CFK Foundation’s virtual silent auction and WaveRunner raffle runs through March 1

Bid on adventures, vacation packages, art, dining, and more

FLORIDA KEYS, FL, February 15, 2024— The College of the Florida Keys’ (CFK) Foundation is hosting a two-week virtual silent auction and a raffle for a Yamaha EX Limited WaveRunner. Both activities are part of the twelfth annual Seaside Soiree fundraiser to support CFK students and programs. Bidding in the silent auction opens on Friday, February 16 at 6 a.m. and ends on Friday, March 1 at 8 p.m., in concert with the event, which will be at the Islander Resort in Islamorada. Both the raffle and virtual silent auction offers opportunities for individuals to support the College’s fundraising efforts regardless of their attendance at the Seaside Soiree event.

Created to attract all levels of support, the auction features a range of value points. Items up for bid include adventure and travel experiences, dining and catering packages, art, jewelry, books, sports equipment, and more. Those interested in participating can access the auction website at Throughout the auction period, new items will be introduced, so bidders are encouraged to visit often. Bidders will receive email notices about auction activity including notifications if they have been outbid on any items.

Sponsors of the Seaside Soiree include First Horizon Bank, The Lisa Ferringo Group, Annette & David Curry, Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Co., Spottswood Companies, Mote Marine Laboratory, Mason Investment Group, Yamaha, and Belfor Property Restoration.

For more information about the Seaside Soiree fundraising efforts, visit or contact Lana Gaspari, CFK Vice President of Advancement and CFK Foundation Executive Director, at or 305-809-3214.

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