NYC Scholarship Benefit Silent Auction November 18, 2018

Special Post-Event Limited Edition Prints

For a short time only, the prints that were available during the 2018 Scholarship Benefit held in NYC will be offered to members and friends.

Print Description

In celebration of Ms. Marlo Thomas’ considerable talents in the performing arts, New York artist Jon Pannier reimagines the classic masks of comedy and tragedy through 2 charming portraits of Ms. Thomas as her groundbreaking That Girl character, Ann Marie.


Comedy                                               Tragedy

These limited edition prints are available for a donation* of $350 (includes shipping).  To order, go to: Post Event Limited Edition Prints.

* These prints are being offered below the artist’s normal retail value, so they are not eligible for a tax deduction.

On November 18th, GALA ND/SMC will be holding our Fourth Annual LGBT Student Scholarship Benefit.  During the event, a silent auction will be held to raise money for the scholarship fund.  See below for a preview of the items that will be available.  All items may be acquired outright at any time during the event by making the “Buy Now” bid.  Items must be paid for by the end of the event and taken that day – cash, credit cards & checks accepted.

Special thanks to all the donors for their generosity in making these items available.

Note:  Items and bids subsequent to change

Original Painting From Artist Mark DeMaio

Entitled “Flowers # 3” painted in oil on canvas.

Value: $2,000

Opening Bid: $200

Buy Now: $2,500

Limited Edition Print From Artist Mark DeMaio

Limited edition canvas print (# 7 of 10) entitled “The Crucifixion of Dali Duck-Duckus Hypercubis”.

Value: $500

Opening Bid: $150

Buy Now: $750

2 Original Paintings From Artist Jon Pannier


“Comedy, 2018”                          “Tragedy, 2018”

In celebration of Ms. Marlo Thomas’ considerable talents in the performing arts, New York artist Jon Pannier reimagines the classic masks of comedy and tragedy through 2 charming portraits of Ms. Thomas as her groundbreaking That Girl character, Ann Marie.

(Limited edition prints of these originals will also be available)

Each Painting:  Value: $3,250,    Opening Bid: $500,     Buy Now: $5,000

Limited Edition Prints of Original Paintings From Artist Jon Pannier

5 limited edition prints of each original will be available.

Each Print:        Value: $1,850,    Opening Bid: $150,     Buy Now: $2,500

Handmade Jewelry

Original Necklace/Earing set designed by Mel Etherton.  Mel is a Tuscon, AZ based artist and gallery owner.  Mel’s beautiful original jewelry designs can be seen in art fairs throughout the Arizona region.

Value: $200,    Opening Bid: $25,    Buy Now: $300


$50 Boxers NYC Gift Card

Value: $50

Opening Bid: $10

Buy Now: $75


Playbill for Boys in the Band 50th Anniversary Performance Signed by The Cast Members

Value: $50

Opening Bid: $25

Buy Now: $150


2 tickets to “The Cher Show“, Thursday 11/29 – 8:00pm Neil Simon Theatre

The Cher Show is based on the life of Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere Bono Allman or as her friends call her, Cher!

Value: $400,    Opening Bid: $200,     Buy Now: $650

1 Night Lodging at the Inn at St Mary’s

As a boutique South Bend hotel, the Inn at Saint Mary’s strives to provide guests with specials and packages designed to provide the most memorable, unique experiences.

Note:  Advance reservations required.  Not valid for special event weekends.  Blackout dates apply. Valid until 11/1/2019

Value: $160,       Opening Bid: $75,     Buy Now: $200

Brass Candlestick Holders from Remains Lighting

Value: $1,400

Opening Bid: $250

Buy Now: $1,400


Hillstone Restaurant Group Dinner Certificate – Value $300 (tip not included)

Locations around the US, including 3 in the NYC area: E Hampton Grill, Hillstone-Midtown, Hillstone-Park Ave South

Value: $300,      Opening Bid: $125,   Buy Now: $400

1 Pair of General Admission Tickets to Holidelic – Saturday December 22 – 8:00pm 

Holidelic is a funky Holiday Show at the Highline Ballroom written, produced and directed by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, producer, actor & dancer Everett Bradley.

Value: $70,      Opening Bid: $25,   Buy Now: $120



Airline Miles for Travel via American Airlines

UP TO 150,000 AMERICAN AIRLINE MILES for use towards travel anywhere American Airlines or any of its One World Alliance partners flies (taxes & fees not included).

Value: $1,500,      Opening Bid: $750,   Buy Now: $2,500

Set of 4 Holiday Candles from Timothy Jay Candles of West Hollywood  (2 Sets Available)

Delightfully fragrant handmade candles from the company that produces candles for the Beverly Hills Hotel and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Value: $130,     Opening Bid: $50,      Buy Now: $200


$200 Gift Certificate for Dinner at Gloria Seafood Restaurant (tip not included)

Run by a former chef from Le Bernardin and Contra, Gloria is a modern restaurant devoted to sustainable seafood, accompanied by cocktails & natural wines (401 W 53rd St).

Value: $200,      Opening Bid: $100,   Buy Now: $300

$200 Gift Certificate for Dinner at Bocca (tip not included)

Our Chef James Corona is excited to offer a roster of creative Roman dishes to New Yorkers. Chef James uses only imported Italian DOP (protected designation of origin) products and is a proud supporter of the Union Square Green Market. Our meals are complimented by an extensive wine list, an elegant and cozy yet casual dining environment, and a friendly and courteous wait staff.  (Located at 39E 19th Street in the Flatiron District)

Value: $200,      Opening Bid: $100,   Buy Now: $300

NewFest Membership for 1 Year

NewFest is the NYC LGBT Film and Media Arts Organization.  This item is a “Silver Level” pass for two people for the 2019 LGBT Film Festival.

The pass includes:

  • Annual Membership
  • 4 tickets to General Festival Screenings of your choice
  • Priority seating line at all festival screenings
  • Invitations to select parties and events
  • Access to Filmmaker Hospitality Lounge @ Cinepolis

Value: $270,      Opening Bid: $50,   Buy Now: $350

$200 Of New York State Lottery Tickets

Do you have the “Luck of The Irish?”  Here is a perfect opportunity to hit it big!!

Value: $200,     Opening Bid: $100,   Buy Now: $350


Football Signed by ND All American Luther Bradley ’77

Bradley earned the designation of a consensus All-American in 1977 for the national championship Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

He also started as a freshman on the 1973 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team.

Value: $150,      Opening Bid: $50,   Buy Now: $300

Basket of Soap/Shaving Cream from Taylor of Old Bond St-London

Value: $100

Opening Bid: $25

Buy Now: $150

Autographed copy of Fr James Martin Book Building a Bridge, How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity

Fr. James Martin, SJ is a Jesuit priest, editor-at-large of America magazine and bestselling author.

In this revised and expanded paperback of his groundbreaking book, Jesuit priest and New York Times bestselling author James Martin makes the surprisingly controversial argument that Catholic leaders should stop seeing the LGBT community as “the other” and instead reach out to them with greater compassion and openness.

Value: $100,      Opening Bid: $25,   Buy Now: $200