About the Sweetheart Auction

 

The 15th Annual Sweetheart Auction will be held on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. 

Known as one of Santa Fe’s largest and most popular charity affairs, the annual Sweetheart Auction is the primary fundraising event supporting essential patient services and programs for the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico.

Attendees enjoy the opportunity to bid on over 500 incredible items including local & international getaways, hand-crafted jewelry, highly collectible artwork, unique dining experiences, and much more. A dinner & dessert buffet catered by Peas ‘n’ Pod is included, along with a complimentary wine & beer bar. And if that’s not enough to pique your interest, the Auction also features a Dream Vacation Raffle with winner’s choice of four bucket-list travel destinations.

The most successful Sweetheart Auction to date, held on February 9th, 2019, saw a crowd of over 850 people and raised nearly 50% of the Foundation’s annual revenue for patient services. It was a star-studded evening with guests in attendance such as New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston, North Korea nuclear expert Dr. Siegfried Hecker, actress Ali MacGraw, and local city government officials such as Mayor Alan Webber and Counselor Signe Lindell.

Organized by a small staff and dedicated Board of Directors, this event was supported by 120 volunteers, 77 event sponsors, and 450 item donors. As always, the annual Sweetheart Auction would not be possible without the continued support of the Santa Fe community and beyond.

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2109 Sweetheart Auction Photo Gallery:

Cancer survivor Nate Sedillo shares his experience with the crowd.
Cancer survivor Nate Sedillo shares his experience with the crowd.
  • Cancer survivor Nate Sedillo shares his experience with the crowd.
  • Santa Fe Councilor Signe Lindell contemplates the Honor Wall.
  • Volunteers set up the jewelry section for the Silent Auction.
  • The large assortment of handcrafted jewelry is always a popular draw.
  • Bidders peruse the silent auction items.
  • Guests enjoy a fabulous dinner & dessert buffet catered by Peas 'n' Pod.
  • Actress Ali MacGraw poses with winning bidders of a rare Gustov Baumann woodblock & print.
  • Bidders had an opportunity to bid on a celebrity dinner with New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston.
  • Bidding over items in the Live Auction heats up.