There will be many activities during the Emerald Auction, providing the perfect distractions for you to carry out your mission.
Diamonds Are Forever Raffle
This raffle prize is worthy of Tiffany Case or any of Bond’s leading ladies! One lucky winner will win a trio of custom-designed stacking rings set in 14K white gold. The image shown is an example from A Trio Jewelry studio, and the actual rings will be posted upon completion. Generously donated by Cory & Dan Wycklendt and A Trio Jewelry Studio. Raffle tickets will be sold in advance and on-site during the event.

Only 100 tickets will be sold for $50 each or 3/$100.
Please contact Andrea Costello to purchase tickets.
Quantum of Cash Raffle
Who wouldn’t want to live Bond’s lavish lifestyle? With these cash prizes, you’ll be well on your way! Tickets will be sold in advance and on site at the event for $100 each. Only 220 tickets will be sold to provide you with optimal odds of winning. Cash Prizes include $5,000, $1,000, $750, and $250.

Please contact Andrea Costello to purchase tickets.
Win a Bond-Worthy Bar at Casino Royale
Drinking is one of 007’s favorite pastimes, so imagine if you could stock your home bar with his favorite libations! This will include top shelf bottles of vodka, rum, whisky and more.

Live Auction Items

Chef & Sommelier Dinner for Ten
Value: $1,250
Donated by The Waterford Wine Company and Chef Brian Moran

Imagine hosting a lavish dinner party without having to lift a finger! Chef Brian Moran, resident chef for “Wisconsin Foodie,” has worked in private clubs and The Pfister Hotel, but for one night, he’ll be your personal chef. He’ll create and serve a tantalizing four-course meal accompanied by carefully selected wine pairings poured by Waterford Wine’s sommelier Ben Christiansen. Your taste buds will be exalting in joy! This dinner can be hosted in your home, or if you want it to be even more turnkey, at the Eastside home of one of the 2017 Auction Chairs: Melissa and Jeff Hicks or Doris Brosnan and Rob Sullivan.

Oxbow Lake Retreat in Presque Isle
Value: $2,200
Donated by Rick and Lisa Zimbelman

High up in Vilas County, not far from the Wisconsin-Michigan border, the Ottawa National Forest and the Border Lakes State Natural Area, stretches 523-acre Oxbow Lake. And on a secluded peninsula jutting out into the lake sits this amazing lakeside retreat, which boasts 800 feet of frontage. Everything you might want in a lake retreat is here, including sleeping accommodations for 16 and spectacular fishing. Oxbow is a class-A musky lake with walleye, northern, small mouth bass, and panfish. Cast a line and settle back; dinner will be along soon. (And for the more adventurous, there may be an opportunity to take part on a guided a hike-in fishing trip.) Home sleeps sixteen across two bedrooms (1-queen, 1-king) and two bunkrooms; features three bathrooms; blackout dates include May 1-30, June 30-July 16. Address: 8025 Maple Rd, Presque Isle, WI.

Wrigley Field Game and Hotel Package for Five
Value: $2,658
Donated by Curtis & Caroline Reese and Doris Brosnan & Robert Sullivan
Did you miss the Chicago Cubs’ historic World Series run last year? See them in action in 2017 when they play the Colorado Rockies at the one and only Wrigley Field. This package is pure baseball nirvana—great teams, historic park, amazing seats (bottom level, behind home plate), played during an early summer afternoon. What can top that? How about spending the night after the game at the James Hotel—a Magnificent Mile luxury boutique hotel recently named one of Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best.” Play ball! Game: five tickets, Cubs vs. Rockies, June 10, 2017, Wrigley Field. Actual tickets available mid-March. Hotel: two rooms, one night, James Hotel Chicago (virtual walk through available on Google Maps).

Peter Kudlata Painting
Value: $1,000
Donated by Peter Kudlata

In the several years that he has been painting, Kudlata has completed well over 100 works of art, influenced by Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, and other abstract masters. "My art is a visual language of emotional expression," Peter says. "My images don't conform. They are reactions to life and my surroundings. Transitions and pauses in life, from simple moments to dramatic events." His paintings have been shown at the Delafield Art Center and perennially at Milwaukee’s Third Ward Gallery Nights, as well as at galleries in Chicago and as far as Lexington, Kentucky. His artwork has been commissioned by Northwestern Mutual Life, and he was recently chosen as a Featured Artist at a charity event held to support Aurora Health Care’s Abuse Response Programs. He is also a sought-after artist among local establishments. You may have seen his work on the walls of Harley’s Menswear in Shorewood, VIA Downer and Pizza Man.

Greensboro, Georgia Vacation Home
Value: $3,500
Donated by Chad Steinbauer and Quantum LS LLC

Complete relaxation and fond memories await you at this magnificent Greensboro vacation home. This is the ultimate Georgia getaway! Featuring 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and enough room to comfortably accommodate 8 guests throughout 3,000 square feet of tastefully appointed living space, this newly constructed home is the ideal size for a family or group of friends traveling together. The property is surrounded by superb views of lush greenspace, and Lake Oconee to the east.  Look forward to taking in this gorgeous setting while unwinding on the upper deck, which overlooks the quiet putting and chipping areas, as well as the driving range. The home is located within Reynolds Plantation, where you’ll get to enjoy access to a plethora of fantastic resort-style amenities, including clubhouse, park pavilion and fire pit, outdoor swimming pool with slide, hot tub, playground, and basketball and tennis courts, as well as the driving range, putting green and chipping green. Reynolds Plantation features 5 pristine courses and 116 holes designed by some of the most respected architects in the game. Plus, acres of wooded paved trails offer terrific opportunities for walking, running and biking. One-hour drive to Augusta, Athens, and Atlanta. Day trips could include Atlantic beaches near Savannah or Smoky Mountain National Park. Click here for pictures and more information,

Exclusive Opening Weekend at the New Westin Milwaukee
Value: $4,000
Donated by Martha & Mark Flaherty

This is the hottest and most exclusive ticket in the city this summer! Be our first guests at the brand new Westin Milwaukee, opening in Downtown Milwaukee on June 10, 2017, where you and three (3) guests will enjoy the celebration of the year as we open our doors for the first time. Your all-access invitation will include two (2) connecting guest rooms with sweeping views of Lake Michigan to accommodate up to four (4) adults. Relax in your luxuriously appointed guest rooms before joining the Opening Event throughout the hotel and restaurant. You'll sip fine wines, drink craft cocktails, nosh on hors d'oeuvres, enjoy a decadent dinner and take in the sights and sounds of the lively entertainment. Once the party comes to a close, take the elevator home and slip into a restful sleep in Westin's signature Heavenly Beds. You will awake refreshed and energized. Begin the next morning with brunch in the restaurant before we bid you farewell.

Four Tickets to NCAA Tournament at BMO Bradley Center
Value: $1,000
Donated by Lisa Gingerich

As everyone knows, the first weekend of March Madness is the most exciting sports weekend of every year, as we watch the Cinderellas advance and the Goliaths get slayed. Many travel to Vegas, however, you have opportunity to enjoy Rounds 1 & 2 of March Madness right here in Milwaukee at the BMO Bradley Center on Thursday, March 16 and Saturday, March 18!  Local fans who witnessed the Badger victory over Oregon (the last March Madness tournament game in Milwaukee) will not soon forget that unbelievably exciting experience.  The winner of this unforgettable package will receive four (4) seats (Section 443, Row S, Seats 1-4) for two 2-game sets (4 games total) on Thursday and one 2-game set on Saturday.

Playa Del Carmen Luxury Penthouse Condominium
Value: $3,500
Donated by Katie & Mike Weber

You can’t ask for a better location than this—Playa del Carmen is in the heart of the Mexican Riviera—and you can’t ask for a better location in Playa del Carmen than this penthouse atop the beautiful Elements complex. Within walking distance you’ll find an exclusive beach club as well as fine and casual dining, local artisan shops, yoga studios and world-class dive centers. In the complex, you’ll find a Jacuzzi and an expansive pool—and in the penthouse, you’ll find an exquisite outdoor soaking tub overlooking the Caribbean Sea, two large outdoor terraces, a chef’s kitchen (an onsite ‘ambassador’ can help with food delivery) and even a washer-dryer. Thousands of years ago, Playa del Carmen was a starting point for Mayan pilgrims making their way to the shrine of Ixchel in Cozumel. This year, let it be your launching point for a week of sun-drenched, luxurious relaxation.

Photos and more at www.elementsplayadelcarmen.com .

Legendary Golf Pilgrimage: 3-days, 2-Nights at Pinehurst
Value: $2,000
Donated by Ron & Barbara Mambu

There is golf, and there is the “cradle of American Golf” in North Carolina that is Pinehurst, which is not only the second largest golf complex in the world, but also one of the most historic. Its nine courses draw thousands of players each year, but its most hallowed ground is Pinehurst #2, designed by pioneering golf course architect Donald Ross. Pinehurst #2 has been home to a PGA Championship, Ryder Cup, and four US Opens (including the famed 1999 Open won by Payne Stewart)—and this year it will also host the lucky winner of this package. See history, make history with this extraordinary golfing opportunity. Package includes: three day and two-night stay in Pinehurst, North Carolina for two people in a private home; local ground transportation; meals; and one round on Pinehurst's Championship course #2 with a caddy. Owners of the residence will be present. Date to be mutually agreed upon.

Connoisseurs’ Cellar Collection
Value: $3,350
Donated by Alyson & Tom Gerdes, Curtis Reese, Carl & Eileen Cahill, John & Ellen Hayes, Andy Schiesl, Kim & Peter Christenson, Laura & Patrick McGartland, Lauren & Mike Foy, Melissa & Jeff Hicks     

No matter where he is in the world, James Bond has a penchant for the finest of wines. In honor of his superb taste, we invited oenophiles among our school families and our favorite wineries to share special bottles from their personal cellars. This world-class collection of wines from California, France and Italy is truly invaluable, as it features several cult and aged wines, along with a vertical offering of Howell Mountain favorite Viader, that are not available in the retail marketplace. Curator Jeff Hicks has assembled an album of tasting notes for each wine. A PDF of the album is viewable at www.EmeraldAuction.org and the album will be on display the night of The Emerald Auction.  Thirty (30) bottles total, each with an average value of $104. You can view the full wine list here.

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