CFNC’s Annual Spring Benefit

 

 

CFNC’s 2018 SPRING BENEFIT HAS PASSED. Click here to read about the successful event. 
Save the date for May 3rd for CFNC’s 2019 Spring Benefit. 

See below for last year’s auction items and sponsors. 

 

 

BLISSFUL EASTERN SHORE WEEKEND GETAWAY

Take a weekend to unwind in Easton, Maryland, with our generous hosts, Phil and Lisa Herget. Up to 8 guests will enjoy a two night stay in their beautiful cottage home, just off of the main house, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Spend a day filled with biking, tennis, swimming, kayaking, or wake boarding. The Hergets will take you on a beautiful boat cruise up the Tred Avon River for lunch at their favorite local spot.  After lunch you can indulge in more activities or laze by the pool.  Saturday evening will begin with a cocktail boat cruise with your hosts.  A delicious dinner will be served on their porch. Cap off the stay by exploring the quaint town of Easton and grabbing breakfast or lunch after a restful night’s sleep. The cottage will be stocked with breakfast essentials.  Graciously donated by Phil and Lisa Herget

 

PRIVATE PARISIAN DINNER IN YOUR OWN HOME

Your private chef will transport your taste buds to a quaint Parisian neighborhood. Her deliciously crafted meal for 10 guests makes for a unique dinner party experience. Carefully chosen French wines and a floral arrangement are all included for this seated dinner. Let someone else take care of all the details while you enjoy a restaurant quality meal right in your own home.  Graciously donated by Cristina Ramos, Nick and Vicki Coward, and Molly Singerling

EXPLORE PANAMA

The winner of this incredible trip is entitled to two round trip airline tickets to Panama and a four night stay at the luxurious Gamboa Rainforest Resort. The hotel is located in the beautiful Soberania National Park, around the corner from the Panama Canal, of which you’ll receive an unmissable tour. Experience the breathtaking landscapes, rich culture, delicious food, and endless opportunities to explore your surroundings. Graciously donated by Copa Airlines and Bern Hotels Panama

 

LUXURY WEEKEND GETAWAY IN CHARLESTON

Experience a weekend for two in Charleston, South Carolina. Take a leisurely stroll past Rainbow Row and Waterfront Park before checking into The Restoration, Charleston’s finest boutique luxury hotel located in the heart of the city.  Start your day with the famous Tommy Dew Historical Tour (“the definitive Charleston walking tour”). After each day of exploring this charming city, enjoy dinner for two at one of the unique Indigo Road restaurants (including O Ku Sushi, Indaco, Oak Steakhouse or The MacIntosh).  Graciously donated by Freeman and Anne Beverly Jones and Michael Meyer

 

A PRIVATE DINNER BY SUSAN GAGE

For over 20 years, Susan Gage has catered the best events in town. Leave the planning and cooking to someone else, and enjoy a seated dinner party in your home with the guests of your choice (up to 8 total). Let Susan and her team curate the finest meal for you – just sit back, relax and enjoy a picture perfect night. Of course, no dinner party is complete without décor, so complete the evening with a breathtaking floral arrangement from Helen Olivia. Graciously donated by Susan Gage and Helen Olivia

 

MANHATTAN GETAWAY

Spend two nights in the modern and hip Yotel, just a few blocks from Times Square. Start off the trip with two VIP tickets to a taping of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Enjoy the rest of your evenings and afternoons with two tickets to the Broadway Comedy Club and Carnegie Hall. Top off an amazing weekend with a meal at the iconic Central Park restaurant, Tavern on the Green. Graciously donated by Yotel, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Broadway Comedy Club, Carnegie Hall, Tavern on the Green

 

OVERNIGHT IN MIDDLEBURG WINE COUNTRY

Take a break from the city with a weekend trip to visit the Middleburg wine region. Sip on some of the best wine Virginia has to offer while taking in the sights of the lush, green countryside at four wineries including Barrel Oak, Bluemont, Chrysalis Vineyards, and Molon Lave. End the day with dinner at the historic Red Fox Inn before turning in for the night at the exclusive Goodstone Inn. Graciously donated by Goodstone Inn, Molon Lave Vineyards, Chrysalis Winery, Barrel Oak Winery, Bluemont Vineyards, Nick and Vicki Coward, and Catie Meyer

 

A 4-NIGHT GUATEMALAN GETAWAY
Enjoy a four night stay at the unique Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort and Nature Reserve – located on the shore of the legendary Lake Atitlan. Tucked away in its own nature reserve, this luxurious hotel offers its guests unparalleled opportunities to explore their surroundings. Take a boat to the Mayan highlands, dine at the award winning Zotz restaurant, or just relax at the lakeside pavilion and soak in the landscape. Graciously donated by Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Nature Reserve

 

A WEEKEND IN WINTERGREEN, VA
Escape from the noise and hustle with a weekend stay at this beautiful Wintergreen condominium. Take in the views of the rolling hills while you play a complimentary 18 holes of golf, or head on down to the tennis court for a match or two. Graciously donated by Michael and Anne Donohue

 

HISTORIC WEEKEND IN BOSTON
Spend two nights in the premier Hotel Commonwealth, located in the heart of Kenmore Square. Head across the street to a behind-the-scenes tour of Fenway park, home to the Boston Red Sox. Enjoy the rest of the weekend with two tickets to Improv Asylum, Boston’s best improv and sketch comedy show. As for dining, you have your choice of any upscale Varano Group restaurant including Nico Ristorante in the historic North End. Finish the weekend with a dinner cruise on the Charles River with The Spirit of Boston cruise lines. Graciously donated by Hotel Commonwealth, Improv Asylum, The Varano Group

 

A WEEK AT A BETHANY BEACH HOME
Spend a relaxing, fun-filled week in the scenic coastal town of Bethany Beach. Known for its incredible boardwalk, beach and lovely views of the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll be swept away by the sea-breezes and sounds of the ocean. With five bedrooms, there’s enough room in this amazing beach house for your whole family.  Graciously donated by Neil and Emily Goetzman

 

A WEEK IN PICTURESQUE SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Enjoy an incredible week in Sun Valley, Idaho. Up to six people can stay in this home enjoying incredible views of the surrounding mountains. There is a wealth of activities in the area, from world-class skiing in the winter, to hiking, mountain biking and fishing in the Fall. This is sure to be a unique trip the whole family will love. Graciously donated by Michael Meyer

 

 

4 TICKETS TO CITI OPEN
Calling all tennis lovers! This package includes four courtyard seats, delicious food, refreshing drinks and access to the Emirates Garden Club. Parking pass included. Graciously donated by Citi Open

 

4 REDSKINS TICKETS
Who doesn’t love football? Get four tickets to a mutually agreed upon 2018 Redskins Game. Watch new Redskins quarterback Alex Smith from just a few rows back in the end zone. Also included is a limited edition signed Redskins football! Graciously donated by Michael and Anne Donohue, the Redskins

 

4 MORE REDSKINS TICKETS
Who doesn’t love football? Get four tickets to a mutually agreed upon 2018 Redskins Game. Watch new Redskins quarterback Alex Smith from just a few rows back in the end zone. Graciously donated by Michael and Anne Donohue

 

4 WASHINGTON NATIONALS TICKETS
Take me out to the ballgame…. The Washington Nationals ballgame! Bring along three friends to root for the home team. Get your adrenaline going as you watch the action and enjoy the classic hot dogs. Graciously donated by Bill and Julie Howard

 

4 WASHINGTON CAPITALS TICKETS
Get four tickets in section 201, Row B, Seats 1-4 to a mutually agreed upon Washington Capital’s Game. Graciously donated by Joe and Kate Boyce Reeder

 

A YEAR OF DATE NIGHTS 
Stay out of the dog-house with this entire year of pre-planned, pre-paid date nights! Your partner will be so impressed with your romantic “spontaneity.” Don’t worry, we won’t tell them where you got the ideas. Graciously donated by Hotel Monaco, Clyde’s, Del Ray Cafe, Bill and Julie Howard, Wolf Trap Foundation, The Lorien, Brabo, Blackwall Hitch, Hotel Indigo, Virtue Feed and Grain, The Gaylord, Succotash, Nick and Vicki Coward, Tempo Restaurant, Arena Stage

 

PAMPER AND INDULGE YOURSELF – WELLNESS AND BEAUTY
This incredible package includes a consultation with Kristin Coffield of the Culinary Cure, our local expert nutritionist featured on Good Morning America.  Kick-start your exercise goals with a ten-class pass to Down Dog Yoga, one month of unlimited classes to Pure Barre, one month membership to Orange Theory, and one month of unlimited classes to the brand new studio, Vikriya Lab. Indulgence continues with a gift card to Sugar House Day Spa, a cut and color treatment at Salon Bisoux and a choice of nail, skin and hair services at Salon Meraki. That’s not all! With this package you’ll also receive a single laser treatment of one area from Bella Cosmetic Surgery! Graciously donated by Down Dog Yoga, Pure Barre, Orange Theory, Vikriya Lab, Sugar House Day Spa, Salon Bisoux, Salon Meraki, Kristen Coffield, Bella Cosmetic Surgery

 

TRADITIONAL HIGH TEA FOR UP TO 12
Enjoy an elegant high tea for you and up to 11 of your friends in the cozy library of Nick and Vicki Coward.  You and your guests will be served classic British delicacies including smoked salmon and cucumber sandwiches, and scones with jam and clotted cream. This three course meal will be accompanied by champagne and, of course, the finest English tea.   Graciously donated by Nick and Vicki Coward and James and Molly Singerling

 

DINNER FOR 8 STRAIGHT TO YOUR DOOR – TASTEFUL AFFAIRS
How many time have you had a long, tiring day and thought, “the last thing I want to do is cook”? Well, this package will solve this problem! Get a drop off dinner for eight from the renowned catering company, Tasteful Affairs. Graciously donated by Tasteful Affairs

 

 

FLOWER ARRANGING DEMONSTRATION AND LUNCH FOR EIGHT
Learn the delicate art of floral arrangements with the talented Margaret Bush, a floral designer with over 20 years of experience and a winner of multiple local flower clubs,  at the home of Catie Meyer. She’ll show you and up to 7 guests how to arrange flowers from the market, from your garden, and from your upscale florist. End the afternoon with lunch prepared by Charlene’s Kitchen.  Graciously donated by Margaret Bush, Catie Meyer and Emily Goetzman

 

 

WHAT HAPPENED
Enjoy this signed edition of Hillary Clinton’s new book. Graciously donated by David and Bonnie Horrigan

 

PORTRAITS OF COURAGE
A fine collection of oil paintings and stories about military veterans by President George W. Bush, signed by the President. Graciously donated by Marvin and Margaret Bush

 

PEONIES FROM THE GARDEN
Phoebe’s artwork is featured throughout Catie Meyer’s home at the event this evening. Take home this lovely piece from her collection entitled Peonies from the Garden. Graciously donated by Phoebe Peterson

Click here to see a full list of our auction donors!

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!

Miracle Maker
Craig and Kari Shapero

 

Hope
Phil and Lisa Herget
Freeman and Heather Jelks
Nancy Keener
Catie Mayer
Tom and Ann Scully

 

Believe
Artisan II
Nick and Gincy Carosi
Copa Airlines
Nick and Vicki Coward
Halt, Buzas & Powell
Tom and Magaly Hirst
Kaiser Permanente
Tyler and Jennie Massey
Dennis and Rita Meyer
Alberto and Ivanna Omeechevarria
Venable, LLP
Wells Fargo Advisors

 

Inspire
Larry and Amy Alberson
John Andelin and Virginia Geoffrey
John and Kara Battaglini
Joe and Kate Boyce-Reeder
Nicholas and Nicole Carosi
Michael and Elizabeth Chiaramonte
Comcast
Dennis and Suzanne Early
James and Sheila Fleming
Pete and Janet Gartlan
Geoffrey and Marilyn Giovanetti
Neil and Emily Goetzman
Benjamin and Tanis Herndon
Bill and Julie Howard
John and Diane Hynes
Kearney & Company
Lansinoh Laboratories
Chris and Maura Lindsay
Lobkovich Kitchen Designs
Bill Marino and Elizabeth Reynolds
John and Diane Mauk
Tom and Margaret Millar
Charles and Linda O’Connor
John and Lizzie Siegel
Dagobert and Lisa Soergel
Bradley and Elizabeth Todd
John and Jeanne Warner
Wegmans
Robert and Carrie Wood

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