Thea Foundation's Evening

with President Clinton

in New York

WEDNESDAY • MAY 2, 2018 • 6:30 PM
The Boathouse Restaurant • Central Park, NYC


New York City Event – Auction Items


Flights/Golf/Spa Package at Costa Navarino, Greece

Donated by:  Costa Navarino

Intercontinental Flights Donated by:  Peter Viltas, Sr VP, Airline Relations, Travel Leaders Group

Estimated Value:  $12,000


Business Class Flight from New York to London

Economy Class London to Greece


Package includes:

  • 6 overnights in a Deluxe double Seaview room including breakfast

  • 1 round of golf per person

  • Use of buggy for The Bay Course (one per room)

  • One 50’ massage or facial treatment

  • Free access to the WestinWORKOUT®


Largely untouched by mass tourism, Costa Navarino harbors cultural values, traditions and a history of more than 4,500 years, which live in harmony with one of the most stunning scenic landscapes of the Mediterranean. Discover palaces and vaulted tombs from the Mycenaean era, classical temples, Byzantine churches and medieval castles, all set in a breathtaking sun-drenched, lush landscape transfoming this area to an ideal historic destination.

The Westin Resort in Costa Navarino rests on a breathtaking stretch of sandy beach along the coast of the Ionian Sea, offering easy access to the best this intoxicating region has to offer. UNESCO World Heritage List sites, including famous Olympia, Mystras and the Temple of Apollo Epicurius, as well as Ancient Messini, the Palace of Nestor, are all within driving distance.

For a truly authentic experience, guests are encouraged to discover the beauty and culture of the southwestern Peloponnese. Spend time with your family by engaging yourselves in traditional activities ranging from fishing to olive oil and wine-making, or simply mingle with the local community, becoming part of an age-long heritage that spans the millennia.







Temple St. Clair Earrings and Signed Copy of Book


Donated by:  Temple St. Clair

Estimated Value:  $3,600


Temple St. Clair Earrings – 18K Double Amulet Drop Earrings with Rock Crystal and Diamond Pave, Signed copy Alchemy:  A Passion for Jewels













Leroy Neiman Print


Print Donated by: Thea Foundation

Custom Framing Donated by:  Eckert Fine Art/Kent, CT

Estimated Value: $5000


Leroy Neiman (American Artist, 1921-2012)  "Clubhouse Turn" 

Screenprint on paper 38.5x35.5

Rare Artist Proof from an edition of 300, 1976 













Mixed Case of Wine, The Wine Institute

Donated by The Wine Institute, CEO, Robert Koch

Estimated value: $575

One mixed case (12 bottles) of delicious California wine


Cattleya 2012 Syrah, Hall Coeur 2013 Cabernet, Gary Farrell 2014 Pinot Noir, Longmeadow Ranch 2013 Cabernet, Rochioli 2014 Pinot Noir,

Turley 2015 Zinfandel, Black Stallion 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Merry Edwards 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Loring 2015 Chardonnay, Groth 2014 Chardonnay, Heitz Cellar 2015 Chardonnay, Longmeadow Ranch Sauvignon Blanc























Mixed  Half Case of Wine, Colonial Wine & Spirits

Donated by:  Colonial Wine & Spirits, Clark Trim and Henrik Thostrup

Estimated value: $2,200

Mixed Half Case (6 bottles)


Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 - $300

 Rated a perfect 100 points by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate “The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is another tour de force from this estate that's reminiscent of first growth Bordeaux from a vintage like 2009. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged in new barrels, it offers incredible notes of blackcurrants, graphite, lead pencil shavings and crushed rocks in a full-bodied, decadent, insanely layered and seamless style.


Taylor Fladgate 1994 Vintage Port - $1000 (Amazing, if you can find it!)

100 points James Suckling – “This is, to date, the greatest Vintage Port ever from here. It overwhelmed me years ago when I tasted it from barrel, but only now is it crossing gradually into its drinking window.

100 points Wine Spectator –Perhaps the greatest Taylor ever, it's better than either the 1992 or the 1970, though it's very like the '70 in structure. Best after 2010. *Cellar Selection and Wine of the Year 1997*” (JS) (4/1997)


Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 – $150

Rated 95 points by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - “Beringer’s 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve comes from the top selection from all their different holdings, with each vineyard aged separately for close to two years, then blended for quality. This blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc is a gorgeous example of the Private Reserve.


Chateau St Jean Cinq Cepages 1995 - $140

Wine Spectator rated 95. “Gorgeous Cabernet, offering a mix of ripe, rich, fleshy currant and blackberry fruit, with hints of herb, olive and sage. Finishes with a firm, structured backbone and ripe tannins giving it depth and richness. Drink now through 2014. 13,000 cases made.” –JL


Continuum Sage Mountain Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 - $250

This bottle is hand signed by owner and winemaker Tim Mondavi Rated 99 points by James Suckling “Fabulous aromas of blueberries, blackcurrants, sage and mint. Lead pencil and graphite, too. Full body and ultra-fine tannins that are slowly transformed to ripe and beautiful fruit.”


Opus One Napa Valley Red 2014 - $350

James Suckling rated 97 – “Mesmerizing aromas of flowers, bark, currants and blackberries. So perfumed. You just want to smell it. Exquisite tension and finesse with an almost Burgundian texture, yet it’s Napa in its soul with ripe fruit, stones, spices and Chinese tea leaf flavors. Savory and delicious. Drinkable but better in 2020.”





Axios Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (Napa Valley) 1.5L Etched

Donated by: Gus Kalaris, Owner, Axios Wine

Estimated Value: $ 475




















 Axios Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (Napa Valley) 1.5L Etched

 Donated by: Gus Kalaris, Owner, Axios Wine

 Estimated Value: $ 395




















Axios Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (Napa Valley) 1.5L Etched

Donated by: Gus Kalaris, Owner, Axios Wine

Estimated Value: $ 395


Thea Foundation is Arkansas’s advocate for the arts in schools. Our mission is to promote the importance of the arts in the education of Arkansas’s youth, reverse the trend of budget cuts to arts programming, and help young people across the state receive impactful educations and financial help for higher education. 

Since 2002, Thea Foundation has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to students across the state, provided more than $1.5 million in art supplies and other creative materials to underfunded schools, implemented and augmented arts programming in schools, and advocated on a state level the importance of the arts in school curricula. 

Named for the daughter of Paul and Linda Leopoulos, Thea Foundation carries on the legacy of Thea Kay Leopoulos, who thrived academically, socially and emotionally thanks to her pursuit of the arts. President Bill Clinton was a friend to Thea, and the two were pen pals during his presidency. Clinton has been honored as Board Member Emeritus since the inception of the Thea Foundation in 2001 and spoke of the foundation and its mission in his 2007 book Giving.