2017 Auction

CSMA’s Got Talent is the annual school celebration and fundraising gala, recognizing nearly five decades of providing access to quality art and music education. Here are this year's auction items.

Live Auction Items

1. CHEF’S TABLE AT THE SEA BY ALEXANDER’S STEAKHOUSE AND FOUR BOTTLES OF FINE WINE

Experience the SEA at its best! Enjoy exquisite fine dining at THE SEA By Alexander’s Steakhouse, the Bay Area’s premier seafood dining destination. You’ll be the guests of Executive Chef Yu Min Lin in the private dining room for this tasting menu for eight guests. Prepared with modern technique and flair, the restaurant distinguishes itself by focusing on rich, scrumptious morsels from the sea. Chef Yu Min Lin blends contemporary cuisine with Japanese sensibility and ingredients to transform The Sea’s menu into the extraordinary. His “resume” includes some of the world’s most honored restaurants including Providence in LA, The French Laundry in Yountville and Manresa in Los Gatos. Four bottles of Sullivan wine will complete the meal and make it an unforgettable evening.

 

2. FOUR NIGHTS IN NEW YORK CITY WITH RUSSIAN TEA ROOM, JAZZ CLUBS AND STEINWAY TOUR

October 6 – 10, 2017

What fabulous days to spend in the Big Apple! Enjoy a four night stay for two at the Wyndham Midtown 45 at New York City - a serene, sophisticated oasis in the heart of Manhattan less than a mile from many of New York City’s major attractions, and one of the newest Club Wyndham Plus resorts. Enjoy the Columbus Day Parade (October 9), featuring 35,000 marchers, 100 bands, floats and contingents on Fifth Avenue. Enjoy the fine dining experience at the historic Russian Tea Room. Get your groove on at two of NYC’s finest jazz clubs - Small’s and the Blue Note. Go behind the scenes of Steinway & Sons for a factory tour of the famous pianos.

 

3. WEEK AT SPECTACULAR MARRIOTT PALM DESERT RESORT

Head to the sun and enjoy a one-week adventure for up to eight guests at the exceptional Marriott’s Desert Springs Villa in fabulous Palm Desert! Beautifully designed on 400 acres of lavish grounds and stunning mountain views, this uniquely stylish resort offers beautiful villas with full kitchens, formal living and dining areas, private patios and balconies, and washer/dryers for maximum comfort. Enjoy your choice of seven luxurious pools, championship golf, fitness center, tennis and abundant on- site activities. Marriott’s Desert Springs Villas provides unparalleled accommodations to create an unforgettable retreat perfect for a family trip or romantic getaway.

 

4. AMAZING DINNER PARTY FOR 18 BY CATERED TOO!

Catered Too! owner Greg Casella will welcome your party of 18 guests to his elegant tasting room and full bar at his amazing facility in East Palo Alto. Experience a sumptuous tasting dinner, lovingly prepared by Chefs Matt Mermod and David Brissenden, and paired with wines. Hors d’oeuvres thru dessert will be presented on small plates throughout the evening. The tasting room features lounge seating, a full bar, an outdoor patio and floor-to-ceiling windows with views into the 4,000 square foot kitchen. This item is perfect for a birthday party, anniversary or other special event. Enjoy a sumptuous evening with your guests!

 

5. WEEK AT SPECTACULAR RESORT IN CABO SAN LUCAS FOR SIX

October 7 - 14, 2017

Enjoy golfers’ heaven in a two bedroom Grand Suite at the Diamonte Cabo San Lucas in the Dunes Golf Clubhouse. This two bedroom/three bath luxurious condo can sleep six with one king bed and two queen beds in the second bedroom and an extra bath. Play the spectacular David Love III Dunes Course, ranked #38 in the world by Golf Magazine, complete with an awe- inspiring, 14-acre practice and performance center. Or play the new championship golf course created by Tiger Woods Design. Golf or just relax and enjoy paradise!

 

6. GORGEOUS WAILEA, MAUI HAWAII HOUSE FOR A WEEK

Say Aloha to beautiful Maui! Enjoy a stay at a private family home with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Located above the gorgeous Wailea Beach, the three bedroom and two and a half bathroom house is nestled on the grounds of the renowned Arthur Jack Snyder Wailea Blue Golf Course, known affectionately as “the Grand Lady of Wailea.” The course is “resort public.” Enjoy the exquisitely appointed home and soak in the sun by the backyard pool, hot tub and BBQ area.

 

Premier Silent Auction Items

1. Event Design by California Special Occasions

California Special Occasions has been planning, designing and coordinating spectacular events since 2003. Wouldn’t you like to dream up your event and have someone else put it together? Event planning services for a party of 50-100 with at least nine months’ lead time.

Includes:

  • Planning – start to finish
  • Coordination – day of event
  • Floor Plan – based on your location
  • Design – theme, colors and styles
  • With California Special Occasions team of professionals, you can be sure they Take Care of the Details.

     

    2. Week at Hacienda Del Mar Los Cabos

    Enjoy a week-long vacation at the most unique beach front resort in Cabo. Hacienda del Mar Los Cabos effortlessly blends Old World charm, modern style, and unmatched service. Package includes a one-week stay in a Junior Suite, featuring two queen beds; one bath with walk-in shower, hot tub or Jacuzzi; fully equipped kitchenette; and a living area including a sofa. Advance booking required. Some restrictions and blackout dates (Christmas and New Year) apply. Airfare not included.

     

    3. Couple Dinner Party hosted by Carolyn Stuart and Kathy Thibodeaux

    Ahhhhh…..the scents, the sounds, the tastes of the Hawaiian Islands. They evoke a feeling unequaled and nearly impossible to find on the mainland. Except on Saturday, September 9, your hosts, Carolyn Stuart and Kathy Thibodeaux, with help from their husbands Will and Page, respectively, will transport 12 couples to the land of beautiful scenery, endless ocean, and the “aloha” feeling by preparing a delicious dinner and a memorable Hawaiian experience.

     

    4. Day Out with San Francisco Giants

    You and three guests will have a chance to see a 2017 San Francisco Giants game up close at AT&T Park. This experience includes a pre-game field visit to watch 30 minutes of batting practice and four lower box seat tickets. Mutually agreed upon 2017 season weeknight home game. Opening Day and Dodgers games excluded. Must be redeemed prior to September 1, 2017.

     

    5. San Francisco 49ers Game for Two

    Cheer on the San Francisco 49ers during a 2017-18 game versus Tennessee Titans. You and a guest will take in the action from United Club seats. Parking is included. Game date is to be determined when schedule is released.

     

    6. Disneyland Theme Park Passes

    Visit Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park with four 1-Day Park Hopper tickets. Passes may not be used for admission from December 25-31 of any year. Expires February 10, 2019.

     

    7. Live Music for Your Special Event

    CSMA faculty Anthony Doheny (Distinguished Teacher, violin, viola) and Nicholas Isaacs (piano) bring 30 minutes of chamber music to your home event.