Below is a sampling of items that you can find in our fantastic silent auction.  More items are being added daily, so check back soon!

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 2014 Season.

Thank you to the California Shakespeare Theater

Value: $86

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 the perfect for enjoying an immersive evening of theatergoing.  Choose any performance during the 2014-2015 season (exculding Opening night 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 Symphony Concert during the 2014-2015 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.  Choose one of three dates: January 23, February 20, or March 27, 2015.

Thank you to the Oakland East Bay Symphony

Value: $50

One-hour Private Swing Dancing Lesson for Two

Learn to be the envy of friends and family at weddings and events with this lesson from a local dance instructor and national Champion.

Thank you to Valerie Brown

Value: $50

Sports

Two Tickets to San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies

Cheer on the Giants as they face the Rockies in Game 36 on Friday, June 13, 2014.  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: $150

Two Tickets to San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds

Celebrate “All Brandon Weekend” at AT&T Park as the Giants take on the Reds in Game 44 on Saturday, June 28, 2014.  Pick up a Belt or Crawford Bobblehead before heading to your View Box seats (Section 310) and enjoying an evening of midsummer baseball.

Thank you to Sally Elkington

Value: $100

Two Reserved Seat Tickets to Cal Football vs. Sacramento State

Join Old Blues and new students at Memorial Stadium for Cal Football's 2014 home opener against the Sacramento State Hornets.  Go Bears! 

Thank you to Cal Athletics

Value: $60

Fine Dining

$100 Gift Certificate to Bocanova

Bocanova’s Pan-American menu was inspired by Chef Rick Hackett’s love of restaurant “staff meals” served by his Peruvian sous-chef, and celebrates recipes and ingredients from Mexico to Argentina.  Enjoy a meal filled with vibrant flavors and made from the freshest Bay Area ingredients right in the center of Jack London Square. 

Thank you to Bocanova

Value: $100

Brunch for Two with Bottomless Mimosas at Hopscotch

Part of the Uptown Oakland restaurant renaissance, Hopscotch is an upscale diner serving regional American food with a Japanese sensibility.  Enjoy a brunch of Soy Braised Pork Belly Benedict or the signature First Base Burger with griddled beef tongue while sipping all the mimosas you can drink!  

Thank you to Hopscotch

Value: $100

$50 Gift Certificate to The Star on Grand

Grand Avenue newcomer The Star is serving up Chicago style deep-dish pizza just a few blocks from Oakland’s Lake Merritt.  The expansive restaurant features exposed brick walls and a twenty seat bar—a perfect space for groups large and small to feast on The Star's acclaimed cornmeal crust pizzas or to relax with a cocktail and some wings after a long day at the office.

Thank you to The Star on Grand

Value: $50

$50 Gift Certificate to Rick & Ann’s Restaurant

Rick & Ann’s has been serving comforting food with universal appeal in Berkeley for more than 23 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: $50

Chocolate Tasting for Six at Alegio Chocolaté

In a 45-minute tour, you'll taste the pure flavor of cacao thanks to Claudio Corallo, an Italian-born agronomist who's made it his mission to produce the world's best chocolate -- and he thinks he's succeeded. Claudio lives and grows his cocoa on the tiny island of São Tomé e Príncipe -- west of equatorial Africa -- and he ships his single-estate-grown organic chocolate directly and exclusively to Alegio.

Thank you to Alegio Chocolaté

Value: $90

Dinner for Two at FIVE Restaurant

Experience a menu of reinvented favorites at FIVE Restaurant in Berkeley’s Hotel Shattuck Plaza, a great space for treating a friend or client to a dinner designed to stimulate all five senses!

Thank you to FIVE

Value: $80

Outings and Getaways

Dockside Tour for Eight 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: $80

One Night Weekend Stay at the Oakland Marriott City Center

Centrally located and with spectacular views of the city of Oakland and the San Francisco Bay, the newly renovated Oakland Marriott City Center is a great place for visiting family and friends to experience Oakland at its finest!

Thank you to the Oakland Marriott City Center

Value: $139

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: $199

Initial Consultation and Acupuncture Treatment at Castro Valley Acupuncture  

A former emergency nurse who has been practicing traditional Chinese medicine for more than 15 years, Caryn Goldman will use her wealth of experience to help you restore your body to a state of vibrant good health.  Your acupuncture treatment will be tailored to your unique health goals and can help alleviate pain, headaches, insomnia and the physical and emotional effects of stress.

Thank you to Caryn Goldman

Value: $90

Jewelry & Fashion

Silver Four Circle Cluster Earrings from Philippa Roberts

Bay Area jewelry designer Philippa Roberts’ creations have been featured in the style section of Lucky Magazine and worn by Juliana Margulies on TV’s The Good Wife.  These silver Four Circle Cluster Earrings from Roberts’ Piedmont Avenue boutique exemplify her organic and contemporary design sensibilities and make a great addition to any jewelry wardrobe.

Thank you to Philippa Roberts

Value: $100

$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

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