Raffle - 2023


SB'23 will benefit the New York Caledonian Club. The Club is a non-profit organization established in 1856 providing Scots, Scottish-Americans, and anyone with an interest in Scotland, the opportunity to be immersed in authentic Scottish culture. The New York Caledonian Club also organizes many Scottish cultural activities and events throughout the year including Gaelic and Bagpipe playing lessons.

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Private Tour and Afternoon Tea at The Crooked House Lavenham, UK,  courtesy of Alex and Oliver Khalil-Martin.
The Crooked House in Lavenham England is a 600-year-old historic house described as a British icon. The prize includes an exclusive private tour of the home, followed by a private guided tour of Lavenham, Britain's best-preserved medieval village. This full-day experience with conclude with Afternoon Tea at The Crooked House, hosted by The Crooked Men.

2 nights at a charming Irvington, NY AirBnB, courtesy of Joy and Francis Goudie.
Spend 2 nights in a historic 1854 home 45 minutes north of NYC. Nearby attractions include Lyndhurst, Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, Sleepy Hollow, Kykuit, as well as great shopping and dining.

Luxurious Woven Blanket, courtesy of Brora.
Scottish firm Brora, internationally known for its luxurious cashmere textiles and modern crisp designs, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Their material is ethically sourced from the oldest mills in Scotland and responsibly and locally made in Scotland.

⁠Lunch for 2 with art historian and appraiser Alasdair Nichol, courtesy of Alasdair Nichol.
The very charming Alasdair is the Chairman and DIrector of Fine Art at Freeman's, America's oldest auction house. Born in Edinburgh, Mr. Nichol studied fine art in Aberdeen. Since 1988, he has appeared on the top-rated PBS television show, The Antiques Roashow, helping people to find treasures in their attics. Mr. Nichol will take the winner of this prize for lunch and delight them with animated conversation on all things artistic.

Cookbook by acclaimed Scottish Chef, courtesy of Gary Maclean.
The prize is a copy of his latest US release, "The Scottish Kitchen." Gary Maclean is a Scottish chef and author and is the first National Chef of Scotland.

Signed copy of recent book on Willa Cather by Nicholas Birns, courtesy of Nicholas Birns.
Prof. Birns is a faculty member at NYU and a distinguished literary scholar. He has written books on a number of topics, including the writings of Anthony Powell. Keenly interested in fantasy writing, Birns is also a Tolkien scholar.

One year's family membership to the NTSF and two branded water bottles, courtesy of the National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA.

One year's family membership to the Caledonian Club of NY, courtesy of the Caledonian Club.

One hour consultation certificate with career coach Jim Hajny, courtesy of Jim Hajny.
With over 20 years of experience in HR and career counseling, Jim Hajny is a Managing Director at Partners International. Winner will receive one free session to explore your career trajectory, strengthen negotiation skills or even coach you on your interview skills.

$100 certificate for the Long Room, courtesy of Martin Whelan.
The winner will receive a gift certificate redeemable for food and drink at this midtown pub & restaurant.

$100 certificate for Maggie's Place, courtesy of Martin Whelan.
The winner will receive a gift certificate redeemable for food and drink at this pub & restaurant, the oldest family-owned restaurant in midtown.

Leather & Scottish Thistle Tartan crossbody bag, courtesy of Scottish Creations.
Win a stylish Tartan and  leather Harris Tweed cross shoulder bag.

Tour of Scotland Gift Box brimming with goodies, courtesy of Scottish Gourmet USA. Take a culinary tour of Scotland with this generous plaid gift basket featuring delicious cookies, tempting fudge, savory sauces and much more.

2 tickets to an American Classical Orchestra concert at Alice Tully Hall, courtesy of Mary Ellen & Rand Scullard.
You and a guest will enjoy a performance of the American Classical Orchestra on Thursday, March 7th, 2024 at 7:30pm at Alice Tully Hall. The tickets are 2 center orchestra seats for the B Minor Mass by J.S. Bach. The ACO is devoting to preserving and promoting the repertoire of 17th, 18th, and 19th century composers. Music is played on original instruments using historic performance techniques.


2 tickets Helicon Chamber Music concert, courtesy of Alice & David Moyer.
Admission for two people to a Helicon Chamber Music concert plus a champagne reception.

4 tickets The A.C.C. Amateur Theater Troupe, courtesy of Alice & David Moyer.
Four tickets to a play at the oldest amateur theater in America, at their historic Sniffen Court clubhouse.

4 tickets to an upcoming What Will the Neighbors Say? theatrical production, courtesy of James Clements.
Helmed by James Clements and Sam Hood, the The Neighbors has been producing cutting edge international-themed plays and readings. They have performed all over NY City and received a number of prizes and grants. The winner will receive a certificate good for 4 tickets to an upcoming production for the current season.

Grilling and cooking utensils, courtesy of Daina Falk.
The founder of The Hungry Fan, Daina, who grew up around sports, specializes in foods and accessories essential for game-day tailgating and back-yards barbecues.

Copy of ⁠"Deleverage," courtesy of James Harvey.
Mr. Harvey, author, financier, and philanthropist has written a book explaining the intricacies of the financial markets.

Two British Doll Figurines, courtesy of Rocco Staino.

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⁠With Grateful Thanks to our Generous Donors

Alasdair Nichol

Alex & Oliver Khalil-Martin

Alice & ⁠David Moyer

⁠Brora Cashmere

⁠The Caledonian Club of NY

⁠Daina Falk

⁠Gary Maclean

⁠James Clements

⁠James Harvey

⁠Jaye & Spike McClure

⁠Jim Hajny

⁠Joy & Francis Goudie

⁠Martin Whelan

⁠National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA

⁠Nicholas Birns

⁠Rocco Staino

⁠Scottish Creations

Scottish Gourmet

The Crooked House

Sunny Slopes in Irvington, NY

Alasdair Nichol

Gary Maclean

⁠Nicholas Birns

⁠Helicon Music Foundation

ACC Amateur Theater Troupe

Past Sponsors

Previous sponsors include:⁠

* Cambusmore Castle, Stirlingshire - Lady Buchanan and Clan Chief - www.theclanbuchanan.com

* Alan Cumming

* Brian Cox

* Athletic & Swim Club - www.athleticandswimclub.com

* Artist Alexander Millar - www.alexandermillar.com

* Blues & Browns - www.bluesandbrowns.co.uk

* Scottish Creations - www.scottishcreations.com

* The Divine Hag, Glasgow - www.thedivinehag.com

* Lele Sadoughi, jeweler -  www.lelesadoughi.com

* Truman's - www.trumans-nyc.com

* Author, Judith Gordon

* Designer Jeffrey Banks - www.jeffreybanksdesign.com

* Rory Hutton - www.roryhutton.co.uk

* Rablogan Castle of Scotland - www.rablogan.com

* Senior Whisky Master, Spike McClure - www.spikemccluremasterofwhisky.com

* The NYC Caledonian Club Ceilidh - www.NYCaledonian.org

* Scottish Gourmet USA - www.scottishgourmetusa.com

* National Trust for Scotland USA Foundation -  www.NTSUSA.org

* The Monachyle Mhor Hotel - www.monachylemhor.net