2018 Live Auction Items

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TIMESHARE —  Marriott Newport Coast Villa

Where: Newport Coast, California
When: December 14 – 21, 2018 (AHS Christmas Break)
Attractions: 1.5. miles from beach, 20 miles from Disneyland, 20 miles from Knott’s Berry Farm
Quick Details: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6, pool, gym

CAR —  2017 Toyota RAV4 LE AWD

Mileage: 38,061
VIN #: 2T3BFREV9HW612804
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Engine: 2.5 Liter, inline 4 cylinder, unleaded gas
Photos and Full Details: click here
CARFAX Vehicle History: click here

Principal for a Day

After four years, demand for this item continues to be strong as many cherish the fun and the novelty of this unique experience.  Every child has dreamed about being a “Principal for a Day.”  Make that dream come true!

Private Condo —  Kauai, Hawaii

Where: Poipu, Koloa , Hawaii
When: April 1 – 8, 2019 (AHS Easter Break)
Attractions: 0.5. miles from Kiahuna beach, 1 mile from Poipu beach, situated on 9th hole of Kiahuna Golf Course, ocean/mountain views
Quick Details: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 6, kitchen, pool, hot tub, gym
Full Detailshttps://www.airbnb.com/rooms/22209764 (rates climb to $600 per night during Spring Break)

Mystery Item

Every year, we try to spice up the gala with a unique and new item.  This year’s mystery item proves to be a truly exclusive, one-of-a-kind experience available only to those participating in the live auction.  Good luck in your bidding!

Lauri Updike — Personal Tour Guide

Over countless Summers of leading large groups across the East Coast, Mrs. Updike has polished her skills at planning educational itineraries and making history exciting and experiential.  Now you can reserve this legendary teacher/historian as a dedicated planner and tour guide for your family’s next vacation.  You cover the costs, but she does all the leg work to provide your family both an amazing adventure and a cherished memory.
  • Step 1 — Pick a time: Fall Break 2019, Christmas Break 2019, Easter Break 2020, or Summer of 2020
  • Step 2 — Pick a base itinerary: Historic Triangle (Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown), Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, or New York
  • Step 3 — Provide needed inputs to Mrs. Updike so she can tailor the optimal experience for you and your children

Framed Artwork — Simon Dewey, Greg Olsen

We continue to be blessed by a faithful family who, in spite of no longer being enrolled at the school, continues to feel a kinship with our cause.  We thank them for again stocking our gala with beautiful, inspiring artwork.  From left to right, the artwork includes:
  • “Lead Kindly Light” by Simon Dewey, measuring 69″ x 38″ (you can’t get this piece in this dimension without connections)
  • “Dawning of a Brighter Day” by Simon Dewey, measuring 53″ x 43″
  • “Gentle Healer” by Greg Olsen, measuring 36″ x 32″ (a signed, limited-edition giclée)

Hunting Trip — Wasatch Wing & Clay

Enjoy a professionally guided pheasant hunt at Utah’s premier hunting location for upland game.  Wasatch Wing & Clay is located in Cedar Fort, Utah, 10 miles west of Lehi, and is situated on 7,000 acres of prime habitat.  This experience includes:
  • Hunting for six guests
  • Twenty pheasants
  • Professional guide service and hunting dogs
  • Bird processing
  • Lots of FUN!!!

Spacious Beach house–  Oceanside, CA

Where: Townsite, Oceanside, California
When: May 11 – 17, 2019
Attractions: Panoramic ocean views, within driving distance of San Diego (to the South) and Disneyland (to the North)
Quick Details: 5 bedrooms; 5.5 bathrooms; sleeps 12; large entertainment rooftop with sound system, BBQ kitchen, lounge area, hot tub

7,000 sqr. ft. Colonial VRBO home —  Beautiful, Rural Pennsylvania

Where: Williamsport, Pennsylvania
When: any 5-day period that isn’t already booked (see VRBO reservation calendar for availability)
Attractions: Surrounded by wooded trails along the Susquehanna River; within minutes of historic Williamsport; within 2 hours of Hersey and Amish Country; and within 3 hours of NYC, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Gettysburg, or Palmyra.
Quick Details: 9 bedrooms; 6 bathrooms; sleeps 20; brick, hardwoods, coffered ceilings; spacious patio with BBQ for outdoor dining

Top of the Line, King-sized Mattress — Intellibed Indigo

Top of the line king size Intellibed Mattress! The ultimate Intellibed experience. Possesses motion control, comfort quilting, and two layers of Gel Matrix for ultimate responsiveness. So when we say we’re perfecting the science of sleep – it’s not just some tag line that sounds good. We’ve analyzed years of the foremost sleep research available to bring you the best mattress that has ever been created – all based on our exclusive rights to the Gel Matrix patent.

This bed also comes with a king size sheet set, duvet cover, 2 king pillows and a plush blanket, donated by Cariloha!

Shirley Andersen Memorial Basket — Contributed by Anderson Posterity

Our beloved and revered founding mother, Shirley Anderson, passed away this year to be reunited with her eternal companion, Verlan.  Verlan and Shirley were the first administrators, teachers, parents, and donors of American Heritage School.  Without their vision and personal sacrifice, we would not enjoy the school and community we have today.  This basket includes treasured writings of Verlan and Shirley as well as some of Shirley’s favorite things.

Performing Arts Package — American Heritage School

The AHS Performing Arts Series Sponsorship includes the following benefits

  • Choir/orchestra CD package (including the new Youth Chorus album Beautiful Savior, to be released in the Spring of 2019)
  • Reserved parking for events at AHS
  • Up to eight tickets with reserved seating
  • Full-page acknowledgment in printed programs

Events Included

  1. An American Heritage Christmas with Vocal Point (Dec 8, 2018)
  2. The Living Christ with the Heritage Youth Choirs at Libby Gardner Hall (February 20, 2019)
  3. Pride and Prejudice (May 2-4, 2019)
  4. The Lyceum Philharmonic at Thanksgiving Point (May 4, 2019)

10′ x 5′ Sacred Tomb Digitally-Enhanced Photograph — Robert Boyd

Yes, you read the dimension correctly: 10 feet wide by 5 feet high.  This very special piece requires a very special and dedicated space in your home.  The importance of the subject matter along with the striking dimension are sure to provide you with a consistent conversation piece anytime you are entertaining.

ELECTRIC GOLF CART —  2010 Zone Spark PC-48 EX

This vehicle has had one owner and has hardly been used.  The prior owner estimates that between a handful of trips to church or around the neighborhood, the cart has been driven a total of 2-3 hours.  When it wasn’t being driven, the cart remained parked inside a garage.  Consequently–and as evidenced from the photograph–the cart looks and feels brand new.  The capable mechanics at Low Book Sales recently replaced all 8 batteries, so this cart is ready to go!

Beautiful Mountain Cabin —  Wallsburg, Utan

5 NIGHT STAY at this beautiful storybook 5,000 square foot cabin nestles far back off the road in the cottonwood trees on 27 private acres with 2 creeks. This lodge feel home has 2 bathrooms, 3 private bedrooms and a large “seven dwarf” loft which houses many more beds. The cabin can sleep 26 in beds and there are additional mattresses for the floor. You’ll love relaxing in the 2 story great room by the large stone fireplace, playing the piano or swinging in the porch swing on the wrap around porch. You’ll enjoy the sports court, fire pit, horse corral, tree swing and large lawn that surrounds the cabin. Take a hike on the hill behind the cabin or watch deer, owls and other wildlife that live there. A great setting for snowmobiling, four wheeling, and horseback riding. Deer Creek Reservoir is only about 5 miles away. There is a large 14 foot home theater screen, and a popcorn machine. There is an Outdoor Hot Tub on the back deck. There is a laundry room with washer and dryer. Ping pong table and large air hockey table are in the loft as well as a TV for watching movies and a child’s play kitchen and table and other toys. Phone. Linens. Cookware and Utensils.


Featured Live Items

This category of auction items will be receiving heightened attention both prior to and during the gala.  Like our live-auction items, these items will be prominently featured during the gala dinner event.  Like our silent-auction items, you may begin bidding on these items in the days leading up to the gala and from remote locations.  Featured items thus provide a hybrid of the live- and silent-auction experiences, enjoying the exposure afforded to both categories.

2 Night Vacation Stay for 10 — St. George

This vacation package includes a 2 night stay in St. George. It also includes a towel and a southern Utah spot it game. You will be staying at Freedom Village, the newest vacation destination. Located in Washington fields. The home includes a heated pool & spa, pickleball court, playground and exercise room. This is a 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathrooms and can sleep 8-10 guests.

Contact logan@myfreedomvacation.com for availability or call 435-688-1616. Visit www.myfreedomvacation.com for more information.

2 Social-media Consulting Sessions — 8 Passengers

In just over 3.5 years, Ruby Franke has built the 8 Passengers social media brand into one of the most successful and recognized family channels on the internet. The 8 Passengers YouTube channel has produced approximately 1000 video blogs (or “vlogs”) and had amassed more than 800 million video views and nearly 4 billion minutes watched. Ruby’s channel has accrued nearly 2 million Youtube subscribers, and grows at an average rate of approximately 1,500 new subscribers per day. 8 Passengers receives approximately 800,000 to 1.2 Million video views per day. However, this is only half of the story! Ruby has directly partnered with numerous companies and brands including Walmart, Comcast, Wet Ones hand wipes, Universal Studios, JCPenney, Chicos, DJI drones, Waymo automated vehicles, Google, and many, MANY others to advertise their products or services. These efforts have made Ruby one of the most exclusive and sought after social media influencers in the industry. She is regularly solicited for consulting, coaching, and/or shout-outs, but chooses to focus her efforts and attention only where it is the most beneficial. She has been particularly influential among tweens, teens, and mothers, leading her to be specifically recognized by Youtube on its Instagram page (with 15.3 million followers) on Mother’s Day in 2018. She is in the process of writing a self-help book for mothers, which she plans to publish in 2019 or 2020.

Box Suite for 8 — Real Salt Lake Soccer

Enjoy your next MLS game in style with this package.  Multiple dates are available and can be worked out with the donor (Biomerics) of this item.

Handmade Quilt — AHS Entrance Virtues and Logo

This beautiful, queen-size AHS handmade quilt. In addition to the school logo, the quilt also displays the virtues chiseled above several of the school’s entryways. 

2 Engineering-program-application Consulting Sessions — Dr. Franke, Undergraduate Coordinator for BYU Civil Engineering

Kevin Franke is an associate professor of civil engineering at Brigham Young University. He is also a professionally licensed civil engineer with nearly 15 years consulting experience. Despite his young age, Prof. Franke has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and journal papers, and has been awarded nearly $3 Million dollars in external research funding since joining BYU in 2012. Dr. Franke’s research has been highlighted multiple times by BYU News and BYU The Magazine, particularly his work involving post-earthquake engineering reconnaissance using drones. His research is also been featured by recognized articles or shows including sUAS News, Gizmodo.com, The Discovery Channel, and several local news networks. Dr. Franke has advised more than 15 graduate students to completion of their degrees since 2012, and he currently advises and mentors more than 12 BYU students in their research activities. Prof. Franke has received numerous teaching awards from his department and college, as well as the prestigious Utah Engineering Council Engineering Educator of the Year in 2016, which includes ALL engineering educators from ALL departments across ALL of Utah’s universities. Dr. Franke recently was awarded continuing faculty status (ie., tenure) from BYU in 2018, and currently serves as the undergraduate coordinator for his department. He has a strong understanding of what universities are looking for in applicants, and can help develop viable and sustainable strategies for success in an engineering education and career.

Handmade “Heritage” Bench — Anonymous Teacher and Students

This handmade bench has a bit of AHS history built into it…literally.  The solid, cherry benchtop is made from reclaimed portions of the school’s second-floor library shelving units, which were disposed of two years ago to make room for the current middle- and high-school math department.  The sturdy, metal base is made from reclaimed portions of the school’s fencing previously surrounding the North parking lot.  The oils, stains, paint, and finishing techniques are all meant to give this reclaimed bench the look and texture of a weather-tested antique.  Many hours across many Saturdays went into creating this truly one-of-a-kind bench…you won’t find another like it anywhere.

Party for 30 (with the cow) — Chick-fil-A

Enjoy a fun-filled party for you and 30 of your guests.  Chick-fil-A of American Fork and Lehi Pointe will provide the following to ensure your event is a roaring success:
  • Food
  • Games
  • Prizes/Gifts
  • and last but not least…the COW!

2 Night Vacation Stay at Zermatt — Midway, Utah

Details coming soon…