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Auction and Dinner Gala

Tickets are now on sale for the Center's
2018 Love Gala!

2018 Love Really Counts:
Auction and Dinner Gala

NEW DATE—Friday February 9th, 2018

NEW VENUE—Brick South at Thompson’s Point



6:00pm- Silent Auction and Cocktails

7:30pm- Dinner catered by Blue Elephant Catering

8:00pm- Program

8:15pm- Live Auction

9:30pm- Dancing


Live Auction Packages

1.            Play in the Kitchen with Chef Matt Ginn at Evo Kitchen + Bar

  • Collaborate with award-winning executive chef Matt Ginn on a special dish.
  • Chef Matt will incorporate your special dish into a four-course wine paired dinner for four guests.
  • Enjoy a private limo for the night out.

Our special thanks to Evo Kitchen + Bar and Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home


2.            White Water Rafting Adventure

  • Explore one of Maine’s rivers on a 2-night stay for six people with one full day of white water rafting.
  • Take in the beautiful scenery along the river, then relax in a cabin or yurt.
  • Food and gear are provided.

Our special thanks to Three Rivers White Water Rafting


3.            Peaks Island Sail & Stay

  • Take a private 3-hour cruise around Casco Bay on a 40-foot sailboat that seats 8 comfortably.
  • Spend a week vacation for 8 at a contemporary 4-bedroom/3-bathroom Peaks Island home with semi-private rocky beach.
  • Get away in May, June, or the final 3 weeks of September 2018.

Our special thanks to Eva Morrill and Winslow Furber


4.            P!nk at TD Garden

  • Be part of P!nk’s Beautiful Trauma World Tour with two tickets for April 10, 2018 in Boston.
  • Includes travel via Amtrak directly to TD Garden.

Our special thanks to Julie Ann Johnson and Jeff Rose, and Amtrak Downeaster.


5.            An Emerald Isle Getaway: Luxury Trip to Ireland

  • Stay 2 days/3 nights at the 4-star Carton House Hotel Kildare. Located 20 minutes outside of Dublin, the resort offers 2 championship golf courses, spa, and family adventures.
  • Roundtrip airfare for 2 included.

Our special thanks to Tex Tech and an anonymous donor.


6.            Sugarloaf Outdoor Adventure Package

  • 2 lift tickets to Maine’s beautiful Sugarloaf Mountain
  • L.L. Bean men’s/women’s outdoor gear valued at $1,000

Our special thanks to L.L. Bean and Sugarloaf Mountain Resort. 


7.            Katahdin Adventures Excursion

  • Escape for a 4 day/3 night stay for eight, in a luxury Katahdin Adventures lodge.
  • Guided outdoor activities including: ATV trips; pheasant hunting; fishing in stocked ponds and streams; target shooting, and more!
  • Work up your appetite, and enjoy gourmet meals prepared by your own personal chef.

Our special thanks to Anthony Fratianne


8.            Kevin Hart: The Irresponsible Tour

  • On Saturday, March 10, enjoy premium seating for 2 in the Cross Insurance Executive Suite as you and a guest laugh to the hysterical tales of comedian Kevin Hart at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.
  • Features an overnight at the beautiful Press Hotel, including a 3-course dinner for two at the hotel’s Union Restaurant, led by executive chef Josh Berry, Maine Restaurant Association’s 2017 Chef of the Year.
  • Private limo included

Our special thanks to Cross Insurance, Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home, and The Press Hotel


9.            Granite Ridge Estate

  • 2 days/1 night for six at the luxurious Granite Ridge Estate in Norway, Maine.
  • Feast on a private 8-course Italian dinner with vintage wines from Chef Anthony Fratianne.
  • Save room for the full Italian breakfast the next morning.

Our special thanks to Anthony Fratianne


10.          Major League: Boston Red Sox Tickets

  • 4 tickets in a 3rd row field box to a Red Sox home game during the 2018 season. 

Our special thanks to Maureen and William Hedges-Olsen








Jim Godbout



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Baker Newman & Noyes
Baldacci Consulting Group
Capozza Tile & Floor Covering Center
Cara Matchmaking
Cross Insurance Agency
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Fintech Securities
HM Payson
L.L. Bean
Martin's Point Health Care, Inc.
National Housing Insurance Group
Old Port Advisors
Portside Real Estate Group
Professional Disability Associates
TD Bank
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Wellness Connection of Maine


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Bottomline Technologies
Clark Insurance
Cumberland County Federal Credit Union
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Ocean Properties, Ltd.
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