Join us for the Centrum Gala – October 22

Note: this post refers to an event that occurred in a previous year. Please visit our Centrum Gala page for information on the current year’s Gala festivities!

Passport to Dreams will feature fine dining and bidding on an array of auction items, from the precious to the practical. Returning auctioneer Laura Michalek will preside over the live auction and Fund-a-Dream—the paddle-raise to support the Centrum scholarship fund. You’ll enjoy traditional pleasures (Holland America Cruise raffle, Premier Desserts) and discover new ones (pack your passport!).

Brace yourself—exciting times ahead!




Luxury Travel Packages Designed by

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In a new partnership with Centrum, Adventure Artisans has crafted a suite of custom-designed travel experiences for the bidding pleasure of this year’s gala audience.

Invest the dollars in your travel budget on these trips and you will fulfill two needs with one deed. One, you will treat yourself to a unique and transformative travel experience. Two, you’ll support Centrum and our mission to promote creative experiences that change lives.

If you can’t attend the gala, please consider bidding by proxy. Contact Karen Gose Clemens at or call 360.385.3102 x132 for more information on bidding.

For questions regarding the following trips, contact Cheryl Cashman at Adventure Artisans directly at 360.316.9785 or toll-free at 844.554.6161. You may also send her an email.

SeaDream Yachting
7-Night Mediterranean Cruise


It’s yachting not cruising on the luxury yacht boutique ships of SeaDream. Hidden coves & harbors, broad teak decks, al fresco dining & personalized service defines the lifestyle aboard the two SeaDream yachts.

SeaDream Yacht Club is a family owned company. Established in 2001, SeaDream Yacht Club has achieved the industry’s highest accolades for its two innovative cruising mega yachts. SeaDream’s guests appreciate the one on one guest to service ratio for 112 pampered guests. Whatever you choose to do (or not to do, for that matter) during your yachting holiday, you will be experiencing one of the best vacation experiences at sea.

All of the guest rooms have an ocean view and the SeaDream experience is inclusive. Whether dining al fresco or in the salon, relaxing by the pool or enjoying a Spa treatment, playing a round of golf in the 30 course Golf Simulator or taking a mountain bike shore side and exploring the port of call, our guests know that they are experiencing the most personalized and pampered holiday at sea.

  • 7-night Mediterranean voyage of your choice
  • “Yacht Club” stateroom, Deck 3
  • Based on double occupancy
  • Includes port and tax fees
  • Valid from May 2017 – October 2017
  • Subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. Valid for one year from date of auction
  • Value: $17,800


Canyon Ranch
Tucson, Arizona


Learn how to feel your best every day, at every age. At Canyon Ranch you’ll find a depth of holistic, integrative medical care far beyond that at any other spa, and opportunities to establish healthy habits for life. The Canyon Ranch approach to medicine integrates the most effective Western and non-Western practices to provide the best comprehensive preventive care available. And where else can you spend 50 minutes with a top board-certified physician?

At their beautifully equipped Health & Healing Center, you can have a personalized physical evaluation as well as a full range of diagnostic services for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic disorders, sleep disorders and genomics testing.

Invigorate your body and mind through Wellness Programs, Fitness Programs, Healthy Nutritional Programs and Life Enhancement Programs. This desert oasis and spa is a life changing experience that will enrich your life.

  • 4-night stay in Deluxe Accommodation all-inclusive Canyon Ranch stay
  • $150 Gift Certificate per person for spa or sports and fitness and wellness activities
  • The winner of this auction may not transfer their certificate or extend beyond the validity dates
  • Reservations are accepted on a space availability basis and cancellations fees will apply
  • Holiday blackout dates apply, based on availability
  • Value: $8,800


Paul Gauguin Cruises
7-Night Society Island Cruise


Owned by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., the leader in French Polynesia luxury destination resorts, Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the award-winning luxury cruise ship the m/s Paul Gauguin, which provides an exceptional cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, the South Pacific, and Fiji.

Launched in 1998, the renowned, 5+-star m/s Paul Gauguin was built specifically to sail the waters of Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific and is the longest continually operating year-round luxury cruise ship in this enchanting destination. No other luxury ship in history has offered this level of single-destination focus and expertise on a year-round basis for such an extended period of time.

With more than 25 years of experience in the French Polynesian tourism market, Pacific Beachcomber is the country’s largest luxury hotel and cruise operator in the region. In addition to The Gauguin, Pacific Beachcomber operates seven award-winning hotels and is committed towards achieving environmental and social sustainability. Most recently, Pacific Beachcomber opened The Brando, an award-winning luxury eco-resort on the private island of Tetiaroa, on July 1, 2014.


  • Based on double occupancy
  • Cruise only – air is available at a reduced rate price
  • Valid for one year from the date of the event
  • Port, security and handling charges are additional
  • Confirm 60 days prior to embarkation, based on availability. Valid for one year from date of auction.
  • Value: $8,800


Four-Star – Red Carnation Hotels – 3 Nights or


The Red Carnation Hotels are the finest in the world of boutique hotels. Small and exquisite with all of the touches that make your stay in London one to remember. A family owned business keeps their customer relations personable. By listening to their clients they have client loyalty. Since 1950, this well-established hotel group strives to improve their service of excellence.

Auction Winner may choose either:

Egerton House Hotel – Knightsbridge (just a short walk from Harvey Nichols and Harrods). The hotel features its own private art collection, and all of the 28 guestrooms and suites are individually designed.

  • 3 night hotel stay Deluxe Room
  • English Breakfast for two each morning
  • Martini Master Class
  • £50 Food Credit towards Afternoon Tea or dinner
  • Tax Included
  • Subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. Valid for one year from date of auction.
  • Based on double occupancy

Milestone Hotel – located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

  • 3 night hotel stay Deluxe Room
  • English Breakfast for two each morning
  • Champagne Sabrage
  • £50 Food Credit towards Afternoon Tea or dinner
  • Tax Included
  • Based on double occupancy
  • Subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. Valid for one year from date of auction.
  • Value: £1600


Terranea Resort and Golf
South Bay, Los Angeles, CA


Terranea is a world unto itself where guests can discover a unique combination of setting, space and lifestyle. This Mediterranean-styled resort exudes classic Californian elegance in a natural setting on premier oceanfront coastline. Kayorkling, whale-watching, and hiking the natural preserve are a way of life, while painting-by-the-sea is part of the lifestyle. Feast on locally grown California cuisine at mar’sel or dine on the cliffs at Nelson’s and experience captivating sunsets. The dramatic 9-hole par-3 oceanfront golf course is a collection of 9 championship-caliber par-3 holes that will challenge the most avid golfer.

Terranea (terra-NAY-a) is a land unto itself. When you step onto our 102-acre private peninsula paradise, it’s like stepping into a whole new world – minutes from the bustle of Los Angeles. On three sides, you’re surrounded by the tranquil waves of the Pacific and across the channel is Catalina Island. The coastal setting of Terranea embraces its Mediterranean heritage and incorporates it into its architecture. From the resort lobby and outdoor gardens to private terraces and inviting courtyards with outdoor fireplaces, our carefully tended southern California family resort continues to evolve naturally over time.

  • 2 night stay in Ocean View room inclusive of resort fee and taxes
  • Valet Parking
  • Daily full breakfast for two in room guests
  • $100 USD resort or hotel credit to be utilized during stay. (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late—check-out subject to availability
  • Based on double occupancy
  • Value $1,750


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