VLSC Justice for All: Celebrating Pro Bono Silent Auction
May 21, 2015

Below is a sampling of the items that willl be available at our annual silent auction.  More items are added daily, so check back soon! Want to donate to this year's auction?  Contact Whitney Ward at (510) 302-2209 or whitney@acbanet.org.  
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Featured Items

Two Round Trip Tickets on Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines’ purpose is to connect people to what’s important in their lives through friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel.  Even their stock ticker symbol is all about LUV! Take a trip on the world’s most loved airline with these two tickets to anywhere Southwest flies in the Continental United States.

Thank you to Southwest Airlines

Value: $800

Arts & Culture

Two Tickets to a Performance at California Shakespeare Theater

Nestled in the East Bay Hills, Cal Shakes features classic plays and new works performed in in a beautiful and unique outdoor amphitheater.  Choose any Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Evening or Saturday Matinee Performance during the 2015 Season.

Thank you to the California Shakespeare Theater

Value: $92

$100 Gift Certificate to Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Since its founding in 1968, Berkeley Rep has grown from a storefront stage to a nationally recognized regional theater, known for its core values of imagination and excellence.  Berkeley Rep won the Tony award for outstanding regional theater in 1997, and has helped send seven shows to Broadway in the past seven years.  Purchase tickets with this certificate and see “tomorrow’s plays today” in downtown Berkeley.

Thank you to Donahue Fitzgerald LLP

Value: $100

Two Tickets to a Performance at Aurora Theatre Company

Centrally located in Downtown Berkeley’s arts district, Aurora Theatre Company produces works designed to emphasize subtle feelings and ensemble responsiveness.  The company’s intimate performance space is perfect for enjoying an immersive evening of theatergoing.  Choose any performance during the 2015-2016 season (excluding opening nights and co-productions).

Thank you to Aurora Theatre Company

Value: $100

Two Tickets to a Performance of the Oakland East Bay Symphony

Enjoy great classical music right in our own backyard with two tickets to a Friday Classical Series Concert during the 2015-2016 season.  The Oakland East Bay Symphony performs in the historic Paramount Theatre, one of the finest remaining examples of Art Deco design in the United States.  

Thank you to the Oakland East Bay Symphony

Value: $50


Two Tickets to San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies

Cheer on the Giants as they face the Rockies on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 7:15 PM. Explosions over the Bay will complement the action on the field during this special Fireworks Night edition of Giants baseball! These Premium Lower Box (Section 109) tickets will put you right in the center of the action. 

Thank you to Elizabeth Hom

Value: $140

Two Tickets to Oakland A's vs. Minnesota Twins

Get close to the action at the Oakland Coliseum with these two Field Infield tickets (section 118) and parking pass!  Take your seat behind home plate and enjoy an amazing day of baseball in Oakland on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 7:05 PM as the A’s take on the Twins in Game 45. 

Thank you to Eric Handler

Value: $74

Fine Dining

$30 Gift Certificate to Rick & Ann’s Restaurant

Rick & Ann’s has been serving comforting food with universal appeal in Berkeley for 25 years!  Their breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus feature dishes the owners relished in their childhood.  Treat yourself to one of the best breakfasts anywhere in the Bay Area!

Thank you to Rick & Ann’s Restaurant

Value: $30

$50 Gift Certificate to The Terrace Room at the Lake Merritt Hotel

Tucked inside the historic Lake Merritt Hotel, the Terrace Room is a 1920’s art deco supper club with a stunning panoramic view of Lake Merritt.  Enjoy a relaxing dinner watching the city lights sparkle on the water, or people-watch while sipping mimosas at weekend brunch.

Thank you to Donahue Fitzgerald LLP

Value: $50

Fine Wine & Spirits

Distillery Tour at Tasting for Four at St. George Spirits

Housed in a 65,000 square-foot airplane hangar on the former naval air base in Alameda, St. George Spirits offers one of the most picturesque views in the Bay Area to complement its selection of artisan spirits.  Learn how spirits are made on the entertaining (and educational!) distillery tour, and stay to taste some of the Bay Area’s best local libations, including three brand new Vodkas, Terroir Gin, and the first American Absinthe produced after the ban on the spirit was lifted in 2007.

Thank you to St. George Spirits

Value: $80



Outings and Getaways

One Night Stay in a Water View Room at the Waterfront Hotel

Located in the heart of Jack London Square, The Waterfront Hotel celebrates the Oakland harbor with nautical inspired décor and stunning views of the Port of Oakland.  Treat your friends or family to a night in one of the hotel’s spacious water view rooms.

Thank you to the Waterfront Hotel

Value: $229

Dockside Tour for Six on the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac

The USS Potomac served as Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Floating White House” from 1936 until his death in 1945.  The ship’s post-Roosevelt years featured ownership by Elvis Presley, sale at a charity auction, a stint as a drug-smuggling vessel, and two weeks sunk beneath the San Francisco Bay.  After a 12 year, $5 million dollar restoration project, the Presidential Yacht, now docked in Oakland’s Jack London Square, opened to the public in 1995.  Walk in the footsteps of kings and presidents on this dockside tour!

Thank you to the USS Potomac

Value: $60

Jewelry & Fashion

$300 Gift Certificate to Pavé Fine Jewelry Design

Specializing in custom jewelry, Pavé Fine Jewelry Design is known for its distinctive artistic designs with an emphasis on personalized service and impeccable workmanship.  Splurge on a truly unique piece of fine jewelry created just for you!

Thank you to Pavé Fine Jewelry Design

Value: $300


Pebble Steel Smartwatch

Keep your phone in your pocket and control your email, texts, music and apps from right on your wrist.  The Pebble Steel Smartwatch is compatible with iPhones and Android devices, waterproof up to 165 feet, and features an easy to read screen and built-in pedometer.  The watch’s classic design and sharp styling make it a great complement to a professional wardrobe, and the black leather strap can be swapped with the included steel bracelet for a sportier look.  The Pebble Steel  is the perfect marriage of form and function.

Thank you to AT&T

Value: $199

LG G Pad 7.0 LTE Tablet

The LG G Pad 7.0 lets you enjoy your favorite apps, movies, and games in a compact, comfortable and easily portable package.  Featuring a 7”HD screen, Dual Window multitasking to interact with two apps at once, and seamless pairing with Android smartphones, this tablet makes it easy to carry work (and play) with you wherever you go.

Thank you to AT&T

Value: $199