2018 Auction Items

This is your chance to be creative! The holiday auction affords you the perfect opportunity to showcase your brand, services, venue and destination! We hope you will consider taking part in this special holiday experience that helps us support our association professionals


Donor: Sheraton Niagara Falls & Destination Niagara USA
Sheraton Getaway with Helicopter Ride Over the Niagara Falls! 
Value: $750
Two-night concierge level accommodations that includes access to the private club lounge for complimentary breakfast, all day snacks and beverages, and an evening of hors d'oeuvres. Enjoy a helicopter ride for two (2) over Niagara Falls, Encounter Passes for two (2) (which include admissions to Cave of the Winds, Niagara Adventure Theater, Aquarium of Niagara and Niagara Scenic Trolley), passes for two (2) to the Sheraton's Hydro Spa, Casino Vouchers and complimentary wine tastings at 12 wineries. 

Visit Buffalo Niagara
Buffalo Wing Trail Experience
Value: $950
An AWAY Carry-On suitcase, certificate for a two-night stay at Aloft @ 500 Pearl, $100 Visa gift card, $50 Uber gift card, two (2) gift certificates to Buffalo Wing Trail restaurants, two (2) gift certificates to Buffalo Beercation Guide breweries and distilleries, a bottle of whisky from Buffalo Distilling Company, Buffalo themed rocks glasses, a box of sponge candy, Buffalo shaped chocolates, and a hot sauce and beef on wick kit!

Donor: Turning Stone Resort
Turning Stone Resort Relaxation Getaway
Value: $750
Luxurious overnight stay in a Lodge Suite with dinner for two (2) at Pino Bianco and two (2) 50-minute Skana Spa Massages.

Donor: Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York, Inc. 
Tickets to the Epilepsy Foundation's 31st Annual Confections in Chocolate Gala
Value: $360
The Epilepsy Foundation is pleased to donate two (2) tickets to their signature gala, "Confections in Chocolate", on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Glen Sanders Mansion. The evening includes a cocktail reception, dinner, silent and live auctions, along with dancing and music provided by The Audio Stars.

Donor: Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Golden Tickets to New Year's Eve 2019 at Marriott Syracuse Downtown
Value: $549
Celebrate the New Year with two (2) Golden Tickets to New Year's Eve at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown! Includes an overnight stay in the beautifully restored Hotel Syracuse, dinner for two (2) in the Finger Lakes Ballroom and New Year's Celebration throughout the Hotel, breakfast for two (2) in Eleven Waters on New Year's Day, a bottle of champagne with flutes, artisan chocolates, and a custom commemorative golden gift box.

Donor: Destination Niagara USA
Kate Spade Handbag and Wristlet
Value: $630
Kate Spade New York embossed leather handbag and wristlet with gold toned hardware.

Donor: CMI AV
Nintendo Switch
Value: $475
The latest hot ticket item from Nintendo this year…The Nintendo Switch! Includes an extra controller and one of their most popular games, Mario Kart! Great fun for adults and kids! 

Donor: DoubleTree by Hilton Niagara Falls NY
Weekend Getaway in Niagara Falls NY 
Value: $1000
A two-night stay in a King Riverview Room at the DoubleTree Hilton Niagara Falls, NY with breakfast for two (2) each day. Includes two (2) Niagara Jet Boat tickets and two (2) Encounter Passes (admission to Cave of the Winds, Niagara Adventure Theater, Aquarium of Niagara and Niagara Scenic Trolley).

Donor: Woodbine Hospitality
Tailwater Lodge Yeti Cooler
Value: $349
The Tailwater Lodge located on the Salmon River in Altmar, NY features 88 guest rooms, full-service spa, indoor pool, indoor/outdoor hot tubs, two fire pits and 8,000 sq. ft. of function space.  It's a paradise for your next retreat or board meeting! Fill the Yeti cooler with beverage for the entire team!

Donor: Visit Ithaca & Ithaca Marriott Downtown
Experience Ithaca Basket
Value $450
Enjoy a one-night, complimentary stay in the brand-new Ithaca Marriott Downtown, an upscale, full-service hotel that merges sleek design with modern amenities.  Enjoy soulful food and sinful cocktails with a $50 gift card to Monks on the Commons, one of the country’s few remaining outdoor pedestrian malls and Ithaca’s cultural and economic center. 

Return home with a true Taste of Ithaca, a basket filled with Visit Ithaca swag items and samples of locally made craft products! Basket includes: Emmy's Organic cookies, Ithaca Beer Company's "Brew York" ale and root beer, Honey Works local honey, F. Oliver's Squash Seed oil, Ithaca Coffee Company “gorges” coffee blend, Ithaca Farmer's Market Cookbook, Ithaca Ice Cream Sundae Book and more!

Donor: Capital Genealogy
Family History Research
Value $300
2 Hours of Professional Family History Research with Tara A.F Patregnani.

Donor: Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Frozen Falls
Value: $250
A framed original James Neiss print that captures the beauty of the very rare polar vortex Niagara Falls in 2014!

Donor: Crown Plaza Suffern-Mahwah
Overnight with Breakfast for Two
Value: $179
Enjoy the warm hospitality of the Crown Plaza Suffern-Mahwah hotel! Includes overnight accommodations and a full breakfast buffet for up to two (2) guests. Easy access to three great shopping areas and historical landmarks. You could make a quick trip to NYC via train or bus!  

Donor: NYS Association of Convenience Stores
Convenience Store in a Bag!
Value: $100
A cooler bag filled with all kinds of goodies you can get at a convenience store!

Donor: Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino Gift Basket
Value: $600
A gift basket with goodies including a two-night stay at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino with breakfast for two (2). Each guest will receive Whirlpool Jet Boat tickets.

Donor: The Sagamore
Sagamore Ice Bar Suite Stay
Value: $500
A two-night stay in a suite at The Sagamore during an Ice Bar weekend! Includes breakfast for two (2) each morning and two (2) complimentary drink tickets at the Ice Bar per night. 

Donor: The Queensbury Hotel
Experience the Queensbury Hotel
Value: $275
Deluxe overnight accommodations in the newly restored Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. Includes breakfast and dinner for two (2).

Donor: Discover Schenectady
Schenectady Ale Trail Passports
Value: $80
Experience the Schenectady Ale Trail! Your ticket to the tastiest brews around! From IPAs to Porters and everything in between, you can find it at Schenectady’s awesome craft breweries. Includes two (2) digital passports that will get you one beer flight that includes 4-5 tastings at all six Schenectady County breweries.

Donor: Proctors
Tickets for Two at Capital Repertory Theatre
Value: $100
Two (2) tickets to one of the following shows in the 2018-19 season:

  • Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley
    (November 23 – December 23, 2018)
  • Red Maple (January 25 – February 17, 2019)
  • Shakespeare in Love (April 5 – May 12, 2019)

Donor: Proctors
Experience Proctors Theatre
Value: $120
Four (4) “best available” seats to your choice of one of the following shows:

  • Phantom Tollbooth (January 9, 2019)
  • Currents by Mayumana (March 10, 2019)
  • Peg + Cat – Live! (April 5, 2019)
  • Cirque Eloize Saloon (April 6 or 7, 2019)
  • Tap Dogs (April 10, 2019)
  • Gospel Jubilee (April 12, 2019)

Donor: Crown Plaza Suffern-Mahwah
Dinner for Two
Value: $75
Enjoy a scrumptious dinner for two (2) at Flagstone Restaurant with appetizers, entrée and dessert.

Donor: Discover Long Island
Discover Long Island Wine Basket
Value: $50
A basket filled with assorted Long Island wines and goodies.

Donor: Visions Hotels
Experience Visions Hotels
Value: $1250

A basket including a bottle of wine, wine glasses, gourmet cheese and cheese knives, holiday cutting boards, a holiday throw blanket and Visions Hotels cooler. Includes complimentary overnight stays at the following hotels:

  • Hampton Inn East Aurora
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown Buffalo (with Slot play casino vouchers $40)
  • Holiday Inn Auburn, NY
  • Embassy Suites Syracuse, NY 
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites, Downtown Albany, NY. 

Donor: Otesaga Resort Hotel 
Overnight Stay with Golf for Two
Value: $700
Overnight stay for two (2) at the Otesaga with breakfast, golf for two (2) at the Leatherstocking Golf Course, two (2) green fees, one (1) cart and a bottle of signature wine. 

Donor: Discover Albany
Discover Albany Experience Gift Box
Value: $200
Enjoy the Albany experience! Includes gift cards, gift certificates and goodies!

Donor: Embassy Suites Buffalo
Overnight Stay
Value: $250
One-night stay in a deluxe suite with complimentary breakfast!

Donor: 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel
Overnight Stay at 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel
Value: $150
Enjoy an overnight stay with breakfast for two (2) at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel!

Donor: Gideon Putnam
Experience the Gideon Putnam
Value: $300
Overnight stay with a spa gift card, candles and other spa goodies!

Donor: Hilton Westchester
Getaway with Hilton Westchester
Value: $250
An overnight weekend stay with breakfast for two (2), two (2) bottles of wine (red & white) and a $25 gas card. 

Donor: Visit Rochester
Wine, Beer and Treats from Rochester!
Value: $75
Share the love of Rochester with two (2) bottles of Casa Larga Wine, two (2) bottles of Three Heads craft beer, a slice of Chocolate Pizza, Arbor Hill grape gummy bears, Hip Artisan jam, maple syrup from Scholl Sugar Shack and Hedonist Artisan chocolate bark. 

Donor: Villa Roma Resort & Conference Center
Catskill Getaway
Value: up to $1500
This Catskill getaway includes a two-bedroom suite for up to four (4) people for two (2) nights. Package includes dinners and breakfast, nightly entertainment and fun package with use of bumper boats, zip line, go carts, bowling and inflatables.

Donor: del Lago Resort & Casino
Overnight Stay and Spa Treatment
Value: $500
Enjoy an overnight stay in a luxurious suite, breakfast for two (2) and a 50-minute spa treatment! 

Donor: Radisson Hotel Corning
Experience Corning!
Value: $647
Overnight accommodations at the Radisson Hotel Corning for two (2) evenings with Breakfast for two (2) each morning, beautiful handmade ornaments from Corning Museum of Glass, two (2) tickets to the Corning Museum of Glass, two (2) tickets to the Rockwell Museum and a bottle of Finger Lakes Wine.

Donor: Hyatt Place Niagara Falls
Hyatt Place Niagara Falls, such a "Sweet Place" to stay!
Value: $400
Two-night stay at the brand-new Hyatt Place Niagara Falls including hot breakfast. Basket includes certificate and assortment of Lindt Chocolates.

Donor: Jennifer Van Ort
Thirty-one Gift Package
Value: $50
$50 Thirty-one gift package.

Donor: Rivers Casino & Resort
Experience the Landing Hotel and Rivers Casino
Value: $250
One-night stay with breakfast for two (2) at The Landing Hotel. Includes a $50 gift card for any food outlet in Rivers Casino and Resort.

Donor: Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool 
Beak & Skiff Upstate NY “Happy Hour"
Value: $100
A basket full of Beak & Skiff beverages and spirits, as well as an overnight stay at the Holiday Inn Syracuse Liverpool.

Donor: Saratoga Hilton
Overnight Stay
Value $200
Overnight stay at the beautiful Saratoga Hilton, walking distance to downtown.

Donor: The Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center
The Gift of Wireless Listening
Value: $200
Apple AirPods and an iTunes gift card!

Donor: Discover Saratoga
Framed Print and Dinner at Longfellows
Value: $200
A Saratoga Framed Print of the sunrise at Saratoga Racetrack with a gift certificate for $50 for Longfellow’s Inn & Restaurant.

Donor: Lake George Regional CVB
Lake George Winter Carnival
Value: $275
Enjoy winter fun with Lake George! A beautiful basket filled with Lake George area products including an overnight getaway for two (2) to the Fort William Henry Hotel!

Donor: Renaissance Albany
Overnight Stay with Breakfast
Value: $200
An overnight stay with breakfast for two (2) at the beautiful Renaissance Hotel Albany.

Donor: Visit Syracuse
Taste of Syracuse Basket
Value: $100
A basket of locally made Syracuse products including:  Wine, pretzels, cocoa, and a handcrafted ornament.

Donor: Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York
Car Wash Gift Basket
Value: $60
A gift basket filled with Hoffman’s gift cards, cleaning clothes, a scrapper and air fresheners!

Donor: Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York
Coffee & Treats
Value: $60
A basket filled with Starbucks coffee and treats!

Donor: Honors Haven
Experience Honors Haven!
Value: $408
Accommodations for two (2) with breakfast and zip line passes for two (2). Enjoy access to daily hotel activities, boating, hiking, fishing and more!

Donor: Lake Placid Conference Center & Visitors Bureau
Adirondack Gift Basket
Value: $150
Adirondack pack basket filled with Lake Placid treats: Adirondack Popcorn, maple syrup, coffee, coffee mug, winter hat and tote bag.