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 2020 Tauber & Fainer, MD Awards Auction Donation Form:
2019 LIVE AUCTION PACKAGES
(all sales are final)
#1 Girl’s Night Out
Slumber party for 8-10 young girls and their chaperones, including a gala pack & gift certificates for meals at Snapper Jack’s Taco Shack. Enjoy a one-night stay in two rooms, next to one another, at the Ventura Beach Marriott (expires 8/8/20)
#2 Romantic Getaway to Paso Robles
Enjoy a two-night stay (Sun-Thurs) at Allegretto Vineyard Resort and a Library Wine Tasting. 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.
#3 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 1/3-1/10, 2020, 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.
Value: $7,000 / 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."
#4 Sherwood Country Club Golf Package
A) Sherwood Country Club is pleased to offer a Golf Foursome, including Carts and Green Fees (caddy fees, food & beverages are not included), Tuesday – Thursday, before 9:00 a.m. or after 1:30 p.m. Sherwood Country Club has a rich history of hosting PGA Tour events such as the Shark Shootout, hosted by Greg Norman, as well as the World Challenge, hosted by Tiger Woods. Before the course, Sherwood was also the location for several television shows and movies, most notably, the 1923 version of Robin Hood, starring Douglas Fairbanks, and the 1938 version, The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn. Additionally, VCMRF/Technicolor held their Children’s Holiday Golf Tournament there for many years. **Valid through August 8, 2020**
Donated by Sherwood Country Club
B) Golf Package
#5 Estancia Ranquilco, Patagonia, Argentina
If you are looking for an outdoor adventure, including horseback riding, fly fishing, hiking and breath-taking views, this is the trip for you! Enjoy a one week stay for two adventurous travelers, seeking a first-class and unique experience at Estancia Ranquilco – a 100,000-acre, family-owned horse and cattle ranch. It is nestled in the high country, surrounded by lakes, waterfalls, meadows and hot springs, amongst beautiful and rustic accommodations. Dine on delicious farm-to-table greens, from the organic gardens, and experience Argentine beef, goat and sip spectacular clean Malbec wines. Horseback ride in the foothills of the Patagonia Andes, fish from rivers, teeming with trout, learn how to cook traditional Argentine meals or spend an enchanting evening around a campfire with the gauchos.
**Travel dates are available throughout the months of November 2019 and April 2020 - Need to have valid passport. The bid winner is responsible for the cost/ purchasing airline tickets and coordinating/paying for travel to/from airport(s) – all ground transportation from Neuquen to Buta Mallin (approximately 5-hour drive; rent a car or hire Estancia Ranquilco’s driver) **
Donated by Ashley Carrithers & Jen Frosst
Value: $7,000 / Minimum Bid: $5,000
#6 Treat Yourself!
Treat yourself, or a loved one to a beautiful necklace featuring silver with platinum overlay and a stunning 10 ct. amethyst with white topaz accents on sterling silver chain donated by Gems by Joseph. This package also includes a beautiful Dooney & Burke Leather Handbag and an Exclusive Skin & Body Care Products Basket donated by Creative Age.
#7 Desk & Design
This package includes an Animator’s Desk with Hutch (grey) from Ethan Allen. It plugs into the wall to give you hidden outlets on the top of the desk, with the dimensions of 48" w x 24" d x 52" h. A great piece of furniture for adults or children. Additionally, a 1-hour Design Consult with Alicia Maris, an Ethan Allen Designer, is included. Alicia’s credits include award-winning advertising campaigns as well as renovation and interior design for homes nationally and globally.
Combined Value: $1,500
Feel free to contact Alicia Maris at 805-650-9193 x-315 with any questions about the desk
#8 Fire House Feast
Experience a fire station tour, for up to 6 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
#9 Play, Stay and Inn-Dulge in Ventura County
Enjoy a one-night stay, in an Executive King Suite with an ocean view at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel (expires 6/2020), before taking a walk on the beach in front of the hotel. That evening enjoy fine dining and music at the Café Fiore, located in historic downtown Ventura, using a $100 gift card. The next night’s stay is at the historic Lavender Inn, in Ojai, where you will enjoy the beautiful Provence Cottage, where French doors from both the living room and bedroom open to a private garden. The cottage includes a fireplace, king size bed, kitchenette, 2 TVs, DVD, stereo, wireless internet, and complimentary wine and cheese, as well as an organic breakfast in the whimsical garden. This stay also includes a bottle of wine from Topa Mountain Winery and a gift certificate for wine tasting for 4 guests.
#10 Land, Air & Sea Package
A) Enjoy 2 tickets aboard Channel Islands Sportfishing’s Pacific Islander for a 24-hour fishing trip – leave at 8:00 p.m. and sail to the furthest island in the channel, 55 miles offshore, and night fish for the bait that will be used the following day – sleep in the bunk room, and the following day you deep sea fish the entire day, not returning to the harbor until 8:00 p.m.
B) An airplane ride from Channel Islands Aviation for a half day trip to Santa Rosa Island – bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful white sand beaches and exploration of the island.
C) Next part of the adventure includes a round-trip jet ski ride from Ventura to Santa Barbara, including lunch, donated by Carl Cleavenger, owner of Ding Masters in Ventura, who will accompany the bid winner.
D) The last part of the excursion includes 2 round trip tickets on an Island Packers Cruise to Santa Cruz Island, where you can spend the day hiking, exploring and taking in all the wonderful sights the island has to offer.
Minimum Bid: $2,500
#11 Dinner at the Ranch
This priceless experience is for six people who will join Ventura’s favorite Luv Wrangler and Cattleman Richard Atmore at the ranch and home of him and Bonnie. Nestled in the foothills above of Ventura you will be treated to a farm to table menu as you take in the breathtaking scenic vista. Date for “Dinner at The Ranch” to be agreed upon by donors and the lucky winning bidder of this wonderful live auction item.
Donated by Bonnie & Rich Atmore
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 LIVE AUCTION DONORS
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SILENT AUCTION DONORS