Kaanapali is a three-mile stretch of beach that has been touted as one of the best beaches on Maui. Long ago, these sands and lush gardens were enjoyed by Hawaiian kings and queens who sought a relaxing, rejuvenating retreat. The land itself was once comprised of green sugar cane and taro, grown with the help of the Maui sun and a freshwater spring. This magical spot is steeped in culture, from when it was used as a training ground for Hawaiian warriors in ancient times, to the romantic days of “Old Hawaii” in the ’30s and ’40s, to the present.
You’ll enjoy an oceanfront studio at the Mahana Kaanapali Resort. Located on the north end of Kaanapali Beach on Maui with a walkout lanai on the sand. Includes daily housekeeping services and all fees. Subject to an agreed upon date with a minimum 90 days advance date request.
Donated by Suzie & Paul Frank
You will love this comfortable spacious bi-level apartment which sleeps 5-6 people, a convenient 10-minute Metro ride to the medieval center of Brussels, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Comfortably furnished and fully equipped, including broadband ADSL internet connection, in the thick of things. Brussels is the principal seat of the Belgian Royal Family and the capital of the European Union. Right in the heart of Brussels Old Town, is the Grand Place, one of the best-preserved square's in Europe. Much of the square's elegant character is owing to the unique architecture of its elegant Gildehuizen (guild houses} with their magnificent gables, pilasters, and balustrades, ornately carved stonework, and rich gold decoration. The city has a wealth of Museums and beautiful architecture. While you're there, take a day trip to Paris (one hour by high speed rail) or travel to Amsterdam or Cologne. The world heritage city of Bruges with its medieval canals and famous lace-making is a short train trip away. One week stay available April through September on an agreed upon date.
Donated by Valerie and Peter Garforth
7-day stay in a private, two-bedroom apartment minutes from the magnificent mile, Millennium Park, the Art Institute, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Symphony Hall, theater district, State Street, Chicago Architectural Foundation and much more. Package includes two Chicago City Passes to four attractions of your choice. Show your pass and walk right in without waiting in line. Subject to an agreed upon date.
Donated by Lise and Tom Lawson
Santa Fe, New Mexico is a magical, exuberant, colorful journey at any time of year. Its legendary history and culture will fascinate and inspire you. Art galleries and diverse visual arts span ancient traditional art to the most contemporary, making it one of the largest and most important art markets in the country. Enjoy the sumptuous world renowned cuisine and treat yourself to its colorful markets. Two tickets to the Santa Fe Opera are included, a VIP parking pass, admission to the patron lounge and two tickets to the Preview Buffet. The apartment has two bedrooms.
Five day stay on an agreed upon date.
Donated by Joan Crowley
Spend 3 days and 2 nights on a western getaway to the beautiful Santa Lucia Preserve in the Carmel Valley. Includes hotel accommodations for a family of 5 or fewer staying in up to two rooms. Includes a $400 on-property dining allowance. You'll also enjoy a 2-hour guided western horseback trail ride or an arena cattle penning experience with a real California cowboy or cowgirl. Swimming, water sliding, hiking and abundant wildlife are all part of the experience. Date subject to availability and expires one year from date of purchase.
Donated by Patti and Steve Hoffman
Shabbat Dinner for 8 people. Stories & Song at the Home of Ben Simon
Shabbat dinner is a weekly Jewish Friday night tradition that ushers in a day of rest and rejuvenation. Join SFCO Music Director Ben Simon for a unique Shabbat dinner at the Simons’ Rockridge home. Enjoy wine and delicious food prepared by Ben and his wife Jane, including Ben’s locally-almost-famous challah bread, fresh from the oven. Lift your spirits with lively conversation, wonderful tales, and beautiful songs. No need to be Jewish to enjoy this celebratory occasion! Date to be mutually determined with Ben Simon one year from date of purchase.
Donated by Jane and Ben Simon
Revel in a week-long stay in a gorgeous lakefront setting in a Tahoe home that sleeps 8. This 3-bedroom (+loft), 4-bath retreat has 107 feet of private shoreline beach right out the door. You're provided with the toys to enjoy including a kayak and rubber boat for floating lazily on the water. Inside, sweeping panoramas remind you that Lake Tahoe is your own pine-studded playground. Nearby, you'll find endless trails to explore by bike or on foot.
Each of the 3 bedrooms boasts its own ensuite bathroom. Traveling with kids? The loft is equipped with 2 additional twin beds. A fabulous kitchen is stocked with everything you need to serve your culinary handiwork at the 8-person dining table overlooking the lake, or take a short drive to restaurants, shops and cafes of North Lake Boulevard - just 2 miles away. Offer includes a one-week stay to be used before March 26, 2019. Specific dates to be agreed upon with donor.
Donated by Hanna Tikkanen Merk & Axel Merk
You and your guests will soar over San Francisco with magnificent city and coastline views in the Merk family’s private Cessna 210 aircraft. Discover a side of San Francisco that few ever experience: you will have unparalleled aerial views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and downtown San Francisco. We will meander along the unforgettable coastline and may even fly by your Bay Area neighborhood for a unique once in a lifetime treat to see your home from the air.
Start and end location is the Palo Alto airport. The offer is for up to 4 guests and it is to be used before March 26, 2018. Specific date to be mutually agreed upon with Axel Merk.
Donated by Hanna Tikkanen Merk and Axel Merk
Enjoy a spectacular performance of Dvořák's opera Rusalka at the San Francisco Opera on June 28, 2019. Only the second time in the company's history have they presented this enchanting fairytale about a water nymph who trades her voice for love. An all-star cast including soprano Rachel Willis-Sorenson, Brandon Jovanovich as the Prince, Ferruccio Furlanetto as Vodnick. the water gnome and Jamie Baron as the witch. Before the opera, enjoy a romantic dinner at Le Jardinère, anchored in the tradition and foundation of French cooking techniques.
Chamber Music at Your Next Private Event
Bring a bit of class(ical) to your next private or corporate event with a hand-selected group of SFCO All-Stars. A performance by these world-class musicians will delight your guests and bring your birthday, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, holiday celebration, or IPO launch to the very highest level. Choose your own theme—from Baroque to Broadway, Mozart to Madonna—and let our All-Stars work their musical magic.
Date to be mutually determined with Ben Simon and expires March 24, 2019.
About Us: We are California's longest established professional chamber orchestra, and the only professional orchestra in the State to offer a complete season of admission-free programming. Our organization is dedicated to making classical music accessible to audiences of all ages and backgrounds across the Bay Area, and inspiring and enlightening the next generation of music lovers through a variety of outreach programs
Call 415.463.6710 for more information.
For more information call 415.463.6710