subject to availability.

Sponsored by: Villa Castellare de’Sernigi, Lori Tamura-Chinn and Rob Chinn, Valerie and Mark Constant, Pam and Bill Hudson, Caroline and Graham Low

Value: $10,550

GS Warriors 2


Four lucky fans get to hang out with Bob Fitzgerald and Rod Brooks on KNBR 680 “The Sports Leader” during the highest rated afternoon talk show in the Bay Area! Experience the excitement behind the scenes and talk on air with Fitz and Brooks about the Giants, Warriors and 49ers.  Enjoy a catered lunch on a mutually agreed upon date.

Your VIP experience doesn’t end there ~ this exclusive package also includes seats for the 2016-2017 season to:

  • Four Premium Field Club Seats to the San Francisco Giants (Opening Day, Dodger Games and Playoffs excluded)
  • Two Golden State Warrior tickets (Opening Day, Playoffs, and Cavalier, Spurs and Thunder Games excluded)
  • Two San Jose Sharks tickets (Dates to be determined by mutual agreement)
  • Two San Francisco 49ers tickets

Dates: To be determined by mutual agreement. Must be redeemed by Fitz & BrooksMarch 1, 2017.

Sponsored by: Bob Fitzgerald, San Francisco Giants, Jay Strauss

Value: Priceless





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