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Moonlight on the Mountain Auction Donors
Huge Thanks to All of our Generous Auction Donors and Underwriters!

Photo of Mount Diablo and Chinal Wall at Sunset by Stephen Joseph

This is a partial list of our 2017 Moonlight on the Mountain donors. Please patronize these artists and businesses and let them know that you appreciate their support of Save Mount Diablo.

Silent Auction Items

  • Framed paintings of Mount Diablo donated by Jo Ann Hanna
  • 4 Passes for Laser Tag or Miniature Golf donated by Scandia Family Center
  • 2 Tickets to a 2017 Shotgun Players Performance donated by Shotgun Players
  • 2 Guest Passes donated by SFMOMA
  • Family Guest Pass donated by Lawrence Hall of Science
  • 4 Free Tastings donated by Retzlaff Vineyards
  • 4 Rounds of Golf with 2 Carts donated by Rossmoor Golf Shop
  • One Month of Unlimited Yoga donated by Indigo Pilates & Yoga Studio
  • Tour and Tasting for 4 People donated by St. George Spirits
  • $25 Gift Certificate donated by Clementine’s
  • More coming soon – including our exciting Live Auction items! For an idea of what might be in store, check out last year’s Live Auction offerings below.

    Thank you!


    2016 Live Auction Items

    (2017 Live Auction Items TBA)

    ITEM 1: Mount Diablo Autumn Framed Art Photograph
    – donated by Stephen Joseph. Framing donated by FastFrame.

    A stunning 71" x 29" framed art photograph of the golden hills of Mount Diablo with dramatic clouds. Acclaimed photographer and former Save Mount Diablo Board member Stephen Joseph has been photographing the mountain since 1984, specializing in panoramic and three dimensional landscapes. A gallery of his work can be found on his website at


    ITEM 2: Costa Rica Getaway - donated by Steve & Sue Ohanian, & an Anonymous Donor.

    Perfect climate, sparkling blue waters and lush rain forests in Playa Herradura or Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. Perfect for a group, this package includes seven days and six nights in a four-bedroom villa for up to eight guests, including round-trip airport transfers (land only). If you're not sure whether to hike, surf, ride - or just eat, drink and relax on the beach - the complimentary concierge reservation service will help you plan the perfect trip. To get you started, this package also includes $800 you can spend on some of the many experiences waiting for you in Costa Rica.

    ITEM 3: Tahoe Lakefront Oasis
    - donated by Mark Belotz & Elaine Coronado.

    Six-day, five-night stay at a lakefront Kings Beach condo in Tahoe. Spend an incredible vacatin in this three-bedroom, two-bath condo beside the crystalline waters of beautiful Lake Tahoe. Includes a year-round lakefront swimming pool heated directly by natural hot springs, a children's wading pool, tennis courts, a fitness room, saunas, club house, and fishing/boating dock. Plus you can enjoy everything else Tahoe has to offer: golf courses, ski areas, lake cruises, world-class restaurants, and casino fun.


    ITEM 4: Private Plane Tour of Mount Diablo & Winery Luncheon - donated by Paul Bonderson. Catered lunch & wine flights donated by Beets Hospitality.

    Your party of 4 will be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you soar above the mountain on a Pilatus PC-12 Turbo Prop private plane along with your knowedgeable Save Mount Diablo tour guide. You'll take off from the Livermore Valley, fly over the Delta, and experience a bird's-eye view of the rugged peaks and hidden canyons of Mount Diablo. After landing, next stop is a catered lunch at Rubio Estates Winery in Livermore. Save Mount Diablo will coordinate your private adventure for you at a mutually convenient time, and the successful bidder must schedule the event within one year of 9/10/16.

    ITEM 5: Gourmet Dinner Party at the Summit
    - donated by Save Mount Diablo & California State Parks

    Enjoy another moonlit evening on Mount Diablo with up to 9 of your closest friends. Your party will experience an elegant multi-course dinner hosted by Save Mount Diablo’s Executive Director and California State Parks staff on the Summit of Mount Diablo. Start your evening with hors d’oeuvres followed by a gourmet dinner with ample drinks, live music, and dramatic 360-degree vistas of Mount Diablo.

    Summit Dinner
    Sky Terrace Vinyard

    ITEM 6: Private Dinner Party at Sky Terrace Vineyard
    - Vinyard Experience & Wine donated by Jim & Bette Felton, Sky Terrace Vineyards. Dinner donated by Forbes Mill Steakhouse, Danville.

    Host a party for a small group of your closest friends at this family owned and operated winery located in Danville. Enjoy a catered meal, fine wine, and a fabulous view of Mount Diablo.

    ITEM 7: Mount Diablo Spring, Framed Art Photograph
    – donated by Stephen Joseph. Framing donated by FastFrame.

    A 71" x 29" framed art photograph showcasing a springtime vista of Mount Diablo's China Wall, and perhaps the perfect companion piece to Mount Diablo Autumn. Acclaimed photographer and former Save Mount Diablo Board member Stephen Joseph has been photographing the mountain since 1984, specializing in panoramic and three dimensional landscapes. A gallery of his work can be found on his website at

    Katrina Rozelle Pastries & Desserts

    ITEM I: Tiramasu

    This classic Italian pick-me-up combines imported Mascarpone cheese, dark rum, strong coffee, rich cocoa, and airy genoise, in a heavenly marriage of flavors. Both light and satisfying, this popular dessert seeps to disappera very quickly.

    ITEM II: Obsession

    Whole raspberries folded into rich chocolate mousse resting between layers of devil's food cake, finished with dark chocolate ganache and classic chocolate piping, and toasted almonds on the sides.

    ITEM III: Erica Torte

    Sublimely creamy milk chocolate caramel truffle filling layered between moist devil's food cake, finished with white chocolate buttercream and adorned with delicate piping work.

    ITEM IV: Mocha Madness

    Katrina developed this cake in 1987 for her wedding, and the resulting madness of her cake-crazed siblings is now legendary. You can lose control with moist devil's food cake, mocha mousse, toasted almonds, and milk chocolate caramel under a soft blanket of coffee buttercream.


    Want to Donate to the Auction?

    Do you own a business, timeshare, or season tickets? Are you an artist inspired by Mount Diablo?

    If you’re interested in donating or underwriting an auction item, email Kristen at

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