Scholarship Gala Live & Silent Auction

  • View the 2019 Live Auction items below and a sampling of the Silent Auction items to see what you can bid on at the 11th Annual Spring Scholarship Gala.

    If you'd like to donate to the 2019 Spring Scholarship Gala auction, please contact Cindy Bailey.

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    • 1. VIP Table at the 2020 Gala
      • Your table will be the envy of everyone in the room at the 2020 MSUM Spring Scholarship Gala. Imagine a special gourmet dinner by your design, a personal waiter, preferential seating next to President Anne's and other surprising touches exclusive to your table.

        Donated generously by Various Donors
    • 2. Golf at the Medina Country Club
      • Golf with former MSUM Foundation Board President, John Thorvilson, at the Medina Country Club in Medina, Minn. Package includes golf for three, lunch at the club, plus a $200 gift certificate for Gianni's Steakhouse in Wayzata.

        Donated generously by John ('78) and Diane ('77) Thorvilson
    • 3. Lake Package: Lily Pad, Yeti Cooler, Adirondack Table and Chairs Set
               This package is just what you need to have a great summer at the lakes! The Lily Pad is 18'x6' and will provide hours of fun for the kids as you relax in comfort on this set of Adirondack chairs and table, made of cedar and hand-crafted by Doug Bruer. Keep          your favorite beverages cool in the Yeti Tundra 45 cooler.

                Donated generously by Scheels-Moorhead, Doug ('93) and Annette ('88) Bruer, and Bruce and Dea ('68) Iserman

    • 4. Presidential Dinner for 8
      • Enjoy a private dinner in the lovely and inviting home of MSUM's 11th President, Anne Blackhurst. The evening will include an elegant dinner from Sodexo Catering for up to eight guests.

        Donated generously by Sodexo and President Anne Blackhurst
    • 5. Private Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two over St. Croix Valley
      • Take in the breathtaking beauty of the St. Croix River Valley in this two-to-three-hour adventure (one hour of actual flight time). The flight offers a champagne celebration upon landing where each passenger receives an engraved, keepsake champagne flute.

        Donated generously by Kory ('04) and Kristi Shae

    • 6. Brownstone NYC/$1,000 Travel Voucher
      • Spend a long weekend in Manhattan's Upper West Side in a turn-of-the-century, two-bedroom New York brownstone. Located near Central Park, you will have easy access to all Manhattan has to offer. 

        Donated generously by Janet ('66) and Peter Lessem

    •  7. Trip to the 2020 Sugar Bowl
      • Start 2020 off the right way in New Orleans for the 2020 Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Winner will get two Sugar Bowl tickets and two nights lodging at a Big XII team hotel, plus a $500 travel voucher.

        Donated generously by Bob ('75) and Candice ('77) Bowlsby

    •  8. Warbird Flight Experience: P51 Mustang
      • Relive history in the most awe-inspiring fighter of WWII. Considered one of the most famous of the WWII fighter aircraft, riding in the North American P51 Mustang Warbird is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This unique in-the-air ride allows you to experience the sights, sounds and feel of what it was like to fly this incredible aircraft.

        Donated generously by Toby McPherson
    •  9. Orcas Island Getaway     
      • "The Gem of the San Juans"––Orcas Island, in northwestern Washington, is a glorious combination of stunning shoreline, the highest mountain in the islands, and a handful of charming hamlets. You will spend a week (six nights) at a private home on the island as you enjoy cycling, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, and whale-watching tours. Vacation includes $1,000 toward travel expenses.

        Donated generously by President Blackhurst
    • 10. Luxury Suite in Cabo San Lucas    
      • Welcome to paradise! Tucked between dramatic cliffs and azure sea is the Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa where you will spend one week in a presidential suite. Relaxation is effortless in this elegant suite, with two spacious bedrooms, a kitchen, a studio, a living and dining space, three bedrooms and inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean from every room and balcony.

        Donated generously by Jan Mahoney

    •  11. Vikings Premium Seating Package for Six
      • You and your party will have access to Club Purple, a dynamic club within US Bank Stadium that features tableside service and all-inclusive food, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. Cheer on the Vikings at a pre-season game from the comfort of lounge sofas in this unique, exclusive setting. Package includes VIP parking and a deck with a spectacular view of the Downtown Minneapolis skyline. SKOL!

        Donated generously by Jeremy ('97) and Lori Wacker
       12. Florida Vacation Rental in Destin, Fla.
      • Spend a week in September or October in the Florida sun at this private condo in beautiful Destin, Fla. The two-bedroom condo is located in a 43-acre resort bordered by 1,000 feet of private beach on the Gulf of Mexico. The condo sleeps four and features a king bed in the master bedroom and a queen bed in the guest suite. A heated pool and a par three 9-hole golf course are right off the front deck.

        Donated generously by Jim ('66) and Pam ('67) Benedict

      13. Dragon Athletics' Very Important Fan
      • Dragon fans are the best, and with this package, you will definitely feel like a VIF (Very Important Fan) for the 2019/2020 season of Dragon Athletics. Your package includes 2 season tickets to all Dragon home events in 2019-2020, 2 court-side seats for all home Dragon Basketball games near mid-court, VIF lunch experience for four with the coach of your choice, 2 passes to all End-Zone Extravaganzas, Use of Presidents Box on 11/9/19 as the Dragons take on the Beavers for the Battle of the Axe, and more.

        Donated generously by Dragon Athletics 
    14. BBQ Package with the Big Green Egg
    • The Large EGG is the most popular size and a favorite to handle the cooking needs of most families and gatherings of friends. It's versatile enough to meet your baking, roasting, smoking and, of course, grilling needs. Large enough for eight steaks at once or a dozen burgers, no grill package would be complete without a variety of meats from Meats by John and Wayne. Includes ribeye, top sirloin, ground beef and chuck roast. To make this the ultimate backyard BBQ event, Fargo Brewing Company will provide a 13-gallon keg of one of their core brews. This package has everything you need and more.

      Donated generously by Bruce ('90) and Jodi Zeller

    15. Dragon Stone
             Weighing in at over 300 pounds, this beautifully engraved stone will show off your Dragon Pride, right on your front lawn. The stone features the Dragon logo and university name. Includes delivery to Moorhead, Fargo or West Fargo.

    • Donated generously by Hebron Brick Supply

    To pique your interest, here is a sampling of what will be available at the 2019 Silent Auction.

    • Two Tickets to Freaky Friday Musical at Trollwood
      • Enjoy a night out with a guest of your choice for an amazing performance at Trollwood Performing Arts School. Reserved two "Tier 8" seats. Certificate is good for one main stage musical performance: summer 2019.

        Donated generously by Trollwood Performing Arts School
    • Commander's Chalet at the Fargo AirSho
      • Enjoy private access to the Commander's Chalet at the Fargo AirSho with catered food, beer, beverages, and restroom facilities. You will receive eight VIP show tickets for Sunday's show along with eight wristbands. The Fargo AirSho brings over 30,000 fans from all over the US and Canada at Hector International Airport. The AirSho will have aircraft tricks, Navy jumps, flyovers and landings, moto sports, motorcycle show, the Blue Angels, and much more!

        Donated generously by The Fargo AirSho

    To pique your interest, here is a sampling of what will be available at the 2019 Silent Auction. 

    • College for Kids & Teens Admission
      • Your kids will have a summer to remember with two free classes for the 2019 College for Kids & Teens. Choose from a variety of classes for students K-12, including: cartooning, sign language, digital storytelling, and kitchen chemistry.

        Donated generously by College for Kids & Teens
    • Puzzled Escape Room
      • Challenge your friends, family and coworkers to one of the unique Escape Room experiences. Find the hidden objects, figure out the clues and solve the puzzles to discover the mystery of the room in 60 minutes or less to win. The rental is for a full room for up to 10 people.

        Donated generously by Puzzled Escape Room
    • Whirlpool Suite
      • Plan a romantic getaway with this magical package for one special couple. Enjoy a one-night stay in the beautiful whirlpool suite room, courtesy of our gala host, the Courtyard by Marriott in Moorhead.

        Donated generously by Courtyard by Marriott in Moorhead

    To pique your interest, here is a sampling of what will be available at the 2019 Spring Scholarship Gala.

    • Italian Wine and Food Basket
      • This basket of goodies features the flavors of Italy! This package includes a selection of Italian wine and food with two Italian-made ceramic tableware.

        Donated generously by Sam and Coralie Wai
    • Drekker Set
      • Bring this certificate in to claim a pair of growlers and pint glasses.

        Donated generously by Drekker Brewing Company

    To pique your interest, here is a sampling of what will be available at the 2019 Spring Scholarship Gala.

    • Glacial Peak Cryotherapy Gift Card Basket
      • This basket includes a $100 gift card that can be used for any service––whole-body cryo, cryo facials, cryo t-shock and normatic compression therapy.

        Donated generously by Glacial Peak Cryotherapy
    •  BodySava 
      • This includes two gift cards to BodySava.

        Donated generously by BodySava

    To pique your interest, here is a sampling of what will be available at the 2019 Spring Scholarship Gala.

    • Nautical Beach Basket
      • This basket of items includes seashell decorations, a lighthouse statue, a coffee cup, a lighthouse painting, a blanket, and a fish ornament. 

        Donated generously by Bruce and Dea Iserman
    • Google Home
      • Google Home is a powerful speaker and voice assistant. Play music, call friends, ask questions, control your home and more.

        Donated generously by Karl's TV & Appliance

    To pique your interest, here is a sampling of the Silent Auction items that will be available at the 2019 Spring Scholarship Gala.

    • Dragon Dart Board
      • D Challenge your friends to a game of darts with this Dragon branded board, perfect for any home, cabin or office. Includes 6 darts.

        Donated generously by MSUM Foundation
    • Rounds of Golf at Rutger's Bay Lake Lodge
      • Golf for four on Jack's 18. This certificate includes two golf cart rentals and range balls. Use this Sunday through Thursday only; holidays  not included. Expires 10/19/2019.

        Donated generously by Rutger's Bay Lake Lodge