Rivkin Center Family & Friends Auction

Join us for the 2019 Family & Friends Auction!

The Family & Friends Auction is the Rivkin Center’s premier annual fundraising event. Auction proceeds support the Rivkin Center’s mission to improve women’s health by helping them prevent, detect early, and survive ovarian and breast cancer.

 

On November 9, 2019, more than 700 guests will join together at the gorgeous Hyatt Regency Bellevue for the party of the year. The event will feature signature cocktails, an elegant dinner, a golden ticket raffle, exclusive auction items, the opportunity to raise the paddle, a dessert dash, and an after-party with live music to dance the night away.

 

Join us and get involved with this important, festive, and fun event!

Online ticket purchase and registration for the event is now closed. If you are interested in attending, or have questions about the event, please contact our office at 206-215-6200.

Rivkin Center Family & Friends Auction
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Event Co-Chairs Bob and Anita Bagga

Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Grand Ballroom
Doors open at 5:30PM
Cocktail reception & almost-live auction followed by an elegant dinner, raise the paddle, and live auction. Dancing & live entertainment at the conclusion of the live auction.

Cocktail attire
Free parking and paid valet available

2019 Babs Fisher Valor Award Recipient: Pacific Gynecology Specialists
2019 Courage for Life Award Recipient: Julie Duggan

Thank you to our 2019 Family & Friends Auction sponsors!

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Nancy & Aaron Marcus

Cookie’s Dream Team
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Sponsorship Opportunities

2019 Family & Friends Auction Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information, or to become a sponsor, please contact Julie Anderson at Julie.anderson@swedish.org or 206-215-6044.

A special thank you to our Family & Friends Auction Committee for helping to make the event a huge success!

Gloria Bensussen
Karyn Barer
Joyce Cutler
Kerry Donner
The Fisher Family
Jill Friedman
Amy Gilchrist
Bobbie Hinton
Renee Lund
Katerie Laughlin Schei
Jamie Shanks
Scott Swerland
Katie Van Kessel, MD

Take a sneak peek of some of the amazing items up for bid at the Rivkin Center Family & Friends Auction on Saturday, November 9th or read the full catalog by clicking the “View Auction Catalog” button below.

ONE-WEEK STAY AT VILLA DEL PALMAR AT THE ISLANDS OF LORETO ALL INCLUSIVE RESORT FOR 2

Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at the Islands of Loreto sits perched on the pristine Danzante Bay property, overlooking the Sea of Cortez and the stunning natural habitats that call Loreto, Mexico their home. Amid the rolling Sierra de la Giganta mountains and picturesque desert terrain, this award-winning beach resort in Loreto, recently named Mexico and Central America’s Leading Resort, is an oasis for travelers seeking the ultimate vacation experience.

Your all-inclusive package includes your stay, drinks by the glass, meals and some hotel activities. It is a full vacation package for maximum relaxation.

All-inclusive plan includes accommodations, designated meals and snacks, as well as domestic beverages and taxes. Subject to availability. Black-out restrictions apply. No refund or credit will be issued for any unused portion. (Not available during major US Holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s weeks, or Spring Break). Reservations must be made by November 9, 2020 and the stay completed by May 9, 2021. Package does not include airfare.

Thank you: Friends of Rivkin Center

Value: $5,000

ROUND-TRIP FLIGHT IN PRIVATE PLANE FOR 8 AND $5,000 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO BANDON DUNES RESORT

The Bandon Dunes Resort boasts the finest links courses between here and Scotland, but situated deep on the Oregon Coast, the toughest challenge can be getting there. On your next trip to Bandon Dunes, you’ll arrive in style and with ease on a private plane. Gather seven golf buddies and make it a golf trip to remember. To help with expenses at the resort you will also have a $5,000 gift card good for food and beverages, accommodations, and rounds of golf at all four of Bandon’s incredible courses: Bandon Dunes, Pacific Trails, Bandon Trails, and Old MacDonald. Bandon Dunes newest course Sheep Ranch will be opening June 1st!

Restrictions: Good for mutually agreeable dates. Must be booked 60 days in advance. Certain restrictions apply on holiday weekends. Expires November 9, 2020

Thank you: Goldbloom Wealth Management, AssetMark, Friends of the Rivkin Center

Value: $13,000

2-NIGHT STAY FOR 4 COUPLES AT THE LODGE AT COLUMBIA POINT WITH BOOKWALTER WINEMAKERS DINNER, TOUR

J. Bookwalter is one of the most celebrated wineries in Washington State, featuring hand-crafted, limited production wines.

You are invited to enjoy wines that have been crafted with you in mind. This weekend experience is for four couples (eight people) and includes a two-night stay at The Lodge at Columbia Point, one of Richland’s best hotels with beautiful views of the Columbia River.

You will be received by John and Gretchen Bookwalter for a Friday night reception that includes a cocktail hour and casual dinner on the patio with live music. Saturday’s itinerary will include a vineyard tour, wine tastings and lunch at Red Mountain Wineries with John as your host. You will be concluding Saturday with a Winemakers Dinner at Fiction at J. Bookwalter Winery to showcase the best of Washington Food and Wine. The team at Bookwalter can’t wait for you to enjoy their beautiful grounds, delicious wines, and dining experiences.

“Literally, the Best of Washington Wine and Food” 2015 Readers Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018 Wine Spectator Top 100 wines

Good for mutually agreeable dates between June – October 2020.

Thank you: J. Bookwalter Winery

Value: Priceless

FOUR SEASONS PUNTA MITA 4-NIGHT STAY IN AN OCEAN VIEW CASITA AND GOLF FOR 2

Luxurious and romantic, the Four Seasons Punta Mita is your dream Mexican Riviera escape. With the highest quality of service that you’ve come to expect from a Four Seasons Resort, you’ll enjoy four nights in an Ocean View Casita adorned with the finest amenities. Enjoy one day playing a round of golf on a Jack Nicklaus designed course. Enjoy some of the best snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, and surfing in the world. Sun, sand, and warm ocean breezes, this will be the vacation you’ll need and never forget.

Expires November 9, 2020. Holidays are excluded. Stay is based on availability. Certificate cannot be extended beyond expiration date. Maximum of one certificate per couple per stay. Certificate cannot be redeemed for cash and is non-refundable. Additional excursions are not included.

Thank you: Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

Value: $6,656

3-DAY ULTIMATE ALASKA WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE WITH FISHING AND HELICOPTER TOUR FOR 2

If you dream of getting away from it all and going “off-the-grid” for some time to fish and relax, this package is for you. You will experience two fine wilderness lodges, private deluxe guest cabins, phenomenal cuisine, a scenic float plane trip, a heli-glacier tour with a dogsled experience, guided river fishing and first-class hospitality all while being surrounded by epic scenery.

Your 3-day journey will look like the itinerary below:

  • Day One: Depart from Anchorage aboard a float plane as you head for Wilderness Lodge where you will arrive in time for a chef prepared lunch. Spend the afternoon fishing the waters with your private guide and return for your four-course dinner.
  • Day Two: Enjoy breakfast in the lodge before heading out for some morning fishing. Depart by float plane bound for Anchorage. That afternoon enjoy your spectacular Helicopter Glacier Tour. After, check-in at the Knik River Lodge then head to dinner for fine dining and drinks on the deck of the Raven’s Perch Restaurant.
  • Day Three: Spend a leisurely morning relaxing at the Knik River Lodge with breakfast before heading back to Anchorage.

Redeemable date range of June 12, 2020 through July 12, 2020. Additional nights can be purchased for Wilderness Lodge at a cost.

Thank you: Wilderness Place Lodge

Value: $4,040

A WEEK IN MAGICAL, MEDIEVAL SOUTHWEST FRANCE IN A 4-BEDROOM HOME SLEEPS 3 COUPLES OR 8 PEOPLE

Walk back in time… and find yourself in the land of sunflowers, truffles, foie gras and Malbec wines. You and your guests will enjoy a one week stay in this four-bedroom, four and a half bath home with beautiful gardens. Your accommodations are perfect for three couples or for eight people. Located in southwest France amongst an enchanting village and perched on cliff, you will be just a 2-hour drive from Toulouse. The village of St. Cirq Lapopie is voted consistently as one of France’s most beautiful villages. C’est magnifique!

Stay is for Friday to Friday in either June, July or August of 2020 or 2021. Must be used by August 31, 2021. Airfare and car are not included. Please book well in advance as Maison d’Etre is often many months out. Please no smoking. Home and village are not handicap accessible.

Thank you: Ann Lokey and Mark Clausen

Value: $3,200

ONE WEEK WHIDBEY ISLAND BEACH FRONT HOUSE FOR 8

Get ready to experience beauty and adventure without stepping onto an airplane! You and your family will enjoy wide-open beaches, scenic vistas, outdoor adventures, boutique shopping, fine dining, and more for a week on Whidbey Island. This west-facing private 3-bedroom, 3-bath home on the water at Beverly Beach for up to 8 people is not to be missed. Warmer temperatures and longer days make summertime a great time to day-trip-it-up to this Cascadian gem, and you’ll have access to the crabbing boat and kayaks on the property.

Good for mutually agreeable dates. Expires November 9, 2020.

Thank you: Debbie and Kip McKenzie

Value: $3,500

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS CLUB LEVEL TICKETS FOR 2 WITH SIDELINE ACCESS DECEMBER 29 VS 49ERS AND A RUSSELL WILSON AUTOGRAPHED HELMET

Any Seahawks fan will love this close-to-the-players experience! You and a guest are invited to CenturyLink Field for the final regular season game as the Seahawks take on division rivals, the San Francisco 49ers. Enjoy an up-close view of warm-ups and pregame festivities right from the sidelines. Then as the team heads back to the locker room to start the game, you and your guest will move into your Club Level seats, ready to cheer on the Hawks and brag to your fellow 12s! Following the game, enjoy dinner at the Metropolitan Grill with a $250 gift certificate (or use it for brunch before the game!). To complete your package, you will take home tonight a Russell Wilson Autographed Replica Helmet.

Tickets are in section 211, Row E. Good for December 29, 2019 game only.

Thank you: Dean and Gwenn Polik, CenturyLink, Jamie Shanks, Seattle Seahawks

Value: Priceless

ULTIMATE BRAVERN EXPERIENCE WITH SPA, SHOPPING AND DINING

A day of pampering and styling you will thoroughly enjoy the best of the Bravern.

Bring a guest along as you head for Gene Juarez Spa. You will each enjoy a 60-minute classic facial, a 60-minute therapeutic massage as well as a spa manicure and spa pedicure. Next, you’ll have a personal shopping experience at David Lawrence boutique with David as your personal stylist. Your package includes a $2,500 David Lawrence gift certificate to purchase your favorite beautiful clothes and accessories to enhance your new look. Finally, top off your day with dinner (or lunch) at John Howie Steak House with a $100 dining certificate.

David Lawrence experience is by appointment only and expires November 10, 2020.

Thank you: David Lawrence, Gene Juarez, Friends of the Rivkin Center

Value: $2,950

ULTIMATE APPLE CUP EXPERIENCE FOR 2 WITH LOWER BOWL GAME TICKETS, PRIVATE CAR, TAILGATE PARTY & MORE

Experience the 111th Apple Cup at Husky Stadium when the University of Washington Huskies host the Washington State Cougars on Friday, November 29th at 1:00 p.m. This special package for the games includes the following:

• One Private Car Service provided by Butler Seattle from your home to the game and back again for you and a guest

• You and your guest will be hosted at one of the largest and most dynamic UW Tailgate Parties before the game, at halftime and following the game! Hosts Gaye & Nick Scott will ensure you understand what true tailgating is all about. Watch the pregame festivities on their 70 inch TV; enjoy a menu of delicious food and all the necessary libations to keep you warm and help get you ready for the game.

• You and your guest will be honored by the Scotts and included are some pregame surprises that they are preparing for you. You will also enable the Rivkin Center to provide information about our Research & Education programs along and the organization will accept donations from the attending crowd at the tailgate – so thanks!

• You then will enjoy the big game from two seats in the Husky Heritage section in the lower bowl on the 50 Yard Line – Donated by Husky Alumnus Brad & Barb Leland

• Following the game, you can return to the tailgate to enjoy some more festivities while the crowd disperses. Then your car will pick you up and take you home!

Good for 2019 Apple Cup only. Experience is for two and cannot be extended. Package cannot be resold.

Thank you: Brad and Barb Leland, Gaye and Nick Scott, Friends of the Rivkin Center

Value: Priceless

ETHAN STOWELL CHEF’S DINNER FOR 12 IN THE PRIVATE CELLAR OF STAPLE & FANCY IN BALLARD

You and 11 guests will enjoy a special and exclusive four-course chef’s tasting menu paired with the favorite wines of Staple & Fancy. Dining in The Cellar, this space will be the perfect cozy space to host your private event in historic Ballard. This Italian-inspired food is not to be missed.

Expires November 30, 2020. Good for mutually agreeable date. Not valid Friday or Saturday nights in December. Please allow 4-6 weeks to accommodate scheduling. Not redeemable for cash and nontransferable. Does not include tax or gratuity

Thank you: Ethan Stowell Restaurants

Value: $2,000

SEATTLE MARINERS WOW PACKAGE FOR THE 2020 SEASON FOR 4 WITH PERSONAL ESCORT BY CLUB PRESIDENT & CEO, PICTURES ON THE FIELD, CLUB TOUR, DINNER AND COMMISSIONER BOX SEATS FOR THE GAME

This is a rare opportunity to take in the best of Mariners baseball. You and three adult-guests will join Mariners’ President & CEO Kevin Mather for a personal experience on the baseball field. As both teams warm up and run through batting practice, step out onto the field near home plate for an incredible close-up experience that will make you feel like a member of the team. Plus, get your picture taken with Kevin Mather (President & CEO)! Before the game gets underway, head up to the Hit-it Here Café for dinner, then take in the rest of the game from your Commissioner’s Box Seats.

Certificate must be booked for a mutually agreeable home game before July 31, 2020. Valid for 7:10 p.m. start time games only (4:30 p.m. arrival is mandatory). Certificate is non-transferrable and I.D. will be asked for in advance.

Thank you: Seattle Mariners

Value: $4,000

LADIES NIGHT OUT IN SEATTLE! JOIN US THURSDAY, JANUARY 23: FABULOUS ART, SUSTAINABLE FASHION, ORGANIC TASTY BITES, DELICIOUS WINE, AND MORE!

Bring in 2020 with your girlfriends at a new contemporary art gallery in Seattle! Join hosts Susie Cohen and Karyn Barer on Thursday, January 23, 2020 for an inspiring evening at the Gray Sky Gallery in Pioneer Square. Susie Cohen, owner of Style with Susie, will show a new approach to building your closet with sustainable fashion, and share tips on how to shop mindfully and curate a wardrobe. She will be joined by Seattle consignment experts from Take2, The Refined Closet, and Ragamoffyns who will help you build your sustainable closet. Pam Moskovitz will also be there with fabulous and affordable beaded jewelry galore. Delicious organic hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Chef Dane Catering, along with wine and amazing desserts will make this the party you won’t want to miss. First 50 to raise their paddle are in!

Reserve your spot to this party for $125 each!

Thank you: Laura Van Horn, Karyn Barer, Susie Cohen, 100% Beads, Take 2, The Refined Closet, Ragamoffyns, Chef Dane Catering, Friends of the Rivkin Center

PARTY IN THE VINEYARD – AUGUST 22, 2020 WITH FOOD BY CHEF LUND, WINE FROM II VINTNERS, LIVE MUSIC, AND MORE

This private vineyard in a Bellevue home sets the backdrop for this fun summer party you won’t want to miss. During the warm evening of August 22, 2020 you’re invited to gather at the home of Jeff and Renee Lund and sip wine, dance to live music and dine on a chef prepared dinner.

II Vintners will provide the wines for the evening, showcasing the special blends that highlight the uniqueness of Washington vineyards. Chef Hailee Lund will prepare a

special seasonal dinner perfectly paired with each wine.

Each couple will also receive a bottle of their own 2017 Regent red wine to take home after the event.

To join in this magical evening, near the heart of Bellevue, raise your paddle for $300 for two tickets. Space is limited to 20 couples.

Thank you: Jeff and Renee Lund, Morgan Lee and II Vintners, Chef Hailee Lund