With more than 400+ auction lots ranging in value from $15 to $50,000+, the 17th Annual Sweetheart Auction has something for everyone! Gather up your friends, bid together, and increase your chances of winning. Just decide how much members of your group are willing to contribute to the total bid and designate one person to bid on the group’s behalf at the event!

A Cabaret with David Geist

Donated by David Geist & Anonymous

Value: $3,000

Enjoy an evening of David Geist at the piano for 20 people in a lovely Las Campanas home.  David will spin music with storytelling from his days on Broadway.  Appetizers and wine will be provided. To be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time. Expires 2/5/23.

Party for Ten at The Compound’s Very Cool Bar

Donated by The Compound Restaurant

Value: $1,500

Extend this very special invitation to only nine of your best friends in one of Santa Fe’s coolest hangouts: the bar at The Compound Restaurant. Executive Chef and James Beard Award Winner Mark Kiffin promises to make this a very special evening at the spot everyone is trying to get into, with alcohol included. Gratuity and tax not included. May not be used on a Friday or Saturday. Expires 2/5/23.

Champagne and Cupcake Brunch for 12 with Best-selling Author Tania Katan

Donated by Tania Katan

Value: $3,500

Enjoy bubbly and sweets in a special brunch with Tania Katan, the bestselling author of “My One Night Stand with Cancer” and “Creative Trespassing: How to Put the Spark and Joy Back Into Your Work and Life.” Bring your best pals, your book club, or just a crew of folks you know who love strong, smart, and funny writers and motivators! Tania is a powerhouse, a two-time breast cancer survivor, and a dynamic force of nature who co-created the viral empowerment campaign #ItWasNeverADress. Some of the organizations that have been impacted by her talks include Fortune 500 companies, leading tech firms, universities, and major conferences. Katan’s transformative work has also appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, HuffPost, Time, BuzzFeed, CNN, and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, among others. Brunch will be at the home of CFFNM Board Chair, Bunny Terry. Subject to availability. Expires 3/12/23.

Private Movie Night at the Violet Crown Cinema

Donated by Violet Crown Cinema, Santa Fe

Value: $2,500

Invite 58 of your closest friends to enjoy a private reception and film screening at Santa Fe’s newest movie theater! Gather for wine, beer, and light appetizers, then settle in to watch a current film or your own Blu-Ray disc. Must be redeemed Monday through Thursday (excluding holidays); date and time to be agreed upon with Violet Crown. Expires 12/31/22.

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Appetizers & Drinks for 50 from Adobo Catering

Donated by Adobo Catering

Value: $3,000

Adobo Catering is a full-service caterer and event planner with a broad range of experience and a commitment to quality. They design occasions. They emphasize the freshest and finest ingredients – because great food is the spark that ignites a convivial gathering. Local growers and farmers’ markets are key suppliers during the growing season. You may choose to entertain in the comfort of your home, or they can help you find the perfect location. Their professional staff will leave you free to enjoy your party, or they can drop off a meal ready for your guests.  Adobo’s coordinator and chef will design a menu based on your preferences. To be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time. Expires 2/5/23.

Dinner with Author Doug Preston and Christine Preston for Eight People

Donated by Doug & Christine Preston, Charlie & May Wilson

Value: Priceless!

This man can tell a story!  Doug Preston has published 36 books, 29 of which have been New York Times bestsellers.  With Lincoln Child, Doug has co-authored the Pendergast series of thrillers.  He also writes about archaeology and anthropology for The New Yorker, and has taught nonfiction writing at Princeton University.  Doug works and lives in Santa Fe with his wife, Christine. Enjoy a delicious, intimate dinner with Doug and Christine and eight of your guests at the Canyon Road home of May and Charlie Wilson.  Prepare to be entranced and enchanted by a master storyteller.  To be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time. Expires 12/31/22.

Total Wine & More: Private Wine Class for 20 People

Donated by Total Wine & More

Value: $500

Treat your friends, family, and fellow wine lovers to a private wine tasting for up to 20 people in the classroom of the Total Wine Santa Fe store. Taste a variety of premium, hand-selected wines and discover hidden treasures from the wine region of your choosing. One of Total Wine & More’s experts will be on hand to present and discuss each delicious wine during your two hour tasting, which can be arranged as a seated class-style or more casual walk-around event. Expires 1/1/25.

The Best BBQ Party Ever – Catered by Whole Hog with Music by Michael Umphrey

Donated by Whole Hog and Michael Umphrey

Value: Priceless!

Treat your neighborhood to a great party with the incredibly delicious food of Whole Hog – 70 lbs. of smoked whole hog, pulled chicken, baby back pork loin ribs, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, rolls, peach cobbler, and tea, plus 1 ½ hours buffet service with two servers.   While you and your fifty guests are eating, enjoy two hours of music by well-known Santa Fe guitarist and songwriter Michael Umphrey.  Michael performed for many years with the New Christy Minstrels, a popular folk group.  To be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time.  Expires 8/31/22.

A Double Dose of Hillerman: Dinner for Eight with Anne Hillerman & James McGrath Morris

Donated by Anne Hillerman, James McGrath Morris, Adobo Catering, and Tony & Lisbeth Moores

Value: Priceless!

Enjoy a mesmerizing dinner for eight with renowned author Anne Hillerman, daughter of Tony Hillerman, and James McGrath Morris, New York Times best-selling author of Tony Hillerman: A Life.  Morris has been nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for a 2022 Edgar Allan Poe Award as a result of this critically acclaimed work. Ms. Hillerman has continued the series of mysteries created by her father, with characters from the Navajo Nation.  Her latest book, The Sacred Bridge, will be released on April 12.  Held at a luxurious Santa Fe home and catered by the fabulous Adobo Catering, all eight guests will receive signed copies of The Sacred Bridge and Tony Hillerman: A Life – not to mention an amazing experience for booklovers! To be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time. Expires 3/12/23.

Party for 50 in the Jet Center at Santa Fe

Donated by Jet Center at Santa Fe, What The Truck, and Next 2 The Tracks

Value: Priceless!

Have you ever partied in a jet hangar?  Rock the night away at this unique party for fifty guests! The lucky bidder will win a fun, hip gathering in the Santa Fe Jet Center’s sparkling new hangar. You’ll dance to classic southern rock and country from Next 2 The Tracks, one of New Mexico’s favorite bands, and casually dine on yummy food from local favorite What The Truck food truck and catering. Don’t miss this chance to entertain friends or clients in the coolest way possible!  Does not include alcohol.  Expires 3/12/23.

Hats Off to You – Create Your Own Hats at Percy’s Hat Shop

Donated by Percy Stith & Percy’s Hat Shop

Value: $2,100

Take three really good friends and become your own milliners!  Spend the afternoon designing, shaping, cutting, and styling your own custom-made felt hats at Percy’s Hat Shop.  How fun is this?  Expires 12/1/22.

Private Exodus Experience of Ivanov for 15 Guests

Donated by The Exodus Ensemble

Value: $10,000

Enjoy a private IVANOV experience for up to 15 guests at Exodus’ new residence and private performance space, located close to Museum Hill. The Exodus Ensemble is Santa Fe’s brand new world class theatrical experience company, comprising 11 professional artists and actors who moved to Santa Fe during the pandemic to create the most exciting immersive theatre company they could imagine. IVANOV is an epic and intimate theatrical experience that catapults audiences through the hallways, bathrooms, laundry rooms and bedrooms of a 7,200 square foot home as they experience a visceral retelling of Anton Chekhov’s 1884 drama inches before their eyes. IVANOV, directed by April Cleveland and scored with original music by Cameron Roberts, lasts three and a half hours and features wine, charcuterie, cocktails, and an emotional roller coaster of drama, extraordinary acting, and unexpected locations.  Here’s what audiences are saying about IVANOV and The Exodus Ensemble: “Extraordinary” — Catherine Oppenheimer, Founder of the NDI and the New Mexico School for the Arts; “Just saw one of the best immersive pieces ever. And it was in Santa Fe!” — Vince Kadlubek, Founder of Meow Wolf; “There may be… most anything. Especially if The Exodus Ensemble is involved.” — George R.R. Martin

Expires 2/5/23.

Hair and Makeup with Jess Evans

Donated by Jess Evans

Value: $1,000

Girls Night Out Glam Session! Up to 4 people. Bring your girlfriends and get your hair and makeup professionally done before an event, dinner, or just for fun! Expires 2/5/23.

Top Wine Dinner for Eight

Donated by Palace Prime

Value: $1,600

Enjoy a dinner including top wine pairings for eight at Palace Prime – Steak + Seafood, in a private dining room. Palace Prime is a Santa Fe Tradition Reborn and the home of Executive Chef Rocky Durham. Tax, gratuity, and alcohol other than paired wines not included. Expires 2/5/23.

Celebrity Dinner with Jock Soto and Luis Fuentes for Eight

Donated by Jock Soto & Luis Fuentes, Bunny Terry & Toby Anderson, Econolodge Eagle Nest

Value: Priceless!

Experience dinner with former New York City Ballet dancer Jock Soto, who was hand-picked at the age of 16 by the legendary George Ballanchine to become the youngest primary dancer in the history of NYCB. Acknowledging his status as one of the world’s most influential modern ballet dancers, the New York Times has said: “Ballet is a man called Jock.” Joining Jock will be his husband, Luis Fuentes, an award-winning chef and former NYC restauranteur. The dinner will be at the couple’s home in Eagle Nest, NM. Wine will be provided, as will four complimentary rooms at the Econolodge in Eagle Nest, NM. Expires 2/5/23.