The Society of Foreign Consuls in New York

 extends most sincere thanks to all of our donors for their

very generous contributions to


The Second Night for the Children Gala


to benefit


the international children’s programs of




The Nelson Mandela Foundation


Silent auction bidding will remain open until 9:30 p.m.


Sur-Prize Balloons (with a $3000 AeroMexico trip for 2 to Mexico!)

will be available, along with Raffle Tickets,

from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Please look for the ladies with the gold & white balloons.


Good luck and happy bidding


Silent Auction Lots 


LOT #1

Relax in Santiago for three nights

LanChile will whisk you and a friend away to Santiago to relax and revive your spirits and spend three nights at the luxurious Hotel Kennedy, featuring the international Restaurant Aquarium.


Estimated value: $4000

Donor(s): LanChile, Hotel Kennedy, Consulate General of Chile


LOT #2

Hand-signed African Journal

Called “the best African Wildlife book ever to be produced”, this stunning Horst Klemm African Journal (signed by the author) is on the bookshelves of the UK’s Queen Elizabeth, UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, South African President Thabo Mbeki. Why not on yours?


Estimated value: $250

Donor(s): Hanna, Consulate General of South Africa


LOT #3

Air transportation for 2 to Paris

Let US Airways fly you and your guest round-trip in Envoy Class from the United States to romantic Paris, one of their nine European destinations. Why not combine with Lot 4 and make it an excuse to visit the divine Principality of Monaco?



Estimated value: $10000

Donor(s): US Airways

LOT #4

Experience the Enchantment of Monaco

Get yourself and a friend to Nice and we’ll take it from there! Stay with a friend for four-nights at the deluxe sea-side resort, Le Meridien Beach Plaza, and relax on the hotel’s own private beach!

Receive royal treatment throughout your stay with your two VIP memberships to Le Club Diamant Rouge de Monaco, which includes a spectacular helicopter transfer between Nice and Monaco, preferential treatment in Monaco’s many boutiques and restaurants and much more.


Estimated value: $2500

Donor(s): Le Meridien Beach Plaza, Monaco Government Tourist Office


LOT #5

Valentino Evening handbag

Choose any occasion in your social calendar to walk out with this elegant slim, beaded evening handbag by Valentino. Who else…?


Estimated value: $1600

Donor(s): Valentino USA, Inc

LOT #6

RUSH, RUSH, RUSH Rush Hour 2

Take nine friends to a special advance screening of the sequel to the hilarious Jackie Chan & Chris Tucker action-comedy hit, Rush Hour. But before you rush off, check out the original feature - and a selection of videos like Austin Powers and Frequency - and don’t forget to wear your Lord of the Rings T-shirts!


Estimated value: $275

Donor(s): New Line Cinema


LOT #7

Internet Empowerment for Dummies!

Let James Bonds show you how to navigate the world wide web - with this Executive Training Course. One-on-one desktop coaching for Internet navigational skill building. BoardRoom Presentations is an Internet Power Company providing skills to Fortune 500 clients, educational and non-profit organizations. 2 x 2 hour sessions (four hours total). N.B. The successful bidder must complete a needs analysis!!!


Estimated value: $1000

Donor(s): James Bonds, BoardRoom Presentations


LOT #8

Don’t forget your man!

This stunning selection of 100% silk neckties made in the USA for Ike Behar New York is just the gift. We present six ties (retail value $75 each) in the latest fashion patterns and designs from the world’s largest tie maker, Superba, Inc - proudly and beautifully USA-made!


Estimated value: $450                

Donor(s): Superba, Inc


LOT #9

Your ticket to Central America…

Grupo TACA  will fly you from New York to any destination in Central America: Guatemala, Costa Rica, Belize, Panama, Nicaragua or… need we say more!

Estimated value: $500

Donor(s): Grupo TACA, Consulate General of Guatemala

LOT #10

Feel the luxury of Pashmina & Silk...

For any cool evening occasion, this fashionable and elegant black Pashmina scarf worked in gold thread by New York-based designer, Anand Jon, will warm you up! It is complimented by a gorgeous black velvet evening clutch purse.


Estimated value: $900

Donor(s): Anand Jon, Consulate General of India


LOT #11

The Hotel of Choice for the Diplomatic Community...

Treat yourself and a guest to a weekend for two at New York’s best known Hotel, the Waldorf=Astoria on Manhattan’s Park Ave. Take a stroll to the nearby 57th Street boutiques, or see a Broadway show. You might simply choose to relax in the Bull & Bear or dine at Peacock Alley or Oscars, all located at the Hotel of choice for discerning New York visitors.


Estimated value: $600

Donor(s): Waldorf=Astoria Hotel & Towers


LOT #12

A graduation or new job coming up for the man in your life??

Another stunning selection of 100% silk neckties made in the USA for Ike Behar New York is the perfect gift. We are pleased to present six ties (retail value $75 each) from the world’s largest tie maker, Superba, Inc - proudly USA-made!


Estimated value: $450                

Donor(s): Superba, Inc




LOT #13

Tasting lunch for two at Daniel...and Champagne!

Reserve a special occasion to lunch at New York’s ritziest dining establishment. Treat a guest to a the five-course tasting menu at Daniel. But before you go, enjoy The Second Night for the Children’s signature Champagne - a magnum of Champagne Paul Goerg Blanc de Blancs MV Premier Cru.


Estimated value: $235

Donor(s): Daniel Boulud, Champagne Paul Goerg (Mario Rinaldi)


LOT #14

Gorgeous Moo Roo ‘Austin Powers’ handbag

You’ll love your stunning Austin Powers satin handbag featuring Italian metallic brocade. Designed for the Spring 2001 collection and signed by Mary Norton.


Estimated value: $515

Donor(s): MooRoo Handbags

LOT #15

Did we mention the ties???

Yet more gorgeous 100% silk neckties made in the USA for Ike Behar New York. A half-dozen hand-finished silk ties (retail value $75 each) from the Summer 2001 collection of the world’s largest - and best - necktie maker, Superba, Inc.


Estimated value: $450                

Donor(s): Superba, Inc

LOT #16

Haircut & style by Jacques Dessange

Indulge in a hair makeover at Jacques Dessange, the official hair stylist and make-up artist for the Cannes Film Festival, the Rolland Garros Tennis Open, and the US Open players. Includes style and haircut at the Park Avenue, NYC location.


Estimated value: $115

Donor(s): Jacques Dessange, New York

LOT #17

Game, set & match with cutie Pat Rafter...

Speaking of the US Open, enjoy this framed, autographed photograph of two-time US Open winner, Patrick Rafter. And while you’re in the mood for tennis, get out and play with a friend and your kids - we’ve added Prince racquets and tennis balls.


Estimated value: $250

Donor(s): Leslie Allen & Young Tennis Divas of Harlem, New York


LOT #18

Enjoy the treasures of Egypt...

Fly Business Class on EgyptAir from New York to Cairo (& return) to discover the secrets of the Pharaohs, travel the Nile or sight-see at the famed Pyramids.


Estimated value: $4000

Donor(s): EgyptAir

LOT #19

Professional Makeover by Artist to the Stars - Diane Stevens

Let Diane Stevens of Natural Face New York transform you. Diane is one of film & TV’s best-known makeup artists who has worked with Natalie Cole, James Earl Jones, Kim Bassinger, Michelle Pfieffer and on Daytime Emmys, Regis & Kathy Lee and many international TV & magazine ads. (Makeup application only.)


Estimated value: $750                

Donor(s): Diane Stevens, Natural Face New York

LOT #20

Traditional Indonesian love puppets

Rama & Shinta, wooden (shadow) puppets from the popular Indonesian legend, the story of Mahabarata, are a symbol of everlasting love. These delightful puppets come in a boxed set of five, so children can share with friends.

Estimated value: $300    

Donor(s): H.E. Consul General Mr I. Gusti Ngurah Swetja, Consulate General of Indonesia


LOT #21

The very latest, très chic Gianfranco Ferre Evening Bag

You’ll be the envy of your friends! Be the first to boast the newest and chicest silk and crocodile evening bag from Italian style-setter, Gianfranco Ferre, in drop-dead gorgeous pink!

Estimated value: $875              

Donor(s): Gianfranco Ferre Boutique, 845 Madison Avenue, New York


LOT #22

Pretty as a Picture - Audrey Hepburn - UNICEF Ambassador

Recently named the most beautiful woman of all time, Audrey Hepburn was not just a lovely face and a great actress, she also dedicated much of her time to helping the world’s children through her work as an Ambassador for UNICEF. Talented US artist Juliet McClain captures her inner beauty in this original oil on canvas (16” x 20”), fully framed and ready to hang.

Estimated value: $750              

Donor(s): Juliet McClain, Artfinesse

LOT #23

Step out in style

This unique and stylish sterling silver buckle featuring our evening’s theme - cherubs - sets off a top-quality hand-crafted black Italian leather belt (small size - 28”).

Estimated value: $285                

Donor(s): Lyn Gaylord Accessories, New York

LOT #24

Drinks for a Summer Party

Stock your wet bar or serve your friends! A great international selection of alcoholic beverages featuring Canadian Ice Wine (Magnotta) to cool you down in August, and we have added delicious liqueur treats from India, Finland, Mexico & Australia.

Estimated value: $200

Donor(s): Consulates General of Canada, India, Australia and Finland


LOT #25

Discover the beauty and grandeur of South Africa

Fly with a friend on South African Airways from NY to Johannesburg (and return!) to discover the magic of this vast and beautiful land. South African Tourism will provide luxury accommodation for 7nights/8 days (incl. airport transfers).

Estimated value: $10000 

Donor(s): South African Airways, South African Tourism


LOT #26

Autographed Aussie Literature
Enjoy the latest books from multi-award-winning Australian authors. Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey, Shirley Hazzard, Lily Brett, David Rankin and Richard Flanagan have all signed their literary treasures. There’s even a signed cook book featuring a contribution from Australian Consul General, Michael Baume. Priceless!!

Estimated value: $650

Donor(s): The authors!


LOT #27

Magnificent Lois Hill Jewellery

Handcrafted by Indonesian artists in Lois Hill’s socially responsible production workshops in Indonesia, comes this unique Sterling Silver necklace and earring set.

Estimated value: $450                

Donor(s): Lois Hill Accessories

LOT #28

Did you pick up some ties???

Our final offering of even more gorgeous 100% silk neckties made in the USA for Ike Behar New York. These six hand-finished ties are from the Summer 2001 collection of the world’s largest tie maker, Superba, Inc.

Estimated value: $450

Donor(s): Superba, Inc

LOT #29

Collectible Remington Bronze

Add a touch of the ‘Wild West’ to your study or den with this magnificent Bronze Remington statue, Man on a Horse.

Estimated value: $500    

Donor(s): Graeme Chambers

LOT #30

Sayonara, New York

Leave your cares behind as you and a friend depart on Japan Airlines to explore this unique and fascinating land. (Two round-trip economy tickets.)

Estimated value: $2400              

Donor(s): Japan Airlines


But that’s not all!

            Our Silent Auction Table 

                        has some added surprises!!!

Raffle Prizes

Look for the gold balloons - Each ticket only $20...Good luck!

Drawing will take place after 9:30pm on Wednesday, June 6, 2001.

Winners need not be present and will be notified.

Prizes are non-transferable, not refundable and are subject to availability, terms,

limitations and stipulations of donors.


Grand Prize: A Passage to India  

Be treated like a Maharajah!

You and a friend fly Executive Class (round-trip) from New York to London & India.

Courtesy:  Air India

Then spend a total of 7 nights for two at the superb Taj Hotels and Resorts in Mumbai, Goa and Cochin.

Courtesy : TAJ  Hotels, Resorts & Palaces


First Prize: London Calling

Tally ho! Two Club Class tickets (round-trip) to London from New York on British Airways.

Courtesy:   British Airways

Other raffle prizes include:

Clothing from the Greg Norman Collection                              A case of assorted fine Australian Wines


Champagne Paul Goerg                           Luxury gift from Bernardaud, fine French designer porcelain


Framed Sterling Silver plaque from Italy                                      A case of assorted fine wines from New  Zealand


A case of Vanberg & DeWulf’s top fermented Duvel Speciale Belgian Ale 


Brewery Ommegang’s limited edition, bottle-conditioned Scaldis Magnum


Deluxe Pevonia Facial                                                Lunch for two at  Bukhara Grill, fine Indian cuisine


A pair of Tiffany Rock Cut crystal votive candleholders


A basket full of specialty food & gifts to “make you feel all right”

courtesy the Jamaican Tourist Board

                                                                                                                                                ...and much, much more...



Live Auction Lots 

LOT #1

No more battling to get a table with a view at Windows on the World, as Windows on the
         World is coming to your home
! Gather special guests and let Executive Chef Michael Lomonaco himself take you on a culinary journey beyond your dreams as he and his team prepare a dinner for eight in your home. From New York’s “21,” The Food Network’s “Michael’s Place” to Discovery Channel’s “Epicurious Television” series and now your home ... all of the ingredients are included for your spectacular tasting dinner!

                And the fun continues… as Christopher Cree, the 14th American to become Master of Wine in the US (only 235 worldwide!), joins Chef Michael Lomonaco to take you and your guests through a celebration of the palate. Consultant and wine educator for American Express, The Food Network, the Wall Street Journal, Georgio Armani and many others, he will now guide you through an assortment of fine vintage wines to compliment Chef Lomonaco’s superb cuisine. What an extravaganza!

Estimated value: $5000

Donor(s): Chef Michael Lomonaco of Windows on the World, Christopher Cree, Master of Wine, Clinton Wine & Gourmet

LOT #2

They might be out of the playoffs, but the Knicks still reign supreme in New York
        ers’ hearts!!! Shoot high to become the owner of this collector’s item - a Spalding NBA quality leather basketball, signed by all the New York Knicks from the 2000-2001 season.

Estimated value: Priceless brag value - or $250!

Donor(s): Luc Longley & the New York Knicks

LOT #3

Join the esteemed company of Mr Nelson Mandela, South African President Thabo Mbeki,
    and the beloved Three Tenors - Pavarotti, Domingo & Carreras. Become the owner of this solid gold elephant sculpture, the last of six pieces in this very limited edition collection.

                This exquisite work in 24ct gold measures approx. 4” x 2.5”, weighs approx. 150g and is housed in a perspex presentation box. Should this precious piece attain its reserve price of $US50,000, a percentage will be donated to the WWF SA for conservation.

                Estimated value: $US50,000 reserve. This item will be passed in if reserve is not met.

            Donor(s): Greg Hanna, Hanna of South Africa


LOT #4

The gold rush continues... this stunning solid gold necklace, featuring garnet & gold beads,
        delicately woven into a gold wire mesh, forms a dramatic collar. A combination of fine 24ct & 22ct yellow gold (weight approx. 365.5g), it is an award-winning piece from AngloGold’s Riches of Africa 2001 collection. This annual competition serves as a showcase for Africa’s jewelry design talent and technical expertise, established to stimulate the blossoming gold jewelry industry of Africa. Designed by Noeline Kruger, a 3rd year jewelry design student in Cape Town, she won the top prize in the amateur category, with this design which was influenced by the dress style of the people of Namibia, and the texture of Namibian textiles.

                The award-winning items from which this piece is drawn demonstrates both the beauty and versatility of gold. The world-class Riches of Africa collection, reflecting the richness, the ingenuity and the diversity of the African design aesthetic, will be exhibited throughout the world in the coming years.

                Estimated value: Inestimable!

            Donor(s): AngloGold Limited.

LOT #5

Okay. So you missed out on the gourmet dinner and wines; the basketball; the precious
          gold pieces. What about sex? Have your own private lunch with three friends AND the internationally renowned sex therapist, Dr. Ruth. Talk, laugh and you might even learn something about your innermost neuroses - and you’ll feel oh, so much better!!!

                    Estimated value: Priceless!

                Donor(s): Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer


LOT #6

We fibbed!! But this IS your last chance to bid on a basketball signed by the NY Knicks.

                Estimated value: Priceless brag value - or $250!

            Donor(s): Luc Longley & the New York Knicks

Silent Auction Procedures


The Silent Auction tables will open at 6:30 p.m. and close at 9:30 p.m.


The Silent Auction Lots are displayed on a series of tables in the center of the reception room at Pier

Sixty. A brief description of each Lot, specific terms of purchase, if any, and a bidding sheet are placed beside each Lot. Each Lot may contain one or more items as described on the bidding sheet. Please turn to the Silent Auction section of the Auction Catalogue for a brief description of the Lots to be offered.



Lot prices represent suggested opening bids, and do not necessarily reflect the value of any Lot, except as otherwise noted on the Lots. To bid on a Lot, guests should clearly fill in their name, phone number and the amount of the bid in the spaces provided on the bidding sheet. Bidding must begin at or above the minimum bid, and progress by the incremental amount specified on the bidding sheet.


Successful Bidders

Once the Silent Auction has closed, the highest bidder on the bidding sheet will be considered to have purchased the item; however, any bid which does not exceed the prior bid by at least the incremental amount will be rejected and annulled. From 10:15 p.m., the reception / prize table will post the names of the successful bidders for the Silent Auction. Successful bidders may pay for their Lots and arrange for their collection once the Live Auction has been closed by presenting themselves at the reception / prize table in the reception area. In the event that the successful bidder has not made payment for a Lot by the end of the evening, the Auction reserves the right to offer the Lot to the next highest bidder for the price bid by that bidder. No lot may be removed from the premises until the buyer has paid in full by one of the payment methods described in the “Payment” section below.


Raffle Procedures

Raffle tickets will be sold from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased at the Raffle Table in the main entrance area or from a gala official carrying gold balloons. Raffle Ticket holders are invited to visit the raffle / prize table following the Live Auction to check the names of the winners and raffle winners, upon proof of identity, may at that time, make arrangements for the delivery of their prize.


Live Auction Procedures


The Live Auction will begin at approximately 9:45 p.m.


The Live Auction will take place on the stage of Pier Sixty’s main dining area. Please turn to the Live Auction portion of this catalogue for a brief description of the Lots to be offered.


Bidding in the Live Auction

To bid on a Live Auction Lot, please raise your hand or Gala Journal as the Lots are put under the hammer so that the Auctioneer may acknowledge your bid. All bids are binding to the successful bidder at the time they are recognized by the Auctioneer. Once a bidder is acknowledged by the Auctioneer to be the winner, by the mention of “SOLD,” the title to the Lot will pass to the winner, who thereupon assumes full risk and responsibility for the Lot. Live Auction bidding increments are determined at the discretion of the Auctioneer.


Payment for Silent and Live Auction Lots

Your successful bid must be removed from the premises on the night of the Auction prior to 11:00 p.m. No Lot, “Voucher” or “Prize Letter” may be removed from the premises until the buyer has paid in full the purchase price of each Lot.

Payments shall be made by personal check with proof of identity, accepted credit cards (American Express, Master card or Visa) or cash. All checks shall be made payable to CARE. Payment shall be made prior to 11:00 p.m. on the evening of the Gala. At the time of payment, the Auction official will hand you a “Prize Letter,” “Gift Certificate,” and any related material included in your Lots, or arrange delivery of your prize.

Silent and Live Auction Guidelines


Federal Income Tax Information

Each Lot in the Silent and Live Auctions has a general price estimate, but this estimate does not constitute an opinion of Gala Committee or its donors as to the fair market value of the Lot or tax treatment of the amount paid. For Federal Income tax purposes, the purchase price of a Lot may be deductible to the purchaser only to the extent that such amount exceeds the fair market value of the Lot. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to establish the fair market value and the amount of any tax benefit.



Special Notice


The Second Night for the Children Gala is a charity auction and Gala benefiting CARE and the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Lots are described in the Auction Catalogue as precisely as ascertained by the donor and no returns will be accepted. Purchases of Travel, Dining and Service items will receive a  “prize-letter,” “gift-certificate” or “voucher” relating to the Lot. The Gala Committee does not assume further responsibility for the coordination of the trip, dinner or any reservations. It is the responsibility of the bidder to make all arrangements with the donor of the Lot purchased.

Conditions of Sale

The Lots listed in the Gala Journal and/or in this Auction Catalogue are subject to the following terms and conditions:

·              All Lots are sold “As is, where is, with all defects and restrictions and all express or implied warranties of any kind, nature, or duration hereby disclaimed”;

·              The Gala Benefit Committee is not responsible for the condition of any Lot, and makes no warranties or representation of any kind with respect to the Lot or service sold;

·              No Lot may be exchanged, returned, or redeemed for cash substitutions. All sales are subject to final confirmation by Gala Benefit Committee;

·              A bidder in the Live Auction may retract a bid at any time before the Auctioneer announces that it has been “sold.” A bidder in the Silent Auction may retract by simply crossing out his name and phone number from the bidding sheet before 9:30 p.m., and the prior bid shall immediately revive;

·              Once a bidder is acknowledged by the Auctioneer to be the winner, title to the Lot will pass to him/her, who thereupon assumes full risk and responsibility for the Lot;

·              All Travel, Dining and Service Lots are subject to blackout periods and restrictions. Reservations are subject to availability. No extensions of the Lots are permitted, and flexibility is required when scheduling travel plans, dinner arrangements or spa appointments. Reservations and travel arrangements are to be made by contacting the donor directly.


Auction Winners are invited to pick up their Lots at the Prize Table located in the main reception area once the Live Auction has ended.



Congratulations and Thank-You for your support!