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Viva Il Violino 2016 Live Auction

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  1. Washington, D.C. Getaway

    This package includes two (2) nights at The Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C., a $150 gift certificate to a performance at The Kennedy Center and a $150 gift certificate to Jaleo restaurant.

    The Watergate Hotel is one of the country’s most legendary hotels and it just reopened its doors in June 2016 after an enormous renovation led by renowned designer Ron Arad. The stunning Watergate Hotel overlooking the Potomac River redefines luxury and is sure to offer a one-of-a-kind experience.

    The Kennedy Center is conveniently located directly across the street from The Watergate Hotel so seeing an event of your choice could not be easier. Whether your passion is classical music, ballet, chamber music, comedy, dance, hip hop, jazz, popular, world music or opera, everything is under one roof! The gift certificate may be used toward the purchase of tickets for most concerts available to the general public at the Kennedy Center. They may not be used for Galas or other “by invitation only” events or parking. Please be aware that the Gift Certificate expires October 2017.

    Jaleo has become a D.C. institution under the direction of famed chef José Andrés. Jaleo offers an impressive assortment of tapas, the traditional small dishes of Spain, as well as savory paellas, superb sangrias and a fine selection of Spanish wines and sherries in a festive, casual atmosphere.

    Value: $1,100
    Donated by The Watergate Hotel and E. W. Kelley

  2. A Hamilton Weekend in Chicago

    Here is your chance to see the most talked about Broadway show, Hamilton, winner of 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical, at The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago.

    This one of a kind package includes two (2) tickets to the January 28, 2017, 2:00 PM show, a hand-signed Hamilton book by Lin-Manuel Miranda, a digitally signed Hamilton opening number lyric sheet, two (2) #VOTEVOTE and two (2) One Last Time shirts, a One Last Time beanie, Hamilton CDs and a book on Alexander Hamilton by TIME. This unbelievable package also includes two (2) nights of hotel in the Windy City.

    Value: $3,100
    Donated by Luis Miranda, Deborah and Joe Loughrey and IVCI

  3. Go Blue! Life is Suite!

    Two (2) lucky fans will get to watch Andrew Luck, Pat McAfee, T. Y. Hilton and the Indianapolis Colts take on division rival Houston Texans on Sunday, December 11, 2016 in the KeyBank Suite at Lucas Oil Stadium. Food, beverages and a parking pass are included. As an added bonus, you will also receive a 2015 Team Stamped football.

    Value: $1,480
    Donated by KeyBank and The Indianapolis Colts

  4. Sun, Sea, and Sand in Hilton Head

    Enjoy a week in Hilton Head for four (4) people. Located in the beautiful Sea Pines Plantation, you will enjoy your own two-bedroom (1 king, 1 with 2 twins), two-bath second floor condo located approximately 100 yards from the Harbour Town Harbor and the famed Golf Links designed by Pete Dye. This delightful villa is only a few steps from the endless amenities of Harbour Town. The Sea Pines Beach Club and Racquet Club are only a short bike ride away and you can enjoy the Sea Pines Nature Preserve, too. Please, no pets and no smoking. Your week will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time. Not available during February through April 2017. Must be used by end of October 2017.

    Value: $2,200
    Donated by Donald P. Bogard

  5. Watch the Pacers in Style

    Get the Blue and Gold on—the Pacers are ready for the 2016-17 season with an exciting team and high hopes for another run at the playoffs. Be sure to take your best shot at securing this 20-person suite on the Krieg DeVault Club Level for a select game! Four (4) parking passes and a $250 food/beverage credit are included. Provide the Pacers with three (3) dates and they will try to give you your first choice. Plan now. Family reunion? Guys or Gals night out? Don’t pass on this opportunity.

    Choose from:

    Wed., Nov. 9, 2016 Philadelphia 76ers
    Mon., Nov.14, Orlando Magic
    Fri., Nov.18, Phoenix Suns
    Wed., Nov. 23, Atlanta Hawks
    Fri., Nov. 25, Brooklyn Nets
    Sun., Nov. 27, LA Clippers
    Sun., Jan.1, 2017 Orlando Magic
    Thurs., Jan. 5, 2017 Brooklyn Nets

    Value: $3,450
    Donated by Indiana Pacers

  6. San Francisco Treat

    Up to four (4) people will enjoy the history and natural beauty of the Presidio area of San Francisco with a 4-night stay in an historic two-bedroom, one-bath wooded condo. Explore centuries of architecture. Walk through forests or to nearby beaches, and admire spectacular vistas. The home is near the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge for easy access to Tennessee Valley hiking, Sausalito and the route to wine country. The owners will provide recommendations for local restaurants and museums. The condo is available at a mutually convenient time between January through October 2017.

    This package includes a wine tasting for four (4) at Larkmead Winery along with a bottle of their Cabernet and the Corison Library Kronos Vineyard Tour and Library Cabernet tasting for four (4). To complete this package, guests will enjoy two (2) rooms for one (1) night at the Villagio Inn and Spa, nestled in the heart of Yountville. Villagio brings the best of Napa Valley’s unofficial culinary capital directly to your doorstep. Sample the numerous Michelin-starred restaurants, bistros and cafés along Washington Street, including Philippe Jeanty's Bistro Jeanty and The French Laundry by Thomas Keller.

    Value: $3,800
    Donated by San Francisco Friends of IVCI, Corison Winery, Larkmead Winery, Villagio Inn and Spa


  1. Cocktail Party Basket: All you need for your next gathering.
    Value: $150
    Donor: Ann Hinson
  2. Gift Certificate: $100 gift certificate to “Decorate” on Mass Ave.
    Value: $100
    Donor: Decorate
  3. Men’s Movado watch: Swiss movement, water resistant with sapphire crystal, stainless steel band.
    Value: $895
    Donor: Windsor Jewelry
  4. Take me out to the ballgame: Four (4) box seats to an Indianapolis Indians 2017 game.
    Value: $60
    Donor: Indianapolis Indians
  5. Sun King Brewing Gift Bag: Assortment of products including growler, pint glasses, and $40 gift card.
    Value: $100
    Donor: Sun King Brewing
  6. Wine and Cheese: Wine Tasting Party for twelve (12) at Kahn’s Fine Wines and Spirits.
    Value: $250
    Donor: Kahn’s Fine Wines
  7. Pamper Yourself: Take time for YOU with this $100 gift certificate for Philipés Day Spa. Spa robe and eye mask included.
    Value: $200
    Donor: Philipés Day Spa
  8. Private Yoga Lessons: Emily Ross Studios offers four (4) 30-minute private yoga lessons. These can be combined for two (2) 60-minute lessons if that is your preference. Suitable for beginner or advanced.
    Value: $300
    Donor: Emily Ross Studios
  9. Columbus, Indiana “Unexpected, Unforgettable”: Enjoy the best that Columbus has to offer with two (2) rounds of 18-hole golf with cart at Harrison Lake Country Club followed by dinner and drinks for two (2); Overnight stay at Hilton Garden Inn in Edinburgh; Architectural tour for two (2); Columbus Indiana Midwest Modernist Mecca photography book; and A Panorama of Art & Architecture in Columbus, Indiana postcards.
    Value: $360
    Donors: Harrison Lake Country Club, Columbus Indiana Visitors Center, Hilton Garden Inn
  10. Day with a Dolphin: Weekday behind the scenes visit and painting with a dolphin. Maximum of six (6) people.
    Value: Priceless
    Donor: Indianapolis Zoo
  11. Hamilton Lyric Sheet: Digitally signed Hamilton opening number lyric sheet.
    Value: $105
    Donor: Luis Miranda
  12. Alexander Hamilton Book: Ron Chernow’s biography Alexander Hamilton, the inspiration for the Broadway musical.
    Value: $35
    Donor: Friend of IVCI
  13. Bike tour of Cultural Trail: Four (4) people can enjoy a three-to-four hour bike tour of the Cultural Trail led by Brian Payne, the driving force behind the Cultural Trail. Lunch and drinks will be included.
    Value: $400
    Donors: Pacer’s Bikeshare Program, Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery, Wildwood Market, Brian Payne
  14. Is it a Book or is it Art?: Artists’ Book by Julie Chen, internationally known book artist and book art educator.
    Value: $50
    Donor: Herron Art Library
  15. Eagle Creek Sailboat Cruise: Four (4) people will be treated to a Wine and Cheese Sailboat Cruise around Eagle Creek Reservoir on a 22’ Catalina. Hosted by Scott and Kim Ledger.
    Value: $200
    Donors: Scott and Kim Ledger
  16. Americana in the Heartland: Private tour of War Memorial for six (6) given by Brig. General S. Goodwin; United States flag flown over Washington D.C. on July 4, 2016; six (6) picnic lunches from R2Go and six (6) desserts from The Best Chocolate in Town. Must be used by December 31, 2016.
    Value: $300
    Donors: Indiana War Memorial, R2Go Specialty Market, and The Best Chocolate in Town
  17. Music of the Night: Two (2) tickets for Music of the Night performance at Crown Hill on October 22, 2016, in Crown Hill’s beautiful and historic Gothic Chapel. Package also includes the ever-popular Skeletons in the Closet, Part I guided walking tour.
    Value: $60
    Donor: Crown Hill Heritage Foundation
  18. Pumpkin Palooza Gift Basket: Enjoy the flavors of the season.
    Value: $100
    Donor: Mindy Miller
  19. Mangia, Mangia!: Chef Mark Shreve will provide a Fresh Pasta Demonstration for ten (10) in your home with dinner and wine to follow. It will be an evening to remember.
    Value: $1,000
    Donor: Mark Shreve
  20. Colts Bling: This horseshoe necklace features seven clear stones set in sterling silver.
    Value: $120
    Donor: Windsor Jewelry
  21. Join the Family: One-year Family Membership to Indianapolis Art Center.
    Value: $70
    Donor: Indianapolis Art Center
  22. Get to know Indianapolis Humane Society: Personal tour hosted by John Aleshire for
    8-10 people, 25% discount on retail purchase, complete shot package for dog or cat, and various promotional items.
    Value: $135
    Donor: Humane Society of Indianapolis
  23. Experience the Conrad Indianapolis: One night in a Corner Suite including In-Room Dining breakfast for two (2), valet parking, Evan Todd Spa & Salon gift card and Tastings gift card.
    Value: $895
    Donors: Conrad Indianapolis, Tastings, and Evan Todd Spa & Salon
  24. Girls Night Out: Private shopping night for up to six (6) people at Enza’s Boutique in downtown Indy. Each guest will receive a $100 gift certificate, the undivided attention of their style team, and other goodies. To be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date among successful bidders.
    Value: $120 per person
    Donor: Enza’s Boutique
  25. Gift Certificate: $100 gift certificate for McNamara’s Florist.
    Value: $100
    Donor: McNamara Florist
  26. Michigan Necklace: Custom, hand-made jewelry from Belle Aquatic in Harbor Springs, MI.
    Value: $100
    Donors: Donna L. Reynolds and David P. Whitman
  27. Boom Baby: Two (2) lower level seats to a non-premium Pacers game in November or December 2016.
    Value: $200
    Donor: Indiana Pacers
  28. Indy Eleven Soccer Package: Four (4) people will enjoy a game during the 2017 season in the Indy Eleven suite with food and beverages. Includes autographed, game-worn jersey from Duke Lacroix.
    Value: $650
    Donor: Indy Eleven
  29. The Owner’s Wife Gift Certificate: $50 gift certificate for Mass Ave's newest restaurant, opening within 6 weeks.
    Value: $50
    Donor: The Owner’s Wife
  30. Oceanaire Seafood Room: Seasonal Chef’s Tasting Menu with wine pairings for two (2).
    Value: $250
    Donor: The Oceanaire Seafood Room
  31. C’est Magnifique: Trio of French Wines and French Linen tea towel.
    Value: $150
    Donors: Donna L. Reynolds and David P. Whitman
  32. Good Food, Good Wine: Four (4) seats at University Club of Indianapolis wine-tasting dinner.
    Value: $360
    Donors: Tim and Nancy Nagler
  33. A, B, C is Easy as 1, 2, 3: Four (4) Canadian Children’s letter and number books.
    Value: $51
    Donor: Dawn Fazli
  34. Cheesecake? Don’t Mind if I Do!: Enjoy a different flavored cheesecake every month for six (6) months baked by Patrick O’Brien.
    Value: $180
    Donor: Patrick O’Brien
  35. Coach City Tote: Signature Reversible PVC Tote in Khaki/Watermelon.
    Value: $350
    Donor: Anonymous
  36. A Walk Through History: Historical tour of Crowne Plaza Hotel and Union Station for ten (10) people.
    Value: $100
    Donor: Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown/Union Station
  37. Mass Ave Toys Fun: $25 gift card, sketching pencils; ear shaped eraser; Van Gogh sketch book; melody harp.
    Value: $101
    Donor: Mass Ave Toys, LLC
  38. Indy in the Month of May: Four (4) reserved seating tickets to the 500 Festival parade and Barnes & Thornburg pre-party.
    Value: $106
    Donor: Barnes & Thornburg
  39. Tory Burch Fashion: Black Tory Burch Meyer Pebbled Leather Tote.
    Value: $275
    Donors: Susan and Kevin Woodhouse
  40. Harrison House Visit: Six (6) tickets to tour the Benjamin Harrison House and Commemorative Holiday Ornament.
    Value: $85
    Donor: Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
  41. Rio 2016 Olympics Children’s package: 12” stuffed mascot; Lego Mascot’s kit, baby soccer ball, playing cards.
    Value: $90
    Donors: Chih-Yi and Glen Kwok
  42. European Pastry Class: Private class for six (6) from Chef Ben Hardy, owner of Indianapolis’ newest pastry shop - Gallery Pastry Shop - in SoBro! Choices include Cakes (baking, assembling and decorating), French Macarons, Everything Chocolate, European Cookies, Pies/Tarts and Sugar Decoration/Art.
    Value: $450
    Donor: Gallery Pastry Shop
  43. Alaska Adventures Suites: Three-night stay at Alaska Adventure Suites located in the heart of the historic Russian Village of Ninilchik on the Kenai Peninsula.
    Value: $780
    Donor: Alaska Adventure Suites
  44. “Behind the Scenes” Cocktail Party for twelve (12) at the residence of Marianne Tobias: Includes cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and performances by Marianne Tobias, Chih-Yi Chen and IVCI Executive Director Glen Kwok.
    Value: $2,000
    Donors: Marianne Tobias, Chih-Yi Chen, and Glen Kwok
  45. Warmth for Winter: Acrylic blanket/throw from Ecuador.
    Value: $49
    Donor: Global Gifts
  46. Swift and Fit: One free month of membership of SWIFT and Practice Indie Yoga at NapTown Fitness Capitol and NapTown Fitness Monon Trail.
    Value: $99
    Donor: Naptown Fitness
  47. Fancy Fortune Cookies: Exclusive behind the scenes tour for five (5) to see how fortune cookies are made. You’ll create your own custom fortunes and watch as they are baked into the flavored, colored fortune cookies of your choice. Best of all, your custom batch leaves with you!
    Value: $500
    Donor: Fancy Fortune Cookies
  48. Saint Joseph Brewery & Public House Tour: Four (4) guests will enjoy a private beer tasting and tour of the facilities along with appetizers, two (2) full growlers of beer, and four (4) Saint Joseph Brewery logo pint glasses.
    Value: $200
    Donor: Saint Joseph Brewery & Public House
  49. Coach Tote: Cross Grain Leather City Zip Tote Bag Purse in Watermelon.
    Value: $295
    Donor: Anonymous
  50. GolfTEC Swing Evaluation: Swing Evaluation generates not just an opinion, but an informative, fact-based diagnosis of your golf swing. Improve your game starting today.
    Value: $125
    Donor: GolfTEC
  51. Authentic Tuscan Dinner for Four: Carol Faenzi, author of The Stonecutter’s Aria, will prepare a four-course dinner with wine pairings for four (4) persons in her Indianapolis studio and residence in the Broadripple area.
    Value: $600
    Donor: Carol Faenzi
  52. Indiana University football tickets: Two (2) tickets to the Maryland Terrapins vs. Indiana Hoosiers game on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington. Lower sideline, Row 7. Includes parking pass for Gate 9.
    Value: $105
    Donors: Sonia and Ian Arnold
  53. Nina Nguyen Designs: Beautiful earrings and necklace by designer Nina Nguyen. Known for her unique, natural and one of a kind stones, these pieces showcase sand druzy stones set in gold vermeil.
    Value: $825
    Donor: Windsor Jewelry
  54. Private Design Services: Two (2) hours of private design consultation with Kittle’s senior designer Peter Whitten.
    Value: $200
    Donor: Peter Whitten
  55. WISH I May, WISH I Might: You and seven guests will receive a personal tour of the WISH-TV studios, meet the 24-Hour News 8 team, and go behind-the-scenes in the WISH-TV control room and studio during a live news broadcast.
    Value: Priceless
    Donor: WISH-TV
  56. Gifts from Chatham Home: $15 gift card, pear-shaped candle and opal soap rock.
    Value: $34
    Donor: Chatham Home
  57. Dance the Night Away: Two (2) private lessons and two (2) group lessons and dance parties for an individual or couple.
    Value $200
    Donor: Marie Riolo Roach
  58. Fine Art: Saggar Fired Porcelain Vase by Bob Green.
    Value: $330
    Donor: Artifacts
  59. For the Birds: EcoTough Double Tail Prop Suet feeder with two (2) suet cakes.
    Value: $45
    Donor: Wild Birds Unlimited
  60. Lin-Manuel Miranda T-shirt: Lin-Manuel Miranda's official #VOTEVOTE t-shirt championing getting out to vote. (XL) Beige.
    Value: $30
    Donor: Luis Miranda
  61. Lin-Manuel Miranda T-shirt: Lin-Manuel Miranda's official #VOTEVOTE t-shirt championing getting out to vote. (XL) Black.
    Value: $30
    Donor: Luis Miranda
  62. Lin-Manuel Miranda T-shirt: Lin-Manuel Miranda's official #VOTEVOTE t-shirt championing getting out to vote. Women’s (XL) Grey.
    Value: $30
    Donor: Luis Miranda
  63. Lin-Manuel Miranda T-shirt: Lin-Manuel Miranda's official #VOTEVOTE t-shirt championing getting out to vote. (L) Beige.
    Value: $30
    Donor: Luis Miranda