2019 Open Hearts GALA

Lot 1: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Lot 2: Zadig et Voltaire

Lot 3: Michelle Dunaway Portrait Painting

Lot 4: Once-in-a-Lifetime New York Experience

Lot 5: Legends Of Napa Valley

Lot 6: Sports Treasure of San Francisco

Lot 7: Las Vegas with Terry Fator

Lot 8: Live and Let Die

Lot 9: The Kingdom Champagne Celebration

LOT 1: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Malibu dinner with the cast

Join Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman cast members: Jane Seymour (Dr. Michaela Quinn), Joe Lando (Byron Sully) and William Shockley (Hank Lawson) and their significant others for a magnificent dinner overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Jane’s Malibu estate.

You and five guests will enjoy a sumptuous dinner prepared by Jane’s personal chef –with organic ingredients directly from Jane’s garden.  This lucky group will hear tales from the Dr. Quinn set and have the opportunity to view the spectacular bridal costumes Dr. Mike and Sully wore for their iconic wedding.  The wedding gown, with yards of silk from India and antique Irish lace, is a true masterpiece.  The opulent piece of couture art was designed by Dr. Quinn Costume Mistress, Cheri Ingle with input from Jane’s good friend David Emmanuel, the designer of Diana, Princess of Wales’ wedding gown.  This evening will be a feast for the eyes and palate and one you will never forget!

Dinner for six (6) people at the Malibu Estate of Jane Seymour

Dinner guests include Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman cast members:
Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, William Shockley

Special private viewing of the wedding costumes worn by Jane Seymour and Joe Lando on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman episode “For Better or Worse: Part 2” which aired on May 20, 1995

Photos signed by Jane Seymour, Joe Lando and William Shockley

Donors: Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, William Shockley


LOT 2: Zadig et Voltaire
New York Fashion Week and Collaboration with Artist-in-Residence

Two VIP fashionistas will attend the Zadig et Voltaire September 2019 New York Fashion Week Show! In addition to sitting in front row seats, the fashionistas will be invited backstage to meet artistic director Cecilia Bönström and the Zadig team for a true VIP experience.  

As a VIP guest, you will be invited, prior to the show, to consult with the Zadig et Voltaire stylists to choose the perfect outfit with a $2,000 clothing allowance.  Most likely you will see some famous faces during your visit to the Zadig et Voltaire showroom.

But wait, the fashionista’s dream continues! Collaborate with Jormi, Zadig’s artist-in-residence, to customize a piece from Zadig’s selection of leather designs, from jackets to handbags, wallets and sneakers. Jormi, an artist with a bold graffiti-like style, will work with you to create a one-of-a-kind design.  

This Paris-based fashion house redefines modern femininity with wild, free and rock-fueled wardrobe essentials that embody the strength and sensuality found in the rough and undone. The company was founded by French fashion royalty, Thierry Gillier, the grandson of the Lacoste founder. Today, Thierry oversees Zadig et Voltaire with his artistic director wife, Cecilia Bönström.  Cecilia subscribes to a “less is more” philosophy and creates sumptuous collections that are highly fashionable but never fleeting.

Two (2) front row seats to the September 2019 New York Fashion Week Zadig et Voltaire Show

Styling session ($2,000 clothing allowance) with VIP Zadig et Voltaire stylists during fashion week 

One (1) customized leather piece (jacket, handbag, wallet or sneakers) by Zadig et Voltaire artist-in-residence Jormi

Donor: Zadig et Voltaire


LOT 3: Michelle Dunaway Portrait Painting
Sit for your portrait painting at Jane Seymour’s Malibu Home

Renowned portrait artist Michelle Dunaway will create a custom commissioned 20x16 oil portrait with hand-carved, gilded frame.  This commission is valued at $15,000.  This experience is extraordinary because you will travel to Jane Seymour’s private home where three custom-commissioned paintings of Jane’s family reside.  You will spend the afternoon enjoying a beautifully prepared lunch with Jane and Michelle from Jane’s spectacular organic garden.  After lunch, you will participate in a two-hour sitting with Michelle to begin the portrait.  In addition, Michelle will then complete a photo shoot with you and finish the portrait in her studio.  As the winner of this lot, you will choose the subject of the portrait.

Michelle Dunaway is an internationally recognized American artist whose paintings are revered for their bold brushwork yet sensitive portrayal of emotions that capture the human experience.  Her paintings have been exhibited in Paris, New York and Los Angeles.  Over multiple years, Dunaway has won top awards and honors in the Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition, which is considered the “Academy Awards” of portrait painting in the United States. In addition, her work has been featured in every major American art publication.  Dunaway’s paintings are highly sought after by distinguished collectors and displayed in prominent collections worldwide. www.dunawayfineart.com

One (1) 16x20 custom commissioned oil portrait by Michelle Dunaway

Lunch with Jane Seymour and Michelle Dunaway at the private residence of Jane Seymour.  You may bring up to three (3) additional guests for the lunch.

Donor: Michelle Dunaway, Jane Seymour


LOT 4: Once-in-a-lifetime New York Experience
LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, Carmen Marc Valvo Gowns, Overlook Central Park

Here’s how to arrive in NYC in style!  Take up residence for two couples in a spectacular two-bedroom luxury condominium at Trump International Hotel and Tower with stunning unobstructed views of Central Park. 

Next up, four lucky people will be the VIP guests of Executive Producer Michael Gelman at a taping of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan.  You will see what goes on behind the scenes at the studio.

Then you move on to the fashionista’s dream…experience couture design at its finest!  Designer to the stars (think Catherine Zeta Jones, Katie Couric, Vanessa Williams, etc.) Carmen Marc Valvo will welcome you to his opulent atelier in the heart of the New York Fashion District.  With oodles of champagne, Carmen will fit two lovely ladies with a spectacular couture gown.

The dream continues as the foursome is welcomed at Van Cleef & Arpels where they are invited to an exclusive lunch, prepared on-site by Chef Daniel Boulud's Feast & Fétes, on the private third floor of the New York Flagship recently re-created by the Jouin Manku Studio and featured in Architectural Digest.  The group will dine in a spectacular private room overlooking Fifth Avenue.  This sumptuous room boasts a chandelier made up of 744 curved and beveled pieces of glass that bathes the space in a soft glow. After lunch, enjoy a private tour of the Maison and a private viewing of Van Cleef & Arpels’ finest jewelry and timepiece creations. 

Two (2) night stay in a two-master suite condominium at

Trump International Hotel and Tower 

Four (4) guests will visit the set of Live! with Kelly and Ryan As the VIP guests of Executive Producer Michael Gelman

Two (2) couture gowns from Carmen Marc Valvo with private fitting

FOUR (4) guests will enjoy a VIP tour of Van Cleef & Arpels with private lunch prepared on-site by Chef Daniel Boulud’s Feast & Fétes 

Condominium is not available during New York Fashion Week, holidays and is subject to availability by the owners

Visit to the set of Live with Kelly and Ryan is subject to scheduling availability

Donors: Carmen Marc Valvo, Brian and Denise Cobb, Michael Gelman, LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, Van Cleef & Arpels


LOT 5: Legends of Napa Valley
Dine at Gina Gallo and Jean-Charles Boisset’s spectacular hilltop home… former home of legendary Robert Mondavi

Eight lucky couples will enjoy a Michelin-star dinner at Gina Gallo and Jean-Charles Boisset’s iconic home overlooking California’s gorgeous Napa Valley.  This spectacular estate was the long-time home of Robert and Margrit Mondavi.

The dinner will revolve around a “philanthropy through the generations” theme and be prepared by multiple Michelin-star recipient Chef Roland Passot of La Folie in San Francisco.  Gina and Jean-Charles and their good friends Rob and Lydia Mondavi will select treasures from their family wine cellars to pair with the sumptuous dinner.

Each couple will receive a magnum of Raymond Vineyards Generations Cabernet Sauvignon from the private cellar of Jean-Charles Boisset that will be signed by all dinner hosts. 


Dinner hosts include:

Gina Gallo: Winemaker and granddaughter of iconic winemaker Julio Gallo. 

Jean-Charles Boisset: French-born vintner/proprietor of Boisset Collection which operates 24 wineries in California, France and Canada. 

Robert Mondavi, Jr.: Fourth generation winemaker and grandson of legendary Robert Mondavi

Lydia Mondavi: Beauty entrepreneur and wife of Robert Mondavi, Jr.

Jane Seymour: Actress and daughter of Mieke Frankenberg, the inspiration for the Open Hearts Foundation

Chef Roland Passot: Multiple Michelin-star recipient and chef/owner of La Folie in San Francisco

Please note, a luxury coach will be provided for the evening with departure from and return to a host hotel near the Gallo Boisset residence.  The luxury host hotel will provide negotiated rates for winning couples.


LOT 6: Sports Treasure of San Francisco
Bat with the San Francisco Giants and have lunch with Olympic Gold Medalist Brian Boitano

San Francisco is a treasure by the Bay and home to iconic sports heroes!  Four lucky people will enjoy VIP Premium Lower Box seats at a home game of the multi-World Series winning San Francisco Giants.  But the fun starts before the game when the VIP guests get a pregame field visit!  

The fun continues with a lunch with Olympic Gold medalist in Men’s Ice Skating, Brian Boitano and Franc D’Ambrosio.  Franc, also a San Francisco treasure, is the longest running Phantom of the Opera.  Open Hearts Foundation Board member, Arlene Inch and Executive Director, Elaine Mellis will host the group for lunch at The Battery.   The Battery is an exclusive members-only club that caters to the area’s tech elite and bills itself as “a living social experiment.”

And your San Francisco home for two nights will be two Park View King Suites at Hotel VIA overlooking Oracle Park Stadium home of the San Francisco Giants.  With this view, you may never want to leave your suite!  In addition, Hotel VIA has reserved a cabana for six guests on their stunning rooftop deck for one evening.  The cabana will be equipped with a bottle of sparkling wine and a sumptuous charcuterie spread.  You will marvel at the spectacular view and the sheer beauty of the San Francisco skyline!  Hotel VIA is a brand new hotel in the South Beach district of San Francisco.  Their dedication to the environment, technology and the highest level of personalized service creates a guest experience beyond boutique.

Two (2) night stay in two (2) Park View Suites at Hotel VIA San Francisco. This stay is based on availability from February 11, 2019 – August 31, 2019 only.  Blackout dates may apply but not limited to holidays.  

Four (4) Premium Lower Box tickets and a pregame field visit. Excludes Opening Day, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees series.

Four (4) people hosted for lunch at The Battery with Brian Boitano and Franc D’Ambrosio

Donor: San Francisco Giants, Hotel VIA, Brian Boitano, Franc D’Ambrosio, Arlene Inch, Elaine Mellis


LOT 7: Las Vegas with Terry Fator!
Enjoy Las Vegas with Headlining Ventriloquist Terry Fator

A very lucky pair will be VIP guests at the Las Vegas Show with singer, comedian, ventriloquist and celebrity impressionist Terry Fator of “America’s Got Talent” at The Mirage. They will be invited backstage for a meet and greet with Terry. But wait, the fun continues, Terry and his wife Angie will host the lucky pair to dinner at one of the sumptuous dining establishments in The Mirage.

The adventure continues when the pair is hosted to a fly-over the Las Vegas strip at night with Maverick helicopters! And during their stay they will have the opportunity to visit the Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage.

For two nights, the couple will be hosted at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in a Tower Suite. The lucky pair will be hosted to a $500 food and beverage credit to keep them nourished for what is going to be a busy two days!

Two (2) VIP Tickets to the Terry Fator Show

Two (2) people will Meet & Greet pre-show with Terry Fator in his private dressing room including a professional photo with Terry Fator

Dinner with Terry & Angie Fator (Pre- or Post-show depending on Terry Fator’s schedule)

Two (2) night stay in a Tower Suite at The Mirage hotel & casino with $500 food & beveraage credit

Entrance for two (2) people to Secret Garden/Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage Hotel & Casino during stay

Fly Over the Las Vegas Strip at Night with Maverick Helicopters for two (2) people

Donor: Terry Fator

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LOT 8: Live and Let Die
An artistic and psychic rendition of a Bond classic

Live and Let Die, the eighth film in the James Bond series, was Jane Seymour’s first major role.  Jane was cast as Solitaire, a psychic tarot card reader who was a virgin and lost her powers when she lost her virginity to Bond.

Renowned film poster and fine artist, Chris Dellorco of Dellorco Fine Art, created a one-of-one hand-painted portrait of Jane Seymour as Solitaire.  The custom-framed portrait is sized at 24x20 and the medium is oil and gold leaf on canvas. The fair market value is $7,000.

Australian sacred art maker, Nina Ventura, has created a spectacular one-of-one sculpture titled “Portrait of Solitaire.”  This beautiful piece is painted with gold acrylic and covered in velvet and vintage lace.  Nina has recreated Solitaire’s exotic headdress with an exquisite array of ornate red and green crystals. The fair market value is $5,000.

From Jane Seymour’s movie archives, a “Live and Let Die” movie poster signed by Jane Seymour.

Like Solitaire, Los Angeles-based Heather Auble is a clairvoyant tarot psychic and medium.  She works with high¬profile celebrity clients and consults with the Los Angeles Police Department on investigations.  Heather will gift the winner of this lot with a 60-minute psychic reading.

One (1) Solitaire portrait painting by Chris Dellorco of Dellorco Fine Art

One (1) vintage torso titleD “Portrait of Solitaire” by Nina Ventura of Mannequin Moods

One (1) “Live and Let Die” poster signed by Jane Seymour

One (1) 60-minute psychic reading with Heather Auble

Donors: Chris Dellorco, Dellorco Fine Art, Nina Ventura, Mannequin Moods, Jane Seymour, Heather Auble

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LOT 9: The Kingdom
Judith Leiber Open Hearts Champagne Celebration

The Kingdom in Calabasas is a luxury shoe and handbag destination.  The ultra high-end boutique, brainchild of Jason Salstein and David Lipp, is meant to resemble someone’s fantasy apartment.  The atelier is anything but basic with its velvet pink couches, shagreen and chinoise-printed wallpaper, mauve carpeting and Carrara-Calacutta marble. FANTASTIC! 

Jason and David will gift the winner with a Judith Leiber Fizzy Champagne Crystal Clutch.  Judith Leiber bags are red carpet staples and this new classic mixes modern style with old Hollywood glamour.

To continue the sparkle, the Open Hearts Foundation is including a beautiful one-carat Open Hearts by Jane Seymour diamond necklace set in 14kt yellow gold with matching chain.

But, the glamour continues!  The winner of this lot will be hosted to their very own “Shop for the Cause” Champagne party.  Shop with your friends and 20% of the proceeds from your party will go back to the Open Hearts Foundation to be distributed to tonight’s grantees.  After your shopping, The Kingdom will host you and your friends to sumptuous sushi at the renowned Shibuya in Calabasas.  This intimate Japanese restaurant is known for some of the best sushi in Southern California.

One (1) Judith Leiber Fizzy Champagne Crystal Clutch

One (1) Jane Seymour diamond necklace with approximately one-carat of diamonds and gold chain

Champagne shopping party at The Kingdom 20% of shopping proceeds will be donated to the Open Hearts Foundation

One (1) $300 gift certificate to Shibuya

Donors: The Kingdom, Open Hearts Foundation


Please contact Elaine Mellis with any questions, or to inquire about absentee bidding: elaine@openheartsfoundation.org

Auctioneer Keith McLane is one of the country’s preeminent fundraising auctioneers and special appeal/fund-a-need experts and the founder of KLM Auctions. Since 1995, he has specialized in organizing and conducting world-class charity and fundraising auctions from Honolulu to New York City. Keith holds an MBA from The UCLA Anderson School of Management and is a graduate of the world-famous Missouri Auction School.

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