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We’re thrilled to share our 2020 Grand Marquee Gala Raffle and Silent Auction items!

Raffle Items:

Series 5 Apple Watch
Win a brand new series 5 stainless steel Apple Watch with a white sports band.

Four Wine and/or Beer Flights at Mount Ida Farm

Win four activity passes such as a lift ticket, tubing at The Plunge, or golf greens fees. Passes are valid Sunday after 12:00PM through Friday night.

Ring Video Doorbell

$100 Gift Certificate to Skyline Cleaners

Silent Auction Items:

Signed Guitar and Paramount Show Posters
Rock out on this guitar signed by Ronnie Milsap, Del & Dawg, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Kip Moore! You’ll also get nine Paramount event posters signed by recent Paramount performers: Buddy Guy; David Crosby; Scotty McCreery; Gordon Lightfoot; Phil Vassar and Kellie Pickler; Matthew West, Jordan Feliz, and Leanna Crawford; Del & Dawg; Ronnie Milsap; and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
•   Signed guitar
•   9 individual 11″x17″ signed Paramount event posters
Estimated Value: Priceless | Starting Bid: $150

An Exquisite Getaway at The Clifton
Savor the modern relaxation of a weekend away in the town we love at The Clifton. The Clifton’s fabulous staff will host you and a guest for a two-night stay, and you’ll receive a gift certificate to The Clifton’s 1799 Restaurant. Not valid during the months of May, June, September, and October.
•   2-night stay
•   $100 gift certificate to the 1799 Restaurant
Estimated Value: $700 | Starting Bid: $250

Fleurie Cooking Class
Join Chef Brian of Fleurie for a Sunday afternoon in the kitchen! Take eleven of your friends on a culinary adventure as you learn how to cook a number of dishes, as well as how foods journey from farm to table.
•   Cooking class for 12 people
Estimated Value: $1,200 | Starting Bid: $300

Paella Dinner with a Spanish Knight and His Fair Maiden
Janna and David Gies will open their home to six guests for a full paella dinner. Enjoy tapas and Spanish wine, and end the night with flaming Baked Alaska. You will also be gifted two novels signed by two of Spain’s most notable writers. The flair, the excitement, the culinary delights!
•   Full paella dinner for 6 (plus Janna and David) at the Gies residence
•   2 novels signed by 2 of Spain’s most important writers
Estimated Value: Priceless | Starting Bid: $300

Lunch, Conversation, and Portraiture with Acclaimed Artist and Author, Robert Shetterly
Enjoy lunch with acclaimed artist Robert Shetterly. Shetterly will share insights of his Americans Who Tell The Truth portraits and narratives that highlight citizens who courageously address issues of social, environmental, and economic equity. This amazing artist will also immortalize you (and a loved one, if you’d like) on canvas. The artist’s sitting fee has been generously reduced for this unique offering and will be paid directly to the artist. The sitting fee for a one-person portrait is $5,000, and $7,500 for a two-person portrait, and is not considered a contribution to The Paramount.*
•   Conversation and lunch
•   1- or 2-person portrait*
Estimated Value with 1-Person Portrait: $11,000 | Starting Bid: $7,500*
Estimated Value with 2-Person Portrait: $15,000 | Starting Bid: $10,000*

One Week Key West Vacation
An immaculate retreat steps from it all, “Above It All” is a recently updated and redecorated multi-level second-floor condo. Part of the original 1844 historical US Naval Base Hospital, this gated community blends the old with the new. A bike or Conch Tour Train ride will take you to sun-kissed Fort Zachary State Park and Beach, and a short walk will put you right in the middle of Duval’s Old Town Key West festivities. With plenty of space, your own bistro courtyard garden, a heated pool, and stunning sunset ocean views, “Above It All” is the perfect location to make your vacation in paradise one to remember! Offer valid May 1 through August 31, 2020, and subject to a mutually agreed upon date.
•   Queen master bedroom
•   2nd floor queen loft bedroom with full bathroom and private balcony
•   Sofa sleeper in family room
•   Formal living and dining rooms
•   Heated pool
•   Bistro courtyard garden with a grill
Estimated Value: $2,500 | Starting Bid: $750

Season Subscription to The Signature Theatre
Treat yourself and a friend to a subscription to the 2019-2020 season at the nonprofit Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA. Tickets are subject to availability and must be used before July 31, 2020; not valid for Saturday evening or Pride Night performances.
•   Pair of 3-Show Subscriptions to Signature’s 2019-2020 Season
Estimated Value: $1,200 | Starting Bid: $100

Highland Stone Fire Pit Kit
This prepackaged fire pit kit will give an instant dynamic impact to your outdoor entertainment area. The fire pit can be used for wood-burning fires or fitted for natural gas and propane; most importantly, it can be used for staying cozy and roasting marshmallows. The kit will be conveniently shipped on one pallet.
•   Highland Stone Fire Pit Kit
Estimated Value: $1,100 | Starting Bid: $250

Private Polo Picnic at King Family Vineyards
Host your friends Railside in a VIP spot at a King Family Vineyards polo match! Enjoy the match from the comfort of a 10’x10′ tent provided for you, a charcuterie board, four souvenir vineyard wine glasses, and three bottles of King Family Vineyards wine.
•   10’x10′ tent awaiting your arrival
•   Charcuterie board
•   4 souvenir wine glasses
•   3 bottles of King Family Vineyards wine
Estimated Value: Priceless | Starting Bid: $150

VPM PBS Media “Insider” Basket
Bring a friend and join Terri Allard and her crew on set as they film a segment of Charlottesville Inside-Out. Enjoy a one-year VPM Passport Membership featuring extended on-demand access to quality PBS programming, along with a bundle of VPM goodies!
•   Charlottesville Inside-Out Experience for 2 people
•   1-year VPM Passport Membership
•   Ken Burns Country Music DVD
•   Ken Burns Country Music book
•   2 VPM PBS wine tumblers
•   2 VPM PBS coffee mugs
•   2 VPM PBS T-shirts
Estimated Value: $750 | Starting Bid: $200

For Your Favorite “Furry” Friend
Keep your furry family member healthy with two Pet Wellness gift certificates courtesy of Albemarle Veterinary Health Care Center. Once your pet feels good on the inside, make sure they look good on the outside, too—enjoy a photo session customized just for your pet at Petography Cville!
•   2 Pet Wellness Visit Gift Certificates for “new patient” visits
•   Photo session for your furry friend
Estimated Value: $450 | Starting Bid: $200

$1,000 Gift Certificate to University Tires
Burn rubber and run over all the nails you want—University Tires has you covered!
•   $1,000 gift certificate
Estimated Value: $1,000 | Starting Bid: $250

Family Portrait Session in Charlottesville
Capture a special memory with your loved ones at your favorite location in Charlottesville during an hour-long portrait session. Take home the full digital collection of professional images for personal use. Subject to photographer’s availability.
•   1-hour family portrait session with Rob Garland of Rob Garland Photographers
Digital images from photo session for personal use
Estimated Value: $700 | Starting Bid: $250

Stick to that New Year’s Resolution with Elevate Training Studio and FlyDog Yoga
Start stretching! It’s time to get in shape (or stay in shape) with personal training sessions from Elevate Training Studio and a variety of yoga classes to choose from at FlyDog Yoga.
•   3 1-hour or 4 half-hour personal training sessions at Elevate Training Studio
•   3 yoga classes at FlyDog Yoga
Estimated Value: $295 | Starting Bid: $100

Sail Away On a Viking Cruise
Discover the most convenient way to see the world on an eight-day 2020/21 Rhine or Danube River Cruise for two people. Meander along the world’s great waterways, gliding past magnificent vistas and pausing to explore riverside ports, all while unpacking your suitcase only once! Valid on available 2020 and 2021 embarkations only; blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Airfare, transfers, and land extensions are not included.
•   1 stateroom for 2 people
•   All on-board meals
•   Shore excursion and tours
Estimated Value: $9,398 | Starting Bid: $3,000

Matching Diamond Love Knots
Love yourself, or give your affection to another, with this beautiful matching set of blue, black, and white diamond love knots in sterling silver.
•   1/4 ct. tw. multi-color diamond ring in sterling silver
•   1/5 ct. tw. blue, black, and white diamond love knot earrings in sterling silver
Estimated Value: $1,350 | Starting Bid: $250

The Kayak of Your Dreams
This compact, sub 12-footer has everything paddlers, anglers, and hobbyists dream about—massive capacity and storage, versatile performance, and rock-solid stability. Measuring 11’6″ long and 33″ wide, the Ride 115 kayak from Wilderness Systems weighs 76 lbs and has a weight capacity of 500 lbs.
•   Wilderness Systems Ride 115 kayak
Estimated Value: $959 | Starting Bid: $250

Ten-Day Summer Stay in London
Imagine your summer 2020 getaway in a fully restored first-floor Victorian pied-à-terre on a quiet, historic, tree-lined street. Only ten minutes by Tube to the city’s West End, you’ll find museums, theatres, and plenty of places to shop! A short walk will bring you to the 800-acre Hampstead Heath—where Henry VIII is rumored to have hunted—for a warm afternoon in the sun and stunning views of London. And, with a private packing demo for you and up to ten friends or family members, you won’t have to worry about over- or under-packing! Offer valid June 1 through August 30, 2020, and subject to a mutually agreed upon date.
•   2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
•   Spacious open living room, dining room, and kitchen
•   Private packing demo for 11 from Peace Frogs Travel/Outfitters
•   Brics X Travel City Backpack
Estimated Value: $3,000 | Starting Bid: $1,000

EFFY Freshwater Pearl Dangle Earrings
These sterling silver earrings feature two freshwater pearls that measure 50.5mm long x 10.8mm wide. What better way to remember the night you set sail at “Seas The Paramount” than with this treasure?
•   Sterling silver EFFY freshwater pearl dangle earrings
Estimated Value: $550 | Starting Bid: $100

Rotunda Watercolor by Lucy Clare Spooner
Take home a memento of one of Jefferson’s historic landmarks, an original watercolor of UVA’s Rotunda by artist Lucy Clare Spooner.  Treat yourself to this artistic treasure, or gift it to an upcoming graduate!
•   Framed and signed original watercolor by Lucy Clare Spooner
Estimated Value: $350 | Starting Bid: $100

Private Wine Tasting at Common House
Enjoy an exclusive private wine tasting for you and nine of your friends at Common House, the premier private club in Downtown Charlottesville. Choose from several themed tasting options with Sommelier, Erin Scalia of In Vino Veritas, leading the tasting. Enjoy a delicious cheese platter with the wine. Subject to a mutually agreed upon date in 2020; Club membership not required.
•   Private wine tasting for 10 at Common House
•   Platter of delicious cheeses to complement the wines
Estimated Value: $1,000 | Starting Bid: $300

Stage Left Event Rental
Host a private dinner party for twelve, or cocktails for thirty, in The Paramount’s intimate new event space on Third Street, our very own Stage Left! Subject to Theater’s availability.
•   Private event at Stage Left
•   Rentals (tables, chairs, linens)
•   Beverages up to $250
•   Use of outdoor patio space
Estimated Value: $550 | Starting Bid: $300

Five-Course Wine Tasting Dinner Hosted by the Brewsters and Wes McCullen
Spend the evening with Antoinette and Ben Brewster, and Wes McCullen of DJ Trading! You and seven guests will enjoy a five-course gourmet dinner created by Chef Drew at Lanark Farm. Wes will provide and discuss the wines as you enjoy them with your meal. Offer valid February 1 through May 13, 2020, and subject to a mutually agreed upon date.
•   5-course wine tasting dinner for 8 people
Estimated Value: Priceless | Starting Bid: $300

Private Movie Screening on The Paramount’s Historic Big Screen
The Paramount Theater is yours alone for a private movie screening of your choice. You pick the movie title and invite 1 to 500 of your closest friends. Perfect for a 10th, 30th, or 50th birthday party, or simply the best date night EVER! Subject to Theater’s availability.
•   Auditorium
•   Private room rental of the Hunter J. Smith Ballroom
•   Staffing and rentals (tables, Chiavari chairs, linens)
•   Unlimited popcorn and Pepsi products for you and your guests
Estimated Value: $7,000 | Starting Bid: $2,000

Sunset Tour at James Madison’s Montpelier
Enjoy a private tour for ten at James Madison’s Montpelier followed by wine, champagne, and hors d’oeuvres on the front portico. Toast your friends while looking at the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains, the same view James and Dolley Madison would have experienced! Visit the award-winning exhibit Mere Distinction of Colour and hike the nine miles of trails, including the largest landmark forest in the Piedmont.
•   Private tour for 10
•   Wine, champagne, and hors d’ oeuvres
•   Entrance to the award-winning exhibit Mere Distinction of Colour
Estimated Value: Priceless | Starting Bid: $300

For the Fellas: Bespoke Shirts and Whiskey
Men, this one’s for you! Enjoy the ultimate gentlemen’s night out on the Downtown Mall in Alton Lane’s posh second-story showroom. Invite seven of your friends to join you for an evening of custom shirt sizing while sipping whiskey. Each attendee is eligible for one free made-to-measure Alton Lane shirt up to $171 retail value. May not be substituted for other garments, gift cards, or merchandise. If the winner selects options exceeding the $171 value, they are responsible for the difference in price. Group appointment must be made and shirts selected by December 31, 2021, unless otherwise pre-arranged.
•   3-hour private fitting
•   8 custom shirts for you and 7 friends
•   Whiskey tasting
Estimated Value: $1,500 | Starting Bid: $500

Epicurean Experiences by Easton Porter Group
Savor the best of town and country with two signature epicurean experiences showcasing food and wine pairings from Easton Porter Group’s Charlottesville collection: Red Pump Kitchen and Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards. Expires December 30, 2020, and is subject to blackout dates. The experiences can be booked on two different days; please provide at least two weeks notice.
Included at Red Pump Kitchen:
•   4-course Tasting Menu with wine pairings by Chef de Cuisine Brandon Ripberger, for 4 people
Included at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards:
•   “Flights & Bites” family-style culinary experience by Executive Chef Ian Rynecki, for 4 people
Estimated Value: $700 | Starting Bid: $300

Go Hoos!
Bring a friend to cheer on the Hoos basketball team as they take on Boston College!
•   2 tickets to the February 19, 2020, UVA vs. Boston College basketball game
•   1 parking pass
Estimated Value: $225 | Starting Bid: $200

Recruiting and Retaining Top Performers: A Conversation with Craig Littlepage
Beginning in 2001, former University of Virginia Director of Athletics, Craig Littlepage, led the transformation of UVA’s athletics program. You and up to three guests will have the rare opportunity to engage in a 90-minute conversation with Mr. Littlepage on building culture in an organization; recruiting, hiring, and retaining top performers; and developing future leaders. These are the same fundamentals that continue to produce top-tier coaches, athletes, and teams for UVA. Offer valid through September 1, 2020, and subject to a mutually agreed upon date, time, and location.
•   90-minute conversation with Craig Littlepage
Estimated Value: Priceless | Starting Bid: $250

Host the Iconic Party of 2020 at The Paramount
Host your next special occasion at The Paramount in one of our private rooms for up to 100 guests. Everything from a holiday party, graduation party, corporate event, wedding, baby shower, or birthday party is perfect for this breathtaking venue. Subject to Theater’s availability.
•   Private room rental: Hunter J. Smith Ballroom, Founders Lounge, Balcony Lounge, or Loggia
•   Up to $250 toward concessions
•   Staffing and rentals (tables, Chiavari chairs, linens)
•   Your event name in lights on the Marquee!
Estimated Value: $2,500 | Starting Bid: $1,000

Private Gourmet Dinner for Ten in Your Home by Harvest Moon Catering
Treat yourself to a private dinner in your home for you and nine guests. The Harvest Moon Catering head chef will put your kitchen to work and take you on a culinary adventure in the comfort of your own dining room. See what’s on the horizon in high-end gastronomy with a custom meal designed exclusively for you and your friends. Date and time to be mutually agreed upon.
•   Chef-prepared dinner for 10
•   Custom menu
•   Rentals
Estimated Value: $2,500 | Starting Bid: $1,000

“Wow” Them with Dinners and Shows
Become the celebrity amongst your friends when you invite them to join you for cocktails, appetizers, or dinner at eight of Charlottesville’s finest downtown restaurants. Package includes varied gift certificates for dinner, plus four tickets to eight shows of your choice at The Paramount! All Paramount Presents shows eligible; restrictions apply on rental events.
•   Concierge service for reserving your event tickets
•   Pre-show and intermission reception in The Paramount’s Suzanne Jessup Brooks Founders Suite
•   4 tickets to 8 shows of your choice at The Paramount
•   8 varied gift certificates for cocktails, appetizers, or dinners at the following restaurants: Bizou, Brasserie Saison, Fleurie, Hamiltons’ at First & Main, Petit Pois, The Downtown Grille, The Fitzroy, Zocalo
Estimated Value: $5,000 | Starting Bid: $2,000

“East Lawn in Morning Light” By Lauchlan Davis
A recent University of Virginia graduate, Lauchlan Davis uses her signature “microabstraction” technique to convey spontaneity within order. Her paintings capture some of the significant and enduring spaces she grew to appreciate while on Grounds.
•   Original 20″x24″ oil on canvas by Lauchlan Davis
Estimated Value: $500 | Starting Bid: $250

Private Sports Broadcast on the Big Screen
The Paramount Theater is yours alone to view your favorite sporting event on the Big Screen, whether it’s the Super Bowl, the Kentucky Derby, the US Open, or The Masters! You pick the event and invite 1 to 500 of your fellow fans for a night to remember. Subject to Theater’s availability.
•   Access to the Auditorium
•   Access to first floor of the Theater, including use of the Hunter J. Smith Ballroom
•   Staffing and rentals (tables, Chiavari chairs, linens)
•   Up to $500 toward concessions
Estimated Value: $7,000 | Starting Bid: $2,500

Dave Matthew’s VIP Concert Package
See the Dave Matthews Band in concert like never before. You and a guest will enjoy prime seats and access to the Lounge, which includes complimentary drinks and food. Valid for two people. Photos are not allowed. Meet & greet with the band is not included. Seat location will not be known in advance but will be from the artist’s guest list. Cannot be re-sold or re-auctioned.
•   2 tickets from the band allotment at the show of your choice during the Summer Tour 2020
•   2 Lounge Passes to private hospitality in backstage area, includes complimentary snacks & drinks
Estimated Value: $300 | Starting Bid: $250

Swimming, Snorkeling, and SCUBA, Oh My!
Dive right in at a swimming, snorkeling, and SCUBA party for six children and two adults at Fairview Pool! The kids will love the Discover SCUBA Experience and learning to snorkel. It wouldn’t be a party without cake—provided by Chandler Bakery. And for that kid (or parent) who can’t get enough of turtles, you’ll also take home a beautiful framed photo of a hawksbill sea turtle, signed by the photographer.
•   3-hour pool party for 6 children and 2 adults at Fairview Pool, or a pool of your choice
•   Pizza, beverages, and a gift certificate for a cake from Chandler Bakery
•   David Doubliet signed and framed hawksbill sea turtle photograph
•   Signed Paramount Presents: National Geographic Live! – Coral Kingdoms event poster
Estimated Value: $350 | Starting Bid: $150

“Seas the Paramount” Earrings
Always remember this magical night with this beautiful pair of “Seas The Paramount” earrings, especially designed for the Gala by Lee Angelo Marraccini at Marraccini Designs, Angelo Jewelry.
•   Sterling silver earrings inlaid with black mother of pearl on sterling silver French hooks
Estimated Value: $180 | Starting Bid: $100

Natural Retreats Vacation in Palm Springs, CA
Enjoy a relaxing four-night stay at “Contemporary Dreams,” an elegant vacation villa in the desert oasis of Palm Springs, California. Surrounded by the Indian Canyons and the sixth fairway of a premier golf course, “Contemporary Dreams” seamlessly blends luxury indoor and outdoor spaces. The villa features floor-to-ceiling windows and a large outdoor living area with a private pool, spa, and manicured grounds. Subject to a mutually agreed upon date to be enjoyed by December 31, 2020.
•   5-day, 4-night stay
•   Sleeps up to 6 people
Estimated Value: $5,350 | Starting Bid: $2,500

Basketball Signed by the Coach of UVA’s National Championship-Winning Men’s Basketball Team, Tony Bennett
Dust off your basketball shoes—the inspiration you’ll receive from this basketball signed by the legendary UVA Men’s Basketball coach, Tony Bennett, will make you want to practice, practice, practice!
•   Signed basketball
Estimated Value: Priceless | Starting Bid: $150

Spend a 5-Star Evening at The Paramount
Enjoy dinner for two at C&O, and then make your way to The Paramount for an evening with world-renowned opera singer Renée Fleming. When you’ve had your fill of fun for the night, fall right into bed for a one-night stay at South Street Inn.
•   Dinner for 2 at C&O
•   2 tickets to Paramount Presents: Renée Fleming on March 3, 2020
•   Pre-show and intermission reception in The Paramount’s Suzanne Jessup Brooks Founders Suite
•   1-night stay at South Street Inn
Estimated Value: $480 | Starting Bid: $250

Stock Your Wine Cellar
Complete your personal wine cellar with a collection of fine wines! Each bottle is valued at $50 or more and includes a bottle of Chateau Haut-Bergey Pessac-Leognan Grand Vin De Bordeaux, 2000; Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grande Dame Champagne Brut, 1998; Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino, 2012; and Thierry et Pascale Matrot – Meursault Blagny 1er Cru (Burgundy White Wine), 2016.
•   12 bottles of wine
Estimated Value: Priceless | Starting Bid: $500

Experience Nature Indoors at The Paramount
It’s too cold to go outside, so join us to explore nature in the comfort of a cushioned seat at The Paramount! You and three guests will have a “wild” time at Paramount Presents: National Geographic Live! — Pursuit of the Black Panther (Shannon Wild) and The Search for Life Beyond Earth (Kevin Hand).
•   4 prime seats for Pursuit of the Black Panther on February 7, 2020 at 7:00PM
•   4 prime seats for The Search for Life Beyond Earth on May 8, 2020 at 7:00PM
•   We will guide you and your guests to the front of the “meet and greet” line following each of the shows
•   Pre-show reception in The Paramount’s Suzanne Jessup Brooks Founders Suite
•   Black panther plushie
Estimated Value: $350 | Starting Bid: $150