2014 Promise Ball Auction Preview


Get a sneak peek of just some of the fabulous auction items we have in store for the 2014 JDRF Promise Ball set to take place on Saturday, March 29!


Raffle Nacol Ring

Purchase a raffle ticket for your chance to win this stunning ladies’ ring generously donated by Nacol & Co.  An antique 3.32 carat oval blue tourmaline stone is surrounded by 8 marquise cut diamonds and 44 round brilliant diamonds weighing a total of 1.26 carats.  Purchase one raffle ticket for $100 or three raffle tickets for $250.


Escape to Paradise

1 Escape to Paradise

Escape to paradise!  You and your guest will unwind and luxuriate with a 7 day and 6 night stay at the Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Great Exuma, The Bahamas, location of the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition photo shoot.  Relax in a one bedroom luxury villa with an ocean view, private balcony and full gourmet kitchen.  You’re mere steps away from the beach where you can lounge on white powdered sand and gaze across the beautiful deep blue ocean.  Package includes use of owner’s golf cart, infinity pool, spa and fitness center and free wireless internet.

Generously Donated By: Clyde Lea & Pamela Fazzone


An Alaskan Adventure

2 An Alaskan Advenutre

Head into the wild as you embark on a world-class 3 day, 3 night sport fishing and sightseeing trip for two in beautiful Southeast Alaska.  Located in a remote fishing village, Tanaku Lodge has some of the best fishing in the world along with a pristine setting.  Fish for a trophy King Salmon or a barn door Halibut all in the same day.  Fresh water fishing is available in the fall along with fabulous salt-water fishing.  The lodge is a mixture of cedar and pine with wrap around windows that overlook the Brady Clacier and invite relaxation.  A well-experienced guide will ensure you have a great time on the spacious and comfortable boats.  Tanaku Lodge’s chef will prepare first class meals for you while you relax and enjoy the scenery.  Tanaku Lodge will provide all the needed gear and will clean and package your fish for the trip home.  In addition to the great fishing, you will observe Humpback and Killer Whales, Sea Otters, Sea Lions and Bald Eagles.  Hiking and sightseeing is available as well to round out your Alaskan adventure!

Generously Donated By: Tanaku Lodge


Fabergé Necklace and Earring Set

 3 Faberge Jewels

Bejewelled, superbly crafted, each with its own intriguing story, and full of surprises, jewelry by Fabergé embraces creativity, craftsmanship and heritage.  Fusing tradition and modernity, make a style statement with this stunning 18 karat white gold and enamel  necklace and earring set featuring over 60 round brilliant-cut diamonds.  These gorgeous jewels are limited edition, numbered pieces made even more exclusive by the fact that Fabergé  is now only creating jewelry for the royal family.

Generously Donated By: Paul Carter Jewels


Lunch In Style at Tootsies

4 Lunch In Style at Tootsies

Treat yourself and 19 of your best gal pals to a simply smashing private lunch and fashion show at Tootsies.  A Fare Extraordinaire will set the stage for your party by providing delicious food, exceptional service staff, table rentals and gorgeous floral arrangements. Tootsies will entertain you royally with a champagne reception and private emceed fashion show featuring the newest trends in haute couture.  And to top it off, each of your guests will receive a $50 Tootsies gift card, and you will receive a $500 gift card for yourself.

Generously Donated By: A Fare Extraordinaire, Tootsies


Advanced Copy of Google Glass

5 Google Glass

Get your hands on the most cutting-edge technology before it is available to the public with this exclusive, limited edition of Google Glass.  Currently, Google Glass is not available for purchase to the public, but with this advanced copy you can be one of the first to experience this much buzzed about phenomenon.  Google Glass is a wearable, voice-controlled device that displays information directly in the user’s field of vision and features built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, a camera to take photographs and video, as well as a multitude of other impressive apps and functionality.  Google started Project Glass to build technology that’s seamless, beautiful and empowering.   To share the world through your eyes. To get answers and updates, instantly.  To be there when you need it, and out of your way when you don’t.   Google Glass promises to revolutionize the way you see the world.

Generously Donated By: Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Christy Schnellhardt


New York Fashion Week

6 New York Fashion Week

A fashionista’s dream come true!  Jet off to The Big Apple to take in New York Fashion Week in September!  You and your guest will enjoy seats at the Yigal Azrouel fashion show and then head back stage for a meet and greet with the designer after the show.  Yigal Azrouël launched his eponymous women’s wear label in New York in 1998 to critical acclaim and by 2000 began his participation in New York Fashion Week. Azrouël defines his aesthetic using high-quality fabrics to drape structured, ultra-feminine, modern silhouettes. Take home some of your own designer duds with an exclusive discount at the Yigal boutique on Madison Avenue afterwards.  To really slip into a New York state of mind, round out your trip with a $250 in American Express gift cards to enjoy dinner at one of New York’s finest restaurants.  This once in a lifetime trip also includes round trip airfare for two on Southwest as well as hotel accommodations for 3 nights in the city.

Generously Donated By: Lindley Arnoldy, Houston Based Stylist, Friends of JDRF, Southwest Airlines, Yigal Azrouel


Puppy Love

 7 Puppy Love

Cuddle up with this little guy and he’ll steal your heart.  This eight-week-old black Lab puppy is just begging to be a part of your family.  Labs grow up to be fun-loving, quiet and calm yet comical, and are a great companion for families and children and are characteristically loyal, intelligent and easily trainable.  Take him home tonight and he’ll love you forever.

Generously Donated By: Mr. William G. Hagans and Erica & Cory Kaiser


7 Day African Safari

10 7 Day African Safari

Hakuna Matata! There will be NO WORRIES on this 7 day South African Hunting safari for one hunter and one observer.  Donated by Quagga Safaris from Limpopo Province, South Africa, this safari is a hunter’s dream.  It includes all accommodations, meals, beverages, laundry service and the use of licensed professional hunters, trackers and skinners plus the hunter receives a $2,000 credit for trophy fees and one shoulder mount and an Elephant-Back-Safari for the observer.  Additional hunters or observers (or spouses) can come along for an additional daily fee.  Camp staff can also assist in extending your trip to include visits to local schools, curio shops, photo safaris, Krueger National Park, Victoria Falls or Cape Town.  Fabulous vistas and the wonderful staff make this a trip of a lifetime.

Generously Donated By: Quagga Safaris

The Aspiring Gentleman


Cheers to the man’s man! This robust collection of fine scotches and cigars is any collectors dream!  This package is sure to impress even the consummate aficionado and features over 20 of the best scotches and premium cigars.

Generously Donated By: Fred & William G. Hagans, José Luis Vittor, Jeff Smith and Friends


A Stellar Cellar

9 A Stellar Cellar

Our Stellar Wine Cellar is back by popular demand!  A perennial favorite and Promise Ball tradition, this wine package is sure to impress even the most sophisticated sommelier.  Comprised of 100 bottles, this eclectic collection from around the world features a diverse selection of hand-picked wines.  Indulge and enjoy the crispness of a Pinot Grigio, the boldness of a hearty Cabernet, or the oaken bouquet of a Chardonnay.

Generously Donated By: William G. Hagans, Erica Kaiser & Friends


2015 Kids Night Rodeo Suite

11 Kids Night Rodeo Suite

Wrangle up your some fun as you rock the night away in a suite at the 2015 Rodeo Kid’s Concert! You and your crew will have exclusive use of the suite for the night as you take in the show in style!  Past performers have included The Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez and Demi Lavato – and next year’s concert is sure to be another sell-out!  This party package also includes catering and beverages for the evening .

Generously Donated By: Mr. & Mrs. John & Charity Todd


Escondido Luxury Golf Stay & Play

12 Escondido

Escape to the Hill Country for a golf stay and play without a worry – this package has everything covered for you!  You and your guests will relax and unwind for a four day, three night stay, Thursday-Sunday, at a beautifully appointed home at the ultra exclusive Escondido Golf and Lake Club in Horseshoe Bay.  The luxury home is a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, 3,000 square foot home that looks out on the 18th fairway of the award winning golf course at Escondido Golf and Lake Club.  The home features a large outdoor grill, large spa, outdoor dining area, fire pit, and large back patio with fireplace.  On Friday night, indulge in a complimentary wine tasting and $200 credit for dinner at the Escondido Country Club, within walking distance of the house.  You’ll also enjoy lunch and a foursome at the Tom Fazio designed Escondido Golf and Lake Club accompanied by a golf pro as well as an additional foursome at the Horseshoe Bay Golf Course.  You and your guests will also have access to Also included is a $150 gift certificate to luxury grocery store Jamail’s as well as a basket of goodies from Chocolate Pizazz to munch on throughout the weekend.

Generously Donated By: Chocolate Pizazz, Mr. & Mrs. Randolph & Helen Ewing




Chef’s Table with Chef Mark Holley: Six Course Dinner & Wine Pairing for Ten

Wine and dine with a 6 course wine and food tasting for 10 guests at the Chef’s Table with Chef Mark Holley of the much-buzzed about Holley’s Restaurant.  Chef Mark Holley was inspired to pursue a career in the culinary arts after experiencing the joy of helping Mom in the kitchen as she prepared recipes that had been passed down from generation to generation.  His training eventually led him to Texas and the enviable position of working under some of the country’s best chefs as Saucier for the Meridian Hotel and the Four Seasons Inn on the Park.  Holley also has a distinguished history with the renowned Brennan family – an apprenticeship at their Houston restaurant quickly led to a position as the Garde Manager and Sous Chef of the internationally recognized Commander’s Palace in New Orleans.  He returned to Brennan’s Houston restaurant as the Chef de Cuisine.  In 2000, Mark was invited to serve as Executive Chef by Damian Mandola and Johnny Carrabba, to open a new upscale seafood restaurant, Pesce.  Restaurants under Chef Holley’s culinary direction have garnered media attention and several awards including Best New Restaurant.  In addition, Holley has been named “Best Chef” by Inside Houston and My Table magazine. Chef Holley is opening his eagerly anticipated seafood restaurant, Holley’s, which will open in Spring 2014 in the midtown area of Houston, Texas.

Generously Donated By: Chef Mark Holley


Bon Voyage!

Sail away and enjoy some sunshine, rest and relaxation aboard the Carnival Magic.  You and a guest will enjoy 7 day Caribbean cruise for two in an ocean view cabin.  At 1,004 feet, this amazing ship continued the  Dream  class tradition of large-scale bow-to-stern fun including food and entertainment space Ocean Plaza, the splashy stylings of Carnival WaterWorks, and The Lanai, a convenient and scenic half-mile outdoor wraparound promenade deck.  Carnival Magic didn’t stop there; she also introduced the world to all-new ways to have a good time onboard, and proves it with the outdoor fitness-and-fun of SportSquare, featuring the world’s first ropes course at sea. Cucina del Capitano serves up Italian favorites fit for a captain. And who can forget the RedFrog Pub, with its laid back, not-a-worry-to-be-found atmosphere… plus its exclusive, tasty, not-a-drop-to-be-found (on land, that is) beer, Thirsty Frog Red.

Generously Donated By: Carnival Foundation

Golf Stay and Play at TPC San Antonio

Stay and play like a champion.  Enjoy a weekend golf getaway foursome and guest fees at the beautiful TPC San Antonio and a two night stay at The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa..  The PGA Tour and design genius of Pete Dye and Greg Norman have carved out 36 epic holes of Texas Hill Country terrain to create the magnificent TPC San Antonio.  With extraordinary service and breathtaking views, the course is a masterpiece.  Resort guests enjoy exclusive access to the course.  After a day on the links, unwind at The JW Marriott.  The resort is nestled in the beautiful Texas Hill Country community of Cibolo Canyons, where beautiful clear streams and towering oak and cedar meet green rolling hills.  The true-to-nature elements of Texas history, beautiful views and soothing waters serve as the inspiration for this resort.

Generously Donated By: JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, TPC San Antonio

His & Her Lucchese Boots

Treat your feet to the very best with His & Her Lucchese cowboy boots.  You are sure to love this classic set of boots, masterfully crafted from the finest grade leather and highly regarded as the finest, most comfortable boots on the market.  Boots can be exchanged for your size, style or applied to an upgraded boot.

Generously Donated By: Pinto Ranch Fine Western Wear

6 Month Membership to Nos Caves Vin at Memorial Location

Dedicated to the discerning wine collector, Nos Caves Vin will protect and preserve your more precious bottles of wine with this 6 month locker membership with secure and climate controlled storage.

Generously Donated By: Nos Caves Vin

2 Night Stay at the MGM Beau Rivage Resort

Enjoy a long weekend with a two night stay at Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.  As an MGM resort, Beau Rivage is committed to the comfort and pleasure of their guests.   With  airy, beautifully designed guest rooms that make getting comfy a no-brainer,  you can make yourself at home in style.  There’s a little something for everyone – the  resort also includes a casino, fine dining options, golf course and spa.

Generously Donated By: Beau Rivage Resort and Casino

Oriental Semi-Antique Rug

Abrahams Oriental Rugs has long set the standard for “Fine Oriental Rug Stores” in Houston. Their dedication to placing the right  rug in the right setting has propelled them to the fore front of Houston’s design community.   Grace your home with this gorgeous semi-antique agra rug made of 100% fine wool combining beautiful hues of gold, rusty red, green and black.  Make sure to keep your new rug in tip-top shape with two $500 gift certificates to Oriental Rug Baazar to be used towards the hand washing of an oriental rug.

Generously Donated By: Abrahams Oriental Rugs, Oriental Rug Bazaar

65″ Panasonic PF 30 3D-ready HD Plasma TV

The Panasonic PF30 Series 3D-Ready, full-HD plasmas with NeoPlasma technology offer dynamic color and superior 2D motion imaging.  Incredible 3D images can be displayed when used with an optional 3D IR transmitter and 3D eyewear. The new NeoPlasma panel with fast switching phosphor minimizes afterglow and raises moving picture resolution for the clearest 3D and 2D images ever. Even the fastest-moving images are beautifully displayed to the tiniest detail without losing any of the crystal clarity of full HD. Other features include a native contrast radio of 5,000,000:1 and SLOT 2.0 functionality that adds professional video terminal board input capability and control via LAN network/web browsers. Portrait mounting is possible. PF30 Series plasmas are ideal for board/conference room, broadcast and custom home theater.

Generously Donated By: Whitlock

Fabulous Foodie Escape to The Big Easy

The Big Easy beckons and it won’t disappoint.  Escape to the Crescent City for a weekend culinary adventure.  Relax and unwind with a two night stay at The Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans’ most gracious luxury hotel located in the heart of the city.  During your weekend, enjoy dinner at any Dickie Brennan’s family restaurants revered for their decadent seafood and creole cuisine with a $200 gift certificate.  You’ll also indulge in a dinner at local favorite Jacque-Imo’s Cafe during your stay with a $50 gift certificate.  And no trip would be complete without a trip to the famed Cafe Du Monde!  Enjoy beignets and coffee to your hearts content with $30 of gift certificates to this iconic New Orleans eatery.  Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Generously Donated By: Cafe Du Monde, Jacques-Imo’s Café, Mr. Bill Jacquot, Windsor Court Hotel


Five Course “Innovation Menu” Dinner for Six at Sorrel Urban Bistro

Named as one of Top 10 Best New Restaurants in America by Gayot and City Search Diner’s Choice Winner 2012, Sorrel Urban Bistro offers guests high quality local and seasonal ingredients  in a warm, relaxed fine-dining atmosphere. Sorrel collaborates with farmers, ranchers and fishermen in the area to bring organically sourced produce, meats and seafood from the farm to the table. Experience a unique, memorable dining experience with a Five Course Innovation Menu Dinner for up to six people at Sorrel Urban Bistro, custom prepared by Executive Chef Michael Nutt.

Generously Donated By: Sorrel Urban Bistro

2 Club Level Seats for Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans on April 12

Show your Clutch City pride and cheer on The Rockets as they take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, April 12, with 2 Club Level tickets.  Parking pass included.

Generously Donated By: Mr. William G. Hagans

Bulls on Parade

Calling all Texans fans!  Cheer on the boys in red and blue with 4 lower level tickets to a Houston Texans home game during the 2014-2015 season.  Keep your Texans pride on display and take home this football signed by #56 Brian Cushing, fan favorite, and one of the most celebrated defensive players in the NFL.

Generously Donated By: Houston Texans, Mr. Brian Cushing

One Week at a Luxury Cottage in Watercolor, Florida

Escape to the pristine beaches of Watercolor, Florida with a one week stay at a beautiful 3 bedroom luxury vacation cottage that sleeps ten people.  Situated in one of the best locations in Watercolor, the home is just a short walk or bike ride to the beach or  Seaside Town Center, which features world class fine dining and shopping.  Beautifully decorated with no detail left unattended to, the home also features a screened porch and spacious deck with an outdoor dining area and table for eight where you can hear the lulling sounds of the ocean both morning and night.  The home fronts on a beautifully maintained park which is perfect for children to run around and play while you sit on the porch and watch. You and your guests will enjoy admission to the private Beach Club Pool and Grill overlooking the Gulf complete with showers and changing rooms, & towel service as well as three bicycles for your use during your stay.  You’ll never want to leave.

Generously Donated By: Abby & Daniel Yates

One Week at Park City, Utah Luxury Condo

Head west with a week in beautiful Park City, Utah, in a luxury, newly remodeled townhouse at the foot of the Canyons Ski Resort.  Boasting 2350 square feet, this three bedroom (plus bonus room), four bath, tri-level townhouse is perfect for families. It has a large living/dining room with a fireplace and views of the mountains. The master bedroom is secluded on the top floor and has its own fireplace. Downstairs on the first level are two large bedrooms with separate baths. There is also a bonus room with 2 day beds and TV/DVD. The middle level contains a large hot tub room that accommodates up to 6 people. All newly decorated and like new, you’ll also enjoy access to the community’s beautiful heated swimming pool and tennis courts.

Generously Donated By: Abby & Daniel Yates

Six Course Wine Dinner Prepared in Your Home by Chef Paul Friedman of Peli Peli

Chef Paul Friedman of Peli Peli, Houston’s highly acclaimed only South African restaurant, will prepare a six course wine dinner for eight guests in your home!  With Chef Friedman at the helm, Peli Peli has received innumerable accolades including “Top 100 Restaurants in the US” by Open Table in 2013.  Chef Paul has had over 35 years of experience in the restaurant industry, having owned and operated successful restaurant concepts in South Africa and Germany, as well as being the creator of Paul’s Pizza Shop, a nationally-recognized pizza concept in North Houston.  You will wine, dine and WOW your guests with this beautiful Chef’s dinner!

Generously Donated By: Chef Paul Friedman – Peli Peli

4 Tickets to LSU Home Opener vs Sam Houston in Baton Rouge

This one is for the sports fan who bleeds purple and gold!  Cheer on LSU in their home opener vs Sam Houston on September 6, 2014, with 4 tickets and a parking pass.  Enjoy all the festivities of a home game weekend with a 2 night stay at Baton Rouge Hilton Capitol Center with breakfast included at Kingfish Grill.

Generously Donated By: Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, Michael & Alexandra Golemi, Mr. David W. Leefe

Jennifer Loftis Commissioned Painting

Jennifer Loftis is an artist with eclectic taste from her time traveling and working on three continents.    Her personal style is a mix of acrylic painting, complemented by watercolor and paper colle.    Her unique point of view and technique have benefited from influences as divergent as M.C. Escher, Alphouse Mucha and Korean traditional designs and methods.    She has spent six years living and working abroad where she has had the opportunity to continue to hone her craft.  Bring a one of a kind piece into your own home with a commissioned painting by artist Jennifer Loftis.  The finished piece will be a 30×40 stretched canvas with 1.5 inch deep edge in one of four styles as selected by the winning bidder.

Generously Donated By: Jennifer Loftis Art

2014 Walk to Cure Diabetes Grand Marshal

Bid on this exclusive opportunity to be the Grand Marshal at the 2014 Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Reliant Park.  As the Grand Marshal, you’ll be entitled to your own personal 20×20 tent, catered breakfast the morning of the walk, tent banner, 10 VIP parking passes and recognition signs along the walk route. You’ll kick-off the walk by cutting the ribbon at the starting line and be honored during the walk programming with the opportunity to make remarks. You’ll also be touted as the walk Grand Marshal through promotional materials and the JDRF Houston website.

Generously Donated By: JDRF Houston Gulf Coast Chapter

Keith Urban Signed Guitar

Take home this gorgeous guitar signed by Grammy Award winning country music superstar Keith Urban!  This is an incredible piece of country music memorabilia for the fan of any age!

Generously Donated By: JDRF Middle Tennessee

Dallas Mavericks Weekend Getaway

Head North to Dallas for a sports-filled weekend!  You and 3 guests will enjoy lower level tickets and parking pass to a Dallas Mavericks home game at American Airlines Center against a top rival of your choice during the 2014-2015 season.  Also included is a two night weekend stay for 2 at the luxurious Fairmont Hotel in Dallas.

Generously Donated By: Mr. & Mrs. Chris & Tonja Crosby, The Fairmont Dallas

“Illuminare N. Diece 1/12” by Artist Nicola Parente

In the Light (Illuminaire) came to life after a relentless four-year journey.  Artist Nicola Parente explored the concept of hidden light, light that is too fast for the human eye to capture, in this 16″ x 22″ archival inkjet print on brushed dibond panel.

Generously Donated By: Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Inc.

2 Roundtrip Tickets on Southwest Airlines

Wanna get away?  Your next adventure awaits with 2 roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines.

Generously Donated By: Southwest Airlines

A High Speed Luxury Weekend

Drive a Jag for the weekend and stay in style at The Houstonian!  Pick up a Jaguar XJ from Momentum Jaguar on Friday afternoon and zoom around town through the following Monday. Take time to unwind and relax with a one-night weekend stay in a deluxe guest bedroom at luxurious and iconic Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa.  You and your guest will also enjoy breakfast for two either at Olivette or through room service as well as complimentary use of the fitness club and use of The Houstonian’s three resort pools

Generously Donated By: Momentum Jaguar, The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

A Year’s Worth of Shipley’s Donuts and Coffee

A donut  connoisseur ‘s dream come true!  Enjoy one full year of Shipley’s deliciousness with 365 gift certificates for one dozen donuts and coffee.

Generously Donated By: Shipley Donuts

Armandos Fajita Dinner for 20

An iconic Houston eatery renowned for its fajitas, Armandos sets the mood for a multisensory culinary experience with its warm atmosphere, exceptional service and sumptuous dishes flavored to Mexican perfection.  Treat your friends to a fajita fiesta with this package that includes a beef and chicken fajita dinner for 20 diners.

Generously Donated By: Armandos


4 Tickets to Astros vs Royals on April 17

Take me out to the ballgame!  Root, root, root for the home team with 4 tickets to the Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals game on Thursday, April 17.

Generously Donated By: Houston Astros

Canongate at The Woodlands Foursome

Hit the links with a foursome at a Canongate affiliated club – select from Magnolia Creek, South Shore Harbour, Lake Windcrest or the Panther Trail Golf Course.  Greens fees and carts are included for this round of golf valid any day of the week.

Generously Donated By: Baker Hughes

Weekday Foursome at Canongate at The Woodlands

Enjoy a round of golf at the beautiful Canongate at The Woodlands.   Canongate’s Texas portfolio includes five championship courses of high reputation that are consistently ranked among the best in the state.  This package includes weekday greens fees for foursome at a Canongate Affiliated club from the following: Magnolia Creek, South Shore Harbour, Lake Windcrest, or Panther Trail Golf Course.

Generously Donated By: Canongate At The Woodlands

Two Rounds of Golf at Cypresswood Golf Club

Double the fun!  Enjoy a round of golf for 2 on The Tradition Course and another round of golf for 2 on the Cypress Course at Cypresswood Golf Club.  Situated on over 600 acres of rolling, heavily wooded terrain along the confluence of Spring and Cypress creeks, this 36-hole golf facility offers two unique golf experiences and the finest of playing conditions. The Cypress course earned Golf Digest’s ranking of the “Best New Course” in 1989. The Tradition course at Cypresswood opened in 1997 and was designed by Keith Foster – a well known golf course architect famous for his work at Walking Stick, Bighorn, The Bandit and The Quarry. The Tradition course has been rated the #1 daily fee course in the Houston area by the Houston Chronicle for four consecutive years. The Tradition Course has also hosted the 1st Stage of the PGA Qualifying Tournament.

Generously Donated By: Cypresswood Golf Club

Foursome at River Ridge Golf Course

Enjoy a weekday round of golf for 4 at River Ridge Golf Club.  Built within a generous 350-acre river valley amidst more than 1,500 old-growth pecan trees, River Ridge Golf Club is a place for golfers who want to play without distraction, on a grand scale and at a proper pace.  The course is designed to provide a sense of retreat from the typical and is simply golf as it should be played!

Generously Donated By: River Ridge Golf Club

Clubs of Kingwood Weekday Foursome

One of the world’s largest private country clubs, The Clubs of Kingwood offers 90 holes of championship golf .  Enjoy a weekday foursome at either the Island, Lake, Marsh or Forest Course – cart included.

Generously Donated By: The Clubs of Kingwood

Foursome at Tour 18

Imagine yourself playing on carefully simulated holes from some of the greatest golf courses in America.  This collaboration of incredible replicas offers players a memorable experience of walking in the footsteps of some of the great legends before them.  Enjoy a round of golf for four with cart included at Tour 18 Houston.

Generously Donated By: Tour 18 Houston

Signed Thomas Morstead Jersey

Who dat say gonna beat them Saints?!?  Show your black and gold spirit with this jersey signed by #6 punter and Pro-Bowler, Thomas Morstead of the New Orleans Saints.

Generously Donated By: Patricia and Larry Wright

Basketball Signed by James Harden of The Rockets

Take home a piece of Houston sports pride with this basketball signed by James Harden of the Houston Rockets  In his first season with the Rockets, James Harden was named first-time All-Star in 2013.  He also helped the Team USA take Olympic gold in 2012.

Generously Donated By: Michael & Alexandra Golemi

JJ Watt Signed Jersey

Take home this framed Houston Texans defensive end, JJ Watt signed jersey.  Arguably the league’s best defensive player, you Texans fans won’t want to miss out on this!

Generously Donated By: Justin J. Watt Foundation

2 Tickets to the Masters Practice Round on Monday, April 7

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for golf lovers!  Head to Agusta National with two hard to get tickets to the Master’s Practice Round on Monday, April 7, 2014.

Generously Donated By: Patricia and Larry Wright


Custom French Calf Belt from Maida’s Belts & Buckles

Add some Texas style to your wardrobe with this Maida’s Belts & Buckles gift certificate for custom french calf belt.  Maida’s Belts & Buckles features an array of exquisite hand made and engraved buckles and buckle sets from the finest artists in the United States.  Their belts are heirloom quality that can not only be worn and enjoyed now, but can be passed down for future generations.

Generously Donated By: Maida’s Belts & Buckles

Flying L Guest Ranch Round of Golf for Four

Enjoy a round of golf for four at the Flying L Guest Ranch award winning golf course in Bandera, Texas.  Voted one of the Best Places to Play in 2008 & 2009 by Golf Digest!

Generously Donated By: Flying L Guest Ranch

Waltz Across Texas

Perfect your Texas Two Step with this gift certificate to Arthur Murray Dance Studio good for 2 private lessons one-on-one with an instructor and 1 group class dance lesson.  After working up an appetite from dancing, head out to dinner with $100 worth of gift cards to be used at either Fleming’s or Carrabba’s.

Generously Donated By: Arthur Murray Dance Studio, National Charity League

Sing Along at Pete’s Piano Bar

Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar is Born in Texas and Raised in Texas. It’s a sing-along, clap-along, drink-along, have-one-helluva-good-time-along bar!  Enjoy a musical night out with 3 friends with a $75 Gift Certificate and 4 admission passes.

Generously Donated By: Pete’s Piano Bar

A Day Out at the Museum

Enjoy a day out at one of Houston’s historical treasures with four adult admissions for a Highlights Tour of Bayou Bend the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s collection of early American paintings and decorative arts.  The collection is displayed in a 1920s-era mansion with 14 acres of southern gardens and woodland paths.  Afterwards, head to lunch at Maggiano’s with $80 worth of gift certificates.

Generously Donated By: National Charity League, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston

A Day Out at the Races Lonestar Style

Enjoy a day out at the races!  Grab three of your friends and head to Gulf Greyhound Park with 4 clubhouse admissions, reserved table seating and four racing programs.  After the races, head to lone star favorite, Texas Road House Steakhouse with $75 worth of gift certificates.

Generously Donated By: Gulf Greyhound Park, National Charity League

One Year Family Membership to Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

Get in touch with the great outdoors with a One Year Family Membership to Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. Benefits of membership include invitations to member-only events, four complimentary admissions to annual ArBOOretum event and reciprocal Benefits at over 100 nature centers across US.  Also included in this package is $90 worth of Subway gift certificates – perfect for a picnic in the park each time you visit!

Generously Donated By: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, National Charity League

For The Budding Picasso

This basket is perfect for the little artist in your life!  Enjoy hours of creative fun with this basket overflowing with art supplies.  Budding Picassos will stay busy creating masterpieces with the Layered Wax Drawing Kit, Make Mistakes Creativity Sketchbook, Model Magic Presto Dots, Slick Stix and sidewalk chalk.  Also included is an $80 gift certificate for hours of creative fun at ArtMix – a fun place for young artists to create, invent, and make art that is personal and expressive. ArtMix focuses on helping students build their fine motor skills, while learning art history and new techniques in drawing, painting, and sculpting!

Generously Donated By: Art Mix Creative Learning Center, Friends of JDRF

Swim Like A Fish

Splish, splash – it’s time for some swimming fun!  Jump in the deep end with this $50 gift certificate good at any Houston Swim Club location.  After drying off with your new beach towels, head to Panera Bread for lunch with $30 worth of gift certificates.

Generously Donated By: Houston Swim Club, National Charity League

4 Disneyland Park Hopper Passes

Be a kid again at the Magic Kingdom with four one-day park hopper tickets for entrance to Disneyland Park and Disney’s California Adventure Park. With the Park Hopper Option, you enjoy same-day access to all 4 of theme parks–Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park and

Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Generously Donated By: Disneyland Resort

Family Pack to Houston Museum of Natural Science

Make learning fun and interactive with a Family Pack to The Houston Museum of Natural Science.  This package includes 8 complimentary admission tickets to be used at one of the following: Cockrell Butterfly Center, Burke Baker Dome Theater of the Museum’s permanent exhibit halls.  After a day of fun and learning at the museum, enjoy lunch at Chick-Fil-A with $50 worth of gift cards.

Generously Donated By: Houston Museum of Natural Science, National Charity League


Cypress Trails Equestrian Center Ranch is a 7-day a week endurance, pleasure riding and boarding stable. The property adjoins some of the most scenic and challenging trails in Texas .  Saddle up with a friend and embark on a one hour Adventure Trail Ride.  Afterwards, mosey on over to Panera Bread for lunch with $30 worth of gift certificates.

Generously Donated By: Cypress Trails Equestrian Center, National Charity League

Laser Tag & Ice Skating

Can you say extreme summer fun?  Laser Quest combines the classic game of hide-and-seek and tag with a high tech twist. Our multi-level arenas have swirling fog, energetic music and fun lurking around every corner.  Get the whole family in on the fun with Family Four Pack to play Laser Tag.  Next take to the ice with four admissions and skate rentals at Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex.  Also included in this package is $30 worth of Chick-Fil-A gift certificates to keep your family fed and happy after your laser tag and ice skating excursions.

Generously Donated By: Aerodome Ice Skating Complex, Laser Quest Westheimer, National Charity League

WonderWild Play Passes

Walk on the wild side and let the kiddos enjoy hours of playtime at Wonderwild indoor playground with this gift certificate good for 10 admissions.  $45 worth of Subway gift certificates will keep your little ones fed and happy after hours of play.

Generously Donated By: National Charity League, Wonderwild Indoor Party Play Ground


Mad Potter Painting Party for 15

The Mad Potter, paint your own pottery studios in Houston, are for children and adults alike to come in and paint pre-made ceramic pieces from coffee mugs to plates, pet bowls to figurines and much more.  Create a masterpiece and have a lot of fun along the way with a painting party for 15 at The Mad Potter – includes paint, brushes, design tools, glazing and firing, friendly instruction and artistic consulting.  Bring in your own party food with $50 worth of Chick-Fil-A gift certificates to keep you and your guests happy while creating your one-of-a-kind pottery.

Generously Donated By: National Charity League, The Mad Potter

2 KUMON Gift Certificates

Help your children get ahead of their studies with 2 certificates offering free registration for Kumon West-U.  Kumon is a different kind of after-school learning program.  With Kumon, children master the basics of math and reading the same way they learn a musical instrument or athletic skill: daily practice.  Along the way, they also build strong learning skills, disciplined study habits, and the confidence they need to succeed in school…and beyond.

Generously Donated By: Kumon West-U

Discover Gymnastics Birthday Party

Your little one will “flip” for this fun birthday party at Discover Gymnastics!  Enjoy this $100 gift certificate towards your child’s party which includes games, decorations, organized games, party favors and more.  Bring in your own party food with a $50 Schlotzky’s gift certificate.

Generously Donated By: Discover Gymnastics, National Charity League

A “Ruff” Life

Make sure Man’s Best Friend stays in the lap of luxury while you’re away.  Treat your four-legged fur baby to a weekend lodging package at Rover Oaks Pet Resort which includes three days and two nights of lodging in a standard Bunkhouse Suite plus a standard bath, brush and nail trim in the Grooming Salon.

Generously Donated By: Rover Oaks Pet Resort

Cruising in Austin

The next time you head to Austin, set sail on a private sunset bat watching cruise for 2-6 people on scenic Lady Bird Lake in Austin.  Capital Cruises’ internationally famous bat watching excursion departs nightly approximately 30 minutes before sunset and cruise to the Congress Avenue Bridge – home of the largest urban bat colony in North America. Capital Cruises provides the best possible viewing for one of the most incredible wildlife spectacles in the world!

Generously Donated By: Capital Cruises

Bill O’Reilly Autographed Question List from 2004 President Bush Interview

Take home a piece of history with this list of questions signed by television personality Bill O’Reilly and used during his September 22, 2004, interview with President George Bush at the Waldorf Astoria hotel.

Generously Donated By: Susie Duarte

Schlitterbahn Family Fun Fourpack

Enjoy a family four pack of tickets to Schlitterbahn Water Park in Galveston!  With both indoor and outdoor water park attractions, you can enjoy a fun dip in the pool anytime of the year!  After a day of fun at the water park, swing by Panera Bread on the way home for a quick, delicious dinner with $50 worth of gift cards.

Generously Donated By: National Charity League, Schlitterbahn Waterparks

Four Seasons of Wine Around Texas

Pop a cork and get your wine glasses ready!  This package is for the ultimate wine lover and includes a 4 tours Texas wineries – one for each season.  This over the top package includes a private tour and tasting with winemaker for 8 at Alamosa Wine Cellars with barrel tastings of new and current wines with light hors d’oerves, a private tour of Pleasant Hill Winery for 12 with barrel tastings with the winemaker, Private wine tasting for 10 at Dry Comal Creek featuring Texas-style wines and a wine tasting for 8 at Driftwood Estate Winery.

Generously Donated By: Alamosa Wine Cellars, Driftwood Estate Winery, Dry Comal Creek Vineyards and Winery, Plesant Hill Winery

Party Time!

Turn your house into a party zone for your next festive gathering!  Convert your garage into a comfortable and functional room with easy access to the outdoors with a $250 gift certificate from PARTAYGARAGE.  Rental also comes with climate control and walk though, see through door.  Magic Twists balloon artist Cody Magicode will entertain your guests for up to 2 hours with his over-the-top balloon art sculptures.  Finally, add some sweet flare to your party with $100 worth of party favors from gourmet chocolate shop, Chocolate Pizazz who takes classic treats such as cookies, popcorn, potato chips, marshmallows, pretzels and moon piesand transforms them with their delicious blend of chocolates and festive decorations.

Generously Donated By: Chocolate Pizazz,Magic Twists Entertainment, PartayGarage.Com


Kendra Scott Coral Cuff and Earring Duo

This Kendra Scott Eliza Cuff in coral and matching April stud earrings are the perfect accessories for spring and summer!  Tres chic!

Generously Donated By: Kendra Scott Jewelry

Color Bar Party for 4 at Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott Color Bar Parties allow a one-of-a-kind, interactive experience where you and 3 of your girlfriends get to design custom jewelry while enjoying cupcakes and champagne.  Each Color Bar Party offers several iPads and touch screen monitors so you can preview your design before having it created in front of your eyes.  Kendra Scott Color Bar specialists will leave no detail unattended to during your experience and are ready to make your piece exactly the way you want it, so you can leave with it in hand.

Generously Donated By: Kendra Scott Jewelry

The Perfect Pen for You

As the nation’s #1 retailer for Montblanc, Cartier, Visconti, Waterman and many more fine writing brands, Paradise Pens is passionate about exquisite writing instruments.  With over 50 high end brands, pick the perfect pen for you with this $100 Gift Certificate.

Generously Donated By: Paradise Pen Company

Bling Queen

Featured as one of “Oprah’s Favorite Things” and highlighted in People Magazine’s style section, these gold tone Starburst Earrings from designer Marlyn Schiff are a celebrity favorite and have been spotted on the likes of Molly Simms, Padma Lakshmi and more.  Complete your look and find something pretty to go with your new earrings with a $50 Queen of Heirs gift certificate.  Over the last 25 years, Queen of Heirs has blossomed into the finest antique & estate jewelry store that features unique pieces that are sure to make a statement.

Generously Donated By: Marlynn Schiff Jewelry, Robin Lindberg

Unwind with Bubbles and Vino

There’s nothing that a bubble bath and a glass of wine won’t fix!  Featured as one of Oprah’s “Favorite Things” unwind with this duo of decadent bubble baths from Lollia made from the finest ingredients and packaged in gorgeous vintage-inspired glass bottles.  Luxuriously rich and beautifully perfumed, Lollia bubble bath is formulated for lots of full, fragrant bubbles with notes of lavender, honey, peony and white lily.  To ensure ultimate relaxation at the end of the day, this package also includes a bottle of Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay and 14 Hands Merlot.

Generously Donated By: Anonymous Donor, Lollia by Margot Elana

Pamper Your Tootsies

Pamper your feet with a pedicure at Roula’s Nail Spa and rejuvenate your spirits in an atmosphere that combines charm with modern luxury.  Show off your pedicure in a pair of women’s Jack Rogers jelly sandals in the color combination of your choice.  This versatile shoe is ideal to wear by the water and was named one of Oprah’s “Favorite Things” – it’s the perfect footwear for spring and summer!

Generously Donated By: Jack Rogers, Roula’s Nail Spa

Kendra Scott Cocktail Ring

This stunning cocktail ring is bold, edgy and richly detailed.  A mix of blue and gems fused in mesmerizing style, this Kendra Scott ring will turn heads at a party or in the office!

Generously Donated By: Mrs. Linda Brown

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smart Watch

The watch that does everything!  Receive notifications on your wrist with Galaxy Gear in rose gold and stay in the moment without missing important calls, texts, events and more.  Featuring cutting-edge technology, you can place and answer calls directly from the watch, issue voice commands for hands-free convenience to interact with apps and make calls, track your daily steps with a built-in pedometer and capture life’s moments with a built in camera embedded in the wrist strap for quick pictures and videos.

Generously Donated By: Mr. Grayson Schnellhardt

I Feel Pretty!

Update your look with this gift certificate to Sensia Studio and Japanese Day Spa.  Freshen up with a haircut, blow dry & style as well as a makeup application – perfect for a night out on the town!

Generously Donated By: Sensia Studio & Japanese Day Spa

$500 Gift Certificate to Zadok Jewelers

Use this $500 gift card towards something lovely for yourself or a loved one from Zadok Jewelers, widely revered for their stunning and exquisite luxury jewelry and Swiss timepieces.

Generously Donated By: Zadok Jewelers

Men’s Swiss Legend Trimix Black Diver Chronograph

You’ll always be ready to tell time with this sleek and elegant black on black quality timepiece.  This watch features a black ion-plated stainless steel case, Swiss quartz movement, black rubber strap and is water resistant to 660 feet.

Generously Donated By: Grayson Drue LLC

Swiss Legend Men’s Legato Conograph

This men’s watch features crossover style that can be worn with casual or dress attire.  Features include swiss quartz movement, brushed stainless steel case, black silicone strap, 48 mm case diameter and subdials of 60 second, 30 minute, and 1/10 second.

Generously Donated By: Grayson Drue LLC

Jorg Gray Men’s Black & Silver Conograph

This modern conograph timepiece has a brushed stainless steel case with black ion-plated stainless steel bezel and is highly detailed including an orange second hand, indices, and push buttons with a black and silver textured dial.  Featuring a rubber strap and push button clasp, this men’s watch is the perfect mix of comfort and quality.

Generously Donated By: Grayson Drue LLC

Samsung Smart Camera

Say Cheese!  Shoot arresting images with this Samsung ST150F 16.2-megapixel digital camera that features a 1/2.3″ CCD image sensor to ensure crisp, detailed photos and videos. Wi-Fi connectivity and DLNA capability let you easily share images with friends and family.

Generously Donated By: Mr. Nick Leach

Apple iPod Touch

Fun was built into every millimeter of the newest model of this 16GB Apple iPod touch.  It may be the thinnest, lightest iPod touch yet but it does more than ever, more powerfully than ever, from playing games to playing music to just playing around.  And everything looks tremendous on the 4-inch Retina display.  Download some tunes on your new iPod with a $15 iTunes gift card.

Generously Donated By: Miss Alexis Conway, Mr. & Mrs. Allen & Jennifer Berryman

JDRF Ambassador Tech Trunk

This gift basket is perfect for the tech enthusiast!  Put together with the help of our JDRF Ambassadors, this basket is overflowing with gift certificates to some of their favorite stores – $100 to Best Buy, $50 to Game Stop and $150 to the iTunes Store.  From video games, to electronics, to new tunes and more – this ones got you covered!  Store your new toys in this classic trunk with durable red shell and metal plating

Generously Donated By: Dorm Co, Mr. Aiden Flores, Mr. Austin Dubec, Mr. Charlie Amis, Mr. Robert Brown, Mr. Ryan Finnegan

Tween Dream Shopping Spree

Put together by our JDRF Ambassadors, this basket is overflowing with fun accessories for your girly-girl!  Delight her with a hot pink wristlet, funky chevron hair ties, purple drop necklace and earring duo and a Magnificent Manicure Kit.  Also included are gift certificates for a bonafide shopping spree: $75 gift card to Justice, $50 gift card to Aeropostale, and $25 gift card to Claire’s.

Generously Donated By: Friends of JDRF, Miss Madison Harlin, Miss Sara Fasti,Ms. Allyson Armstrong

Think Pink Teen Shopping Spree

Put together with the help of our JDRF Ambassadors, this package will have you thinking pink!  Sport this stylish pink purse, sequined shawl and pink gem cuff from Charming Charlie while out on a shopping spree with a $50 gift card to Forever21, $50 gift card to Abercrombie & Fitch and $50 gift card to Francesca’s.

Generously Donated By: Charming Charlie, Miss Hannah Bortz, Miss Isabella Golemi,Miss Sarah Bornstein

A Stylish Upgrade

Update your look and put your best foot forward with a $250 gift certificate to shop the latest styles at J.Crew.  After your shopping trip, a makeup application at Norris of Houston Salon & Day Spa will leave you looking like a million bucks.

Generously Donated By: Ms. Cathy Harkins

Norris of Houston Salon & Day Spa

Kaye Marvins Photography Gift Certificate

Get ready for your close up!  This Kaye Marvins gift certificate includes a complimentary clothing and pose consultation prior to the complimentary sitting by Mr. Marvin.  The certificate can be applied, in full towards any size portrait of a family, adult, children or pets either in the studio year-round or gardens.

Generously Donated By: Kaye Marvins Photography

Michael Martinez Photography Gift Certificate

Michael Martinez Photography is a boutique studio owned and operated by Michael and his wife Kimberly. The studio is a beautifully decorated home and garden used exclusively for photography. The lush landscape features timeless iron gates and benches, a romantic fountain, a variety of stone seating, and an evergreen background, all aged to perfection. The home and garden are the perfect setting for stunning portraits with a true Southern quality that only Michael Martinez can create. Capture your perfect moments with a gift certificate for $300 that can be used toward session fees, portraits and custom cards.

Generously Donated By: Michael Martinez Photography

Thomas Fallon Portrait Session and Custom 12-Inch Portrait

Enjoy an heirloom quality portrait of your family by award-winning photographer, Thomas Fallon.  Thomas was recently named a Photographer of the Year by Professional Photographers of America.  Thomas Fallon will create images of your selection in a one-hour location portrait session.  Your favorite image can adorn your wall and be a family keepsake for generations to come.  Thomas travels the country creating his unique illustrative portraits for clients from Maine to California.  C apture a snapshot of your precious family with this Thomas Fallon portrait session.  Included is one 12 inch portrait.

Generously Donated By: Thomas Fallon Photography

Alexander’s Fine Portrait Design

Alexander’s Fine Portrait Design has been Houston’s destination for fine portraiture, wedding and event photography, and business executives in Texas for over 32 years.  Alexander’s unique artistic vision has been reflected in many fine portraits that are as distinctive as they are elegant.  Capture the moment with an individual or family portrait sitting, clothing consultation and an 8×10 color or black and white Signature Portrait.

Generously Donated By: Alexander’s Fine Portrait Design

Gittings Portrait Session

It’s a name that’s recognized throughout Texas and the southwest as one of America’s most prestigious portrait photography studios.  Since Paul Gittings founded the company more than 80 years ago, Gittings has photographed U.S. Presidents, celebrities, luminaries, top executives and influential families, creating exceptional portraits that will endure for generations.  Capture your own piece of art with this gift certificate for a portrait session and an 8×10 Imperial Portrait.

Generously Donated By: Gittings Portraiture

Katy Beauty

Enjoy a day of beauty and relaxation in Katy with a manicure and pedicure at Couture Day Spa and a shampoo, cut and blowdry at SOLA Salon Studios.

Generously Donated By: Blanca Winter Hair Studio 19, Couture Day Spa

Swiss Legend Expedition Watch

Tick tock!  Tell time with this Swiss Legend Men’s 10008-YG-03-BLB Expedition Blue Dial Blue Silicon Watch.  Features include Swiss quartz movement, Sapphitek crystal gold-ion plated stainless steel case and water resistance up to 200 meters.

Generously Donated By: Dr. & Mrs. Nunilo & Cheryl Rubio

HealthPro Goodie Basket

HealthPro is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for their clients in an effort to support a healthy lifestyle.  Treat yourself to this HealthPro Basket overflowing with goodies guaranteed to make you feel good: Two 60-minute massage sessions, three 30 minute accupuncutre sessions, 1 neck pillow and 2 bottles of biofreeze.

Generously Donated By: HealthPro Chiropractic & Acupuncture

Haircut and Style with Loris Fusi at Ceron Salon

For over two decades, Loris Fusi has impacted the beauty landscapes of Europe and the United States through innovative cuts, impeccable service, and attention to detail. Her inspirational styling and cutting techniques brought her to the forefront of the fashion world, working on covers of illustrious publications such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, and Paris Match to name a few.   Treat your locks to some love with a consultation, haircut and style with Ceron Salon Artistic Director, Loris Fusi.

Generously Donated By: Ceron Salon

Om & Ah

Take care of you with this package that includes a gift certificate for 10 classes at JENNYOGA.  After your workout, treat yourself with your custom blend bath products from Bath Junkie River Oaks.  The Bath Junkie Fill ‘R’ Up Gift Bag includes exfoliating salt scrub and body dessert shea butter allover conditioner.  Simply return with your items to Bath Junkie River Oaks and their “Mixmasters” will help you custom blend a scent that is unique to you and tint your products to the color of your choice.  You’ll walk out feeling good and smelling great!

Generously Donated By: Bath Junkie-River Oaks, JENNYOGA

One Hour Massage at Extreme Muscle Care

Relax at the hands of seasoned massage therapist Cheryl Roos of Extreme Muscle Care with a one hour massage that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Generously Donated By: Cheryl Roos – Massage Therapist

Relax at Isle Pedicure

Indulge in a pedicure at Isle PediSpa, Houston’s first-and-only specialty foot spa and premier nail salon, focusing on the luxurious and therapeutic care of your feet and spirit.  As you enter Isle PediSpa you are enveloped by the finest aromatherapy essences and soothed by tranquil and serene music. Everywhere, there are fine, elegant furnishings and fresh imported orchids, beautifully displayed.    You are pampered in your very own private alcove, where you can view your personal flat screen TV and relax in the lounge area. Specialty and exotic hot/cold teas, sodas and sparkling waters await to refresh you.

Generously Donated By: Isle Pedispa

Beauty by Studio 3 Salon

Treat your locks to some TLC with this fabulous package from Studio 3 who believes that taking care of yourself is not a luxury but is essential for a healthier mind, body and spirit.  With a $200 gift card good towards your choice of services, allow one of their seasoned stylists to help freshen up your look and maintain your new style at home with $200 worth of Kerastase hair product including Chroma Captive Shine Intensifying Masque, Touche Perfection Replenishing Balm, Luminous Softening Shampoo and Laque Couture Micro Mist Hairspray.

Generously Donated By: Studio 3 Salon

Three Custom Men’s Dress Shirts from J. Hilburn

You’re sure to feel like a million bucks when you experience the luxury of J. Hilburn with three new custom made dress shirts.  Sporting the finest Italian fabrics, you will be dressed to the nines after your personal fitting with J. Hilburn stylist Sheri Serra.

Generously Donated By: Sherri Sera, J. Hilburn Style Advisor

A Mother’s Love – Sterling Silver Charm Necklace

Chosen by Oprah as one of her “Favorite Things” and described by her as “The perfect gift for all mothers”, this sterling silver necklace is from the Charmed by Cocoa Crayon jewelry line.  Each piece within the collection has been designed to represent a timeless symbol of motherhood and childhood, executed in a distinctively vintage modern style and can be worn by everyone from young girls to grandmothers.

Generously Donated By: Cocoa Crayon

Leather and Chain Bag

This beautiful purse is perfect for the lady on the go!  Made of supple tan leather and accented with silver chains woven throughout the straps, this carry all will quickly become your go to bag!

Generously Donated By: Susie O’s Handbags


Girls Night Out at Central Market Cooking School

Grab three girlfriends and enjoy a girls night out with these gift certificates to Central Market Cooking School.  From knife skills to the latest cooking techniques, there’s always something new to learn in Central Market cooking classes, taught by cooking school staff, featured instructors, and celebrity chefs from around the world. You’ll always leave hungry for more. And we promise no pop quizzes.

Generously Donated By: Central Market

Dinner at Uchi

Earning national accolades and making several “Best Restaurant” lists since opening two years ago, dining at Uchi is a one of a kind experience for your senses and a parade of innovative cuisine.  Each bite at Uchi is to be savored and is sure to leave a lasting memory.  Indulge in a beautiful dining experience with a $150 gift certificate.

Generously Donated By: Uchi and Uchiko

$300 Gift Certificate to Mark’s American Cuisine

Voted Houston’s Most Romantic Restaurant, Mark’s American Cuisine is located in a 1920s renovated church. The golden ceilings, hand painted deco walls and the candle lit tables provide guests with an intimate escape from the outside world.  Dining at Mark’s is a true epicurean adventure.  Chef Mark Cox prepares not just one but four unique menus for his patrons.  Houstonians and visitors will find food unlike that in any other restaurant.  Mark’s wine list, recognized by The Wine Spectator, offers each customer the opportunity to pair the perfect meal with enhancing wines.  Enjoy a romantic and memorable meal with a $300 gift certificate.

Generously Donated By: Mark’s American Cuisine

Two Tickets to One Direction

Go boy band crazy with 2 tickets to the One Direction Concert on August 22, 2014 at Reliant Stadium located in section 633 seats N8 & N9.

Generously Donated By: Dr. & Mrs. Nunilo & Cheryl Rubio

Tex Mex Extravaganza

It’s fiesta time!  Sample the best of Tex Mex around Houston with this package featuring a $50 Gift Certificate to El Tiempo, $40 Gift Certificate to Guadalajara Hacienda and a $25 Gift Certificate to Gringo’s.

Generously Donated By: Guadalajara Hacienda, Laurenzo’s El Tiempo Cantina, National Charity League

Dine Around the World

Go on a culinary adventure as you “dine around the world” feasting on Italian, Chinese, Mexican and American cuisine.  This package includes $50 of gift certificates to Pappas, $50 gift certificate to Pico’s Mex-Mex, $50 of gift certificates to P.F. Chang’s and $100 gift certificate to Capone’s Bar and Oven.  Bon Appetit!

Generously Donated By: National Charity League, Pico’s Mex-Mex Restaurant

Gospel Brunch for 2 at House of Blues

Sunday morning just got a fresh start!  Enjoy brunch for 2 at House of Blue’s Gospel Brunch which includes local talent performing both traditional and contemporary Gospel songs selected by Grammy award winning artist Kirk Franklin, plus an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet. Alleluia!

Generously Donated By: House of Blues

Twinkle Toes

Each summer West University Dance Centre offers dance camps for boys and girls 3-6 and years old. Enjoy half off one week of dance camp with this gift certificate.  Camps begin in June and continue through the middle of August.  This fun and enriching introduction to dance offers a different theme each week based on favorite children’s stories or characters. Children gain exposure to different dance disciplines and prepare for a performance each Friday for family and friends.  Camp also includes  arts & crafts, story-book time, snacks, and a T-shirt.  This package also includes $30 worth of Panera gift cards so you can feed your little one after they’ve danced up a storm.

Generously Donated By: National Charity League, West University Dance Centre

Schlotzky’s Catered Lunch for 30

Earn brownie points with your coworkers when you bring in a delicious catered lunch for 30 from Schlotzky’s that features 2 large sandwich trays, 1 party-sized salad, 30 bags of chips, cookie tray, Cinnabon tray, 2 gallons of ice tea and delivery.

Generously Donated By: Schlotzsky’s

Dinner and DaCamera Concert

Da Camera of Houston, founded in 1987, was created with the intention to produce a series of thematically programmed concerts designed to attract new listeners to the concert hall. By bringing together leading American and international musicians, specifically selected for each program, Da Camera concerts offer a broad range of repertoire and musical styles while ensuring a product of outstanding musical excellence.  Take in a concert with a voucher for two tickets to a show of your choice.  To round out your musical evening, enjoy dinner with $60 worth of gift cards good at either Carrabba’s or Fleming’s.

Generously Donated By: Da Camera, National Charity League

Houston Grand Opera Tickets

Bravo!  Hit a high note and take in a Houston Grand Opera performance with two orchestra tickets during the 2013-2014 season.  Also included in this package is $85 worth of gift cards for dinner redeemable at your choice of Fleming’s, Carrabba’s, Outback or Roy’s.

Generously Donated By: Houston Grand Opera, National Charity League

A Night Out at the Symphony

Delight in a musical night at the Symphony with two Houston Symphony tickets for a Classical, Pops or Family Concert Series.  Round out your evening with dinner at Fleming’s with $100 worth of gift cards.

Generously Donated By: Houston Symphony, National Charity League

2 Tickets to Main Street Theatre and Dinner at Maggiano’s

Main Street Theater’s mission is to create theater that challenges its audience to think and its artists to grow. The theater company accomplishes this by presenting an articulate and compelling product in an intimate setting, creating significant employment for Houston-based artists, and memorable theatrical experiences for audiences of all ages. Take in one of their performances with 2 tickets to a show of your choice.  Also included in this package is $75 worth of gift cards for a pre-show dinner at Maggiano’s.

Generously Donated By: Main Street Theatre, National Charity League

Dinner at Seasons 52 and Tickets to Stages RepertoryTheatre

Now in its 36th year, Stages is a professional AEA theatre that produces new work, presents established work in new ways, and nurtures talent for the performing arts field. Characterized by courage, generosity, ingenuity and intimacy, Stages remains an integral part of the Houston arts community.  Enjoy 2 complimentary tickets to a Main Stage performances in the 2013-2014 season – select from the following performances: Veronica’s Room, Failure: A Love Story, Gidion’s Knot, The Whipping Man or Xanadu.  Also included in this package is $85 worth of gift cards to Seasons52 Grill for a pre-show dinner.

Generously Donated By: National Charity League, Stages Repertory Theatre

A Taste of Texas Wines

This package features some of the best tastes of Texas!  Indulge in a delicious dining experience with a $60 gift certificate to The Taste of Texas serving only perfectly aged Certified Angus Beef and the finest steaks and prime rib available.  A Houston landmark steakhouse, the Taste of Texas is known for its service and Texas hospitality.  After dinner, wind down with two bottles of wine from Texas winemakers – a Hensley Family Vineyards 2009 Cabernet and a 2007 Quatro Caballos Tannat.  Houstonians Mike and Carol Hensley started a vineyard in Napa and their 2009 Cabernet is a full-bodied wine with the aroma of blueberry and blackberry.  The fruit packs a powerful structure with hints of chocolate and smoke.  Houstonian Sharon Lay was a pioneer in developing a vineyard in Uruguay planted with Tannat grapes that were brought to Uruguay by the French in the 1800s.  This full-bodied Tannat is a perfect compliment to beef, lamb and game.

Generously Donated By: Kelly Kimberly & Gary Fuller, Taste of Texas Restaurant

A Musical Night Out in The Woodlands

Head north for a night out in The Woodlands!  Take in a Houston Symphony performance at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Performance with 4 orchestra level tickets to a performance of your choice from their 2014 season.  After the performance, walk over to Market Square to enjoy bites and drinks at award-winning Jasper’s with a $50 gift certificate.

Generously Donated By: National Charity League, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

4 Tickets to The Kings of Leon Concert

Rock out to your heart’s content with 4 tickets and a parking pass to the Kings of Leon concert on April 10, 2014 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

Generously Donated By: Baker Hughes

A Spectacular Staycation: Sigourney Weaver, Sparrow Cookshop & The Royal Sonesta

Enjoy an over-the-top Houston staycation in Houston!  Kick off your weekend with 2 orchestra-level tickets to Symphonic Spectacular! with Sigourney Weaver on Friday, May 23, 2014.  With host Sigourney Weaver as your guide, utilizing high definition video imagery stills and animation of landscapes, nature and stunning lighting, visually explore classical music’s most beloved hits including, “Waltz of the Flowers,” “1812 Overture” and “Flight of the Bumblebee.”  After the symphony,  indulge in dinner fit for a foodie with a $100 gift certificate at Chef Monica Pope’s Sparrow Cookshop & Bar.  Cap off your evening with a one night stay for two in a deluxe accommodation at the Royal Sonesta Hotel with breakfast included.

Generously Donated By: Mr. and Mrs. Charles & Linda Winston, Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston, Sparrow Cookshop & Bar

“Dine On The Line” Six Course Chef Tasting for Two at Haven

Since opening in 2009, Haven has become a showplace to highlight regional ingredients and the great work of farmers, ranchers, boatmen and artisans throughout the state.  Celebrate the bounty of modern Texas cuisine with a six course tasting for two personally selected by Executive Chef Randy Evans.

Generously Donated By: Haven Restaurant

Weekend Date Night Staycation

Enjoy a weekend staycation in one of the country’s greatest cities – Houston!  Relax and unwind as you and a guest enjoy dinner at Mark’s American Cuisine with a gift card valued at $100 before heading off to an evening at the Houston Symphony for one of their Classical, POPS or Family Concert series performances.  After a fun night out on the town, turn in for a one-night stay at the Doubletree by Hilton downtown Houston location .

Generously Donated By: DoubleTree Hotel Houston Downtown, Houston Symphony, Mark’s American Cuisine

Behind The Kitchen Door Tour and Lunch at Dessert Gallery

Dessert Gallery Behind the Kitchen Door tour gift certificate entitles you and three friends to a scent-staional hands-on experience as you tour the Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe commissary with founder Sara Brook.  Go behind the bakery door and see the magic of the fully-staffed commercial kitchen.  Receive decorating tips from the experts, decorate your own delicious cupcakes or cookies and round out your sweet afternoon by enjoying lunch with your friends in the cafe.

Generously Donated By: The Dessert Gallery

A Night Out at the Theater

Enjoy dinner and a show with a $50 gift certificate redeemable at your choice of Backstreet Cafe, Prego or Hugo’s.  After dinner, take in a play at A.D. Players Theater with two tickets for a Main Stage Theater performance of your choice.  Also included two tickets for the Children’s Theater so you can return and get your little ones in on the fun.

Generously Donated By: A.D. Players, Backstreet Cafe

Hands on a Hard Body

Get musical with four orchestra tickets to the Theater Under the Stars performance of Hands on a Hard Body on June 20, 2014.  This new Broadway musical follows ten hard-luck Texans, each with hopes a new lease on life so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they’ll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand new truck in order to win it.  Featuring a catchy combination of blues, rhythm and blues and country songs co-written by Amanda Green and Phish frontman Trey Anastasio,  Hands on a Hardbody  is a peek into the lives of 10 Texans with very different dreams. Also included with this package is $125 worth of Maggiano’s gift cards for a pre-show dinner.

Generously Donated By: National Charity League, Schlumberger Oilfield Services


Limited Edition Fine Art Print from Sea Glass Fine Art

Sea Glass Fine Art offers custom wall décor in a variety of elegant finishes masterfully created by artist Thomas Fallon.  Adorn your walls with a limited edition twelve-inch fine art print of your choice from any image in the artist’s online portfolio.

Generously Donated By: Sea Glass Fine Art

Shannon Crystal Vase

This elegant crystal pedestal vase by Shannon Crystal will add a touch of sophistication and class to your home.  Standing at 12 3/4″ tall, it’s the perfect way to showcase beautiful florals or can serve as an elegant standalone piece.

Generously Donated By: Events

Artisan-Crafted Spalted Maple Oval Bowl and Salad Tossers

Hand-crafted by artist Spencer Peterman, this striking spalted maple oval bowl and salad tossers were recently featured as one of Oprah’s favorite things.  Crafted from fallen hardwood, this unique set is truly one of a kind.

Generously Donated By: Peterman’s Board & Bowls, Inc.

Bernardaud Pansies Candle Tumbler

Bernardaud combines delicate colors and patterns with trendsetting designs for a look that is the perfect blend of classic and contemporary. Founded in Limoges, France over 100 years ago, Bernardaud is a family-owned company steeped in the great French porcelain tradition. With a passion for innovation and a reverence for traditional styles, Bernardaud utilizes the skills of master craftsmen to create pieces that are truly timeless.  This beautiful Bernardaud porcelain pansy candle holder and scented luxury candle will be a beautiful addition to your home.

Generously Donated By: Bernardaud

Bring Some Love Into Your Home

Artist Susan Lordi hand carves the original of each Willow Tree sculpture endeavoring to capture a moment in time, or express a feeling. Although influenced by her travels in France, Je t’aime is a universal piece. The sentiment moves from the universal, to the personal one-on-one. To further bring warmth to your home, also included is a Cold Piece Pottery Tuberose scented candle.

Generously Donated By: DEMDACO, Talbot Cooley

A Dream Yard

A.J.’s Landscaping & Design will provide a landscape architectural design for your dream yard that includes the following: initial site visit with client consultation, site analysis, 4-5 hours of design time, preliminary cost estimate, preliminary scaled blueprint design, design presentation.  A.J.’s is a full service company with a staff of certified architectural and degreed landscape designers with great attention to detail who are ready to make your landscape dreams come true.

Generously Donated By: A.J.’s Landscaping & Design

BloemBox Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden

Grow a beautiful garden full of flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds.  Featured as one of Oprah’s “Favorite Things”, each BloemBox contains a 9″ x 48″ biodegradable, plantable tissue paper seed mat and instructions. The easy-to-grow mat contains 13 annual, biennial and perennial flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden: Garden Snapdragon, Calliopsis, Orange Cosmos, Sweet William, Lemon Mint, Jasmine Tobacco, Red Annual Phlox, Black-Eyed Susan, Scarlet Sage, Marigold, Tithonia and more.

Generously Donated By: BloemBox

Squared Away

The SpaceMan has been designing and installing storage cabinetry and much more in the Houston area since 1999.  This $400 certificate for the SpaceMan will help you get your home organization project squared away – certificate can be used   toward the purchase of one closet, home office, wall bed, garage system or mudroom.

Generously Donated By: SpaceMan Home & Office

Tea and Cookies

Tea and cookies just make life civilized, easy and delicious!  Enjoy a spot of tea with this stainless steel PerfecTemp Electric Kettle.  Recently highlighted as one of Oprah’s “Favorite Things” this sleek and smart kettle has 6 preset temperatures for different varieties of tea. 1500-watts provide fast heat-up, and a Keep Warm option will maintain the set temperature for 30 minutes. The kettle can even be removed from the power base for up to 2 minutes without shutting off.  The perfect sweet treat to compliment  the perfect cup of tea, enjoy delectable cookies with a $50 gift certificate for a cookie bouquet from Cookies by Design.

Generously Donated By: Cookies by Design, Cuisinart

Marye-Kelley Decoupage Wastepaper Basket

Houston based Marye-Kelley Decoupage specializes in hand making custom decoupage home accents .    This beautiful handmade decoupage wastepaper basket features a map of Texas Hill Country and will be a unique and lovely accent in your home.

Generously Donated By: Marye-Kelley

BBQ, Beef & Brews Basket

Fire up the grill and serve up something delicious with this delightful BBQ basket including $100 Omaha steaks gift certificate, great BBQ utensils and supplies and some of your favorite “brews” all in a cooler.  This package includes everything you need for a backyard BBQ!

Generously Donated By: Patricia and Larry Wright

Custom Home Sketch by Artist Beth Bittson

Beth Bittson is an accomplished artist living in Houston, who creates real to life custom home sketches. Allow artist Beth Bittson to capture the beauty of your home with a custom 8″ x 10″ sketch in 11 X 14″ black matt with color added.  A layout is provided for making note cards or change-of-address with your name on the front.

Generously Donated By: www.sketchesbybeth.com

Willow Tree Nativity

Artist Susan Lordi

hand carves the original of each Willow Tree sculpture endeavoring to capture a moment in time, or express a feeling. Pieces are cast from her original carvings, and then individually painted by hand. Softly washed colors, carved and metal accents, and representative icons of nature mark Susan’s work which beautifully express love, closeness, healing, courage, hope… all the emotions of a life well lived.  This beautiful six piece nativity set will grace your home with warmth during the Christmas season.

Generously Donated By: DEMDACO

Amethyst Crystal Box

Store your treasures in this unique white lacquer box adorned with Amethyst crystal atop.

Generously Donated By: Talbot Cooley

House Beautiful with Biscuit Home

Biscuit Home is a home decor store that carries it’s own line of bedding and a unique selection of gift items, as well as offering interior design services.  Select some lovely items for your own nest with a $300 gift certificate.

Generously Donated By: Biscuit Home