Silent Auction

300 Creating Family Memories ~ Family Photo Session with Sweet Llamas, Gia and Kai, at White Lotus Farms

Bring your family to White Lotus Farms, Ann Arbor’s prime destination for families, for an exclusive photo session with their adorable llamas, Gia and Kai! This will be a great photo opportunity for a holiday card, engagement photo, wedding pictures, or family portrait! White Lotus Farms will provide a professional photographer. The one-hour photo session will take place on a Saturday after the market closes at 2 p.m. or on a Sunday. Optimal times for capturing photos are in the early morning or as the sun starts to set. You will be given a proof of all photos so that you can print them yourself.

Expires April 21, 2024

Donor: White Lotus Farms

301 Experiencing Ann Arbor through Street Maps

Enjoy this collection of two truly unique presentations of our beloved Ann Arbor, Michigan. The 18×24 University of Michigan campus map in maize and blue is perfect for the home of any Wolverine. The 12×16 Ann Arbor Map Print with street names is fit for any Ann Arborite.

Donors: Campus Map Prints, David Moon, and Onwallpx Artwork


302 The Gift of Singing! Voice Lessons with Jennifer Marshall Evens


All the world’s a stage – what’s yours? Whether you are an actor, singer, or a CEO, vocal coaching can help you communicate more authentically, persuasively, and with less vocal fatigue. Learn techniques developed for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Carnegie Hall, and more. Jennifer Marshall Evens draws from 25 years of performing (“superb…” – NYTimes) and teaching to help you connect more confidently, effectively, and meaningfully with your audience. In-depth consultation plus five 60-minute singing or speaking voice lessons tailored to your unique voice and your goals. Beginner or Professional (grades 6 – adult).

Expires December 31, 2023.

Donor: Jennifer Marshall Evens


303 Getting Fit! Orangetheory Fitness and H.E.H


Three free in-studio class passes to Orangetheory Fitness at the Ann Arbor Main St. location can be yours! Includes a medium T-shirt, a water bottle, two towels, a drawstring backpack, and a sweat bag. 

Gift card for $100 towards the purchase of anything in the Human Electric Hybrids, LLC store. H.E.H sells exclusively electric-assist bicycles and tricycles of all shapes and sizes. They stock the midwest’s largest selection of e-bikes! They service all bikes purchased from H.E.H. They also stock a large selection of accessories and safety equipment for every cyclist.

Human Electric Hybrids, LLC ($100) Local only. No shipping. Expires April 21, 2024

Donors: Orangetheory Fitness, Human Electric Hybrids, LLC 


304 Spring Spruce Up! Brought to You by Your Local Ann Arbor Retailers


Spruce up your home with these gift certificates to Ann Arbor retailer shops. This package includes a gift certificate to Downtown Home & Garden ($100), a century-old retailer located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor; to Kerrytown Market & Shops ($50), located in Ann Arbor’s historic Kerrytown District that features a wide selection of specialty markets and unique gift shops, as well as a delicious variety of restaurants and eateries; to Three Chairs Company ($200), whose stores in Ann Arbor and Holland, Michigan, offer modern home furniture and design services; and to the historic Dixboro General Store ($25) where you can explore home furnishings.

Three Chairs Co. ($200) Expires April 21, 2024.

Donors: Three Chairs Co., Downtown Home & Garden, Kerrytown Market & Shops, and Dixboro General Store


305 Spring is a Time for Change!


This virtual therapeutic lifestyle change appointment is with Richa Modak at mod-R Nutrition & Fitness LLC. Richa Modak, an Emerson parent, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) with the American Dietetic Association and a Certified Personal Trainer from the American College of Sports Medicine. She has a Masters of Science in Microbiology & Biodiversity, as well as a Masters in Public Health in Environmental Health Science (Sub plan: Human Nutrition & Dietetics). She is currently studying to be a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition from Rutgers, NJ. Explore the secrets, the science, and the important tools of nutrition and lifestyle change through her insightful book, Fat, Flat or Fit?! Keep a copy in your home for quick reference as you embark upon your health journey!  


Take your fitness to the next level with this one-month pass to Ann Arbor Boot Camp! In each 30-minute boot camp workout, you will burn body fat, gain muscle strength and endurance, increase your flexibility, and improve balance and core strength. Nutrition guidelines and coaching, along with accountability, are also part of the program. All exercises can be modified to your fitness level.   


Here is your chance to experience and support the very best of local agriculture with fresh local produce or flowers for three weeks from Argus Farm Stop! Argus Farm Stop offers a weekly produce box that is seasonal and carefully curated to include the best fresh vegetables from local farms along with recipes and farm information. The flower subscription offers a different bouquet each week from local farms. With this package, you may select a subscription of either produce or flowers for three consecutive weeks of your choice. This is a great way to experience Michigan seasonality!

Therapeutic Lifestyle Change – Remodify.Redefine.Revolutionize – Single use only. Expires Dec 31, 2023. One Month Pass to Ann Arbor Boot Camp expires December 31, 2023.  

Donors: Ann Arbor Boot Camp, Argus Farm Stop, Richa Modak


306 NFC Business Cards (10) – NFC by Finn


Take your personal brand to the next level with NFC Business Cards! One of our own students, Finn Kelly, will create ten custom-branded NFC business cards. NFC by Finn will provide cards, custom branding, programming, mailing, and proof before branding. The winner needs to provide the company logo and employee information to be put on business cards.

Expires April 21, 2024.

Donor: NFC by Finn


307 Accent Your Personal Office Space!


Increase your personal style by adding to your office space, a gray and cream 5 x 8 area rug designed by Emerson Parent Valerie Peguero for Vayda Overseas and handmade by Indian Artisans from natural fibers like wool and chenille. All Vayda products are 100 % hand-crafted embracing fairly traded practices through artisan partnerships.

Donor: Valerie Peguero


308 Techies Unite at iD Tech Summer Camp


The winner will receive a gift certificate valued at $500 toward one week of Virtual Tech Camps that is good for any course offered during the summer of 2023 for ages 7-17. iD Tech is the world’s premier destination for STEM education, offering summer camps and online programs for ages 7-19 with Coding, Video Game Design, Minecraft, and more! The online camps entertain students, build essential skills, and beat boredom with exciting challenges! Capture the big benefits of camp with shorter time commitments that deliver long-lasting results.

Choose from classes available at Must be used during the Summer session of 2023. Registration deadline is June 15, 2023.

Donors: iD Tech


309 Nature’s Beauty 20 x 16 Framed Oil Painting by Helen Fellows


Fellow’s work has been featured in numerous galleries. One of her pieces appeared on the cover of the medical journal, Immunological Reviews. “I make art because it is how I see the world. In nature, we are moved by changing colors, patterns, shapes, textures, and light. My inclination is to create something from my responses to what I see. I cannot improve on nature, the best of all designers. But I can add things that I carry with me. I want others to see my art because it is a way I connect with the world and art is a way we connect to one another. Having someone moved by my art is pure joy.”

Donor: Helen Fellows


310 A Rose by Any Other Name is Still a Rose ~ Purple Rose Theatre Tickets and Common Grill Experience


Enjoy world-class original American theater right in our backyard! This package includes two tickets to a performance of your choice at the Purple Rose Theatre Company, founded by Jeff Daniels. The PRTC is a professional theater company with roots in the Midwest that takes a handcrafted, artisanal approach to producing new and classic American plays that are nothing less than one-of-a-kind experiences. Included in this package is “The Purple Rose of Chelsea, 25 Years of Passion, Principles and Performances” book by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds is autographed by Jeff Daniels, founder of The Purple Rose Theatre.  


Dine at The Common Grill with your $50 gift card. Led by Executive Chef Craig Common, The Common Grill in downtown Chelsea has provided fresh, imaginative American dishes while providing outstanding service for over 30 years. Recently acquired by Peas & Carrots Hospitality, Chefs Zack Sklar and Josh Humphrey are committed to maintaining the high level of service and outstanding cuisine that Common’s patrons have come to expect for another 30 years!  

The Purple Rose Theatre Company Tickets (2) are valid for Thursday Eve / Friday Eve / Sunday Matinee performances during the 2022/2023 season. Not valid for special events or Jeff Daniels: Onstage & Unplugged. Expires September 1, 2023.

Donors: The Purple Rose Theatre Company, Emerson School Development Office


311 Vintage Art Collection 


A beautiful vintage Da Jing Tao Yi Art Pottery Vase, a Japanese ceramic lidded pot, a Japanese vintage lusterware bird vase, and an Egyptian Sphinx Nefertiti Papyrus Warrior Chariot Framed Picture make up this collection.   

Donor: Victor Li


312 Did Anybody Say Golf?


This Miles of Golf Players’ Club Individual Membership includes a $40 range ball debit card, use of the first-class short game practice area, a putting green, and private tees along with four instructional clinics for members only given by the Kendall Academy. Also included are Free Driver Evaluation, Free Putter Evaluation, and multiple 2-for-1 golf passes to various golf courses including Georgetown Country Club, Huron Hills Golf Course, Leslie Park Golf Course, Pierce Lake Golf Course, and Washtenaw Golf Club. 

Once you have upped your game, enjoy two 18 Hole Rounds of Golf at Lake Forest Golf Club.

Miles of Golf Players’ Club Individual Membership runs through the end of the calendar year: Expires on December 31, 2023. Two 18 Hole Rounds of Golf at Lake Forest Golf Club: Valid anytime during the week. Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays after 2:00 pm. Expires October 31, 2024

Donors: Miles of Golf, Lake Forest Golf Club


313 Optimize Your Fitness!


Get three one-hour personal training sessions at Optimum Fitness Training. Their personal trainers will design a unique, customized workout routine for your needs to help you build long-lasting results. This package is for any skill and ability level. Includes swag. 

SPENGA Ann Arbor ($20) SPENGA’s format of 20 minutes of spin, 20 minutes of strength training, and 20 minutes of yoga combines the three pillars of fitness all in one 60-minute group training workout.

Optimum Fitness – Offer valid for NEW customers only.

Donors: Optimum Fitness Training, SPENGA Ann Arbor


314 The Family that Plays Together


This package includes a one-month Family Membership to Liberty Athletic Club.  Recognized as “Ann Arbor’s premier facility,” Liberty Athletic Club offers award-winning professional fitness instruction, tennis instruction, activities, and services. Explore Liberty Athletic Club and be a part of a variety of programs that fit your lifestyle.   


Also included are two Planet Rock Adult & Child Starter Packages. Each package includes instruction, chalk bag rental, harness rental, shoe rental, and day pass for one adult and one child aged 5 to 13. 


Shop for accessories for your active wardrobe with a gift certificate from Bivouac ($25). Bivouac is a top shopping destination in Ann Arbor and offers a wide selection of clothing, accessories, indie designer pieces, and popular street brands to outfit your life for the great outdoors (or indoors).

Please schedule an appointment with Liberty Athletic Club’s Membership Sales Office to activate your membership pass. The voucher is not valid for existing members. Expires January 31, 2024.

Donors: Liberty Athletic Club, Planet Rock Climbing Gym, Bivouac


315 A Little “Me Time”


Spoil yourself with a little “me time” at The Prana Yoga Studio with this five-class package. The Prana Yoga Studio is a brand new Original Hot Yoga studio opening in April 2023 in Scio Township. This package also includes a 1.5-hour massage session with Serena Wilson.

The Prana Yoga Studio Five-Class package expires on December 31, 2023.

Donors: The Prana Yoga Studio, Serena Wilson


316 Pamper Yourself from Head to Toe


“Turn Up the Volume” Hair Care is Rodan + Fields’ newest innovation that supports long-term hair health for fuller, more voluminous-looking hair instantly and over time. Includes Volume + Shampoo, Volume + Conditioner, Densifying + Treatment, Refresh + Dry Shampoo, and free samples. 


Try a new haircut with Amy Kahl at Nita Alexa Studio. 


Enjoy a manicure with Kim at The Polished Edge Salon. 


Ready yourself for a luxurious pedicure, which includes a paraffin wax at Fran Coys Salon & Spa.

Manicure with Kim at The Polished Edge Salon expires on February 17, 2024. Signature Pedicure at Fran Coys Salon & Spa to be used Monday through Thursday before October 24, 2023.

Donors: Diana Rooks – Rodan + Fields Executive Consultant, Nita Alexa Studio – Amy Kahl, The Polished Edge Salon – Kimberly Green, Fran Coys Salon & Spa


317 Gift of Dancing


Give your child the gift of dancing! This certificate is good for eight weeks of dance classes at Michigan Academy of Dance & Music and includes one class per week.  Also included are the membership fee, a leotard, and tights. Michigan Academy of Dance & Music is a family-friendly arts center that offers Ann Arbor area students a program designed to help them achieve their full potential while developing important life skills, having fun, and making friends. MI*ADM has a class for everyone, all ages and levels from beginner to pre-professional! Dance classes include ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, and special needs, plus a complete preschool & children’s combo class program. You are sure to find an option to suit you! The package includes tights and a leotard which can be exchanged at the store for the right size, so your child will have everything they need to start their new dancing adventure!  


After your dance cooldown, stay warm with this adorable handmade unicorn lap quilt made by Sew What? by Julie, a small local business that creates unique handmade clothing and other items.  


Donors: Michigan Academy of Dance and Music, Sew What? by Julie


318  Summer Dresses for Your Little One


Summer is just around the corner and this adorable teal reversible dress will be a staple in your child’s summer wardrobe. It’s like two dresses in one! (Size 5) 


Get your youngest ones ready to cheer on their favorite Michigan teams with this one-of-a-kind UofM summer dress (Size 5). Both dresses are made by Sew What? by Julie, a small local business that creates unique handmade clothing and other items.


Donor: Sew What? by Julie


319 The Encore Musical Theatre Company Season Subscription for Two and Carlyle Grill Dinner

Two season subscriptions to The Encore Musical Theatre Company’s 2023-2024 Season. The Encore Musical Theatre Company is an award-winning non-profit professional theater that strives to engage and inspire its community through producing contemporary musicals, reinventing the classics, and fostering new works. This includes an exclusive backstage experience that may be used after the show except following Special Events. 


After one of the performances, head over to the Carlyle Grill ($50) for a nice dinner or romantic dessert.

Donors: The Encore Musical Theatre Company, Carlyle Grill


320 For the Fashionista – Ayla & Co. ($100)


Ayla & Co. boasts specialty collections that encompass lifestyle pieces of evening and work wear, the majority of which are European designed. This downtown gem also offers an accessory assortment of ornate statement jewelry, scarves, shoes, and handbags.

Expires April 30, 2024.

Donor: Ayla & Co.


321 A Year’s Worth of Famous Barry Bagels


Be the hero on the weekend and pick up a dozen Barry Bagels Every Other Week (26 Certificates, each for a dozen bagels) for your family and friends.


Stop at RoosRoast Coffee, home of Lobster Butter Love and other unique organic coffees, and get one pound of locally roasted, amazing-smelling RoosRoast coffee with the bag provided ($16) at Southtown Roastery & Cafe or Downtown Ann Arbor Cafe locations.

Barry Bagels certificates expire on March 1, 2024.

Donors: Barry Bagels, RoosRoast Coffee


322 A Beautiful Collection of Glass Art


Bohemian Crystal Object – Blue Dot by Adam Jablonski, a Polish artist and certified glass technologist who has been pursuing art since 1952. His works have been collected around the world. Jablonski has been awarded 12 gold medals at various domestic and international exhibitions.


Also included are a beautiful hand-blown piece of green glass art and a hand-crafted blue crystal art glass pitcher. 

Donor: Victor Li


323 Red Wings and Hockey Fans, This One’s for You!


A hockey puck autographed by Michael Rasmussen is just the start for this exciting option. Bobbleheads of Andrew Copp, Patrick Kane, and Quinn Hughes for collectors highlight this USA Hockey National Team Swag Bag.  Also included are a string bag, a USA Hockey National Team mascot plush toy, a puck, a lanyard, kid-size sunglasses, a wooden ice hockey stick, and an insulated bag with the team logo. 


Get all decked out in your swag and head over to the Detroit Wing Company ($50) and Leo’s Coney Island ($70).

Donors: Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Wing Company, Leo’s Coney Island, USA Hockey National Development Team


324         Enjoy the Brews at Brown Jug and Brewery Becker!


Join the Brewery Becker community and join the Mug Club! Brewery Becker is a microbrewery with a gorgeous tap room that offers finely crafted historic ales and lagers that are made on site, as well as non-alcoholic beverages, coffee drinks, and a light food menu. Brewery Becker Mug Club membership is good for a year. Membership gets you a Brewery Becker t-shirt, $1 off your beer and growlers for the length of your membership, as well as a few extra ounces of beer. It also includes a growler and a free fill.   


The Brown Jug Restaurant ($25) has been a part of Ann Arbor and The University of Michigan tradition since 1936. The Brown Jug is named after the Michigan vs Minnesota football trophy, which is the oldest in college football.

Brewery Becker Mug Club Membership expires April 1, 2024.

Donors: Brewery Becker, The Brown Jug


325 ROAR – Go Tigers!


Baseball and Tiger lovers, this is for you! The high bidder will receive 14 tickets and 3 Tigers Garage parking passes to Suite 108 at Comerica Park for a game in the Detroit Tigers 2023 schedule, the exact date to be arranged with the suite holder. Suite 108, the Lance Parrish Suite, is on the first suite level above the first base. This Diamond Suite comes with eight permanent seats outside, three cushioned bar stools inside that can be moved outside, two leather lounge chairs inside, two TVs (inside and outside), refrigerator, ice, private bathroom, complimentary scoreboard greeting, food and merchandise discounts, and some complimentary experiences. The high bidder is responsible for food and beverage which can be obtained through Comerica Park catering or by purchase at concession stands on the Concourse Level and brought to the suite. Details, including the date, are to be arranged with a good friend of Emerson School. This package also includes an autographed picture of Willie Horton, former left fielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball who played primarily for the Detroit Tigers.cludes a $150 Visa gift card for food.


Donors: Anonymous, Detroit Tigers, Inc., Emerson School Development Office


326 Horseback Riding Lessons at WilloWard Equestrian (four one-hour lessons)


Calling all horse lovers! Head on out to the stables to enjoy four private one-hour lessons at WilloWard Equestrian, a full service horse boarding facility offering stall and pasture board, conveniently located ten minutes from Emerson School. The lessons are for beginners of any age and consist of basic English riding skills including grooming, tacking up and untacking. An hour lesson includes about 30 minutes of riding. Getting the horse properly prepared for riding is all part of learning to ride, as well as “cooling the horse out”.

Expires January 31, 2024. 

Donor: WilloWard Equestrian


327 For Kinesthetic Creatives!


Explore your artistic side with a $50 gift certificate for classes or workshops at The Ann Arbor Art Center. Since 1909 the Ann Arbor Art Center has sparked creativity in people of all ages and artistic abilities.  


Also included is a one-month membership and laser class at Maker Works. Located in Ann Arbor, Maker Works was established in 2011 to bring a focus back to making things. In the 14,000 square foot building, you’ll find a great selection of tools for wood, metal, textiles, plastic, jewelry, and electronics, instruction on the safe and efficient use of these tools, space to make things, a welcoming community of interesting, and creative people.


Enjoy some bonding time with your child during one paint-your-own pottery class offered by the Wing Crafts Studio at Wing Farms with this $25 gift certificate.

The Ann Arbor Art Center ($50) expires April 21, 2024. Maker Works One Month Membership and Laser Class expire on April 1, 2024.

Donors: Maker Works, The Ann Arbor Art Center, Wing Crafts


328 I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!


Celebrate with the ever-ultimate Washtenaw Dairy ice cream sundae bar and party for 50 guests. Vanilla ice cream only with oodles of toppings. 


Design custom T-shirts and more for your awesome party with a gift certificate from Underground Printing.

Ice Cream Party for 50 by Washtenaw Dairy – Call well ahead to order and pick up your party before April 21, 2024. Underground Printing ($100) – Not for use on pre-printed in-store or online retail merchandise. May not be used with any other discounts.

Donors: Washtenaw Dairy, Underground Printing


329 A Taste of Michigan


Indulge in a sampler of Cherry Republic’s most popular items including Montmorency Dried Cherries – 8 oz. bag, Cherry Nut Mix – 8 oz. bag, Milk Chocolate Covered Dried Cherries – 8 oz. bag, Cherry Jam – 8.5 oz. jar, Mild Cherry Salsa – 7.5 oz. jar, Cherry Almond Butter – 8.5 oz. jar. Enjoy a bottle of Late Harvest Riesling from Grand Traverse Winery.  Its dazzling fruit and crisp citrus flavors balance the naturally sweet finish.

Donors: Cherry Republic, Leslie Capozzoli


330 Whitetail’s Home Designer Basket


Enjoy a basketful of beautifully hand-curated items for your home by Whitetail. Selection includes a hand-woven cane bowl, linen tea towel, wood cheese board, matches, metal taper holder, stoneware creamer, marble frame, unscented taper candles, and a beautiful book, “How the French Live”. This includes a gift card to Whitetail for an in-store purchase of $25.

Donor: Whitetail


331 Left, Left, Left Right Left…..One Month Pass to Ann Arbor Boot Camp


Take your fitness to the next level with this one-month pass to Ann Arbor Boot Camp! In each 30-minute boot camp workout, you will burn body fat, gain muscle strength and endurance, increase your flexibility, and improve balance and core strength. Nutrition guidelines and coaching, along with accountability, are also part of the program. All exercises can be modified to your fitness level.

One Month Pass to Ann Arbor Boot Camp expires December 31, 2023.

Donor: Ann Arbor Boot Camp


332 Explore Ann Arbor Local Eats!


Cardamom Restaurant ($25) seeks to explore what Indian food and culture have done for centuries – take the best from outside influences and create something new but distinctly Indian. 


Jerusalem Garden ($25) is Ann Arbor’s freshest Middle Eastern Eatery since 1987. 


Leo’s Coney Island ($70) has something for everyone!


Mainstreet Ventures Restaurant Group ($50)  includes restaurants both in and out of Ann Arbor such as Carson’s American Bistro, Palio, Real Seafood Company, The Chop House, Gratzi, Ciao!, Stillwater Grill, Zia’s, Tidewater Grill, Blue Pointe Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill.


Metzger’s German Restaurant ($25) has been an iconic part of Ann Arbor and a dining tradition since 1928. 

Red Robin (4 x $15). Valid only at participating Red Robin of Michigan restaurants. May not be used to purchase alcoholic beverages.

Seva Restaurant ($25) specializes in fresh, imaginative vegetarian cuisine at lunch, brunch, or dinner for two up to $25. May not be used to pay for alcohol. Does not include gratuity. Expires April 21, 2024


Slurping Turtle (4 x $25) introduces a culinary twist on traditional Japanese ramen and sushi dishes by blending the culture and palate of Japan with the spirited personalities of the chefs in their kitchen. 


Texas Roadhouse ($30) provided a gift card for two free entrees up to $30 value. Excludes alcohol, taxes, and gratuity. One per table, per visit. Dine in only.  


York Food & Drink ($50) is a popular Ann Arbor shop that specializes in food and drink produced by artisans. Expires March 1, 2024

Donors: Cardamom Restaurant, Jerusalem Garden, Leo’s Coney Island, Mainstreet Ventures Restaurant Group, Metzger’s German Restaurant, Red Robin, Seva Restaurant, Slurping Turtle, Texas Roadhouse, York Food & Drink


333 Explore Ann Arbor Museums


Enjoy a full-year family membership to the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History. Membership includes a 20% discount in the new museum store, a 10% discount at Darwin’s Cafe, free Planetarium & Dome Theater passes, exhibit previews, exclusive member events, and a subscription to the museum’s bimonthly e-newsletter. *****Reciprocal benefits at 300+ science museums worldwide via the ASTC Passport Program *****


The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and Leslie Science Center are your gateway to hands-on discovery and exploration of the natural world. The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and Leslie Science & Nature Center provide an eclectic mix of programs and exhibits at their facilities, at your location, or live through interactive video conferencing. This gift certificate can be used by your family toward museum admission tickets, merchandise in the gift shop, an annual membership, or toward any education offering at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum or Leslie Science & Nature Center.   


After exploring, head over to the Blank Slate Creamery ($25) for a cool treat.  Try your hand at Science with both Mineral Science and Rock Science Kits.


Redeem your certificate to University of Michigan Museum of Natural History by July 31, 2023 for one year membership.

Donors: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Blank Slate Creamery, Victor Li


334 Road Trip to Dexter!


Head to Dexter to enjoy their unique shopping and dining experiences. This package includes the following: 


Michigan summer at its finest! A four-week subscription for a weekly bouquet from Marilla Field & Flora. Using only the finest quality flowers sustainably grown in Dexter, the designs inspire a deeper connection to the natural world around us and cultivate joy from within. Colors and varieties differ from week to week depending on what’s in bloom and will likely include summer favorites such as cosmos, snapdragons, and zinnias, as well as a few unexpected beauties.  


With 3 Bird’s ($20) wide assortment of home décor items, you’re sure to find those finishing touches that will make your house a home!  


The Painted Trout ($100) is a sporting goods store with an emphasis on fly fishing, offering everything from fly rods and reels to outdoor apparel for men and women to guided fishing trips and fishing lessons. Anything that you may need for your next fishing trip, whether you’re a professional or a casual hobbyist, The Painted Trout is bound to have it for you!  


Dexter’s Pub (2 x $25) 


Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill – Dexter (2 x $25)


Summer Flower Subscription to Marilla Field & Flora – Thursday pick-ups in July (July 6, 13, 20, 27) either at Ann Arbor West Side home or on-farm in Dexter from 5-7:30 pm. Expires August 1, 2023. Contact Adrianne Gammie to arrange pick-up at (419) 921-24

Donors: 3 Bird, Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill – Dexter, Dexter’s Pub, Marilla Field & Flora, The Painted Trout


335 Can You Shoot the Duck?


Get a group of fun folks and head to the Arctic Coliseum Public Skate in Chelsea for a great time! Eight passes and skate rental are included. Then head over to Arctic Breakaway Restaurant & Bar ($50) for a snack. 

Donors: Arctic Coliseum, Arctic Breakaway Restaurant & Bar


336 Never-ending Date For Two!


Learn the history and stories behind cocktails and their ingredients at a Tammy’s Tastings Cocktail Class. Discover lesser-known classic and modern cocktails. Enjoy a small-group interactive experience, with time to ask questions and get personalized tips as you mix drinks during the two mixing breaks. Choose from several recipes in each class: from drinks that just need a single spirit and a trip to the grocery store to drinks that reach deep into your liquor cabinet.  


Come enjoy a date for two at Pinspiration, where community meets creativity! Create a messy masterpiece on one large canvas in a private splatter room. Enjoy chocolates and beverages for two. Take your 100% unique splatter art to your home. Don’t miss out on what will surely be a memorable time!  


Continue your date with dinner at the Carlyle Grill ($50), reflecting on your time together creating masterpieces and memories.


Tammy’s Tastings Cocktail Class – Certificate covers admission for your choice of one in-person cocktail class for two people OR two online cocktail classes (can be used for one household for two classes or two households attending one class together.)

Donors: Tammy’s Tastings, Pinspiration – Ann Arbor, Carlyle Grill


337 A Beautiful John Hardy Bracelet for a Beautiful Soul


John Hardy sterling silver bamboo-style bracelet measuring 7″ long. John Hardy, established in Bali in 1975, creates artisan handcrafted jewelry. Each of John Hardy’s distinctive collections conveys evocative symbolism and honors the transmission of creative energy from the artist to the wearer. Since its inception, the company has been deeply rooted in the essential values of community, artisanship, and sustainability.

Donor: Lewis Jewelers


338 You Will Need to Say “Seat Saved”


This La-Z-Boy certificate entitles the winner to receive $599 (retail value) toward the purchase of any La-Z-Boy product. Your kids will fight you for the right to sit in this comfy, cozy piece.

Expires June 21, 2023, and applies to the Continental United States only.

Donor: La-Z-Boy Inc.


339 Clean is as Clean Does!

Wash as often as you want with this unlimited Platinum FastPass 12-Month Membership to Zippy Auto Wash, Ann Arbor’s highest quality auto wash featuring the industry’s most advanced cleaning equipment and solutions while providing outstanding customer service through their professional staff and facility.

Please visit any of Zippy Auto Wash offices and present the gift certificate to activate your FastPass.

Donor: Zippy Auto Wash


340 All In for Maize and Blue All Year Long!


Two tickets to the Michigan vs. Purdue football game on November 4, 2023 in Section 24, Row 59, Seats 19 and 20 on the 45-yard line! 


To help you be ready for the chilly fall air, a $100 Carhartt gift card is included. 


The package is rounded out with a $50 gift card to Katherine’s Catering for a lovely tailgate experience.


Big Ten U of M Basketball Tickets (3) – Enjoy the thrill of the University of Michigan Wolverines Men’s Basketball game for the 2023-24 season at the Crisler Center! This includes three left-of-center court seats on an agreed-upon game date.


Maize and Blue Club Level Hockey Tickets (2) – Enjoy the Club Level balcony and lounge level at Yost Arena and watch the game from your sensational seats at the blue line! Includes complimentary food, drinks, and reserved parking! Two tickets to a home game are to be mutually agreed upon once the 2023-24 season is announced. 

Contact details will be provided by the Emerson Development Office.

Donors: Trish and Mark Heusel, Mark and Jennifer Pinto, Donny and Sara Wohl, Emerson School Development Office


341 Video Gaming Night on the Big Screen with Mr. Zimmer


Imagine playing video games for three hours on the largest screen you’ve ever seen! The lucky winner will join Mr. Zimmer in Emerson’s AIC Theater and have the opportunity to connect their gaming systems to Emerson’s big screen for an incredible gaming experience. Some games will be provided and the winner may bring their own games to play. Emerson will provide a $75 Visa gift card for snacks.

All games are subject to prior approval. Maximum 12 guests. To be scheduled weekdays after 4 pm or weekends for a total of 3 hours, not to conflict with Emerson events and the Master Calendar. Expires February 1, 2024.

Donors: Andy Zimmer, Emerson School Development Office


342 Loop de Loop!


Name “The Emerson Loop” in the parking lot from May 2023 until the next year’s auction. The chosen name is subject to approval by Emerson School. You will take home the street sign at next year’s auction.

Donor: Emerson School Development Office


343 Who Needs a Drive-in?


Come to Emerson’s Arts and Innovation Center Theater for your own private movie screening. Your event can be a birthday party, a class party, or a gathering of family and friends. Enjoy your choice of a movie (with approval) and watch it on the BIG Screen! Emerson will provide a $75 VISA gift card for food and favors.

Maximum 40 guests. To be scheduled weekdays after 4 pm or weekends; not to conflict with Emerson events and master calendar. Expires: February 1, 2024.

Donor: Emerson School Development Office


344 Are You Ready for Some Football?


Get ready for the 23/24 season of U of M Football!  Included are four U of M football tickets to one of the following games: 9/2 vs East Carolina, 9/9 vs UNLV, 9/16 vs Bowling Green, or 9/23 vs Rutgers. The seats are in Section 23 Row 37, Seats 19, 20, 21, 22 (50-yard line). 


Ready to tailgate? Stop by the M Den and use your $50 gift certificate to get the gear! 


The package also includes a Michigan premium golf gift set (4), UM plaid slim can koozie, Michigan wooden magnet, UM bottle opener keychain, Michigan moon & trees decal, and an Ann Arbor local decal.

Football tickets are non-transferable. Game selection to be done by July 1, 2023. Excludes the OSU game on 11/25.

Donors: SensCy, The M Den, Underground Printing


345  WideWorld Sports Center Camp (one week)


Get one full day/full week of Kids KAMP or A2 Summer Camp for a loved one. WideWorld offers the Ann Arbor Soccer Camp, a camp designed for those players looking to get extra touches on the ball over the summer. Camps run weekly from June 12 to September 1. Kids KAMPers are separated into teams on Mondays and spend the rest of the week playing soccer, flag football, basketball, and more!


Expires December 31, 2023.

Donor: WideWorld Sports Center


346  Portrait Session and Fine Art Portrait by Cheryl Hall Photography


Cheryl Hall Photography is a boutique photography studio specializing in hand-finished fine art black and white portraits of children since 2001. This is for a weekday studio session for up to three kids. It includes one 16″x11″ framed fine art portrait, a pre-session consultation, and a selection appointment at the studio.


For NEW clients only. Kids ages 0-18. The certificate must be registered by July 21, 2023 and is valid for nine months after registration. Expires April 21, 2024. Contact Cheryl Hall to schedule your photo session.

Donor: Cheryl Hall Photography