Sample the Silent Auction

 

Below is a sample of items available for the 2018 silent auction. Stay tuned for more updates!

An evening at the Orchestra

Four tickets to Philadelphia Orchestra, April 21, 8pm

What a wonderful way to welcome Spring! Enjoy four tickets second row for the Philadelphia Orchestra’s performance of “Pure Sonic Pleasure”, featuring Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Seats 102, 103, 104, 105.

Disney World Package

Seven nights at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa

Inspired by historic Saratoga Springs—a late- 1800s New York retreat famous for its spas and horse racing—this charming, Victorian-style resort hotel is nestled between rolling golf course greens and the shimmering Village Lake. There’s something for everyone at the Saratoga Springs Resort. Guests can enjoy world-class golf, dazzling swimming pools complete with waterslides, and one of Disney’s most luxurious spas.

Offered is a seven night stay in a two bedroom villa that sleeps up to eight. The villa is available for a seven day period between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019 (excluding December 24 – 31, 2018 and April 14-27, 2019). Actual dates to be worked out with owner.

More information can be found here: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/resorts/saratoga-springs-resort-and-spa/

Our Treasure: Fonthill

Gifted local artist and David’s niece, Shannon Presti, visually captures moments in time through both her photography and her paintings. Avid traveler and explorer, Shannon paints the splendor she sees around her wherever she goes…from architectural works to nature scenes. Recognized for her vibrant use of color, Shannon considers herself a little bit wild and able to find beauty in the most unlikely of places, and it shows in this stunning piece. A wonderful addition to any collection.

Army vs. Navy Football Package

Premium tickets for four to this iconic game, December 8, 2018

 

If you’re a fan of college football, then the Army Navy game is probably on your “bucket list”! It’s one of the most iconic and enduring rivalries in all of college sports, pitting the Black Knights of the Army against the Midshipmen of the Navy. This year’s game will be played in Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, December 9 at 3pm. Will you be there? Win four tickets, reserved seats, lower level, Navy side.

“Road to Dilly’s Corner” Oil Painting

16x20 by Artist Christopher Willett

 

Christopher Willett is a Bucks County painter and descendant of the renowned American painter, Edward Hicks, known for his work entitled, Peaceable Kingdom. Chris works primarily in oil on board or canvas, and his recent works have been compared to Edward Redfield in both subject and style. He portrays the landscape and daily lives of the people who live and have lived in this beautiful Bucks County area: New Hope, Lambertville, Point Pleasant, Doylestown, and beyond. His work is highly regarded and held in many private and corporate collections, and museums.A beautiful addition to any collection!

Telluride Resort Week for Six!

Seven Nights at the exclusive Franz Klammer Lodge

Escape to leisure and adventure amid the magnificent San Juan Mountains in Telluride, Colorado. Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge, ideally located in Mountain Village, offers much more than a ski resort experience—it provides luxury living in the heart of one of the world’s most sought-after destinations. Every season offers something unique, beautiful and memorable to Telluride guests from outdoor adventures (golf, hiking, rafting, mountain biking, etc.) to international festivals, world-class theater, shopping and dining. 
Offered is a luxury three-bedroom, three-bath condo, outfitted with everything you need for a great stay, including a fully equipped kitchen, a living and dining area, washer and dryer, and a balcony. The Telluride gondola, within walking distance, brings you everywhere you need to go—into the town of Telluride, to the grocery store and shops, etc. No car needed! The Lodge will pick you up from the Montrose Colorado airport and bring you to Mountain Village. 
Choose from the following dates: 
-Spring: June 2-9, 2018 (Events: Balloon Festival, Wild West Festival, Art Walk, Workout Weekend) 
-Summer: August 10-17, 2018 (Events: Chamber Music Festival, Mushroom Festival)
-Fall: September 15-22, 2018 (Events: Blues and Brews Festival, Mountains to Desert Bike Ride)
More info: http://www.fairmont.com/klammer-lodge-telluride/
 

Hamilton on Broadway for Two

Saturday, May 12, 2pm

Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop excursion into American history, has already earned a place in Broadway history. After winning critical raves for its debut last winter, the musical racked up record-breaking sales in advance ticket sales before it even opened. Since then, Hamilton has been Broadway’s hottest ticket with premium seats going for easily $1,000 each—if you could get them.Get two seats: Orchestra Row C, Seats 5 and 7..

New York City Dream Getaway!

Two Nights’ Stay at the Luxury Peninsula Hotel

 

Start your dream weekend on either Friday or Saturday and enjoy two nights’ Grand Luxe accommodations, including Continental Breakfast, for two people at the luxury Peninsula Hotel.

The Peninsula name is synonymous with romance, glamour and style, and offers a hotel experience unlike any other. Ideally located on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, the Peninsula is in the heart of the city’s most prestigious shopping, entertainment and cultural district.

Broadway’s Book of Mormon

Be the lucky winner of two premium orchestra seats to a performance on the date of your choice to Broadway’s hit: The Book of Mormon, plus this Playbill, personally autographed by each member of The Book of Mormon cast.Now starting its 8th year on Broadway, Book of Mormon is winner of 9 Tony awards, including best musical.The winner will contact the donor requesting the date of your choice, and the tickets will be delivered to “will call” at the theater for that evening.

St. John, USVI Week Getaway for Four

Two bedroom, two bath cottage with unparalleled views

Kiddel Bay Cottage is one of the most peaceful places you’ll ever visit, with one of the most special views you’ll ever enjoy. Though St. John is the smallest of the three US Virgin Islands, its natural beauty is perhaps the greatest found anywhere in the Caribbean. With 60% of its land area comprising a pristine national park, St. John is as far away as you can get from civilization, but still offers the finest shopping, restaurants and adventures you’ll find anywhere.

Offered is your choice of “The Cottage” – a freshly renovated two bedroom, two bath first floor unit, or “The Perch” – the two bedroom, two bath second floor unit. Both are decorated in a Caribbean comfortable style and feature decks with spectacular views of the bay, and both offer everything you need for a great and peaceful stay, from a fully outfitted kitchen to beach paraphernalia. Stroll down the path to the bay where you’ll enjoy some of the best swimming and snorkeling in the region, as well as the magical sounds of the cobblestone beach as the tide gently washes ashore.

 

Choose any dates, up to 7 consecutive nights, from July 15 – November 15, 2018, based on availability. For more info, visit:

https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1265172vb 

Nantucket Fall Week Getaway

Nantucket Fall Week Stay for 10 - Up to 7 nights stay between October 15-25. Nantucket is spectacularly beautiful in the fall, when the days are warm, the evenings are cool and the tourists are gone. This 5 bedroom, 4 bath home is on one of Nantucket’s most desirable streets: Woodbury Lane. It’s the perfect location on the edge of town (so you can walk to restaurants and shops,) yet it is super convenient to beaches and bike paths. This bright, spacious and airy 3-story, 5-bedroom home is beautifully and comfortably furnished and offers lovely indoor and outdoor spaces to entertain and relax. More pictures and info here: https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3998642

Phillies vs. Redsox

Hall of Fame Seats (Row 1, seats 16&17, Tuesday Aug 14 at 7:05pm). Take me out to the ballgame! Win exclusive Phillies seats behind home plate in the heart of the ballpark. You’ll have complete access to the fabulous gourmet food stations, buffets and bar.

Williamsburg, VA Independence Day Getaway

Celebrate the 4th with four nights in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg

One of Nancy and David’s favorite romantic destinations, Williamsburg, Virginia has it all: beautiful scenery, activities of all kinds for all ages, and great restaurants and shopping. Best of all, it’s just a quick drive away.

This prime location 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse sleeps seven and has everything you need for a fantastic couple’s retreat, girls’ weekend or a family getaway. Enjoy up to three consecutive nights anytime (weekdays or weekend) with all linens and towels included.

There’s no greater place to celebrate our nation’s independence than Williamsburg, where you’ll hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence on the courthouse steps and the Fife and Drum Corp salute on the courtyard. There’s truly something for everyone in the Greater Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown) area! End your 4th with your choice of firework displays, since there are many throughout the area, including Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Yorktown and Busch Gardens.

Visit: www.visitwilliamsburg.com/seasons/july-4th for a taste of the incredible selection being planned!

Chose from two fantastic dates: July 1- July 5, or July 3 – July 7.

NHL Philadelphia Flyers Orange Jersey: Ivan Provorov #9 - Defenseman

NHL Jersey in a size 56

 

 

Ivan Vladimirovich Provorov is a Russian Professional Ice Hockey Defenseman currently playing for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League. After being rated as a top prospect, he was selected seventh overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Flyers. Provorov signed an entry-level contract with the Flyers on 3 July 2015. Provorov won the WHL championship with the Brandon Wheat Kings in the 2015–16 season and was named WHL defenseman of the year.

Sherry Tinsman Pendant, Choker, Earrings

From Tinsman’s iconic collection

For 28 years Sherry Tinsman has worked as a jeweler out of her beautiful studio perched above the Delaware River in Bucks County. She believes her setting allows her to translate her view of nature into jewelry so that the wearer can carry this beautiful wherever she may travel. Her work is primarily in sterling silver and her iconic Dogwood collection features subtle rounded edges that give an organic softness to each piece. Beautiful!

Coach Purse

Started in 1941 as a family-run workshop in New York City, Coach pioneered the leather goods and accessories world, establishing itself as the original American house of leather. Today, the Coach name is synonymous with effortless New York style, and is an integral part of the American luxury landscape.

Arbonne RE9 Anti-Aging Regimen

Beauty is only skin deep, so make the most of it! Offered is Arbonne’s #1 anti-aging skincare line that includes the latest in skincare advancements combined with Arbonne’s coveted, gold standard ingredients that work together for superior performance! This collection includes Smoothing Facial Cleanser, Regenerating Toner, Intensive Renewal Serum, Corrective Eye Cream, Night Repair Cream, and Extra Moisture Restorative Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen. Also included is Arbonne’s Intelligent Genius Nightly Resurfacing Pads and Solution, a proprietary retinoid solution with skin resurfacing pads that gently exfoliates to promote cell turnover at the skin’s surface, and brightens to help reduce the look of dark spots and fine lines. Pure Genius.  

Windover Lane 36x36 Oil Painting

by Artist Lynn Herbert O’Connor

 

Artist Summary:

Lynn Herbert O’Connor grew up in Bucks County. At eighteen, Lynn dreamed to go to Rhode Island School of Design, but “somehow ended up at Penn Law School.” In mid-life, Lynn was lucky enough to pick up the brush and paint. She calls it “breathing.” Says Lynn,

 

An incredibly gifted artist and individual, Lynn has shown and sold her work at Da Vinci Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, St. Asaph’s Gallery in Bala Cynwyd, and most importantly, the Presti dining room.

Livingston Taylor CDs and Book

Autographed CDs and book. David had a rich musical past that included sponsoring and supporting literally thousands of musicians. One of his all-time favorites was Livingston Taylor, whom David first met in the 70s when Livingston was booked to perform at the County Theater in Doylestown. Over the years, David and Livingston remained connected through both music and philanthropy.

Santa and Helper Wine and Cheese

Handmade Carolers and Gifts from Byers' Choice Ltd.One of Byers’ Choice specialty gifts, this 2017 specialty Santa knows our style, bringing his wine in a jug! And, how cute would Santa’s little friend be on your appetizer buffet? It won’t take long for this adorable felt mouse to scurry his way into your heart.

Byers’ Choice “Springtime” Package

Handmade Carolers from Byers’ Choice Ltd.

 

Nancy loved springtime flowers the best…tulips and daffodils, lilacs and peonies. This adorable mother and son team is just back from a day of picking fresh Daffodils and peonies to brighten their home. Wouldn’t you love to have them brighten your home, too? It’s a perfect time of year to win these beautiful pieces!

Doylestown Date Night

$100 Gift Certificate to Il Melograno and a 95pt Brunello!

 

Doylestown is home of some of the area’s finest BYOB restaurants, and topping the list is Il Melograno. Chef Angelo D. Patruno promises food enthusiasts a truly enjoyable dining experience, rooted in the warm flavors of the Italian countryside. The tuna carpaccio is not to be missed!

 

If you’re dining at Il Melograno, you can’t take just any wine…it has to be worthy of the delicious meal. So, we’ve paired it with Renieri’s 2010 Brunello di Montalcino, compliments of Taste for Life. Robert Parker awarded this wine 95 points and reports, “This is no small Brunellino. It’s a wine of infinite depth and personality.”

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