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  1. Bear Mountain Beauty
    Take advantage of this opportunity to experience nature in all its glory. Bear Mountain Resort is the only urban resort in Canada and offers resort living at its finest. This two bedroom two and a half bath penthouse end unit condo sleeps four and features a wrap-around balcony with gas fire pit and a spectacular view of Mount Finlayson. A five minute walk to restaurants and nightlife, you are also twenty minutes to the nearest beach and to area lakes. Enjoy hiking and bike trails or take a short drive to all the tourist attractions greater Victoria has to offer. Bear Mountain Resort boasts two Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses and the world class Sante Spa at the Westin. Please, no pets and no smoking. Your week will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time between May 2018 and May 2019. Must be used by May 30, 2019. Please note there is an additional fee to use all resort amenities.
    Value: $2,500
    Donor: Dawn Fazli
  2. A Whirlwind Week in the Windy City
    Enjoy a fabulous one-week stay in the exclusive area of Chicago’s Gold Coast district, a block and a half from North Avenue and a block from Lake Shore Drive. This 16th floor condo features a bedroom, two bathrooms, den with sofa bed, large living room, and a private indoor parking spot. Enjoy a full week in Chicago taking in the sights, eating at exclusive restaurants, and shopping to your heart’s content. With the indoor parking spot, loading your car will make additional purchases a must! Please, no pets and no smoking. The condo is available at a mutually convenient time between June and September 2018.
    Value $2,000
    Donors: Anita and Bill Cast
  3. Pearl Perfection
    This blush, grey and light grey baroque pearl necklace and earring set is one you will want to add to your collection. Jewelry designer Susan Pascal Johansson uses an array of baroque pearls in this stunning pairing. Her use of baroque pearls, which are organic in shape and size and no two exactly the same, ensures the special uniqueness of this set. The pearl strand necklace is 64” long making it versatile enough to have a variety of options for wearing. Careful attention has been paid to the knotting between each pearl. The earrings are cultured freshwater pearl studs, 9 millimeter set in 14K with a butterfly back. These lovely pearls have a luster that improves with wear. Susan’s GalaxyBijoux jewelry can be purchased in Manhattan, South Hampton, and Westchester County.
    Value: $1,700
    Donor: Susan Pascal Johansson,
    Designer for GalaxyBijoux
  4. Destination Destin
    Beach Front vacationing is at its best in this Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa Gulf-front gated condominium in Destin, FL. With a King size bed, two Queen beds, and two sets of bunk beds, this 11th floor condo comfortably sleeps ten and is complete with a fully renovated kitchen. Featuring sugar white sand beaches and emerald colored water, Destin is known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” It boasts the largest charter fishing fleet in the state of Florida. The town itself offers many upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities. Welcome in the New Year in lovely Destin. Saturday afternoon check in to Saturday morning check out. The condo is available for the 2017 or 2018 Christmas and New Year time frame, or other times subject to availability. Blackout dates: June through August 2018. Expiration date is January 2019.
    Value: $2,600
    Donor: Dr. Steven Ripperger


  1. Woodstock Chimes: These 40” chimes are tuned to the notes of American’s favorite hymn Amazing Grace.
    Value: $65
    Donor: Wild Birds Unlimited
  2. Just for Men: This package is designed for the style-conscious gentleman and includes Cigar Band cufflinks designed by Laurie Wilson, a $500 gift certificate to J. Hilburn, and $50 gift certificate to Red’s Classic Barbershop.
    Value: $645
    Donor: Laurie Wilson, Stephen Taylor,
    and Red’s Classic Barbershop
  3. “4 Wines 4 Courses”: Two (2) tickets to Mass Ave Wine’s monthly wine dinner plus one (1) bottle of wine from dinner to take home.
    Value: $100
    Donor: Mass Ave Wine
  4. Tory Burch Fashion: Black Tory Burch York Buckle Tote.
    Value: $295
    Donor: Susan and Kevin Woodhouse
  5. 2018 Rev Indy: Two (2) Premier tickets and parking pass to Rev Indy, May 5, 2018.
    Value: $500
    Donor: Indianapolis Power & Light Company
  6. Elegant Black-Tie Evening at the Taylors: Eight (8) people will celebrate Valentine's Day with an elegant evening of cocktails and dinner at the home of Stephen and Elizabeth Taylor on Friday, February 9, 2018. Guests sign up individually
    at $250 per person.
    Value: $2,000
    Donor: Stephen and Elizabeth Taylor
  7. Pamper Your Skin: An assortment of Rodan & Fields skin care products and consultation with Karine Stone.
    Value: $701
    Donor: Karine Stone
  8. Private Yoga Lessons: Emily Ross Studios offers two (2) 60-minute private yoga lessons. Private lessons or class options available. Suitable for beginner or advanced.
    Value: $140
    Donor: Emily Ross Studios
  9. Bulldogs vs. Wildcats: One lucky bidder will get a pair of great seats and a parking pass to the December 30 game featuring the Butler Bulldogs vs. the Villanova Wildcats at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Section 105, Row 10, directly behind Butler’s bench!
    Value: $450
    Donor: Benton and Sandi Marks
    Butler University - Swag Bag Donor
  10. West Baden Springs Hotel: Overnight Stay at West Baden Springs Hotel and Breakfast for two (2) at Café Sinclair.
    Value: $360
    Donor: French Lick Resort
  11. Mediterranean Brunch: Enjoy a Mediterranean-themed brunch for ten (10), either at your home or the home of Chef Elaine Eckhart.
    Value: $500
    Donor: Elaine Eckhart and Ann Hinson
  12. Date Night at the Pops: Two (2) tickets to enjoy Audra McDonald and the ISO performing her favorite show tunes, classic film songs, and original pieces on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Enjoy dinner before at CharBlue Steak and Seafood with a $100 gift card.
    Value: $222
    Donor: CharBlue Steak and Seafood and
    The National Bank of Indianapolis
  13. Eastern European Baby Doll: This peasant baby doll would make a lovely addition to any little girl’s room.
    Value: $125
    Donor: Stephen and Elizabeth Taylor
  14. “Always Get Lucky” Shirt: $125 gift certificate towards purchase of any shirt on
    Value: $125
  15. European Pastry Class: Private class for six (6) from Chef Ben Hardy, owner of Indianapolis’ hottest 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: $600
    Donor: Gallery Pastry Shop
  16. Venge Vineyards Wine Basket and Dinner: Wine basket featuring three (3) bottles from 2014 Venge Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon Silencieux, Zinfandel Signal Fire Vineyard, and Chardonnay Maldonado Vineyard Dijon Clones, paired with a $50 gift certificate from Chef Joseph’s.
    Value: $194
    Donor: Donna L. Reynolds and David P. Whitman
    and Chef Joseph's at the Connoisseur Room
  17. 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: $906
    Donor: Conrad Indianapolis
  18. Cuban Dinner for Twelve: Twelve (12) lucky people will enjoy a delectable dinner with wine at Dulcinea, the Mediterranean-style home of Jamie Gibbs
    and Paco Argiz, on February 24, 2018. Guests sign up individually at $200 per person.
    Value: $2,400
    Donor: Jamie Gibbs and Paco Argiz
  19. Tree Trimming: Gift Card for Tree Trimming Services from 317 Trees.
    Value: $500
    Donor: 317 Trees
  20. Amethyst Ring: 14K Rose Gold ring with 7 mm antique square checkerboard AA amethyst from Facets Studio.
    Value: $500
    Donor: Facets Studio
  21. Freshen Up Your Wardrobe: Private wardrobe consultation with Carlisle representative and $1,000 credit toward purchase of Carlisle 2018 Spring/Summer wardrobe.
    Value: $1,500
    Donor: J & P Enterprises,
    Purveyors of Carlisle/PerSe Clothing
  22. Taste of Italy: Set of three (3) special-aged balsamic vinegars from Baroni Alimentari at the Inferno Mercado Central in Florence.
    Value: $200
    Donor: Julie and Kurt Tornquist
  23. Exclusive Chicago Merchandise Mart Shopping Spree: One lucky bidder will enjoy the opportunity to shop the Chicago Merchandise Mart and buy WHOLESALE! Accompany Interior Designer Stephen Taylor on a day long shopping trip to one of the most famous Design Centers in America! Your package includes a day of shopping (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with a lunch stop in the Mart compliments of Mr. Taylor) where you can visit the wholesale showrooms and purchase/order items at the WHOLESALE pricing afforded only “TO THE TRADE.”
    Value: $1,500
    Donor: Stephen Taylor Designs
  24. Date Night at the Pops: Two (2) tickets to enjoy Audra McDonald and the
    ISO performing her favorite show tunes, classic film songs, and original pieces on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Enjoy dinner before at Fogo de Chao with a $150 gift card.
    Value: $272
    Donor: Fogo de Chao and
    The National Bank of Indianapolis
  25. Coffee or Tea: Tea basket including certificate for High Tea at Tina’s Tearoom, a teapot, tea strainer and various teas. Hubbard & Cravens gift card. Russian Tea Pot Doll from the Doll Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
    Value: $180
    Donor: Tina’s Traditional Tearoom & Tavern,
    Hubbard & Cravens, Susan Woodhouse, and
    Stephen and Elizabeth Taylor
  26. Dinner by Chef Suzanne: Private Chef dinner for six (6) in your home by Chef Suzanne Catering.
    Value: $300
    Donor: Chef Suzanne Catering
  27. For the Birds: EcoTough hopper feeder with 5 lbs. of seed; EcoTough Double Suet Feeder with suet; Cylinder feeder with seed cylinder.
    Value: $145
    Donor: Wild Birds Unlimited
  28. Stephen Taylor Designs Consultation: If you are wanting to refurbish, update, or just freshen your living space or office, Stephen Taylor from STEPHEN TAYLOR DESIGNS is offering a three-hour design consultation to assist you with your needs.
    Value: $600
    Donor: Stephen Taylor Designs
  29. It’s WORTH It!: A beautifully styled black haircalf flap handbag with shoulder strap and clasp from Worth New York and wonderfully colored, hand-printed silk scarf.
    Value: $680
    Donor: Julie Davis
  30. National Geographic Kids bag: What child wouldn’t love this shark-themed gift bag?
    Value: $100
    Donor: National Geographic Kids
  31. Wine and Cheese: Wine tasting for ten (10) at the home of Donna Reynolds and Dave Whitman. A high end assortment of red and white wines from sommelier Trad Ireland representing Jackson Family Wines will tempt your palate.
    Value: $750
    Donor: Donna L. Reynolds and David P. Whitman
  32. 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
  33. Designer Coat: Beautiful polka dot coat (or dress) in textured fabric by Barbara Riordan for PARIAH. Available in sizes XS, S, M, or L.
    Value: $820
    Donor: Barbara Riordan for PARIAH
  34. Facets Studio Gift Certificate: Use this gift certificate to pick out the perfect piece of original platinum, gold, silver, diamond, or gemstone jewelry from Facets Studio in Broad Ripple.
    Value: $100
    Donor: Facets Studio
  35. Bit of Warmth at Circle of Lights Celebration: Six (6) people can enjoy complimentary hot beverages and a sweet treat in the award-winning historical lobby at Barnes & Thornburg during the Circle of Lights Celebration on Monument Circle on November 24, 2017. Traditional doll from Belarus included in this package.
    Value: $80
    Donor: Barnes & Thornburg and
    Stephen and Elizabeth Taylor
  36. Destination Gray Road Market: These three $50 gift certificates will let you shop for fresh and tasty goodies.
    Value: $150
    Donor: Caplinger’s Fresh Catch and Cuts,
    Broccoli Bills and Rene’s Bakery
  37. “The Indianapolis” Finals Ticket Package (September 12-16, 2018): A pair of prime seats in the best locations in each Competition venue for two nights of Classical Finals with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra at the Schrott Center for the Arts; two nights of Finals with the Indianapolis Symphony at the Hilbert Circle Theatre; and the Gala Awards Ceremony and Reception at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. Also includes two personalized Commemorative Programs autographed by Jury President Jaime Laredo.
    Value: $400
    Donor: IVCI
  38. Living High on the Hog: A Hog roast with all the fixings for between 30 and 50 people from Heritage Hollow Farm. Proprietor will bring all of the food to someone’s house or event space and serve. Can roast hog on site or bring meal already cooked. Must be within 30 miles of Indianapolis.
    Value: $750
    Donor: Heritage Hollow Farm
  39. Glass Pumpkin: Exquisite one-of-a kind hand-blown glass pumpkin from Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks.
    Value: $363
    Donor: Deborah and Joe Loughrey
  40. Sip and Shop Party for Ten: Gather your girlfriends and head to Love Your Body Boutique in Nora for three hours of shopping, discounts, wine and appetizers at Indy’s premier yoga and loungewear boutique.
    Value: $275
    Donor: Love Your Body Boutique
  41. William Yeoward Crystal Vase: William Yeoward signed crystal vase honoring Colonial Williamsburg.
    Value: $350
    Donor: Kate L. Steele
  42. Ladies’ Italian Luncheon: Four (4) lucky ladies will enjoy a multi-course Tuscan meal with wine hosted by author Carol Faenzi at a location to be determined. Each also receives a copy of the author’s “The Stonecutter’s Aria.”
    Value: $900
    Donor: Carol Faenzi
  43. Laurie Wilson Jewelry: Multi-strand necklace in gray, black and copper with stone, glass and pearl beads accentuating polished stone pendant.
    Value: $125
    Donor: Laurie Wilson
  44. Let Your Troubles Melt Away: Two (2) hours of chair massage in your office or at your home. Treat your staff or clients! Indianapolis metro area.
    Value: $200
    Donor: Workplace Enhancement
  45. Look and Feel Your Best: Products from Salon 01 and Charles Mayer & Company.
    Value: $155
    Donor: Charles Mayer & Company and
    Salon 01-The One Salon for Men and Women
  46. Black Silk Evening Shawl: his 20” x 80” shawl is highlighted by a black velvet stripe that runs the length of the garment. 100% silk.
    Value: $298
    Donor: Julie Davis
  47. Let’s Visit the Zoo: After a trip to the Indianapolis Zoo with these two (2) tickets and a parking pass, enjoy some ice cream at Graeter’s!
    Value: $65
    Donor: Indianapolis Zoo and Graeter’s Ice Cream
  48. Russian Dolls: Hand painted Russian doll in women’s costume by renowned designer Galina Maslennikova and traditional Russian doll with yarn spindle.
    Value: $175
    Donor: Stephen and Elizabeth Taylor
  49. Auld Lang Syne: Two VIP tickets to the 11th annual New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball at Union Station--three parties in one. Includes dinner (carving stations, salad bar, pasta bar, dessert bar and more) plus open bar during dinner and surprise entertainment! You’ll have exclusive access to the VIP Lounge overlooking Grand Hall all night!
    Value: $250
    Donor: Blue Ink Marketing and Events
  50. Eat, Drink and Be Merry: Wine basket featuring 2014 Turley Petite Syrah Library Vineyard; Caliza 2013 Azimuth; Denner 2010 “Mother of Exiles;” New Wine Country Cookbook; and $50 Late Harvest/North End BBQ gift certificate.
    Value: $253
    Donor: Donna L. Reynolds and David P. Whitman
    and Late Harvest Kitchen
  51. “Always Get Lucky” Shirt: $125 gift certificate towards purchase of any shirt on
    Value: $125
  52. Dinner on Washington Avenue: Private four-course dinner for ten (10) at the home of Jackie Nytes and Michael O'Brien. Beer and wine included.
    Value: $1,000
    Donor: Jackie Nytes and Michael O’Brien
  53. Wine and Music: Well, not music in the true sense of the word, but this hard plastic violin case has space for and includes two wine bottles, wine glasses and a wine opener.
    Value: $110
    Donor: Susan and Kevin Woodhouse
  54. 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
  55. Holiday Wreath: This musically themed holiday wreath will make the perfect adornment for your door.
    Value: $300
    Donor: McNamara Florist
  56. Specialty Market Shopping: Browse some of the finest goods the city has to offer with these gift cards to Market District, R2GO, and Goose the Market.
    Value: $125
    Donor: Market District, Goose the Market, and
    Regina Mehallick-R2GO Specialty Market
  57. Welcome to Summer: Dinner for ten (10) in the exquisite home of Cheri and Rollie Dick. This new addition to the gated community of Lost Run Farm in Zionsville will be the perfect setting to enjoy a fantastic evening of cocktails and a sumptuous dinner followed by dessert and nightcap on the veranda. To be scheduled at a mutually convenient time between June and early August 2018.
    Value: $2,000
    Donor: Cheri and Rollie Dick
  58. Italian Cashmere Stole: Feel like a princess in this lovely cashmere paisley stole, trimmed in dyed Rex fur.
    Value: $1,095
    Donor: Day Furs
  59. Couples Massage: One-Hour Couples Massage Session (or two hours of single massages) in downtown Indianapolis by Workplace Enhancement.
    Value: $200
    Donor: Workplace Enhancement
  60. Croquet Anyone?: This old-fashioned wooden croquet set by Sunny Life will provide hours of fun.
    Value: $100
    Donor: BE the Boutique
  61. Dinner and Music: Kick back and relax at your reserved table at Daddy Jack’s while enjoying the stylings of “The Chops.” Includes dinner for four and a bottle of wine.
    Value: $150
    Donor: Daddy Jack’s and The Chops
Viva Il Violino 2017 Auction Items