Guest at the Gala holds paddle to bid during the live auction


2022 Celebration of Caring Gala Auction 

Take a sneak peek at the incredible auction items for this year's event and get ready to bid!

Live Auction

Top Photo: Cal Poly Football Players stand in a group with helmets raised. Bottom Photo: Cal Poly baseball player Brooks Lee at bat

Cal Poly Athletics Lover’s Dream
Courtesy of Cal Poly Athletics

You and a guest will travel with the Cal Poly Football team to Missoula, Montana on November 4–5, 2022 when the Mustangs take on the Grizzlies of Montana. 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), and two game tickets. But wait, there's more! Be a part of Cal Poly Baseball history, with a framed baseball bat, baseball, and jersey signed by Brooks Lee - the highest draft pick in Major League Baseball history from San Luis Obispo County, going #8 to the Minnesota Twins. You and three guests will also get to enjoy four premium seats at a Cal Poly Baseball Game.

Valid November 4-5, 2022 only. Participants may not be of NCAA recruitable prospect age, which is anyone in grades 9 through 12, or enrolled in a two year college. Must confirm participation 30 days in advance of the trip. Cal Poly Baseball game subject to availability, on a mutually agreed upon date.

Casa Letitgo Belize

Tropical Getaway in Belize for One Week for 8
Courtesy of Dr. Steven & Lee Goodman

Casa Letitgo welcomes you to Belize for a one week stay in a tropical paradise! This new, four bedroom, 3.5 bath home is just steps from the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean and features beautiful indoor and outdoor living spaces. Located on Ambergris Caye Island, this home is 10 miles from San Pedro and 1 mile from the 2nd largest barrier reef. Spend your days lounging on the beach or your private dock or explore the amazing assortment of outdoor activities that Belize has to offer - snorkeling, fishing, hiking, diving, exploring Mayan ruins, and so much more.

Mutually agreed upon date. Excludes Christmas and New Year’s. Must be reserved by 4/1/2024. Airfare and transportation not included.

A bottle of Patrimony wine on a table with appetizers

PATRIMONY VIP Immersion and Paso Robles Inn for 6
Courtesy of PATRIMONY Estates and Paso Robles Inn

This lot is meticulously curated to immerse you in all things PATRIMONY, from the world’s finest terroir to exquisite cuisine – and everything in between. You will receive: A superbly rare magnum of the 100-point 2018 PATRIMONY Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. An exclusive lunch at DAOU Mountain hosted by PATRIMONY Estate Director, Erik Johnson, formerly of The French Laundry, where you and five friends will be treated to a feast of Mediterranean cuisine after you enjoy an incredible estate & vineyard tour and barrel tasting of PATRIMONY Estate’s most exclusive creations. After an amazing day on the estate, you and your friends can relax in comfort at the Paso Robles Inn.

Subject to availability, restrictions may apply. Must be 21 years of age or older.

Cal Poly President's House

Private Dinner at Cal Poly President's Residence for 8
Courtesy of Jeff and Sharon Armstrong

Enjoy an enchanting evening with President & Mrs. Armstrong at their Cal Poly campus residence. Your evening includes transportation, dinner and lively conversation for up to eight guests.

The Office of the President will contact the buyer to schedule.

Wine Locker at Meathead Wine Storage sits with the door open displaying cases of wine inside

Meathead Wine Storage Locker Filled with Luxury Wine
Courtesy of Meathead Wine Storage and many wine donors
Meathead Wine Storage called upon the community to donate wine to #FillThatLocker! As a result, the 3x3x6 temperature and humidity-controlled locker now holds a case of Chateau in the Clouds, a private labeled wine exclusively produced by Bill Harlan at the Napa Valley Reserve. In addition, the locker was filled with over 11 cases from local producers such as Tolosa, Herman Story, Desparada, Laetitia Vineyard & Winery, Biddle Ranch Vineyard, Halter Ranch, Center of Effort and more! And there is still room for your wine - this locker can store up to 30 cases of wine! Schedule your wine club shipments to ship directly to your locker and receive access to your wine 365 days a year with peace of mind service.
Wine locker must be claimed by October 31, 2022. Complimentary lease valid October 2022 – October 2023. Should the winner choose to extend lease past October 2023, a fee of $104 per month will commence. 

Top: Hearst Ranch; Bottom: The Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle

VIP Hearst Ranch Driving Tour & Hearst Castle Swim for 10
Courtesy of Steve & Barbara Hearst and the Hearst Corporation

Start your afternoon on the Hearst Ranch, with a gourmet lunch featuring Hearst Ranch Beef accompanied by Hearst Ranch Wines. Follow that with a guided driving tour through the historic Ranch. During the guided Ranch tour, you will partake in refreshment stops and lovely vistas along the way. The day then elegantly winds up to the Hilltop for your private Hearst Castle Swim in the breathtaking Neptune Pool while you enjoy drinks and appetizers. Truly, a once in a lifetime Day at the Ranch and Castle that you’ll always remember! 

Tour/Swim date to be mutually agreed upon by guests, Hearst Ranch & Hearst Castle. Must be 21 years or older to participate.

49ers players face off again the Buccaneers

Dignity Health Box Seats at a 49ers vs. Buccaneers Game for 6
Courtesy of Dignity Health

You and five friends will head to San Francisco to the Dignity Health Box Suite on December 11th for the Sunday night San Francisco 49ers vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game. This suite includes spectacular views of the field, delicious game day food and drinks, and the company of other cheering fans!

Valid Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 1:25 PM. Transportation and lodging not included.


Biddle Ranch Guest House

Biddle Ranch Vineyard House for 8
Courtesy of Biddle Ranch Vineyard Owners: The Woolpert, Ronca, Fortini and Rawling families

Enjoy the beautiful sweeping views of the Santa Lucia Range from the Vineyard House at Biddle Ranch Vineyard for four couples. Surrounded by 17 acres of Chardonnay and located in the heart of Edna Valley, this luxurious home boasts 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and many beautiful outdoor living spaces. Minutes away from the ocean, downtown San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande and Cal Poly, there is always something to do close by, or you can keep it simple and enjoy the vineyard life. During your stay, you and your friends will enjoy a wine tasting at the Biddle Ranch tasting room, including limited production wines, while taking in the incredible views of the 17 acre Chardonnay vineyard and the Santa Lucia Mountain range.

Stay subject to availability, expires December 31, 2023, $1,000 refundable security deposit required at booking, no events or parties allowed during stay.

Vellano, Italy

Under the Tuscan Sun – Stay at Casa Sansoni for Eight
Courtesy of Sandra Sansoni

A one week stay in a charming, authentic Tuscan home, Casa Sansoni, nestled within a Medieval village, located in Vellano, Italy! Centrally located in Tuscany, the home is the perfect location for day trips to Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Siena and Chianti.  The home boasts four stories, two kitchens, four bedrooms, one sofa bed, three large bathrooms, washer/dryer, living and dining room. There is a central stairwell connecting all four floors and there is NO elevator. In this hilltop village, from the shuttered windows, enjoy beautiful, panoramic vistas of the valley below, of this beautifully restored and updated home, that dates back to 900AD. If you truly want to experience the charm of daily life in an authentic Italian village and away from tourist crowds, under the Tuscan sun, - this is it!

Airfare and transportation not included. Restrictions may apply; mutually agreed upon date. Dates are based upon availability and travel will be for 2024/2025. A rental car is a must to visit Casa Sansoni, in Vellano, Italy. Getting to the house and around Vellano requires moderate physical activity/walking.

Silent Auction Items

You'll also find a range of exciting auction items in our silent auction:

  • Getaway packages: Shaver Lake, Mount Shasta
  • Staycation packages: Cliffs Hotels & Spa, Madonna Inn, Hotel SLO
  • Outdoor adventure and sports packages: Hot air balloon ride, full moon kayaking tour, golf, ziplining, and more
  • Wine lots: Double magnums, signed magnums, cases, and wine from DAOU, Herman Story, Peachy Canyon, Stephen Ross, and more
  • Wine experiences, tasting, and guided tours: Austin Hope, Benom Wines, Calcareous, Claiborne & Churchill, Clos Solene, Linne Calado, McPrice Myers, Soaring Hawk, Torrin, and more
  • Restaurant experiences: Cafe Roma, La Esquina, Old SLO BBQ, Spirit of San Luis
  • One-of-a-kind Experiences:
    • The Kelly Clarkson Show for 2
    • Potsticker Making Class with Dr. Tsao
    • Dinner with the Iftiniuks
    • San Luis Obispo Police Department Chief for a Day
  • Art
  • And much more!