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The MWL Foundation's First Annual Live Auction

Wednesday, October 16, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Hannah Zuercher

The MWL Foundation is excited to announce its first-ever live auction to be held at the MWL Wahl Leadership Lecture on October 23rdJoin colleagues and friends at the Wahl Lecture for an evening of inspiring conversation, great food and a live auction featuring fabulous opportunities and experiences.

Special thanks to our live auction donors!

2019 MWL Foundation Live Auction Preview


ITEM #1: An Evening at Bellecour: Chef’s Table for Six

Generously Donated by Paradigm Reporting & Captioning, A Veritext Company


What culinary experience could be more exciting, satisfying or legendary than to have the creators of the iconic Spoon & Stable Restaurant--Chef Gavin Kaysen and his team—curate a multicourse food and wine tasting menu just for you and five of your closest foodies… then prepare it for you while you watch from only a few feet away, while sipping on a majestic glass of vino?


If it all sounds too good to be true… it isn’t! 


This auction item provides a Chef’s Table experience for six at Bellecour, Chef Kaysen’s haut and sought-after French bistro in the heart of Downtown Wayzata. You and your new BFFs will leisurely dine at a reserved-for-the evening table in the heart of the restaurant, literally amidst the bustle of the kitchen. 


Experience Details:

·Winner to coordinate with Bellecour on an available date. 

·Must be used by October 2020. 

ITEM #2: Up Your Game: Professional Coaching Package with Kristin Haugen of Rock Solid Consultants (6 Sessions)
Generously Donated by Rock Solid Consultants

Up Your Game: 
Work with Professional Coach Kristin Haugen to develop and implement a personalized career plan based on where you are now, and where you want to be. Are you in private practice? Maybe you'll work to identify your ideal client, build your network and learn how to make business development actually fit into your busy life. Are you in a corporate setting and interested in honing your leadership skills? We can work to develop your personal brand and strategic plan. Or are you considering a new career path altogether? With Kristin's guidance, you will create new ways to leverage your strengths, recognize opportunities for growth, and achieve your professional goals. Kristin will be your confidant, mentor, guide, teacher, and (if you need it) kick in the pants. Whether you are starting out, starting over, or just want to do better, Kristin will help you "Up Your Game."  
One final note from Kristin:  "I can help, but you'll have to do the work; results are not guaranteed but satisfaction certainly is." 

Experience Details:

·Six sessions will be held in person or by video chat or phone over a three to four month period. 

·Winner may use all sessions personally or share the sessions with one other individual.

·Winner to coordinate with Kristin on available session dates/times. 

·All sessions must take place by December 31st, 2020.

·Any in-person session(s) must be held within a 50 mile radius of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

ITEM #3: Two Tickets to the Vikings/Packers Game (on December 23, 2019)

Generously Donated by Paradigm Reporting & Captioning, A Veritext Company

Know any Vikings or Packers fans who would like to see this game from this view—the last two seats of Row 15 on the 10 yard line?   Do you have any hard-to-buy-for Sportos on your holiday gift list?  Want to be the most popular partner ev-er by giving the gift of “The Ultimate Border Battle”?

It doesn’t hurt that these tickets come with their own sectional bar, grille, and restrooms tucked far away from the mezzanine crowds, which  greatly minimizes wait times for food, adult beverages, and nose-powdering.  You don’t even have to crawl over anyone to get out and partake in more of the same. Be “The 11Th (Wo)Man” and part of the roar of the crowd that roots your team on to victory!


Experience Details:

·Viking game date and seats have already been determined.

·Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged.

ITEM #4: A Week’s Stay at Brickyard Creek Cottage (Bayfield, WI)
PLUS: $100 Gift Certificate to Good
Thyme Restaurant (in nearby Washburn, WI)

Generously Donated by Kay Biga and Patrick Spott of the Spott Law Office


Come enjoy the natural setting and quiet privacy of a cottage in the woods. This cottage has plenty of room to relax with a large screened in porch, fireplace with logs, two queen beds, three full size beds, two bathrooms, fully stocked kitchen with dishwasher, gas grill and high-speed internet. 

This cottage is part of Brickyard Creek, a 70-acre cabin community that is connected to roads and the lake by nature trails, which end up at a sandy beach and marina on Lake Superior.  Brickyard Creek is focused on Lake, Land, Learning, Legacy, Lifestyle and Leadership.  Enjoy a fire pit and covered picnic area by Roy’s Point Marina as you look out at the Apostle Island.


PLUS: A bottle of wine and delicious blueberry and raspberry jam from the Bayfield orchards will be waiting for you upon arrival, along with a $100 gift certificate for dinner at Good Thyme restaurant.


Experience Details:

·One week stay (6 nights/7 days) for up to 6 people.

·No pets allowed.

·Dates to be mutually agreed upon.

·Expires December 31, 2020.

ITEM #5: Private In-Home Dinner for Six with Chef Brandon Randolph

Generously Donated by Chef Brandon Randolph


Enjoy a VIP culinary experience with Brandon Randolph, Iron Chef winner with Justin Sutherland, Executive Chef at Public Kitchen in St. Paul, Chef/Owner of Farewell Food Truck, and Author at Twin Cities Agenda, Chef Brandon will treat you and your guests to an eight-course meal with wine pairings in the comfort of your own home.

Experience Details:

·Eight-course dinner with wine pairings for 6 people.

·Chef Brandon will design the menu with the winning bidder to accommodate tastes, preferences and any food allergies. 

·Date to be mutually agreed upon.

·Expires November 1, 2020.

ITEM #6: "Out on the Town" Package of Events & Experiences

Generously Donated by Robins Kaplan LLP


Consider this fabulous package of experiences for a multitude of memorable night’s out on the town. Who will you invite? Friends, colleagues, clients or that special someone? There are so many opportunities in this package, that you can invite them all. 


Items include:

·4 tickets to Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche (Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.; Section 115, Row 8, Seats 9-12).

·4 tickets to Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Portland Trailblazers (Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.; Section 132, Row J, Seats 5-8).

·A $125 Gift Card to Parasole Restaurants (For use at Manny's Steakhouse, Chino Latino, Salut Bar Americain or other Parasole locations).

·A $200 Loews Hotels Gift Card.   

·A fabulous bottle of John Anthony 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon. (Trust us, this is the good stuff!)

Experience Details:

·Timberwolves and Wild game dates and seats have already been determined.

·Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged.

·Gift cards are non-refundable and do not have a cash value.



Please join MWL for our 25th Annual Rosalie Wahl Leadership Lecture- There is still time to register!
This year, as we commemorate MWL's 25th Annual Wahl Lecture on Wednesday. October 23, 2019, please join us to honor Justice Wahl, and to celebrate Minnesota women leaders who not only have a seat at the table, but are also change agents in their own communities. Learn how they attained their success and why "giving back" is so central to their achievements. Discover how inclusion drives their efforts and hear their personal thoughts on how we can advance our own success, and at the same time, impact the success of our broader communities.

Please register by Friday, October 18, 2019 HERE.


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