2014 Silent Auction Preview

Lower Merion Conservancy Gala &

Silent Auction Preview

Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 6:00-9:00 pm
1320 Huntsman Lane, Gladwyne 
 Bidding opens at 6:00 pm at the Gala and closes at 8:15 pm
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Tasting Room Dinner for 10 at the Exclusive Stephen STARR Events Catering Commissary

Work with a private chef to create an unforgettable dinner for 10 at Stephen Starr Events Catering Commissary, located at 667 North Broad Street. Begin the evening with a cocktail hour with passed hor d’oeuvres and then sit down to a beautifully prepared 3 course dinner. *Non-alcoholic beverages provided, BYOB for cocktail hour and 3 course dinner. 


Bed & Breakfast for Two at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia

Explore the City of Brotherly Love and then retire to the finest hotel in Philadelphia.  After feasting on culinary offerings and sipping cocktails in the Ritz-Carlton’s club lounge, you’ll sleep soundly in Club Superior accommodations with views of the city we love.   Wake up to a glorious breakfast in the Ritz’ 10 Arts Bistro.

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 Private Tour of the Barnes Foundation for Six

Guided private tour for six at the Barnes Foundation led by one of the Barnes Foundation knowledgeable docents.

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 A Birder’s Dream Vacation at Cape May Point, NJ

Cape May Point has been a birding destination for more than two centuries.  And September and October are the absolute best times to visit, when songbird migration and raptor diversity peak.  Stay one week on a mutually agreed upon date September 1 through October, 2014 in quiet, beautiful Cape May Point.  Visit the Cape May Bird Observatory and explore on your own.  This is the perfect couple’s fall getaway.  Walking distance to the beach and the Red Store, a quaint general store that serves breakfast lunch and dinner.


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 Weekend in the Big Apple:  

One-night Stay at The Penn Club!

Explore the sights and sounds of the city that never sleeps.

Wander the halls of the New York Free Library or spend the day bird watching in Central Park, which are both walkable from your accommodations at the University of Pennsylvania’s exclusive private club, whose historic building is registered on the National Register of Historic Places.  All courtesy of Samuel T. Lundquist and Laurie Leaman Lundquist.

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A Week on the Jersey Shore

Pack up the whole family or plan a fall reunion and spend a week in Sea Isle City, in this recognizable 1910 house that sleeps 14 people! Just five houses from the beach and a short distance to some of the best seafood restaurants in South Jersey. There are plenty of great fall festivals on the Jersey Shore, so find your favorite one and select a mutually agreed upon week between September 8 – December 22 2014 (excluding holiday weeks).  Sea Isle City is conveniently located midway between the “Glitz” of Atlantic City and its casinos to the north and the nationally recognized historic town of Cape May. A visit to either city is an approximate 30-45 minute drive.

And there are many more fabulous silent auction items to be featured on May 28, including…

  1. Four VIP front-row seats and four field-passes to any Philadelphia Soul home game.  You’ll also receive a signed Ron Jaworski football, Philadelphia Soul helmet, Vick Guitar and four Philadelphia Soul chairs.
  2. Two Spaces on a Schuylkill River Kayak Tour with Hidden River Outfitters at the Walnut Street dock in Center City
  3. Dinner for Two at The Old Guard House Inn in Gladwyne
  4. A Mogul Membership to the Bryn Mawr Film Institute
  5. Two tickets to Astral Artists 2014/2015 concert series
  6. College Consultation & Development of College List from Joan Koven and Academic Access
  7. Two Hour walking tour for four of The Violette Le Mazia Foundation
  8. Tickets to the Wilma Theatre


Join us for our

 Gala In the Garden 

Purchase your tickets here…