Silent Auction - Get Ready to Bid!

This year's silent auction features a truly prodigious selection of exciting experiences, perfect gifts, and gorgeous items. Check out a handful of the most exciting features - and get ready to place your bid! The silent auction begins at 5:30 pm on March 28 at the gala and continues during intermission. Winners can pick up their items after the show. Questions? Contact

  • Love vino? Enjoy a private wine tasting for 20 from Total Wine
  • Theater buff? Be ready to fight for packages such as 2 tickets to Man of La Mancha from the Shakespeare Theatre Company and 2 tickets to Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Arena Stage
  • Need to kick start your workout routine? We have 1 month individual fitness membership to Ballston Sport and Health Club!
  • Want to get to know SONOVA better? Bid on dinner with Jeffrey Dokken, Musical Director & Conductor.
  • Looking to update your home? Check out the 2 hour interior design consultation from Whittington Design Studio.


At a value of $5,950, consider bidding on the Zulu Nyala African Safari: 6 days & 6 nights at Zulu Nyala Luxury Hemmingway Tented Safari Camp or Heritage Safari Lodge or Game Lodge, including full board (3 meals a day by fine international chefs) and 2 game view activities per day guided by professional game rangers in open game viewing vehicles. Valid for 2 yrs. Flight is not included. (minimum bid is $3,000)

We can't wait for the gala & silent auction - coming up in less than 2 weeks...and now we bet you can't either! This is just a taste of the dozens of exciting offerings from donors such as the Washington Redskins, Washington Capitals, Wolf Trap, the Spy Museum, numerous local eateries, and so much more.