Rivkin Center Family & Friends Auction

The Family & Friends Auction is the Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer’s premiere annual fundraising gala.

On November 3, 2018, more than 800 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! The funds raised at the Family & Friends Auction are critical to providing hope for thousands of women and their families in our region and beyond.

WHEN

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Doors open at 5:30pm

WHERE

Hyatt Regency Bellevue
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

PARKING

Free parking and paid valet parking is available at the hotel.

ATTIRE

Cocktail attire is encouraged.

EVENING PROGRAM

5:30 pm Reception & Almost Live Auction
6:30 pm Almost Live Auction Closes and Ballroom Doors Open
7:00 pm Dinner, Live Auction & Awards
9:30 pm Live Entertainment and Dancing Begin

Download the Auction Catalog

Enjoy a preview of our amazing items up for bid at the 2018 Rivkin Center Family & Friends Auction on Saturday, Nov. 3rd. Start planning your bidding strategy for our Live Auction now! There will also be an Almost Live auction at the event.

Live Auction Sneak Peek

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 the Brighton Jones 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.

Restrictions: Good for mutually agreeable dates. Expires November 3, 2019

Thank you: Lorie and Charles Brighton, Brighton Jones LLC,

Friends of the Rivkin Center

Value: $13,000

 

SPRING BREAK IN MAUI IN LUXURIOUS 2 BEDROOM VILLA AT WESTIN NANEA OCEAN VILLAS APRIL 6-13, 2019

World-class luxury meets the relaxing haven of the Hawaiian Islands here at the Westin Nanea Ocean Villas. Each Villa is richly appointed to provide lavish retreat. Up to eight guests can stay in this fabulous villa with 2 bedrooms, living room, dining area, and fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy an expansive oceanfront view from your floor-to-ceiling, wrap-around nanowalls. Walk out to your private balcony for the warm, pineapple sweet breezes and lounge while sipping Mai-Tais. Each of your bedrooms feature a Westin Heavenly Bed for a restorative nights rest. On the resort property, you’ll enjoy lagoon-style pool, full-service restaurant, beach bar, children’s beach pool and play area, oceanfront cabanas and fitness studio. Warm ocean waves, sunset walks along the soft sandy Ka’anapali Beach, pool-side afternoons with a drink in hand; it is a spring break you’ll all be dreaming of!

Restrictions: Good for specified dates only. Dates fall on Spring Break for Mercer Island and Bellevue School Districts. Cannot be resold. Additional incidentals and services are not included and are responsibility of the winning bidder.

Thank you: Friends of the Rivkin Center

Value: $10,000

 

DEAR EVAN HANSEN! VIP SEATS WITH OVERNIGHT STAY AT THE FOUR SEASONS

Experience the hit Broadway show Dear Evan Hansen at the Paramount in Seattle on February 2, 2019 at 2pm! Winner of six 2017 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Theater Album, and much more, this show is not to be missed. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. Your two VIP seats offer the best views in the house and you’ll feel fully immersed in the show. Your package includes access to the Paramount Club an hour before the show with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, drink tickets. Following the show, you’ll enjoy dinner at Ethan Stowell’s Goldfinch Tavern and an overnight stay at the iconic Four Seasons Seattle! Secure your tickets now for the hottest

Restrictions: Show tickets valid for February 2, 2019 at 2pm and cannot be traded or resold. Dinner excludes gratuities and alcohol, and reservations are required. Certificate for dinner is non-transferable.

Thank you: Dean and Gwenn Polik, Four Seasons Seattle

Value: Priceless

 

 

1 WEEK IN BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE IN SOUTHERN FRANCE

Walk back in time… and find yourself in the land of sunflowers, truffles, foie gras and Malbec wines. One week stay in 4 bedroom medieval home with beautiful garden in southwest France (St. Cirq Lapopie) in enchanting village, perched on cliff. Voted consistently as one of France’s most beautiful villages – just 2 hour drive from Toulouse, ideal for up to 4 couples or up to 8 people.

Restrictions: Available June, July, or August. Expires August 30, 2020

Thank you: Ann Lokey and Mark Clausen

Value: $3,000

 

FOUR SEASONS PUNTA MITA 4-NIGHT STAY IN AN OCEAN VIEW SUITE WITH BREAKFAST 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 Suite adorned with the finest amenities. Each morning you’ll enjoy breakfast, and one day play a round of golf with the General Manager. 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.

Restrictions: Expires November 2, 2019. 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 nonrefundable. Additional excursions are not included.

Thank you: Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, General Manager,

John O’Sullivan

Value: $6,656

 

 

WINE DINNER FOR 12 PREPARED BY CHEF HAILEE LUND AND WINEMAKER MORGAN LEE AT II VINTNERS

Enjoy a delicious 4-course dinner prepared by Chef Hailee Lund with 11 of your closest friends at II Vintners Winery in Woodinville, WA. Wine Maker Morgan Lee will join you for the evening to pair perfect II Vintners wine with each course. In addition, the winner bidder tonight will take home a magnum of II Vintners wine signed by Morgan Lee.

Restrictions: Dinner menu, date, and time to be mutually agreed upon. Expires November 2, 2019.

Thank you: II Vintners Winery & The Lund Family

Value: $2,500

 

 

ONE WEEK AT LUXURIOUS CASA ESPERANZA MEXICAN VILLA IN LOS CABOS FOR 10

Esperanza Resort was voted by Conde Nast Magazine as one of the top resorts in North America and best SPAS in Mexico. You and your group of ten will enjoy 7 nights in Casa Esperanza, at an extraordinary, completely custom 5,000 sq ft. estate home. Located in Esperanza Resort, the finest gated resort community in Los Cabos, Mexico, your vacation residence offers sweeping ocean views of the Sea of Cortez. Casa Esperanza comfortably sleeps ten with ample room for entertaining and hosting large groups and families. There are four suites each with a private bathroom and private balcony, plus a bonus kid’s room that includes a Sony PlayStation and hideaway bed. A heated infinity pool seamlessly blends into the ocean, as viewed from your gourmet kitchen or great room boasting hand-crafted dark wood cabinets. The beach club offers a private beach with beach services, oceanfront pool, and whirlpool spa. The beach club includes poolside chaise lounges, gourmet, open-aired restaurant, and complete fitness center.

Available November 25, 2018-December 16, 2018 and April 28, 2019-November 17, 2019. Based on availability.

Thank you: Steven Marshall and Deanna Nelson

Value: $14,000

 

 

1-WEEK STAY IN PALM SPRINGS AT LA QUINTA RESORT CLUB PRIVATE IN A 3-BED, 3-BATH RESIDENCE WITH FIRST CLASS AIRFARE AND GOLF FOR 2

Wake up each morning in this beautiful home at the Five-Star La Quinta Resort & Club. This Waldorf Astoria resort features world-class amenities! An original Palm Springs resort, this is a true Hollywood hideaway designed to satisfy your tastes in recreation and relaxation. Enjoy features like the five championship golf courses designed by Dye, Nicklaus and Norman, amazing pools, hot tubs and a 23,000-square foot spa. Just a two-hour flight from Seattle, this is your ultimate vacation in the sun away from the rain. Come as a family or get together with two other couples. Too much golfing, too much tennis, too much shopping on the famous El Paseo Drive, no problem! Just order in room services from any of the resort’s fine restaurants. Your stay will be a luxurious getaway that will help you renew and feel refreshed. Further, this incredible package is enhanced for you with First Class airfare and a round of golf for two.

Restrictions: Good for mutually agreeable dates. Expires July 1, 2019

Thank you: Mike and Karen Dunlop, Net Inspect, LLC

Value: $6,000

 

CUSTOM OR COMMISSION PIECE BY CORRIE LAVELLE

Work with Corrie LaVelle to have your own commissioned piece for your home! Popular with many friends of the Rivkin Center on Mercer Island, Corrie LaVelle’s work is extraordinary and not to be missed. The birthplace of Corrie Lavelle’s work comes from encaustic paintings. In her work Corrie seeks to capture the beauty and fluidity of the hot wax and pigments. Each piece is the result of layers and layers of wax that eventually fuse together to tell a complete story. In essence, she “freezes” this movement by allowing the wax to harden into a permanent state that is both visually striking and emotionally evoking. Corrie and you will work on your commission piece together, creating a perfect personal masterpiece for your home.

Restrictions: Item will be restricted to 36”x48”. Commissioned piece not to exceed the listed value.

Thank you: Corrie LaVelle Art

Value: $3,100

Thank you to our 2018 Family & Friends Auction sponsors!

laughlin supply company logo
alaska-airlines

Nancy & Aaron Marcus

Cookie’s Dream Team, happily remembering Cookie Laughlin

Edward, Eric, Rodney, Craig Fisher & Family

Animal Hospital of Maple Valley

Gloria & Eric Bensussen

Bobbie & Dave Hinton in memory of Colleen Kirwin

Derek Loeser & Katie Van Kessel in memory of Susan Dearborn

Kerry Donner

Dean & Gwenn Polik

The White Family

Sponsorship Opportunities

2018 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.

CO-CHAIRS

Katerie Laughlin Schei and her daughter, Tabitha Plummer

 

MEMBERS

Gloria Bensussen
Karyn Barer
Jennifer Braun
Lorie Brighton
Joyce Cutler
Kerry Donner
The Fisher Family
Bobbie Hinton
Jennie King
Renee Lund
Jamie Shanks
Scott Swerland
Katie Van Kessel, MD