Silent and Live Auctions

As part of BlackRock's upcoming Annual 2019 Gala a Silent and Live Auction will be held for all Gala ticket-holders.

BlackRock’s main goal is to make sure that the arts are available for everyone. Proceeds from the Silent and Live Auction help BlackRock make the arts accessible to all, through affordable pricing, discounted student tickets, education scholarships, outreach classes, and events that are free and open to the public.  Through BlackRock’s education outreach initiatives, countless students and families have received support.  Since 2014 almost $45,000 in scholarships have been awarded to students so they could pursue their love of the arts.  BlackRock’s outreach ballet classes provide children in low income communities the opportunity to work with our amazing instructors on-site at an extremely reduced cost.  Over 475 students have participated in our outreach program since 2014.

For more information about our Silent or Live Auction and any item listed below please contact our Marketing & Development Associate, Max Styles, at 240-912-1068 or email at

Live Auction

Get a sneak peak at some of our fantastic items available for bidding at our Live Auction taking place during the Gala!

Bordeaux Experience: Courtesy of TotalWine


Two couples traveling together will enjoy a three night stay in a château in romantic Bordeaux. This is the opportunity of a lifetime! During your stay on either the Left or Right Bank, you will receive VIP treatment, including one-of-a-kind vineyard and winery tours, private wine tastings, and an insider’s look at winemaking in France’s most famous wine region. Bon Voyage!

Airfare and transportation not included. Lodging is available Monday-Friday, September through June (excluding the Christmas and Easter holidays). 3 months’ advance notice required. All travelers must be 21 or older.

Livin’ the Life in Walkable Downtown Scottsdale


Spend 5 nights in a beautiful loft apartment located in the heart of Scottsdale’s historic Old Town District- a walkable urban mecca. Apartment has two bedrooms and two baths and sleeps 4 people. Building has a heated pool, hot tub and outdoor courtyard equipped with a fireplace and barbecue area. Unit is within walking distance of Old Town Scottsdale’s retail amenities, Fifth Avenue shops as well as the highly touted Fashion Square Mall. Apartment is only 15 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor airport which has many nonstop flights from Washington-area airports.

Las Vegas 5-Star Tahiti Village Resort, 8 Days & 7 Nights Accomodations


Tahiti Village is a 27-acre, 5-Star resort located on the famed Las Vegas Strip. This Tahitian-themed resort suite includes a living room with balcony or patio, dining area, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, complete kitchen plus additional kitchenette, washing and dryer, and two pull-out sofa beds. The suite sleeps 8. Total square footage is 1,551. Some of the many on-site amenities include a pool with a beach, hot tubs, lazy river, 24-hour restaurant, exercise room, outdoor barbeque pits, Wiki Wiki Stop Corner Market, Mahana Spa, scheduled daily activities, and free shuttles along the Vegas Strip. Expires: August 31, 2020. Available dates exclude New Year’s Week. Best to book dates as early as possible in advance.

Silent Auction

A look at some of the items donated by some of our amazing partners! The Silent Auction will take place at the beginning of the Gala before the main event dinner.


A Private Tour and Tasting at Denizen's Brewing Company

Drinking beer close to where it’s brewed gives us a better product and does right by the local economy and environment. From bag of grain to pint glass, making beer is our passion, and sharing our product with you is at the heart of what we do. Offering dozens of great brews, Denizens Brewing welcomes beer fans to their taprooms in Silver Spring and Riverdale Park seven days a week!


Infield Box 2019 Ticket Voucher (for two tickets)

"Take me out to the ballgame!" Take in a game with this voucher for Two Infield Box tickets to a 2018 Washington Nationals regular home season game.  Explore Nationals Park, stop by one of the food vendors, buy a t-shirt or cap, and enjoy the game.  You might even get your picture taken with Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, Taft or one of the other Running Presidents, or even catch a foul ball!   Voucher must be submitted to receive tickets and expires on 9/30/2019.


Exclusive Invitation to One of NPR Music's Famous "Tiny Desk Concerts"

Performed and filmed at the desk of NPR Music's very own Bob Boilen, host of All Songs Considered, Tiny Desk has made a name for itself among rising musical artists all over the globe! Usually an exclusive experience open only to musicians, NPR employees, and their guests; NPR Music has kindly donated this once-in-a-lifetime chance to see a Tiny Desk Concert of your choice at their headquarters in Washington, DC! Choose from one of 8 upcoming performances (all with their own dates in June 2019) to see LIVE and in private for you and a +1!


Youth Building Bridges: China Tour

Travel off the beaten path and delve into local customs and culture. Interact with locals on an interpersonal level. Gain an international perspective in one of the most exciting and unique destinations around the globe. Experience the energy of thriving large cities of Beijing and Shanghai, as well as the natural undeveloped environment of Chongming Island and Fujian. Cultivate meaningful relationships with local students and families, and develop an exclusive understanding of modern China!

Colonial Beach

Fun in the Sun at Colonial Beach!

Beautiful water-view cottage on a quiet street with large yard and just steps to downtown Colonial Beach, VA. Just over an hour from Washington, DC and Richmond, Virginia. Amazing boating, kayaking on Monroe Bay, Fishing, gambling, antiquing, and relaxing. Great beach for the kids and friendly shops and restaurants to enjoy. Included with trip is a $50.00 gift card for Denson’s Gourmet Grocery and Restaurant.

The Gala Auctions are only available to Gala ticket-holders. For more information about our Gala, how to buy a ticket, or how to become a sponsor please visit the Gala 2019 page.