These packages and items will be auctioned off on event night.  Proxy bidding is possible, please contact for information. 


Idyllic Napa Valley Lunch for Eight at Newton Vineyards


Visit beautiful Newton Vineyards, a hidden gem atop Spring Mountain in St. Helena.  This exclusive and private winery tour allows you and seven friends to discover Newton’s estate, wine caves and famous parterre gardens while riding in their unique six-wheel-drive Pinzgauer military utility vehicle.


Climb through the vineyard on your way to Pino Solo, the iconic tree located at the top of Spring Mountain. Enjoy unique panoramic views of Napa Valley and a one-of-a-kind tasting of library wines selected especially for this tour.


This package includes private tasting and tour, lunch provided by Dean & Deluca, and limo transport to and from Napa Valley.


Donated by: the Ryerson Family

Retail Value: [$2,000]



Pre-K Class Project: Migration of Butterflies


The migration of butterflies through the California redwood forests is a majestic sight.  Bring a little of that grace and magic into your home with this handcrafted wall art by the Pre-K students.  Each student has carefully selected colors and painted a 3D butterfly which has been tastefully mounted in a modern gallery frame.  Perfect for any home décor - beautiful in a foyer or a playroom.


Coordinated by: Claudia Dierkes-Banks and Janina Dong

Value: Priceless



Unforgettable Giants Date Night

Unique opportunity to watch a game from where the owners sit! This package includes access to the private Gotham Club, where you can hang out and watch the pre-game warmup, and maybe even take home a practice ball! 


Head on over to your VIP seats to watch the game - two owners’ seats at the same level as the player’s dugouts (Lexus Batter’s Box CCC 5-6). 

Tickets are for the Monday, September 11, 7:15 pm game versus the Dodgers. 


Package also includes an SF Giants swag bag and $50 transportation.


Donated by: the McMullen and Irvin families

Value: $2,000


See Disneyland As You Never Have Before


Experience Disneyland under the extra magical guide services provided by Let Your Memories Begin.  The guides will build a fully customized itinerary for your entire stay and escort you though the parks, ensuring that you’ll hit all the rides on your wish list – and with minimal wait times!  You can also meet all your favorite characters and get the best seats for shows and parades.


This package includes 4 tickets to the Happiest Place on Earth, 6 hours guided services to Disneyland and/or Disney California Adventure Parks (2 guides for parties up to 6), lanyards, trading pins or Disney hat for each child, Shutterfly photo book of highlights of your day and online Dropbox folder with all photos.  Package also includes $1,000 to apply to Disney hotels or dining.


Note: Tour date to be arranged with guides.


Donated by: Disneyland, CSPA and Let Your Memories Begin

Retail Value: [$2,200]



Kindergarten Class Project: Love is… Kindergarten 

We all need more LOVE and who doesn’t like champagne?

The Carey Kindergarten classes have put their hands together in the shape of a heart to create beautiful custom labels to make this case of Veuve Cliquot champagne one of a kind! 


The complete package is presented in a stylish modern wooden crate for easy storage and includes 6 bottles with KG heart labels and 6 bottles with KO heart labels- perfect for splitting with friends!  The winning bid also includes a classic silver ice bucket and Recchuiti champagne truffles– all the ingredients for a memorable and special celebration!


Coordinated by: Amy Goldfarb, Jamie Hwang, Melita Jampol, Christyn Marshall-Ramirez

Value: Priceless



VIP Parking!


Don’t just imagine never having to wait in the pick-up line again or worry about finding a parking space for Carey events—make it happen! If you are the winning bidder for this item, you will have a reserved parking space in the Cruz's circular driveway at 2033 La Salle Drive (immediately adjacent to the school) for one year, beginning June 17, 2017, through the last day of school in June 2018. In addition, your family's name will be inscribed on the donor plaque on the large spruce tree in the driveway commemorating your contribution to the school.


Restrictions: The Reserved Parking Space is valid for one single-family only and one family vehicle at a time, although multiple family vehicles may be accommodated for Carey Special Events. All authorized vehicles (license plate number and description) belonging to purchasing family must be given to the Cruz family in advance of use by that vehicle. The Cruz family is not solely responsible for determining and enforcing unauthorized vehicle use of driveway/spot, although they will do their best to assist in addressing reported concerns. The winning family is responsible for discouraging nonfamily use.

Donated By: Rosie & Jason Cruz

Retail Value: Priceless



A Truly Unique Addition to your Home

Our own Daniel Tumas and our Pied Piper of math Saul Gerry, have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind console table where every last detail has been carefully attended to.


This one of a kind Carey original piece rivals the finest NY and SF galleries. It is made from thick highly figured beautiful slabs of western maple and claro walnut, and finished with natural oils to bring out its rich colors, sheen and figure.  The table measures 33”wide x 12” deep x 33” tall.

 This is truly a statement piece that will add one-of-a-kind flair to your home.

Donated by: Daniel Tumas and Saul Gerry

Value: Priceless




First Grade Class Project: What We Love About 1st Grade!


This year the first graders are showing off their photographer skills! The children paired up in groups of 2, and together they went around their classrooms taking pictures of what they love about first grade! The photos were then turned in to a photo collage in the shape of the Carey Eagle. To create the background of the collage, the children were asked to describe in one word what they love about 1st grade, and the words were then placed behind and around the photos. The collage measures 24x30 and is a beautiful memory of a wonderful time in first grade.


Coordinated by: Stine Jewett, Lori Jabagchourian, Amreen Husain, Huaiyu Yang

Value: Priceless


A Sporty and Artsy weekend in LALA Land!


Four friends will enjoy the best that LA has to offer.  Downtown LA is the place to be to enjoy a quick get-away! You’ll check into the ACE Hotel, a hip location with great dining and a VIP pool scene, for 2 nights.


Head over to the Broad, a newly opened contemporary art museum – according to Vanity Fair, “people in L.A. have[n’t] talked about a museum this much since the Getty opened almost 18 years ago.”  With your passes, skip the general admission line and dive right into the amazing art.


Explore the many parks, galleries, bars and restaurants in this bustling part of town before heading over to the Staples Center to watch the LA Kings. The 4 tickets include lower level seats so you can get especially close to the action on the ice.  Tickets are for the October 2017-April 2018 season and must be used on a mutually agreed upon date with the LA Kings organization.


Donated by: The Lenihan family and CSPA

Retail Value: [$3,500]



Dinner with a Top Chef – in your home!

Enjoy a celebrity chef dining experience with your close friends - without leaving your own home!  Because we are flying the chef right to your door!


Chef Dave Martin gained notoriety as a Chef-contestant and finalist on the first season of Bravo's Top Chef, winning viewers’ hearts and palates with his intense layering of flavors and vivid descriptions of his dishes.


Chef Martin will work with the winning bidder to create a customized menu (including favorites during his Top Chef run), then he will bring all the food to your home and personally prepare the food right in your own kitchen for up to ten guests.  This package also includes 2 bottles of red wine and 2 bottles of white wine.

Donated by: CSPA

Retail Value: [$6,000]



Second Grade Class Project: Carey-Opoly


Do you and your family love Monopoly? What better way to play Monopoly with the family than a fully customized Carey-opoly! Have Mr. Lyon tell you to “Go to Detention," not Jail! When you pass go collect $200 for tuition. Each ‘house’ is actually a second grade child, complete with their picture on the board. Instead of Community Chest and Chance, we have 2B or 2C. This auction item contains a full customized board, a beautiful box and even customized playing pieces. Even the Community Chest and Chance cards have all been customized to relate to Carey themes. This is a game you won’t want to miss having in your collection.


Coordinated by: Beth Fensilli and Emma McCullough

Value: Priceless




Head of School for the Day!

Your child will get a hands-on experience as a future leader. The child of the winning bidder will create a special themed day (crazy hair, pajama day, sports team, rock star or something new?) for the whole school.

Mr. Lyon will pick up the lucky winner from your home, make a quick stop for hot chocolate, greet students as they arrive at school, and then make the morning P.A. announcements. Next on the schedule: a "power lunch" in Mr. Lyon's office where three of your child’s friends will join as your mini head leads a meeting with faculty and staff, bringing their own big ideas to the group. Your child will also get to do some special projects with Mr. Lyon. Finally, your child will bid farewell to the Carey students, as they are picked-up from school that day.


Restrictions: Please contact Mr. Lyon to set up the day and discuss details.


Donated By: The Carey School

Retail Value: Priceless




24K Ultimate Summer Concert 

What are you doing this summer?  No matter what you might have planned already, the highlight is sure to be attending the “Bruno Mars 24K World Tour Concert” in high style! (and away from the crush of Gen Z “Hooligans”)


Grab your friends and come see the Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum selling crooner do his thing on Friday, July 21 at the SAP Center in San Jose. This package is for an entire box suite (Penthouse Suite 33) which include 12 tickets (and lots of comfy seating), 3 parking passes, as well as catering right to your suite!  (*standard food and beverage catering menu, value up to $1500, included)


Donated by: The Chung Family

Value: $6,000



Third Grade Class Project: Travel Around the World


Travel around the world in this beautifully upholstered duo set of script chairs perfect for any room in your home.  The Carey Third Grade Students have used their creativity and artic talent to draw beautiful landmarks from countries around the world.  From the Taj Mahal to the Pyramids in Latin America to the Eiffel Tower to Big Ben to the Pyramids in Egypt, this design is sure to please.   Take both chairs home or bid on the set with another family and you can each take home a beautifully designed chair.  These chairs will be a precious keepsake to last a lifetime. 


Coordinated by: Damaris Avila, Catherine Dillon, Amy Sherman

Value: Priceless



Las Vegas Racing Extravaganza


It’s time to spend an unforgettable weekend in Las Vegas – but this time you’ll want to talk about it when you come back!



Let us fly you and a spouse or friend to Las Vegas for a 3-day, 2-night stay at a 5-star hotel where you can luxuriate in first rate services.


Before you hit the clubs, experience the highlight of your trip – 5 laps around a racing track in your choice of legendary supercars:  Ferrari F430 F1, Ferrari 430 Scuderia, Ferrari 458 Italia, Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2, Lamborghini Superleggera LP570, Mercedes AMG GTS, and more. 



Finally, we will facilitate reservations and provide gift cards so you can start each evening with a fabulous dinner before taking advantage of all that Vegas has to offer after the sun goes down.



Note: Travel date to be arranged with CSPA

Donated by: CSPA

Retail Value: [$4,000]




Fourth Grade Class Project: Collaboration


The fourth graders worked together with one another and amazing local artist Andrea Fono ( to create this strikingly beautiful mosaic. Andrea painted the template and each of the children completed their own section. The inspiration for this collaboration was the class' focus on perspective taking - all starting with parts from the same template, they created 41 unique and special individual works of art within the whole. This one of a kind beauty is a celebration of collaboration and diversity - two important values Carey instills in our fourth graders. Don't miss your chance to bring home this meaningful masterpiece!


Coordinated by: Damaris Avila, Nina Herndon and Sunita Parbhu

Value: Priceless




Fifth Grade Class Project: Inspiration


The 5th Grade Class is creating a legacy project to inspire all future incoming 5th Graders at Carey.


They have designed and are building new “cubbies” made from beautiful, thick western cedar and forged iron. Each student’s inspiring words to incoming 5th graders will be engraved in brass on the cubbies.  Up for auction, to commemorate this project,  s a beautiful cedar slab bench that will have on it, engraved in brass, your child’s inspirational words.



Coordinated by: Daniel Tumas

Value: Priceless



The Hottest Ticket in Town - Hamilton!

Catch one of the hottest shows to hit the Great White Way in years and revel in the upbeat, hip-hop fueled Broadway musical, Hamilton. These are 4th Row Orchestra seats (Section D, seats 2 & 4) that are hard to come by, and show date is April 27, at 8 pm.


HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary.  Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.



Package include an autographed copy of Hamilton, The Revolution by one of the authors, Jeremy McCarter, dinner reservations at Alta before the show and transportation to and from San Francisco.


Donated by: CSPA

Retail Value: [$1,500]



Batter up! Giants Baseball with Duncan Lyon


This is your opportunity to bid on a lasting memory for your child. Your child and two friends will join Mr. Lyon for a San Francisco Giants baseball game this summer. The group will arrive early to catch batting practice and then enjoy a great game together. Before the big day, the kids can get decked out in caps and their favorite players' jerseys with $175 to spend at the Dugout Store. During the game, Mr. Lyon will treat the kids to some good old-fashioned ballpark treats.


Restrictions: Please contact Mr. Lyon to set up the day and discuss details.


Donated by: The Carey School

Retail Value: Priceless