View live auction items for 44th annual fundraiser

The 44th annual auction for New Morning School takes place Saturday, March 28 at Laurel Manor in Livonia. The theme for the event will be “Space Odyssey.” A silent auction begins at 5 p.m., with a seated dinner to follow at 6 p.m. and an 8 p.m. live auction. 

The auction is the school’s most important annual fundraiser. Parents and community members work all year to procure quality merchandise and plan the evening, which includes dinner and drinks, exciting silent and live auctions, as well as camaraderie among the 500 guests.

Auction Items

2020 New Morning School Live Auction

52 Card – Choice of Live! 

Buy a playing card for $100 and play your chances to win almost ANY of our live auction items. Only 52 cards will be sold. 

  • Excludes Live Item #7: signed Kobe Bryant picture, and 
  • Excludes Live Item #10:  Jim Harbaugh signed football

52 Card – Pick Six!

New destinations have been added to our famous “Take Six Nights” package. Purchase a playing card for $100 and you may win six nights at your choice of any of these Accor Hotels properties:

  • Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
  • Austin, Texas
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Beverly Hills, California
  • Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, California
  • Scottsdale Princess, Arizona
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Washington, D.C.

You may use your nights all at once or in any combination of nights. YOU DECIDE! There is no expiration date. Only 52 cards will be sold.

Dan Stall, Inc., Birmingham


Cupcake of the Month 

You’re the sweetest! Enjoy two dozen, professionally-baked and decorated cupcakes every month for one year. Chocolate lover? Vanilla sprinkles? Red Velvet? Desserts by Joann can make  your favorite flavor, just for you! Local delivery available. Dietary restrictions, such as gluten-free, can be accommodated. 

Desserts by Joann, Wixom


Local Date Overnight

Get away from it all without going too far, indulge in a luxurious dinner, and sleep late the next morning. Start your evening with a luxurious dinner for two at Hyde Park Steakhouse in Northville before checking in for a one-night stay in a deluxe guest room at The Inn at St. John’s. Enjoy brunch for two the next morning at Fox Hills Country Club. 

  • Includes $200 gift card to Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse. Reservations recommended.
  • Includes one-night stay at The Inn at St. John’s.
  • Includes brunch for two at Fox Hills country Club. 

Kathryn and George Pappas, Northville

The Inn at St. John’s, Plymouth

Fox Hills Country Club, Plymouth


Family Golf 

Hit the greens and share the love of golf with your family. This three-piece package is ideal for young and experienced golfers alike! 

  • Hit up Oasis for a driving range practice, golf lessons, or even a round of miniature golf. The Oasis gift card will let you choose the skills you need to further your golf game. 
  • Visit Bushwood’s Par Three Golf Course offering four tee boxes, challenging for the beginner through the experienced golfer. It is where families come to play. Includes eight rounds of golf with the use of an electric cart. Expires October 1, 2020.
  • Choose from three different courses for a round of golf for four at Fox Hills. Expires November 20, 2020.

Oasis Golf, Livonia

Bushwood Golf Club, Northville

Fox Hills Country Club, Plymouth



You’ve earned it! You pick the color and style of a La-Z-Boy chair with this certificate good for $599 retail value toward the purchase of any La-Z-Boy product. The winner will be responsible for any remaining balance. Good at any authorized dealer except Art Van Furniture. Must be redeemed by April 28, 2020.

La-Z-Boy, Monroe


Handmade Garden Bench

This rustic bench is custom designed and built by New Morning School parent Simon Bach for heavy-duty outside use. It is an adult-sized replica of our playground “Buddy Bench.” Featuring a frame of pressure-treated exterior lumber and a seating surface of cedar, this bench will be enjoyed in your garden for years to come. 

  • Outside width: 6 feet
  • Seat height: 17 inches
  • Armrest height: 25 inches
  • Seat depth: 16 inches

Simon Bach and Daniela Kraus, Northville


Shinola Hotel & Restaurant 

Experience simple, effortless and modern luxury when you step into a piece of Detroit history, and history in the making, at the newly opened Shinola Hotel. Located at 1400 Woodward Avenue, in the former T.B. Rayl & Co. Sporting Goods and Hardware Store and a former Singer sewing machine store, this property blends Old Detroit with the modern era ushered in by Shinola. Indulge in a diverse array of culinary experiences at Shinola Hotel. Grab a classic cocktail in the Living Room or Evening Bar, taste the authentic Southern Italian dishes at San Morello, or try the brews and Detroit-style fried chicken at The Brakeman and Penny Red’s. You can also enjoy full-service in-room dining.

  • Includes a voucher good for a one-night stay and on-site dining for two.
  • Voucher is not transferable for retail purchases. Reservations required. 

Andrea and Paul Glomski, Northville


Signed Kobe Bryant Picture 

20-year career. 5 championships. 18 time All-Star. Black Mamba. This signed 8” x 10” photo is the perfect addition to any sports fan’s room, a true classic that you will want to pass down for generations to come.  It is the perfect way to honor the life of a legend.

Adopt-a-gift donors



Enjoy a three-hour captain-guided boat tour on the Detroit river with lunch or dinner for up to six people at the Detroit Yacht Club. Captain Ed Johnsick will pilot the boat, a 1977, 42-foot Grand Bank trawler built in Singapore. From the cabins or upper deck, take in the views of Downtown Detroit and Windsor from the river and appreciate the skylines and changes of these two great cities. Let Captain Ed enthrall you with stories of Prohibition and informative details about the ships of all sizes going by. Follow your tour with lunch or dinner at the historic dining room of the Detroit Yacht Club. 

  • Ages six and above. Children under 10 must bring and wear their own life jackets.
  • Snacks are not provided, but can be brought on board. Please, no bananas, as this is considered bad luck by sailors. 
  • Not a good idea for anyone prone to seasickness. 

Alicia Palma Van Pelt, Plymouth


Handcrafted  Adirondack Chairs  

Upgrade your relaxation with a set of handcrafted fish-shaped Adirondack chairs. They are perfect for taking in sunsets, meaningful conversations, juicy summer reads, and quiet moments alike. These beautiful chairs come unfinished, perfect as is, or ready for your own special customization.

Brian and Mary Becker, White Lake


Jim Harbaugh Signed Football

This signed Jim Harbaugh football is the perfect addition to any Wolverine collection. The 20th head coach to wear Maize and Blue, Jim Harbaugh came back home after a four year NFL coaching career in 2014. He is the sixth former Michigan football player to be named the leader of college football’s winningest program. 

University of Michigan Athletics, Ann Arbor


Paradise Cottage, Anna Maria Island Getaway  

Spend a week in a “Paradise Cottage” with all of its old Florida charm as well as newly updated appliances and decor. This lovely and colorful two-bedroom, two-bath home feels brand new and sleeps up to six. You’ll enjoy tile floors throughout, a large eat-in kitchen, laundry room, comfortable and attractive furnishings with an updated island vibe, flat-panel televisions (including a smart TV), Wi-Fi, a heated pool, and much more.

Fall in love with this adorable island cottage located just two blocks from the beach at Bean Point or one block to historic Rod & Reel Pier. This charmer is the perfect spot for visitors who want the private, residential ambiance of the north end of Anna Maria Island.

  • Valid June 13, 2020, through June 20, 2020, or June 20, 2020, through June 27, 2020.
  • Must confirm selected week by April 7, 2020.

Rick and Joni Scherrer, Anna Maria Island, Florida


Red Wings and Andiamo 

Hey, hey Hockeytown! Explore Little Caesar’s Arena and cheer on the Red Wings when they take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, April 4, 2020,  at 7pm. Do the Red Wings have what it takes to challenge Tampa Bay? Find out in person while rooting the Red Wings on from seats that place you close to the action. Who knows, it may be a real barnburner! Enjoy before- or after-dinner refreshments at Andiamo with views of the Detroit riverfront.

  • Includes four tickets for section 106, row 6. 
  • Includes $100 Andiamo gift card.

Andiamo, Detroit

Kelly and Cullen McKinney, Canton


Traverse City Food and Wine 

Come experience northern Michigan’s  bustling and evolving food and wine scene. Enjoy new finds and old favorites with this delicious package offering exclusive access and tasting opportunities. Upon your return home, use your new cookbook as inspiration to spice up your home cooking. 

  • Chateau Chantal: VIP wine tasting for up to six people 
  • Left Foot Charley: Private tasting for two 
  • Crain Hill Vineyards: Barrel Tasting and Vineyard/Cellar Tour with Wine Maker for Two plus $30 credit for wine purchase
  • The Cooks’s House: $100 gift card, reservations recommended
  • A copy of Cook’s House: the art and soul of local and sustainable cuisine

Chateau Chantal, Traverse City

Left Foot Charley, Traverse City

Brengman Brothers, Traverse City

The Cook’s House, Traverse City

14 Stock Your Bar!

Enjoy these libations and let the good times roll! This package includes an assortment of bourbon, rum, tequila, vodka, whiskey, and other liquors, and comes with a great beverage tub.

New Morning School Families

Brekx, St. Louis, Missouri


Ann Arbor Theater 

Take in local culture and taste delicious food and drink with these close-to-home adventures. 

  • $50 gift card to Pacific Rim by Kana: an Asian-inspired menu paired with exceptional service. Perfect for dinner or drinks. 
  • Mead tasting flight for two at Bløm Meadworks: taste the difference with a flight of their locally brewed, gluten-free meads and ciders. 
  • Two tickets to the historic Purple Rose Theater in Chelsea: experience New York level theater in our own backyard. Excludes special engagements. 
  • Two tickets to the April 23, 2020 performance of the Chineke! Orchestra at the University of Michigan Symphony. The Chineke! Orchestra comprises exceptional musicians from across the UK and European continent and presents a mixture of standard orchestral repertoire along with the works of Black and minority composers, both past and present.

Pacific Rim by Kana, Ann Arbor

Bløm Meadworks, Ann Arbor

Purple Rose Theater, Chelsea

University of Michigan Symphony, Ann Arbor


Ooni Koda Home Pizza Oven 

Serve up bubbling-hot pizza in your own backyard with the amazing Ooni Koda outdoor home pizza oven. Easier to use than traditional wood-fired ovens, the Ooni Koda uses one-touch gas ignition to turn on the heat, swiftly getting hot enough to bake a restaurant-quality pizza in just 60 seconds. The Ooni oven is portable, making it a perfect addition to your next picnic, tailgating or camping adventure. 

Ooni, Dayton, New Jersey


Boyne Condo 

Get away to Northern Michigan with a two-night stay at Boyne Mountain Resort for up to 12 people. Enjoy the best of spring, summer or fall while exploring the ultimate in Michigan vacation destinations. This property offers access to golf, hiking, biking, all-sports Deer Lake, and the many amenities of Boyne Mountain Resort. It is a short drive to Boyne City, Charlevoix and Petoskey.

– Three bedrooms, three full baths

– Available mutually agreed upon date from April 1, 2020, through October 31, 2020;

  winning bidder should select date no later than April 30, 2020 to allow for best       availability. 

– Excludes July 4th weekend

– Amenities at Boyne Mountain Resort available for additional fees 

Diann and Dan Graf, Novi


Customized Cafe Table  

Invest in daily leisure with this cafe table and chairs for two. Perfect for your front porch or back garden, take your morning coffee, afternoon novel, or evening cocktail at this unique cafe table and chairs. Tabletop is customized with stones decorated by New Morning School students assisted by New Morning School parent Christine Bridges. 

Students of New Morning School

Christine Bridges, Plymouth


Chef’s Dinner for Six at Rocky’s of Northville 

Plan a special night out for family, friends or work colleagues with a four-course chef’s dinner for six, including dessert and wine pairings. Dinner options include either Rocky’s Seafood Dinner or Rocky’s Venison Dinner. Rocky’s of Northville chef-owner Rocky Rachwitz began his career as a protege of the legendary Detroit restaurateur Chuck Muer. For over 25 years, he has continued this legacy in his own restaurant with menu choices that are local and seasonal. 

  • Menu to be customized with winning bidder and chefs
  • Mutually agreed upon date, available Monday through Thursday
  • Gratuity not included
  • Wine pairing included
  • Expires March 28, 2021

Rocky’s of Northville, Northville

20 Lions Football 

Win or lose, Detroiters believe in the legacy of the Detroit Lions. Experience the highs and the blows with four Gridiron Club front row seats at the visitors 10-yard line. You will be so close you can almost hear the play calls while enjoying the comfort of club-level seats and access to upscale food and beverages, upscale lounges and private restrooms.

  • Valid for first non-premier home game in December 2020. 
  • Tickets not valid for Monday Night Football or Lions versus Green Bay Packers.
  • Food and beverage available for purchase, not included with tickets.

HELP Financial, Plymouth

21 M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!!!  

Put on your mouse ears and explore the park of your choice with five (5) one-day Hopper Passes to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. With a Disney Park Hopper ticket, enjoy the freedom to be spontaneous and relaxed with your daily vacation plans. Come and go as you please through all four Walt Disney World theme parks on the same day for each day of your tickets – choose from Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. Whereas a typical ticket will only allow admission to one theme park per day, Park Hopper Pass allows you to hop back and forth between all four parks. 

Walt Disney World, Orlando

22 Stan Lee Autographed Animation Art Print

Be a part of Marvel history by taking home this 11 x 14 inch framed animation art print. It features five Marvel characters and is autographed by none other than Stan Lee himself! Rising through the ranks to become Marvel Comics’ primary creative leader for two decades, Stan Lee set the standard and led Marvel’s expansion from a family-run business to a multimedia corporation that dominated the comics industry. 

  • Includes certificate of authenticity and official licensed hologram

Adopt-a-gift donors

23 Nashville, Tennessee 

Enjoy five days and four nights exploring all that Nashville has to offer from the comfort of five-star accommodations. Sleep with art at 21c Museum Hotel in Nashville, a boutique hotel located in the historic Gray & Dudley building. Just a few blocks from Nissan Stadium, Bridgestone Arena, and the entertainment along Broadway, 21c is an art-filled escape from it all featuring 10,500 square feet of public art exhibitions and installments. With rotating exhibits, it’s always the perfect time to visit. Hotel rooms include thoughtful amenities and incredible views. 

Dan Stall, Inc., Birmingham

24 Private In-Home Dinner 

A culinary experience not to be missed! Delight up to ten people with a unique and delicious in-home dinner adventure. This is brought to you by chef Jason Layman, one of the chefs behind the creative and ever-evolving Trivium Detroit Pop Up experiences, and soon-to-be local restaurateur. Chef Jason blends his culinary skills with local and eclectic ingredients to take you on a journey that will make your taste buds sing. 

  • Four-course meal for ten people; menu mutually agreed upon; dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
  • Available April 1, 2020, through December 1, 2020, mutually agreed upon date with advance notice. 
  • Gratuity and beverages not included. 

Trivium, Detroit

25 Principal for the Day

Kids, this is your chance! Have you ever wanted to run the school? Make all the decisions? Have a wild day? Now you can! Start by leading all of the students in an all-school meeting. What will you do on your special day? Write for the Zorse News? Lead a teacher meeting? Help in the classrooms? You’re in charge, so you pick. At lunchtime, Elaine will take you and a friend out to lunch. It will be a day to remember.

Elaine Kennedy, Northville

26 Dine Detroit  

Discover all that the Detroit food scene has to offer! Rated as one of the up and coming food scenes in the US, Detroit boasts of unique restaurants, top-rated chefs and a vibrant downtown scene. Experience Detroit’s finest Italian restaurant  at Andiamo, where food is made from scratch every single day. Located in the Paradise Valley district of Downtown Detroit, Vertical is a high-end, wine-centric restaurant, making it a perfect spot to grab a glass of wine with friends. Kick back and relax at Punch Bowl Social. With endless opportunities for fun, feasting and free-flowing beverages, this house of fun gives good groove with scratch-to-craft food and games like vintage arcade games, billiards,  and bowling. Finally, saddle up to enjoy gourmet sliders and cocktails at Green Dot Stables. 

  • Includes a $150 gift card to Vertical
  • Includes a $100 gift card to Andiamo and Punch Bowl Social
  • Includes a $50 gift card to Green Dot Stables

Andiamo, Detroit

Vertical, Detroit

Punch Bowl Social, Detroit

Kathryn and George Pappas, Northville

27 FORE! at TPC   

Gather a foursome and get ready to play this exclusive course. TPC Michigan is an exclusive golf club located in Dearborn featuring a Jack Nicklaus-designed championship golf course. It is a member of the Tournament Players Club network, which is operated by the PGA Tour. The Club provides members and guests with a masterfully designed, superbly landscaped, and expertly maintained course that offers a thoroughly enjoyable experience for golfers of all skill levels.  

  • Excludes cart fees
  • Expires October 31, 2020

TPC, Dearborn

28 Joe Louis Seat Signed by Chris Osgood 

Complete or start your Detroit sports collection with this impressive framed piece containing a seat from the historic Joe Louis Arena signed by three-time Stanley Cup winner and hometown favorite, Chris Osgood. Sticker indicating authentication is included. 

Pro Sports Zone, Livonia

29 Gateway Farms 24-Week Farm Share  

Support local, community agriculture and get to know the farmers who grow your family’s food with 24 weeks of produce from Gateway Farms. Gateway Farms is a certified organic vegetable farm located in Plymouth. Your weekly produce box will vary throughout the season, but will include a variety of seasonal produce including kale, collards, arugula, lettuce, spinach, radishes, beets, carrots, potatoes, onions, squash, tomatoes, peppers, and garlic.

-Service begins the end of May through early November 2020

-Produce box pick-up available weekly. Must pick up at Gateway Farms. 

Gateway Farms, Plymouth

30 55” 4K Ultra High Definition Dolby Vision Smart TV  

Razor sharp picture. Endless entertainment. The 5-Series 4K TCL Roku TV delivers stunning picture performance while bringing all your favorite content through a simple, intuitive interface in a sleek modern design. Features include:

  • 4K Ultra HD Resolution
  • Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range (HDR) Technology
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi and Ethernet port
  • Stream 500,000 movies and TV episodes across thousands of streaming channels

Lindsey Rossow-Rood and Craig Rood, Livonia

31 VIP Disney on Ice 

Get ready to enter a world of adventure featuring daring tales from across the kingdom in Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival. Join Moana and Maui on their way to Te Fiti.  Experience sparkling landscapes and adventure with Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and of course, Olaf.  Dive “Under The Sea” with Sebastian as he breaks out of his shell to make waves with Ariel. You’ll get tangled up with a chorus of rowdy residents when they get a visit by spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally Flynn Rider. Plus, get swept away as the Beast and his castle’s enchanted entourage take center stage in a spectacular show for Belle. It’s a show sure to please every Disney fan!

  • Includes five VIP tickets for one show September 24 – 27, 2020, at Little Caesars Arena. 
  • Includes five pre-show Meet and Greet passes. 

Feld Entertainment, Aurora IL 

32 Shinola Cass Crossbody    

Great craftsmanship speaks for itself and this bag is no exception. Designed in Detroit,  this sold-out, no longer available signature blue color Cass Crossbody is crafted from rich, premium leather with a fold-over closure. The Cass Crossbody is easy on the eyes without losing out on function. Multiple pockets keep you organized while the adjustable leather shoulder strap lets you wear it whichever way you see fit. Enjoy the luster of the silver tone hardware.

  • Hidden magnetic closures
  • Exterior pocket
  • Two open pockets for cell phone and accessories, interior card case
  • Adjustable leather strap (drop:18″-23″)

Jeannine and Dan Laible, Dearborn

Shinola, Detroit

33 Walnut Creek Country Club Golf  

Take in 18 holes for four at the members-only Walnut Creek Country Club. Tee off on a championship golf course that provides a picturesque landscape to enjoy. Three courses provide a variety of challenges, vast amounts of wetland hazards, well-manicured fairways, and some of the fastest putting greens in Metro Detroit.  It truly is a special place to experience, and the home to rare and beautiful wildlife, including a family of Bald Eagles.  

  • Subject to availability.
  •  Arrangements must be made prior to golfing by calling Club’s Golf Professional.
  • Expires 12/31/2020.

Walnut Creek Country Club, South Lyon

34 Dedicated Giving Paddle Raise

Raise your paddle to make a tax-deductible cash donation to benefit this year’s students and beyond. 

Let’s start with the OUTSIDE and build an outdoor classroom. For groundbreaking in June 2020, imagine an outdoor space focused on a healthy planet with an instructional bent, too. Visioning includes seating for a classroom, raised flower and vegetable beds, a loose parts play area, and more. Children’s brains learn best with physical activity. This year, we will move our swing set and excavate for wood chips below. 

Let’s not forget the INSIDE classrooms where we need to add hands-on instructional materials. To keep our tech devices cutting-edge, we will replace some technology equipment throughout the school. Then we’ll make the OUTSIDE world our classroom as we finish off our special giving with funds for bus transportation for field trips for each classroom. Help our children learn through immersion – a proven method for knowledge retention.



Lindsey Rossow-Rood and Craig Rood, Livonia

35 Drummond Island Retreat

Enjoy a week on exquisite Drummond Island in this cozy cabin on the water. This cabin features vaulted ceilings in the family room with a fireplace and extra-large sliding glass doors leading to the deck. The adjacent dining and kitchen area includes snack-bar seating. Enjoy a spacious first floor master bedroom with full bath and a two-person jetted tub. Upstairs is a huge room with two queen beds and full bath. Includes a first floor laundry. This cabin is part of The Drummond Island Resort and guests have access to all of its amenities including bicycles, kayaks, canoes, tennis, outdoor pool, and sauna. The golf course and fine dining is on the property as well. Other popular activities include fishing, boating, ATV, or side-by-side rentals. Nature abounds in this stunning location. This cabin has three queen beds and a sofa bed in the family room with two full baths.

  • Available for mutually agreed upon date

Alicia Palma Van Pelt, Plymouth

36 Autographed Prince Record Album – Let’s Go Crazy!  

This autographed copy of “Purple Rain” is a rare gem! The notoriously reclusive artist was a Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy award winner. With over 100 million records worldwide, he is one of the best selling artists of all time. Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. This is a must-have for any music fan!

Adopt-a-gift donors

37 Dine-In with Deepa 

Learn, dine and enjoy an in-home cooking experience of Southern Indian food for up to ten guests, right in the comfort of your own home!  Experienced home cook Deepa will travel within a 30-mile radius of New Morning School to teach you and your guests how to prepare authentic and delicious Southern Indian cuisine. After your demonstration, enjoy a full dinner with your guests. 

  • Available May through September, 2020. 
  • Mutually agreed upon menu.
  • Winning bidder must provide serving ware and stove.

Deepa Pinkney, Plymouth

38 USA Hockey Staycation 

A perfect local getaway! Pack up the kids for a one-night stay at the Holiday Inn Express and a hockey game at USA Hockey Arena right next door. Take advantage of the heated pool, complimentary breakfast and free Wi-Fi. 

  • Includes four ticket vouchers for a game at USA Hockey Arena.
  • Includes a $60 gift card to CJ’s Brewing Company.
  • Hotel stay expires December 31, 2020.

Holiday Inn Express, Plymouth

USA Hockey, Plymouth

CJ’s Brewing Company, Plymouth

39 Kids’ Cooking Class Party At Crispelli’s
Looking for a unique kids’ birthday party experience? Look no further than Crispelli’s, a restaurant-like eatery concept that is steeped in the old world. Part bakery, part pizzeria, part Italian mercado, Crispelli’s focuses on affordable gourmet food and is certain to entertain and excite your young guests. This package features a pizza-making party for 20 kids, ages 5+. Package also includes a dessert. Party must be scheduled at 9:30 am on a Saturday or Sunday. Date of the party is subject to availability at the Berkley location only. 

Crispelli’s Bakery and Pizzeria, Berkley

40 All That Jazz in New Orleans

Spend seven days and six nights in the “Big Easy!” Enjoy a studio condo just 100 feet off Bourbon Street in the heart of New Orleans’ historic French Quarter. This space can accommodate up to four guests with a queen bed and a queen pull-out sofa. It includes a full kitchen, one full bath, washer/dryer, and Wi-Fi. Seven days can be divided into three weekend visits or split between two couples. Donors are flexible on the definition of “weekend!”

  • Includes two tickets for a Craft Cocktail Tour. Reservations required. Expires January 2021.
  • Includes two tickets for a daytime jazz cruise aboard the steamboat Natchez. Reservations Required. 

Jeannine and Dan Laible, Dearborn

New Orleans Steamboat Company, New Orleans, Louisiana

41 Oak Pointe Country Club Golf  

Fore! Grab three friends and experience either the world-class Honors course designed by  the world-renowned golf course architect Arthur Hills, or challenge yourselves on the newly renovated Jerry Matthews redesigned Champions course. This package is for four guests and cart at members-only Oak Pointe Country Club. 

– Tuesday – Sunday 10am to 4pm (based on availability).  

– Non-members may schedule tee times up to seven days in advance. 

– Expires October 1, 2020.

Oak Pointe Country Club, Brighton

42 Stock Your Pantry 

Stock your pantry with all the necessities! Includes local and non-local goods that will make whipping up a meal a breeze. Running low on spices? We’ve got it. Need a quick, healthy snack? We’ve got it! Forgot to grab more pasta? We’ve got it. Need grocery delivery? Look no further! Cook from your pantry or order what you need with the following items: 

  • One case (12 bottles) specialty olive oil from Kasandrinos International
  • One-year membership to Shipt delivery service. Membership voucher for new and existing customers. 
  • A selection of delectable pastas from Al Dente Pasta Company
  • Six boxes of Bear ‘Real Fruit’ YoYo’s- 100% fruit roll ups
  • A selection of gluten- and dairy-free treats from Bee Free
  • 10 spice mixes from Spice God’s best selling healthy seasoning collection
  • Assortment of flavoring cubes from Bou Brands – bouillon, gravy, curry and miso – great for soups, main courses and side dishes
  • Eight bottles of Zoe Brand olive oil and four bottles Zoe Brand specialty vinegar
  • 12 bags of Cadia Organic Yellow Corn and Flax Tortilla Chips
  • 12 jars of Cadia Organic Fire Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa
  • An assortment of organic spices from Spicely Organics
  • An assortment of spices and gift card from Savory Spices

Shipt, Birmingham, Alabama

Al Dente Pasta Company, Whitmore Lake

Bear, San Francisco, California

Bee Free, Noblesville, Indiana

Spice God, Plymouth

Bou Brands, New York, New York

JCS Tradecom, New York, New York

KeHE Exclusive Brands, Naperville, IL

Spicely Organics, Fremont, CA

Savory Spice Shop, Denver, CO 

Kasandrinos International LLC, Naperville, IL

43 Opening Day Baseball at Comerica Park 

Opening Day is a Detroit tradition and not to be missed. Start your day with a classic tailgate and then enjoy four premium seats to watch the Detroit Tigers take on the Kansas City Royals. Guests will be hosted by New Morning School parent Dan Laible for the pregame party and buffet at the Detroit Athletic Club, located across the street from Comerica Park. 

  • Game is March 30, 2020 at 1:10 pm
  • Seats are located in Section 120, near first base.
  • Detroit Athletic Club requires proper attire.
  • Parking is not included.

NYX, Inc., Livonia 

44 Orlando Condo  

Say “See Ya Later” to snow and 2020 by ringing in the New Year in warm, sunny Florida. Experience vacation bliss at Marriott’s Cypress Harbour Villas, a premium vacation ownership resort near SeaWorld, Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando. Available December 27, 2020, through January 3, 2021, this is your perfect winter escape to ring in 2021. 

  • Residential inspired comfort: two-bedroom, two-bathroom spacious villa rentals with full kitchens, complimentary Wi-Fi, washers/dryers, furnished balconies and separate living/sleeping areas. Villa sleeps up to eight guests. 
  • Resort amenities include manicured walking paths, three outdoor pools, onsite spa, sauna, a nine-hole miniature golf course, outdoor play areas for children, a tennis court and Lakehouse Activity Center with boat rentals. 
  • Onsite dining available for an additional fee.  

Nancy and Jim Vermeulen, Plymouth

45 D.Tour Spa 

It’s time to relax! Visit the D.Tour Spa at Motor City Casino Hotel for the ultimate in spa experiences.  It is the perfect couples’ retreat. You choose the service you need most with this $500 gift card. Services offered for men and women, including a couple’s massage, facials, body wraps, and the exclusive D.Tour Rain Room, an invigorating, interactive experience. Don’t want to share? You can use this gift card throughout the year, to revive you when you need it most! Reservations required. Must be over 18 years old. Gratuity is not included. Expires September 30, 2020.

Kathy Lefler, Livonia

Important Links and Forms

The documents below are pertinent to the NMS Auction. Click on the links below for more information or to download forms.

  • NMS Auction Advertising and Sponsorship Form. Advertising and sponsorship contract.
  • IRS Tax Determination Document. The New Morning School Auction is fully tax exempt, detailed in this PDF.
  • Auction Donation Certificate. In addition to merchandise, household and personal services are always very popular auction items. Lawn care, cleaning, organizing, auto care, chef and photographer services are among the many services to offer. Download this form if you have merchandise or services to provide.
  • Special Donations Form. Adopt-A-Gift funds are cash donations used to purchase items to complete exciting auction packages for maximum popularity and value.