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ARIZONA VETERANS' MEMORIAL CEMETERY FOUNDATION 

5th Anniversary 

DINNER & AUCTION

Benefiting the

Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery - Marana

NEW DATE!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2021

Doors Open for Silent Auction & Cocktails at 4:30 p.m.

Desert Diamond Casino & Hotel's Conference Center  - Tucson

7350 S. Nogales Highway, Tucson, AZ  85756

COVID - 19 UPDATE

After consultation with our board members and several members of the Foundation, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone the 5th Anniversary Dinner & Auction until November 6, 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Having spent the last seven months preparing for the event, we are genuinely disappointed not to be able to host the event at this time, but we felt it necessary to postpone for the health and safety of all the attendees.

 

We want to thank all of our donors, sponsors, and those that purchased tickets for your support. We remain excited to host the event later in the year and we will keep you updated with more information as time progresses.

 

All purchases for the event for the March 20th date will be honored for the rescheduled November 6th date and no other action is required. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, a great way to support the Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery Foundation is to turn your purchased ticket into a donation rather than asking for a refund.

 

However, if you wish to obtain a refund because you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, please send an email to

membership@avmc-foundation.org indicating you wish to be refunded, and your refund will be processed immediately.

 

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you this fall.

 

Sincerely,

 

Tom Shambo

Board Chairman

The Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery Foundation, Inc. - Marana

 

BUY TICKETS

Early Bird Single Ticket (Purchased before Sept. 30)- $100/person, includes two drink tickets

Single Ticket after Sept. 30 - $125/person, includes two drink tickets

Early Bird Table of 8 (Purchased before Sept. 30) - $800 per table, includes two drink tickets per seat

Table of 8 after Sept. 30 - $1000 per table, includes two drink tickets per seat

 

OUR SPONSORS

Copper Sponsor
corporate table sponsorS
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auction item donorS
WESTWARD LOOK
EL CONQUISTADOR TUCSON
JIM CLICK
BILTMORE PORTRAIT STUDIOS
BETTY A. SHAMBO
ANA C. HARRIS
WESLEY DURST
 

AUCTION ITEMS

PORTRAIT OF YOUR FAMILY

The World-Renowned Photographic Portrait Artists, at Biltmore Studios, will create a 14-inch fine art piece, portrait of your family, in the studio. A Biltmore Studios Portrait is the marriage between the realism of a photograph and the distinct richness of an oil painting. ($3,000 value)

PORTRAIT OF A LEGACY COUPLE OVER 65 YEARS OLD

The World-Renowned Photographic Portrait Artists, at Biltmore Studios, will create a 14-inch fine art piece, portrait of a legacy couple over 65 years old, n the studio.  Biltmore choses to use an “old world technology’ to create an original piece of art for each client. ($3,000 value)

ONE WEEK STAY AT CONDO IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS

Donated by Jim Click, Jr., auction winner receives a one (1) week Condo stay in the White Mountains. Check in Monday; check out Sunday. Excludes holiday periods. 

GG SUPREME GUCCI® EDEN BELT BAG

GG Supreme canvas belt bag, finished with black leather details and rubberized hardware. Beige/ebony GG Supreme canvas | Black leather trims | Rubber zippers with leather zipper pull | Adjustable black nylon strap with plastic buckle closure | Zipper closure ($650 value)

ABERA SATCHEL

This bag is handmade by artisans of ABLE and is a combination of minimalist design and functionality. Ideal for someone on the go, this soft leather bag can be worn either on the arm or across the body, keeping your hands free. ($160 value)

A VARIETY OF ROBERT TAYLOR PRINTS

Robert Taylor took the plunge and became a professional painter. It was at this time that he began concentrating on marine and aviation subjects, and during the past decades Robert Taylor has established himself as one of the foremost artists painting today. (up to a $400 value each)

CAMEO & PEARL NECKLACE 

Cameo pearl necklace on three strands of freshwater pearls also features a man-made star sapphire. This cameo depicts a female draped in soft fabric and flowers in her hair. Pendant measurements:  2 1/4" in length. Necklace length: 18 inches. (Professionally estimated value at over $500)

 

ONE NIGHT DELUXE ACCOMMODATIONS & BREAKFAST FOR TWO

Awaiting your getaway is desert-inspired spa treatments, award-winning cuisine, three pools, USPTA tennis facility, on-site horseback riding, guided nature hikes and distinctive amenities. 

 

ANTIQUE KINGSBURY & WYANDOTTE TOYS

A variety of rare vintage Kingsbury and Wyandotte pressed steel windup cars, trucks and planes. Estimated values between $400 - $700. 

 

TWO-NIGHT STAY AT EL CONQUISTADOR TUCSON

El Conquistador Tucson invites you to escape and experience the colors, textures, and singular details of our uniquely Southwest resort with a two-night stay. ($400 value)

SIX SPARKLING NIGHTS, A EUROPEAN TOUR OF SPARKLING WINES

this wonderful assortment of Sparkling wines from around the world! From Champagne to Moscato, this set gives you a taste of the variety of Sparkling wines that the world has to offer, all in a beautiful package! Perfect as a gift or a bubbly treat for yourself. ($100 value)

 

2001 COMMEMORATIVE STAMP YEARBOOK COLLECTION

In 2001, award-winning artists have brought talent, tradition, and imagination together to pay tribute to an impressive array of Americana. From legendary Fenway Park and Wrigley Field to legendary funny lady Lucille Ball, from the breathtaking landscapes of the Great Plains prairie to the comic-strip world of Snoopy and the rest of the beloved Peanuts gang. ($50 value)

 

DINNER MENU OPTIONS

Make Your Selection at the Checkout Process

BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIB

Mashed Potatoes, Root Vegetables and Beef Demi Glace

HERB ROASTED SALMON (8 OZ)

Butter Braised Brussel Sprouts, Baby Carrots, Mashed Potatoes

Served with Lemon-Wine Butter Sauce

OLD PUEBLO CHICKEN (8 OZ)

Grilled Cilantro Lime Marinated Chicken Breast with Roasted Green Chilies, and Melted Cheese with Ancho Cream, Spanish Arrozo Con Elote and Seasonal Vegetables

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS THE ARIZONA VETERANS' MEMORIAL CEMETERY?

The Arizona State Veterans' Cemeteries provide a lasting final benefit in honor of Veterans and their families with a final resting place in appreciation and gratitude for their service and sacrifice to our nation. 

WHAT IS THE ARIZONA VETERANS' MEMORIAL CEMETERY FOUNDATION?

The foundation supports the Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery's mission by providing enhancements and beautification inside the cemetery grounds. 

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE? 

We are suggesting that guests wear business casual. Don’t be afraid to dress up too, whether it be a suit or coat and tie for men or a dress for women.

WHERE DO I PARK?

There will be parking available on site and guests may park in designated areas. Guests are strongly encouraged to take a taxi, Uber or other ride sharing service.

ARE CHILDREN INVITED?

Sorry, kids should sit this one out. 

WHERE IS THE DESERT DIAMOND CASINO & HOTEL'S CONFERENCE CENTER?

7350 S. Nogales Highway, Tucson, AZ 85756

From North Tucson

Take I-19 south to Valencia Road. Turn east on Valencia to Nogales Highway. Turn south and the property is one mile down on the right.

From East Tucson

Take Valencia west, two miles past the airport and turn south on Nogales Highway. The property is one mile down on the right.

From Nogales and Green Valley

Take I-19 north to Valencia Road. Turn east on Valencia to Nogales Highway. Turn south and the property is one mile down on the right.

 

Contact

Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery Foundation, Inc. 
Email: avmc.fdn@gmail.com

Address: PO Box 2278, Cortaro, AZ 85652

Tom Shambo, Chairman

Tel: 520-433-3824 

Fax: 520-638-4899

Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery at Marana

Address: 15950 N Luckett Rd., Marana, AZ 85653

Cemetery Administrator, Nicole Contreras

Tel: 520-638-4894

Fax: 520-638-4899​

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The Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery Foundation, Inc.is a registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. EIN 47-4144576