The 18th Annual Hope Awards Dinner – Auction Preview

Once in a lifetime experiences, rare collector’s items, exotic getaways… the silent and live auctions at the Hope Awards Dinner have something for everyone. Best of all, they’re just plain fun!


In anticipation of the 18th Annual Hope Awards Dinner on Wednesday, May 8th at the Capital Hilton, we wanted to share a few of the most irresistible & unique items and packages:

Travel the World Hilton Style

If you could stay anywhere in the world for free, where would you go? Turn your fantasy into reality by winning eight free nights at any Hilton Hotel in the world! With nearly 6,000 hotels in more than 113 countries, Hilton is your passport to some of the most stunning destinations on the planet. Each certificate can be redeemed for one night of complimentary lodging at any hotel within the Hilton Worldwide network. So use them all together or visit eight different cities – it’s all up to you!

Exclusive Costa Rican Vacation

As the locals say, Pura Vida – life is good! Head to Herradura on the Pacific side of Costa Rica and let your troubles melt away at the luxurious Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort. This tantalizing getaway package includes a five-night stay at Los Suenos Marriott Ocean and Golf Resort and coach class round-trip services for two from any major metropolitan airport in the 48 contiguous United States to San Jose, Costa Rica.

Limited Edition Clutch

This sustainable denim clutch by Holly E Brown, Clockworks Press of Brooklyn, NY is the definition of a statement piece! Complete your look with this unique hand printed and recycled denim clutch that was crafted using images carved into 100% sustainable fiberboard and press printed on repurposed denim. Be sure to add this gorgeous, limited edition piece (only 100 in existence!) to your collection of accessories.

Party It Up with Lady Gaga

Calling all Little Monsters – don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see Lady Gaga live during her Las Vegas Residency! This package for two includes accommodation at a four-star hotel, dinner at STK Steakhouse, and your choice of tickets to Lady Gaga’s Enigma or Jazz & Piano shows. Be sure to grab this package and witness in person the captivating showmanship of one of music’s most celebrated entertainers.

Nationals Tickets Behind Home Plate

Root, root, root for the home team in style! The Delta Sky360 Club is the closest thing to taking the field! Seats are just feet away from the batter’s box, putting you closer to the action than anywhere else at Nationals Park. Enjoy complimentary food and beverage featuring premium chef’s tables and a private bar. This offer includes four tickets to any of the remaining Nationals 2019 regular season games. You’ll also take home a Louisville Slugger bat signed by star outfielder Victor Robles.


Other auction highlights include a VIP tour for two of Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage in Los Angeles – one of the most impressive collections of automobiles and motorcycles in the country, a premier selection of Opus One Wines, an autographed self-portrait by rock superstar Bono, and a three-course tasting menu for two with wine pairing at Central Michel Richard.

For those who wish to participate in the auctions but can’t attend the event in person, proxy bidding is available. To register for proxy bidding, download the bidder form and send to Heather Laing.

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