Live Auction

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Live Auction

In addition to cocktails, a raffle, dinner, and a feature performance, the highlight of the evening is the Gala's live auction.

Live Auction

Arrive in Style: Custom-Made Suit or Gown
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Get ready for the social season, and be sure to turn heads with this unique auction offering – your style awaits! Arrive at Hiltons Princeton for your personalized consultation with an expert stylist. You will have the opportunity to choose from an array of fabrics and trimmings with your distinct measurements, and have a custom suit or gown made especially for you to wear at your next big event!

Estimated Value: $2,500
Many thanks to Hiltons Princeton for this auction offering.

Big Game Sports Fishing Trip
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Take the sports fishing trip of a lifetime aboard Override, a 52-foot Viking sports fishing yacht. This offshore, deep-sea adventure will have you catching big game fish (marlin/tuna) with a deeply experienced, award-winning tournament captain and crew off the coast of New Jersey or Florida. Override is equipped with top-of-the-line fishing, mechanical, and safety gear. This vessel has a full galley, luxury salon, and multiple amenities to make your excursion first class (and the bar is fully stocked). This is a special opportunity for the experienced angler or someone who has always wanted to catch “the big one.”

Accommodates: Up to five people. Lunch and snacks included.

Location and Availability: Winner chooses between two options, as follows: 
1. Trip departing from Brielle, NJ on mutually agreeable dates summer or fall 2024, excluding July 4th week. 
2. Trip departing from North Palm Beach, FL on mutually agreeable dates late fall 2024 through spring 2025.

Estimated Value: $5,000
Many thanks to Stephanie and Rob Wedeking for this auction offering.

Martha's Vineyard Retreat
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Spend the 4th of July week on Chappaquiddick Island! Located off Martha’s Vineyard, this dramatic and contemporary home is within walking distance to the village of Edgartown—your destination for the July 4th parade and fireworks. Enjoy easy access to Caleb’s Pond, Katama Bay, several beaches, and numerous cross-island hiking trails with stunning views. Your round-trip ferry reservation, upon arrival and departure from Woods Hole, MA, is included.

This dramatic and contemporary, fully air-conditioned home features a separate guest suite off a central screened-in porch. The larger part of the house features the master suite and shower bath, den, and open-plan "great room" with a fully-equipped island kitchen and a farmhouse table for dining and games. The separate guest suite accommodates four. It has its own entrance from the porch and features two rooms.

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Accommodates: Up to six guests, with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. No pets and no smoking. $300 housekeeping fee required upon departure.

Availability: June 30—July 7, 2024

Location: Chappaquiddick Island, MA

Estimated Value: $5,500
Many thanks to Mara Connolly and Pete Taft for this auction offering.

Wines for the Connoisseur
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Enjoy four extraordinary bottles of wine from Vineyard 7&8 in California’s Napa Valley. These impressive bottles represent the exceptional results of a wine-loving family’s dream to handcraft high-quality wine using sustainably grown grapes.

In these four bottles, you’ll savor Vineyard 7&8’s first proprietary blend, “Block Six.” It is comprised of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, all planted on the steepest hillside slopes and growing in beautiful volcanic soils.

Vineyard 7&8 is located 2,020 feet above the Napa Valley floor within the Spring Mountain District. Founded in 1999, Vineyard 7&8’s name encompasses numeric symbols for luck (7) and prosperity and happiness (8). May these fine wines bring you all three in abundance!

Estimated Value: $1,500
Many thanks to Launny and Weezie Steffens and Vineyard 7&8 for this auction offering.

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