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"Spring for GWArc!" was a great success!

Thanks to our volunteers, bidders, and prize donors!

Thanks to our Sponsors!



Premier Sponsor:

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Corporate Sponsors:



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Thank you to our amazing Auction Co-Hosts!


WCAC_Live_TV_Auction_002_640x48020180420124429Roz Rubin, GWArc CEO, and David Felton, Rockland Trust Vice President, kick off the live TV auction! Rockland Trust People's Federal Foundation Inc. was Premier Sponsor of the auction.
WCAC_Live_TV_Auction_007_640x48020180420124441Waltham Mayor Jeannette McCarthy (right) joins Kelly Hill, GWArc Board member, and Rick Pizzi of Pizzi Farms to host the live TV auction.
WCAC_Live_TV_Auction_005_640x48020180420124431Kelly Hill and Rick Pizzi speak with David Gurwicz (right), manager of Ruth's Chris Waltham, during the live TV auction. Ruth's Chris donated several auction items.
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Phil McGrady of WCAC TV and Samantha George of Embassy Suites Waltham co-host a Live TV Auction segment.

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Connie Braceland, Watertown Savings Bank, and Bob Marcou, Marcou Jewelers, were great co-hosts. Watertown Savings Bank was a Corporate Sponsor of the auction.

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Roz Rubin, GWArc CEO, and Bob Gallagher, Rockland Trust Business Development, closed out the auction after a successful evening.

Thank you to our Auction Item Donors!

Premium Auction items:
  • Waltham High School Hockey State Champions Team Photo - autographed by team - donated by WCAC-TV and FastSigns of Waltham
  • Boston Red Sox Premium Tickets! 2 Dell EMC Club Tickets & a Scoreboard Message, valued at $700, donated by the Boston Red Sox
  • Sports Collectible! New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski 16x20" autographed action photo, valued at $600
  • ScapeStone Fire Pit Kit, valued at $500, donated by True Value by Ideal
  • Boston Red Sox Premium Tickets! vs Seattle Mariners, Sunday, 6/24, First Base Club 37, Row AAA - two pairs of tickets, valued at $470 per pair, donated by Vinny Cuttone
  • BaySide Resort, Yarmouth - Two night offseason Cape Cod stay in a deluxe room with continental breakfast, valued at $350, donated by BaySide Resort
  • Boston Night Out! Blue Man Group Boston 2 tickets to a Sunday-Thursday performance and $100 to Boston Chops Urban Steak Bistro, valued at $250, donated by Blue Man Group Boston& Boston Chops
Amazing Auction items:
  • Ginger Betty's gingerbread cookie gift basket (valued at $50), donated by Ginger Betty's
  • Handmade Quilt with Artists of GWArc Art, donated by Carol Melone and Mary Anne Durkee
  • Two (2) autographed, hardcover copies of "When Angels Play Poker" (valued at $28.99 each), donated by local author Maura O'Leary
  • Two (2) tickets to a performance at Huntington Theatre including Top Girls and Fall (valued at up to $170), donated by Huntington Theatre Company
  • Charlie MacAvoy Autographed 16x20 Photo, valued at $450
  • Four (4) passes to Jordan's Furniture's IMAX 3D Theater (valued at $46), donated by Jordan's Natick and Reading& $30 to Margaritas Restaurant donated by Margaritas Waltham
  • Three course afternoon tea service for two and tea assortment (valued at $75), donated by The Tea Leaf
  • Edible Arrangements "Delicious Fruit Design", donated by Edible Arrangements Waltham
  • Lottery Tree/Wreath, donated by GWArc Board of Directors
  • North Shore Music Theatre, 2 tickets to "Peter Pan" (valued at $150), donated by North Shore Music Theatre
  • Night Out in Waltham: Two (2) tickets to Reagle Music Theatre "A Chorus Line", donated by Reagle Music Theatre& $50 gift card to Naked Fish, donated by Naked Fish Restaurant Waltham
  • Ruth's Chris $100 gift card and wine baskets (3) (each valued at $125), donated by Ruth's Chris Waltham
  • More Than Words $50 Gift Certificate and basket of books (valued at $75), donated by More Than Words
  • Four (4) Saturday tickets to Travelers Championship Golf Tournament 6/18-6/24, donated by Traveler's Championship
  • Moody Street 5K - 2 pairs of registrations for the race 5/6 (valued at $50), donated by Moody St 5K Committee
  • Westin Hotel 1 night weekend stay with breakfast for two (valued at $250), donated by The Westin Waltham-Boston
  • David Ortiz autographed photo, valued at $250
  • Friday or Saturday overnight stay at Courtyard by Marriott Waltham with breakfast (valued at $200), donated by Courtyard Boston Waltham & Park Lodge Hotel Group
  • Two (2) Boston Duck Tours tickets departing from the Museum of Science location (valued at $88.18), donated by Boston Duck Tours& Four(4) passes to Skywalk Observatory at Prudential Building in Boston (valued at $80), donated by Prudential Skywalk Observatory
  • Bobby Orr Hockey Stick, valued at $600
  • East Cambridge Savings Bank Gift Basket/gift card, donated by East Cambridge Savings Bank
  • Car Care Kit, including Car wash kit from Autozone, $25 Autozone gift card, donated by Autozone & 6 Randy's car wash tickets (total valued of $99), donated by Randy's Car Wash
  • Weber Original Kettle 18-Inch Charcoal Grill with Tools and Cover, valued at $125
  • Four (4) ground tickets to Dell Technologies PGA Golf Championship, Friday-Monday (valued at $220), donated by Dell Technologies Championship PGA Tour
  • Red Sox vs. Athletics & Royal Rooters Club access, 5/16/18 7:10pm Grandstand-First Base, Grandstand 16, Row 5, Seats 16-17 (valued at $100), donated by Dennis Deveney & Sons/NE Monuments
  • Two (2) ticket vouchers to The Adventure Park at Heritage Museums and Gardens (valued at $98), donated by The Adventure Parks of Outdoor Ventures
  • Four (4) tickets to the show "Something to Wine About" at Spectacle Management (valued at $144), donated by Spectacle Management
  • Four (4) tickets to a performance at Laugh Boston (valued at $100), donated by Laugh Boston
  • Boston Red Sox watch (valued at $65), donated by Marcou Jewelers
  • Post Road Tavern catered party for 20 (valued at $200), donated by Post Road Tavern
  • Green fees for four (4) players at Sassamon Trace 9-hole Golf Course, Monday-Saturday (valued at $92), donated by Sassamon Trace Golf Course
  • One-night stay (Sunday - Thursday) at Mill Falls at the Lake or at any of their four inns (valued at $275), donated by Mill Falls at the Lake
  • 2 night weekend stay with breakfast at Embassy Suites in Waltham (valued at $450), donated by Embassy Suites Waltham
  • Four (4) tickets to a performance at Improv Asylum (valued at $100), donated by Improv Asylum
  • Fitbit Charge2 Heart Rate & Fitness Wristband (valued at $150), donated by GWArc& 3 month adult or family membership to Waltham YMCA (valued at $270), donated by the Waltham YMCA
  • $150 RTN Visa Gift Card (valued at $150), donated by RTN Federal Credit Union
  • Keurig K-Select Coffee Maker (valued at $130), donated by Keurig Green Mountain Inc.
  • GWArc Recreation: Two (2) people attend Canobie Lake Activity Summer 2018 with GWArc or go on your own (valued at $100), donated by GWArc
  • Tuukka Rask Autographed Mask Photo, valued at $450
  • Reagle Music Theatre, "A Chorus Line" and "The Corvettes Doo Wop Review", donated by Reagle Theatre& $50 Gift Card to Naked Fish, donated by Naked Fish
  • Gourmet Gift Basket of Stonewall Kitchen Products (valued at $100), donated by GWArc CEO Roz Rubin
  • $40 Gift Card to Copper House Tavern Restaurant & Two (2) Movie Passes to Landmark Embassy (valued at $23), donated by Landmark Embassy Theatres
  • Friday or Saturday overnight stay with breakfast at Holiday Inn Express (valued at $200), donated by Park Lodge Hotel Group
  • Ticktock Chocolates including a 9-piece box with various flavors & 4-piece boxes that fit onto a wine bottle (valued at $52), donated by Ticktock Chocolates& Wine and chocolate basket donated by SERVPRO
  • Four (4) seats in an American Red Cross CPR AED Certification Class (valued at $240), donated by Kathleen Irving/ Health & Safety Services of NE
  • Two (2) tickets to The School of Fashion Design Collection 2018 (an annual student benefit fashion show), 5/10/18 at 7:00pm, donated by Yolanda Cellucci
  • Two VIP Museum Passes to Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
  • Post event Celebration Lunch, donated by Rick Pizzi, Pizzi Farms

Watch the video below as Dr. Roz Rubin, GWArc CEO, talks about GWArc's upcoming name change to "Opportunities for Inclusion" and our "Spring for GWArc" fundraiser.

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