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RENEWAL STAYCATION FOR 6 AT JW MARRIOTT AUSTIN
Donated by JW Marriott Austin and The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen Downtown
Prepare to be pampered at Austin’s JW Marriott where 3 couples will enjoy 6 spa treatments followed
by an afternoon at a private poolside cabana complete with bottle service. Later that evening,
indulge in wine and dinner at The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen Downtown. After a peaceful slumber in
well-appointed rooms, the 3 couples will toast to their refreshing staycation over complimentary
mimosas and breakfast.
The Grove: Wine is limited to $75 per bottle, up to 3 bottles. At least 75 hours advance notice to
secure reservation. Expires 12/1/18. JW Marriott: Expires 10/27/2018. Please arrange desired date
with contact provided in the winner’s package. Advanced reservations required. Subject to
availability and black out days may apply. All auction rules apply.
NYC LUXE IN THE CITY
Donated by Stella McCartney, The Pierre, A Taj Hotel and Prim Botanicals
Revel in a private shopping appointment at Stella McCartney’s newest flagship store on famed
Madison Avenue between 73rd and 74th Streets. As part of the luxe experience, winner will step into
Stella’s World and receive a Stella McCartney Small Pink Shaggy Deer Quilted Tote, Stella McCartney
Cat Eye Sunglasses, and Stella Eau de Parfum. Package includes 2 round trip tickets to NYC, a
complimentary 2-night stay for two in a City View King Room at the extravagant Pierre New York, and
a lovely basket of all-natural beauty products furnished by Prim Botanicals.
Stella McCartney: Winner will receive merchandise night of the Ball at checkout. The Pierre:
Expires 10/27/2018. Subject to availability. Airfare: Tickets are coach class. Airline not specified.
Not to exceed $800 value for both tickets. All auction rules apply.
Donated by Nita Lake Lodge and Saint Bernard Sports
Outdoor lovers will delight in a 3-night stay in breathtaking Whistler, British Columbia in the
sumptuous Glade Suite at Nita Lake Lodge. This elegant 2-bedroom suite, measuring 1,925 square
feet, encompasses 2 floors with spectacular views overlooking Whistler Mountain and the Creekside
Gondola. Main area boasts floor to ceiling windows that invite plenty of natural light into the
comfortable living room with a large stone fireplace, fantastic entertainment area, grand
staircase, a kitchenette, and an oversized balcony. This one of a kind suite will take your breath
Package includes a Pair of Custom Ski Boots donated by Saint Bernard Sports.
Airfare not included. Please arrange desired date with contact provided in winner’s package.
Advanced reservations required. Subject to availability. Sleeps 6. Expires 10/28/18. Not valid
US/CAD holiday long weekends, including December 20, 2017 - January 5, 2018 and June 22 - August
31, 2018. Non- transferable. Not redeemable for cash. All auction rules apply.
SUMMER IN BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO JUNE 2, 2018 - JUNE 9, 2018
Donated by Matt and Debbie Murphy
Soak up summer in scenic Beaver Creek Village! The Park Plaza Beaver Creek –named #1 of 42
Specialty Lodging in Beaver Creek-- is a collection of luxury condos nestled in the heart of the
village. Uncover a vast array of outdoor activities ranging from hiking, golfing, mountain/road
biking, rafting, ATV’ing, and much more. This 1,400 square foot 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath condo comfortably
sleeps up to 6 people and boasts wood-burning fireplace, daily maid service, continental breakfast,
flat screen TVs, fully appointed kitchen, washer/dryer, and wireless internet. Package includes 2
round trip coach class airfare tickets.
Park Plaza: Stay is only valid for the week of 6/2/2018-6/9/2018. Airfare: Two coach class roundtrip
tickets to Denver, Colorado. Airline not specified. Not to exceed $700 value for both tickets.
To redeem please contact Jose Paez at Development@TexasAdvocacyProject.org. All auction rules apply.
“FIRE SIDE CHAT” WITH MAJOR MJ HEGAR
Donated by Major Mary Jennings “MJ” Hegar
Major Mary Jennings (MJ) Hegar is a hero twice over—a Purple Heart-decorated pilot and the soldier
who challenged a discriminatory military policy, winning women the right to serve on the front
lines for the first time. She’s also the author of the new memoir Shoot Like a Girl—a soon-to-be
major motion picture. Hegar’s exceptional grit shows that fighting for what you believe in—in enemy
territory and beyond—is always worthwhile. Maj. Hegar is also an experienced corporate speaker
whose topics range from social change, to motivational, to leadership and can be customized for any
audience. This package includes a presentation from Maj. Hegar in a format of your choosing whether
it be to a large audience, your leadership team, or as a fireside chat with questions and answers.
In addition, Maj. Hegar will sign 5 donated copies of her book, Shoot Like A Girl: One Woman’s
Dramatic Fight In Afghanistan and on the Home Front.
Date subject to availability and expires October 31, 2018. Maj. Hegar will travel up to 1 hour by
car free of charge, all other travel is responsibility of auction winner. Contact
Development@TexasAdvocacyProject. org to schedule. All auction rules apply.
SUN VALLEY, IDAHO GETAWAY
Donated by Lido Equities Group
Enjoy 4 days/3 nights in a waterfront French Chateau at the base of world famous Bald Mountain in
Sun Valley, Idaho! Rising more than 3,400 feet above Ketchum and Sun Valley, Baldy is an
extraordinary mountain. Not only is the gentle summit ridge more than a mile long, but the
undeveloped “back side” of Baldy stretches for miles back into the Warm Springs drainage in a
series of long ridges and canyons. This 5 bedroom/bathroom townhouse features a gourmet kitchen,
Jacuzzi, and sophisticated audio/video system in every room of house. Sleeps up to 10 people.
Excludes Holidays. All auction rules apply.
TIFFANY & CO. JAUNT FOR 8
Donated by Tiffany & Co. Austin and San Antonio, Hotel Emma, Big as Texas Limousine Service, and
Holly Golightly famously once said of Tiffany & Co., “Nothing bad can ever happen here.” This will
hold true in not one but two Tiffany & Co. boutiques, creating a truly memorable experience. Begin
the day with breakfast at Austin’s Tiffany & Co. boutique and try on fine jewelry creations of
timeless beauty and superlative craftsmanship. Then savor 24 hours of limousine service to and from
San Antonio with first stop at Hotel Emma to check in for an overnight stay in 4 rooms, then off to
a private cocktail party at Tiffany & Co. San Antonio boutique. Hostess receives Tiffany T Hinged
Wrap Bracelet valued at $1,500. In addition to the hostess gift, 7 attendees will be gifted a
Tiffany T Double Smile Bracelet each valued at $350. Reminisce about your glamorous adventures over
complimentary breakfast at Hotel Emma the following morning.
Please arrange desired date with contact provided in winner’s package. Cannot be redeemed during
month of December or on Holidays. Advanced reservations required. Hotel Emma: Expires 10/27/18,
contact Development@TexasAdvocacyProject.org to book. All auction rules apply.
SOUNDS, SCENES & TASTES OF THE WINDY CITY FOR 4
Donated by Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Maple & Ash, Pearl’s Southern Comfort, Toons Bar & Grill, Offshore Adventures, & JW Marriott Chicago
Two couples will head to Chicago for a lively, unforgettable weekend curated by locals. Unpack your
bags for a 2-night stay in 2 Premium Plus Rooms at the JW Marriott Chicago with complimentary
breakfast. Package includes 4 box seats at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra valid for the September
2017 - June 2018 season with access to CSO VIP Ticketing for assistance in selecting and scheduling
concert performance. Enjoy dinner at Maple & Ash for 4 with menu selections by two-Michelin-star
Chef Danny Grant and wine pairings by Head Sommelier, Dan Pilkey. Maple & Ash is an innovative take
on the traditional steakhouse - mixing modern aesthetic with authentic service to deliver classic
wood-fired dishes. Kick off the following day with a Taste of the Bayou brunch at Pearl’s Southern
Comfort, located in the city’s trendy Edgewater neighborhood. Then pack your afternoon with a
Private Skyline Cruise during the 2018 Sailing Season followed by laughs at the ComedySportz all
ages interactive improv show. Cap it all off at Toon’s Bar & Grill, one of Chicago’s friendliest
neighborhood bars located on the Southport corridor just steps from Wrigley Field.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Tickets expire June 24, 2018. For complete schedule of events visit cso.
org. Contact Robert Coad, Manager of VIP Services at 312-294-3020 to redeem. Subject to availability
of seats at any given concert. Not valid for Symphony Ball or Corporate Night. Chicago JW Marriott valid
through 10/2/18. Contact Development@TexasAdvocacyProject.org for booking. Subject to availability.
Parking, incidental purchases, and gratuities not included; and incidental method of payment will be
required upon arrival. Certain blackout dates may apply. Certificate is intended for a promotional and/or
charitable purpose only and cannot be sold or duplicated. The certificate is non-transferable and must
be redeemed by the recipient or benefactor. Offshore Adventures expires 8/31/18. ComedySportz tickets
xpire 12/30/17. Tax and gratuity not included at any restaurants or bars. All auction rules apply.
CUSTOM CONCERT & COCKTAIL PARTY FOR 50
Donated by iHeartMedia, Aaron McDonnell, Primizie Catering and Dulce Vita Tequila
For the 5th year running, iHeartMedia is bringing together some of the biggest names in country music
to perform in Austin at their annual iHeart Country Festival. This festival offers a lineup of some of the
most acclaimed country acts in the nation. The winner of this package and a guest will have a true VIP
experience with 2 tickets and 2 Meet & Greet passes for the April 2018 festival. To top off the country
music experience, winner will receive an LP Future Tribute Wine Red Vintage Gloss Chrome Robo Head
Guitar from Gibson.
Continue on country livin’ with an exclusive 3-hour VIP party for 50 guests at iHeartMedia’s in-house
studio featuring a performance by Aaron McDonnell whose songs explore age-old themes of love,
heartache, failure, and faith. They are classic in their influence and unpretentious in their delivery. At
once familiar and fresh, Aaron McDonnell is both an authentic homage to the sounds of the past, and
an exciting example of what is to come. Catered by Primizie and includes 5 passed hors d’oeuvres and
2 passed desserts per guest, along with 2 servers and 1 bartender. In addition, event includes a Dulce
Vida Tequila Bar.
Please arrange desired date with contact provided in winner’s package. Dates are subject to availability
not available in December or Holidays. Valid through October 28, 2018. All auction rules apply.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC PUNTA CANA BEACH EXCURSION
Donated by Andrew and Jean Backus
Don’t miss this exquisite tropical excursion package! Enjoy a 7-night stay in a luxurious 1,722 sq. ft.,
2-bedroom, privately owned, fully equipped, beachfront condo (sleeps up to 6 adults) located directly
on Punta Cana’s most beautiful private beach. Package includes one authentic dinner prepared in the
condo. Includes airport shuttle service with a stop at a grocery store to stock up, free Wi-Fi in the condo
& pool area, land line w/free calls to US, and a portable cell phone with $20 pre-paid minutes for local
calls. Manager lives onsite with his family. Concierge onsite during working hours & available 24/7 by
cell (fluent English). Visit online listing for photos and more details: https://www.vrbo.com/464187.
Airfare not included. Advance reservations required subject to availability per calendar on website.
Food & drink not included (except for one authentic dinner prepared in condo). Rental car not included
but can be arranged. Maid service not provided but can be arranged. Expires 12/31/18. All auction rules apply.
STOCK THE BAR
Donated by The Project’s Board of Directors, Black & White Ball Committee, Friends of The Project,
Gusto Italian, and Brett Berry
Enhance your home bar with this collection of more than 65 hand-selected bottles of wine and
spirits from around the world and experience an authentic, interactive bartending demonstration
with 40 of your closest friends. Brett Berry, co-owner of the Rustic Tap, will showcase the
cultivated skills of a seasoned bartender when he brings a taste of spirits from his key
distributors to your home. This 3-hour private party includes antipasti platters (cheese, salumi,
vegetable) from Gusto Italian.
Please schedule a minimum 3 weeks out. Holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,
New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day) excluded. Expires 6/30/18.
All auction rules apply.
A PERFECT WEEKEND FOR A NOBLEMAN
Donated by Knot Standard, Boiler Nine Bar + Grill, Pat & Suzanne Pierson, and Steven Lee of DuFrane Watches
Are you a man of swagger? The discerning winner of this package will visit Knot Standard’s Austin
showroom for a personalized session with an experienced stylist who will capture every detail while
matching your fit and style for your bespoke Loro Piana two piece suit and custom shirt. Highly
skilled tailors will then handcraft your ensemble to order for a precise fit and a look that will
take you anywhere. Pair your new duds with a swanky Bergstrom Pilot watch from DuFrane Watches.
Featuring manual winding Swiss movement for durability, the Bergstrom’s classic, clean form and
readability make it perfect for the work environment or a special outing. Dressed to the nines,
meet your favorite 7 friends for a five course chef’s tasting with wine pairing at Boiler Nine Bar
+ Grill. Located in Austin’s Seaholm Power Plant where history surrounds diners, and where in the
kitchen, Executive Chef Jason Stude combines local and seasonal foods and woods to create
wood-fired and ember-roasted dishes. Complete your nobleman’s package with 2 tickets to the 2018
World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club, March 21-25, and
experience the best hospitality a world-class golf event has to offer. Provided with these tickets
is access to the exclusive 1899 Club open only to members of Austin Country Club.
Advance reservation required. Expires 6/30/2018. Boiler Nine Bar + Grill cannot be used in
March, April, October, any national holidays, or New Years Eve. All auction rules apply.