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Announcing the 2016 Gesu Gala Live Auction Menu!

The 2016 Gesu Gala will include a live auction with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities! Purchase your tickets by April 28, 2016!

We are delighted to share our live auction menu: 

Scotland Castle Getaway 

  • Four couples will enjoy a 7-day, 6-night luxury retreat at Tigh an Tuir, a luxurious Scottish Highlands hideaway. View a video, using password Caritas. 
  • Dine in the beautifully restored Tigh an Tuir woodland chapel.
  • Golf at some of the world's finest golf courses.
  • Fish for salmon and trout in the magical Scottish lochs and the River Tay.
  • Play tennis on a beautiful court in the garden.
  • The house staff, including a 3-star chef, will accommodate you during your stay. As the sun sets, listen to the music of the resident bagpiper.
  • Optional activities include shooting clay or a falconry demonstration. 
  • Available in 2017. Complimentary transportation to and from Edinburgh Airport will be provided. Airfare is not included.

Nantucket Getaway 

  • Beachfront home in beautiful Nantucket, just steps from the ocean and with 360 degree water views of the ocean and pond
  • Four bedroom, 4 full/2 half baths; sleeps 10
  • Completely renovated in 2015
  • Access to adjacent pond for fishing and kayaking
  • Includes private gym with weights, cardio equipment, and yoga space
  •  "Nantucket Dubbed 'Best Island In The World' By National Geographic" 
  • One week period between the dates of 8/20/16 and 5/13/17, excluding 10/2/16 - 10/15/16
  • Transportation to and from Nantucket is not included. 

Namibia Safari Getaway 

  • Trip for 4 guests to spend 7 days and 6 nights in the all-inclusive Ongava Game Reserve, located next to Etosha National Park in Namibia, Africa.
  • Choose between staying at Ongava Tented Camp or Ongava Lodge. A combination of both properties is also possible. 
  • Both tented and lodge accommodations include the "creature" comforts of private baths, luxury suites, and cooling units - all with fabulous views of the preserve and waterholes.
  • Meals are served either in the main dining room under thatch with a view, or on the dining deck under the stars.
  • Activities include game drives in open jeeps, guided hikes and walks with the opportunity to see resident elephants, cheetahs, lions, and the unique resident white and black rhinos, as well as to visit the Ongava Research Center.
  • Food, drinks, and activities are included.  
  • International and intra-Africa flights to get to / from Ongava Game Reserve are not included.
  • Dates available year-round, based upon availability.

Philly Night on the Town 



  • Two premium seats to the musical If/Then at the Academy of Music, June 21-26, 2016. 
  • Academy Gold Ballroom Reception (cocktails and refreshments): pre-show and intermission
  • $200 gift card to Panorama restaurant and wine bar
  • Carolyn Pollack jewelry collection, valued at $1,300: Botanical Bliss Collection (set of earrings, necklace, and bracelet) and CP Signature Collection (set of earrings, necklace, and bracelet)

Phillies Suite Tickets

  • 16 tickets in a luxury suite located on the first base line behind the Phillies dugout
  • Includes 4 parking passes, food, and drink
  • Choose one of the following dates: 

6/7 – Chicago

7/4 – Atlanta

7/17 – New York (Mets)

7/20 – Miami

8/31 – Washington

9/2 – Atlanta

9/17 – Miami

10/2 – New York (Mets)


If you are unable to attend the Gala but are interested in bidding on an auction item, please email Kelly Grattan at to place your silent bid.