2015-2016 Greater Washington Region Heart Ball
National Geographic Parks Expedition
Join National Geographic to explore two of America's greatest natural treasures: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Led by Nat Geo experts, discover Yellowstone's wilderness and geothermal wonders, and venture into magnificent valleys to spot bison, bears, elk, eagles, and coyotes. Peer into the yawning abyss of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and witness Old Faithful's thrilling eruptions. Then head south to the awesomely jagged peaks of the Teton Range. Go on a ranger-led hike in a glacial valley, raft down the wildlife-rich Snake River, and cruise the emerald waters of Jenny Lake. This amazing, 8-day all-inclusive package also includes round-trip flights provided by Delta Air Lines and is valid for travel in 2016 and 2017.
Donated by National Geographic Expeditions & Delta Air Lines, Inc.
South African Adventure
Enjoy 3-nights on safari in Kruger National Park. This exclusive concession is a richly diverse habitat, teeming with game, beneath endless African skies and is especially well-known for the concentration of the Big 5 and four particularly formidable prides of lions. Your stay includes: luxurious accommodations with spectacular views and a private deck, all meals, all beverages, twice daily open Land Rover safaris, walking safaris, mountain biking safaris (accompanied by experienced guides and trackers), return road transfers between airstrip and the lodges and laundry service. The adventure continues with a three night stay at One&Only Cape Town, an urban chic waterfront resort in the heart of the picturesque Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. You can relax knowing all arrangements are being handled by local travel advisor, Giltedge. Package includes roundtrip business-class airfare for two to Cape Town.
Donated by Singita, One&Only Cape Town, Giltedge, & Delta Air Lines, Inc.
NFL Today on CBS Experience
Calling all football fanatics! Four lucky guests will visit the New York City set of "The NFL Today on CBS" during the football season to view a live Sunday taping of the show, including a photograph with the cast of broadcasting, coaching, and playing legends: James Brown, Tony Gonzalez, Bill Cowher, Bart Scott, and Boomer Esiason. Enjoy a $300 dining experience at any of the 20 Patina Restaurant Group locations in NYC.
Donated by James Brown & CBS Sports & News and Patina Restaurant Group
Miami Luxury Getaway
Enjoy the ultimate luxury getaway in The Sun and Fun Capital of the World! Two guests will enjoy three nights in a deluxe guest room at the Mandarin Oriental Miami and roundtrip airfare for two, as well as a fabulous dinner at La Mar, featuring the acclaimed Peruvian cuisine of celebrity chef Gaston Acurio and views of the Biscayne Bay. Cap off the trip with the Mandarin Spa's 1-hour "Time Ritual" spa treatments.
Donated by Mandarin Oriental Miami & Delta Air Lines, Inc.
5 Hours on a Private Jet
Calling all jet-setters! Enjoy 5-hours in the surreal luxury of your very own Falcon 50 private jet. This privately owned jet seats up to 9 passengers, is world-wide capable, includes an entertainment system, on-board WiFi, private lavatory, and more. Let this blissful experience be the beginning and end to an unforgettable getaway!
Donated by Anonymous
Jamaica Island Vacation for Eight
Travel to Jamaica and enjoy a one-week opulent Caribbean vacation for eight at the exclusive Tryall Resort, Golf and Tennis Club. Your beautifully furnished villa includes a chef, maid and laundry services, a large pool and patio. Bask in Jamaica’s warm sun and gentle breezes!
Donated by Joan Curtis
Inn at Little Washington Dining Package
Dining at the Inn at Little Washington has been likened to a performance with the guest always playing the star role. The New York Times called it “the most magnificent inn I’ve ever seen, in this country or Europe, where I had the most fantastic meal of my life.” Chef Patrick O'Connell’s approach to cooking, while paying homage to the lawmakers of Classical French Cuisine, reflects a belief in “the cuisine of today,” healthy, eclectic, imaginative, unrestricted by ethnic boundaries and always growing. Enjoy a weeknight dinner for two along with wine pairings, and a signed copy of Chef O’Connell’s newest book, Magnificent Obsession.
Donated by Inn at Little Washington
Two Year-long Memberships to Inova VIP360
Inova VIP360 Concierge Medicine Program is Northern Virginia's premiere service of its kind, offering personalized care and access to world-class physicians. With the lowest patient/doctor ratio in Northern Virginia, they offer same-day or next day appointments, access to a physician 24/7, and enhanced access to specialists. Extensive genetic testing is available to help predictive and preventative action, in addition to a personal wellness plan based on medical, nutrition and fitness needs. Inova VIP360 provides trainers, nutritionists, and coaches to enhance wellness and prevent illness.
Donated by Inova VIP360
Riviera Maya All-Inclusive Retreat
Voted one of Conde Nast Traveler´s Top 100 Hotels in the world, El Dorado Royale, a Spa Resort is an exclusive destination surrounded by the dreamy landscape of Riviera Maya. Let yourself be pampered for four nights by the unparalleled Gourmet Inclusive concept: gourmet dishes at its seven à la carte restaurants, premium beverages at its 13 bars, private Jacuzzi in the suites, a spa with luxurious services for couples, personalized service, nightclub and 13 swimming pools. The perfect romantic getaway!
Donated by El Dorado Royale
Dinner for Four at Oyamel and Zatinya
You’ll enjoy international cuisine for four people at Oyamel and Zatinya, the fabulous DC restaurants showcasing the talents of James Beard Award-winning Chef/Owner José Andrés. You’ll dine on modern Mexican food at Oyamel and contemporary Greek, Turkish and Lebanese dishes served mezze style at Zatinya. Both dinners include the Master Sommelier's selection of two bottles of paired wine.
Donated by Think Food Group by Jose Andres
Two VIP Tickets to The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Don't miss your chance to be a VIP at The Daily Show with new host Trevor Noah! The Daily Show is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning program that looks at the day's top headlines through a sharp, reality-based lens. Along with the help of The Best News Team Ever, Trevor Noah covers the biggest news stories in politics, pop culture and more. Join The Daily Show audience with two VIP tickets and laugh your socks off.
Donated by The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Dinner for Two and Overnight Stay at 1804
A magnificent and historic Virginia estate, Barboursville Vineyards is a must-see, must-taste stop on any Monticello Wine Trail excursion. Only eight miles from James Madison's home, Montpelier, and an easy trek from Charlottesville, Barboursville Vineyards represents the best of Virginia wine country. This auction package includes a Friday night stay at the lovely 1804 Inn, with a four-course dinner for two at Palladio Restaurant.
Donate by Barboursville Vineyards
Tory Burch Robinson Mini Double Zip Tote
Rendered in rich saffiano leather in Tiger's Eye Brown with an optional crossbody strap, this structured, small-scale Tory Burch tote is a carry-wherever classic.
Donated by Neiman Marcus
Two Night Stay at The Addy Sea Bed & Breakfast in Bethany Beach
Rated by Washington Magazine as "Best at the Beach," a trip to The Addy Sea is a journey back in time to an era ofelegance. The wraparound veranda overlooking the ocean, with its oversized rockers, envelopes guests. Enjoy two nights at this quiet oceanfront paradise, including a full gourmet breakfast and afternoon tea, with the restaurants and shops of Bethany only five short blocks away.
Donated by The Addy Sea
Week-long Mountain Retreat in Deep Creek, MD
Your very own mountain retreat with recently renovated kitchen and couple's soaking tubs! Spend one exhilarating week at Boulder Ridge, Deep Creek, Maryland. Bask in the beautiful mountain top house at Deep Creek Lake with a group of your closest friends. This five bedroom house includes a spa with two whirlpool tubs, steam, and sauna. This is a fabulous spring, summer, and fall getaway for boating, fishing, hiking, mountain coasting, and kayaking.
Donated by David and Elisabeth Cohen
$1,000 Towards Your Tom James Suit or Sport Coat Outfit
Tom James is the world's largest manufacturer and retailer of custom clothing. Your custom clothing should reflect your personal style, from the fit, to the fabric, to the details. To help define your style, they will meet with you, on the luxury of your own schedule, in your home or office. Tom James's goal is to learn more about you, to better advise you on clothing that will make an impact and help define your style. Certificate for use with Sarah Slaper only.
Donated by Auction Committee Member, Sarah Slaper
7-Night Stay for a Family of Four at Any Vida Mexico Resort