Since 1956, the Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation, with the generous support of the community, has been able to provide student healthcare scholarships, dental and medical programs for children from low-income families, assessment and treatment for drug-exposed infants and children, chronic disease care and health care screenings to low-income seniors, and state-of-the-art medical equipment at hospitals and their ambulatory care clinics. Without quality health care, everyday life becomes daunting from taking care of family, to attending school or work, to being a productive member of the community.
We are asking for your help – many new items are needed for our Silent and Live Auction to make this event a continued success. Below is the Auction Item Donation Form, please fill out and return at your earliest convenience.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact VCMRF at 805 641-9800.
Download the 2022 Tauber & Fainer, MD Awards Auction Donation Form:
2021 AUCTION PACKAGES
These packages were auctioned off at the awards luncheon on October 17, 2021
(all sales are final)
ESCAPE TO HUATULCO, OAXACA, MEXICO
Escape to the southern pacific coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, and enjoy the serenity of Huatulco which boasts 9 bays and 36 beaches and received the Earth Check Gold certified destination award. You will stay at the private, exclusive Celeste Beach Residences & Spa. Celeste is hidden in a small naturally protected bay that offers a collection of 21 luxurious beachfront residences, providing services and amenities of a 5-star hotel. Services include daily cleaning, concierge services, discounted transportation by Black Cab (bid winner only pays $150 round-trip if they choose to use their services) to and from LAX, and transportation will be provided to and from the airport in Huatulco to Celeste (suggested gratuity is $6), access to fine dining restaurants, pool and jacuzzi, snack bar, gym, yoga studio and spa, elevator access, steam room, and personal wine cellar. This oasis includes 2 bedrooms - one bedroom is a master, the other can have EITHER a queen bed or twin beds. Each bedroom has their own bathroom and an outdoor shower, and there is also a guest bath off the great room.
**Travel dates are for 1 week in 2022, for 4 people - to be discussed with donor** – *need to have valid passport and the bid winner will need to purchase airline tickets, schedule flights and coordinate/pay for travel to/from airport(s)*
Donated by Deirdre Frank, Esq.
Minimum Bid: $3,000
2019 Bid Winner Testimony:
"I just returned from Huatulco with 3 of my closest friends. We did not know what to expect, but all we knew was that we were going to Mexico to relax after the Holidays and enjoy the beach for a week. What we experienced was much more than just the beach and relaxation. I loved the location of the condo, the surrounding areas, the food and the people we met along the way were just truly amazing. One of the staff members we met actually drove out to the airport on her own to meet us as we were leaving and brought tamales her grandmother had made and other souvenirs for all of us. It was so very kind, generous and unexpected! It was truly both touching and the cherry on top of an incredible trip. Thank you so much for donating the week at Huatulco to VCMRF so that others can have this amazing experience. I’m truly gratefully for the memories we made in Huatulco."
DINNER FOR TWO IN YOUR HOME
Dr. Jeremy Patelzick & Dr. Rich Hunter will prepare a fine dining experience, which includes a four-course dinner in your home, paired with a fine bottle of Pinot Noir. They will be available to introduce each course, including the preparation and method between courses. The special gourmet dinner will include: Hors d’oeuvres – indulge in the finest Japanese A5 Wagyu, the top 1% in quality and taste and most expensive of Japanese beef, and fried eggplant sautéed with onion, tomatoes and green peppers and served on toasted crostini. This will be followed by the entrée of perfect and tasty risotto, with large, premium wild-caught Hokkaido seared Scallops and Asparagus. For dessert, a Basque Cheesecake will be served. All of the shopping, cooking and cleaning will be done for you by the wonderful doctors, so you can enjoy the evening.
Donated by Dr. Patelzick & Dr. Hunter
Minimum Bid: $500
1) Mountain View Country Club, an Arnold Palmer Signature design, consists of an 18-hole championship golf course in the heart of the Coachella Valley. With the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains creating a serene, picturesque backdrop, our members and guests are provided the perfect private golf club setting to get away and relax among friends and family.
Enjoy a foursome of golf. The course provides the perfect mix of beauty and challenge that will have you wanting to come back for more. The Arnold Palmer Signature design championship course is almost as impressive as the man himself. As one of the most celebrated men in tournament golf, Arnold Palmer's name is associated with the highest standards of excellence, through his winning virtually every major tournament in the United States and around the world. **Monday-Thursday only; after 11:00 a.m.; expires 9/20/2022**
Donated by Mountain View Country Club
2) Foursomes of Golf, including Carts at:
Minimum Bid: $1,200
ITALIAN DINNER FOR 6
Enjoy a fresh, multi-course, Italian meal, paired with wines, cooked in your home, for up to 6 guests.
•First Course: small-bite Caesar salad
•Second Course: single seared scallop on cauliflower puree, heirloom tomato caprese
•Mains: fresh pasta and meatballs / eggplant parmesan duo
All the shopping, cooking, cleaning, wine pouring, (and maybe even a little entertaining) will be handled, while you sit back, relax, and enjoy. This experience is brought to you by the home of chef duo, the Johnston Brothers.
Donated by The Johnston Brothers
Minimum Bid: $500
This custom made, 14k white gold ring is perfect for every day, with its sleek design and low profile. Arcs of white gold join together beneath a stunning baguette amethyst. Size 6.5, custom made by Fox Fine Jewelry. Truly spectacular!
Donated by Fox Fine Jewelry
FIRE HOUSE FEAST
Experience a fire station tour, for 4 people, provided by Station #57 in Somis. Additionally, the firefighters will host a special evening where they will prepare a delicious home cooked meal!
Donated by the Ventura County Fire Department
Minimum Bid: $500
"HIGH NOON LUNCH" WITH THE SHERIFF
High Noon Lunch with the Sheriff- lunch for two, with Sheriff Bill Ayub at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility, followed by a Tour of the Sheriff's Crime Lab & C.S.I. Unit, with a member of the Sheriff's staff.
Have your ever wondered if the C.S.I. Show s on TV are fact or fiction? A member of the Sheriff's staff will provide you and one guest, a tour to see for yourselves, as you go "behind the scenes" of the Sheriff's crime lab & C.S.I. unit! Come and learn about how we use science to catch crooks and keep your streets safe - from drugs to DNA, from fingerprints to firearms, and from crime scene to court.
It's all in a day's work for C.S.I.: Ventura County!
Donated by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Minimum Bid: $300
Redeemable when COVID restrictions are lifted, by July 2022 - NOT valid during major holidays. Age requirement: 18 years of age.
DFNDR ARMOR TACTICAL VEST
A specialized vest - multicam black medium carrier with level IIIX AP rifle rated plates from DFNDR Armor (click on the logo below to view carriers on website). This armor protective gear is revolutionary! The heritage of this company goes back to the 1970's, when Dr. David Fernandez (founder & Dave's father), developed his own uni-directional fiber composite which would go on to change body armor forever. The Engense & DFNDR crews are working diligently as "soldiers in the lab" to save the lives of those who defend our values, our freedoms and the ones we love most - our families!
Bid winner to choose the size of the carrier, so it fits them correctly & arrange pick up with DFNDR Armor (contact information will be provided at the close of the auction), located in Camarillo.
Donated by DFNDR Armor
CALAMIGOS RANCH WEEKEND
This package includes a $200 gift card to the Malibu Café & Calamigos Guest Ranch 1 weekend night stay in a Signature Single Suite (inclusive of all taxes & fees). Quietly nestled in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu Wine Country, Calamigos Ranch is a one-of-a-kind destination for outdoor ceremonies with over 5,500 acres of undisrupted beauty that extends into the Santa Monica Mountains.
Boasting with trickling waterfalls, weeping greenery, quaint rustic surroundings, and flowing branches decorated with fairy lights, Calamigos Ranch is in a class of its own. Since 1937, Calamigos Ranch has been its own unique chapter in Malibu's history. Before the small town was known worldwide as a getaway for wellness, relaxation, and events, Grant and Helen Walter Gerson envisioned a beautiful property where people could experience nature and leisure together. For over 80 years, the Gerson Family welcomes you and your most special guests to Calamigos Ranch for timeless cultural ceremonies.
Donated by Calamigos Guest Ranch
HELPING HATS HANDYMAN
Get your “honey-do” lists together!
The Helping Hats Handyman package includes (1) day of home improvement projects. Up to (10) hours for home and/or commercial repairs., limited to Ventura County.
Donated by Helping Hats Handyman
Minimum Bid: $400
THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 AUCTION DONORS