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A Fabulous Venue…An Exciting Getaway Raffle…
A Time to Enjoy

29th Annual “A Day in the Country”
Saturday, October 6 | 5PM
Rosewood CordeValle, One CordeValle Club Drive,
San Martin

• Tasting with Local Vintners

• Silent Auction

• His & Her Signature Drinks

• Exquisite Dinner

• Dessert Auction & Live Auction, with Guest Auctioneer Jayson Stebbins



Getaway Raffle | $100 per ticket | Limit 100 tickets


Purchase your raffle ticket for a chance to win a four-night escape to Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in picturesque Santa Fe, N.M. renowned for its Pueblo-style architecture, award winning gastronomic experiences, outdoor escapism and creative arts hotbed.



What is “A Day in the Country?”

The signature event of the Gilroy Foundation, this annual fundraiser began in 1988 as a daytime event auctioning off primarily wines procured for that purpose. Over the years it has evolved into an evening gala, offering exciting trips, works of art, sports memorabilia, fine wines and much more to our guests. We are grateful to members and friends of the Foundation who step up each year to chair the event, each bringing their own special talents and committee help to produce an exciting, eventful and very successful soiree for the Gilroy Foundation.

This year’s theme is “Country Club Charm”. Our venue is tucked away in a secluded setting, surrounded by tree-covered hills, deep-set canyons and sprawling meadowlands. In the midst of California’s oldest wine-growing region, this setting provides a sense of privacy and serenity in perfect harmony with the natural surroundings, infused with country charm at Rosewood CordeValle. Chair, Melissa Wark has been hard at work with her committees, and Gilroy Foundation Event Coordinator Roya Wallace, to procure auction items that will surely tempt our guests to keep that paddle raised high throughout the evening!

Proceeds from the event support the programs of the Gilroy Foundation.

What is the date and times?

This year’s venue, Rosewood CordeValle, is a beautiful setting for our early fall event. We will begin the evening outdoors in the Rose Garden. When you arrive, you will have the opportunity to peruse the items of the Silent Auction while tasting local vintners’ varietals, or sipping on His & Hers Signature Drinks – The Azelea (THE signature drink of the Master’s Golf Tournament with a delightful pink shade) or the Gentleman Johnson (have we piqued your interest?). You’ll be given your bidder number at Reception as you arrive, so get ready to use it.

You will then be asked to take your seat at which time dinner will be served. Silent Auction will remain open during dinner, but tables will close at different times, so be sure to listen to the emcee’s instructions. You’ll also be hearing from our Auction Chair and a bit more about the good work of the Gilroy Foundation. Once guests have enjoyed their meal, Guest Auctioneer Jayson Stebbins will grab the mic and the Getaway to Santa Fe raffle will take place – will YOU be the winner?  He will then invite guests to start the bidding—our dessert auction will be first, followed by some GREAT Live Auction items.

You’ll be able to pay for your purchased items at Finance as you leave with wonderful memories of a beautiful evening, supporting the Gilroy Foundation.

What is a Getaway Raffle?

Each year, our committee comes up with exciting themed getaways to entice guests to purchase their $100 chance at this prize—and the odds are good with only 100 tickets sold. This year’s four-night Getaway is an escape to Santa Fe, New Mexico staying at the beautiful Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi.


Tickets for this drawing may be purchased one of four ways:

• on your RSVP card 
• at the Gilroy Foundation Office, 60 Fourth Street #208, Gilroy 95020
• by mail: PO Box 774, Gilroy 95021
• the night of the event (if available)

How do I purchase a ticket if I did not receive an invitation in the mail?

Invitations will be mailed on August 20. If you do not receive an invitation, you will be able to purchase event tickets online when our "Buy Now/PayPal"  button is added on August 27th.  Your reservation will be held at the door; and you will receive an Auction catalog in the mail the week prior to the event.

Where do I pick up my ticket?

Invitations will be mailed on August 20. You can also purchase event tickets via PayPal button below starting August 23.  If you do not receive an invitation, and would  like one, contact to have yours sent.

What should I wear?

Classic Country Club attire is required. Gentlemen must be in collared shirts and jackets are appreciated.

We look forward to meeting and greeting our guests at “Country Club Charm."