Enjoy this Broadway Bonanza in New York City with your favorite friend of the theatre! This package includes two tickets to the Broadway performances of Spiderman and War Horse. While in the Big Apple, you will have two nights stay in a deluxe king room courtesy of the Jack Parker Corporation and can use the $300 travel stipend for shopping, food or airfare.
Donor: Dr. William Unis
John Reisman of The Jack Parker Corporation
Restrictions: Show dates and accommodation are based on availability.
Travel to the Windy City with three friends to enjoy a game in the iconic Wrigley Field while seated in four box seats. Before the game you will go onto the field to throw out the first pitch, a FANTASTIC opportunity. You have not experienced a baseball game until you go to Wrigley field – the atmosphere cannot be described. The package will include hotel accommodation for four for two nights and $1,000 travel voucher.
Donor: Mr. John McDonough
Restrictions: The winner will submit three selections to the Cubs from which one game will be selected.
Audi Naples will send two lucky guests on a 4 day, 3 night trip to Los Angeles for a chance to “Walk the Red Carpet” at the 2012 AFI Fest, presented by Audi. The American Film Institute’s 25th Anniversary Celebration of International Cinema will be held at the famed Grauman’s Chinese Theater in November. This festival features International works from emerging filmmakers. AFI is an eight day haven for film enthusiasts and industry insiders. This is the event that showcases the films of the great masters and red carpet gala premiers. AFI Fest 2012 promises to hold all the excitement and grandeur of those from years past. Clint Eastwood, Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Williams, Jennifer Garner, Leonardo Di Caprio, Antonio Banderas, and Rob Lowe, are just a few of the celebrities that were in attendance last year.
Prepare to be involved in a glamorous private screening of a Hollywood film premier and have priority access to the “Audi” after party that takes place in the famed Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. When the party is over, enjoy your deluxe accommodations within the Roosevelt. This hotel, which is on the National Historic Register, has catered to show biz elite since the early 1900’s. In 1929 it was host to the very first Academy Awards. Tinseltown memorabilia abounds at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Michelle Pfeiffer crooning atop the baby grand piano in “The Fabulous Baker Boys”, Montgomery Clift memorizing his lines for “From Here to Eternity” in suite 928, Marilyn Monroe posing for a suntan lotion ad on the diving board, and even Shirley Temple taking dancing lessons from Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, it all happened at The Hollywood Roosevelt.
While in Los Angeles, be Audi Naples’ guest at Universal Studios with a “VIP Experience” reservation. Go behind the scenes, visit soundstages that are closed to the public, and see movie making magic first hand. Enjoy special reserved seating at all shows. Be pampered like a star in the VIP lounge, treated to a gourmet lunch in the VIP dining room, and have all the privileges of Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park.
Donor: Brian Massoll – Audi Naples
Value: How do you put a price on an experience with the stars?
This fabulous ski package includes five nights stay in a luxury two bedroom condo at the Ritz Carlton Residences. Three days ski equipment rental and ski lift passes for four adults. The fun doesn’t stop with the ski slopes, enjoy dining certificates for Elway’s restaurant and a dining certificate to “Beanos Cabin” restaurant located at the top of the mountain; you will arrive via a sleigh pulled by a snow cat. There is also an opportunity for some pampering with two spa services certificates. You will travel in style with round trip airfare for four and roundtrip transportation from Denver to Vail. This is a dream ski vacation that you cannot pass on!
Donor: David Collar – Pyro City Fireworks
Restrictions: Mutually agreed upon date.
A must for the fashionista in you! This fabulous package includes two tickets each, to not one, but two of the most exciting runway shows at New York City’s Fashion Week in early September, 2012. You and a friend will have access to both Rachel Roy’s and Naeem Khan’s Spring 2013 collection at Lincoln Center. In addition, you will be guests along with all the top fashion insiders at Saks Fifth Avenue’s Fashion Night Out, the hottest ticket in town. Rachel Roy is one of the hottest young American designers whose feminine designs are sought after by
Hollywood’s elite, including Penelope Cruz and Kate Hudson. No red carpet is without the intricate and elegant designs of Naeem Khan, a favorite of stylish ladies including Queen Noor, Taylor Swift and Emily Blunt. While in New York, you’ll have stylish accommodations for two nights at the luxurious Le Parker Meridian Hotel in the heart of Manhattan.
Donor: Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops, with the assistance of Kellie Jacoby and by John Reisman of the Jack Parker Corporation.
Restrictions:* If both individual designers’ shows are not within the 3 day /2 night accommodations included in the package, the winning bidder will be responsible for additional accommodations.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see a NFL game of your choice in one of the best venues in the National Football League, Arrowhead Stadium. Everything in this trip is first class! You and five friends will enjoy the game from a private stadium suite and a great game day tailgate experience. A private plane will take you and your friends to Kansas City. While you are in Kansas City you will enjoy three nights hotel accommodations and dinner for the group for two evenings. But that is not all! This package will also include admission for you and your companions to a University of Kansas basketball game, a live concert, or other current event based on availability. You will return home via commercial airfare.
Donor: David Collar
Restrictions: Mutually agreed upon date.
Decisions, decisions – diamonds, precious jewels, pearls, luxury timepieces – what to choose? The exceptional selection at Yamron Jewelers, at the Waterside Shops Naples will present a difficult selection for you or that special loved one. This $5,000 gift certificate is graciously donated by Yamron Jewelers and Mr. Bruce Yamron, in honor of this year’s Hope Gala honoree Mr. John McDonough.
Donor: Bruce & Bridget Yamron, Yamron Jewelers
A wine lover’s dream! Enjoy a four-night stay for four in the private guest house of Julie and Frank Husic, at their family-owned “Husic Vineyards” in the Stags Leap district of Napa Valley. You will also enjoy a unique visit and private high-end tasting for up to four at the Joseph Phelps Vineyards. The selection will include a number of current releases and a tasting of their flagship wine Insignia. To keep the memory of your trip alive you will receive 6 bottles of 2006 Husic vineyard Sauvignon and six bottles of Husic Vineyard Chardonnay. All this is topped with a $500 travel stipend to assist with air fare or travel expenses
Donors: Julie and Frank Husic
Joseph Phelps Vineyards
Florida Suncoast JDRF Board
Restrictions: Stay is to be on mutually agreed upon dates. The following Black out dates are in effect May 18-20, 2012; July 4, 2012; November 24-25, 2012 and January 13, 2013.
The opportunity of a lifetime! You will enjoy a privately catered dinner for ten prepared by Mr. Jesse Houseman, acclaimed owner and executive chef of Bistro 821 on Fifth Avenue, at the historic and immaculately preserved Keewaydin Lodge, located on the north end of Keewaydin Island. This is an extremely rare opportunity experienced only by a select few. Your exceptional evening will begin at the Shore Station located at the end of Gordon Drive. From there you will board the stately motor launch, the Lady Ann Louise, to enjoy cocktails while cruising through Gordon Pass into the Gulf of Mexico. Depending on the time of year you select, your party will watch the sunset before re-entering the Pass and docking in the lush cove of Keewaydin Island. You will be thoroughly enchanted as you wind your way through the Arrival Station and beyond. You will feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you enter the historic Lodge.
Donors: Bistro 821 and Robert & Pam Price
Restrictions: On a mutually agreed upon date April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013.
A JDRF Hope Gala Tradition, the Hands of Hope pottery are eight chargers all uniquely designed by the hands of our JDRF Youth Ambassadors – all of whom are living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The hand prints symbolize the many painful finger pokes these children must endure each and everyday, just to stay alive. Their Hope is that their hands will reach your heart. YOU are their Hope…Hope for a life without worry, without pain without illness without fear.
Donors: Chuck and Jennifer Lange