Silent Auction


Proxy Bidding

If you are unable to attend our auction, you can still support URI Women’s Athletics by silent auction proxy bidding. A proxy bidder will place bids on your behalf and adhere to your maximum bid authorizations. To bid by proxy, please download the proxy bidding form and email to Shana Greene at by Friday, June 9, 2017 at 3 p.m. Shana can be reached directly at 401.874.2024 with any questions.

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What’s in her bag?

W1   Lynn Baker-DooleyLynn-Baker-Dooley-Bag2
Enjoy this stunning blue Ralph Lauren handbag containing a Vera Bradley wallet and eyeglass case, a pair of Chico’s fashion sunglasses, and gift cards to Starbucks and Fandango movie theaters. After shopping with a $100 Macy’s gift card, relax with a mani/pedi at V.I.P. Nails II in Narragansett and enjoy the scent of White Musk perfume oil and hand cream before your professional portrait sitting with Josh Edenbaum Photography.

Donated by: Lynn-Baker Dooley, Josh Edenbaum Photography, Macy’s,
and V.I.P. Nails II
Value: $770
Opening Bid: $350 | Minimum Raise: $25

W2   Coach Laurie Feit-MelnickFeit_Melnickbag
Lace up your new sneakers from Feet First and run to the finish line in style in Adidas Climalite leggings, a Rhody hat and URI Cross-Country T-shirt. Carry your gear in a Rhode Island Track and Field Adidas backpack and cool off with a cold drink from your new water bottle. Run, bike or drive to Macy’s with your $100 gift card.
Donated by: Laurie Feit-Melnick, Coach, URI Women’s Track and Field; Feet First; URI Campus Store; and Macy’s
Value: $360
Opening Bid: $200 | Minimum Raise: $15

W3   Coach Shelagh Donohoe
You are the consummate professional with this fabulous midnight blue Coach Saddle Bag. Enjoy drinks on the go with a Nathan FlexShot collapsible water bottle and a double-wall Green Canteen thermal vacuum stainless steel drink bottle, perfect for sport or travel.donohoebag Also included are a BugLit micro flashlight, a keychain pocket knife/carabiner, Badger sunscreen, and Hind winter running gloves. Sport a Rhode Island Rowing cap, beer glass, and T-shirt to show off your Rhody spirit. Complement your bag and athletic wear with a $100 Macy’s gift card.
Donated by: Shelagh Donohoe, Coach, URI Women’s Rowing; and Macy’s
Value: $700
Opening Bid: $350 | Minimum Raise: $25

W4   Tory Smith
You are definitely in style with this Kate Spade black-and-white checked Shore Street Margareta tote and fashionable Mikas Pond hot pink wallet. Head to Macy’s and use a $100 gift card to complement your look. torysmithbagMake a toast with Rivarose bubbly brut, cork it with this attractive wine stopper, and make sure to pack up these lovely Isaac Mizrahi wine glasses for your next picnic.
Donated by: Victoria Smith, Associate Vice President, URI Foundation; and Macy’s
Value: $625
Opening Bid: $250 | Minimum Raise $25



W5   Coach Daynia La-Forcedaynialaforcebag
Carry your comfy workout gear in this beautiful Tommy Hilfiger bag. This trendy blue-and-white tote includes a pair of workout shorts, a Daynia La-Force Basketball Elite Camp T-shirt, three pairs of athletic sweatpants, a pair of sporty socks, and the perfect Rhode Island Ram hoodie that matches it all. Missing something? Find it at Macy’s with this $100 gift card. At the end of the day, enjoy Daynia’s favorite red wine, Cattoo, from
Donated by: Daynia La-Force, Coach, URI Women’s Basketball; and Macy’s
Value: $580
Opening Bid: $250 | Minimum Raise: $25

W6   Lil O’Rourkelilorourke
This lovely Kate Spade Cameron Street Margot bag in Lakes Edge complements any outfit. This perfectly sized purse contains a pair of soft combed-cotton socks; a rugged, knotted nautical key ring; and a stylish Rhode Island Rams silk scarf. With bag in hand, have a fun afternoon shopping with a $100 Macy’s gift card or just relax at home and enjoy this bottle of La Crema Chardonnay.
Donated by: Lil O’Rourke, President, URI Foundation; and Macy’s
Value: $565
Opening Bid: $250 | Minimum Raise: $25


Beauty and Wellness

B1   Shop ’Til You Drop
Have fun on an extraordinary $1,000 shopping spree at Macy’s. Decorate your home, stock up on the latest items for entertaining, or treat yourself to new jewels. If it’s a new wardrobe you are looking for, be sure to meet with professional personal shopper Maria Orellana Vides, located at the Warwick Mall store. Your options are endless!
Donated by: Macy’s
Value: $1,000
Opening Bid: $700 | Minimum Raise: $50

B2   Shop and Relax
Enjoy a day of shopping with a $500 Macy’s gift card. Decorate your home, stock up on the latest items for entertaining, or treat yourself to new jewels. If it’s a new wardrobe you are looking for, be sure to meet with professional personal shopper Maria Orellana Vides, at the Warwick Mall store. Once your shopping is done, relax with a massage from Rachel Bonzagni, LMT ($100) in the comfort of your home.
Donated by: Rachel Bonzagni and Macy’s
Value: $600
Opening Bid: $350 | Minimum Raise: $25

B3   Gentlemen’s Choice
Gentlemen—or ladies, for your special guy—splurge on a new suit with a $500 Macy’s gift card and add your new Vineyard Vines whale print tie to complete the look ($80). For a more casual look, get comfortable in a sporty Rhody polo shirt ($40) and Rhody windbreaker ($80).
Donated by: Macy’s, URI Athletics, and Vineyard Vines
Value: $720
Opening Bid: $350| Minimum Raise: $25

B4   Take Me to Tahiti
Whisk yourself away to Tahiti by adorning yourself in this stunning 17″ 10–12mm graduated Tahitian black pearl necklace with a 14kt white gold clasp.
Donated by: Mark Ross ’64, Hon. ’05 and Donna Ross, Hon. ’02
Value: $995
Opening Bid: $450 | Minimum Raise: $40

B5   Feeling Great and Looking Good
This stunning collection of Alexys Ryan necklaces and bracelets ($125) from Rhode Island-based jewelry manufacturer LDC Inc. was designed to complement the wardrobe of the woman who balances everything. Pair an item from this new line of jewelry with a fabulous ensemble purchased with your $250 Macy’s gift card.
Donated by: Alexys Ryan and Macy’s
Value: $375
Opening Bid: $200 | Minimum Raise: $20

B6   It’s a Better Time with BENRUS
Live the BENRUS lifestyle by enjoying a sun-filled summer weekend with these travel accessories from BENRUS, including two backpacks, a duffle bag, sunglasses, a watch and more.
Donated by: BENRUS Chairman and CEO Giovanni Feroce ’91, Hon.’13
Value: $625
Opening Bid: $300 | Minimum Raise: $25

B7   It’s All About Fitness
Get in shape with this one-year URI Rec pass. Membership includes access to the Mackal indoor track, basketball courts, fitness center and weight room; Tootell West Gymnasium and Aquatic Center; plus group exercise classes held in the Mackal-Tootell Complex. To enhance your workout experience, enjoy 12 complimentary one-on-one fitness sessions in our popular Baby Boomer Fitness Program with ACSM-certified personal trainer Ted Lombardo.
Donated by: URI Campus Recreation
Value: $435
Opening Bid: $200 | Minimum Raise: $25

B8    Pamper Yourself
Ladies, it’s time to spoil yourselves with this assortment of salon items and services. Enjoy a basket of hair styling products from Total Image Hair Salon ($250), a manicure from Ocean Nails & Spa ($15), and gift cards from Path 2 Harmony Collaborative ($185), including a one-hour massage, one-hour reflexology session, a half-hour reiki session and a 15-minute psychic reading.
Donated by: Total Image Hair Salon, Ocean Nails & Spa and Path 2 Harmony Collaborative
Value: $450
Opening Bid: $200 | Minimum Raise: $25

B9    Fashion for the Lady
Wrap yourself in luxury with this hand-knitted lace shawl, a Dee O’Keefe Design ($125). Add this freshwater pearl and semi-precious stone necklace with a 14kt gold clasp ($500) to your jewelry ensemble. To perfect your look, enjoy a two-hour personal styling session or closet edit by Alisa Mahoney, stylist for W by Worth, including a $100 credit toward clothing ($250).
Donated by: Anonymous; Alisa Mahoney ’91, stylist for W by Worth
Value: $875
Opening Bid: $400 | Minimum Raise: $25

B10    Gorgeous Glass Pearls
You’ll dazzle everyone when you wear this Kenneth Jay Lane, 18” three-row, glass pearl necklace. These three strings of lustrous glass pearls are neatly secured with an easy-hook clasp, creating a design you will cherish for years to come.
Donated by: Anonymous
Value: $175
Opening Bid: $100| Minimum Raise: $15

B11    Be Inspired
Enjoy four BBL Broadband Light treatments that will leave your skin looking and feeling younger and healthier. These treatments change the RNA and DNA of the skin for beautiful results that target age spots, sun damage, vessels, and pore size. This revolutionary treatment can turn back the clock on your skin.
Donated by: Inspire Medical Spa and Wellness Center
Value: $1,795
Opening Bid: $500 | Minimum Raise: $50


Dining, Leisure, and Home

D1   Oysters and Champagne—Does It Get Any Better?
Take a tour of the renowned Matunuck Oyster Farm with up to 24 of your friends and family. After the tour, enjoy an oyster and Prosecco tasting. You don’t want to pass up an opportunity like this!
Donated by: Matunuck Oyster Farm, LLC
Value: Priceless
Opening Bid: $500 | Minimum Raise: $25

D2   Providence—A Treat for Your Senses
Enjoy a night of theater for two at a Trinity Repertory Company 2017–2018 season production ($100—some restrictions apply). Begin your evening in Providence at Gracie’s, where you can enjoy gourmet dishes from the chef’s five-course tasting menu with paired wines ($270). End your evening with cocktails at Pane e Vino or Massimo ($45 gift card).
Donated by: DeQuattro Restaurant Group, Gracie’s, and Trinity Repertory Company
Value: $415
Opening Bid: $200 | Minimum Raise: $20

D3   Newport Adventures by the Sea
Enjoy two one-house guest passes to one of Newport’s spectacular mansions ($48), followed by dinner, a show, and a cabaret performance with two tickets to the Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant ($100). Later, relax with a one-night stay at the Newport Marriott, including breakfast for two the following morning (value up to $365; subject to availability; does not include tax and gratuity).
Donated by: Newport Marriott, Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant, and the Preservation Society of Newport County
Value: $515
Opening Bid: $250 | Minimum Raise:  $25

D4   A Family Affair
Enjoy South County with a stay at the Hampton Inn (value up to $319; subject to availability; advance reservation required), two all-day activity passes to Adventureland ($64), a $30 gift card for lunch at Island Deli, four movie passes to Entertainment Cinemas ($40), and $50 in Applebee’s gift cards. On a rainy day, bring the family to Create! Color Art Studio in the Pier Marketplace and create a hand-painted
work of art ($70).
Donated by: Adventureland, American Apple Group, Create! Color Art Studio, Entertainment Cinemas, Hampton Inn South Kingstown, and Island Deli
Value: $570
Opening Bid: $250 | Minimum Raise: $25

D5   Block Island Bound
Take off for Block Island with two round-trip ferry tickets ($50, expires 12.31.17) and enjoy the shore with this tote bag of beach gear from the URI Alumni Association ($200). Use your Wakefield Books gift card ($25) to get a head start on your summer beach reading and enjoy the island’s eclectic Full Moon Tide specialty store with a $50 gift card.
Donated by: Full Moon Tide, Interstate Navigation, URI Alumni Association, and Wakefield Books
Value: $325
Opening Bid: $150 | Minimum Raise: $15

D6   A Rhody Night to Enjoy
You and a guest will enjoy dinner at Mia’s Kitchen in the Kingston Emporium with a $50 gift card and two bottles of wine ($40). You can then head over to the Ryan Center to enjoy the URI Alumni and Family Weekend’s featured comedic performance on Saturday, October 21, 2018 (comedian to be announced; $80) Not to be missed!
Donated by: Mia’s Kitchen and The Ryan Center
Value: $170
Opening Bid: $75 | Minimum Raise: $10

D7   It’s Party Time
Plan your perfect party with these essentials—hors d’oeuvre catering for 40 guests from Meadow Brook Inn ($600), $300 toward floral arrangements from Weedweavers, and $50 in gift cards to Belmont Market.
Donated by: Belmont Market, Meadow Brook Inn, and Weedweavers of Wakefield
Value: $950
Opening Bid: $400| Minimum Raise: $50

D8    PhotoByFriday
Work with a photographer who has a true passion for photography in all genres. Enjoy this $350 gift card for a professional sitting by PhotoByFriday, specializing in weddings, fine portraiture, and boudoir. They delight in making you look and feel fabulous!
Donated by: Alan Hubbard of PhotoByFriday, URI Men’s and Women’s Basketball Photographer
Value: $350
Opening Bid: $175 | Minimum Raise: $25

D9   The Perfect Break for Two
When the tourists leave, enjoy a stress-free, off-season, overnight stay at Narragansett’s boutique hotel, The Break (midweek stay only; other restrictions apply), including complimentary breakfast and massage by Rachel Bonzagni, LMT ($100). Treat yourself to lunch or dinner with a $50 gift card to The Breaks’ signature restaurant, Chair 5.
Donated by: The Break Hotel and Rachel Bonzagni, LMT
Value: $375
Opening Bid: $100 | Minimum Raise: $10

D10   Theatre Goers’ Dream
Theatre lovers—you and a guest will enjoy one 2017-2018 production at each of these local theatres: Contemporary Theater Co. in Wakefield ($66), the Gamm Theatre in Pawtucket ($100), Theatre By The Sea in Matunuck ($138), the Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant in Newport ($100; includes dinner), and URI’s Robert E. Will Theatre in Kingston ($80).
Donated by: Contemporary Theater Co., the Gamm Theatre Company, Theatre By The Sea, the Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant and Robert E. Will Theatre
Value: $480
Opening Bid: $225 | Minimum Raise: $25

D11   Jamaican Me Crazy
Escape to the north coast of Jamaica on a fabulous three night stay for two at the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa in Montego Bay. This beachfront, all-inclusive resort includes all meals, beverages, entertainment, gratuities, and non-motorized water sports with full exchange privileges at Grand Palladium Montego Bay (valid May 1, 2017–December 1, 2018; some blackout dates apply; airfare not included).
Donated by: The Travel Connection
Value: $1200
Opening Bid: $600 | Minimum Raise: $100

D 12    For Your Home and Garden
Spruce up your home with a $125 gift card to Finishing Touches Custom Picture Framing in Wakefield, a Koransha porcelain candy pot ($65), a “My Little Sofa” tissue cozy ($20), and a $50 gift card to Rawlings Floor Covering in Wakefield (valid toward materials; excludes labor). Add fresh colorful plants to your garden with a $25 gift card from Clark Farms in Wakefield and a $25 gift card to the Green Door in East Greenwich. Enhance your green thumb by attending a URI Extension Outreach Center lecture, workshop or event ($100) and visit Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum (four passes), complete with your very own Blithewold terrarium container ($100).
Donated by: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum; Clark Farms; Finishing Touches; The Green Door; Ultimate Upholstery: Rawlings Floor Covering; and URI Extension Outreach Center
Value: $510
Opening Bid: $150 | Minimum Raise: $20


Rhody Pride

R1   URI’s 125th—Let’s Celebrate!
Celebrate URI’s 125th Anniversary by being part of a few select commemorative events. Enjoy complimentary brunch at George’s of Galilee on Saturday, July 29, 2017, for you and three guests, followed by access to the annual Blessing of the Fleet. As the summer winds down, warm up in Providence for an unforgettable experience at WaterFire on Saturday, September 23, 2017. You and three guests are invited to participate as torch bearers or climb aboard one of the boats that will take you through the Providence River to prepare the fires. To enhance your WaterFire experience, join Katharine Flynn, URI Foundation, and Barnaby Evans, founder of WaterFire, for a behind-the-scenes chat over lunch at the Dunes Club. (A mutually agreed upon date and time to be arranged June-August). Package also includes URI 125th T-shirts and scarves for you and your guests.
Donated by: Katharine Flynn and George’s of Galilee
Value: Priceless
Opening Bid: $250 | Minimum Raise: $25

R2   Spring 2018 R/V Endeavor Adventure for Six
Enjoy a tour of the ship and lunch for six aboard the Research Vessel Endeavor while it is docked at URI’s Narragansett Bay Campus. Operated by URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography for more than 30 years, the Endeavor has traversed more than one million nautical miles in support of science. (A spring 2018 weekday lunch and tour date will be coordinated with the ship’s schedule.)
Donated by: URI Graduate School of Oceanography, Office of the Dean
Value: Priceless
Opening Bid: $300 | Minimum Raise: $25

R3   URI’s Captain’s Catch
Perfect for your home or office—a custom-designed classic URI captain’s chair with cherry-finished crown and arms and a laser-engraved University seal. Dress up any room with this heirloom-quality chair.
Donated by: URI Campus Store
Value: $450
Opening Bid: $225 | Minimum Raise: $20

R4   Show Your Rhody Pride
Show your Rhody Pride with a gift basket filled with your favorite Rhody gear from the URI Campus Store. Items include golf balls, a visor, polo shirts, a hoodie, blanket, umbrella and more!
Donated by: URI Campus Store
Value: $415
Opening Bid: $175 | Minimum Raise: $20

R5   A URI Sportoman®
Classic Hassocks designed this unique URI Sportoman® for that true-blue Rhody fan. Manufactured in Rhode Island with the finest material and quality craftsmanship, rest your tired feet on this ottoman in your media room or office.
Donated by: Richard and Louise Carriere, owners, Classic Hassocks
Value: $250
Opening Bid: $125 | Minimum Raise: $15



S1   She’s Got Game
Cheer on the URI Women’s Basketball team at every home game throughout the 2017–2018 season with four Rhody Women’s Basketball season tickets ($288). Package also includes a basketball signed by Coach Daynia La-Force, registration for two girls in the Daynia La-Force Basketball Camp in August 2017 ($600), and admission for four to a Connecticut Sun 2017 home game at Mohegan Sun ($88).
Donated by: URI Athletics, Connecticut Sun
Value: $975
Opening Bid: $400 | Minimum Raise: $50

S2   It’s a Slam Dunk
Root for the URI Men’s Basketball team at every 2017–2018 home game with four Rhody Men’s Basketball season tickets. Package includes a basketball signed by Coach Dan Hurley and our URI 2017 A-10 championship team.
Donated by: URI Athletics
Value: $1,075
Opening Bid: $750 | Minimum Raise: $50

S3   Tee Time with Thorr Bjorn
Enjoy a round of golf and lunch with URI’s Director of Athletics Thorr Bjorn, and two of your friends, at scenic Quidnessett Country Club overlooking beautiful Narragansett Bay.
Donated by: Thorr Bjorn, URI Director of Athletics
Value: Priceless
Opening Bid: $750 | Minimum Raise: $50 

S4   Bring Your Clubs and Your Appetite!
Fill your new Point Judith Country Club duffel bag with your golf gear and hit the links. Enjoy lunch with renowned Rhode Island custom-home builder Stephen Sullivan and two of your golf buddies for a fun foursome at the challenging Point Judith Country Club. Enjoy your game before the end of October 2017.
Donated by: Stephen and Diane Sullivan
Value: $500
Opening Bid: $300 | Minimum Raise: $25         

S5   Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Red Sox vs. Yankees
Fenway Park, here we come! Watch the best rivalry in town—the Boston Red Sox vs. the New York Yankees—on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 7:10 p.m. You’ll have a great view of those Sox sluggers with tickets for two seats in the infield grandstand.
Donated by: Raquel Ferreira ’92
Value: Priceless
Opening Bid: $150 | Minimum Raise: $25

S6   Golf at Hyannisport Club
Enjoy a round of golf for three at the prestigious Hyannisport Club in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. You and two lucky friends will join URI alumnus Todd Hemenway on the greens with spectacular views of Cape Cod Bay. (Mutually agreed upon date to be determined.)
Donated by: Todd Hemenway ’97

Value: $500
Opening Bid: $250 | Minimum Raise: $25

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