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Hill-Stead’s 25th Annual Benefit Dinner Auction

May 25, 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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From Page to Stage, Our 25th Annual Benefit Dinner Auction

Join us under the grand tent on our West Lawn to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Farmington Valley’s favorite benefit event—HIll-Stead’s Benefit Dinner Auction. This not-to-be-missed gala features a multi-course dinner with outstanding food and wine. Take part in spectacular live and silent auctions offering fine wines, works of art, jewelry, unique travel and entertainment packages.

View the 2017 Hill-Stead Benefit Dinner Auction Catalog


Monet’s Circle Patron $500; Individual $225.  Tickets will be available until midnight on May 22.

A Small Sampling of Live Auction Items

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour
On July 25, you and a very lucky guest will witness legendary band U2 perform their classic album The Joshua Tree at Gillette Stadium – eleven rows from the stage!  The concert package includes hotel accommodations and a VIP parking pass to complete this unforgettable experience.
Golf for Four in VT
Escape to the mountains with a Weekday Stay & Play Package for Four at The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa in Vermont (September 19 – 21). Nestled amongst the Green Mountains, The Equinox offers year-round picturesque views plus golf, skiing, spa renewal and more just steps away.
One-of-a-Kind Party Experience
Make a memorable impression by holding your Holiday Party for up to 100 guests in the expertly decorated Makeshift Theater. On December 6, 2017, you will celebrate the night away in the historic countryside Hill-Stead estate.

South African Photo Safari for Two (or Four!)
This trip of a lifetime gives a tantalizing taste of the wild in the heart of one of Africa’s richest conservation regions. Situated in Hluhluwe, Kwazuulu Natel, South Africa, your stay at Zulu Nyala (set location of the movie I Dreamed of Africa) includes six days and six nights in luxury accommodations, complete with African cuisine. While there, you will take two daily guided trips in a Land Cruiser to experience elephant, rhino, leopard, giraffe, hippo, crocodile, cheetah plus more game of the plains. (This package could be sold twice so that four may travel together!)

All-American Weekend in Philadelphia for Four
Two fantastic museum adventures in one great weekend. Includes: VIP, curator-led behind-the-scenes tour for four of the newly opened Museum of the American Revolution, VIP private tour of the American collection at the majestic Philadelphia Museum of Art, plus accommodations at Philadelphia’s premier hotel, The Ritz-Carlton.

Ski and Stay in Whistler for Two
You could be the lucky winner of a “ski and stay” at the Nita Lake Lodge, nestled on the shores of a stunning glacier-fed lake in Whistler, BC. Your stay (March 4-8, 2018) includes a room with a lake view, parking, and courtesy shuttle to and from Whistler Village. Also included is a $400 gift certificate for Whistler Blackcomb which may be used to purchase lift tickets, equipment rentals, dining and après ski.


William O’Reilly, Bonhams, New York  bonhams

Many thanks to our 2017 Benefit Dinner Auction Sponsors




Barnes Group

Cummings & Lockwood LLC

Elizabeth Ferry Speer Foundation

Grunberg Management LLC



NIIT Technologies

Stanley Black & Decker




Ameriprise Financial – Udal & Associates

Hartford Steam Boiler

Simsbury Bank

 Additional support from

V. F. McNeil Insurance

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