We’re stepping up our Annual Dinner game this year! We’re excited to introduce mobile bidding, bidding from afar, and bidding in advance through the BidPal platform.

For our members and supporters who are unfamiliar, BidPal is a platform that will make our silent auction portion of the evening run a little bit smoother and help us check you in much faster. You’ll be bidding using your cell phones. For those who are a bit more technophobic (including our near and dear Executive Director Shiloh) don’t worry―we’ll have volunteers and staff on hand to guide you through the process. We promise it’ll be a breeze.

What’s even more exciting is the auction items we’ve drummed up this year thanks to the generosity of our members and community partners. To give you an idea, our items include…

Adventure for Two: Forage for Edible & Medicinal Plants/Mushrooms – Santa Cruz

WHAT? That’s right, you’ll forage for food! This package includes a beautiful, meditative, 2.5-ish-mile hike in the redwoods, chaparral and hardwood forest. You’ll learn how to identify edible and medicinal species native to the region and learn proper harvesting and preparation techniques.

Tour and Tasting for 4 – at St. George Spirits

This distillery tour and tasting will help you learn to approach and appreciate spirits. Each tasting includes a selection of six of our spirits—all made onsite!

Six Week Pottery Class – Higher Fire Studios

For beginners ready to experience the thrills and spills of working on the potter’s wheel―this course introduces the basics of throwing, trimming, attachments, and glazing. You’ll make 10-12 items―all food-safe, non-toxic, microwave & dishwasher safe!

Two All Stages 3-Day Passes – 2019 San Jose Jazz Summer Festival

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest is the place to be with jazz, blues, salsa, Latin, R&B and world music, plus food and family fun!

…And more! Other items include: airline tickets, fitness classes, wine tastings, massage, sports tickets, and bicycle accessories.

And if you haven’t heard yet, our speaker is Strava CEO Mark Gainey, whose company stands at the intersection of recreational cycling and advocacy. It’s going to be an exciting night and we can’t wait to see you there! Buy tickets here.