Passion As Pathway… Gala Auction


Passion As Pathway… Gala Auction


Hand-painted animation cel of Frozen’s Snow Queen Elsa, autographed by Idina Menzel, the voice of Queen Elsa

What young child wouldn’t love to have this very special gift? Frozen is one of the most popular animated films of all time, and this one-of-a-kind cel of Snow Queen Elsa is autographed by award-winning actress Idina Menzel, the “voice.”

jackie-bradley-jrFabulous Fenway: Autographed Jackie Bradley, Jr. Jersey, 4 infield grandstand tickets, and the opportunity to watch batting practice from the warning track!

What Red Sox fan wouldn’t love this?

Donated by the Red Sox Organization

Nutcracker4 Orchestra Tickets for the Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” On Sunday, December 11 (Matinee Performance)

Celebrate the Holiday season by attending a performance of the Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” – a real treat for children and adults alike.

The venue is the spectacular Boston Opera House, and these 4 excellent seats are in the Orchestra, 5th row center.

Donated by Tracy and John Atkinson

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1 Week Villa Vacation at Roma Del Mar, Playa Naranjo, Costa Rica

Enjoy 7 nights’ accommodations in a 3 bedroom/2-1/2 bath private villa on Costa Rica’s beautiful Guanacaste Peninsula. The varied topography means you can cruise the cloud forest one day, visit an active volcano the next, and end you day relaxing on a sandy beach. Adrenaline junkies can choose to partake in zip-lining or riding the surf of the Pacific. Airfare not included.

safariExplore South Africa! 7 nights in a private villa at Mabula Private Game Reserve

Experience the magic of a 7- night stay in one of South Africa’s finest private game reserves, with accommodations in a 3-bedroom Safari Lodge unit, sleeping up to 6 people, just 2 hours from Johannesburg. The 30,000 reserve is home to an abundance of animal and bird life, including the “Big 5” (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Cape Buffalo and Black Rhino).  Your stay includes 2 game drives per person per day with a professional Game Ranger and Tracker during each Game Drive.  Airfare not included. Valid for two years, date subject to availability. Non-transferable.

kramer-portraitCustom Portrait by one of New York’s most exclusive photographers – with a night at the Hotel Pierre

Kramer Portraits is known nationally for their formal style of elegant portraiture that is reminiscent of Old Master paintings.  As the winning bidder, you will receive a gift certificate for a 20” Masterpiece Portrait on canvas, with artist hand-painted detailing, to be photographed by Steven Kramer in New York City on your choice of specified dates in 2017.  You may use this for an individual, couple, or family group (up to 8 people).  You will also receive one-night accommodation at the 5-star Hotel Pierre (king-bedded room) so that Kramer Portraits can deliver your proofs the next morning.

Donated by Kramer Portraits

WineInstant Wine Cellar Plus 28-bottle Wine Refrigerator

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

Donated by The Arc of Massachusetts Board of Directors and Friends

ireland1 Week Vacation in Kinsale, Ireland for up to 6 people

Travel to picturesque Kinsale, Ireland for a fabulous 7-night vacation in a private 3-bedroom, waterfront apartment. Kinsale is a world-class destination with an amazing array of choices of golf, dining, and watersports available nearby throughout your stay. Airfare not included; non-transferable; valid for one year from date-of-purchase.


7-Night Stay at St. Simons Island, Georgia Sleeps up to 6 People

Two- bedroom, two-bath ocean front condominium residence at St. Simon Beach Club.

Saturday to Saturday. Available all seasons. subject to availability. Accommodates maximum of 6 people.

Donated by Dick and Edith Frye

St. Simons Island, Georgia St. Simons Island, Georgia

mayo-cape-cod-house1 Week at a Private Cape Cod Vacation Home (Sleeps up to 8 people)

The Cape is lovely any time of the year. Enjoy a 7-night stay at a 3-bedroom, 2 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 ocean. Dates to be arranged. Does not include from mid-June through Labor Day weekend.

Donated By Mary Ellen and Chuck Mayo


  • Lunch for 2 with Shirley Leung, The Boston Globe’s business columnist (Donated by Shirley Leung) Date to be arranged; expires November 16, 2017
  • Round of Golf for 3 at Nashawtuc Country Club, with Lunch (Donated by John Atkinson)
  •  Framed autographed photo of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski “piggy back”
  • Framed autographed photo of Julian Edelman, Super Bowl LXIX
  • Framed dual signed photo of David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia
  • Framed autographed photo of David Ortiz
  • Catered Dinner for 10 people-in your home  Invite friends or family to join you for a special dinner, including appetizers, entree, side dishes, and dessert. You can sit back and relax as a professional chef and server take care of everything. (Beverages not included) (Donated by Boston Catering and Events
  • Framed autographed Star Wars “I am your father” photo, signed by Mark Hamill, James Earl Jones, and David Prowse
  • Harry Potter movie poster, autographed by Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint
  • Round of Golf for 3 a The Country Club, Brookline (Donated By Peter Tallas)
  • 4 Premium Suite Tickets to Bruins vs. New York Islanders day game on January 16, 2017 (Martin Luther King Day)(Donated by State Street Corporation)
  • 8 Hours of Architectural Consultation (Donated by Eck/MacNeely Architects, Boston)
  • Portrait Session for single person or family group, with 11″x 14″ photo (Donated by Tiffany White Photography)
  • Bucket of Cheer!
    Boston Beer Company – the maker of Sam Adams – is considered by many to be the founder of the craft beer phenomenon. Experience what makes Sam Adams one of the best beers in the country. Tour the brewery with 20 of your friends and enjoy an exclusive tasting with a beer maker in the barrel room at their Jamaica Plain facility. Package includes two t-shirts, two hats, opener, pint glasses, and a bottle from their special barrel-aged selection, all in a hammered steel bucket. (Donated by Boston Beer Co.)


  •  Family Fun Bonanza An assortment of family memberships and passes from many outstanding attractions in Greater Boston — and beyond: Appalachian Mountain Club, Plimouth Plantation, Old Sturbridge Village, Strawbery Banke (Portsmouth NH), Gore Place, and Charles River Museum of History and Industry (Donated by the above-named organizations)
  • Hot Air Ballon Ride for 2 people, can be used almost anywhere in the country; certificate is transferable.(Donated by Soaring Adventures America)
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride for 4 people, can be used almost anywhere in the country; certificate is transferable. (Donated by Soaring Adventures America)
  •  Gourmet Food Basket filled with items from Cape Abilities Farm and Store (Donated by Cape Abilites)
  • 10 Hours of Website Development or Design – including WordPress — for a Nonprofit organization or Small Business (Donated by Mark Henderson)
  •  Greater Boston Culture- Lovers Package: 2 tickets to Boston Lyric Opera; Family Membership at the DeCordova Museum; Family Membership at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Donated by Boston Lyric Opera, DeCordova Museum, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum)
  • “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” autographed by author Jeff Kinney. This may be your child’s favorite book- an ideal holiday gift.(Donated by Jeff Kinney)
  •  Weekend for 2 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, with dinner at On The Common (Donated by the Boston Park Plaza Hotel)
  • Gift Certificate from Raquel Gonsalves Photography (Donated by Raquel Gonsalves)
  • Custom-made New England Patriots Stuffed Bear, the perfect gift for that young Patriots fan (Donated by Kit Ryan)
  • 1-hour private aerial arts lesson for 2 people (Donated by Esh Circus Arts)
  • Hand- painted sketch of Wilma Flintstone, autographed by Bill Hanna (Donated by Charity Grow)
  • Fused glass pendant and earrings (Donated by artist Mary Lou Eshelman)
  • Color print of 1880 map of Cape Cod (Donated by Community Heritage Maps)
  • Autographed photos of country/rock stars Jason Aldean and Thomas Rhett (Donated by the Red Sox Organization

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