2019 Spring Soirée – Live and Silent Auction Items

Live Auction Preview

Take a look at these exciting Live Auction items and make your bidding plans. Purchase for yourself, for others or bid together with friends to win that special group experience!  Professional auctioneer, Scott Jones, will make the bidding fast and fun, with some surprises along the way!

Chaco Canyon Adventure
Private Full-Day Tour With a Professional Archaeologist

Donated by Doug and Katherine Boggess

Photography by John Fowler

Archaeologists are unsure of how many people lived at Chaco Canyon and whether this UNESCO World Heritage Site, located here in New Mexico, was a religious center or a trading emporium or even the capital of a kingdom. This tour will include several of the Pueblo ruins located within the canyon, along with some “secret spots” within the canyon that Native American traditions remember as important. Both “accepted” and “alternative” academic ideas about Chaco will be presented.

Dinner and Wine Pairing with Chef Nathan (for up to six people)

Donated by Chef Nathan

Enjoy an interactive cooking lesson and dinner for six with Chef Nathan. Three courses are included: salad or soup, entree (starch, vegetable, and protein) and dessert.

Each course comes with a wine paired for that course specifically. The courses can all be from one specific region or from all around the world. Start with soup from Thailand, then an entree from France, followed by dessert from Mexico. Chef Nathan will create a menu after talking with the bidder and then pair each course with a wine.

Surratt Ranch Elk-Hunting Trip

Donated by George Cook 

This excursion is a rare depredation hunting trip on Surratt Ranch in Corona, New Mexico. Depredation hunt means it is limited to only the winning bid and a guest: no other hunter will be present on the 21,000 private acres. This is a trip for two — included are the elk permits, which allow the two hunters to get a bull elk and a cow. This area is known for its record-sized bull elks. This is a 5-DAY trip and includes lodging in the bunk house or a space for an RV. This hunt can be taken in October, November, or December of 2019.

New Mexico United Soccer Suite

Donated by Summit Electric/Vic and Mary Jury 

Photo courtesy of New Mexico United

Come enjoy Albuquerque’s new soccer team – New Mexico United – at Isotopes Park. “We score goals, we entertain, and we have fun while we’re doing it,” claims one United player. You can have fun too! Undefeated and attracting sold-out crowds, this is the team to watch, and you can see them wow enthusiastic spectators from a luxury suite for 12. Avoid the long lines and enjoy $250 in catered food and beverages served by a personal suite attendant throughout the game. The suite is available on August 3, 2019.

Isotopes Baseball Suite

Donated by Summit Electric/Vic and Mary Jury 

Photo courtesy of the Albuquerque Isotopes

Who doesn’t love a summer baseball game? What’s better than great seats? Enjoy fantastic views from the best the ballpark offers – a luxury suite. Bring 18 of your family and friends, and enjoy $100 in Isotope Bucks and $150 in food and beverages while you watch the ever-popular Isotopes, a minor league baseball team and AAA affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. The suite is available on August 24, 2019.

Winemaker for a Day Experience in Napa Valley 

Learn the art of winemaking while blending your own red wine in Napa Valley. This is a fantastic experience for any wine enthusiast to make wine that is truly their own. Following the blending session, you will take home 1 bottle of your blend that day with a custom label. You can order a case of your wine at any time.

This experience includes:

  • Winemaking for 2 with a certified wine specialist and sommelier
  • Daily breakfast for 2
  • 3-night double-occupancy accommodations in a king-sized bed at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa (subject to availability)
  • Standard rental car for 4 days (subject to availability)
  • Concierge service to assist you in planning this exciting experience

Costa Rica and Punta Cana All-Inclusive Resorts

Choose from one of two all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica or the Dominican Republic (Punta Cana). Select your location and enjoy the beautiful beaches and experience new cultures. Hotel – included. Food and beverage – included. No worries – just relax for 5 nights with a guest.

  • Valid for 2 adults
  • 5-night stay
  • Includes all meals and drinks
  • Beach-front access
  • All non-motorized activities
  • Taxes and gratuities included

Half of a Grass-Fed, Black Angus Steer – Cut Your Way

Donated by George Cook  

Here’s your chance to satisfy your taste buds for a very long time. Enjoy 300 pounds of beautiful Black Angus beef artfully cut the way you want it from an expert meat-cutter in Belen, New Mexico. Black Angus is one of the highest qualities of beef you can find. It is known for its tender, juicy, and flavorful meat, more so than any other type. This grass-fed, Black Angus steer is from Surrat Ranch in Corona, New Mexico. Steaks, ground beef, roasts – it’s your choice, cut your way. Steer will be ready in October of 2019.

Silent Auction Items

You won’t want to miss even one silent auction table! We have an array of wonderful items with a value of over $30,000. There is literally something for everyone, from champagne and brewery tours, to beautiful art and jewelry to weekend getaways, enrichment classes and sporting events. Check out the list below. Thank you to so many wonderful Albuquerque businesses and individuals who generously donated to support the students of Menaul School.

Dinner with our President and Head of School
7 individual Katsinas (Kachina)
Hot air balloon ride for 2
Scholarship for Global Youth Forum
Executive Chair by Steelcase
(2) photographs by Michael Corlew – Dancing Cranes 28×22  and Last Light 22×28
Karl Koenig original Gumoil
Polly Jackson original-Summer Morning 21×29
Creative Writing and Poetry Workshop/discussion – Sharon Rhutasel Jones
Behind the Scenes tour for up to 10 with the Director of the Albuquerque Museum of Art

Getaways and Unique Experiences

One night Staycation at Los Poblanos Inn and Organic Farm – includes breakfast
Albuquerque Museum of Art and History – Behind the scenes tour with Museum Director,  Andrew Connors
2 adult, 3 children tickets to Santa Fe Opera Youth Night
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs pass for 2 adults
Casa Rondena Winery private tour and wine tasting for up to 10 people
Santa Fe Rafting Company – Rafting for 2 people
Santa Fe Spirits- Tour of distillery and a bottle of their top whiskey
Gruet Winery- Private tour for up to 6 people with the winemakers
Albuquerque Museum “Behind the Scenes” tour with director Andrew Connors, with $25 gift card to Seasons restaurant in Old Town
Red Door distillery tour and beer tasting for 10
2 tickets to the Tram
3 day, 2 night stay at Ruidoso guest home
Origami In The Garden Tour – Kevin Box Los Cerrillos, NM

4 Tickets to Globalquerque – Friday night only

Personal Indulgence/ Enrichment

Hot or Not Yoga 3 guest passes for one month
2 Gift Cards to Cooperage/Scarpas Restaurant 2 @ 30.00 each
$25 gift cards to Savoy and Zinc
Salon By Jo – One custom hair color or highlight
One hour Yoga Session with Cat Jones
One hour Reiki Session with Cat Jones
Casa Verde Spa Basket
1 round of golf for 4 at Canyon Club
1 lesson with Canyon Club Golf Pro for 4
1 fly-fishing lesson at Tingley Beach
Detailed Home Cleaning
2 – Green Fees with Cart Twin Warriors Golf Club
Albuquerque Museum- 1 year membership, Gift Card to Museum Store, 2 books
2 – Tickets to Albuquerque Creepy Downtown Walk
AM PM Salon – Custom cut, color, and shampoo package
10,000 Waves Spa- Santa Fe – soak
Jemez Hot Springs-Home Of the Giggling Springs – (2) 2 hour soaks
Blissful Spirits Hot Yoga – One month of classes
Kelly Jo Wine By Design – Sip and paint class (2 classes)


SouthWest Writers gift certificate
Harry and David Gift box-  wines, wine snacks and wine rack
A Basket of Gruet Champagne
Nambe Bowl, set of 6 coasters, and picture frame
Laguna Pueblo Metal smith Pat Pruitt- zirconium bracelet and earrings.
Laguna Pueblo Artist Wenceslaus Riley- “Horned Toad” painting
30X15 Acrylic on Canvas “White Sands l ” By Amy Boldt
Grove Cafe and Market gift card
Copper Lounge gift card
Basket with tea pot and teas from around the world
Cocina Amada gift card
One gift card for printing
Siempre Amor Design – Necklace
Handmade Bench from a Menaul alumnus
Handmade turquoise pendant from a Menaul alumnus
Original Silver zia necklace
Beaded leather cuff consisting of Japanese seed beads – Native American artist
2 Antique Chinese ginger pots
Various international pots and decorative items
(2) 10 game packs mini golf Hinkle Family Fun Center
Albuquerque Isotopes beanie hat, kids orbit jersey
Nambe picture frame, coasters, bowl – JVac headphones , ACT flashcards
Turquoise Fetish necklace
Steel Benders Brewyard Mug Club
Danny Hart Design – Original necklace and earrings
Vintage Japanese ginger jar and small pot
Menaul School Authors and friends – Basket of signed books