VCMRF Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation

Silent/Live Auction Donation Form

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 2023 Tauber & Fainer, MD Awards Auction Donation Form:

2023 Tauber & Fainer, MD Awards Auction Donation Form (PDF)



These packages will be auctioned off at the awards luncheon on May 15, 2022

(all sales are final)



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, 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 2023, for 4 people - to be discussed with donor – A valid passport  is necessary 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."




Foursomes of Golf, including Carts at:

Minimum Bid: $1,500






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

•Dessert: Tiramisu

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                             





Sparkle and shine with this jaw-dropping diamond ring. This ring features white and yellow diamonds, set in a two-tone design. The white gold accents make the colorless diamonds sparkle brighter, a brilliant contrast to the enhanced yellow diamonds filling the center of the design. 


Enjoy an adorable bow-inspired design from the side. All set in 14 karat white and yellow gold, size 7. 

Custom made by Fox Fine Jewelry. Truly spectacular!


Donated by Fox Fine Jewelry

Value: $3,500






Enjoy a one-night stay (Sun-Thurs) at Allegretto Vineyard Resort,in a Premium Prelude Guestroom.  Allegretto is a Mediterranean-inspired refuge poised along the idyllic east side of Paso Robles, the Allegretto is bathed in acres of sprawling vineyards and orchards, blending the region’s best food and wine experiences with European-style hospitality that invokes joy and harmony. Here, discoveries never end – tour art and antiques from around the world and spend quiet time in the French-inspired Abbey. Walk the pathways through gardens, vineyards and inspired vignettes that invoke the luxury and warmth of the good life.  Enjoy soothing spa treatments that perfect balance, and finely crafted cuisine cultivated from local farms and purveyors. Set out to explore the Wine Country on horseback, sip, savor and swirl some of the finest regional wines, including the Allegretto’s own private label, workout at the gym, or lounge poolside in a private cabana while prepping for the next day's adventures. The California Central Coast is calling (expires 5/13/2023; blackout dates, including holidays, may apply).  


This package also includes a tour & tasting for four at Steinbeck Vineyards & Winery. Enjoy a private vineyard tour of the historic Steinbeck Vineyards in a vintage Jeep and wine tasting in the rustic Steinbeck family tasting room. Established in 1982, Steinbeck Vineyards is the culmination of Howie Steinbeck's vision for his family's property. With three generations of Paso Robles' farming experience behind him, Howie partnered with Gary Eberle and planted one parcel of Cabernet Sauvignon and one of Chardonnay along the driveway to the family ranch house. Since that first planting in the 1980s, the family manages 500 hundred acres of estate vineyards, a farming and consulting business, a winery and tasting room, and a guest house. Each facet of the work done on the property and around Paso Robles adds to the legacy set by generations of hard work and foresight (expires April 2023).

Minimum Bid: $500






You and your guests ( up to 4 ) will be served a delicious and nutritious meal at Fire Station 57 in Somis. After dinner, you will be given a tour of the fire station, where you will learn all about what a day in the life of a firefighter is like.


Donated by the Ventura County Fire Department 

Minimum Bid: $500





High Noon Lunch with the Sherifflunch 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: $350


Redeemable when COVID restrictions are lifted, by May 2023 - NOT valid during major holidays.  Age requirement: 18 years of age.  





Enjoy a 1-night stay at Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach (formerly Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach) and dinner for two at Ox & Ocean.  Zachari Dunes is a little boutiquey, casual luxury that is part of Hilton’s Curio Collection and their new signature restaurant Ox & Ocean is a great new addition to the dining scene here in the coastal Ventura County area (dates of use 9/1/2022 – 9/1/2023; parking and resorts fees included).  


The next night's stay will be at the one-of-a-kind Bed & Breakfast, The Lavender Inn, in Ojai,  where you will stay the historic main house of the Inn, upstairs in a room with balcony. This stay includes Wine Hour every evening and Continental Breakfast with house made baked goods, yogurt, fresh fruit, hard-boiled egg, juice and coffee (expires 6/1/2023; Sun-Thurs only, excluding holidays).

Donated by Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach & The Lavender Inn/Kathy Hartley

Minimum Bid: $600






This package includes a two-night stay at the Ojai Valley InnLocated just 90 minutes north of Los Angeles, the resort overlooks the unspoiled natural beauty of its mountain surroundings and celebrates the relaxed glamour of California’s past to create an unparalleled resort experience that is quintessentially Ojai. The resort turned the page to a new chapter in 2019 with the unveiling of The Farmhouse, a 50,000 square-foot epicurean event center, connecting world-class food culture, sublime indoor and outdoor settings and bucket list events.  You can golf, visit the spa, soak up the sun at the pool, shop and dine, all in one place! 

Donated by Michael Boyko, Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home & Cremation Service/Boyko & Reardon Telegraph Road Mortuary & Cremation

Value: $1,600





This package includes a gift card for a 2-night stay, at Calamigos Guest Ranch, 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

Value: $2,600





Instrument licensed pilot, David Fernandez will meet you at the Camarillo Airport and fly you & a guest in a Diamond DA40 to/from Catalina Island.

Donated by David Fernandez / DFNDR Armor

Minimum Bid: $650