Silent Auction

Silent auction will be held between 6 and 7:10 p.m. during the Celebrate gala on Wednesday, May 7, at Gann Academy in Waltham. No advance bids accepted. See complete silent auction rules here.

Premium Packages
  Item Donor Opening Bid
costa linda beach resort, aruba

Caribbean Nights
Item P-1

Value: $3,000

They call Aruba "one happy island," and with its white-sand beaches, cooling trade winds and friendly people, it won't take long to figure out why. You're bidding on a luxurious one-week stay in a private two-bedroom, two-bathroom villa at the Costa Linda Beach Resort on beautiful Eagle Beach, one of the finest beaches in the Americas. You'll enjoy a private balcony with ocean views, a fully equipped kitchen, flat-screen TVs in the living room and bedrooms and much more! Date to be agreed upon and based on availability. Excludes Christmas week.

Debbie and Geoffrey Kurinsky $1,000

coldebrook south estates

Take a Hike
Item P-2

Value: $2,100

Treat yourself and five of your besties to a weeklong stay in this stunning three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath vacation home in the heart of the Berkshires. Located in Lenox, Mass., adjacent to the historic Cranwell Resort, the home is just a stone's throw from great shops and restaurants; scenic hiking, biking and snowshoe trails; world-class museums; and more. Bid mightily, and soon you'll be heading for the mountains (of western Massachusetts)! Dates negotiable.

Patti and Louis Grossman $500

cottages and lofts, nantucket 

Island Getaway
Item P-3

Value: $1,200

Feast your eyes on a front-row view of Nantucket, a pristine island full of natural wonder, culture and history. Its picturesque beaches and diverse landscape have inspired generations of painters, photographers and everyday travelers drawn to its natural beauty. You and your favorite island girl (or guy) will enjoy a romantic two-night stay at the well-appointed Cottages and Lofts at the Boat Basin of the beautiful Nantucket Island Resorts, Nantucket's most unique lodging experience. Dates based on availability, and exclude July, August and holiday weekends.

Nantucket Island Resorts $500

state stree pavillion at fenway park

Play Ball!
Item P-4

Value: $1,200

Step up to the plate and bid on this once-in-a-lifetime chance to watch your beloved World Champion Red Sox in luxury and style. You and three of your nearest and dearest will take in the game from the first row of Fenway's State Street Pavillion Club, where the fabulous sightlines are matched only by the high-end dining options. The package includes complimentary indoor parking at Ipswich Street Garage, adjoining Fenway Park, and a Jonny Gomes autographed baseball. Bidding promises to be spirited, so swing for the fences if you want this item to be yours!

Deborah and Ron Feinstein, Boston Red Sox

prepared meals by chef ari kendall

Be Your Guest
Item P-5

Value: $500

Be a guest in your own kitchen as renowned chef Ari Kendall of Lev Lyon LLC prepares a week’s worth of dinners, cooked in your home to your specifications. All kashrut and dietary restrictions are accommodated, and this constellation of culinary delights includes a personal consultation with Chef Kendall himself. Bon appétit and bonne chance!

Jamie and Harold Kotler
Special Packages
  Item Donor Opening Bid
 the paint bar, newton centre

Raising the Bars
Item 101
Value: $220

• Admission for two to The Paint Bar, Boston's coolest "sip-and-paint" concept bar. Alcohol not included.

• Private beer class and tasting for up to 16 people at the Craft Beer Cellar in Newton Centre.

The Paint Bar
823 Washington St.

Craft Beer Cellar
1243 Centre St. Newton



boston red sox

Take Me Out to the Ballgame (1)
Item 102
Value: $320

Two Field Box tickets, Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers, Saturday, May 17, 2014.

Courtesy of Goulston & Storrs. Donated by Jack Eiferman.



boston red sox

Take Me Out to the Ballgame (2)
Item 103

Value: $400

• Two tickets (Box 78, Row C, Seats 1 and 2), Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles, Sunday, July 6, 2014.

• Baseball autographed by Craig Breslow

Jamie and Harold Kotler and the Boston Red Sox

boston bruins 

The Puck Stops Here
Item 104

Value: $220

Two tickets (Loge 14, Row 13) to a 2014-15 Boston Bruins regular-season game at a mutually agreed upon date.

Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller, MAJS'05, and Dan Miller

kenneth wildes salon 

Go in Style
Item 105
Value: $280

Gift certificate for one haircut at the incomprable Kenneth Wildes Salon in Newton Centre, by stylist-owner Kenneth Wildes himself.

Kenneth Wildes and Ma'ayan Sands

catering by andrew

At Your Service
Item 106
Value: $250

Catered Shabbat dinner for six by Catering by Andrew, New England's favorite full-service caterer.

Catering by Andrew



fire and ice restaurant

Food Four Thought
Item 107
Value: $385

This is the perfect package for the discerning foodie. Luxuriate in four of Greater Boston’s most sumptuous restaurants:

• $100 in gift cards to Fire + Ice in the Back Bay. The magic performed by the chefs around the world’s largest Mongolian grill will delight and excite your senses.

• $100 toward Sunday brunch at Post 390 Restaurant in Boston, where you'll experience chef Eric Brennan’s passion for fresh ingredients and unforgettable flavors.

• $100 gift card to Aquitaine Chestnut Hill, featuring innovative classic French cuisine.

• Dinner for four at Area Four in the heart of Kendall Square. Enjoy products that are raised and harvested locally.

Jim Miller

Michael Krupp

Naomi Dorfman

Post 390 Restaurant, 406 Stuart St., Boston

Aquitaine Chestnut Hill, 11 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill


chocolate bar

Stolen Moments
Item 108
Value: $410

• All-you-can-eat buffet for two at the Café Fleuri Chocolate Bar at The Langham in Boston. Features an array of scrumptious chocolate desserts, including the legendary Langham chocolate croissant bread pudding.

• Four seasonal flower arrangements from Bloomsbury Park Flowers in Newton Centre, which blends European-inspired tradition with contemporary design.

• Crocheted beaded bracelet with fresh water pearls, sterling silver, Swarovski crystal and pink zebra agate. From designer Marjorie Freiman.

The Langham
250 Franklin St.

Bloomsbury Park Flowers
79 Union St.
Newton Centre

Marjorie Freiman


the fireplace restaurant

Fired Up!
Item 109

Value: $300

Four-course meal for four at The Fireplace Restuarant in Brookline, specially prepared by chef and owner Jim Solomon. A celebration of the bounty of the six New England states will be featured. Valid Sunday through Thursday, except holidays. Alcohol and gratuities not included.

Jim Solomon and The Fireplace Restaurant
1634 Beacon St.

achieve fitness with rachel

Fit and Fun
Item 110
Value: $390

• Two certificates for fitness training with certified instructor Rachel Kobey. First certificate is for two two-hour sessions at Kobey's home studio in Framingham. Second certificate is for a one-hour session in your home and a one-hour session at Kobey's home studio. Both certificates good for up to three people.

• $50 gift certificate to Greater Boston Running Company, your one-stop shop for exercise clothing and gear.  

Achieve Fitness With Rachel, Framingham

Greater Boston Running Company
1229 Centre St.


portrait by mike lovett

Say Cheese
Item 111
Value: $400

Portrait sitting with professional photographer Mike Lovett in your home or at a mutually agreed upon venue. A flash drive of all images is provided.

Mike Lovett Photography