Doane Stuart

Auction Items

April 6, 2019 at the Wolferts Roost Country Club

Below are items that you will be able to bid on in the Silent and Live Auctions.  If you are unable to attend, we can assign you a personal bidding assistant for the night of the Gala.  If you are interested in have a bidding assistant, please click here and complete the Absentee Bidder Form. 

The Doane Stuart Thunderchickens – As the Capital Region’s #1 Mascot, this item is truly priceless.  Enjoy this custom-framed, handmade needlepoint showing the Thunderchicken Logo.  It is sure to be loved by all Thunderchicken admirers.

Donated by:  Barbara Gordon (Grandmother of Abe Gordon ’19 and Lena Gordon ’24)


Handcrafted Blanket/Toy Chest – This custom-made chest can be used for blankets, toys or more.  This solid piece has scissor hinges and is truly sturdy.  Guaranteed to fit in any location of your home.  

Donated by:  Robert Messer (Grandfather of Jack ’20, Neil ’22, Kate ’23 and Luke ’25)

Custom-Made Necklace – This stunning custom-made necklace was created by Drue Sanders, and has a 16” Sterling Silver cable chain with a tourmaline/morganite pendant.  What a great addition to your jewelry collection!

Donated by:  Drue Sanders Custom Jewelers, Drue Sanders, SA ’68

Sealcoat Your Driveway – Use this $500 gift certificate toward the sealcoating of up to 3,000 square feet of driveway.  Smith’s Paving and Sealcoating has proudly served the Capital District of Albany, NY for over 25 years and offers a full line of pavement contractor services to both Commercial and Residential Customers.

Donated by:  Smith’s Paving and Sealcoating, Paul and Nicole Fiacco (Marissa ’24)

Your Very Own Thunderchicken – As the Capital Region’s #1 Mascot, this item is truly priceless.  Enjoy this custom-framed, handmade needlepoint showing our very own Thunderchicken.  It is sure to be loved by all Thunderchicken admirers.

Donated by:  Barbara Gordon (Grandmother of Abe Gordon ’19 Lena Gordon ’24)


Still Life with PitcherThis oil painting on canvas (13.5” x 10.5”) is in an ornate frame and will accent any room.

Donated by:  Crafters Gallery

A Taste of Italy – Enjoy “A Taste of Italy” with this basket of items from the incredible Cardona’s Market.  It includes a sampling from their homemade sauce, olive oil, artichoke cream, pasta, balsamic vinegar and so much more. 

Donated by:  Cardona’s Market

Still Life with FruitThis oil painting on canvas (10” x 13.5”) is in an ornate frame and will accent any room.

Donated by:  Crafters Gallery

Vintage Tiffany’s Locket – This beautiful, sterling silver, vintage Tiffany’s locket, on a 16” sterling silver chain, is bound to make anyone smile.

Donated by:  Philip Alexander Jewelers

Primitive Basket – This basket is filled with all sorts of primitive goodies.  From signs to pillows, to plates and more, you will enjoy looking through this basket and using everything.

Donated by:  Apple Pie Primitives

World Series Champions – Enjoy two tickets to see the 2018 World Series Champions, the Boston Red Sox, as they take on the Los Angeles Angels at the amazing Fenway Park.  The game is on Saturday, August 10, at 4:05 p.m.  Your seats are  Section B119 Row KK Seats 1 & 2.  These seats will make you feel like you are on the playing field with the Red Sox. Also enjoy a gift card to be used for overnight accommodations. 

Donated by:  Anonymous donor


A Day At The Spa – This total indulgence package includes a Classic Facial, Full Body Massage, Spa Pedicure, Spa Manicure with soothing Parafin Hand Treatment, Makeup Application, Shampoo and Blowdry.  This package will make you feel like a new person!  Enjoy taking care of yourself for a change. 

Donated by:  Rumors Salon and Spa

Box Seats at Saratoga Race Track – Enjoy a day at the races with your box seats (5 seats) at Saratoga Racetrack, one of the historic sites in Saratoga Springs, featured in the movie Seabiscuit.  Watch the horses speed by as they cross the finish line.  After the races, enjoy a $300 gift card at Saratoga National, or travel to any one of Mazzone Hospitality’s many other incredible establishments.  Date to be arranged and mutually agreed upon with donor. 

Donated by:  John Nigro (Cara ’88) and Anonymous Donor

A College Tour with Ms. Bracken – Ms. Bracken will take a student and one friend to a college of their choice within a one hour drive from DS. Includes round trip transportation and all expenses. Upper School students only. All must agree on a weekday during the summer of 2019.

Donated by:  Ms. Bracken

Reserved Parking for 2019-2010 – No More Rushing! No More Looking! Can you say your child has never been late?  No? Then you don’t want to miss this opportunity to secure an exclusive parking space on the Doane Stuart Campus.  You will have your own space right by the school entrance for the 2019-2020 academic year.  This means no rushing at Christmas Chapel, no looking for a spot at Thanksgiving Pot Luck – and a guaranteed spot at Graduation!

Donated by:  The Doane Stuart School

One Case of Four Fat Fowl St. Stephen’s Cheese – Enjoy one case (6 wheels) of Four Fat Fowl St. Stephen’s cheese.  This cheese is a beautiful, hand-crafted triple cream that bursts with buttery and milky overtones. A smooth, silky interior made from all natural Jersey cow’s milk and fresh Jersey cream creates the perfect texture, while the soft, bloomy rind adds an earthy flavor with nutty undertones. St. Stephen will leave you wanting more to share with a friend and a glass of bubbly. This classic cheese works anytime of day!

Donated by:  Josie Madison ’98

Your Own Private Tennis Lesson –  Learn from the pro.  Experience tennis with our very own tennis pro-Larry Yakubowski, aka “Mr. Y.” Enjoy your one hour private tennis lesson along with having a racket re-strung.

Donated by:  Mr. Y

NYC Ballet at Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Enjoy two tickets to see the NYC Ballet at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC).  New York City Ballet is one of the world’s preeminent dance companies. NYCB’s 2019 residency will begin on July 16 and continue through July 20. This year, the company will present four distinct programs including Coppélia, an evening dedicated to Balanchine and Tschaikovsky, and more.  

Donated by:  Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Middle School Faculty Basket of Books – Enjoy a basket of the Middle School faculty’s favorite books. Grow your library of books while you enjoy reading new authors.  Will you be able to guess which book is each teacher’s favorite?

Donated by:  The Middle School Teachers

Spend the Day on a Farm – Spend the day at a fifth generation dairy farm that milks 1,000 dairy cows daily. Learn about the operations of the farm, feed a calf, milk a cow, see the water beds that the cows sleep on (and how that affects their milk production), and learn about the cows fit-bit collars, etc.

Donated by:  Tom Gallagher and The Stanton Dairy Farm

Enjoy Six Reserved Seats to Moving Up Ceremony – No need to rush, no need to worry, your seats will be reserved for you!  Enjoy an upfront view of the 2019 Moving Up Ceremony.  

Donated by:  The Doane Stuart School


The College of St. Rose – Summer Academy – Enjoy one week of half-day classes at the 2019 College of St. Rose – Summer Academy.   The College of Saint Rose Summer Academy provides unique and fun learning experiences that are flexible and convenient. Summer Academy is for Youth grades 6 through 10.

Donated by:  The College of St. Rose

Shakespeare In LoveEnjoy two tickets to see Shakespeare In Love at Capital Rep.  Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block… the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he desperately needs some inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse — Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including donning a mustache) to appear in his next play. As love blossoms, so does the comedy, great romance and playwriting.  Valid April 5 – May 12, 2019.

Donated by:  Capital Repertory Theatre