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Sneak Peek: Summer Party Auction

What will you win?

Get ready for our fabulous Live Auction!


Vacation for Two in California Wine Country


Enjoy a luxurious wine country trip to Equality Vines, the world’s first wine purveyor dedicated to equality for all people and co-founded by Matt Grove and Jim Obergefell (yes – the Jim Obergefell of GLAD’s national marriage equality victory!).

This trip includes an airfare voucher, two nights lodging at Casa Secoyo, a private tasting for two at Equality Vines, a sparkling wine tasting for two at Iron Horse Vineyards, lunch or brunch at Big Bottom Market in Guerneville, and spa services at June Bug Skin & Body.

Donor: Equality Vines


Ice Cream and Afternoon Stroll with Senator Ed Markey

Senator Ed Markey

You and a guest will have an exclusive afternoon stroll and ice cream with Senator Ed Markey!

This private experience for you and a guest is your chance to talk about the topics that matter to you and get to know his thoughts on today’s biggest political issues. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by!

Donor: Senator Ed Markey


One Week in Costa Rica

Mountains in Costa Rica

A private getaway for four in Playa Junquillal, located in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica.

This unbelievable package comes with a choice of one of three 2-bedroom/2-bath villas or a condo with national parks, volcanoes, adventure tours, golfing, world-renowned surfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving nearby.

All properties have AC, Wi-fi, and amazing views of this tropical island paradise.

Donor: Casa de Mañana


One-of-a-Kind Art by Michael Hartwig

Painting by Michael Hartwig

You can bring home a gorgeous Provincetown-inspired painting by this esteemed New England artist. Hartwig is known for his ethereal light-filled oil paintings that capture the feel and luminosity of Provincetown with images of dunes, marshes, wharfs, and other iconic settings. Currently showing at the prestigious On Center Gallery in Provincetown, he has an established presence and growing following.

Donor: Michael Hartwig


Adventure at Luxury Five Star Resort

Desert resort

Come experience two incredible nights for two at an unforgettable five-star hotel and resort, Amangiri, a 600-acre remote hideaway in Canyon Point, Utah. The facility amenities include sauna, plunge pool, heated step pool, spa with an extensive menu of massages, and beauty treatments. The Desert View Suite features sweeping views of the Utah desert, a private courtyard entrance, and a private terrace with a fireplace.

This luxurious package includes an evening with canapés and champagne while watching the sunset in this secluded desert location and hikes led by expert guides on the property’s expansive grounds.

Dine like royalty with sustainable and seasonal menus inspired by the culinary heritage of the American Southwest.

Donor: Amangiri


Can’t make it to the Summer Party but want someone to bid on a Live Auction item on your behalf?
Contact Liza at or 617.778.6713.

And here’s a sneak peek at all of the amazing businesses supporting GLAD at our online silent auction this year. Stay tuned for the auction website launch on Monday, July 19th!

Get your tickets today to join the 40th Annual Summer Party on July 24.

For any questions about our silent auction, please contact Hope Yehl at hyehl@glad.orgIf you would like to donate to the auction, please fill out the following form:  

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