Cooking Up Compassion 2015 Auction Items



Here’s a look at the fabulous auction items being offered at Cooking Up Compassion 2015. Check here often, as details and auction packages are being added regularly!



The Live Surprise!

We can’t tell you the details (because it’s a surprise), but this exciting opening event includes diamond jewelry from Vincent Anthony Jewelers!


Progressive Dinner with Three of Tulsa’s Best Chefs

You and your guests  will enjoy a traditional progressive dinner at three beautiful midtown Tulsa homes in GreenHill. After appetizers prepared by Chef Justin Donaldson of ROOTS Food Group, you’ll travel to a nearby home for the main course prepared by our own Chef Devin Levine CEC of the BOK Center and Cox Business Center. You will then enjoy a decadent dessert prepared by private caterer, Chef Joshua McClure. Of course, if you’d rather host this dinner in your own home, our chefs are happy to oblige.


No. 4 at Pebble Beach a’la Jay O’Meilia

The intimidating fourth hole of one of golf’s true shrines, located on the coast in Carmel, California, is captured on this oil on panel painting by the one and only Jay O’Meilia. This 34″ x 41″ framed masterpiece is sure to spark conversations among golf enthusiasts and art lovers alike.


Six Prime Seats for the Fighting Irish Season Opener

You and five guests will fly to Chicago and stay for two nights at the Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, a windy city landmark on Michigan Avenue. Game day is Saturday, September 5th. You will travel 90 miles to the University of Notre Dame in your rental car. The Fighting Irish will take on the University of Texas Longhorns. Game time to be announced. The University is well known for the beauty of its campus. The Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the famed Golden Dome and the “Touchdown Jesus” mural are among the most widely known university landmarks in the world. Notre Dame Football: An experience you won’t soon forget! GO IRISH!


 Mediterranean Feast for Twelve

Drs. John and Lucy Ivanoff will create a beautiful Mediterranean dinner for up to twelve guests in the outdoor living area of the exquisite home of Bill and Barb Drotar.  Using meat from the Clear Creek Monastery in Hulbert, Oklahoma, the dinner will feature a whole roasted lamb on a spit accompanied by specially selected wines.  Create a fond memory as you host your guests right here in the heart of Tulsa.


Mix and Mingle at the Country Music Awards

Recognized worldwide as “Country Music’s Biggest Night”, the CMA Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement in the country music industry. Each year, trophies are presented in 12 categories, while music lovers coast-to-coast gather to celebrate America’s music. This experience includes two bronze-level tickets for the Country Music Awards in November 2015, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Platinum Package for two, and three night stay at the Loew’s Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville. (Subject to availability.) Airfare included.


The Hunting Trip of a Lifetime for Four

Nestled in the scenic Flint Hills of southeastern Kansas is an outdoorsman’s paradise: Flint Oak. Known as America’s Premier Hunting Resort, it’s a private hunting destination that’s on the bucket list of every serious hunter.

Choose field birds (pheasant, quail and chukar) or waterfowl (duck and geese), or one hunt of each. You and three guests will arrive on a Saturday of your choosing, enjoy lunch and then hunt until dark. You then return to the lodge, are served a gourmet dinner with wine pairings and stay overnight right there at the beautiful Flint Oak lodge. The next morning, you will enjoy a hearty breakfast and another professionally guided hunt followed by photographs and lunch.

Hunting licenses, trained dogs, and all necessary equipment provided. Bag limits guaranteed. Located near the Fall River, just a 2.5 hour drive from Tulsa. Includes meals, beverages and one night lodging at Flint Oak. Find out more at


Derby Dinner at Southern Hills

And they’re off… Don your most dashing Kentucky Derby duds and join up to 40 friends for mint juleps on the patio at Southern Hills. Capitalize on the beautiful May evening with a sumptuous dinner outside, overlooking the golf course. Southern Hills’ Master Chef Jonathan Moosmiller will create this fabulous meal, accompanied by special wine pairings. To top off the festivities, guests will be entertained by live music throughout the evening. Better jockey for YOUR position to join in the fun!

This private dinner will be held Sunday, May 3rd.


The Poor Virgin of Nazareth

At the entrance to our Catholic Charities building is an image of Our Lady, sculpted in bronze by renowned Tulsa artist Rosalind Cook. The piece depicts the “The Poor Virgin of Nazareth.” The figure honors the profound poverty of the Mother of God while also revealing how poverty, enriched by grace and protected by humility, can become the well-spring of our holiness. The sculpture clearly idealizes all the natural attributes of motherhood from compassion and concern to nurturing and sheltering.

This auction item is an 18-inch maquette or replica of this sculpture. Installed on a swivel base, this maquette is a limited edition piece that will add both beauty and a symbol of devotion to one’s personal collection.


Trattoria Tre Amici Ordinati

What the three tenors did for your ears these “three ordained friends” will do for your taste buds. How would you like to have a restaurant open to only you and your friends for a night? We will transform The Blue Moon Cafe into
an Italian trattoria with a rustic Italian meal for 12 prepared and served by Father Gary Kastl, Father Jack Gleason and Catholic Charities Executive Director, Deacon Kevin Sartorius.

The wine pairings will be chosen and explained by Randa Warren, owner of Warren Wines and Spirits, who is only the 16th woman in the world to achieve the level of Master Sommelier and is one of only 196 total men and women in the world to reach this level.

Toni Garner of Toni’s Flowers and Gifts will also add her special touch to this fabulous feast. Of course, if you’d rather host this dinner in your own home, our chefs are happy to oblige.

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