2018 Gala Auction

Enjoy this sneak peek at some of the exciting items
and experiences we will be auctioning this year!


Download the full listing of live and silent auction items as a PDF.


Have Your Name as a Character in a Book by Dennis Lehane!

Have your name immortalized in a book by noted writer Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River, Shutter Island, and many other best-selling novels, many of which are set in Boston and have been adapted into award-winning films. The winning bidder’s name will be used for a character in one of Lehane’s forthcoming novels. This is a truly priceless, once in a lifetime experience.

Game of Thrones Vacation in Beautiful Croatia

Enjoy 7 nights’ accommodations in a 2-bedroom/2-bath private apartment in historic Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage city on the Adriatic, known for its distinctive Old Town. Much of Game of Thrones was filmed here, and your vacation includes two tours. You can also visit the neighboring city of Split, where Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace is a focal point. Airfare not included. Dates to be arranged. Offered by WOW Lifetime Experiences.

Attend a Meeting of The Boston Globe’s Editorial Board and Have Lunch with Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist Joan Vennochi

The winning bidder and a guest will have lunch with Vennochi, a leading journalist at The Globe, reporting on city, state, and national issues, and have the rare opportunity to sit in (off-the-record) on a meeting of The Globe’s Editorial Board.

A Day on Capitol Hill with Executive Director of The Arc of Massachusetts, Leo Sarkissian

This is an exclusive opportunity to visit Capitol Hill with The Arc of Massachusetts’ Executive Director, Leo Sarkissian, and meet with a key member of The Arc of the United States legislative team. Visit with a legislator or senior staff will be arranged, based on date of the trip. Air transportation and lunch are included. Date to be mutually arranged.

One-week Romantic Getaway to Paris

Enjoy accommodations for seven nights in a beautiful, centrally-located one-bedroom/one-bath private apartment in Paris. You’ll have easy access to the city’s historic sights, museums, fine restaurants, and shops – as well as the opportunity to take day trips to some of France’s most iconic destinations. Airfare not included. Dates to be arranged. Offered by WOW Lifetime Experiences.

One-week Stay at a Private Cape Cod Vacation Home (Sleeps up to 8 People)

The Cape is lovely all year round. Enjoy a seven-night stay in a three-bedroom, two-bath home on a quiet, dead-end street in Harwich. You can walk to the Bike Trail. Central air, internet, TV, DVD, short drive to freshwater ponds and the ocean. Dates to be arranged. Does not include from June through Labor Day weekend. Donated by Mary Ellen and Chuck Mayo.

Instant Wine Cellar Plus 28-bottle Wine Refrigerator

Here’s your opportunity to create your own collection of fine wines, thanks to the generosity of members of The Arc of Massachusetts Board and staff. Wines have been specially selected and include a variety of excellent vintages. This item comes with your very own 28-bottle wine refrigerator!

Framed Photograph of Sakonnet Point Lighthouse by Jonathan Huggon

24-year-old Jonathan, who has cerebral palsy, truly has a gift for photography. Although he is quadriplegic, nonverbal, and dependent upon a wheelchair and personal care assistants, he lets nothing come between him and his plan for achieving his dreams. Through the use of his self-operated adaptive camera, Jonathan has been able to take ownership of his creative drive. He soon began to receive orders from employees at City Hall, where he volunteers. Ever since, sales have increased, allowing him to become self-employed. His business is aptly named All Things Possible.

Luxury Studio Portrait of an Individual, Couple, or Family

Award-winning portraitist Mallory Parkington will create a stunning portrait of your family at our studio based in Portsmouth. Coupled with your most elegant wardrobe, this unique artwork may be of your family, a couple, or an individual. This signature 14” canvas of your family will become one of your most treasured heirlooms. Donated by Mallory Portraits.

Enjoy a Delightful One-week Family Vacation in a Private Home Near Yosemite National Park

Enjoy accommodations for seven nights for up to six people in a three-bedroom/two-bath private home in the gated community of Pine Mountain Lake in Groveland, California, just a short drive to Yosemite National Park. Lots of activities for the entire family, including golf, water sports, horseback riding, hiking, and more. Groveland is a picturesque “Wild West” town with restaurants, cafes, antique stores, and boutiques. Airfare not included. Dates to be arranged.  Offered by WOW Lifetime Experiences.

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