2015 Foundation Silent Auction

Silent Auction Items Preview

Below are the items for auction confirmed as of March 20, 2014. This listing will be updated as auction items are received and an updated listing of auction items will be available at Session.

Northern California Getaway & Staycations

  • Monterey Aquarium Tickets and Wine Basket
    Value $200.00
    Two adult Monterey Bay Aquarium Tickets and a Wine Basket that includes three bottles of wine from Bernardus Winery

Southern California Getaway & Staycations

  • UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center
    Value $430.00
    Two night stay including breakfast for upt to 4
  • Lake Arrowhead Weekend Getaway
    Value $400.00
    Two nights in our 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cabin in Lake Arrowhead, CA.
  • Island Excursion on Oxnard California’s Central Coast& Admission to the Channel Islands Maritime Museum
    Value $100.00
    Complimentary Island Excursion on Oxnard California’s Central Coast along the Channel Islands National Park & Marine Sanctuary’ & Admission to the Channel Islands Maritime Museum.
  • Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
    Value $490.00
    Two night stay at the beautiful Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach, CA.
  • Cabin in Big Bear, CA
    Value $300.00
    2 nights, 3 days in a rustic cabin in Big Bear California. Three bedroom, 2 bath, 2-story (no handicap access) cabin, with washer/dryer and all the kitchen amenities necessary.
  • Mission Inn Hotel & Spa Champagne Sunday Brunch for Two
    Value $90.00
    Famous for its award-winning Champagne Sunday Brunch and lavish culinary offerings including various unique food stations and mimosa bar, the Mission Inn Restaurant features a state-of-the-art display kitchen where chefs prepare signature comfort foods. The restaurant is decorated in colorful tiles, vaulted ceilings, ornate wall sconces and marble accents.

    The Spanish Patio is an al fresco dining venue set in the middle of the Inn, surrounded by the bell tower, Anton’s Clock and Glockenspiel, a collection of bells from missions throughout the United States and a circular tiled fountain.


  • San Jose Sharks Tickets
    Value $270.00
    Tickets for a San Jose Sharks game, to be mutually agreed upon between donor and successful bidder.


  • Book: “This Day in June”
    Value $20.00
    In a wildly whimsical, validating, and exuberant reflection of the LGBT community, This Day In June welcomes readers to experience a pride celebration and share in a day when we are all united.
  • Book: Grave Passage By Dr William Doonan
    Value $20.00
    When retired FBI profiler Robert Samson is murdered onboard the cruise liner Contessa Voyager, Henry Grave is sent to investigate. Samson was giving a series of lectures on cold case crimes he felt he could crack. But he got cracked first. Henry has just five days before Voyager reaches Miami....
  • Book: The Giving Children
    Value $10.00
  • Tortoise Shell Necklace
    Value $50.00
    This necklace is made of porcelain type material representing a tortoise shell. The length of the necklace is 24" from clasp to clasp.  Must see to appreciate. 
  • Lassen Ale Works 22oz bombers: 2 each of 6 different beer
    Value $70.00
    12-22oz bottles of Lassen Ale Works beer
    All LAW beer is brewed in the 150-year old Pioneer Saloon located in historic uptown Susanville and named after northeastern California landmarks.

    2 bottles each of the following beers:
    Pioneer Porter - a robust, full bodied dry dark ale. 50IBU/5.5%ABV
    Thompson Peak Pilsner - A Classic German-Style Pilsner. 50IBU/5.5%ABV
    Uptown Brown - classic American Brown Ale with dark malt character. 30IBU/4.6%ABV
    Almanor Amber - hugely drinkable, light copper colored ale. 30IBU/4.5%ABV
    Volcanic Double IPA - a true hop-head’s dream with five different northwest hop varieties. 95BU/8.5%ABV
    Eagle Lake IPA - very “session-able” India Pale Ale with pine, citrus, and floral hop flavors. 80BU/5.7%ABV
  • Limited Edition Giclee print by Gris Grimly titled "The Argument"
    Value $320.00
    This charming and funny limited edition giclee print by world renowned writer, illustrator and animator Gris Grimly is signed by the artist and beautifully framed.
  • Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Gris Grimly titled "Fuzzy Wuzzy"
    Value $525.00
    This beautiful and funny limited edition giclee print by world renowned writer, illustrator and animator Gris Grimly is signed by the artist. This image was taken from hi book Wicked Nursery Rhymes.
  • X-Large Booster Bath dog washing station
    Value $199.95

    Elevation & containment.
    360° access for easy bathing and drying.
    Saves your back, bathroom & time!
    Indoor/Outdoor UV Stabilized, designed to leave outdoors.
    You stay dry.
    Durable, Lightweight & Portable.
    Recommended by top veterinarians, breeders, & handlers worldwide.
    Legs detach for quick and easy storage.
    Stainless steel components.
    Fan nozzle is great for washing dogs on/off volume control and snaps on rim of BoosterBath, this makes for quick and easy retrieval between rinsing. Dial to a gentle stream or heavy flush.
    Easy U shaped entrance.
    Removable Collar.

    50″ (long) x 21½" (wide) x 15"(deep)
    33½" (high) to rim of tub, when assembled.
    Leg Foot print 26″(wide) x 47″(long).
    Tub total weight: 22 lbs.
    Maximum weight Capacity: 175 lbs

  • Handmade Plate
    Value $50.00
    I make pottery objects such as plates, bowls, trays and cups. I am drawn to this art form because it allows me to explore sculptural aesthetics as well as functionality. I am inspired by natural phenomena and geometry. I aim to create objects that reference the raw qualities of nature while preserving formal integrity.
  • Ruby vase
    Value $100.00
    Vessels have been icons of myth and spirituality from the dawn of civilization. Intrigued by their ancient symbolism, I work to combine the archetypal forms of the human figure and the rich narrative of the architecture of nature into contemporary sculptural vessels. “I am intrigued by the relationship of natural architecture and the human figure, that place where the figure finds form in natural architecture. I use this narrative to express a variety of personal and social issues in my work”.
  • Landscape Oil on Canvas
    Value $850.00
    This Landscape was painted by Stephanie Sanchez of the Santa Rosa Junior College Art Department. Valued at $850, Stephanie asks for a starting bid of $50.00.
  • Vintage White Mink Fur Lady Head Face Brooch Pin Porcelain
    Value $80.00
    This vintage pin is donated by Mary Kay Rudolph, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Santa Rosa Junior College who is know for wearing vintage jewelry. The value of this vintage brooch is undetermined, but a the same style brooch with brown mink fur instead of white is listed for $40. A similarly designed white fur brooch is listed for $80.
  • Shone Farm Miller's Blend Olive Oil and Wine
    Value $72.00
    Two 250 ml bottles of Shone Farm Miller's Blend Olive Oil. Santa Rosa Junior College’s (SRJC) Miller's Blend olive oil secured a gold medal from Sonoma County Harvest Fair judges during their professional olive oil competition. Since its debut, Shone Farm olive oil has received multiple awards, including Harvest Fair gold and double gold for three consecutive years.

    Students at Santa Rosa Junior College's Shone Farm are producing some amazing, award winning wine. This sample includes one bottle of 2013 Sauvignon Blanc and one bottle of 2012 Old Vine Zinfandel 2012 (Silver and Bronze Metals).
  • Burnished Ceramic Vase
    Value $100.00
    This lovely 12 inch, burnished ceramic vase was donated by Joel Bennett. Joel is an adjunct faculty member who teaches ceramics at Santa Rosa Junior College.
  • Apple TV
    Value $69.00
    Apple TV- "it gives you access to the best 1080p HD content — including blockbuster movies, hit TV shows, live sports, your music, photos, videos, and more — right on your high-definition TV. You can even play content from your iOS device or Mac on your TV using AirPlay. Apple TV requires an HDMI cable."
  • Caol Ila 18 - Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskey 
    Value $100.00
    Not to be confused with the current re-released Caol Ila 18 year old by drinks giant, Diageo, this bottle was released around 2004, and is the perfect choice for someone looking to taste whisky bottled before the current boom.

    Smokey and smooth the 18 year old has grown grander with time. It’s the ideal whisky to reward with while sitting beside the fire watching the sea and wind through the window, safe and snug indoors.
  •  Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Years Old - Bourbon 107 Proof
    Value $100.00
    This is the 10-year old from the famous "Pappy Van Winkle" line-up, distilled at Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery.

    From the bottlers:

    "This wonderful bourbon is bottled as close to barrel proof as possible. We add just a splash of our Kentucky limestone well-water when we empty the barrels for bottling. Thus, this whiskey is as smooth as any you will find. The more water you add to whiskey from its natural barrel proof to its bottle proof, the harsher it becomes. This 107 barrel proof seems to be just right."

    Rated 94 by the Beverage Tasting Institute
  • livescribe echo smartpen & notebook
    Value $150.00
    Record over 200 hours of audio, capture thousands of pages of notes, and replay recorded audio by tapping directly on your notes, the livescribe echo smartpen is capable of doing just that.

    In 2014, the Foundation for California Community Colleges, in partnership with the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office secured an agreement with livescribe to provide discounts to students, faculty and staff at California's Community Colleges for smartpens and accessories, available through the Foundation's CollegeBuys program. This agreement was secured to ensure that the latest essential technology tools to succeed in the classroom and workplace are available to our institutions, students, faculty and staff.
  • Gift Basket
    Value $ 150.00

    1 Bottle Sorrellina 2009 Grenache Wine (Santa Ynez Valley), 1 Bottle el fustino Olive Oil (Santa Barbara), 1 pkg Carra Nona Biciclette Triclori pasta, 1 jar Pesto alla Genovese, 1 bottle Grigiliata Italian Sea Salt & Spices, 1 jar kalamata olives, 1 pkg sun-dried tomatoes, 1 pkag Fratelli Laurieri Crespini, 1 pkg Columbus Italian Dry Salami, 1 pkg del Duca proscuitto, 6 oz. Smoked Roasted Garlic Cheese, 6 oz. Tomato et Basil Gourmet Cheese, 1 pkg Pappardelle's Dark Chocolate Linguine, 1 pkg Almondina biscuits, 1 Lindt Dark Chocolate bar, 1 small olive oil dipping bowl, 1 hand painted kitchen towel

  • Napa Valley College Estate Wine
    Value $115.00
    All of the wines produced at the Napa Valley College Estate Winery are made from grapes grown on its six-acre vineyard which is located in the world famous Napa Valley AVA. Each aspect of the wine production process is completed by VWT students under the supervision of our award-winning instructors.

    Napa Valley College Estate Pinot Noir 2012
    Napa Valley College Estate Chardonnay 2012
    Napa Valley College Estate Syrah 2012
    Napa Valley College Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
  • 1849 Olive Oil Bottle
    Value $50.00
    This Olive Oil bottle from the California Gold Rush was found at the Hangman's Tree Historic Site in Placerville, CA by Sacramento City College CIS Professor Tim Taylor. A Certificate of Authenticity is included.