2019 Gala Live Auction

True Taste of Italy

Prepare for your luxurious Italian vacation with dinner for two and an "Abruzzo, Italy experience" at Lucia Ristorante in the North End.  Jet away to Italy and experience the breathtaking scenery and remote city of Sulmona. You and a guest will stay at B&B Sei Stelle overlooking one of the largest piazzas in Italy.  The owners have promised a few extra surprises during your stay. Once you are here you will be able to appreciate the Roman, Medieval, Baroque and modern history & architecture of this town. Enjoy the cobblestone streets with exceptional eateries, bars, and shops.  Take a day trip to enjoy Rome with a private guided food tour and tasting. Discover artisan shops, farmers markets, and taste pizza, fried zucchini flowers, and seasonal Roman specialties. This is the full Italian immersive experience!

Package includes:

  • Dinner for 2 at Lucia Ristorante in North End, Boston
  • One-week stay for 2 at Sei Stelle Bed & Breakfast in Sulmona, Italy
  • $500 American Express gift card
  • A 3.5 hr "Taste of Secret Rome" food tour for 2 in Rome, Italy
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Private Dinner Party at Tuscan Kitchen

You and seven of your friends are invited to experience artisan Italian cuisine at Tuscan Kitchen in the Seaport.  Every course will be prepared by hand in-house and served with extraordinary, complementary wines. Try homemade pasta, fresh baked breads, and delicious desserts.  Owner Joe Faro, having extensively traveled throughout Italy, shares his experience of diverse culinary styles and regional wines. Tuscan Kitchen will transport you and your friends to Italy with the experience of true regional, artisan Italian cuisine!

Package includes: Tuscan Kitchen Chef's Dinner for 8 with wine


Private Fishing Excursion

Enjoy a day fishing Cape Cod Bay on the 50-foot Susan Nancy.  Catch a variety of saltwater fish including bass, fluke, cod, pollack, haddock, and tuna. The Susan Nancy is a spacious, comfortable, and fully equipped vessel with air conditioned helm and lounges so you can fish in comfort and style. You and your friends can sit back and enjoy a cold beer and a fully catered lunch.  Fishing excursions leave from a private marina on the Parker River in South Yarmouth MA. You’ll catch fish and have memories to last a lifetime!

Package includes:

  • A Day of Sportfishing for 6
  • 2 cases of Sam Adams beer
  • Lunch for 6 by Capers Catering

Donated by: A. A. Will Corporation, The Boston Beer Company, Capers Catering

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Viva Italia

Eat well, laugh often, and love much during your weeklong stay for two in picturesque Gittana, Italy, nestled in landscaped mountains with a breathtaking view over Lake Como. An upscale retreat known for its dramatic scenery, the lake’s deep blue waters are set against the foothills of the Alps. Enjoy two dinners for two, and return stateside with your increased culinary prowess, all provided by Ristorante Il Caminetto. $1,000 Visa gift card included for travel expenses.

Package includes:

  • 1 week stay for 2 in Gittanna, Italy
  • $1,000 gift card

Parameters: date to be mutually agreed upon, May-November 2019.

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Thanksgiving in the Big Apple

Whisk three friends away for an unforgettable trip to Manhattan.  Stay for four nights at a posh Upper West Side two-bedroom apartment.  You’ll be dining in-style at two gourmet Italian restaurants throughout the weekend.  Attend the nationally televised Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® featuring the best of America's High School and College marching bands, dazzling floats, our world-famous giant balloons and, of course, the one and only Santa Claus. You and your friends will be sitting front and center to see this magnificent spectacle march on by!

Package includes:

  • 4 Central Park West Uptown Grandstand Tickets to the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®
  • A 4-night stay in a 2-bedroom apartment in the Upper West Side
  • $200 gift card to Babbo Entoteca
  • $100 gift card to Amelie Wine Bar


A turkey float gets underway during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan,New York, U.S., November 22, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid - HP1EEBM137Y24