The Details

Friday, March 20, 2020

5:30pm – 8:30pm

Ramada Hotel and Conference Center

1450 South Atherton Street

State College, PA

Shine Brightly and Boldly

On Friday, March 20, 2020 Jana Marie Foundation’s annual dinner, “A Night to Remember, A Cause to Believe In,” returns to State College. This year’s theme, “Shine brightly and boldly,” will use the power of art, music and movement to celebrate the present moment and remind us to continue to shine.  Join us to support the Foundation’s work to promote mental and emotional wellness through dialogue and creative expression.

Schedule of Events:

  • 5:30pm: Experience Jana Marie Foundation & Cocktail Hour with Cash Bar
  • 6:15pm: Buffet Dinner
  • 7:15pm: Shine Brightly and Boldly Program
  • A silent auction will be available throughout the evening. Check back for a list of all the great items.

The evening will highlight Jana Marie Foundation’s story through moving, powerful, and inspirational performances by The Philosophy of Hope Band, performer Dmitry Myers, poet Seveta Gallu, and more!

**Cash bar available. The bar can only accept cash – an ATM is available on premises.


As you know, mental and emotional health are as important as physical well-being; yet stigma and shame surround the topics making them taboo to discuss. That is why Jana Marie Foundation harnesses the power of dialogue and creative expression to spark conversations, build connections, and promote mental wellness among young people and their communities.

With your support, Jana Marie Foundation endeavors to ensure that our youth know they are not alone. Through innovative programming, Jana Marie Foundation helps young people build personal strength, coping skills, and self-confidence. Most importantly, we change perceptions with regard to mental health, making it known that it is absolutely appropriate to reach out for help–and to reach out to help.

To complement that effort, Jana Marie Foundation works across the community to raise awareness of mental and emotional health issues, providing educational programs and resources to parents, caregivers, and community members in support of our youth and in an effort to enhance the overall mental and emotional health of our entire community.

And with you by our side, we know we can make even more of an impact!

Please consider investing in our work by sponsoring the dinner for just $500.  Your generosity will be recognized in the program for the evening and will provide you with a table for six. All funds raised from this event will be used to support ongoing and future programing throughout the community.

Silent Auction Items


Paintings and Photography by:
Andy Merritt
Jonathan Preston
Howard Schultz
Jon Vickar Jones
Michelle Nelson – Schmidt
Brian Reed
Sandi Garris
Bill Doan
Mark Pilato Bronze Statue
Jennifer Shuey
And more!

CHRISTMAS IN MARCH? Beat the rush with one or all of these hand decorated ornaments.
Value $15.00 each Starting Bid $5.00 each

FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS 2020! Enjoy Arts Fest performances with friends and family.
Certificate for 6 Central PA Arts Festival Buttons.
Value $60.00 Starting Bid $25.00

Get Creative!

ARTIST’S SATCHEL. Gather your art supplies (or beach fun) and head outdoors.
Vera Bradley bag, drawing pad, and colored pencils, beach ball
Value $100.00 Starting Bid $40.00

One-week camp for a child or an eight-week adult class from the Art Alliance of Central PA, Stitch Your Art Out-class up $38.00, blue ceramic dish.
Value $240.00 Starting Bid $95.00

Home Goods:

ICED TEA SET. Perfect for those hot summer days.
Handmade ceramic iced tea pitcher and 4 cups.
Value $130.00 Starting Bid $50.00

MAKE A STATEMENT! Enhance your dining room table with a beautiful table runner handmade by Linda Saylor and lovely bowl.
Value $100.00 Starting Bid $40.00

THE DRAGONFLY- A SYMBOL OF TRANSFORMATION, REBIRTH AND HOPE. This special table runner was created Connie Shulz.
Value $50.00 Starting Bid $20.00

TOUCH OF SPRING. Brighten your home with this sunny decorated mantle wreath.
Value $40.00   Starting Bid $10.00

Make a Statement:

SUBTLE STATEMENT. Attractive handmade necklace featuring turquoise, snow quartz and nemalite by Susan McGrail Pentoney
Value $75.00 Starting Bid $30.00

STUNNING! Black leather bag with flower motif by Ricki Designs and beautiful cashmere and silk red scarf by Blue Pacific Dream.
Value $249.00 Starting Bid $100.00

 ALL TIED UP! Unique black and tan purse made from ties by Festively Dressed and a vintage black and silver necklace.
Value $25.00 Starting Bid $10.00

SOPHISTICATED. Lovely cultured pearl and sterling silver 18” necklace and earring set.
Value $55.00 Starting Bid $25.00

STRIKING! Beautiful pendent with a unique oval 3” natural turquoise stone with brown oxide vein and a genuine pearl on the side set in sterling silver. The pendant comes with a sterling silver chain that is adjustable to different lengths.
Value $250.00 Starting Bid $100.00

A TOUCH OF THE SOUTHWEST. Intricately inlaid natural stones of turquoise, abalone, lapis lazuli, red coral, and sugalite set in sterling silver in a 2”, two-part pendant. The pendant comes on an 18” sterling silver chain.
Value $200.00 Starting Bid $80.00

“I AM ENOUGH!” A very special adjustable sterling silver ring.
Value $40.00   Starting Bid $15.00

POCKETS GALORE! This summer purse has a pocket for everything. Handmade locally by Festively Dressed. Bluebird earrings by Jabebo.
Value $35.00   Starting Bid $15.00

Sports! Let’s get active.

GO YANKEES. 4 tickets to a 2020 Yankees home game!

YOU CAN DO IT! Victory Sports & Fitness free fitness consultation and 3-month gym membership-new members only.
Value $165.00 Starting Bid $65.00

“IT’S FUN TO PLAY AT THE YMCA!” A one-year YMCA membership of your choice!
Value up to $699.00 Starting Bid $280.00

SWIMMING, SWIMMING… 1-2020 Season Pool Pass good for both Welch and Park Forest Pool.
Value $105.00 Starting Bid $45.00


MORNING GLORY. Co-host an hour of WRSC morning guys “Ironhead” Jeff Byers and Gary Sinderson.
Value $Priceless Starting Bid $A million dollars…or less

Self – Care:

SUMPTUOUS! Treat yourself to these luxurious skin care products and a spa manicure and pedicure.
Jao Company’s Winter Ready Skin Travel Pak-3 oz tube of Goe skin oil, 2.1 oz face cream, .29 oz tube of face seed oil, .18 oz tube lip balm, 2.8 oz bottle of hand refresher soap and travel bag. Salon Beautiful SPA manicure and pedicure.
Value $270.00 Starting Bid $90.00

TIME TO CARE FOR YOURSELF. Journal, relax at the salt spa, breathe during your yoga classes…you are worth it
TriYoga- 10 classes, 1 Simply Health Salt Spa salt room session and minibiomat, a lovely journal, a bracelet and a necklace with a cairn pendant.
Value $220.00   Starting Bid $90.00

TJ’s Family Haircare $100.00 gift card, Dragonfly Therapeutic Massage and Day Spaf $25.00 gift card and coconut body lotion.
Value $135.00 Starting Bid $55.00

Yummy Treats!

A BAG OF GOODIES! An assortment of Trader Joe’s products.
Value $35.00 Starting Bid $15.00

ITALIAN ANYONE? Create a magnifico Italian dinner.
Fasta & Ravioli Co. pasta, Dante’s Restaurant Vodka Sauce, Mt. Nittany Vineyard and Winery Penn State Tailgate Red, and Bonfatto’s Italian Market and Café $25.00 Gift Card
Value $50.00 Starting Bid $20.00

LOCALLY MADE GOODIES! Enjoy a basket of delicious foods.
Herlocher’s Mustard, Fasta & Ravioli Co. pasta, Doan’s Boan’s seasoning salt and barbecue sauce, Shuey’s hot peppers, Tait’s raspberry shrub and $15.00 gift card, and Dante’s Restaurants vodka sauce
Value $85.00 Starting Bid $35.00

STEAK TIME. Enjoy a steak dinner at Texas Roadhouse.
Dinner for 2 two up to $30.00, bag of peanuts & seasonings all in a great bucket.
Value $50.00 Starting Bid $20.00

AWW…THE SMELL OF FRESH BREWED COFFEE. Enjoy this basket of assorted coffee from Saint’s Café.
Value $60.00 Starting Bid $25.00

A BASKETFUL! Nutritious snacks, a pair of Jabebo bee/beevhive earrings and a $25.00 gift card to Nature’s Pantry, all nestled in a 1999 Longaberger popcorn basket.
Value $60.00 Starting Bid $25.00


ENJOY! Hungry Run Wine Cellars basket.
2 stemless wine glasses, stopper/pourer, corkscrew, ornament, 4 coasters, bottle of Wish-Vidal Blanc/cranberry blend wine, XL T-shirt and $25.00 gift card.
Value $100.00 Starting Bid $40.00

WINE LOVERS BASKET! Gather some friends and sample the local wineries.
Mt. Nittany Vineyard & Winery- tour and tasting for 10, Seven Mountains Wine Cellars $50.00 gift card, Brookmere Winery- bottle of Menno White and Bear-ies Gone Wild, Happy Valley Vineyard & Winery- tour and tasting for 4.
Value $205.00 Starting Bid $80.00

CHEERS! A great Big Springs Gift Box including tour and tasting for 10, 2 etched stemless glasses and a bottle of Cream Bourbon.
Value $190 Starting Bid $75.00

We Are!

“GO PENN STATE!” Great items perfect for any Penn State fan.
Herlocher mustard products, frisbee, football, lion ears, and more.
Value $65.00 Starting Bid $25.00

PENN STATE PROUD. And ready for PSU’s next sporting event!
PSU Navy ¼ zip sweatshirt, unisex L, PSU white mock turtleneck, Ladies” L
Value $78.00 Starting Bid $30.00

WE ARE…PENN STATE! Be prepared for your next PSU Game!
Penn State blanket, Penn State sweatshirt (M), Penn State hat, and Student Book Store $20.00 gift card and The Family Clothesline $50.00 gift card.
Value $135.00 Starting Bid $55.00

WE WON! 2019 Cotton Bowl hooded sweatshirt (L).
Value $50.00 Starting Bid $20.00

Household Chores:

CAR WASH 1! For the do-it-yourselfers, a bucket full of all your carwash needs from sponges to shine.
Value $64.00 Starting Bid $25.00

CAR WASH 2! For the rest of us… car wash, here we come!
Red Shine Speed Shine gift cards and windshield washer
Value $50.00 Starting Bid $20.00

TIME TO PLANT! Vibrant red planter ready for spring planting.
Planter, soil, shovel, and $25.00 gift card from College Gardens.
Value $60.00 Starting Bid $20.00

WHO LIKES TO PAINT…WALLS? A bucket full of supplies to help you get started on your next project.
Bucket, 2” brush, painters tape, spackle, sanding sponges, sponge and drop cloth.
Value $50.00 Starting Bid $20.00

Experiences and Activities:

A NIGHT TO ESCAPE. Execute your “escape” and then head to Olde New York to celebrate!
Escape Artist State College-2 Passes, Olde New York- $50.00 Gift Card
Value $100.00 Starting Bid $40.00

LET’S CRUISE! Enjoy a Tuesday night pasta dinner cruise for two on the Lake Raystown Resort Proud Mary Showboat.
Value $50.00 Starting Bid $20.00

THEATRE AND DINNER…LET’S GO! Dinner at the Federal House ($100 gift certificate) followed by a Penn State Performing Arts show – Lincoln Centre Jazz on April 2, 2020.

TAKE A BREAK! Curl up with a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy a good mystery book.
“One of Us” by New York Times bestselling author Tawni O’Dell and Webster’s Bookstore Café mug.
Value $50.00 Starting Bid $20.00

NOT ALL THEATRES ARE GONE! Enjoy reading about past grand theatres and then enjoy a Monday Movie at our own treasure-State Theatre!
Matt Lambros After the Final Curtain, The Fall of the American Theatre book and 2 tickets to State Theatre Monday Movie Series and a small popcorn.
Value $75.00 Starting Bid $30.00

This certificate entitles the bearer to two tickets to see a FUSE Productions Musical. You may choose from either of the following shows: Ruthless The Musical March 26-28 Pippin June 11-13

ROAD TRIP! Enjoy a day in New York City to do as you wish.
Two Fullington Trailways tickets to New York City.
Value $218.00 Starting Bid $90.00

TAKE A HIKE! Time to relax and connect with nature.
Greenwood Furnace green hooded sweatshirt (L) and mug, and a waterproof Purple Lizard Rothrock map.
Value $90.00 Starting Bid $35.00

A PURPLE LIZARD? No, just great Purple Lizard Maps items.
Moshannon and Quehanna, Bald Eagle, and Raystown waterproof maps, a drinking glass, and pink stocking cap.
Value $67.00 Starting Bid $25.00

DISCOVER YOUR HERSHEY PARK HAPPY. Two complimentary all-day passes to Hershey Park.
Value $147.00 Starting Bid $60.00

A BIT OF HISTORY. Learn about the past through the PA Military Museum and the Columbus Chapel & Boal Mansion Museum.
A 2020 family membership to the Columbus Chapel & Boal Mansion Museum and 4 tickets to the PA Military Museum along with… book.
Value $84.00 Starting Bid $35.00

A BUCKET OF SUMMER FUN. Enjoy special family times. DelGrosso’s Park & Laguna Splash- 2 all day fun passes, 2000 Degrees- 2-$20.00 certificates, Pittsburgh Zoo- 2 adult admissions, Papa John’s Pizza, Discovery Space- 4 free admissions, UEC Theatre-4 passes, Happy Valley Minigolf for 4, Lakemont park- 2 ride, splash and play passes and Northland Recreation Center-2 hours bowling, 1 large Cheese Pizza, 1 pitcher of soda for up 4 people.
$375.00 Starting Bid $150.00

A PEEK AT THE WILD SIDE. Grab a bite to eat at Doan’s Bones and then take an in-depth 1-hour tour of Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center-up to 10 guests.
Value $50.00 Starting Bid $20.00

A FAMILY PICNIC! Pick up sandwiches and head out to your favorite picnic spot.
1999 Longaberger picnic basket with tablecloth, Honey Baked Ham $50.00 gift card, chips, and more!
Value $100.00 Starting Bid $40.00

Big Book of Culinary Medicine Softcover Book + program DVD, signed copy of: Cooking with Nick Stellino Hardcover Cookbook, trio of Hardcover Books from Wayne Dyer PBS program, Celtic Woman A New Journey CD, Trio of DVDs from PBS’ Downtown Abbey, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me Crossword Book, Bruce Springsteen Tribute DVD, The Best of The Johnny Cash Show on DVD + CD,
Tommy Emmanuel & Friends CD, Kim Cook 2 CD Set, Acoustic Brew’s 20th Anniversary Concert, Gloria Estefan The Standards CD, Il Volo We Are Love CD
Value $318.00 Starting Bid $125.00