2017 Silent Auction

Silent Auction at Harvest Dinner

This year’s Harvest Dinner silent auction featured 30 exciting experiences and items, including 8 trips to thrilling destinations, unique experiences in the Triangle, and beautiful local crafts. All proceeds from the silent auction support SEEDS’ programs. 


8 Trips to Thrilling Destinations provided by AmFund

Greek Island Adventure

Get off the beaten path and escape to the magical islands of Greece! The soft sands and crystal blue oceans await one lucky couple.

Italy’s Amalfi Coast

The tiny coastal towns of Amalfi, Positano and Ravello will entrance you with their spectacular views!  On the breathtaking Isle of Capri, you will spend a glorious time drinking in the beauty and glamour of the island surrounded by the sparkling Mediterranean!  

Heels, Wheels and Deals

The fashions of Milan, the romance of Tuscany and the pride and prestige of Ferrari are yours to explore on your high fashion – high speed – high excitement Italian getaway!

Spain: Barcelona & Mallorca

For sightseeing, sun and relaxation, there are no two better places than exciting Barcelona and the sun-kissed island of Mallorca in the sparkling Mediterranean.

Castles of Ireland

Fields of clover, legends of leprechauns, quaint pubs where playing darts is “serious” business, and living like Kings and Queens…all this will be yours while you stay in grand Castles and elegant Manor Homes during your magical escape to emerald green Ireland. 

Relax in Heavenly Hawaii

Swaying palm trees, cool cocktails and glistening turquoise waves lapping at the shore…Need we say more?

Alaska: The Call of the Wild

Sailing the Inside Passage, you’ll discover what life is like at the edge of our vast northern wilderness. 

San Francisco Wine Country

Jet to the “City by the Bay” for an incredible escape to Northern California. You’ll explore the quaint streets of San Francisco and the rolling hills of the Napa Valley.

All trips donated by AmFund can be booked within 3 years, no blackout dates.


Perfect Pairings & Exceptional Experiences

Downtown Night Out for Two

Experience three of Downtown Durham’s hottest spots, including a cocktail flight for two at Alley 26, dinner at Bar Virgile and dessert at Cupcake Bar.

A Premier Night in Durham

Enjoy a two-night stay at 21c with breakfast at The Counting House restaurant, and head to Rue Cler for a delicious night on the town!
Provided by: 21c, Rue Cler

Couple’s Photo Session

Strike your best pose! Local photographer Mark Maya will provide a 30-minute couple’s photo shoot with 10 edited photos. Cap off your shoot with grub and drinks at Tyler’s on the American Tobacco Campus.

Durham’s Finest

Savor supper at Durham’s best steakhouse and enjoy an evening at Durham’s premier luxury bed and breakfast.

The Ultimate Farm-to-Table Experience

Experience farm-to-table like never before! Stay at Coon Rock Farm’s Airbnb and enjoy dinner at Piedmont, where the farm’s fresh produce is transformed into culinary masterpieces!
Provided by: Coon Rock Farm, Piedmont

Bee an Expert!

Take a beekeeping crash course with professional beekeepers Matthew Yearout and Dave Fruchtenicht. This package also includes a complimentary Durham County Beekeeper’s Association membership and a starting hive box of your own!
Provided by: Dave Fruchtenicht, Matthew Yearout, Durham County Beekeeper’s Association and SEEDS

A Taste of Beer Durham

Gather 7 of your friends to partake in a meet and greet with the owner of Beer Durham. Enjoy a curated tasting of selected beers and learn about the local beer scene and beer-making process. Come thirsty!
Provided by: Beer Durham

Personalized Pastry Class

Master macaroons (or scones)! Invite up to 5 friends, and choose your pastry adventure!
Provided by: Chris Grass

Cookout at Ponysaurus

Enjoy a cookout with 9 of your friends in the beer garden of Ponysaurus Brewing. Show up and let the magic unfold!
Provided by: Ponysaurus

A Green Thumb’s Delight

Become a one-year member to the Sarah P. Duke Gardens to hone your gardening knowledge and skills, starting with a personalized guided tour.
Provided by: Duke Gardens

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