Brightest Gems in Gala Live Auction

Kia Ora Cosmic Ball Live Auction Preview

Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2022

With great excitement and anticipation, the Kia Ora Cosmic Ball auction committee presents an insider's preview of this year's live auction items.

The evening's brightest gems have been carefully curated for a lively auction marshaled by the most in-demand and charismatic auctioneer on the east coast, Harry Santa-Olalla.  Scroll down for a preview of the rare treasures. 

This year, an online bidding platform makes it possible to stake your claim, even if you are not attending the gala, as all items will be offered to the highest bidder, whether online or in person.  

Online bidding is currently open to all, to browse and bid on the gala's Silent and Live auction items, for the chance to corner one these incredible experiences!  You can get in on the action, including setting your maximum bid which will kick in when the Live auction will move from the online platform to the gala at 8:30pm on Friday, 8/5 for an exciting conclusion, where gala attendees might have the final say on claiming one of premier lots.  Bidding on Silent Auction Items will remain online, concluding at 10:30PM on Aug. 5, save a few select treasures that will remain active through the next day, at USA vs. New Zealand on Saturday.  Browse each item description for details of when they conclude.

We are excited to showcase the following Live Auction lots below, and invite you to the online platform here for a look at all the lots up for bid: 

All proceeds from the auction will support The Jeffrey Osborne Foundation and the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County, to help Rhode Island kids meet their most basic needs, and keep music and the arts in Rhode Island schools.  Inspired by the profound impact music had on his family, Grammy-nominated R&B legend Jeffrey Osborne established his namesake foundation in 2012 and has raised over $1.5 million dollars to date in RI.  The foundation's activities support its community partners, including St. Mary's Home for Children & Family Services, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence, Button Hole, Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School, the Met School, and the Amos House, Rhode Island’s largest Soup Kitchen.  For more information, visit www.jeffreyosbornefoundation.org.

(A few additional gala tickets have been made available!)

 LIVE AUCTION

"Week in St. Bart's"

WIMCO St Bart's Ocean View Villa + RT Charter Flight from San Juan

St. Bart's Trip Collage

Revel in the jewel of the Caribbean, soaking up the sun on magnificent unspoiled beaches, with superb services and activities in the exclusive enclave. Your Tradewind Aviation roundtrip shared charter flights for 4 will whisk you & guests from San Juan to St. Barthelemy in the French West Indies for a 7 Night stay at a luxury 2-bedroom, ocean view WIMCO Villa. Legendary and unparalleled, St. Bart's is a Caribbean jewel of exotic scenery, exclusive luxury travel, and renowned French "art de vivre".  This package includes pre-arrival travel services, from WIMCO including booking all flights, rental cars, and restaurants, as well as VIP arrival service in St Barths, and 24/7 concierge service during your stay. (Easy to reach, nonstop from most US points of origin - San Juan is the gateway for flights to other Caribbean islands.) 

Dates: May 1 - Dec 14, 2022, 2023, or 2024 - excluding Thanksgiving week.

 Donated by WIMCO Villas & Tradewind Aviation

 

"Ultimate Jeffrey Osborne Experience"

Golf, Dinner, and Concert with Jeffrey Osborne

Jeffrey Osborne Experience Kirbrae Golf Course

Enjoy a rare VIP day with Jeffrey Osborne at Kirbrae Country Club for you and your all-star friends. This incredible package includes a golf foursome on par 72 championship course, a welcome reception and photos with Jeffrey, a VIP table for 10 with an open bar and groumet buffet, completed by concert performance.

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022

Donated by: Jeffrey Osborne

  

"Sun & Sea in Grenada"

Week in Grenada at Mt Cinnamon Resort

Grenada Trip Collage

Escape to the renowned white sands of Grand Anse Beach for paradise found whether a beachside massage, lounging on the sands, or endless outdoor activities. Spend 7 wonderful nights in the West Indies' spice Island, Grenada in a 1 bedroom villa with island amenities including daily breakfast. Enjoy the exclusive beach club for lounging, water sports, and more. Additional activities include excursions to spice and chocolate plantations, snorkeling/diving the underwater sculptures, and more.  

Donated by: Peter de Savary

  

"Gourmet Catered Wine Dinner"

3-course Dinner Party for 10, paired with flights of Bordeaux-style Premium Wines

Bordeaux Dinner Collage

Gather your nearest and dearest for a bespoke Bordeaux-style catered dinner party by the award-winning Blackstone Caterers, detailed to your fine tastes. Enjoy dinner for 10 with a 3-course customized menu at the location of your choice, whether celebrating a special occasion, holiday, or gathering for business or fun with friends. Each course is paired with its own premium Bordeaux-style wine from showy 3L 'Jeroboam' bottles, including 2017 Bogle Vineyards Phantom Red, 2015 Bogle Vineyards Essential Red, and 2015 Rutherford Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Dates: Mutually Agreed Upon Date, not available June - November

 Donated by Blackstone Caterers & Mancini Beverage

 

We thank all the generous donors for fabulous auction exclusives:
Arnold Hackett
Atlantic Grille
Audrain Automobile Museum
Alessandra Dolnier Jewelry
BD
William & Lynn St. George
Blackstone Catering
Boch Center Performing Arts
BodybyZ
Bonnie Paige Design & Build
The Chanler at Cliff Walk
ComfyCozy Boutique
Fieldstones
Gas Lamp Grille
Hannoush Jewelers
Jeffrey Osborne
Kurt Dolnier Fine Art
Lake of Isles Foxwoods
Mancini Beverage Company
Metal Dynamics
Newport Restaurant Group
OptEyewear
Pat Riley
Peter de Savary
Philip Bailey
The Platinum House
Providence Performing Arts Center
Tatos
Sweet Berry Farm
Tradewind Aviation
White Horse Tavern
WIMCO Villas & Others