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2022 Auction Items2022-07-18T09:49:27-04:00
  • Includes 11 day/10 night cruise, all meals on board, open bar, excursions and shore landings, 1 hotel night in Buenos Aires, round-trip flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia, transfers. Shore excursions, zodiac outings, expedition team, polar parka, and boot rental is also included. *To be used between November 30 and December 11, 2022. Other dates are an option depending on availability. Explore to Inspire Antarctica: it is a place that transcends superlatives. Immense, grandiose, mysterious, the White Continent fascinates. The leader in expeditions and expert of the polar zones, PONANT offers you the chance to make your dream of adventure come true, with the responsible approach for which we are known. Once on board, you are free to experience the adventure with complete peace of mind. Everything is included: fast and secure zodiac outings and landings, activities, expert lectures, as well as parkas and boot rental. A Sampling of Highlights from a PONANT Antarctic Cruise
    • Outings and shore visits in a zodiac inflatable craft with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
    • The landscapes: imposing glaciers, drifting icebergs, thick pack ice, steep cliffs and tall, snow-covered mountains.
    • The wildlife: humpback whales, orcas, gentoo penguins and Weddell seals.
    • Opportunities for kayaking, hiking, and exploration ashore.
    L’Austral: Your cocoon of luxury in the polar world The elegant L’Austral, with 132 staterooms and suites, perpetuates the PONANT philosophy: a small capacity yacht perfect for fostering camaraderie, a unique atmosphere, and a subtle combination of luxury, privacy, and well-being. Designed in France and built in Italy, L’Austral boasts an elegantly understated aesthetic with European sensibility and craftsmanship. The staterooms and suites feature panoramic sea views, and 95% have a balcony. Guests’ comfort is the special responsibility of the impeccably trained staff, whose discreet yet attentive service has become legendary among discriminating travelers. Life aboard is relaxed and refined, capturing the best of the French art of living well, and an air of quiet sophistication enhances the unique experience of feeling one is aboard a private yacht. Ponant and Antarctica excursions may require prior medical evaluation, medical and emergency evacuation insurance, and travel insurance. For additional information, please contact Amalia Ciprijan at aciprijan@ponant.com. Should this travel be canceled, postponed, delayed, or rescheduled due to force majeure (i.e. weather, act of God, state of war, terrorism, strike, pandemic, etc.) or any other condition beyond reasonable control, the purchase will be honored, per the experience provider, on a extended redemption window, and the winner will be expected to either attend or transfer the purchase accordingly. No cash refunds will be issued. Generously donated by: PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions
  • Three night stay in an Ocean Pavillion with daily breakfast included. Basking on the secluded shores of an 18,000-acre nature reserve, Amanyara’s lush tropical pavilions overlook half a mile of white sand beaches and the turquoise waters of Providenciales' North West Point Marine National Park. A retreat for all ages, the resort offers restorative wellness retreats and endless possibilities for discovery above and below the waves. Poised between the pristine reefs of North West Point Marine National Park and swathes of tropical forest, Amanyara is a gateway to extraordinary expeditions on land or by sea. From horseback rides on the sand and kiteboarding along the coastline to nature hikes and scuba safaris, these island shores offer all flavors of adventure. Dovetailing with the dramatic Providenciales scenery, Amanyara’s Pavilions are nestled in coastal vegetation, overlooking ponds or peaceful beaches of Northwest Point Marine Reserve. Overhanging eaves shade terraces on three sides of each Pavilion, accessed via floor-to-ceiling glass doors with some opening out onto private pools. The resort’s three to six bedroom Villas offer consummate privacy with rooms set around a black infinity pool, overlooking reflective ponds and gardens or ocean views and serviced by personal chefs and housekeepers. Valid for travel:
    • September 13 to November 18, 2022
    • December 1 to 15, 2022
    • April 20 to September 13, 2023
    The certificate is subject to availability and blackouts include holiday weekends. Should be booked 30 days or less prior to travel. Should this travel be canceled, postponed, delayed, or rescheduled due to force majeure (i.e. weather, act of God, state of war, terrorism, strike, pandemic, etc.) or any other condition beyond reasonable control, the purchase will be honored, per the experience provider, on a extended redemption window, and the winner will be expected to either attend or transfer the purchase accordingly. No cash refunds will be issued. Generously donated by Amanyara Turks and Caicos
  • 3-night stay in a newly-imagined ocean view room with breakfast for two daily, as well as a dining experience for two people at Fuego y Mar. A member of the Florida green-lodging program, the Ritz Carlton South Beach pays tribute to the vibrant culture, history, and glamour of Miami. This item also includes round-trip air for two from anywhere in the US to the Miami area. A Miami Landmark Reimagined Inspired by its 1950s Art Deco building, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach offers an elevated expression of Miami glamour. After a complete transformation, the oceanfront resort pays tribute to the city’s culture and history with its collection of luxury amenities.
    • Alfresco dining at the oceanfront DiLido Beach Club
    • Outdoor pool with ocean view and private cabanas
    • More than 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting space
    • Oceanfront, outdoor wedding venues
    • Rooms and suites overlooking the ocean, pool or South Beach
    With a palette of ocean blue, warm gold and rich coffee, hotel rooms and suites at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach draw inspiration from Miami Beach. Enjoy spacious layouts, luxe bathrooms with standalone tubs and city and ocean views, while the Club Level offers lounge access and exclusive services. Fuego Y Mar Flavors from Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela and Colombia come together at this pool- and ocean-view restaurant where fresh ingredients are prepared over an open flame.
    • To be used before 08/01/2023, no black out dates apply.
    Should this travel be canceled, postponed, delayed, or rescheduled due to force majeure (i.e. weather, act of God, state of war, terrorism, strike, pandemic, etc.) or any other condition beyond reasonable control, the purchase will be honored, per the experience provider, on a extended redemption window, and the winner will be expected to either attend or transfer the purchase accordingly. No cash refunds will be issued. Generously donated by Maritz Global Events and The Ritz Carlton South Beach
  • Spend a week in a 3 Bedroom mountain condo, steps away from the slopes of one of Colorado's most majestic mountains. Stay includes a private, catered dinner at Hallam Lake hosted by the Aspen Institute for Environmental Studies and a private tour of Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies. Aspen is a recreational, social and cultural mecca for people from all around the globe. It's celebrated for many things including world-class skiing and snowboarding, acclaimed cuisine and one-of-a-kind shopping. The four local "super quartet" of mountains: Aspen, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk will make any ski lover giddy for a lifetime. The Ritz-Carlton Club, Aspen Highlands sits at the foot of a 12,500 ft. mountain with stunning views and 125 trails. This ski-in/ski-out village is surrounded by intermedium and advanced ski terrains and includes the legendary "Highland Bowl." Grow accustomed to your ski valet greeting you each day, or pursue pure relaxation and renewal in our pool areas or at the well-appointed spa and fitness center. With a special mix of authentic Western ambience and renowned Ritz-Carlton service, Aspen Highlands is a place that visitors return to again and again. The Ritz-Carlton Club, Aspen Highlands is located 5 minutes from the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport, 20 minutes from Snowmass, 2 hours from Vail and Vail/Eagle Airport and 4 hours from Denver. *To be used September 9-12, 2023. Should this travel be canceled, postponed, delayed, or rescheduled due to force majeure (i.e. weather, act of God, state of war, terrorism, strike, pandemic, etc.) or any other condition beyond reasonable control, the purchase will be honored, per the experience provider, on a extended redemption window, and the winner will be expected to either attend or transfer the purchase accordingly. No cash refunds will be issued. Generously Donated by Leslie and Robert Zemeckis.
  • 7 night stay for two at the regenerative Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort in Belize. Nestled between the Caribbean Sea and Maya Mountains, Hamanasi is an award winning eco beach resort specializing in romance, adventure & excellent customer service. Stay includes room of your choice, daily breakfast and a snorkeling trip to the Barrier Reef. Explore 30+ adventures including diving, Mayan ruins and birding. About Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort in Belize
    Nestled between the lush Maya Mountains and the turquoise Caribbean Sea, Hamanasi is a special place from which you can explore the best of Belize on and offshore. A secluded, intimate boutique resort located on the beach south of Hopkins, Hamanasi sits on hundreds of feet of Caribbean Sea beachfront surrounded by tropical flora on the finest stretch of beach in Belize. With a short flight from Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Miami, New York, Panama City, Toronto or San Salvador you may let the warm tropical breezes melt away your hectic life for the laid back pace of Belize!
    Your daily adventures will begin and end in the casual elegance of Hamanasi Dive & Adventure Resort where our friendly staff with greet you with warm smiles and attentive service. Unwind in spacious, comfortable accommodations with a casually elegant décor featuring handcrafted hardwood furnishings and Central American folk art.  Sleep amidst the jungle canopy in our private treehouses or enjoy the breathtaking ocean views from beachfront rooms.
    You’ll be able to kick back and soak in the ocean air on the veranda of our Great House, reminiscent of a plantation home, which is the heart of all activity. Inside you will find the lobby, reception, gift shop, restaurant, library and bar. For incredible panoramic views of the Caribbean and the Maya Mountains climb to the Lookout on top of the Great House — perfect for sunrise and sunset! Lounge beside our freshwater infinity pool with a tropical cocktail and  a good book.  Beach chairs, hammocks and beach towels are provided.  If you prefer to take your swim in the warm Caribbean waters, it’s just steps away.
    *Available in shoulder and low seasons (roughly May through October) 2022 and 2023. Should this travel be canceled, postponed, delayed, or rescheduled due to force majeure (i.e. weather, act of God, state of war, terrorism, strike, pandemic, etc.) or any other condition beyond reasonable control, the purchase will be honored, per the experience provider, on a extended redemption window, and the winner will be expected to either attend or transfer the purchase accordingly. No cash refunds will be issued. Generously donated by Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort, Belize
  • Discover the ecological jewel of Seychelles, the coral-fringed beaches and the massive granite rocks of the private-island home to Six Senses Zil Pasyon. Soak in the glorious views of the Indian Ocean contrasted by the lush greenery of Félicité island from the privacy of our private pool villa and enjoy the personalized #OutOfTheOrdinary experiences. Inclusions:
    • Five (5) night stay for two people in a Panorama Pool Villa, including breakfast
    • Complimentary 60-minutes signature spa treatment for two people
    • Complimentary Sunset Top Hill experience
    • Complimentary private BBQ dinner on the beach
    • Complimentary guided hike to Top Hill or guided kayak to Coco Island
    • Complimentary a half-day experience with the Marine Biologist, including snorkeling and sea turtle talk
    Please note that the following blackout periods apply:
    • December 21, 2022, to January 7, 2023
    • April 1 to 14, 2023
    Should this travel be canceled, postponed, delayed, or rescheduled due to force majeure (i.e. weather, act of God, state of war, terrorism, strike, pandemic, etc.) or any other condition beyond reasonable control, the purchase will be honored, per the experience provider, on a extended redemption window, and the winner will be expected to either attend or transfer the purchase accordingly. No cash refunds will be issued. Generously donated by Six Senses Zil Pasyon
  • Enjoy lunch for you and a guest with Award winning actor, activist and Oceana Board Chair, Sam Waterston at an exclusive restaurant.  About Sam Waterston:  Actor, producer, and director Sam Waterston. Waterston is known for his work in theater, television and film. Waterston started his career in theater on the New York stage, appearing in multiple revivals of Shakespeare.  He has been nominated for multiple Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, British Academy Film Awards, and Emmy Awards, having starred in over 80 film and television productions during his decades long career. He has starred alongside Katharine Hepburn, Walter Matthau, Robert Redford and Meryl Streep.  He is perhaps most known for his iconic starring role as Jack McCoy on the NBC television series Law & Order (1994–2010), for which he received a Screen Actors Guild Award along with Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award nominations. He also portrayed Abraham Lincoln in the miniseries Lincoln (1988).  He currently stars in the Netflix comedy series Grace and Frankie with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Martin Sheen. 
    • Valid for 2 people.
    • Participant must be at least 18.
    • This is a private meet and greet.
    • The winner may take a photo.
    • To be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon date.
    • Will take place at a mutually agreed upon location.
    • Subject to the show’s schedule
    • Cannot be resold or re-auctioned.
    • Cannot be transferred.
    • Travel and accommodations are not included.
    Value: Priceless  Generously donated by Sam Waterston 
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