Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation

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Annual Gala Live Auction Package

Package #1:  Behind the Scenes at Hearst Castle

Private behind-the-scenes tour of Hearst Castle, the fabled hilltop estate designed by Julia Morgan for William Randolph Hearst. Your tour is for up to 10 persons and includes a picnic lunch or dinner at either the Lower A Terrace House or Neptune Terrace overlooking Neptune Pool.

Valid through September 30, 2012. Date to be arranged by mutual agreement with Nick Franco.

Donor:  San Simeon State Park, Nick Franco, Superintendent

Value:  Priceless                              Minimum Bid:  $600

Package #2:  Waikiki Paradise

Enjoy one week at this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo just a walk from Waikiki Beach. The unit has a nice sized lanai with a view of the ocean and gorgeous sunsets. For a detailed description and photos, visit:

The package is sweetened with two round-trip tickets from San Francisco-Honolulu on United Airlines.

Valid April 1-December 15, 2012. Date to be arranged by mutual agreement with owner.

Donors:  Lee and Claudia Quan and United Airlines

Value:  $3,800                                  Minimum Bid:  $1500

Package #3:  Wine Country Escape

Indulge in the magic of Sonoma County’s famed Dry Creek Valley vineyards and wineries, with four nights at Stillerus, a beautiful and recently upgraded 1800+ sq. ft., 3 bedroom/2 bath home (with pull-out sofas in two family rooms, it sleeps up to 10). This serene wine country haven is situated amidst the vineyards and just minutes from Healdsburg’s historic Downtown Plaza. With its outdoor patio, grill, hot tub and bocce ball court, you may not want to leave your luxurious retreat!

For a detailed description and photos, visit:


Valid November 1, 2011-March 31, 2012 (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's and Presidents’ weekend excluded).  Date to be arranged by mutual agreement with owner. House is a very popular rental and books early. Please plan well in advance.

Donor:  Paul Milek

Value:  $3,335                                  Minimum bid:  $1,200

Package #4: Caroline Young Signed and Framed Glicee Print. Signed Lisa See Novels

Artist Caroline Young’s “Friends of a Lifetime” is based on characters, sisters May and Pearl, from the Lisa See bestseller, "Shanghai Girls" and its recently released sequel “Dreams of Joy”. Born in Shanghai, May and Pearl’s first night in America is spent in detention at Angel Island. View Caroline Young’s painting at:

Completing this package are the novels whose characters inspired the painting. The books are signed by author Lisa See.

Donors: Caroline Young, Lisa See, and Image Design and Framing

Value:  $1200                                   Minimum bid:  $500

Package #5:  Lunch with Kristi Yamaguchi

Enjoy lunch for four with skating star, Kristi Yamaguchi at Bridges Restaurant & Bar in Danville. Athlete, artist, wife, mother, philanthropist—in each of these things Kristi Yamaguchi embodies the word champion. Her motto is "Always Dream," and Kristi's accomplishments prove that dreams can come true with hard work and dedication. Bring your children or grandchildren – they’re certain to be inspired! The package also includes four copies Kristi’s exercise DVD and the book “Dream Big, Little Pig!”

Valid through September 30, 2012

Donor:  Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation and Bridges Restaurant & Bar

Value:  priceless                              Minimum bid:  $800

Package #6:  Disneyland Vacation Package

Take your family or friends on a Disney vacation! This package includes four One-Day Park Hopper Passes, allowing you to visit both Disneyland Park and California Adventure Park on the same day. Consider flying in family or friends from afar, as the package also contains four round-trip air tickets to anywhere Southwest Airlines flies.

Donor:  The Walt Disney Company and Southwest Airlines

Value:  $3,600                                  Minimum bid:  $800

Package #7:  Private Tour of Alcatraz

Join Angel Island State Park's new Superintendent, Amy Brees, on her old stomping grounds - Alcatraz! Your party of 20 will be treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of Alcatraz with Amy. See the island come to life as your group enjoys continental breakfast on a private ferry over to the island and begins your tour before the first public boats arrive.  Wander through the historic gardens, the cell-house and other parts of the prison most never get to explore.  See the newly restored Visitors Center. Hear about the military and natural history of the island; get the inside story about famous inmates, escapes, and the American Indian occupation; and learn first-hand what this island's past and future hold.  Bring your cameras and catch the sunrise!

Valid through January 1-December 31, 2012. Date to be arranged by mutual agreement with Amy Brees.

Donors:  Amy Brees, Alcatraz Cruises, Golden Gate National Parks

Value:  priceless                              Minimum bid:  $800


Package #8:  Exclusive Overnight and Tour  at Angel Island

Experience Angel Island as very few ever can, with an overnight stay at Quarter’s 10, a 3 bedroom restored Victorian house that sleeps 6 - dinner and continental breakfast will be provided by your AIISF host. Your party will also be treated to a private tour of the Immigration Station, including access to the hosptial, which has never been open to the public. See it before the restoration is complete!


Valid January 1-December 31, 2012. Date to be arranged by mutual agreement with AIISF and Angel Island State Park.


Donors:  AIISF and Angel Island State Park


Value:  priceless      Minimum bid:  $600
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