Live Auction 2019

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RENEWAL STAYCATION FOR 6

Donated by JW Marriott Austin and OP Italian Austin

Prepare to be pampered and renewed with friends or family at Austin’s JW Marriott. Soak up the sun poolside, go to the spa, and then indulge in dinner later that evening. After a peaceful slumber in well-appointed rooms, toast your refreshing staycation over mimosas and breakfast.

  • 3 ROOMS / 3 COUPLES
  • 6 SPA TREATMENTS
  • PRIVATE POOLSIDE CABANA
  • BOTTLE SERVICE
  • DINNER AT OP ITALIAN INCLUDING CHEF’S WINE SELECTION
  • BREAKFAST

Expires 10/26/20. Advanced reservations required and subject to availability.  Please contact early for best availability. Please contact development@texasadvocacyproject.org or 512-225-9594 to arrange.


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NBA VIP EXPERIENCE: DALLAS MAVERICKS VS. WORLD CHAMPION TORONTO RAPTORS

Donated by Dallas Mavericks, W Dallas Victory, and Up on Knox

Get up close and personal with the Mavs as they take on the Toronto Raptors at the American Airlines Center during your weekend trip to Dallas. Greet the players with access to the “high five line” before the game, then at halftime you’ll be escorted by a Mavs representative to your locker room tour. Check in for your luxury accommodations at the W Dallas Victory on Friday before your dinner reservations at Up On Knox, a neighborhood American brasserie located steps from the Katy Trail on Knox-Henderson.

  • Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
  • 4 LOWER LEVEL SEATS - SECTION 122, ROW G, SEATS 1-4
  • 4 HIGH FIVE LINE PASSES
  • 4  HALFTIME LOCKER ROOM TOUR 
  • AUTOGRAPHED JERSEY
  • 2 KING ROOMS FOR 2 NIGHTS AT W DALLAS VICTORY
  • DINNER FOR 4 AT UP ON KNOX
  • DINNER FOR 4 AT MEDDLESOME MOTH

Contact Development at 512-225-9594 or development@texasadvocacyproject.org to coordinate your experience. Dallas Mavericks: Tickets and experiences offered only on Saturday 11/16/19 at 7:30 pm. W Dallas Victory: Accommodations are set for check-in Friday, 11/15/19 and check-out Sunday 11/17/19. Up on Knox: Reservation booked for Friday, 11/15/19 at 8:00 pm. To change or cancel call 469-250-4007, expires 12/31/20.


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THE ULTIMATE DINNER PARTY

Donated by Le Politique, Benji Lamar Music, Ash Almonte represented by Russell Collection Fine Art, and Paris in a Bite

In the words of Julia Child, “People who love to eat are always the best people.” Join a total of 50 attendees at this exclusive, private dinner party with a menu prepared by the Culinary Director behind TRU, Spring, three Michelin-starred L.2o, and the Peninsula Hotel. Enjoy live music and watch a renowned artist create a contemporary abstract masterpiece before your very eyes.

  • ENTRANCE TO DINNER PARTY FOR 2
  • MONDAY JANUARY 27, 2020
  • FRENCH CUISINE AT LE POLITIQUE
  • WINE PAIRING
  • LIVE MUSIC
  • LIVE VISUAL PERFORMANCE ART

Only available for the evening of 1/27/20.  Winners will receive confirmation and invitation from the Development team following the Ball. 


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TEXAS EXTREME SPORTS – HUNTING & DRIVING

Donated by FE Hill Ranch/John Hill, Tonkaway Ranch, John Stem and Josh Snowhorn

The perfect package for outdoor enthusiasts and adrenalin junkies! Grab a buddy and take off on a private Cessna flight to your hog hunt at Hunt FE Hill Ranch, made up of 11,700 acres of Trinity River Bottom mixed with beautiful rolling hillsides. Then experience southern hospitality at Tonkaway Ranch, a working cattle ranch and wing shooting paradise located along the Navasota River, where trained gun dogs will provide an assist on your adventure. Cap your year off at a private COTA track day and a ride in a McLaren with a top speed of 211 mph and the capability of hitting 62.1 mph in 2.8 seconds, courtesy of Josh Snowhorn.

  • NIGHT HOG HUNT FOR 2 AT FE HILL RANCH - FAIRFIELD, TX
  • PRIVATE CESSNA FLIGHT TO FE HILL RANCH
  • DUCK OR DOVE HUNT FOR 2 AT TONKAWAY RANCH - COLLEGE STATION, TX
  • PRIVATE COTA TRACK DAY WITH McLAREN RIDE
    • Occurs on 12/14/19 or 12/15/19 at 8:00 am

See Winner’s Package for full details. To arrange, please contact the Development team at 512-225-9594 or development@texasadvocacyproject.org. FE Hill Ranch Hunt: Must be used during March, April, or May 2020. If capping a trophy for taxidermy prep is requested, an additional fee of $50/hog is required. A valid hunting license is required. Private Cessna Transportation: Valid March - May 2020 to be used in conjunction with the FE Hill hunt package. Subject to availability, weather conditions, and signed release. 30 days advance notice required. Round trip transportation for 2 via Cessna 182 to the Mexia airport. Flight can depart from: Austin Executive Airport, Georgetown Municipal Airport (Austin), David Wayne Hooks Airport (Houston), McKinney (Dallas) or Addison (Dallas) airports. Limited luggage types and storage capacity. Tonkaway Ranch Hunt: Must be used during regular hunting seasons. Dove Season: 9/1/19 – 11/3/19 or 12/2019 – 1/14/20 or Duck Season: 11/9/19 – 12/1/19 or 12/7/19 – 1/26/20.  Alternatively may be used during month of Dec 2020. Private COTA Track Day: Must take place on 12/14/19 or 12/15/19 at 8:00am. Signed waiver at track will be required.


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NYC LUXE IN THE CITY

Donated by Stella McCartney, The Lowell Hotel, Prim Botanicals, and Raoul’s

Revel in a private shopping appointment at Stella McCartney’s flagship store on Madison Ave. where you will be fitted to select your World of Stella merchandise. At The Lowell Hotel - a 5 Star Hotel ranked by Conde Naste Traveler as the 2019 "Best Hotel in New York" - relax in your Deluxe Junior Suite with a lovely basket of all-natural beauty products, then savor dinner at Raoul’s.

  • STELLA McCARTNEY MADISON AVE. PRIVATE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE, INCLUDES: ADIDAS X STELLA McCARTNEY WORKOUT GEAR, SUNGLASSES, SWIMWEAR & LINGERIE
  • STELLA McCARTNEY FALABELLA ALTER-PYTHON SHOULDER BAG
  • 3 NIGHTS IN A DELUXE JUNIOR SUITE AT THE LOWELL HOTEL
  • DAILY BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL AND ONE AFTERNOON TEA
  • PRIM BOTANICALS PACKAGE - 9 PRODUCTS FEATURED IN VOGUE AND INSTYLE
  • DINNER FOR 2 AT RAOUL'S

All items expires on 10/26/2020. The Lowell Hotel: For reservations contact the Sales and Marketing department at (212) 605-6817.  Reservations are based on space availability and not applicable during the month of September, and November 23 – December 18. Other blackout dates may apply. Extensions are not permitted and certificate is not redeemable for cash. World of Stella McCartney: Contact Max Orloff to coordinate shopping at 217.627.1583 or max.orloff@stellamccartney.com. Prim Botanicals: Products to be shipped to winners home. Contact Co-Founder Stephanie Walmsley at 929-888-PRIM for complimentary product consulting via phone. Raoul's: Reservations are limited and may be subject to blackout dates, please arrange via phone at 212-966-3518.


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10 DAY TOUR OF LONDON AND THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE

Donated by Sarah & James Shrewsbury

Journey to destinations where the past and present intersect. Start off in London, with accommodations in the heart of the city, among the livery halls and narrow streets that line the banks of the Thames, the perfect home base for all the modern entertainments and historic sites on offer. Then prepare for the overwhelming charm of the English Countryside where beautiful landscapes, quaint villages, and country pubs will remind you of a simpler time. You will visit the Cotswolds, known for their quaint row houses, rolling meadows, and limestone bridges, and round out your stay among the Roman baths and Georgian architecture of Bath.

  • 9 NIGHT/10 DAY TRIP FOR 2
  • MAY 1-10, 2020
  • 3 NIGHTS IN LONODON AT VINTRY & MERCER
    • ​WITH DAILY BREAKFASTS
  • 3 NIGHTS IN THE COTSWOLDS AT MANOR HOUSE HOTEL
    • ​WITH DAILY BREAKFASTS AND 1 MULTI-COURSE DINNER
  • 3 NIGHTS IN BATH AT ROSEATE VILLLA 
    • ​WITH DAILY BREAKFASTS AND CREAM TEA

Tour Dates: May 1 - May 4, 2020, Vintry & Mercer (London); May 4 - May 7, 2020, The Manor House Hotel (The Cotswolds); May 7 - May 10, 2020 The Roseate Villa (Bath). Contact Sarah Shrewsbury at sarahstem@gmail.com for travel information. Trip valid for two adults.  Certificates may not be redeemed for cash or combined with other offers. Hotel stays include rooms, taxes, and meals listed above. Guests are responsible for incidental charges.


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WINE LOVERS GETAWAY TO NAPA VALLEY FOR 4

Donated by Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, Andaz Napa, Solage Napa Valley, Amizetta Estate, Cline Family Cellars, Castello di Amarosa, Deerfield Ranch Winery, Rutherford Wineries, Silverado Vineyards and Kristi Elizondo

Escape to wine country for 6 nights with your friends! Visit vineyards with views under majestic oaks, an authentically-styled 13th century Tuscan castle, a ridge top overlooking Sonoma Mountain, and barrel tasting in wine caves. But don’t rush home, the last leg of your stay is in San Francisco with enough time to recuperate and create your own itinerary in the City by the Bay before you return home.

  • 2 ROOMS / 2 NIGHTS AT ANDAZ NAPA
  • 2 ROOMS / 2 NIGHTS AT SOLAGE NAPA VALLEY
  • 2 ROOMS / 2 NIGHTS AT HYATT REGENCY SFO
  • 6 WINE TASTINGS: Amizetta Estate, Castello di Amarosa, Cline Family Cellars, Deerfield Ranch Winery, Rutherford Hill Winery & Silverado Vineyards

Expires 6/6/20. Contact Development at 512-225-9594 or development@texasadvocacyproject.org to coordinate your experience. All bookings require advanced reservations, are subject to availability, and may have additional blackout dates and exclude holidays. Certificates may not be redeemed for cash or combined with other offers. Hotel stays include rooms and tax only; guests are responsible for incidental charges. See winner’s packet for full details. Andaz Napa: Valid Sunday – Thursday. Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport: Includes breakfast for 4 and complimentary parking; excludes alcohol and gratuity. Solage Napa Valley: Valid Sunday - Thursday only. Advanced reservations required for all wine tastings and participants must be age 21+.


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ROMANCE & LUXURY IN BARCELONA

Set in breathtaking gardens with unparalleled views of the stunning Barcelona skyline; Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos provides guests with an exclusive, luxury retreat. This unique, five star, urban resort is located on the prestigious Avenida Diagonal and is surrounded by major attractions such as the famous Camp Nou stadium and the Barcelona Polo Club. Leave the city sights behind you and venture into the Spanish hills on a private day tour. Travel into the heart of Catalonia to the UNESCO-listed mountain of Montserrat. Explore Santa Maria de Montserrat, where ancient treasures await and then venture on to Spain’s “Cava Trail” for a cellar tour and tasting.

  • 5 NIGHT STAY IN STANDARD ROOM AT THE FAIRMONT REY JUAN CARLOS IN BARCELONA, SPAIN FOR 2
  • MONTSERRAT AND CAVA TRAIL PRIVATE DAY TRIP FOR 2
  • BOOKING AND CONCIERGE SERVICE

Your redemption voucher will be emailed to you within 15 days following gala. Redemption voucher number is required when contacting the concierge department for booking travel. Travel must be booked within one year of gala and traveled within two years. Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance and reservations are subject to availability. All nights must be used during one stay. Airfare not included. 


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CUSTOM CONCERT & COCKTAIL PARTY FOR 30

Donated by iHeartMEDIA, Primizie Catering, Ali Holder, Chris's Liquor, Hops & Grain, and South Lamar Wine & Spirits

Looking to throw an amazing party this year for friends or employees? Be the host of an exclusive 3-hour VIP party with live music for 30 guests at iHeartMEDIA’s in-house studio on South Congress Ave. Your guests will be groovin’ to a performance by country songstress Ali Holder whose music Texas Monthly described as “whiskey-soaked pieces of country-influenced songwriting that recalls Lucinda Williams and Ryan Adams.” You and one guest will continue your music experience with the biggest names in country music at the iHeartCountry Festival in Austin this spring.

  • 3-HOUR VIP CONCERT FOR 30 AT iHeartMEDIA'S IN-HOUSE STUDIO ON SOUTH CONGRESS
  • LIVE MUSIC BY ALI HOLDER
  • CATERING BY PRIMIZIE
  • FULLY STOCKED BAR WITH BARTENDER
  • 2 TICKETS TO iHeartCountry MUSIC FESTIVAL IN SPRING 2020 (DATE TBA)
  • 2 ATRIST MEET & GREET PASSES

Contact Development at 512-225-9594 or development@texasadvocacyproject to schedule. All dates and times to be agreed upon by all parties. All items subject to availability and expire on October 26, 2020. Cannot be redeemed during month of December or on Holidays. Primizie Catering: includes 5 passed hors d’oeuvres and 2 passed desserts for 30, along with 2 servers and 1 bartender. iHeartCountry Festival tickets will be shipped to the winner in 2020.


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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS GAME DAY SUITE FOR 6

Donated by Patrick & Judy Cantilo, and Intero Restaurant

Calling all Longhorn fans! This is the ultimate UT Football Game experience in a luxury suite with spectacular views of the field and world class amenities. Choose 1 of 2 games for this season. The suite is stocked with a full bar and food beginning 11/2 hours before the kick-off and throughout the game. 

  • 6 SEATS IN A LUXURY SUITE
  • 2 POSSIBLE 2019 GAMES:
    • Nov 9th (Sat) vs K-STATE OR
    • Nov 29th (Fri after Thanksgiving) vs TEXAS TECH
  • FULL BAR & FOOD BEOFRE & DURING GAME
  • FOOTBALL AUTOGRAPHED BY COACH TOM HERMAN
  • DINNER FOR 6 AT INTERO

UT Football Suite #844:  Because of competing demand, winning bidder must select the game of their choice by 10/29/19. Contact Patrick Cantilo (patrick@cantilo.com or 512-415-9611) or Judy Cantilo (512-757-9787) to schedule.  Full names of all attendees required for UT security.  See winner’s packet for all security rules including the clear bag policy. Includes 1 parking pass at Manor Garage. Intero Restaurant: Restrictions may apply and gratuity is not included.


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EXPLORE THE NATION'S CAPITAL - WASHINGTON D.C.

Donated by The Line Hotel, Eddie V's Prime Steakhouse – The Arboretum, Craig & Lawton Cummings and A Tour de Force

Experience D.C. like never before. This trip for 4 people includes accommodations at The Line Hotel, located in a former historic church in the heart of the trendy Adams Morgan neighborhood of D.C. The pièce de résistance is a private, customizable, guided tour with a driver and luxury transportation! Before you depart, enjoy dinner at Eddie V’s in Austin where D.C. insiders will join you to share recommendations and trip tips. Craig & Lawton Cummings have quintessential Washington insight in the fields of academia and federal government. A sampling of their combined experiences include: George Washington University School of Law graduate, ACLU board of director member, legal analyst for the Fox News Network, Smithsonian member, and Intelligence Officer serving in support of the National Security Agency (NSA).

  • 2 ROOMS / 2 NIGHTS AT THE LINE HOTEL D.C.
  • PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE 4-HOUR GUIDED TOUR OF D.C. FOR 4 INCLUDING LUXURY TRANSPORTATION & DRIVER
  • DINNER AT EDDIE V'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE WITH D.C. INSIDERS: Craig & Lawton Cummings

Contact Development at 512-225-9594 or development@texasadvocacyproject.org to arrange this experience. The Line Hotel:  Expires 8/28/20. Your reservation must be established prior to arrival and is subject to room availability. Blackout dates may apply. Certificate is not redeemable for cash, cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions. A Tour de Force: Expires 10/26/2020. Time and date subject to availability and must be arranged 3 weeks in advance. Dinner with D.C. Insiders/Eddie V's Prime Steakhouse: Subject to availability of all parties and expires 10/26/20. Not redeemable for cash. Gratuity not included.

*ALL PACKAGES SUBJECT TO CHANGES