Silent Auction Highlights

We are excited about the Silent Auction and hope you will be too! The silent auction will feature gift certificates and products from local restaurants, spas, gyms, artists, boutiques and home decor stores. (All items are subject to change.)

The silent auction and door prize drawing will open at 6:30 p.m. and close at 8:45 p.m. on the night of the Patron’s Party (October 10). The live auction will take place at 7:45 p.m. that evening.

We hope you will enjoy these auction highlights and create your strategy for bidding!


pancakeBreakfast for eight with VIP back door entrance/no waiting at PANCAKE PANTRY. If you’ve ever driven by their flagship restaurant in Hillsboro Village on a weekend morning and saw the line to get in this Nashville landmark, I think you’ll agree that this donation is truly priceless.  Not only has the Pantry become a Nashville tradition, it has become a family one as well. The owner began learning the ropes in the kitchen when he was ten years old and now hopes his two daughters will continue the tradition.  He makes several runs a year to the hills of East Tennessee to retrieve specialty ground flours, and his pancakes, along with their syrups, are prepared fresh each day from top secret recipes. And now you can enjoy them without the two hour wait! VALUE: PRICELESS


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Bottle of 2002 OPUS ONE WINE donated by Radnor Wine and Spirits. This critically acclaimed wine has been described this way: “Opus One thinned the 2002 vintage to the lowest per-acre yield in a decade, encouraging quality and concentration of flavors. The 2002 Opus One shows aromas of dried strawberry, vanilla bean and mocha with flavors of cassis, black cherry, plum and espresso. Offering a lean, vibrant entry with profound mid-palate density, the wine finishes with bittersweet chocolate and a hint of smoke. Full-bodied, opulent and young, a thoroughly complete wine that is pure and rich, it takes like a hypothetical blend of great Nappa Vally Cabernet Sauvignon married to a Bordeaux Pauillac. Bravo! It will benefit from 2 – 3 more years of cellaring and should keep for 20-25 years thereafter.” Visit Radnor Wine and Spirits for other critically acclaimed items, as well as for all of your wine and spirits needs. VALUE: $265


MAN WITH A PAN: Six course dinner and wine for eight people prepared by Johnny Haffner in his home.  Want to spend an evening eating and man with a pan picdrinking with Johnny Haffner in his kitchen? Catering by Johnny Haffner, formerly known as Caper’s Catering, is one of Nashville’s most trusted catering companies. In business since 1974, they offer upscale, elegant catering services with a southern twist. Additionally, Lipman Brothers will offer a selection of fine wines for your group of eight.  Don’t miss out on your chance to spend an intimate evening in Johnny’s kitchen and maybe pick up a few recipes and cooking tips along the way! His dinners are an experience you won’t want to miss!  VALUE: $1,000


North Carolineric baer nc beach condoa BEACH HOUSE: Located on the north end of Topsail Island, NC this three building condominium complex directly faces the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. This 3 bedroom 2 bath unit offers wide open spacious living, with a panoramic view from each room of ocean or sound.  Condo comes with 1 queen bed in Master bedroom and 2 twin beds in each of the other bedrooms.  There is also a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. In addition this unit has a private screened porch on the sound side as well as oceanfront deck.  Swimming pool and tennis courts are also on site.  The condo is available for reservation before Memorial Day or after Labor Day.  Winning bidder should work with donor on securing the reservation. Donated by Eric Baer and family. VALUE: $1200


“Manhattan Rhapsody” Abstract acrylic painting on canvas by renowned artist, James Threalkill. This signed 36”x 18” textured, abstract painting was IMG_9708painted and donated by renowned artist, James R. Threalkill.  Threakill is a native of Nashville and began painting at the age of 13 with an oil painting set purchased by his mother. James’ artwork is included in numerous corporate and private collections including; Fisk University, Meharry Medical College, Tennessee State University, The Dollar General Corporation, The Tennessee State Museum, Columbia State Community College, Governor and First Lady Phil Bredesen and Andrea Conte’, Cal and Maggie Turner, Actress Kim Fields, Musician Kirk Whalum, NFL stars Eddie George, Marcus Robinson, Kevin Carter, and radio personality Tom Joyner. His artwork represents a passion for the beauty of life and the vibrancy of color and movement. His images capture the essence of individuals and their various lifestyles. His appreciation for the spontaneity of jazz is clearly evident in his musical creations. His textured abstracts display the freedom of creativity that he balances with his expressive realism. VALUE: $500


IMG_9703Maker’s Mark® Barrel Head and Bottle of Maker’s 46® Signed by the Maker’s Mark President, a 7th generation bourbon distiller.  At Maker’s, we age Maker’s 46 a bit longer inside barrels containing seared French oak staves. The staves create bolder, more complex flavors — while eliminating the bitterness that usually comes with whiskies that are aged longer. After the oak staves are affixed to the inside of the barrel, the mature Maker’s Mark goes right back into it – for at least several more months. Like Maker’s Mark, Maker’s 46 isn’t aged for any specified period of time – it’s aged to taste. We simply let grains, wood and nature take care of the aging process. When it’s ready, our tasting panel knows it. Only after we consider it perfect is Maker’s 46® bottled, corked and dipped.  And with this signed bottle, also enjoy one of the barrel heads in which it was aged, which is also signed. VALUE: $150


An autographed Fender telecaster from the Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert “Locked and Reloaded” tour. autographed guitarKnown for their distinctive styles of music, Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley teamed up to tour together in 2013. Thanks to Safe Haven supporter and country music favorite, Rick Monroe for securing this item from his buddies for the auction! VALUE: The guitar is valued at $579.00 (with the autographs: PRICELESS).


new dancing logoTwo tickets to Nashville’s premier charity event of the year!  Save the date for the 2014 Dancing for Safe Haven event: April 12, 2014 at Loews Vanderbilt.  You and a guest can watch local celebs partner with professional dancers to compete for online favorite, audience favorite and judges’ favorite. Everyone’s favorite? Safe Haven!  We look forward to another wonderful dinner, competitive dance performances and an open dance floor in 2014 with event chairs Vicki Yates and Darrell Freeman. The package includes an overnight stay at Loews Vanderbilt and breakfast the next morning.



The live auction will take place at 7:45 p.m. that evening. These are just a couple of the highlights:
  • - Pro Am Golf Tournament – Foursome paired with a PGA Tour Pro or Celebrity in Orlando
  • - Third Home, The World’s Most Exclusive Home Exchange Program
  • - Maker’s Mark distillery tour, tasting, world famous bottle dipping and lunch for 10 in Kentucky