Live Auction Items

ShowCAIS attendees are advised to warm up their arms for the breathtaking bidding on the exciting items available during the Live Auction, including:

 Homemade from the Heart

Homemade from the Heart 

A decadent dessert to enjoy at ShowCAIS, baked by our Lower School leaders

Before they jet off to Italy and the East Coast respectively, beloved Lower School Director Anne Valentino and Assistant Lower School Director Anna Donnelly want to leave on a sweet note by creating a delectable dessert for one lucky table (or just one person if you’d rather not share!) at ShowCAIS. This is a perfect opportunity to show our Lower School Leaders how much they’ll be missed. 

Generously donated by Anne Valentino and Anna Donnelly

 Decompress in the Dominican Republic

Decompress in the Dominican Republic

One week at Miralejos, a private compound in La Romana, Dominican Republic with six bedrooms and all food included 

Spanish for “looking afar,” Miralejos’ lyrical name is apt, because everything about this award winning private villa encourages a lingering, appreciative gaze. Designed by renowned architect Hugh Jacobson, Miralejos is a fully staffed and serviced six-bedroom private villa, situated on the Dominican Republic’s glorious Caribbean coast.

A beachfront dwelling where indoor and outdoor living merge seamlessly, and every aspect is to be savoured.

  • Enjoy exclusive use of the full compound (6 air-conditioned, well appointed bedrooms - 10-12 guests is comfortable)
  • 7 nights
  • All food (no bar) 
  • Enjoy world class kiting, golf, tennis, SUP, snorkel, horseback riding, and fishing 
  • Christmas blackout 
  • Airfare NOT included

Generously donated by Ryder Thomas, Maria Luisa Mendoza de Thomas, and Pegasus Lodges

 Nootka Island Getaway

Nootka Island Getaway

Escape to British Columbia on an outdoor adventure for two to four, featuring a floating resort with private boat and fishing guide, includes all food and alcohol 

Take in the Pacific Northwest wilderness in all its epic, panoramic glory. Located in the heart of Vancouver Island’s Nootka Sound, Nootka Wilderness Lodge is known as one of the finest sports fishing resorts in British Columbia, but there’s more to the picture. Not only will you have the chance to land a fish the size of a small human, but opportunities abound for adventures of all sorts. And  there’s uncrowded British Columbia cold water surfing to be had.

  • 3 nights
  • All food and alcohol included
  • Private boat + guide for fishing
  • Private plane charter from Vancouver (if booked for two guests in 2018) or Campbell River (if booked for two guests in 2019)
  • Ground transportation from Campbell River (if booked for four guests)
  • No blackout dates
  • No age limit 
  • Airfare to Vancouver/Campbell River NOT included

Generously donated by Ryder Thomas, Maria Luisa Mendoza de Thomas, and Pegasus Lodges 

 Best View of the Blue Angels

Blue Angels Adventure

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

For six guests (or eight if two are children). 

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 delicious foods and a unique selection of wines from St. Helena winemaker Marston Vineyards. 

Valid Sunday, October 7, 2018 only.

Generously donated by Alexander Pugh and Ingrid Paulson

 Pebble Beach Paradise

Pebble Beach Paradise 

A week for up to two families (eight guests) at a luxurious townhome on the 14th fairway, including a round of golf for four 

Play like a pro, or even just vacation like one! This luxury townhome on the 14th fairway of The Residences at Spanish Bay, with views of the beach, ocean and golf course, fits eight and will be your home for a week of family fun and relaxation. 

Walk in minutes to Inn At Spanish Bay, shops, world class restaurants, Asilomar State Beach, plus golf, tennis and swim facilities. The home includes two en-suite bedrooms. The master includes a fireplace. Children will enjoy the two sets of bunk beds. Your one-week stay also includes a round of golf for four at Pebble Beach. Available at mutually agreeable time, except during AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Tournament. 

Generously donated by Peter and Michelle Wilson 

 In-Home Gourmet Dinner

In-Home Gourmet Dinner

Chef Teague Moriarty of Sons & Daughters will prepare an exquisite dining experience for 10 in your home

San Francisco’s Sons & Daughters burst on the city’s culinary scene in 2010 and has earned a Michelin star for five consecutive years since then. For a taste of the best that San Francisco has to offer, welcome the chef behind the restaurant’s inventive, accolade-laden menu — Teague Moriarty — into your own kitchen.

Known for his polished dishes inspired by the seasons and the Bay area’s bounty, Chef Moriarty will prepare a gourmet meal just for you and your guests within the privacy of your home. Enjoy large family style plates shared among your guests, bursting with perfectly harmonized flavors. Perfect for a dinner party sure to impress and satiate your guests.

  • Private dinner prepared by Chef Teague Moriarty, of Sons & Daughters, in your own home
  • Experience is for 10 guests
  • Will be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and time, based on Chef Moriarty’s availability
  • This experience is non-refundable after scheduling is complete
  • Wine NOT included

Generously donated by Mark and Amanda Fiteny 

Boulevard in Your Home

Boulevard in Your Home

Michelin-starred Chef Dana Younkin of Boulevard will create culinary magic for 12 in your home

Dana Younkin’s culinary journey began when she was 15 years old and would help her mother at their family-owned café, Swede Hollow. After graduating the culinary arts program at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, Chef Younkin started working in some of the city’s top restaurants and during that time she was fortunate to meet her future boss and mentor, Chef Nancy Oakes. Chef Younkin has worked her way through the ranks at Boulevard to be the evening Chef de Cuisine. Boulevard earned a Michelin star in 2009 and has been one of Zagat’s top rated restaurant in the area for years. It’s a consistent SF classic and she is their genius behind-the-scenes chef.

  • In-home dinner for 12 guests prepared by a Michelin-starred chef
  • All ingredients shopping, food preparation, serving, and cleanup to be handled by the chef - no work for you
  • Menu consultation and proposal
  • Full onsite kitchen required
  • Will be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and time, based on Chef Dana Younkin’s availability
  • This experience is non-refundable after scheduling is complete
  • Wine NOT included

Generously donated by Sherilyn Adams and Elaine Teoh, Lillian Biallosterski and Patrick Cannon, Brendan and Kimberly Burns, and Michael and Lilian Lynch

 Dinner and a Show with Hamilton Cast Members

Dinner and a Show with Hamilton Cast Members

Eat with Hamilton cast members before the show, enjoy a performance in New York City, and then exult in a private meet and greet with a cast member afterward

Imagine a sensational day where you meet the cast of the award-winning musical Hamilton, chat with them over a lovely meal in an exclusive NYC restaurant, watch the show and then enjoy a private in-theater meet and greet with a cast member! Featuring the sounds of hip-hop, rhythm and blues, soul and show tunes, history brings a new beat to Broadway. From the Founding Fathers to the fantastically talented actors portraying them, prepare yourself for an exclusive and revolutionary Manhattan musical experience!

Your experience for four includes:

  • Pre-show 3-course brunch or dinner with two Hamilton cast members
  • Orchestra tickets to Hamilton
  • In-theater meet and greet with a Hamilton cast member following the show
  • A poster signed by the entire Hamilton cast
  • Free concierge reservation service
  • Travel NOT included

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Entertainment tickets are subject to availability, some restrictions may apply. Pre-show brunch is reserved for matinee performances. Pre-show dinner is reserved for evening performances. Restaurant for pre-show meal will be determined at the time of booking. Alcoholic beverages not included with pre-show dinner. Choice of one mimosa or bloody mary per person included with pre-show brunch. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required. Travel is valid for 12 months from date of issue.


Tennis for Two at Wimbledon

Enjoy London accommodations and spectacular seats for 2 in mid-July 2018 or for Wimbledon 2019

The only tennis Grand Slam still held on grass, Wimbledon is billed as the world’s most important and most historic tennis championship and the symbol of all that is best about sport, royal patronage and social occasion. Enjoy the Championships at Wimbledon and a grand opportunity to see it played at Centre Court.

Your experience for two includes:

  • 4 days/3 nights accommodations at the London Tower Hotel
  • Breakfast daily
  • Centre court debenture tickets to either:
    • the Women’s Singles Quarter-Final match on Tuesday,
    • the Women’s Singles Semi-Final match on Thursday
    • or the Women’s Singles Final on Saturday
  • $200 local ground transportation credit
  • All hotel taxes
  • Airfare NOT included

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Passport required for travel outside the U.S. Reservations must be made at least 45 days in advance of travel. Hotel may be substituted with equal or similar accommodations. Travel is valid for 12 months from date of issue.

Generously donated by Sara Roberts and Joerg Schumann and Stefani Wedl and Darren Schulte

Queen Bey Coming to the Bay

Queen Bey Coming to the Bay

4 club level tickets, one parking pass, and access to Levi’s® 501 Club to see JAY-Z AND BEYONCÉ OTR II TOUR Saturday, September 29 at Levi’s® Stadium

Did you miss Beyoncé at Coachella or want an encore in our own “backyard”? Be sure to get your tickets to ShowCAIS to be able to bid on this spectacular concert package. Enjoy these spectacular seats and access to Levi’s® 501 Club featuring a semi-private entrance to avoid long lines, roomier/cushioned seating, access to private restrooms, and upscale food and beverage options.

Generously donated by Chip and Juliet Bergh



Annual Fund 2018-2019