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A VIP Brewery Experience: Good Times with Great Friends at Lawrence Beer Company

Lawrence Beer CompanyAlong with 14 of your closest friends, you will enjoy a uniquely personalized dining and private beer tasting experience at Lawrence Beer Company. In addition to delicious food and even tastier beverages, you and your guests will be treated to a tour of the brewery, led by Head Brewer Sam McClain. If you enjoy good beer, good food and good camaraderie all in one place, this package is perfect for you.

This savory and satisfying brewery experience is valued at $1,000.
Contributed by: Lawrence Beer Company

An Exclusive Chef’s Table Experience with Chef TK Peterson

Merchants Chef and Owner TK PetersonEnjoy a unique, private dining experience for eight at the Chef’s Table inside Merchants Pub & Plate. The very talented Chef TK Peterson will personally treat you and your guests to a fabulous meal of Midwestern fare, made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. As you dine, you’ll also enjoy an exciting array of beverage choices, including the pub’s extensive craft beer menu and much more.

This delectable experience is valued at $1,000.
Contributed by: Chef/Owners TK and Emily Peterson

Private Tour & Lunch at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Nelson-Atkins Museum of ArtWhether you’re an art aficionado or simply a fan, you will love this private tour for six at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City. In addition to the docent-led tour of the museum’s many exhibits and artful artifacts, this package includes lunch at Rozzelle Court Restaurant, where you will feel as if you’ve stepped into a 15th-century Italian courtyard. Transportation to and from the museum is also included in this awe-inspiring package. (Tour available any date from September 15 through December 1, 2018, and includes special exhibits.)

This art lover’s dream is valued at $500.
Contributed by: Wayne and Donna Osness

The Praeger-Jacobs Brunch Experience: Great Food & Lovely Setting

Table set for brunchBrunch-lovers: this one's made for you... literally. With the winning bid, you can host a scrumptious brunch party without lifting a finger. This grand meal package includes homemade brunch for 12 along with mimosas and bloody marys, fully prepared for you in the Praegers' home. This was a popular item at the last Hearts of Gold auction. 

This mouth-watering delight is valued at $500.
Contributed by: Dr. Mark and Sandy Praeger & Dr. Bud and Sheryl Jacobs

Abstract Jayhawk Oil Painting

Contemporary Jayhawk paintingFor a truly one-of-a-kind piece of Jayhawk memorabilia, treat yourself or the KU fan in your life to this abstract Jayhawk oil painting by Iryna Stroganova. She is a Ukrainian-born, Kansas City-based artist who specializes in abstracts and cityscapes. Measuring 4x6 feet and filled with vibrant colors including, of course, crimson and blue, this is a beautiful work of art that’s sure to look fantastic on any home or office wall.

This painting, which will be the envy of all KU superfans, is valued at $1,500.
Contributed by: Daryl and Cindy Craft

Picturesque Colorado Cabin Stay with $500 Hospitality Package

Colorado cabinYour next trip to Colorado just became more adventurous! Enjoy a beautiful, weeklong stay in the breathtaking Rio Grande National Forest in southwest Colorado. Thanks to Russ Johnson, LMH President and CEO, and his wife Isabel, this luxurious log cabin offers jaw-dropping views of the Colorado mountains. Additionally, the winning bidder will receive $500 in gift cards to be used toward many of the top local attractions courtesy of Cindy Yulich, Chairperson of the LMH Board of Trustees, and her husband Mitch. Activities and sight-seeing possibilities include the Narrow Gauge Train, Creede Repertory Theatre, and/or Great Sand Dunes National Park, as well as dude ranch horseback riding, guided fly fishing tours, ATV rentals and more.

This cozy cabin stay, perfect for adventure seekers, is valued at $2,500.
Contributed by: Russ and Isabel Johnson & Mitch and Cindy Yulich

An Evening Get-Together with Gary & Kathleen Sebelius

Gary and Kathleen SebeliusJust think of the stories they could share—as the winning bidder of this package, you and your friends will spend an evening with influential Kansas power-couple Gary and Kathleen Sebelius, who have graciously agreed to host a 90-minute wine and cheese reception for up to 20 people in their new Lawrence home. Gary Sebelius currently serves as a magistrate judge, and notable work throughout his career includes his work as trial and appellate counsel for Topeka Public Schools in the desegregation case, Brown vs. Board of Education. Kathleen Sebelius served as Governor of Kansas 2003 to 2009, before becoming the 21st Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services until 2014. Today, she is the CEO of Sebelius Resources LLC, providing strategic advice to private companies, non-profit organizations, higher education institutions, and financial investors. You won’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to engage in stimulating conversation with your friends and two very well-known Kansas public figures.

The reception is valued at $1,000.
Contributed by: Gary and Kathleen Sebelius

Stunning Sapphire and Diamond Necklace

Hearts of gold pendantThis spectacular pendant necklace will give its owner a wearable conversation piece. The center sapphire is a bezel set, .8 carat round, diamond cut stone. It’s surrounded by 1.32 carats of round, brilliant cut diamonds. The pendant is finished with milgrain detail, giving it a romantic and Art Deco appearance. The pendant slides on an 18” length, 18-karat, white gold chain. This unique jewelry piece makes a one-of-a-kind statement.

This fabulous stunner is valued at $4,100.
Contributed by: Brad Parsons & Marks Jewelers

Seven Nights in Rocky Mountain Bliss: Breckenridge Condo Stay with Concierge Service

Colorado cabin living areaThroughout your seven-night stay in this cozy Breckenridge condominium, you will be surrounded by the breathtaking majesty of the Rocky Mountains. This gorgeous, three-bedroom condo has ample outdoor space for entertaining, including a large, wraparound porch and jacuzzi. The package also includes 24/7 concierge services for all of your hospitality and entertainment needs. Whether you choose to book your vacation in the summer, fall, winter or spring, you and your fellow travelers will live in style all week long. (Condo availability excludes Christmas, New Year’s, President’s Day and the month of March.)

This home-away-from-home lodging package is valued at $4,000.
Contributed by: Summit Rentals

The Ultimate Jayhawk Fan Experience

Kansas JayhawkIf you’re an avid Jayhawk fan, this one is made for you. With incredible access at several KU sporting events, this package starts with four suite tickets and a parking pass for the September 1 football game. There, you will also receive four VIP hospitality passes and four sideline access passes to enjoy before kickoff. After the game, you’ll have access into Head Coach David Beaty’s press conference and receive four programs autographed by the coach as souvenirs. This package includes two tickets and a parking pass to a men’s basketball game, and four tickets to a women’s basketball, volleyball, baseball and soccer game (game dates to be determined). To top it off, you’ll receive two tickets to Ladies Night Out with KU Men’s Basketball Head Coach Bill Self and two tickets to Football 101 with Coach Beaty. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

This unforgettable package is valued at $2,500.
Contributed by: Jayhawk IMG Sports Marketing and LMH Marketing and Communications

Fine Dining at ON THE HILL and Audience with Famed Innovator Brian McClendon

Brian McClendonAn eye-opening experience awaits you in this amazing opportunity to wine and dine with one of the smartest minds in tech today. First, you and your guest will enjoy fine Italian cuisine at ON THE HILL with Brian McClendon, a former Google and Uber executive who created the software for Google Earth and is currently running for Kansas Secretary of State. You’ll also have the opportunity to share with others: Mr. McClendon has graciously agreed to give a presentation that is sure to enlighten any group of your choosing at any venue of your choosing. His presentation will focus on his personal journey of entrepreneurship. If you have a passion for intellectual enrichment, this package is perfect for you.

This highly unique networking opportunity is valued at $1,500.
Contributed by: The Oread Hotel and Brian McClendon

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Two Nights with the Stars

Jazz performers above KU Basketball courtYou will receive the ultimate VIP treatment during two elegant evenings of soothing sounds from legendary jazz performers. The experience begins on October 10, when you and your guest will join a private reception to mingle, meet and have your photo taken with Pulitzer Prize-winner Wynton Marsalis, the world-famous Director of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO). Then, on October 11, you and your guest will have prime seating and an intermezzo invitation for an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind performance: each member of the JLCO will play a specially composed movement to capture the spirit of a beloved KU basketball luminary. This project, commissioned by KU Lied Center in celebration of its 25th Anniversary, is the first time the JLCO has been commissioned to create a new work as a collective—making it a truly special evening that you will not want to miss.

This jazz-lover’s fantasy is valued at $2,000.
Contributed by: KU Lied Center

Exclusive, Behind-the-Scenes Tour with “KU’s Secret Weapon”

KU Strength Coach, Andrea HudyThe Anderson Family Strength and Conditioning Center has housed and trained some of KU’s finest athletes—so what Jayhawk fan wouldn’t want an insider’s peak? With this package, you and three guests age 18 or older will receive an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour led by Andrea Hudy, the Assistant Athletics Director of Sports Performance at KU, who is known in the world of college basketball as “KU’s Secret Weapon.” This is a unique opportunity for an up-close view of the cutting-edge technology used by coaching staff and student athletes at the Center, including the revolutionary EliteForm and Sparta Force Plate systems. You’ll also receive a signed copy of Ms. Hudy’s book, Power Positions, and a basketball signed by the 2017-2018 KU men’s basketball team. This package must be redeemed by July 1, 2019.

The value of this sports enthusiast’s dream tour is priceless.
Tour Experience Contributed by: Andrea Hudy and KU Athletics; Basketball Contributed by: KU Chancellor Dr. Doug Girod

The Royal Treatment at The Royals

KC Royals Crown seats viewTreat yourself and three friends to a game night you won’t soon forget at Kauffman Stadium. This package includes four reserved seats located directly behind home plate—some of the best seats in the house—with in-seat wait service. Access to the private Cboe Crown Club Lounge scores you complimentary fine dining and beverage options before and during the game. The climate-controlled lounge also has HD TV’s located throughout and upscale bathrooms. Premium parking and a private entrance round out this grand slam evening. Game package is for Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 6:15 p.m., when the Kansas City Royals take on the Cleveland Indians.

This home run package is valued at $680.
Contributed by: The University of Kansas Health System

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