Annual Fundraiser 2021


‘How-to’ steps to participate in our Virtual Fundraiser:

STEP 1. REGISTER to Participate, It’s FREE.
Join the in the party of the year, There’s No Place Like Home For the Arts!’ Virtual Fundraiser on Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 7-8 PM.
To REGISTER text the word SUFFOLK to 71760. Follow the link that is texted to you to fill out the registration. Your cell phone will be used for Silent Auction & Live Auction bidding before and during the Virtual Fundraiser.

Tune in at 7 PM on Saturday 2.20.21 to watch this virtual fundraiser on Suffolk Center’s YouTube Channel or Auction WEBSITE

STEP 2. BID with TEXT 2 BID.
SILENT and LIVE Auction bidding opens on Monday, February 15, 2021 at 10am. When bidding opens, text the word 
SUFFOLK to 71760 to bid on your favorite items! Follow the link that is texted to you to fill out the registration.
• Note: All bidding will be done online; you must use a SmartPhone to bid. Winners must pick up their items from the Suffolk Center, or pay shipping fee.


STEP 3: Purchase BINGO Cards
(Optional) Enhance your party experience by playing a jazzy, take-off on BINGO from home! Throughout the one-hour event we will broadcast Suffolk Center BINGO words, match them on you card at home for a chance to WIN 3 cash prizes: $2,000, $1,000, and $500. Only 200 Bingo Cards are available, so don’t wait to order! Each card is $50. Click HERE to purchase.

STEP 4. WATCH the Fundraiser!
Tune in for the live-streaming broadcast on our Virtual Fundraiser WEBSITE  or Suffolk Center’s YOUTUBE on Saturday, February 20 at 7 -8 pm

We invite everyone to tune in on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 7 PM and watch fundraiser ‘There’s No Place Like Home for the Arts!’. The one-hour event takes place on stage in the Suffolk Center’s Birdsong Theater. Co-Emcees Kerri Furey, co-host of the Hampton Roads Show, and singer songwriter Jim Newsom will be LIVE, broadcasting to the at-home audience. Throughout the evening, virtual guests can play along with pre-purchased BINGO Cards for a chance to win $2,000, $1,000 and $500. The evening will showcase Silent and Live Auction items for final bids. Viewers will enjoy messages of support, and the important work Suffolk Center does everyday. The best part is that all the proceeds from ‘There’s No Place Like Home for the Arts!‘ go to Suffolk Center’s continued support for Arts Education and Community Outreach programs in 2021.

* If you are experiencing difficulties, please contact Gavin Harper, by email or phone (757-923-0003 ext. 103)


Live Auction Item:
4 Seater Golf Cart
Valued at $7,000

This 4-seater, 48 volt electric golf cart features a 3 inch lift, 20 inch all terrain tires with aluminum wheels, rear flip seat, head lights and tail lights and windshield. Includes new Trojan battery and charger. You will look great in this sleek silver cart with black seats and black top, generously donated by Dwight and Jane Schaubach. Bid on this gem now!

To BID text SUFFOLK to 71760

Live Auction Item:
“Grazing” by Guy Crittenden
Valued at $1,000

This painting is titled “Grazing” Virginia Valley and Blue Ridge mountains. This piece is hand painted by Guy Crittenden. Guy prefers to work in oils and his subjects are best described as Landscapes, Wildlife and Sporting scenes. Growing up in the rural county of Gloucester, Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay, he found his passion in the natural wonders of the world around him.

To BID text SUFFOLK to 71760

Live Auction Item:
OBX Round Trip Air-service
Valued at $750

Enjoy round-trip private air transportation for two people to the Outer Banks. Flight will originate from the Suffolk Airport in Curtis Eads Flight School’s flagship, state-of-the-art turbocharged Cessna 182, business class seating, cocktails approved. Flight will depart on Friday and return on Monday. Ground transportation provided at Outer Banks. $50 dinner gift certificate included. Successful bidder will select the date, depending upon weather.

To BID text SUFFOLK to 71760

Live Auction Item:
“Zosteta Marina” by Neil Duman
Valued at $2,400

Handblown Glass Sculpture “Zosteta Marina” #4 (Rivergrass) 29″ tall Crystal base 7 x 7 x 1.5 by Neil Duman. Neil’s inspiration for creating this hand-blown glass piece came from many years of rafting down the James River in Richmond.

To BID text SUFFOLK to 71760

Live Auction Item:
Quail Hunt for Four
Valued at $1,500

Take aim for an amazing time with a quail hunt for four in the Indian Trail area of Gates County, NC. Begin with a guided hunt in the morning, then enjoy a culinary feast for hungry hunters tastefully presented by Chef Chester, Chef Coxe, and Chef Everett at Bear Creek Lodge, the beautiful cabin and hunting grounds of Nan and Tom Coxe. An afternoon hunt will round out the day. Assistance will be provided by Sadie and Lucy, the renowned bird dogs of Everett Irby, and joining the fun this year will be Kelly and Shea, the Coxe’s new bird dogs! Availability: Dates to be determined during bird season, Nov. 17 – end of February. Donated by Tom Coxe, Chet Hart, and Everett Irby.

To BID text SUFFOLK to 71760

Live Auction Item:
Big Drum & Tarpon Fishing Trip 
Valued at $1,200

Enjoy a day of big game fishing aboard a 26 Ft. C-Hawk Center Console fishing vessel with USCG Licensed Captain Leck Lawrence who has been fishing the big waters of the Pamlico and Pungo Rivers and Pamlico Sound for years. This full-day trip will accommodate up to 3 fishermen who will be treated to lunch and drinks. All bait and tackle will be provided. You and your crew will board the boat at Dowry Creek Marina in Belhaven, North Carolina at an agreed upon date and time. Dinner will be provided for the 3 fishermen the evening before the trip.

To BID text SUFFOLK to 71760
Contact Susan Stone for more information