CFK’s Seaside Soiree virtual silent auction includes items like brunch for two at Four Marlins. CFK/Contributed

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 12th annual Seaside Soiree fundraiser to support CFK students and programs. 

Bidding in the silent auction began Feb. 16 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 offer 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. 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.

More information is at or from Lana Gaspari, vice president of advancement and foundation executive director, at or 305-809-3214.