ShowCAIS Live Auction Items 2021

If you wish to absentee bid for any of our Live Auction items, contact Director of Advancement Pamela Winthrop at


Blue Angels

Blue Angels Adventure

Set sail this Fleet Week! Gather your friends and board the “Ry Whitt,” a 41-foot Jeanneau 409 yacht, for a spectacular full day of sailing on the Bay. You’ll have a prime spot to view all of the amazing Blue Angels stunts while enjoying lunch, snacks, and wine. Two families can take in the Fleet Week air show from the perfect vantage on the water while enjoying a day sail and lunch on a private yacht. Accommodates six guests (or eight, if two are children).


Generously donated by Alexander Pugh and Ingrid Paulson


Kristina Compton

In-Home Dinner for 6 with Chef Kristina Compton

Enjoy an exclusive in-home private dinner for six, featuring six courses and wine pairings, from chef Kristina Compton, founder of soon to launch brunch hotspot Hilda and Jesse, which was named as one of the Bay Area’s Best New Pop-Ups of 2019 by Soleil Ho of the San Francisco Chronicle. Formerly the Executive Sous Chef at 3-Michelin Star restaurant Atelier Crenn, Compton has also served as Sous Chef at Haven and Plum in Oakland, as well as Range and Mosu in San Francisco, and as Chef de Cuisine at Avery in San Francisco. This dinner can accommodate vegetarians.  




Lake Tahoe Slopeside Stay

Unwind with a six day, five night Lake Tahoe getaway at one of the Ritz-Carlton’s two bedroom ski-in/ski-out luxury cottages. The cottage can accommodate six guests and features two master suites, one with a king bed and one with two double beds; scenic mountain views; two and a half bathrooms (which include a soaking tub); a fully equipped kitchen including a Sub Zero wine chiller, Miele espresso machine, and a Wolf range; a gas fireplace; and a balcony overlooking the resort and the mountains. This experience includes access to all of the resort’s amenities, including a ski concierge service; full access to the Spa’s relaxation area, which includes a steam room, dry sauna, Whirlpool tub, and an outdoor heated lap pool; 24-hour Fitness Center access; and twice daily housekeeping service. Book by June 2021 to ensure winter break or February 2022 break availability.


Generously donated by Steve Chiang and Sandy Lin-Chiang


Homemade Sponge Cake by Linda Vann-Adibé

A homemade dessert by a faculty member is one of the most beloved ShowCAIS traditions! This year’s dessert will be a two-layer English Victoria Sponge Cake with whipped cream, strawberries, and strawberry jam in the middle, handcrafted by Director of Admissions Linda Vann-Adibé, with assistance from her son Kai ’17.  


Generously baked by Director of Admissions Linda Vann-Adibé and Kai Vann-Adibé ‘17


Carneros Resort Getaway  

Relax and unwind for a 4 day/3 night stay in a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom cottage featuring a full kitchen and outdoor spa at Carneros Resort, a perfect blend of old world ambiance, country charm, modern design, and luxury in the heart of wine country. Resort amenities include three restaurants, room service, daily cleaning, free bike rentals, lawn games, bocce ball court, 2 pools (adult-only and heated family pool), gym, and spa. Cottage includes 2 master suites with sleeping capacity for 6 guests.

Generously donated by Dominic and Pauline Ang

KG Quilt

Kindergarten Self Portrait Quilt

Take home a one of a kind piece of handmade art created by CAIS kindergarteners! This king sized quilt is made up of individual squares featuring each child’s hand drawn self-portrait. 

Generously underwritten by John and Denyse Langdoc

Hit the Slopes at Banff!

Take your pick of either the Fairmont Banff Springs or the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, two world-class resorts nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada, with this seven day, six night stay in a suite for two adults and two children. Your experience includes a $1,000 credit toward lift tickets and access to all of either resort’s complimentary amenities and fitness classes. Can be used through May 31, 2023. 


Eighth Grade Memory Quilt

Blanket yourself in years of treasured CAIS moments! This handmade king sized quilt is made up of individual squares for every eighth grader, each featuring the student’s artwork depicting a beloved memory from their time at CAIS

Generously underwritten by John and Denyse Langdoc


In-Home Dinner with Chef Michaela Rahorst

Enjoy a multi-course family-style dinner complete with wine pairings for six from Chef Michaela Rahorst. Chef Rahorst has worked alongside Daniel Humm, Christopher Kostow, and Melissa Perello, and previously served as Chef de Cuisine at San Francisco hot spots Frances and Del Popolo. Chef Rahorst’s cuisine is inspired by her near-daily trips to farmer’s markets and the bounty of Northern California and can accommodate vegetarians.

KG Quilt

Preschool Self Portrait Quilt

Made up of individual squares featuring each preschooler’s hand drawn self-portrait, this handmade king sized quilt is “sew” special – a truly one of a kind piece of art!

Generously underwritten by John and Denyse Langdoc


Cheer on the Warriors from Center Court!

Enjoy the action up close with two center Courtside Club third row seats to a Warriors game in the Chase Center next season (Section 16, Row A3, Seats 5-6). Includes access to the Chase Club with food, beer and wine (excluding liquor). You will also receive a basketball signed by the 2020 Warriors team. Please note: These seats are for one game during the 2021-2022 Warriors season at the Chase Center, subject to mutual agreement with the Mayeda family.

Generously donated by Jon and Velma Mayeda




Annual Fund 2019-2020