2019 Gala

April 6th, 7pm, Swedish American Hall

Silent Auctions

Morning Marvel - A Breakfast Delivery

Starting Bid: $200.00

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, according to some. Add fresh cinnamon bund to it, and it can't get much better. Start the day off right by having this generous breakfast basket delivered to your doorstep.

Basket includes:
Homemade rye bread with condiments
Homemade cinnamon buns
Orange juice
And more

You will also get two complimentary coffee mugs by the renowned ceramics designer, our one and only, Mimmi Skoglund!

Value: priceless!
We Thank our Donors: Mimmi Skoglund, IKEA

  • Mugs by Mimmi

Swedish country living - 1 week stay in Swedish cottage with private beach, swimming dock and boat

Starting Bid: $500

Have you heard your Swedish friends say, with a sparkle in their eyes, nothing is like summer in Sweden? If you want the quintessential Swedish summer experience, back to nature, with swimming, boat tours and the woods literally around the corner, this is for you! Stay at a cottage at Lake Vänern, outside of Säffle, with access to a small, private, kid-friendly beach, swimming dock and boat. The cottage sleeps 5 and is charmingly rustic.

About the cottage
Available June 15 - August 15 2019, to be mutually agreed with owner
3 bedrooms, comfortably sleeps 5
Large deck with lake view for breathtaking sunsets
Bathroom with dry toilet and shower with hot water
Fully equipped kitchen, non potable water. Drinking water tap is available ½ mile away.
Private beach and swimming dock
Small motor boat for 4, life vests available
Train connections from Gothenburg and Stockholm, car rental service available in Säffle

Value: $1000
We Thank our Donor: Viola Jansson


Leo Steen winery - wine tasting and lunch for 4

Starting Bid: $200

The Danish Leo Hansen founded Leo Steen Wines in 2004 and has since focused on making great wine that finds its most elegant expression served alongside good food in the company of family and friends. You will get a wine tasting at his Healdsburg tasting room to be enjoyed together with lunch from famed Oakville Grocery. Take home 3 bottles of various Chenin Blanc and also a lazy susan handcrafted from a recycled wine barrel.

Package includes
Wine tasting and lunch for 4
3 bottles of Leo Steen Chenin Blanc
Handcrafted Lazy Susan from a recycled wine barrel

Value: $500
We Thank our Donors:Leo Steen Wines


Wine country galore - wine tasting, gourmet food and farm to table produce

Starting Bid: $200

As the only winery in Sonoma specialising in ports and after-dinner wines, Sonoma Portworks offers an unique wine tasting experience. Their ports and after-dinner wines pair perfectly with a variety of cheeses, chocolates and desserts, wine that pairs with life! Enjoy a wine tasting for 4 at their Petaluma tasting room. Continue with dinner at Stockhome restaurant, a family-friendly eatery located in downtown Petaluma serving dishes inspired by both classic and current Swedish favorites along with influences from the Middle East. Finally, bring something home with you from lovely Flatbed Farm in Glen Ellen. Flatbed Farm grows produce, eggs, herbs, and flowers sustainably, and works to build, educate and celebrate with the community around sustainably grown food.

Package includes
$200 gift certificate at Stockhome Restaurant
Wine tasting for 4 at Sonoma Portworks
$50 gift certificate at Flatbed Farm

Value: $300
We Thank our Donors: Stockhome Restaurant, Sonoma Portworks, Flatbed Farm

  • Swedish Meatballs at Stockhome
  • Sonoma Portworks Tasting room

Mexico vacay! - 1-week stay at Puerto Vallarta condo with a complementary Spray tan!

Starting Bid: $500

1 Bedroom, 1 bath condominium with ocean views across from the beach. Features a balcony with ocean view and rooftop pool with views of the world-famous pier!

1 BR (King Bed w/ sofa or can fit airbed), 1 Bath
Restrictions: Apartment available April - September 2019. Date to be mutually agreed with owner.
3rd floor, balcony unit with view of water.
Gated Community w/ front desk, elevator; building has its own water filtration system
Wi-fi; Air Conditioning; secure building with concierge
Kitchen, fully equipped
Rooftop pool with ocean views
Step outside to restaurants, shopping and art galleries & the Malacon!

To help you prepare for your Mexico holiday, treat yourself to a custom airbrush spray tan by Bronzed By Breanne. Breanne has over 110 five (5) star reviews on Yelp and is the go-to for San Franciscans seeking natural-looking, long-lasting spray tans and contouring (Service provided for women only).

Value: $1000
We Thank our Donors: Jim & Eva Demetro , Bronzed by Breanne
Contact: Michelle Appelqvist