Items to Bid On!

auction booklet cover

Click on the auction booklet cover to view a PDF of this year's auction booklet, distributed by backpacks on March 26. Grab that highlighter and read through all the incredible offerings. Here are a few favorites!








Great for Groups

L217 Home Cooked Artisan Pizza Party by OATH

Two time winner of the International Pizza Expo and Founder of OATh Craft Pizza, Doug Ferriman will cook artisan pizza for you and 10 of your friends at your home in Marblehead or surrounding area. His only requirement is two six-foot tables and a Weber grill or similar. Also included is beer from Great Falls Brewing Company. Choose from IPAs, Brown Ales, Wheat beers, Porters, Lagers and Stouts. One month’s notice is needed for beer delivery. Time/date to be mutually agreed upon. 

Q34 Shopping Night at Irresistibles

Gather your girlfriends for a Girls Night Out shopping event at Irresistibles! Enjoy wine and appetizers from Shubies while stylists Liz Greenlaw Gill ’89 and Rosa Shuman help you shop for your perfect summer attire. And, everything you purchase that night will benefit Tower! Attendees will enjoy a 10% discount on their purchase and Irresistibles will donate 10% of the proceeds back to Tower. Limited to 10 participants. Date in April or May 2019 to be selected by the winner.

Q36 Yaymaker Cookie Decorating Class

Get your creative on with this Yaymaker cookie decorating class for up to 15 friends at your home. An experienced host brings cookies, icing, instruction and designs—and you leave with gorgeous sugar cookies almost too pretty to eat.

Q37 Girls Night Out at the Spa

Girls night for 4 at uGlow Med Spa in Marblehead! Includes a CooLifting procedure and laser hair removal treatment for each person. Beverages and light appetizers also included.

Q39 Floral Arranging Class at Lumiere Lauren

Make that flower party when you and 5 friends set up for a private floral arranging and design class at Lumiere Lauren. Lauren will provide all tools, flowers and instruction – and you can provide the (adult, if you wish) beverages, snacks and GNO energy! On an agreed upon weekday evening, or a midday Sunday can be arranged.

Q52 Time Machine to Kindergarten

Remember Magna Tiles? Playstix? Tinker toys? Of course you do! And so do your kids, who would likely relish the chance to invite their entire grade to join the kindergarten teachers for a special “Come Back to kindergarten” breakfast and playtime in their classrooms. To be enjoyed before the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

Q93 Private Screening at the Warwick

Skip the line at the Warwick Cinema and enjoy a private 10am screening in either the small (more cozy) or large (more peeps) theater with your choice of either a personal DVD or either of the current releases playing. Popcorn and drinks are provided and the winner can have his/her name displayed on the marquee! For use before Oct 31, 2019, and to be booked at least 21 days in advance.

Q117 Adventures with RIBCRAFT

Spend an afternoon with RIBCRAFT in Marblehead. Learn how the boats are made with a factory tour and then spend time on the water in a RIBCRAFT or 2! Includes a high-speed trip to Manchester for ice cream. Good for 4-6 people, available June-October.

L201 One Spa-ctacular Dayle's!

10 girlfriends went to a fabulous local spa for magical mini- treatments paired with tasty appetizers, sweet treats, wine and bubbly, and then giddily talked about it for months. It remains unclear if they ever returned home. To be redeemed on a mutually agreed upon Monday evening from 6–8pm during the months of January, February and March of 2020.

L216 Dinner and Wine Pairing at Ledger

Four course dinner, with wine pairing, for 6 people at Ledger Restaurant in Salem. Date of your choosing: Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evening. Gratuity not included. Any alcohol on top of the wine pairings is not included.

L200 Pool Party at Tower with Hot Dogs and Terry's Ice Cream Truck

Suit up for some fun in the sun at a Tower pool party for up to 30 people, complete with all-you-can-eat hogs dogs with toppings galore AND a visit from Terry’s Ice Cream truck! The party will be for 2 hours and the pool will be staffed with 2 lifeguards. Package redeemable anytime on weekends or after 4:30pm on weekdays from July to mid-August of 2019. Date to be mutually agreed upon with Tower School.

Alumni Offerings

Q12 Two Eight Four Weddings and Event Planning, Tamar Salter Frieze ‘95

Get your party off the ground with a 4-hour event planning and design consultation with Tower alum and best in the biz, Tamar Salter Frieze ’95, who is recognized throughout Boston. Tamar will help you define a vision, budget and timeline for your special event. Planning and design prep include 2–3 design storyboard presentations and a tailored list of recommended vendors.
Value: $1,000

Q13 and Q94 Seaweed Studio, Paige Connolly Minshall ‘95

Q13: You may have seen Seaweed Studio’s whimsical creations around town or for sale at Shubies, here’s your chance to spread seaside pride with this array of goods hand-printed with local motifs, including a luxe Turkish towel and 3 dishcloths, a youth unisex t-shirt, a youth girl’s tank, and a 5/6 youth sweatshirt and matching adult sweatshirt. Twinning!
Value: $200

Q94: Tower alum and Seaweed Studio Owner Page Minshall ’96 will teach a group of 5-8 kids (8 years old and up) how to tie-dye their own t-shirt. Page will provide t-shirts, tie-dye material and instruction at the location of your party.
Value: priceless

Q30 Rumson’s Rum Package, Sig Orne ‘80

Cheers to Rumson’s Rum of Salem, a local outfit that expertly blends and finishes the finest barrel-aged Caribbean rums, distilled from molasses and aged in bourbon barrels. This rum basket includes Rumson’s signature, spiced, coffee and Grand Reserve rums, along with a chino cotton cap and some fun, piratey swag.
Value: $165

Q114 Bruins Tickets, Brad Robie ‘88

Ice, ice, ice, that is! Catch the Bruins in action with 2 tickets 12 rows up at a mid-week game in November or December 2019 and score free valet parking while you’re at it! 
Value: $336

L206 Hydrangea Painting, Emma Garfield ‘08

Original oil painting by Emma Garfield ’08. Similar in color to the other original hydrangea painting featured throughout the fall in Tower’s new gallery space, this hydrangea painting is 24” in diameter and painted on a unique, high-quality, primed and beveled canvas by Fredrix. This painting will be an exclusive edition, and no reproductions will be printed.

L214 Custom Parlor Skis, Alison Spring ‘95

There is nothing like carving a turn on a pair of skis that you made yourself; and during this class you work closely with the craftsman, designers and engineers at Parlor to build a ride that you can truly take pride in. Custom 3-day workshop to build custom graphic skis at Parlor Skis. Package includes design time with graphic designer, classes, skis and bindings.

Q27, Q28, Q29, Dining in Boston, Chris Himmel '92

Thanks to Chris Himmel for securing the following donations:

Dinner at Grill 23
Brandt family beef, New England seafood, seasonal produce, decadent desserts, a world-class wine list, outstanding service and warm hospitality. A truly American experience. Enjoy dinner for 2 at Grille 23 in Boston, not to exceed $200, tax and gratuity not included.

Not Your Average P.O. Box
Site of the former Back Bay Post Office, Post 390 offers a contemporary tavern experience and seasonally inspired dishes in two distinct atmospheres – casually sophisticated downstairs and a more refined urban dining room on the second floor. Enjoy dinner for 2 and a fireside experience worth writing home about. Valued for up to $150 not including tax and gratuity.

Dinner at Harvest
Bring your appetite to harvest in Cambridge, an old stomping ground of Julia Child’s, and enjoy contemporary New England cuisine focused on the region’s freshest ingredients. We recommend going in the summer to enjoy their outdoor patio. Dinner not to exceed $150, tax and gratuity not included.

L220 Ride in a Police Car, Eric Osattin '93

What if you really could call the police and have your son or daughter whisked off in a police car? Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime experience! A Marblehead police officer will pick up your child and a friend (in Marblehead, Salem or Swampscott) and drive them to school or another event in Marblehead. Date to be agreed upon with Sargeant Osattin.

Q5 Custom Sport Coat, Katherine Bracken ‘92, Jessica Hyde ‘95

Character and confidence – in a sport coat. That’s what you can expect when you have one custom-made at Blank Label, a couture menswear outfit offering distinctive styles handmade- to-order by garment specialists. Book your fitting appointment online and redeem by October 1, 2019.
Value: $650

Q118 Golf at Kernwood, Brendt D'Orio '91

Your trio will join member and Tower parent Brendt D’Orio ’91 for a round of golf (with carts) at kernwood Country Club on a Friday to be mutually agreed upon. Golfing will work up your appetite so this package includes your choice of lunch before- hand or dinner afterwards in the clubhouse.

Q34 Shopping Night at Irrestibles with Liz Greenlaw Gill '89

Gather your girlfriends for a Girls Night Out shopping event at Irresistibles! Enjoy wine and appetizers from Shubies while stylists Liz Greenlaw Gill ’89 and Rosa Shuman help you shop for your perfect summer attire. And, everything you purchase that night will benefit Tower! Attendees will enjoy a 10% discount on their purchase and Irresistibles will donate 10% of the proceeds back to Tower. Limited to 10 participants. Date in April or May 2019 to be selected by the winner.

Q91 Active Healing, Sarge Goodchild '93

Sarge Goodchild '93, Founder and Executive Director of Active Healing in Beverly, believes in taking an active role in the pursuit of your own health and well-being or that of your child. Over the past 22 years, Sarge has been helping parents recover the health of their children diagnosed with autism, learning disabilities, attachment and bonding disorders among others using a process known as neurological reorganization. The focus of his work at Active Healing has been teaching parents how to reorganize different areas of the brain using specific developmental movement. Explore the benefits of Active Healing with this $100 gift card.

Q18 $1,000 to ducduc, Nan Philip '08

Nan Philip '08 works in public relations in the home/interior design space. One of her clients is ducduc, a company that makes chic, conscientiously constructed and eco-friendly modern children’s furniture. Ducduc has generously donated this $1,000 gift certificate to be used on a piece of their custom furniture  (within one year of the auction).

From the company: Every ducduc piece is born in a tiny town in northwest Connecticut in their 1890’s restored production facility. All ducduc furniture is hand crafted by master builders with attention to detail and quality that ensures it will last for years to come (through spills, slumber parties, late-night homework, and all of the other madness that comes along with being a kid). Each ducduc piece is made to order and that means it is made just for your family and your style. Does your kid love pink? Surprise them with drawer interiors that match their favorite crayola crayon (or your favorite benjamin moore paint color).

All of our low-voc hand rubbed finishes are artisan applied to solid wood frames (no mdf here). We think of things like ouchless drawer glides, so your kid’s fingers stay safe and you can worry less about bandaids and more about exactly how you explain where babies come from. Ah, parenthood.