Black Tie Gala with Cocktails, Dinner, Live Auction
Honoring the University of Phoenix for their humanitarian efforts in partnering with the American Red Cross to promote nursing, blood donations, support of military families and lifesaving trainings such as first aid and CPR across the entire United States
Gala Chair: Florence Buatois
Proceeds benefit the American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter’s disaster readiness and response efforts.
America’s Cup Viewing Up Close and Personal
In September 2013, San Francisco will be the host city for the 34th America’s Cup, bringing the competition of the oldest trophy in international sport back to the United States for the first time in 18 years. You and three guests are invited to join Dean Wilkening and Shoreh Hoffmann for a day of sailing on the San Francisco Bay during the 34th America’s Cup race. Shoreh and Dean will crew the 33' Beneteau Oceanis 321 while you and your guests enjoy a feast of lavish hors d’oeuvres and chilled champagne. Experience the excitement of the day up close and personal. A once and a lifetime opportunity not to be missed!
Donated by: Dean Wilkening. Date to be mutually agreed upon with donor.
Golf and Lunch For Three at San Francisco’s Exclusive Olympic Club
Value: $600 plus priceless memories
Established on May 6, 1860, The Olympic Club enjoys the distinction of being America’s oldest athletic club. This exclusive club was home to the US Open Championship in 2012, and now you and two friends can be the guest of The Brenner Group and John Heath for a round of golf on the same course the pros played. Residing on rolling hills between Lake Merced and the Pacific Ocean, The Olympic Club provides a breathtaking and challenging course for experienced golfers. John will also be your host for lunch (either before or after play) at the Club, where you can chat about the course and your experience at this amazing and historic course!
Donated by: The Brenner Group. Date of golf play to be mutually agreed upon with donor.
A Relaxing Montego Bay Villa Escape in Jamaica
Value: $3600 – 4200
Enjoy a week long retreat at the 5,000 square feet Datura Villa, originally built in 1930 by the editor of The New Yorker magazine. The villa consists of five large bedrooms with private baths, a high-ceiling, grand living room with mahogany floors, a library, a bar, antiques, and a commercial kitchen. The large terrace overlooks the large 50-foot swimming pool and the aquamarine waters of Montego Bay, Jamaica. Also on the grounds are a tennis court, tropical gardens, and dozens of tropical fruit trees. Within short distances, there are several beautiful beaches, five excellent golf courses, SCUBA, Para-sailing, river rafting, bird watching, horseback riding, spa treatments, shopping, dining, and a casino. Included is a full staff consisting of a housekeeper/cook, maid(s), gardener, and a concierge. This is the perfect spot for families and groups of friends to relax and play.
Donated by arrangement with Datura Villa. Must be used by June 2014.
Four Night African Safari at Ezulwini Game Lodges in South Africa
Luxury Ezulwini Game Lodges are situated in Greater Kruger national Park, South Africa. This package is for two people for 5 days and 4 nights in a standard luxury bungalow. You’ll experience two safari game drives per day and see the Big Five – lions, leopards, rhino, buffalo, and elephant – all in their natural habitat. Between drives, relax with a cocktail and a book poolside, where chances are you’ll get a visit from a monkey or two by the pool. Package is non-transferable and subject to availability. Airfare is not included.
Donated by: Ezulwini Game Lodges and the Saad family. Must be used by May 2014.
“The Red Vase” (24”x48”) - Original Artwork by Nilou Farzaneh
Nilou’s figures look so simple – Anyone can draw a figurine or a flower. Her composition seems so effortless – Anyone can paint a woman on a bench, a flower in a vase, or a fruit in a basket. What makes her work striking is how she paints the woman on the bench, and how she paints the bench on the canvas in a way that pulls the viewer into the canvas, onto that bench, and next to that woman. What makes her work amazing is the complexity of her colors. They are not just complex, they are as if the only color they could possibly be. She incorporates depth in her work in a way that is not just color, or a shade – the way she treats her textures gives her paintings a sense of time. Nilou Farzaneh has regularly exhibited in the San Francisco Bay Area and her paintings appear in private collections across the US and Europe. Nilou lives in Palo Alto, California, and finds her inspiration through her travels in Asia, Africa and Europe.
Donated by: Nilou Farzaneh
San Francisco 49ers Game Day Package
Enjoy 2 game day tickets with pre-game field passes to a 2013 season San Francisco 49ers football game at Candlestick Park. Package includes parking for the day. Excludes home opener and Monday night games.
Donated by: 49ers
Private Scottish Dinner and Whiskey Tasting
Up to 8 guests will join Red Cross volunteers George and Marion McGregor at their home in Palo Alto for a Scottish evening. There will be poetry and song, Scottish country dancing as well as a presentation and a tasting of rare Scottish malt whiskies. A gourmet meal using the finest Scottish ingredients will be served (accompanied by the best French wines). There will even be an opportunity to taste haggis!
Donated by: George and Marion McGregor. Date to be mutually agreed upon with donors.
“Red Flight No. 3” (20”x17”) – Original Artwork by Lou Bermingham
Bay Area artist Lou Bermingham has exhibited his artwork in the USA, France, and Cairo, Egypt, as well as in New York City. Lou finds his artistic inspiration through visual and kinesthetic means: “After years of creating paintings, drawings, architectural glass panels, and installations, I had a dream in which I saw over 200 images—completed artworks—flashing across my dreaming memory. When I woke up I painted the first one I could remember and have been influenced by this vision ever since. So my art is influenced by dreams, my Aikido training, Egyptian and Asian artwork, and natural imagery found while exploring caves.” Throughout his travels, Lou has connected with different artists, educators, architects, and interested persons in his efforts to develop a worldwide consciousness about the restorative power of Art. Lou maintains two studios, one in Campbell, close to Silicon Valley, and one in Capitola, close to the power of the Pacific Ocean.
Donated by: Lou Bermingham.
$100,000 Presenting Sponsor
Includes all $50,000 benefits plus**:
$50,000 Community Preparedness Sponsor
Includes all $25,000 benefits plus**:
$25,000 Emergency Response Sponsor
Includes all $10,000 benefits plus**:
$10,000 Lifesaving Sponsor
Includes all $5,000 benefits plus**:
$5,000 Investor Sponsor
Includes all $2,500 benefits plus**:
$2,500 Red Cross Supporter
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