Since 1956, the Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation, with the generous support of the community, has been able to provide student healthcare scholarships, dental and medical programs for children from low-income families, assessment and treatment for drug-exposed infants and children, chronic disease care and health care screenings to low-income seniors, and state-of-the-art medical equipment at hospitals and their ambulatory care clinics. Without quality health care, everyday life becomes daunting from taking care of family, to attending school or work, to being a productive member of the community.
We are asking for your help – many new items are needed for our Silent and Live Auction to make this event a continued success. Below is the Auction Item Donation Form, please fill out and return at your earliest conveience.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact VCMRF at 805 641-9800.
Download the 2024 Tauber & Fainer, MD Awards Auction Donation Form:
2023 LIVE AUCTION PACKAGES
(packages below were auctioned off at the 2023 event)
(all sales are final)
ESCAPE TO HUATULCO, OAXACA, MEXICO
Escape to the southern pacific coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, and enjoy the serenity of Huatulco which boasts 9 bays and 36 beaches and received the Earth Check Gold certified destination award. You will stay at the private, exclusive Celeste Beach Residences & Spa. Celeste is hidden in a small naturally protected bay that offers a collection of 21 luxurious beachfront residences, providing services and amenities of a 5-star hotel. Services include daily cleaning, concierge services, and transportation will be provided to and from the airport in Huatulco to Celeste (suggested gratuity is $6), access to fine dining restaurants, pool and jacuzzi, snack bar, gym, yoga studio and spa, elevator access, steam room, and personal wine cellar. This oasis includes 2 bedrooms - one bedroom is a master, the other can have EITHER a queen bed or twin beds. Each bedroom has their own bathroom and an outdoor shower, and there is also a guest bath off the great room.
**Travel dates are for 1 week in 2024, for 4 people - to be discussed with donor – A valid passport is necessary and the bid winner will need to purchase airline tickets, schedule flights and coordinate/pay for travel to/from airport(s)**
Donated by Deirdre Frank, Esq.
Minimum Bid: $3,000
2019 Bid Winner Testimony:
"I just returned from Huatulco with 3 of my closest friends. We did not know what to expect, but all we knew was that we were going to Mexico to relax after the Holidays and enjoy the beach for a week. What we experienced was much more than just the beach and relaxation. I loved the location of the condo, the surrounding areas, the food and the people we met along the way were just truly amazing. One of the staff members we met actually drove out to the airport on her own to meet us as we were leaving and brought tamales her grandmother had made and other souvenirs for all of us. It was so very kind, generous and unexpected! It was truly both touching and the cherry on top of an incredible trip. Thank you so much for donating the week at Huatulco to VCMRF so that others can have this amazing experience. I’m truly gratefully for the memories we made in Huatulco."
Foursomes of Golf, including Carts at:
Minimum Bid: $1,500
The perfect amount of sparkle, this necklace shines in white and yellow gold. A gleaming circle of yellow gold is artfully filled with 0.05 carats of round and baguette diamonds.
All set in 14 karat gold, with an 18" 14 karat yellow gold chain. This package also includes a $50 gift card to Fox Fine Jewelry (expires 11-30-2023).
Custom made by Fox Fine Jewelry. Truly spectacular!
Donated by Fox Fine Jewelry
FIRE HOUSE FEASTS
A) You and your guests (up to 6) will be served a delicious and nutritious meal at Fire Station 54 in Camarillo. After dinner, you will be given a tour of the fire station, where you will learn all about what a day in the life of a firefighter is like.
Fire Station 54 serves the central area of the City of Camarillo and is the Battalion 1 Headquarters. Battalion 1 commands the Camarillo and Somis areas and the department’s Special Operations activities. Special operations include hazardous materials mitigation, urban search and rescue services, water rescue and specialized firefighting activities such as shipboard and aircraft emergencies. Located next to the Post Office on Pickwick Drive, the station was built in 1995 to replace the old fire station and county building on Ventura Boulevard. Staffed daily by seven firefighters plus the battalion chief, the Camarillo Fire Station houses Engine 54; Truck 54 (a 100′ tillered aerial); Water Rescue 54 with two rescue water craft (jet-ski) and an inflatable boat (IRB); and Urban Search and Rescue Vehicle 54. A USAR cache trailer with additional USAR supplies is also assigned. The battalion chief has a command vehicle.
Donated by the Ventura County Fire Department / Station 54
Minimum Bid: $500
B) You and your guests (up to 4) will be served a delicious and nutritious meal at Fire Station 57 in Somis. After dinner, you will be given a tour of the fire station, where you will learn all about what a day in the life of a firefighter is like.
Fire Station 57 serves the Somis area and fills a strategic need by providing quick access to support the City of Moorpark, the City of Camarillo and the Santa Rosa Valley. Built in 1982, this station supports our urban search and rescue (USAR) mission by inspecting and cataloging rescue rope and rope appliances and maintaining the USAR team’s potable water supply. The Somis Fire Station is staffed daily by three firefighters and houses an Engine 57; Brush Engine 357; a 500-gallon potable water trailer (“water buffalo”); Light & Air 57; and Utility Pickup 57. The light & air unit (one of two in county service) provides electricity, lights, compressed breathing air, and rehab services at emergency incidents throughout the county.
Donated by the Ventura County Fire Department / Station 57
Minimum Bid: $500
PLAY, STAY AND INN-DULGE IN VENTURA COUNTY
Enjoy a 1-night stay in a King Garden View Suite at Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach (formerly Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach) with $100 resort credit (includes complimentary parking & resort fees). Zachari Dunes is a little boutiquey, casual luxury that is part of Hilton’s Curio Collection and their new signature restaurant Ox & Ocean is a great new addition to the dining scene here in the coastal Ventura County area (expires 5/31/2024).
The next night's stay will be at the one-of-a-kind Bed & Breakfast, The Lavender Inn, in Ojai, where you will stay the historic main house of the Inn, upstairs in a room with balcony. This stay includes Wine Hour every evening and Continental Breakfast with house made baked goods, yogurt, fresh fruit, hard-boiled egg, juice and coffee (expires 6/1/2024; Sun-Thurs only, excluding holidays).
Donated by Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach & The Lavender Inn/Kathy Hartley
Minimum Bid: $650
LUXURY WEEKEND IN OJAI
This package includes a two-night stay at the Ojai Valley Inn. Located just 90 minutes north of Los Angeles, the resort overlooks the unspoiled natural beauty of its mountain surroundings and celebrates the relaxed glamour of California’s past to create an unparalleled resort experience that is quintessentially Ojai. The resort turned the page to a new chapter in 2019 with the unveiling of The Farmhouse, a 50,000 square-foot epicurean event center, connecting world-class food culture, sublime indoor and outdoor settings and bucket list events. You can golf, visit the spa, soak up the sun at the pool, shop and dine, all in one place!
Donated by Michael Boyko, Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home & Cremation Service/Boyko & Reardon Telegraph Road Mortuary & Cremation
CALAMIGOS RANCH WEEKEND
This package includes a gift card for a 2-night stay, at Calamigos Guest Ranch, in a Signature Single Suite (inclusive of all taxes & fees). Quietly nestled in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu Wine Country, Calamigos Ranch is a one-of-a-kind destination for outdoor ceremonies with over 5,500 acres of undisrupted beauty that extends into the Santa Monica Mountains.
Boasting with trickling waterfalls, weeping greenery, quaint rustic surroundings, and flowing branches decorated with fairy lights, Calamigos Ranch is in a class of its own. Since 1937, Calamigos Ranch has been its own unique chapter in Malibu's history. Before the small town was known worldwide as a getaway for wellness, relaxation, and events, Grant and Helen Walter Gerson envisioned a beautiful property where people could experience nature and leisure together. For over 80 years, the Gerson Family welcomes you and your most special guests to Calamigos Ranch for timeless cultural ceremonies.
Donated by Calamigos Guest Ranch
COME FLY WITH ME
Instrument licensed pilot, David Fernandez will meet you at the Camarillo Airport and fly you & a guest in a Diamond DA40 to/from Catalina Island.
Donated by David Fernandez / DFNDR Armor
Minimum Bid: $650