2019 HeartLink Gala Live Auction Sneak Peek


Here’s a sneak peek of the live auction packages for the 2019 HeartLink Gala Presented by UnitedHealthcare on Friday, October 25th at Hilton Minneapolis. 


Getaway to New York includes round-trip airfare; a four-day and three-night stay at a 4-star deluxe hotel; dinner at Robert De Niro’s 4-star Tribeca Grill; dinner at Sardi’s; and tickets to a Broadway show

Start spreading the news! You will be whisked away for four days and three nights to the city that doesn’t sleep. After an insider’s guided tour and shopping, you’ll cap off one day with a gourmet dinner at actor Robert De Niro’s 4-Star Tribeca Grill. Another day you can cruise the waters around Manhattan and enjoy a Broadway show and late-night dinner at Sardi’s Restaurant. Your deluxe accommodations will be selected after you choose your travel dates. You have 3 years to redeem your trip (with no blackout dates), and a personal travel specialist will do the booking for you.

Donated by: AmFund
Value: Priceless


A week-long trip tailored for you to Santiago, Chile, includes a tour of UnitedHealthcare’s world-class pediatric heart center of excellence at Santa María Hospital, including round-trip airfare and accommodations at the Hyatt Santiago

Travel to Chile to enjoy the sights, the food and wine, and a visit to Clínica Santa María’s Pediatric Cardiovascular Center,  one of the world leaders in the treatment of complex congenital heart disease. The balance of the trip will be tailored just for you. Enjoy a day of wine tasting in Casablanca Valley; or a culinary, art museum or biking tour; or skiing and snowboarding in the Andes. Dates are flexible. Includes 2 travel days, round-trip coach airfare, 5 nights at Hyatt Santiago with breakfast, and 3 days of guided excursions up to $800.

Donated by: UnitedHealthcare
Value: Priceless


Club-level tickets and VIP on-field pre-game passes to a 2020 Minnesota Vikings home regular season game; Delta Sky360 Club tickets and pre-game field passes to watch batting practice to a 2020 Minnesota Twins home regular season game; VIP lower level blue line tickets to a 2020 Minnesota Wild home regular season game; lower level tickets to a 2020 Minnesota Timberwolves home regular season game and a Joshua Okogie signed jersey; and a tour of Allianz Field and locker rooms, home of Minnesota United FC, with CEO Chris Wright

Score! This package includes premium experiences with Minnesota baseball, football, hockey, basketball and soccer teams! Support our professional sports teams and raise your bid paddle to enjoy experiences with all five teams in the 2020 season! Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Wild packages include food and beverages. All packages will be based on mutually agreed upon dates. Tour of Allianz Field expires December 13, 2019.

Donated by: Sue and Steve Lacroix, Michael O’Leary and Ernst & Young LLP, Minnesota Twins Baseball Club, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota United FC
Value: Priceless


Seven days and six nights at a 4-star ocean resort including round-trip airfare

Tropical Costa Rica! Take a deep breath and imagine being surrounded by tropical flowers, dense green rainforests, mountain volcanoes, magnificent wildlife, and sipping tall, cool cocktails on a sugar sand beach or beside a glistening pool! Your week can be as relaxed or exciting as you wish at an ocean resort, where you can relax in the spa, or go snorkeling, fishing, diving or zip-lining. Your deluxe accommodations will be selected after you choose your travel dates. You have 3 years to redeem your trip (with no blackout dates) and a personal travel specialist will do the booking for you.

Donated by: AmFund
Value: Priceless


A week-long stay at a private guest house near Lucca, Italy, for up to four, including round-trip airfare for two people

Experience one of Italy’s most beloved destinations, Tuscany, as if it were your home. Retreat to a two-bedroom, two-bath beautifully restored historic property near Lucca, complete with antique furnishings and a fireplace. Learn about Italy’s culinary secrets and specialties during a private pizza-making class with a wood-burning stove. Additional culinary adventures and day trips can be arranged.

Donated by: Doris Fortino, U.S. FlexPerks Rewards
Value: $7,000


A week-long, customized trip for two with Children’s Heartlink staff to Brazil, China, India, Malaysia or Vietnam in 2020, including round-trip airfare, accommodations, and most meals

See your gift at work and travel with Children’s HeartLink staff to see our lifesaving work up close! A week-long, life-changing trip, tailored for two people, in one of the five countries where Children’s HeartLink works. The balance of the trip will be planned according to your wishes, with opportunities to enjoy the spectacular sights, unique experiences and delectable food the country has to offer. Children’s HeartLink staff will lead you on this seven-day experience. Includes a week-long visit (Saturday to Sunday, which includes two travel days), round-trip coach airfare, accommodations, and most meals. 2020 dates are mutually agreed upon.

Airfare donated by: U.S. FlexPerks Rewards
Value: Priceless