Get a sneak peek of what will be in our live auction on May 4, 2019, and get that bidding arm ready! We have unique experiences, a restaurant frenzy, an exotic vacation package and much more! (Items may not be in this order the night of the gala.)
Mariners’ baseball cleat owned and signed by Edgar Martinez
Former designated hitter for the Seattle Mariners and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, Edgar Martinez, has donated a signed cleat. After 18 stellar years, the Mariners retired Edgar’s uniform number and inducted him into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame. Edgar Martínez was also recently elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019 and will be inducted this July! This is your chance to own a piece of history! #legacy #halloffamer #rarememorabilia
Donated by: Jerry Lee & Charlene Lee
Art piece by Tori Kirihara
Artist Tori Kirihara was born and raised in Seattle and attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. Her passions include many forms of art combined with community service and bringing people of different cultures together. This beautiful portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama. This is your chance to own a piece of femme history!
DONATED BY: Tori Kirihara
East Indian Feast for 10 guests at Seattle Storm Co-Owner, Dawn Trudeau’s penthouse, Co-hosted with Dr. Sutapa Basu
Ten friends will share an unforgettable evening with Dawn Trudeau, Co-Owner of the three-time WNBA Champions, Seattle Storm. Join her and Dr. Sutapa Basu, Director of UW Women’s Center, for a freshly prepared East Indian gourmet multi-course meal at Dawn’s Queen Anne penthouse with a panoramic view of Puget Sound. Converse about the Storm’s amazing championship team, current women’s issues, and delicious traditional East Indian recipes from the Land of Five Waters cookbook.
As an added bonus, you and 3 others can cheer on the Storm with 4 tickets to one of their regular season home games!
Donors: Dawn Trudeau, Dr. Sutapa Basu, Elaine Ikoma Ko, Inter*Im Board Member, Seattle Storm
RESTRICTIONS: This dinner must be scheduled during Seattle Storm’s basketball off season. Tickets must be redeemed by August 25, 2019
Talofa! Escape to a tropical island that most adventurous travelers have not even seen. Far from the hustle and bustle of urban life, the Island of Ofu in American Samoa is remote, unpopulated and quiet. The beach at Ofu stretches for just over 2 miles, but the sheer beauty of this curve of sand and the relative emptiness of its shores make it one of the best beaches in the world. Fly from American Samoa to this special island and spend seven days at the Manu’a Hotel. Enjoy complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner and a boat tour of the island!
DONATED BY: Howard Deenah Molipe, Ieremia Atuatasi & Loretta Seigafo
RESTRICTIONS: Travel dates July – October
Poker Party for 20 @$100 Buy-In
Put on your best poker face and ante up for the big poker party of the year! InterIm Board Chair Andrew Liu will be your host for the evening in his lovely Magnolia home overlooking Seattle. Three of a kind friends Jerry Lee, Downtown Freddie Brown and Perry Lee will help deal out the fun. Feeling lucky then bid high and win this hand!
Fixed Price: $100/Ticket
DONATED BY: Andrew Liu, Nancy Ko, Liana Woo
Cocktails & Conversation with Angela Rye, ESQ, CEO & CNN Political Commentator
Twelve lucky guests will have a very special experience featuring Ms. Angela Rye. Guests will be delighted by engaging conversation, panoramic penthouse views of Puget Sound while enjoying both cocktails and delicious heavy hors d’oeures.
Born and raised in Seattle, Ms. Rye will share her broad and incisive analysis of current political and global issues as she regularly does on CNN, HBO, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, BET and TV One. She was nominated by the NAACP, along with Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey, for their 50th Anniversary Image Award. This will be an extraordinary time!
DONORS: Elaine Ikoma Ko, Eddie Rye, Jr., Dawn Trudeau
RESTRICTIONS: Dates TBD in Summer or Fall
Hilton Honor Points
InterIm Board Chair Andrew Liu has donated 250,000 Hilton Honor Points! These Honor Points can be redeemed to book ANY room, ANY time, ANY where at over 5,000 locations in 100 countries and territories! No blackout dates! Imagine yourself in London, Sydney, Paris, Rome, or Dubai! Have you always dreamed of discovering the Bahamas, Fiji, Brazil, or French Polynesia? This is your chance!
Donated by: Andrew Liu
Handcrafted textile art with iconic International District theme
Textile artist, Colleen Seymour Hoernlein, created and produced this one of a kind hanging quilt, along with friend Claudia Vellandi. This piece of art is an assembly of ink drawings that were converted from paper to canvas, so it could be combined with other fabrics that will stand the test of time. The pictures depict the Chinatown/ International District of the past by Artist & Architect Curtis McGuire. This original design should be hung and appreciated as it triggers memories of some favorite places for citizens of the CID. It is meant to honor a place many call home and a way of life that InterIm CDA strives to support and maintain.
Original Designers: Colleen Seymour Hoernlein & Claudia Vellandi
Print Artist/Architect: Curtis McGuire
Week Stay in San Diego w/ Southwest Airline Tickets
Fly to sunny San Diego on Southwest Airlines and enjoy a week’s stay at the lovely Worldmark San Diego – Mission Valley. You’ll be stone’s throw from the world-famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Old Town, and Balboa Park. Catch a beautiful sunset in La Jolla, tour the enchanting Hotel del Coronado, and explore the magic of Del Mar. Wind, surf, and sun will be all yours to enjoy in “America’s Finest City”.
DONATED BY: Andrew Liu
RESTRICTIONS: Dates November 01, 2019 – November 08, 2019. Mandatory Fees: Mandatory Security deposit is 100.00 U.S. dollars. Only Credit Cards accepted. Hold deposit for incidentals, fee subject to change without notice. Resort Fees: WI-FI fee is 4.95 U.S. dollars. Cash or Credit is accepted. Per day for two devices.
Hot Pot for 10
InterIm Board Chair Andrew Liu will again be your host for one of his famous hot pot parties! Due to popularity, dinner will be at their beautiful home with an amazing view of Seattle. Dinner includes Andrew’s special dipping sauce! A Chinese tradition for over 1,000 years, this hot pot party is sure to impress all of your foodie friends. You’ll gather around a steaming hot pot of savory broth, and choose your own ingredients from a wide selection of thinly sliced meats, fresh vegetables, and noodles.
DONATED BY: Andrew Liu
RESTRICTIONS: Date to be mutually agreed upon
Himalayan Dinner for 10
Mustard seeds, turmeric, cumin, fenugreek seeds, nutmeg, saffron, cardamom… let these aromatic herbs transport you to a region far away. InterIm’s Executive Director, Pradeepta Uphadhyay, will prepare for you and 9 guests a Himalayan feast that draws from the cuisines of Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Her selections of appetizers, soups, dumplings, curries, and breads will satisfy your senses and warm your soul. Two special celebrity guest joining you and your guests that evening will be Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos and Sophia Danenberg, the FIRST African American woman to summit Mt. Everest. Hear firsthand about her adventures with sherpas, blizzards, and hiking at high altitudes.
DONATED BY: Pradeepta Upadhyay
RESTRICTIONS: Date to be mutually agreed upon except for the month of August
Week stay at Kona Wyndham Hotel
Your escape to a tropical paradise awaits you! Fly on Hawaiian Airlines directly to the Big Island of Hawaii and enjoy one week at the charming Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort. When you stay at Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island’s west coast, you will feel as if you are stepping back in time to a more simple, unspoiled era. Every detail has been designed to re-create the charming traditional Hawaiian island ambiance found back in the ’30s, with all the modern amenities and activities you would expect in a tropical resort. Situated within walking distance from the beach in the charming Big Island town of Kailua-Kona, you will find yourself within easy reach of waterfalls, gorgeous lookouts, museums, golf courses, volcanoes, and a multitude of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Learn all about the coffee making process at the Royal Kona Coffee Mill and Museum, or go whale watching and swim with the dolphins when you visit Waikoloa Village.
Donated by: Hawaiian Airlines & Wilfred James