2010 Silent Auction Winners


Blast from the Past
Unique package of Chicago historical delight: family membership to the Chicago History Museum, Chicago by Studs Terkel and a photograph of Studs Terkel at his last Media Awards Benefit in 2007, pictured with the Chicago Tribune’s Eric Zorn and Mary Schmich. Photo signed by the Studs Terkel himself.  Estimated Value: $200. WINNER:  MARCY CURRAN

It’s All About the Music
Autographed copy of Studs Terkel’s And They All Sang, a brilliant compilation of interviews with various musicians, spanning several decades. Two passes for four free admissions and free drinks at Kingston Mines.Estimated Value: $180. WINNER: BRYNN SEBERT

Barack Obama Photograph
A framed piece of history. Photograph taken by the Workshop’s very own Thom Clark at Obama’s first press conference as President-Elect, taken Nov. 5th, 2008.  Estimated Value: $250. WINNER: DOUG  D.

Bust a Move
An exhilarating new way to work out while learning how to break dance! Two gift certificates to six one-hour classes each.
Estimated Value: $190. WINNER: ANNETTE STAHELIN

An eight bottle wine tasting party for up to 12 people at PRP Wine International with a personal wine consultant.  This package also includes The Wide View a book of black and white global panoramic photography from the past 10 years, signed by photographer Mark Hallett.  Estimated Value:  $425 WINNER: EMILY MILLLER

Dinner and a Show
Two tickets to a performance at the Raven Theater in Evanston and a gift certificate to the nearby Heartland Café. Estimated Value: $100. WINNER: DEMETRIO MAGUIGAD

A unique idea to raise money for your organization; How about a friendraiser? Invite as many people as you’d like to Duffy’s for a party with this gift certificate.  Estimated Value: $150. WINNER: NICOLE GOTTHELF

A Tale of Two Cities
Find out about the city’s rich architectural history up close with four passes for a walking tour courtesy of the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Learn background information on the city’s planning and layout history with a signed copy of Janice Metzger’s What Would Jane Say?­  Estimated Value $80. WINNER: DENNIS GRAGERT

­Division Street: America by Studs Terkel
Autographed first edition. A quintessential must-read for anyone who wishes to rediscover and re-experience what Studs did so well – get everyday Americans to open up and tell amazing stories.  Estimated Value: $150. WINNER: RACHEL CAIN

Triple Theatre Trek
Explore some of Chicago’s wonderful neighborhood theatres. This bundle includes two tickets to the Redmoon Theater, two tickets to Court Theatre and two tickets to an eta Creative Arts Foundation production.  Estimated Value $210. WINNER:  LEHIA FRANKLIN ACOX

An Elegant Evening
Enjoy world-class treatment for up to four guests at Tru Restaurant with a tour of their kitchen and their contemporary art collection—includes a little champagne to start the evening. Enjoy dinner at Tru, and then head over to the Redhead Piano Bar with two $50 gift certificates to close the evening out.  Estimated Value: $250. WINNER: MIKE ROACH

Invigorate the Soul!
Relax your mind, body and soul with a class at the Peace School. Choose from yoga, meditation and exercise classes.  Expand on your wellness level with a wellness coaching session with hypnotherapist Gina Orlando.  In addition, engage in hope for the future with tales of those who wouldn’t give up with Studs Terkel’s Hope Dies Last.  Try an alternative method of relaxation with a gift certificate to a hypnotherapy session. Estimated Value:  $225 WINNER: LYNN STEADMAN


Studs Terkel Photograph by Marc PoKempner
Beautifully shot, framed and autographed by the photographer.
Estimated Value: $500. WINNER:  RACHEL CAIN

Something to boot
Enhance your barware collection with a biersteifel (drinking boot) and a collection of global glassware for any kind of beer you might desire, courtesy of Beerables.net. Update your library with Rick Kogan’s A Chicago Tavern: a Goat, a Curse, and the American Dream. Create memories with a special wine tasting for two at Randolph Wine Cellars & The Tasting Room. Estimated Value: $175. WINNER: SADIE KILNER

Bon Appétit
Chef’s Five Course Dinner for two at Oceanique – a French-American restaurant in Evanston.  Estimated Value: $130 WINNER: KATHY THOLIN

A History of Theater and Film
A gift certificate for up to ten people for a tour of the historic Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University—a national landmark since 1975. Impress your friends with your knowledge of theater and films stars with a copy of The Studs Terkel Interviews Film and Theater. Estimated Value: $120 WINNER: DIANE LAUX

The Ultimate American Pastime?
Wine, chocolate and a good book of course! This package gives you all you need to relax in style.  Recommended wine from Warehouse Liquors, divine sweets from Chocolate Gourmet and a first edition, autographed copy of American Dream: Lost & Found by Studs Terkel. Estimated Value: $230. WINNER: SADIE KILNER

Family Fun!
This delightful grouping of several fun, family activities guarantees fun for several days! Includes: four passes that admit two each to Davis Theatres, two gift certificates for two hours of bowling for up to six people at Brunswick and four tickets to a preview of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” at the Chicago Children’s Museum.  Estimated Value: $350. WINNER: KATE GRAHAM

Chicago Authors Package
Catch up on some some good reads with this unique package of books from some of Chicago’s well-known writers. Race by Studs Terkel,  Beyond the Echo Chamber by Jessica Clark and Tracy Van Slyke, Chicago- Never A City So Real by Alex Kotlowitz  and Three Strikes by Stephen Franklin. Estimated Value: $90. WINNER: DEANNA NORD-NOGEL

Studs Photograph by Chris Walker
Photography of Studs Terkel, autographed by Studs himself.  Estimated Value: $330WINNER: TERESA PUENTE

Wellness Package
This package entitles you to two guest passes to the East Bank Club- their amenities are some of the best in the city (Oprah and Obama have used them!)  After a day of fitness and wellness stop over at Maxwell’s for fine dining with a complimentary $50 gift card.  Reservations are required.  Estimated Value: $100. WINNER: ALITA TUCKER

Museum Campus Field Trip
Remember taking the school bus to one of these amazing museums every school year? Well, now you can relive the excitement with this unique package: Four VIP tickets to the Shedd Aquarium; four passes to the Adler Planetarium; and a one-year membership to the Field Museum.  Estimated Value: $330. WINNER: ALEJO TORRES

Transportation Triumph
Recent cutbacks have you exploring other transportation options? Then check out iGo — enjoy free membership sign up and explore the alternative to actually owning a vehicle in the city.  However; if, you’re feeling nostalgic enjoy a signed copy of The Chicago “L” by Greg Borzo, which explores the history of one of the nation’s oldest transit systems.  Estimated Value: $102. WINNER:  STEPHAN CLARK

A Night Out On the Town
Enjoy an evening of comedy and dinner with complimentary admissions to The Second City e.t.c and gift certificates to Petterino’s. Estimated Value $120 WINNER: DEMETRIO MAGUIGAD

Hop on the Magic Party Bus
This magically entertaining package gives you everything you need to throw a party: entertainment and drinks! Two gift certificates: one entitles you to a 30 minute magic show unlike anything you’ve ever seen before and the other one entitles you to a two-hour party for twenty at either Kincades, Kelseys or Kendalls.  Estimated Value: $650. WINNER: MIKE ROACH

Photo and Memoir
Photograph of Studs Terkel and Leon Depres, taken and signed by Bob Black.  Included in this package Studs Terkel’s Touch and Go: A Memoir.  Estimated Value: $280 WINNER:  R. HARRIS

Chicago Through the Ages
Explore the underbelly of the 1920s Chicago with a two-person pass to Chicago’s Gangster Tour.  Also included: Studs Terkel’s The Good War: An Oral History of World War Two, signed, first edition. Estimated Value $100. WINNER: AMANDA ALT

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