The online auction is now open!




The excitement has reached a fever pitch and we are all anxious to get to The Drake Hotel on November 22. We have added a new feature this year, electronic bidding, on all silent auction items. All bidding will be done through your cell phone or computer! You can bid from anywhere, anytime before the close of the auction right from your own device. You even get an update if you are outbid!

Silent Auction Update:

  • It's online now! Click here to register, view the items and begin BIDDING!
  • After you register you will get a welcome text message and then there are 4 ways to bid:
    1. By Text - Text the 3-digit item number and amount to the welcome message you receive, e.g., 101 500, no dollar signs or decimals are needed.
    2. By Smartphone - Click the link in your registration text.  It will take you to a personal bidding page.  Click on an item and place a bid, it’s that simple.
    3. By Computer- click on an item and place a bid.
    4. By “Personal Shopper” on event night - Find an ABC staff in a RED shirt and they will be happy to place your bids for you.
  • Hosted by ABC - AuctionsByCellular!

Please don't hesitate to contact us should you have any questions between now and the event.


And check out our amazing live auction packages too!


Spend a weekend in luxury without leaving beautiful Chicago!

Your unforgettable weekend “away” begins when you pick up your Porsche Boxster for a complimentary Friday to Monday rental. After cruising The Windy City in style, you’ll check into the acclaimed Princess Diana Suite at Chicago’s historic Drake Hotel. Graced by dignitaries from around the world including Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana herself, these royal accommodations are among the most decadent of all Chicago hotel suites.

Before settling down for the evening, enjoy dinner for two at The Boarding House, master sommelier and former Check, Please! host Alpana Singh’s critically acclaimed four-level restaurant.

Donated by: Porsche, The Drake Hotel, The Boarding House

*Porsche Boxster not available until spring of 2014. Driver must be at least 25 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. The vehicle must remain in the state of Illinois and adhere to a 500-mile limit.


The lucky winner of this priceless package will attend a live taping of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Heralded for its fast-paced dialogue and sarcastic wit, the show has been dubbed “the most trusted name in fake news.” Voted as the No. 4 most admired journalist by Americans in a 2007 poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, fake news anchor Jon Stewart tied with real news anchors Brian Williams and Tom Brokaw of NBC, Dan Rather of CBS, and Anderson Cooper of CNN. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to see this unrivaled satirist in action!

In addition to two tickets to The Daily Show, you’ll enjoy a three-night stay at one of three New York City hotels and round-trip airfare for you and your lucky guest.

*Must be age 18 or older to attend the show. Valid one year from date of purchase, subject to availability. Shows are taped Monday through Thursday.

Donated by: Anonymous


Ring in 2014 with two tickets to the Bears vs. Packers game on Sunday, December 29 in Section 219, Row 13 of Soldier Field. Fit for Bears or Packers fans, this package includes a sharp cheese grater hat for those looking to Bear Down and an authentic Cheesehead hat for those planning to cheer “Go Pack Go!”

Spruce up your pre-game tailgate with sausage courtesy of Big Fork Brands and a $50 gift certificate to Treasure Island Foods.

Donated by: Donna & Eric Jostock, Big Fork Brands, Treasure Island Foods


Considering a trip out west for a ski vacation? Are you looking at this cold Chicago weather and wishing you were lying on the beach in Key West or soaking up the sun in Santa Monica?  Well here’s your chance to choose your very own adventure with complimentary roundtrip airfare for two to anywhere in the continental United States courtesy of Southwest Airlines.  Even better, you’ll enjoy a two-night stay at any Hyatt property worldwide! While your airfare must be used in the U.S., you do have the option to split this package, which means you could be dining on authentic French cuisine at The Park Hyatt in Paris if you’re thinking international. The choice is yours!

Donated by:  Hyatt, Southwest Airlines

*The Hyatt certificate provides 60,000 Hyatt Gold passport points, valid for two free nights at any Hyatt property worldwide. Free night awards apply when standard rooms are available at the Hyatt daily rate. Blackout dates may apply.

** Southwest tickets are good for roundtrip transportation only on Southwest-operated, published, scheduled service within the continental United States. The tickets may not be used for travel on itineraries that combine flights with other carriers.