Enjoy these Preview Videos from the 2021 WildCare Gala Silent Auction
The WildCare Gala was a WILD success on August 21, 2021! These videos showcased several of our most exciting auction items.
Three Nights for Four Persons at the Stunning Camp Sarika, Amangiri
Exclusivity and luxury redefined! Discover this exquisite property set within the luminous canyons of the American Southwest.
- Guests will enjoy a three-night stay for four people in a tented pavilion at Camp Sarika
- The pavilion features two beautifully-appointed master suites with a shared living room, a cold/heated plunge pool and absolutely stunning views
- All meals are included during your stay. Menus feature locally-sourced ingredients, rustic-but-refined rotisserie and fire-pit dishes, with extensive vegetarian and vegan options
- Camp Sarika at Amangiri was voted North America's Most Romantic Resort in 2020
- Value: $20,000
Four Seasons Rancho Encantado in Santa Fe, New Mexico
- Three nights and four days for four people in two King Casitas
- Includes daily breakfast, lunch and dinner for four guests
- Enjoy the unparalleled service of the Four Seasons, and the incomparable beauty of Santa Fe!
- Value: $5,370
Seven Glorious Nights in Beautiful Punta Mita, Mexico for Six People
- Seven nights in a beautiful 3,500 square foot condo at Hacienda de Mita
- Four bedrooms provide elegant and comfortable accommodation for six people
- Includes: Cook, concierge service, daily breakfast, daily housekeeping and the use of a golf cart for six
- Two free rounds and premier golf membership access to Jack Niklaus Signature Pacifico and Bahia Courses
- Access to exclusive beach clubs and spa services
- Value: $7,500
Luxury Weekend for Two at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
- Two luxurious nights at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
- Spa treatments for two at the Waldorf Astoria La Prairie Spa
- Located in the heart of glamorous Beverly Hills
- Featuring the award-winning Jean-Georges Beverly Hills restaurant
- Value: $2,500
2-Night Stay at Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach
Conveniently located on the Diamond Head end of Waikiki and just a 3-minute walk to the golden sands of Waikiki Beach, the 100% smoke-free Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach is a springboard to many activities and attractions for the visitor on the go.
Walk to and explore the Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium, or exercise or picnic at the nearby 108-acre Kapiolani Park. Find bargains at the International Marketplace or shop till you drop at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center.
2- Night Stay at One of Collective Resorts' Luxury Tenting Opportunities
Enjoy a multi-night stay on one of Collective Retreats' extraordinary luxury tenting opportunities! Much more than a place to sleep, Collective Retreats are in stunning locations where traditional hotels simply can't exist.
- Enjoy your very own tent full of life's little luxuries including a private en-suite bathroom.
- Includes breakfast for two each morning and campfire s'mores each evening of the stay.
- Additional meals, alcohol, snacks, activities and services available for purchase but not included in the price.
- Learn more at collectiveretreats.com.
- Value: $1,500
Name Our Wildlife Ambassador Opossum
Our Virginia Opossum needs a name! She is a representative of her species for visitors to WildCare's Courtyard, and for participants in our Nature Education Programs. As such, our opossum needs a name that conveys something educational about opossums, their behaviors and characteristics, or their habitats.
The winning bidder of this auction item will be able to choose an educational name for our wonderful opossum.
Restrictions: The name chosen must have an educational component. Our Education Department team reserves the right to request a different name if the chosen name is determined to not be appropriately educational.
LangeTwins Winery Getaway Package
This tantalizing wine getaway package includes a private wine tasting for two, an overnight stay at the Wine & Roses Hotel, and a Wine Gift Box containing 6 Single Vineyard Wines (mix of red and white) cork pull, tea towel, and apron.
Wine & Roses is a locally owned Lodi business featuring distinguished hotel rooms, innovative restaurant, resort spa, artisan café & market, and intimate weddings and corporate events.
They are committed to working with local farmers & artisans to source fresh, sustainable, natural, and organic products from our region.
LangeTwins Winery: The Langes are generational farmers. Their priority has always been to connect people to the land through wine.
2-Night Stay in a Classic Airstream at Autocamp Russian River
Enjoy a luxury retreat in a modern Airstream Trailer! AutoCamp is where great design meets the great outdoors.
This two night mid week (Sunday through Thursday) stay in a Classic Airstream at AutoCamp Russian River, nestled into the heart of California's coveted Wine Country. Surrounded by soaring Sonoma redwoods and ideally situated between the Russian River and the charming nearby town of Guerneville—an outdoor and wine destination.
Sleep next to the redwood forest, then wake up with coffee in your private outdoor space. Tucked into a grove of trees that feels secluded but is only a five-minute drive from hiking trails, swimming spots, and Guerneville’s charming main street, it’s the best of every world.
Marin Restaurant Week: Poggio, Side Street Kitchen and Station House Cafe Gift Cards
Side Street: Inspired by Sheryl’s favorite dishes from growing up in Northern California and a formative trip she took to Paris, Sheryl and Chef Aaron have developed a menu that recreates these memories.
Station House Cafe: A Point Reyes Classic featuring local farm-to-table food, full bar, safe-distance indoor dining and outdoor seating in our lush garden patio. Serving locally sourced, organic breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Poggio: a classic Italian trattoria with comfortable neighborhood charm and destination-caliber cuisine. Using the best available local ingredients including organic herbs and vegetables, the daily changing menu features soulful classics of Northern Italy, simply and earnestly prepared by hand.
Cat Sitting in San Francisco by Tales of the Kitty
Gift certificate for in-home cat sitting visits in San Francisco from Tales of the Kitty, San Francisco's premier cat sitting service!
1-Night Stay at Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort and Mineral Spa
Spend a night at the iconic Dr. Wilkinson's Resort in Calistoga, Napa Valley! Since 1952, Dr. Wilkinson’s has been providing wellness, relaxation, and good times.
Home to healing mineral waters, "The Works" mud bath, and a backyard that keeps you connected—we’re Calistoga’s original wellness resort.
Three-night Stay in a Tahoe Vacation Home
Next to the Old Brockway golf course in Tahoe Vista, California, the house is just a short walk to the beach.
Enter onto the main floor of this quintessential Lake Tahoe cabin, and you will immediately feel at home. This beautifully rustic home boasts 4 queen bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a well-stocked kitchen, dining area and living room with a cozy gas fireplace.
Upstairs, you'll find a separate family room with 55" TV, surround sound and premium cable channels. All of the bedrooms have new memory foam mattresses, Bluetooth radios, and easily accessible USB charging stations for phones, tablets, etc.
Year round, take advantage of the fully enclosed hot tub, private and protected from the elements. This relaxing Tahoe getaway home can comfortably accommodate up to 8 people and will have you ready for all of your mountain adventures.
One-of-a-kind Pet Portrait by Kim Babnik
Vet-for-a-Day at WildCare!
One lucky person will get exclusive access to join WildCare for this opportunity in May, June or July of 2022.
These months are the height of wildlife "baby season" at WildCare, so you'll meet baby animals of many species and see how Medical Staff cares for them and the injured adult animals in our care.
After an exhausting and exhilarating morning caring for multiple species, we will relax over lunch in the courtyard.
Must be 18 or older. Must be comfortable with medical procedures.
|Other Amazing Auction Items Include:|
|Amphora Nueva Balsamic & Olive Oil Set||Amphora Nueva||$42|
|Aperol Spritz by Courier Classics||Campari||$68|
|"Winter" Pelican Painting by Barbara Banthien||Barbara Banthien||$3,000|
|2-Night Stay In A Classic Airstream at Autocamp Russian River||AutoCamp||$500|
|90-Minute Bodywork/Massage Therapy Session||Joel Hillman||$190|
|Bay Nature Magazine year subscription||Bay Nature Magazine||$32.00|
|Crystal Springs framed landscape painting by Nina Ollikainen||Nina Ollikainen Fine Art||$3,000|
|Dandelion Skin Care Basket||Dandelion Skin Care at Wild Oat Hollow||$100|
|High Kingdom - Snow Leopard painting by Robert Bateman||Bill Beech||$700|
|Hungry Owl Box Consultation & Installation Package||Hungry Owl Project||$710|
|Instant Bar||Campari & WildCare||$168|
|Instant Wine Cellar||Generously donated by WildCare's Board of Directors||$606+|
|Salus & Staglan Fine Wine Lot||Irene White & Caryl Athanasiu||$504|
|"Tufa Formations, Mono Lake" Framed Photograph by John Sexton||$150|
|Jackson Family Winery - Case of Chardonnay||Jackson Family Winery|
|Chappellet Tasting & Private Tour for Four & Magnum bottle of 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon||Chappellet||$455|
|Marin Beauty Package||Maureen Groper||$330|
|Marin Restaurant Week: Poggio, Side Street Kitchen, Station House Cafe Gift Cards||Poggio, Side Street Kitchen, Station House Cafe Gift Cards||$300|
|WildCare & Eileen||$500|
|Hungry Owl Puppet Show at WildCare!||Hungry Owl Project||$800|
|Package of four 45-min voice or music lessons (violin, piano)||Wendy Loder Music Studio||$260|
|Tam Junction Pizza Hacker Package||Tam Junction Pizza Hacker||$250|
|Rancho Compasión Tour||Rancho Compasión||$200|
|Red-tailed Hawk in Winter by Robert Bateman||Bill Beech||$700|
|Restaurant & Wine Baskets||Rickey's and Speakeasy||$300|
|San Francisco Zoo Experiences||San Francisco Zoo||Varies|
|WildCare Baby/Toddler Gift Set||WildCare||$200|
|Yerba Buena Tea Company Gift Set||Yerba Buena Tea Company||135|