An Evening of RADical Hope

November 29th, 2022

Auction Preview

If you are unable to join us but would like to participate in the auction, a preview of some of this year’s auction items can be found below. Please call (585)-944-1415 by Monday, November 28 for more information.

Super Bowl LVII (For Four)

Super Bowl LVII (For Four)

Experience the Super Bowl like never before! Get in on the action at Super Bowl LVII on February 12, 2023 in Phoenix. Celebrate nine-time Grammy award-winner RIHANNA’s hugely anticipated return to the stage at the first-ever Apple Music halftime show. 

Package Details: 

  • Four game tickets 
  • Accommodations and transportation provided
  • February 12, 2023 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona 
2023 Indianapolis 500 (For Four)

Race into an unforgettable weekend for the 107th running of the Indy 500. Experience the premier weekend of Formula 1 with four VIP seats, garage passes (!!) and an exclusive invitation to the private Penske dinner.  

Package Details: 

  • Four tickets 
  • Garage Passes 
  • Tickets to a private dinner event hosted by Roger Penske
  • May 26-28, 2023
Ultimate Kentucky Weekend: Kentucky Derby and Bourbon Tour (For Six)

​​Experience this once in a lifetime weekend in a private, covered box at Churchill Downs. Spend Friday at the Longines Kentucky Oaks female horse race, one of the oldest continuously contested sporting events in history. On Saturday, grab your hat and a mint julep and be part of the greatest two minutes in sports at the 148th Kentucky Derby! Top off the weekend with a guided private tour of one of the world’s finest bourbon distilleries. 

Package Details: 

  • Box 322 for six at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Oaks and Derby races  
  • Private bourbon tour 
  • Three night hotel accommodations 
  • May 5-7, 2023
McArthur Golf Experience (For Two)

Tee off with NFL star Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. at McArthur Golf Club, one of the most exclusive golf courses in the world. Experience two spectacular days on the links at one of Florida’s most beautiful private golf clubs and enjoy lunches, dinner and an overnight stay nearby the course. You may have missed your chance to take the field against Larry Fitzgerald, Jr., but now you can play alongside him!  

Package Details: 

  • Two rounds of golf at McArthur Golf Club
  • Lunch and Dinner at the Club
  • Accommodations provided 
  • To be scheduled in Winter 2023
MRC Live & Alternative Awards Show Package (For Four)

Get dressed up for a fantastic night with music’s biggest stars. You and three friends can experience The Billboard Music Awards Show OR The American Music Awards Show just like a celebrity! With premium tickets, you are sure to have a one-of-a-kind experience complete with roundtrip airfare and a luxury hotel stay.

Auction Winner May Select One of the Award Show Experiences: 

Option 1: Weekend in Las Vegas at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards 

Package Details: 

    • Show Date: Sunday, May 14, 2023   
    • Premium Tickets to The Billboard Music Awards Show 
    • *Opportunity to attend the Pre-Show “Party on the Red Carpet” 
  • *access subject to health & safety protocols 
  • Round Trip Business Class Airfare to Las Vegas. 
  • Two Night Stay in two standard hotel rooms at the Four Seasons, Las Vegas 

Option 2: Weekend in Los Angeles at the 2023 American Music Awards 

Package Details: 

    • Show Date: To Be Announced – November 2023  
    • Premium Tickets to The American Music Awards Show 
    • *Opportunity to attend the Pre-Show “Party on the Red Carpet” 
  • *access subject to health & safety protocols 
  • Round Trip Business Class Airfare to Los Angeles 
  • Two-night stay in two standard rooms at The Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills 

Minimum 30 days written notice prior to the event date is requested to allow time for all aspects of the experience to be coordinated. Exact party programming will be determined closer to the date. Hotel subject to change to comparable property based on room availability. Travel arrangements to be mutually agreed upon by the auction winner and the donor.

VIP Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival (For Two)

Spend the weekend eating and drinking in style at the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival. The festival is a star-studded, destination weekend event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirit producers, chefs and culinary personalities. You and a guest will enjoy a VIP experience all weekend including tickets to signature events and mingling with celebrity chefs.  

 Package Details: Donated by Warner Bros. Discovery

  • VIP tickets to signature festival events  
  • Three night stay at the festival’s host hotel 
  • February 23-26, 2023
NCAA March Madness Final Four (For Two)

Don’t miss your shot to enjoy the most exciting weekend of men’s college basketball! Even if you lose your bracket, you can still be a winner. Watch all the action with tickets to the Final Four semi-final games on Saturday and Championship game Monday night. 

Package Details: Donated by Warner Bros. Discovery

  • Two tickets to Final Four game on Saturday, April 1, 2023
  • Two Tickets to the Championship game on Monday, April 3, 2023
  • NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas
  • Hotel accommodations included
Power Lunch with Ken & Larry (For Two)

Enjoy lunch with two of America’s most esteemed and successful CEOs. Larry Bossidy is the former CEO of Allied Signal (later Honeywell), prior to which he spent more than thirty years at General Electric. He is the author of Execution and Confronting Reality. Ken Langone is an American businessman, investor and philanthropist best known for co-founding The Home Depot. Ken serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of NYU Langone Medical Center. In 2018, Ken & his wife, Elaine, pledged $100 million toward a $450 million program to make tuition free for all medical students at the NYU School of Medicine. The lunch agenda is yours! 

Package Details: 

  • Lunch with Ken Langone and Larry Bossidy  
  • Date to be arranged
“All Around Us” Original Painting by Tina Cobelle-Sturges

In this piece, “All Around Us”, Cobelle-Sturges captures the essence of humanity – coming together to raise each other up toward a supported, loving and more harmonious tomorrow. Through form and color, “All Around Us” radiates positivity and connection. Integrated yet free-flowing in structure, the painting suggests a slight moodiness that is overcome by the joy of love, friendship and human connection. A hint of spontaneity and improvisation give this piece a visual freedom unique to Cobelle-Sturges’ portfolio. The vibrancy, tonality and subtle undertones convey not only energy, but self-reflection, spirituality and unity, signifying the true value of a connected humanity.

Package Details: 

  • Original piece of art by Tina Cobelle-Sturges 
  • Title: “All Around Us”
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas
  • Size: 48” x 60”

Special Guest Larry Fitzgerald Jr. 

Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. is widely known for his accomplishments on the football field. He played 17 seasons in the NFL as a wide receiver with the Arizona Cardinals. Fitzgerald received numerous awards throughout his career, most notably being named to the NFL 100 All-Time Team, the pinnacle of NFL excellence, and the 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, the League’s highest honor acknowledging charitable work. Although many recognize Fitzgerald for his impeccable hands on the field, it’s what he’s achieved off the field that he is most proud of. Fitzgerald’s accomplishments as a philanthropist, business leader, and investor have made an indelible impact. During his time in the NFL, Fitzgerald used his platform as a professional athlete to promote countless causes in the United States and beyond. In 2005, he founded The Larry Fitzgerald Foundation to create opportunities for young people in underserved communities to learn and thrive in safe and healthy environments, and to provide resources that help women, men, and families impacted by breast cancer. On the business side, Fitzgerald believes humility, consistency, and hard work are keys to long term success. He believes in the power of building the future through investments and entrepreneurship, and he is an investor in over 160 companies spanning various industries such as hospitality, sports, technology, real estate, fintech, and more. Fitzgerald serves on the boards of directors for Tempus Ex Machina, a data and technology company that is ushering unprecedented levels of insight into the sports and entertainment industries, and Dick’s Sporting Goods, where he is advising the company on a multi-year strategic transformation. Fitzgerald holds ownership in the Rajasthan Royals cricket team and has also worked extensively with PGA Reach to increase diversity in the game of golf. He currently serves as Executive Chairman of the Super Bowl LVII Host Committee, hosts the Let’s Go! Podcast with Tom Brady and Jim Gray, and is an analyst for ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown. Fitzgerald has worn many hats, from professional athlete to philanthropist, entrepreneur, investor, and world traveler. He regularly speaks to groups ranging from youth camps to business executives about the impact of mindset, mentorship, perseverance, and community service. He strives to keep everything in perspective, remains focused on the objective, and is a life-long learner.

The Christopher W. Martin Award 

Honoring Linda Mills

Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice Provost for Global Programs & University Life, New York University

The Christopher W. Martin Award honors an individual whose spirit of kindness, courage, grit, and vulnerability inspires hope in others each day. This year we recognize Linda Mills for her leadership and advocacy for student mental health for more than two decades. Shortly after the tragedy of September 11th , 2001, New York University experienced seven suicides in the span of several months. As Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at the time, Dr. Mills searched the country university-based mental health best practices only to learn that, for the most part, higher education left suicide prevention up to their counseling centers. After extensive research, Mills created what is thought to be the first dedicated 24/7 university hotline supported by licensed professionals. In addition, she hired an on-call team of social workers to respond to emergencies, diversified counseling staff to support all students in need of services and created a Broadway-style ‘NYU Reality Show’ that destigmatized counseling and publicized how to get help. Since the launch of the NYU hotline in the summer of 2004, it has received over 250,000 calls from students, their families, faculty and staff. NYU hotline counselors have intervened in high risk, life-saving situations over 2800 times. NYU continues to set the “gold” standard for college mental health. In 2020, Mills partnered with RADical Hope to create Radical Health, a groundbreaking program to provide students with fundamental skills and resources to strengthen connections and build resilience so they’re equipped to cope before they reach a crisis point. RADical Health was inspired by Chris Martin’s struggle as a college junior to engage and connect with his peers and his own campus resources. After successful pilots at NYU and other schools, RADical Hope began to scale the program nationally and will reach over 10,000 students this year on 25 campuses. Linda Mills continues to support the foundation’s leadership as the program grows its impact and NYU remains an active partner.

Mills is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. Her first feature documentary, Auf Wiedersehen: ‘Til We Meet Again (2010, with Brian Dilg), tells the story of her mother’s escape from Vienna when she was 14. The film debuted at the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, where it earned the runner-up audience award, and went on to seven other festivals, including in Philadelphia, Israel, Minneapolis, and Vienna. Mills is the Lisa Ellen Goldberg professor at NYU and the Vice Chancellor for Global Programs and University Life.