Bridging the Gap

15th Annual Auction & Brunch


Sunday, April 10, 2022

10am – 1pm


Anthony’s Sinclair Inlet

20 Washington Ave, Bremerton

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap for OC Students


Many Olympic College students face gaps that can keep them from achieving their dreams. Financial gaps. Educational gaps. Opportunity gaps. Your support helps students bridge those gaps, complete their degrees and fill vital jobs in our community. YOU make the difference for hundreds of students each year by providing scholarships, textbooks, digital access, emergency support and more.

To keep our guests safe while still preserving the unique experience of our in-person event at Anthony’s at Sinclair Inlet, we’ve made some changes this year. We’ve pushed the date for our 15th Annual Auction & Brunch back by a month to allow time for Covid-19 case numbers to fall. In addition, our presenting sponsor Anthony’s will be providing a tented outdoor space to maximize social distancing. Here’s what won’t change: the spectacular venue, mouthwatering brunch and great cause. Auction proceeds directly support OC students!

Event – Starts with an online silent auction April 1-13 and culminates with our in-person live auction and brunch and the opportunity to meet students whose futures are brighter because of YOUR support.

Click here to bid in the online auction. Tickets are $125 per person. Click here to purchase yours TODAY.

Sponsorships – Still available at the $2,000, $1,500 and $750 levels and include tickets to the event as well as recognition for your business on the event platform, social media and event web page. Contact [email protected] for details or click here.

“My family will forever have hearts of gratitude and won’t take the opportunity provided us for granted.”

Johnson Emergency Grant recipient

“If not for the OC Promise, I wouldn’t be able to attend OC and have the freedom to decide my future.”

OC Promise Scholar

“I am so excited for nursing school. It almost feels surreal that I am finally going to get to do this.”

Foundation Scholarship recipient

“Because of your scholarship I will be able to pursue my passion for advocating on behalf of victims of social injustice.”

Finish Line Scholarship recipient

A Message from the President

Olympic College is open and being flexible to serve students. OC President Marty Cavalluzzi talks about how the college is adapting and how your support makes a difference for OC students.

SING Helps Needy Students

Patricia Thomas of OC’s SING office is working to meet an increase in student needs during the COVID crisis. Your donation during the Flex-Fundraiser helps OC students overcome financial barriers to staying in school.

LIVE Auction Preview

These unique experiences will be available for bid during our live event, beginning at 10 am Sunday, April 10.

If you haven’t purchased tickets yet, it’s not too late! Click here to help OC students bridge the gap.

Release the Kraken

Watch the Seattle Kraken take on the Colorado Avalanche Wednesday, April 20, from a suite at Climate Pledge Arena. In addition to two tickets, this experience includes access to the Club Level gourmet buffet before the game, and snacks and beverages, including beer and wine, during the game.

Courtesy of Kitsap Credit Union

Palm Springs Vacation

Soak up the sun November 4-7, 2022, at the The Plaza Resort and Spa, overlooking the fairways of Arnold Palmer’s Tahquitz Creek Golf Course. Your one-bedroom condo sleeps four, has a mini-kitchen and has access to world-class amenities, including a sauna, outdoor whirlpools, two outdoor pools, a tennis court, basketball court and fitness equipment.

Courtesy of Jim Sund & Anne Mulligan

Brasil Comes to You

Enjoy an authentic Brasilian meal for eight people cooked in the comfort of your own home. Chef Sandra Rocha Evanoff will lead you on a culinary tour of her home country, introducing you to the vibrant culture of Brasil as well as its cuisine. You get to choose the type of traditional Brasilian meal and beverage.

Courtesy of Sandra Rocha Evanoff

Bagel Making & Brunch

Back by popular demand! Learn the secret to New York-style bagels as you and three friends create, shape, boil and bake a batch with expert instruction from OC Foundation Board Member Suzanne-Keel-Eckmann. You’ll take home the recipe, cook’s notes and your very own perfectly chewy bagels. You’ll also enjoy a farm-fresh brunch at Suzanne’s charming Bainbridge home.

Courtesy of Suzanne Keel-Eckmann

Check out our SILENT Auction Items!

Support OC students by bidding on our exciting silent auction items, including a signed Seattle Kraken inaugural season jersey, a luxury stay at Alderbrook Resort & Spa and a kayak excursion to Hope Island State Park.

CLICK HERE to get started. If you are attending our April 10 event, log in using the email associated with your ticket registration. If you haven’t purchased a ticket yet, click Silent Auction Only in the red banner at the top of the page. You’ll be asked to create an account. The silent auction closes at 6pm Wed., April 13.

See below for a sneak peek of just a few of our tempting items. Bid early & often to support OC student success!

Signed Seattle Kraken Jersey

Show your Seattle Kraken pride with this inaugural season jersey signed by star defenseman Jamie Oleksiak. This is a limited-edition NHL Addidas away jersey with autographed nameplate and Certificate of Authenticity. Wear it or frame it, this is a true collector’s item. BID NOW!

Courtesy of Seattle Kraken

Alderbrook Getaway

Experience the best of the Hood Canal with a one-night say in a luxurious courtyard-view guestroom at Alderbrook Resort & Spa. The package also includes a $100 dining credit. Amenities include a saltwater pool and hot tub. BID NOW!

Courtesy of Alderbrook Resort & Spa

Hope Island Kayak Excursion

Explore the Salish Sea during this kayak excursion to Hope Island State Park. Covered with old-growth forests and saltwater marshes, the 106-acre marine park is accessible only by boat or kayak and features a 1 1/2-mile long beach. Hike the island trails or simply kick back and enjoy the scenery as you eat a delicious lunch provided by Kamilche Adventures guides.  BID NOW!

Courtesy of Little Creek Casino & Resort

World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

You and three friends will learn how to create America’s Test Kitchen’s “Best Chocolate Chip Cookie” from cookie-baker and OC Foundation Board Member Suzanne Keel-Eckmann. You’ll also enjoy an organic, farm-fresh lunch in her charming Bainbridge Island home. In addition to the recipe and baker’s notes, you’ll take home a batch of the mouth-watering treats! Class and lunch will be from 10am to 2pm on a mutually-agreeable Saturday during summer 2021. BID NOW!

Courtesy of Suzanne Keel-Eckmann

Thank you to our Generous Community Partners!

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