White Wonderland Auction
The 2013 Holiday Gala Live Auction offers five very unique items. Anything tempting? Get ready to bid high for a GREAT cause! Holiday Gala proceeds will provide important support for the College’s academic and student programs, for our faculty, and for student financial aid. It will insure that we continue to live into our mission of educating students “to be scholars of and contributors to a sustainable world.”
Can’t attend the gala? You may submit an absentee bid – simply submit the absentee bidding form online, e-mail email@example.com, or phone the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 775-881-7589. Details of the absentee bid process are at the bottom of this page and on the online submittal page.
2013 Auction Items
Lake Tahoe Playground
Look no further for some perfect playtime at the lake. Your getaway begins with a two night stay at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe… plus two spa treatments! Combining state-of-the-art treatments with grand-lodge surroundings, the 20,000-square-foot Stillwater Spa features the lake’s most comprehensive menu of services, 16 treatment rooms, and a swim out to the lagoon-style pool.
Enjoy a dinner for two at Lone Eagle Grille, award-winning lakefront dining with classic Tahoe ambiance, shoreline panoramas, and elegant, traditional cuisine. Next get ready for two rounds of golf (up to four persons) at the Mountain Course at Incline Village. Top it all off with an evening at the Big Water Grille, a spectacular dining experience that is sure to be memorable. A perfect Holiday gift for yourself or loved ones.
Complimentary stay is not available in July or during Holiday periods. Expires 7/24/2014. Golf certificates are valid through 2014 golf season only. Big Water Grille dinner valued up to $500.
Donated by Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort & Casino
Incline Village General Improvement District
Big Water Grille
Minimum Bid $1,000
Private Jet Getaway
How many times in your life will you be able to get with five of your friends on a private jet and escape to a secluded haven tucked into a natural cove at the base of Eisenhower Mountain in Indian Wells? Well, now is your chance!
This package includes transportation from Minden, Nevada to Indian Wells, California on a private jet for six people. You will start your stay off with a dose of culture and enjoy two tickets to McCallum Theatre. The 1,127 seat state-of-the-art theatre has recently been host to everyone from Diana Krall to Kathy Griffin, and often stages ballets and musicals. Accommodations are included. Indulge, relax and enjoy!
The jet getaway is available on April 4th or 11th.
Donated by Robin and Robert Holman
Diane and Gerald Wendel
Minimum Bid $7,500
Take a New Audi for a Spin
There is only one way to experience Truth in Engineering: the 2014 Audi Allroad Quattro Tiptronic. The standard features of the Audi Allroad 2.0T Premium include 2.0L I-4 220hp engine intercooled turbo, 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, SIDEGUARD curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 18″ aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, navigation plus with a voice control, and a Quattro all-wheel drive. Put your seatbelts on and get ready for a great ride.
One Year Pre-Paid Lease for fully equipped 2014 Audi Allroad Quattro Tiptronic.
Donated by Audi of Reno Tahoe
Minimum Bid $7,500
Electrifying, Exhilarating, Energizing Music Extravaganza
Treat yourself to a compelling summer destination – Montreal International Jazz Festival. The multicultural and cosmopolitan nature of Montreal is reflected in the festival’s diverse programming, showing a great respect for music, the artists and culture in general. It holds the 2004 Guinness World Record as the world’s largest jazz festival. Every year it features roughly 3,000 artists from 30-odd countries, more than 650 concerts, and welcomes close to 2.5 million visitors.
One couple will enjoy a 3 night stay at the elegant, beautiful, romantic, Four-Diamond Marriott Chateau Champlain and tickets to two events at the Montreal Jazz festival. It will be a journey to you feel like you’re a world away!
This package also includes an evening at the most scenic performance venue in the world – Lake Tahoe’s Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor. Enjoy two premium tickets to this outstanding theatrical event and soak in the scenery while viewing Shakespeare under the stars. In addition you will receive two tickets to the Broadway on the Beach, one of the hottest Tahoe events of the summer.
For sheer emotional impact, there’s nothing like an evening of classical music. The Lake Tahoe SummerFest is a finest emotional and cultural experience.
Montreal International Jazz Festival available between June 26 – July 6, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival available between June 26-29, Lake Tahoe SummerFest and Broadway on the Beach available between July 1- July 30.
Donated by Diane and Gerald Wendel
Minimum Bid $2,500
Hello Cuba: A Taste of Arts, Architecture & Nature in Eight Days
Your special visit to Cuba begins with a welcome dinner in Old Havana, one of the most stunning architecturally designed cities in the world. You will discover the unique Cuban cultural heritage, a set of traditions and memories not showcased in museums but much alive and thriving. You will also explore Cuba’s main art galleries and meet with Cuban contemporary visual artists. You will be exposed to a culture that has been somehow isolated for the last 50 years.
This trip is scheduled for 20 people at $3,500 each.
- Exploring Old Havana: visit to Finca Vigia, guided tour around Cjimar fishing village, visit to Taller Experimental de Grafica, Scale Model of Old Havana and private meeting with Miguel Coyula, walking tour of Old Havana
- Havana: tour of Higher Institute of Art, lunch hosted by Jose Fuster, panoramic tour of Modern Havana
- Havana – Vinales Valley: visit the Cueva del Indio, meet with local farmers sharing secrets of growing the best tabacco, Visit Mural de la Prehistoria, Carmen and Caridad Miranda’s botanical garden
- Vinales – Havana – Cienfuegos: visit Vivero Organoponico Alamar, most successful urban organic farms, accommodation at Jagua Hotel raising over the water of Cienfuegos Bay
- Cienfuegos – Trinidad: tour of Cienfuegos Historical Center, visit Galeria de Arte Maroya
- Trinidad de Cuba: tour of Trinidad’s Historical Center, visit Architecture Museum, Museo Municipal de Historia
- Trinidad – Topes de Collantes-Havana: visit Topes de Collantes National Park in Escambray, Hacienda Codina, farewell dinner at El Aljibe
Included in Cost:
- 4 star accommodations as listed in the itinerary
- 20 meals as indicated in the itinerary with 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 6 dinners
- Luxury air-conditioned coach transportation
- All activities as described in the itinerary
- Cuban English-speaking guide and translator throughout the program
- Official Asistur Cuban health insurance coverage
- International airfare from Miami or Cancun to and from Cuba
The tour is scheduled for May 1- May 11, 2014. It does not including accommodation in Cancun or Miami, does not include airfare to and from Miami or Cancun.
Packaged by Janet Pahl and Authentic Cuba Travel
No Minimum Bid, this trip is priced at $3,500 per person
Absentee Bid Rules
Your bid will be a confidential Proxy bid. An individual staff member will bid for you – as if you were in the crowd bidding for yourself. The attending bidders will open the bidding process and our staff will then bid for you in the same increments that the attending bidders raise. You may bid with confidence leaving the maximum bid you are willing to pay for the item. We will buy that item for you at the best price possible. If your absentee bid is the high bid at the fall of the hammer, you will pay the last bid is on that item. We will not enter your bid as an opening bid and will not raise the bid to your high bid unless bidding increments reach that amount.
All absentee bids must be received by 12 pm on Friday, December 6, 2013. If there are two identical bids placed on the same item, priority will be given to the first bid received.
All bids will be made in increments as follows:
$500- $1,000. . . . .$50
$1,000-$2,000. . . . .$100
$2,000-$5,000. . . . .$250
$5,000-$10,000. . . . .$500
$10,000 +. . . . . Auctioneer’s discretion
Bid increments listed are a general guideline. Actual increments are at the auctioneer’s discretion. If a bid is left that does not comply with the stipulated increments, the auctioneer has the right to round your bid to the next increment. The auctioneer will execute your absentee bid competitively, up to the maximum amount you have indicated, as the live auction is taking place.
All items must be paid in full within two (2) weeks of the date of the sale. We accept: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX personal checks, wire transfers, cash, and stock transfer. Make checks payable to: Sierra Nevada College. Call 775-881-7589 to pay your invoice by phone.