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VIP Gala Table

VIP Table at the 2019 Gala 

You and seven of your friends will enjoy an incredible evening at the 2019 Celebration of Caring Gala at our special VIP Table. The evening will start as you are shuttled to the event in your private limousine! You will receive complimentary champagne and a special gift for each couple. Your VIP Table will be elaborately decorated to stand out from the crowd. Don’t miss out!

Compliments of French Hospital Medical Center Foundation

Daou Vineyards & Winery

VIP Wine Dinner at DAOU Vineyards for 8

You and seven friends will enjoy stunning views, world-class wine and gourmet food at the spectacular DAOU Vineyards and Winery. The five course dinner provided by an on-site chef will be perfectly paired with award winning wine from renowned winemaker, Daniel Daou. Travel in luxury to this special event in a private limousine.

Compliments of DAOU Vineyards & Winery


Dignity Health Box Seats at a 49ers Game for 6 

You and five friends will head to San Francisco to the Dignity Health Box Suite on October 21st for the Sunday night San Francisco 49ers vs. the Los Angeles Rams game. This suite includes spectacular views of the field, delicious game day food and drinks, and the company of other cheering fans! 

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 5:20pm. 

Compliments of Dignity Health President & CEO Lloyd Dean

Edna Valley Progressive Party for 12

Spend an afternoon and evening enjoying some of the best food, wine and drinks that Edna Valley has to offer, all with your own private transportation! You and eleven friends will start with an exclusive, private wine tasting at Biddle Ranch Vineyards. Sip delicious wines while taking in the views of the valley. Your next stop is Greengate Ranch & Vineyards, where you’ll be treated to a delectable dinner in an incredible setting. Finally, wrap up your evening at the San Luis Obispo Country Club with cocktails and cigars.

Compliments of Biddle Ranch Vineyard, Greengate Ranch & Vineyards, Meathead Movers, and SLO Safe Ride

Cal Poly vs UCSB Men’s Soccer Game Suite for 20 

Gather up to 20 of your friends and watch one of the biggest rivalries in NCAA soccer history - Cal Poly vs. UC Santa Barbara! Enjoy the excitement with the best view in the house from your very own suite on Sunday, September 30. While watching the action on the field, indulge in delicious food and drinks. Also includes six parking passes. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience this sold out, intense match!

Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Cal Poly. 

Compliments of Richard Andrews and Cal Poly Athletics 

One Week at the Overdale Lodge in Montana for up to 8

Enjoy the stunning surroundings of the Overdale Lodge with a seven-day, six-night stay at the Lake House for up to 4 couples near Yaak, Montana. This serene and secluded property is surrounded by national forest, covering 265 acres with a large private lake, ponds and a year-round creek. Nestled in northwest Montana, you’ll experience the rich history and natural beauty of the area, along with an abundance of wildlife. Whether you are looking for peace and relaxation or for outdoor adventures such as hiking, fishing, hunting, kayaking, berry picking or more, you have found it at the Overdale Lodge! 

Compliments of Overdale Lodge

Luxurious Oceanfront Four Seasons Villa in Punta Mita for 3 Nights for 10

Five couples will experience the lap of luxury in this private oceanfront villa in stunning Punta Mita, Mexico. It’s no wonder that many celebrities love to vacation here! This exquisite 13,000 sq. ft. villa sits perched over the ocean, with five lavish master bedrooms, each complete with a full master bathroom and both indoor and outdoor showers. Feel the tropical breeze as you soak in your ocean view infinity pool or lounge on the patio. With two full kitchens, one inside and outside, your dining options are plentiful. You will have two complimentary golf carts to transport you around the resort. Enjoy the onsite swimming pools, a lazy river, fitness center and complimentary equipment for kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, and more. Bring friends or family together for this trip of a lifetime, valued at over $48,000! A once-in-a-lifetime experience! 

Compliments of Frank & Marbella Maldonado


An Italian Escape: A Tuscan Villa for One Week for 10

Enjoy the beauty of Tuscany, Italy with a seven-day, six-night stay at “La Malpensatina” in Radda-in-Chianti in the heart of Tuscany. This 400-year-old stone farmhouse features five bedrooms and four full baths, easily accommodating five couples (children welcome). Stroll through La Malpensatina’s thirty acres of vineyards, enjoy the quaint town of Radda or venture to Sienna and Florence, only 30 minutes to an hour away. The ideal central location to explore all that Tuscany has to offer! 

Compliments of Noreen Martin and Chris Hulburd, MD

Hacienda Del Mar in Cabo San Lucas for One Week for up to 12

Hacienda del Mar welcomes you to Cabo San Lucas with a prime oceanfront location, stunning beaches, immaculate suites, superb dining, and unparalleled service. Your stay includes seven-days and six-nights in the Penthouse Suite, which includes three bedrooms– one king master suite and two bedrooms with two Queen beds each. Further amenities include three bathrooms and a full kitchen, a private Jacuzzi, as well as a living and dining area with a pullout sofa. Comfortably sleeps 10 to 12 people. Don’t miss out on this amazing trip!  

Compliments of Frank & Betsey Kelton

“Hope Gives Us Wings” Original Art Installation

Support the power of healing art for cancer patients in the Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital! This stunning Angel Wings art installation was created by local artist Kathleen McKinnon, a cancer survivor herself. These colorful wings are made in Kathleen’s unique style blending paint with mixed media papers. Her process for creating the wings reflects the layers of emotions experienced during a cancer journey, from diagnosis through survivorship. Following the tradition of other Angel Wings at French Hospital, the winning bidder(s) will be donating this sculpture back to the hospital to be permanently placed in the Hearst Cancer Resource Center, offering healing and comfort to cancer patients and others visiting the Center. The winning bidder(s) generosity will be recognized with a permanent plaque next to the art.

Compliments of Kathleen McKinnon, Harmony Schoolhouse

Cal Poly Football

Travel with Cal Poly Football to Montana for 2

You and a guest will travel with the Cal Poly Football team to Bozeman, Montana on November 2-3, 2018 when the Mustangs take on the Bobcats of Montana State University. Hop onto the ACI Jet Center’s chartered Airbus A319 with the entire Football team and head to Montana for a fun filled two days! Your trip includes round-trip air charter, ground transportation with the team, a one-night hotel stay (one room), two game tickets and an experience you will not forget! 

November 2-3, 2018

Compliments of Cal Poly Athletics



Herman Story VIP Barrel Tasting & Taco Party for 20

Gather 19 of your friends and head to Herman Story Wines in downtown Paso Robles for an exclusive, afterhours VIP barrel tasting with winemaker Russell From. This is a rare opportunity, usually only offered to Russell’s closest friends! Make a party of it with a full taco bar and assorted beverages. You’ll be transported to and from this incredible evening in a private shuttle. Perfect for a birthday, holiday gathering or just an excuse to have a great party with your friends!

Compliments of Herman Story, Meathead Movers and SLO Safe Ride

Shaver Lake Getaway for One Week for up to 8

Shaver Lake, in Central California, awaits you! Spend one week in a beautiful 2,000 square foot, four bedroom, three bath condo that sleeps up to 8 people. This lovely home, located in the Sierra Pines development, is just minutes from Shaver Lake and a short drive to Sierra Summit ski area, China Peak Mountain Resort and Huntington Lake. Make this a summer getaway or a winter ski trip – your choice!

Compliments of Michael and Lori Bickel

2016 “Healing Hearts”  Limited Edition Wine by DAOU Vineyards & Winery

“Healing Hearts” is back with a new vintage! This limited production wine, crafted by renowned winemaker Daniel Daou is a new blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Petit Verdot, created especially for the 2018 Gala.

Compliments of DAOU Vineyards & Winery

Other Exciting Auction Items

Our extensive auction also includes many other incredible items, including:

  • Getaway packages and sports packages
  • Wine experiences and tours
  • Local magnums and wine
  • Gift Baskets of locally made products and more
  • Jewelry
  • And much more!