Other Ways of Giving

2018 Benefit for the Birds: The Annual Gala

Friday, May 11: Let the Bidding Begin!

Bear Creek Mountain Resort
101 Doe Mountain Lane, Macungie, PA

Gala Guests & VIPs: Register now for ONLINE and PHONE Bidding!  
Click "Start Bidding" in top right-hand corner. Click "Create Account" and follow instruction. Verify your email and begin!

SCHEDULE: Doors open at 5 PM. Open bar and hors d-oeuvres at 6 PM.
Wildlife displays, live music, wine ring toss, photo booth, silent auction with PHONE bidding, live auction by raised hand, and a sit-down dinner.

2018 Live Auction Items

While the Silent Auction bidding will take place online, the Live Auction will be completely LIVE, with bidding by raised hand, during the event and immediately following dinner. If you would like to be an absentee bidder, please contact Tammy by email or call Gigi at 610-756-6000 x211.

Week Stay in the Luxury Gold Crown Resort in Orlando, FL

You and a guest (or more!) can enjoy a week-long stay at a luxury Gold Crown resort in Orlando, Florida: The Grand Beach I. The villa here offers three bedrooms and three bathrooms, a large kitchen, living room, and screened porch, all located on beautiful Lake Bryan and approximately eight miles from Disney resorts.

Grand Beach features lakefront accommodations with classic beach-style décor, including white trim, red roof tiles and palm tree-lined pathways. Located in the heart of Central Florida on Orlando’s Lake Bryan, Grand Beach is the perfect family-friendly destination with fully-equipped kitchens, oversized baths and spacious accommodations. Spend a day at the resort soaking up the Florida sunshine or relaxing in one of the outdoor pools.  

Available 8/25/2018 to 9/1/2018

Donated by Bill Sands, Sands & Company

Week Stay in an Italian Villa

Spend a week in Cellole, Italy! This amazing, ruin-turned-villa offers modern comfort that is steeped in history, and boasts breathtaking views of the beautiful Tuscan countryside. The Villa is surrounded by olive groves and located within an hour of Florence and Siena, Lucca and Pisa...a prime location for those who love travel, art, and history.

Each cottage includes modern amenities—kitchen, washing machine, private bath, comfortable living room and bedroom, all mixed with traditional touches that include terracotta floors, beamed ceilings, and antique and country furnishings. Outside, you’ll enjoy lush gardens, an in-ground pool, and your own private patio.

Nearby: Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, S. Gimignano, and Colle Val d’Elsa

One week stay for two. Adults only. Does not include airfare. 
Available October 2018, April 2019, or May 2019. 
Winning bidder must contact Adela Bonomi directly to make reservation. 
Brochure and contact info for Adela will be mailed to the winning bidder

Airport Distances: 
Pisa, 90km
Bologna, 110km
Roma, 250km

Donated by Joan Moran and Bill Fenza

Weekend in NYC with Tickets to My Fair Lady at the Lincoln Center

Whisk your special someone away to New York City to take in a show at Lincoln Center and overnight in a charming and comfortable condo apartment. You'll enjoy two orchestra seats to My Fair Lady at The Lincoln Center and can take in any of the hundreds of restaurants and other things to do in The Big Apple.

Your accommodations are conveniently located within walking distance of Lincoln Center (10 blocks) on tree-lined Riverside Drive across the street from Riverside Park and the Hudson, and also within walking distance of Central Park and the American Museum of Natural History. Exact location is mid-block between West 77th and 78th Streets at 52 Riverside Drive in a full-service, pre-war cooperative. The building is comprised of 47 residences on 16 stories (only 3 apartments per floor) and is served by a door man and two elevators.

Lincoln Center tickets donated by John Beinecke and accommodations are courtesy of board member Christina Clayton and Stanley Kolber.

Your overnight will be in a privately owned condo that is no smoking, no pets, and adults only.

Limited to 2 guests on a mutually agreeable date with the owners, Christine Clayton and Stanley Kolber.

Donated by John Beinecke, Christina Clayton, and Stanley Kolber

Black Vulture Field Excursion

Spend a fun day in the field with Hawk Mountain's Dr. JF Therrien and David Barber to learn more about the very latest research project at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary: A study of locally-nesting black vultures in nearby barns. You and a small group (four to six) will join JF in the morning to visit a nest, wing-tag fuzzy black vulture chicks, and then head back to the Acopian Center for lunch and to talk about this interesting and important work. 

Available on a mutually agreeable date in mid-July to August 2018, when black vulture chicks are monitored and tagged.

Donated by JF Therrien

Personal Tour, Bird Walk, and Lunch with President Sean Grace

Join Hawk Mountain President Sean Grace for a personal, behind-the-scenes tour of the Sanctuary and a birding/nature walk followed by lunch for your group of ten. Sean is an enthusiastic and talented naturalist and birder, well versed on the Sanctuary and the habitats and wildlife found here.

Available on a mutually agreeable date decided between the high bidder and Sean. Sean will work with you to ensure the walk meets your group's abilities and interests. Lunch selections and dietary restrictions also will be discussed to ensure an enjoyable and fun day on the Sanctuary with our new leader. 

Donated by Sean Grace

Week-long Stay in Mexico Timeshare of Choice

You and a special guest can spend 8 days and 7 nights at any of 9 premium resorts throughout Mexico thanks to this very generous gift certificate from donor Jeff Goldenberg. The resort is partnered with the reality show "The Bachelor," so you may recognize "Vidanta" as one of the options!



Donated by Jeff Goldenberg

Island Getaway for Two: Little St Simons

Prized for its pristine natural beauty, gracious hospitality and secluded worlds-away appeal, Little St. Simons Island is a private barrier island just off the Georgia coast. Seven miles of shell-strewn beaches and energinzing outdoor activities beckon guests to explore and discover. Accessible only by boat, this extraordinary natural sanctuary is among hte last of its kind anywhere and welcome your discovery.

Highest bidder will receive a three-day, two-night stay at any time based upon availability in a Guest Room at the Lodge, Sunday through Thursday, and excluding holidays.

Highest bidder will enjoy the natural world that presides here across 10,000 intrusion-free acres of maritime forests and marshlands, and enjoyed by no more than 32 overnight guests at a time.

Donated by Wendy and Henry Paulson

Waste Management