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Live & Silent Auctions

Save the Date - Spring Benefit 2017

Our Spring Benefit will include many exciting ways to support our students.

Live Auction  

Matthew Girling

Matthew Girling, Global CEO & Auctioneer | Bonhams

Matthew Girling is Global CEO of the International Fine Art Auctioneers, Bonhams. Based in New York and London, he is responsible for raising the company's profile and business performance worldwide.

As an auctioneer of more than 30 years standing, Matthew has overseen many famous sales, including the 5.30 carat fancy deep-blue diamond which sold for £6.2 million in 2013, the current world record price per carat for a deep-blue diamond sold at auction. He was also the auctioneer for the record-breaking sale of Frank Auerbach’s E.O.W. on her Blue Eiderdown V that sold at Bonhams’ flagship HQ in New Bond Street, London for more than £2 million in 2016.


Year of expanded learning for four students ($5,000)

More hours in the school day, more role models in the classroom, more opportunities for joyful learning – these are supports that curious and creative kids need in order to grow into confident, caring and successful adults.

Stage and sound sets for drama club ($2,000 each)

Students come into their own under the bright lights – finding their voice, gaining confidence, being part of a larger family, and developing an appreciation of the arts and their own talents that will carry them well into adulthood.  

Tae kwon do mats ($500 each)

Respect, self-control, integrity, spirit. These are the values students learn through tae kwon do. Plus, the class offers a welcome opportunity for kids to move their bodies and refocus their minds.

Engineering sets for robotics club ($150 each)

Imagining solutions to problems, collaborating with peers, building upon big ideas – these are the skills children develop in robotics clubs as they cultivate a love for science and a desire to make the world a better place.

 Your donation will be used in general support of our mission to close the learning gap.



Silent Auction

Company (A-Z)


American Museum of Natural History

Four super-vouchers to museum's 45 permanent exhibit halls plus attendance to up to four special exhibitions or shows of the winner’s choosing.

Barry's Bootcamp

Five strength and cardio interval fitness classes that provide an immersive, high-intensity, one-hour workout that’s as effective as it is fun. At any NYC location.

Bliss Without Bother +
Magnetic Sound

Customized wellness event planning for up to 8 employees to increase happiness and productivity in the workplace with a one-hour private magnetic sound bath meditation with sound artist MJ Caselden. 

Blue Apron

Two weeks of easy and fun cooking experiences with delivery of fresh ingredients in exactly the right proportions.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Four guest passes to 52 acres of Brooklyn's most fragrant, bloom-filled garden.

Brooklyn Brainery

A gift certificate for curious adults about all sorts of things: from physics to Australian desserts, from HTML to shorthand, and just about every nook and cranny in between. Good for any class.

Cheesecake Factory

Enjoy one of over 250 signature menu items and more than 50 signature cheesecakes and desserts at this famous restaurant.

Children's Museum of the Arts

Bring the kids! One lucky family will experience the transformative power of the arts, meet working artists, and let their creativity shine.

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Four gift cards ($100 each) for delicious meals of healthy and fast Mexican fare.

City Winery

A wine tasting tour for two in City Winery’s Barrel Room, a 40-seat tasting room and restaurant featuring 11 wines on tap - with no preservatives or added sulfites, making it the freshest, eco-friendly wine in NYC.

Deb Levy, author

Six signed copies of "Bury the Hot: A childhood lost hiding from Hitler," with exclusive visit to your book club by author Deb Levy.

Esther Dyson

Flight suit... Details forthcoming!

Exhale Healing Arts +
Vitality Group LLC

A gravity colon hydrotherapy session at the Manhattan location to help cleanse you for the spring season and restore the body's natural balance.

Four Seasons

Two nights in a park-view room at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort.

Joyce Theater

Two tickets to a dance and choreography performance at Joyce Theater in Chelsea.

Lorri Potecha

Paradise is calling... Spend an entire week at Casa Bonita on Ambergris Caye, Belize's largest island known for its water sports, scuba diving, snorkeling, and beautiful Caribbean beaches.

Lucy & William Friedman

Escape the city and enjoy a long weekend at a beautiful home on Fire Island.

McKay Williamson

A Reportage-style shoot with one of the country's top photographers. Having previously shot for Mini Boden, Italian Vogue, and Saatchi & Saatchi, this is a rare opportunity to work with one of the best. 

Midtown Comics

A gift card for the best online comic book shop.

Museum of Chinese in America

MOCA Family Membership for 2 adults and 2 dependents 18 years and under; to an incredible exhibit dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States.

The Museum at Eldridge Street

Two Family tickets (2 adults and 3 children) can visit the breath-taking National Historic Landmark located on New York City's Lower East Side for an intimate, authentic portal to the past for people of all backgrounds.

New York City Ballet

Ballet shoes signed by prestigious dancer Sterling Hytlin.

New York Historical Society

Airline miles plus a home in Telluride… Enjoy all the beauty of the Rocky Mountains without the hassle.

New York Lizards

Certificate for 4 Silver tickets to a Lizards 2017 home game.

NYS Department of Agriculture &

Eight tickets to the New York State Fair (August 23 - September 4) in Syracuse, NY, which becomes transformed into the live music capital of New York State, with livestock competitions, art and craft exhibitions, a petting zoo, and so much more.

Orchard Aromatherapy

Custom beauty product blending with certified aromatherapist and author Christina Daigneault. Learn about your unique skin needs on an aromatic journey with essential oils, and within a week, recieve five carefully crafted beauty products.

Randy & Rona Nelson +
Lucy Friedman

Airline miles plus a home in Telluride… Enjoy all the beauty of the Rocky Mountains without the hassle.

Red Bull

Pair of tickets to a soccer home game at Red Bulls Arena in Harrison, NJ

SecondHouse +
Martha Clara Vineyards

A two-night stay for two at SecondHouse, a co-living co-working beachfront home in Mattituck, Long Island, designed for executives and entrepreneurs seeking experiences in nature. An exclusive private wine tasting tour for up to six adults on the beautiful North Fork of Long Island.

The Skylark

Two $100 gift certificates for exclusive access to The Skylark, Manhattan's newest premier cocktail lounge, including VIP admission and champagne toast for 4 guests.

The STOMP Company

Two tickets to the OFF-Broadway hit "STOMP," the inventive and invigorating stage show that's dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm. 

Tastebuds Kitchen

Gift card for TasteBuds Kitchen's unique and creative cooking classes for people of all ages

Trader Joe's

An assortmemt of delicious, healthy snacks and goodies, right in time for picnic season. 

UCB Theatre

Two tickets to the performance of UCB's biggest show, "ASSSSCAT"

Yoga Peace Kula

Get your namaste on with an unlimited monthly pass to the premier nonprofit yoga studio in Howell, NJ




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