Samaritan House proudly announces an exciting selection of Exclusive Experiences for the Main Event Live Auction.


Hamilton: An American Musical

Broadway’s Hottest Musical just got hotter!  Start your evening off with an amazing dinner at one of the Chronicle’s famed “Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants”, The Cavalier. After dinner, you and three guests will head over to experience the hottest show on Broadway, Hamilton: An American Musical.  As you watch from your prime seats, you’ll be saying, ”Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now!” as you are awed by this high-energy, 11 Tony-winning musical. Just when you think things can’t get better, you’re escorted back stage where you get a once-in-a-lifetime look behind the scenes of this breath-taking set. Remember this amazing night with your very own Hamilton Playbill of the original cast and copy of Hamilton: The Revolution, autographed by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Included in this incredible experience:

  • Four (4) tickets to Hamilton: An American Musical,  April 26, 2019, 8:00 PM performance
  • Four (4) backstage passes
  • Hamilton: The Revolution, autographed by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Playbill from original cast
  • $250 gift certificate at The Cavalier

Date: Friday, April 26, 2019, 8:00 PM performance
Location: SHN Orpheum Theater, San Francisco
Donated By: Mary Burns and Carey Wilson, Big Night Restaurant Group and Anonymous Donor
Value: Priceless


French Vacation

French Vacation — “J’ adore la France!”

Pop the cork on your bottle of Veuve Clicquot just before you escape on a magical French vacation. Begin your adventure with a week-long vacation in a classic Haussmann style apartment in Paris’ 9th arrondissement. Just a quick 6-minute walk to the nearest metro station, this diverse residential area is popular with the artistic crowd.  The elegant Paris Opera House is located here, as well as shopping at “Les Grands Magasins”.  It is home to the famous Moulin Rouge, Montmarte, and Sacre-Coeur.  You can stroll the trendy Rue des Martys lined with hip restaurants and shops. Continue your French rendezvous in a lovely 1 bedroom apartment, located in Cannes on the French Riviera. Enjoy the large terrace with a sea view at this gorgeous destination.

Your excitement about this romantic trip will begin when you visit L’Ardoise, a local French restaurant in San Francisco, for the finest French cuisine while you daydream and plan your Paris vacation!

This exclusive Parisian experience includes:

  • One-week stay in a 9th arrondissement apartment in Paris.
  • One-week stay in a one-bedroom apartment in Cannes on the French Riviera
  • “My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories” by David Lebovitz
  • Bottle of Veuve Clicquot French Champagne
  • $200.00 gift card to L’Ardoise Restaurant in San Francisco

For further information, visit: (Refer to Listing# 399346 for offered Cannes property). Your Cannes stay is not available for the month of May, during the Cannes Film Festival. A processing fee of 150.00 EURO due at check-in. The 9th arrondissement apartment is a private home currently not listed for rental. Airfare not included.

Dates: The Cannes property is available by mutual agreement June 2019 – June 2020. The 9th Arrondissement property is available on a mutually agreed upon date, to be used before February 28, 2020. 
Location: France
Donated by: Michele Freed and Gary Sprague, Catherine Sarti, Susan and Roger Oser
Value: Priceless


Lunch on Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill Experience 

Washington DC makes for a great getaway, but it can be tough deciding what to do and where to go… unless your private tour guide is none other than Congresswoman Jackie Speier.

Experience a behind-the-scenes look at The Halls of Congress, one of our nation’s most beautiful buildings.  You will be guided through Statuary Hall, private conference rooms, exhibits and secret hallways not available on any public tour and only accessible to members.  This truly unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience continues with a delicious, private luncheon for four with the Congresswoman in the Congressional Dining Hall.  Spend your afternoon taking in the sights before a luxurious dinner at Filomena Ristorante. Fall into bed at a hotel of your choice with your $500 gift card.  Airfare not included.

Included in this once-in-a-lifetime experience:

  • Private tour and luncheon for 4 people with Congresswoman Jackie Speier
  • $500.00 gift card to
  • $125.00 gift card to one of DC’s top restaurants, Filomena Ristorante

Date: To be determined by mutual agreement. Must be redeemed by March 1, 2020.
Location: Capitol Hill, Washington DC
Donated By: Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Calpico Inc. and Filomena Ristorante
Value: Priceless


Ultimate Fan

Ultimate Sports Fan

Back by popular demand, this year’s Ultimate Sports Fan package is sure to hit it out of the park for Bay Area sport aficionados! Package includes: access to the Golden State Warriors “Oracle Zone” warm-up experience and two sideline tickets to a game; two behind-goal San Jose Shark tickets; four Lower Box San Francisco Giants tickets and Giants & 49ers “man-cave” memorabilia.

Four lucky fans get to experience the excitement, behind the scenes during a live broadcast with Fitz and Brooks, on KNBR “The Sports Leader“, the highest-rated afternoon talk show in the Bay Area! Catered lunch included.

This all-star fan experience includes:

  • Two (2) Warriors Courtside Club Sideline Seats: Section 16, Row A2, seats 7 & 8
  • Exclusive entrance to the Warriors “Oracle Zone” pregame shoot-around warm-up
  • Two (2) San Jose Sharks Tickets: Section 123, Row 2, Seats 5 & 6
  • Four (4) S.F. Giants Lower Box 2019 regular season tickets. Must be weekday home game, redeemed by September 1, 2019. Excludes Opening Day, Yankees and Dodgers games. 
  • Catered lunch and live studio experience with Fitz and Brooks.

Date: To be determined by mutual agreement
Location: Various locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area 
Donated By: Bob Fitzgerald, Jr. , Jason Ting, Terri and Larry Garnick, Susan and Roger Oser
Value: Priceless


Hawaiian Vacation

Hawaiian Vacation

Take a break from reality and enjoy the all that Princeville, Hawaii has to offer.  Relax for up to two weeks in a luxurious 2-bedroom Ali’i Kai condominium in Princeville, Kauai. This spacious condo includes everything you need for your vacation with a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, large living room with dining area, king-sized beds, two deluxe bathrooms and wide-screen TVs. And, if you can tear yourself away, you can relax around the on-site pool or in the hot tub, stroll the breath-taking beaches, shop in quaint towns and dine at world-class restaurants. This package also asks, how adventurous are you? Once you’re done relaxing, you have the opportunity to make more great memories with an Adventure for Two gift certificate from Princeville Ranch – will you choose the horseback ride or the zipline? That’s not all! A $200 Visa gift card is also included for whatever you desire – a fancy beachside dinner, a week’s worth of groceries…the choice is up to you!

This tropical getaway includes:

  • Two round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines
  • 2-bedroom Ali’i Kai luxury condo (accommodates up to 6 people) for 2 weeks in Princeville, Kauai
  • Princeville Ranch Adventure for Two gift certificate
  • $200 Visa gift card

Date: Must be redeemed by December 31, 2019
Location: Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii
Donated By: Southwest Airlines, Princeville Ranch, Calpico Inc. and Anonymous Donor
Value: $5000


Cordon Bleu Chef Dinner in a Beautiful Hillsborough Home

Cordon Bleu Chef Dinner in a Beautiful Hillsborough Home

Relax and enjoy your friends’ company while an exquisite meal is being prepared for you and your eleven guests. No prep, no clean-up! You’ll feel like royalty, dining in this beautiful estate for an evening you’ll never forget.

Throw the dinner party of your dreams! Invite your nearest and dearest for a decadent, culinary experience in a luxurious private Hillsborough home. Collaborate on the menu with the talented Tomas Casillas, a Cordon Bleu trained chef. Your experience will be topped off with amazing wine to create a night you’ll never forget.

This amazing culinary experience includes:

  • Chef-prepared dinner for 12 people in an exclusive Hillsborough estate
  • Wine pairings to accompany dinner

Date: To be determined by mutual agreement
Location: Private estate in Hillsborough, CA 
Donated By: Carole Middleton and Jason Ting
Value: Priceless



Fund A Need

Comprehensive Wrap Around Services 

Comprehensive WrapAround Services

This year’s Main Event : “Hope Is…” highlights the transformative power of Samaritan House’s extensive network of community supporters. Together, we provide transformational help and hope for our neighbors in need. Every person, whether providing or receiving support, is an important part of the fabric of our vibrant community. More than 3,200 volunteers, hundreds of religious and civic organizations, schools, hospitals, businesses, grocers, foundations, local government and community partner agencies, and thousands of individual donors, come together to make San Mateo County a place we all call home. When you or someone you know is struggling and in need of support during difficult times, you can have peace of mind knowing that Samaritan House will be there.

Everyone at Samaritan House contributes towards serving more than 14,000 women, children and men living in poverty who come to us for help. Our clients access comprehensive wrap-around services to help meet basic needs and move their families toward hope, stability and opportunity. Services include: food (1 MILLION MEALS and counting!), shelter, homelessness prevention, housing services, healthcare, clothing and backpacks filled with school supplies for children, financial counseling, and much more, all free of charge!


Please raise your bid number and give as generously as you can! Your support today will transform lives and bring hope to our San Mateo County neighbors in need. 


Our first ever Mega Draw

Only 100 tickets will be sold for a chance to win this GORGEOUS Diamond Watch valued at $5,500.

Each ticket ONLY $100!!!

Tickets available before the event! Call or Email Beth Hefner – (650) 523-0809
or purchase tickets during the reception hour at Main Event.

RESTAURANT ROW – First Bidder Wins!

Choose from a broad selection of dining certificates to all of your favorite Bay Area restaurants including Bar Crenn, Crepevine, All Spice, Asian Box, THREE Restaurant & Bar, Vault 164, Creola Bistro, Farm & Vine, Cafe Borrone, Jeffrey’s and MANY MORE!  All certificates purchased at face value. 

RAFFLE – Pick Your Prize! 

1 ticket for $25 or 5 tickets for $100

Wine Country Experience

“Take Your Time” Experience with an Apple Watch and an AvantGarde Spa gift card

Women’s Pearl Earrings with Men’s Silver Cuff Links

Giants Luxury Suite

Men’s Nike “Fear of God” Basketball Shoes – Collector’s Item