Whether you are looking for a weekend luxury escape, an adventurous night on the town, fine art or a bottle of vintage wine, the 2009 Academy of Friends promises an opportunity to fulfill your desires. You will experience the ultimate in style and substance throughout the gala and silent auction floor.
Guests can either pre-register or register at the event. At the event, you simply swipe your credit card at the registration table, are assigned a bidder number and start bidding. This year we also introduce proxy bidding, allowing you to submit your maximum bid by fax prior to the gala. (Proxy bids will be entered approximately 1 hour following the opening to allow attending guests first chance to bid.)
FEATURED SILENT AUCTION ITEMS...
Video Auction Lot Value $4,800
Artemis Films has provided this silent auction lot which includes 1/2 day of filming in one location and a half day editing on our final cut pro system so that you can tell your story to whomever you like. We will help you post your video on Youtube, Vimeo or other video posting sight of your choice.
"Waterfall II" - Original Signed Print
Herb Ritts Foundation has donated "Waterfall II" for sale at the Academy of Friends 2009 Gala Silent Auction in honor of Russ Alley, one of the founding members of Academy of Friends.
"Russ Alley made a difference, and he did it with style. The Herb Ritts Foundation honors his life, his character and his efforts."
Donated by The Herb Ritts Foundation.
Two night stay in the Presidential Suite at the Omni Hotel San Francisco. Champagne and truffle amenity. Breakfast each morning.
Ideal for a romantic getaway, the Omni San Francisco Hotel offers modern amenities in a boutique ambiance due to its Florentine Renaissance architecture. Built as a bank in 1926, the lobby is adorned with Italian marble, rich fabrics and Austrian crystal chandeliers.
Donated by Omni Hotel, San Francisco. www.omnihotels.com
Love, Chaos & Dinner ...Tickets include a five-course gourmet dinner, coffee and a three-hour performance.
Set along San Francisco's historic waterfront, Teatro ZinZanni is a bewitching evening of European Cabaret and Cirque, Divas and Madmen, Spectacle and Sensuality with Live Music and a Gourmet Five-Course Dinner - set in the nightclub of your dreams!
Donated by Teatro Zinzanni.