2017 Promise Ball Auction Preview

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This year’s Promise Ball features an incredible Live and Silent Auction line-up.  Featuring packages that highlight the best of Houston and beyond, and the chance for two lucky guests to win fabulous diamond jewelry from Nacol & Co. or a Rolex from Deutsch & Deutsch Jewelers, there’s something for everyone!  Take a sneak peek below!

Promise Ball Raffle

Purchase raffle tickets for your chance to take home this stunning diamond ring and necklace duo generously donated by Nacol & Co..  The necklace features a fancy yellow colored radiant 1 carat diamond set in white gold with 66 round brilliant diamonds, 1 carat total weight.  The ring features a fancy yellow octagonal .79 carat diamond set in 18 karat white gold.

Guests can purchase tickets at the Promise Ball on their BidPal device.  1 ticket for $100 and 3 tickets for $250.


Chance EnCOUNTer

Pick a wrapped box and take a chance to win a women’s rose gold and stainless steel Rolex with black roman numeral overlay generously donated by Deutsch & Deutsch Jewelers.  With only 100 boxes, you have a 1 in 100 chance of going home with a beautiful new timepiece!

Guests can purchase their box in the Silent Auction area during the cocktail reception.  Guests will be instructed in the ballroom to unwrap their boxes at the same time.  Will you pick the lucky box?


Live Auction

1-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 over 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 and Friends of JDRF



2-The Aspiring Gentleman


For the man’s man! In the true spirit of “Havana Nights”, this robust collection of over 20 fine scotches and premium cigars is any collector’s dream! This package features a 30 year old Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whiskey,  the second oldest core expression which is sure to impress even the most consummate aficionado in your life.  With Father’s Day just around the corner, this package will certainly leave an impression on your father or husband.

Generously donated by William G. Hagans, Fred Hagans, Warren Harris, Ernest R. Hunter and Friends of JDRF


3-Aspen Awaits

Sitting at the base of the legendary Aspen Mountain are The Residences of Little Nell, the luxury Colorado mountain destination for all seasons. You can enjoy a fabulous 4 bedroom condo for a 7-night stay from September 23 to September 30, 2017. This is the most spectacular time of year in Aspen, when you can delight in the gorgeous fall foliage and cool, crisp air.  Autumn is the best season for a myriad of outdoor activities.  You’ll have convenient access to mountains, tennis, golf, art , and fly-fishing.  Steal away to beautiful Aspen in the fall for a trip that will create lifetime memories.

Generously donated by Sam Stolbun & Alana Spiwak


4-Formula 1 Grand Prix Austin

Get your engines started at the Formula 1 US Grand Prix in Austin on October 20-22, 2017.  This three day weekend event that attracts residents and tourists alike combines world-class music, entertainment and of course motorsports.  You will receive four (4) grandstand tickets, four (4) tickets to the Tower observation deck and one (1) three-day parking pass.  Without a doubt, Formula 1™ racing is the world’s most exciting, glamorous, demanding and prestigious motor racing series, and it is also the most popular annual sporting series worldwide!  But the action isn’t just happening on the track. Incredible entertainment headlined by 10 time Grammy winning superstar, Justin Timberlake will occur against the backdrop of the breath taking city of Austin – and everything it has to offer.  With so much going on both on and off the track, don’t forget to eat.  Head to In-N-Out burger for delicious cult favorite burgers and fries using gift cards valued at over $150.

Generously donated by Circuit of the Americas and In-N-Out Burger


5-La Pietra Villa in Italy

Enjoy a week-long stay at this beautifully restored stone farm house, nestled in the Umbria region of Italy. La Pietra provides local and modern comforts, sleeps up to 6 couples and features two fully-equipped kitchens.  While recalling an earlier way of life, the house in its current form offers beauty mixed with modern comfort, both as a base for travel to a score of lovely hill towns and a place to relax.  With terraces and gardens suitable for outdoor dining, an elegant infinity pool, and raised-hearth stone fireplaces, this is truly the vacation of a lifetime and will help you soak in La Bella Vita!


Generously donated by Altabella Properties


6-A Tour of Tony’s

Begin your epicurean adventure at the iconic Tony’s.  Naples influenced, Milan inspired, and Houston cherished.  Tony’s is the premier destination for innovative fine dining, led by Tony Vallone, one of the architects of the Italian food and wine renaissance in the United Staes for the last 50 years.  You will enjoy a multi-course dinner for ten with complimentary wines.  The next stop on your culinary tour is dinner for six at Ciao Bello, Vallone’s neighborhood Italian restaurant known for its extensive wine menu.  To end your delicious and unforgettable Tour of Tony’s, treat yourself and 5 guests to Vallone’s – named one of Houston’s “Best New Restaurants”in its inaugural year by the Houston Chronicle, Houston Press, and Houstonia Magazine .  You will enjoy a delicious steakhouse experience teeming with American fare.


Generously donated by Ciao Bello Tony’s Restaurant, Vallone’s and Tony and Donna Vallone


7-Luxurious Dream Vacation of Your Choice

It’s your world to explore!  Experience one week at an exquisite and exclusive luxurious three to five -bedroom residence tucked away in some of the world’s foremost vacation destinations. Whether you choose to spend time in the mountains, bask in the sun on a beautiful beach, or visit one of many exotic countries around the world, this is the vacation you’ve been dreaming of. Revel in the vistas of such gorgeous mountain destinations as Aspen, Vail, Jackson Hole and Breckenridge, just to name a few.  If spending time at the beach is more your style you can soak up the sun in beautiful Turks Caicos, St. Barths, Costa Rica, Los Cabos, Santa Barbara and so many more to choose from.  If your heart calls out to greater adventures, you’ll find homes in places like Morocco, Thailand, Africa, Hong Kong, Paris, and Greece.  Best yet, there are no blackout dates.

Your vacation package includes:

  • Luxury accommodations  up to one week
  • Many destinations are near resorts and include access to resort amenities
  • Choice of properties, dates and locations


Generously donated by A Friend of JDRF


8-Puppy Love

Emmi was born March 1, 2017 and is a very well-bred light Yellow American Labrador.  She comes from wonderful lines in health, cosmetics, temperament, talent and intelligence.  She is curious, loyal and loving.  Her dad, “Cash” and mom “Duchess” both boast a Junior Hunt Title.  As an adult, Emmi will be approximately 60 lbs with a soft feminine face and a solid, lean but muscular body.

Your new little friend comes with up to $4,000 worth of dog training at the exclusive Pecan Hill Kennel.  Here your puppy will receive training that help him to settle into his new home nicely.  Pecan Hill Kennel is donating her microchip and AKC (American Kennel Club) registrations.  All registration will be completed as soon as you contact Pecan Hill Kennel.

Generously donated by William R. Hood, Martha K. Parker and Pecan Hill Kennel


9-Laguna Madre Fishing Trip

Four people will enjoy an unforgettable guided fishing trip.  In the midst of the natural bounty of Port Mansfield, which is famous for its skinny water wailing reds and school of hungry trout, you will find The Mansfield Club, a private fishing and hunting club established to serve the needs of the gentleman sportsman. What you will also find is remarkably clear water, flats that stretch as far as you can see and fish. Lots of fish. And all this is just minutes away from your own private dock.

Your private room overlooks the mouth of the harbor and down one flight of stairs, you will find a beautifully appointed lounge, a bar, a yard room and a dining area which opens onto a spacious second floor. When you return from fishing, an efficient staff is on hand, eager to provide the kind of personalized service you would expect from a fine private club; a personalized service geared towards the sportsman. It is a place where you can relax and leave the details to someone else. All these elements combine to create an intimate, civilized atmosphere; the perfect atmosphere, in the perfect place for the avid sportsman.


Generously donated by Mr. & Mrs. Michael & Andrea Soper


10-Scotland: A Wee Bit of Golf

Scotland: A Wee Bit of Golf

For golfers, the name “St. Andrews” is as hallowed as any in the glorious game.  All the greats have played here, and you can, too. Of course, golf is the primary attraction, and St. Andrews Bay’s two courses, Torrance and Kittocks, offer 36 magnificent holes that run along the coast. There’s even a team of PGA pros on hand to help you with your game. Best of all, you can enter your name into the lottery every day to play at the Old Course of golf. In a word, you’ll discover golfing – and vacationing – at its best for 7 days and 6 nights of accommodations at The Fairmont St. Andrews, a five-star resort with unforgettable views of the town. You and your guest will enjoy daily complimentary breakfast and free concierge reservation service.  Your trip for two includes round trip Economy Class air, all room-related taxes (including VAT) and (1) $900 Fairmont gift card for 6 or more rounds of golf on the Torrance or the Kittocks golf course.

Generously donated by Friends of JDRF


These fabulous packages are so good they could go in our Live Auction.  Instead, guests will have the opportunity to bid on them through their BidPal device!  Don’t miss out on this fabulous trips and experiences!


9000-Music City in Style

Head to the Music City U.S.A to see Tim McGraw and Faith Hill live in concert.  You and a guest will enjoy watching these legends of country music perform on the Nashville stop of their Soul 2 Soul tour.  The performance will take place at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Friday, August 4th.  Round out your trip to Nashville with a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame, which has been dubbed the “Smithsonian of country music” because of its unrivaled collection,  recently unveiled a $100 million expansion, doubling its size to 350,000 square feet of dynamic state-of-the-art galleries, archival storage, education classrooms, retail stores, and special event space boasting stunning downtown views.  During your stay in Nashville, you can have dinner at The Palm Restaurant using a $150 gift card and then enjoy a luxurious two night stay the Hotel Indigo on August 4, 2017 and August 5, 2017 complete with breakfast from the District Bar & Kitchen.


Donor: Country Music Hall of Fame, Hotel Indigo, The Palm, and WME Entertainment


9001-Escape to Paradise – Private Villa in Dominican Republic

Stay at a luxurious private Villa for 7 nights in the Dominican Republic for up to 14 people. This Villa includes 7 bedrooms/7 bathrooms, a private chef for breakfast every morning, a private swimming pool, a limo and/or helicopter airport transfer, Ocean World tickets, 9 holes of golf, daily maid service, and much much more! Escape, relax, and rejuvenate in your own Villa.

Donor: Melanie Johnson


9002-Thanksgiving in Crested Butte, CO

Spend 10 days in beautiful Crested Butte Colorado over the 2017 Thanksgiving season!  This beautiful ski-in, ski-out condo has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and sleeps a total of 8-10.  The condo is equipped with everything you will need for an unforgettable vacation: outdoor hot tub, sleds for kids, six televisions, computer, washer – dryer, BBQ grill and, most importantly, a fantastic view of the mountains.  Also great for winter fishing!

Donor: Mary Sue & Jim Westmoreland


9003-Ultimate Texans Fan

Experience the Texans home season opener like a VIP with two lower-bowl tickets to Houston Texans vs Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday Sept. 10, 2017.  In addition to these premium seats, you will receive a parking pass, two (2) sidelines passes to watch player introductions, a Jadeveon Clowney autographed football, a hand painted set of Texans glasses (a mug and wine glass), and lunch for four (4) in Texans Cafe with Texans’ Media Team of Marc Vandermeer, Drew Dougherty, John Harris and Deepi Sidhu.


Donor: Houston Texans and Ms. Michelle Tomczyszyn

Sports Spectacular


1200-Yankees vs Astros Field Box Seats

Root for the home team with these four (4) field box tickets to the New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros game at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, July 1, 2017.  Tickets are in Section 122, Row 11.

Donor: Bob and Peggy Kruckemeyer


1201-Geaux Tigers

Experience LSU Tiger Stadium in style!  Four club-level seats for the 2017 Homecoming Game vs. Troy on Sept. 30, 2017.  Seats are located in the new South Stadium Club, section 566 and includes a premium parking pass that is literally right across the street from the stadium.  The parking lot is the perfect place for tailgating but you won’t want to miss the club-level experience.  It includes a great view from the seats, fantastic free food, lots of televisions and the ability to purchase alcohol in this first-class club.  Package includes a one night stay with breakfast at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center.

Donor: Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center and Janet and David Long


1202-50 Yard Line Texans Tickets

Head to the 50-yard line with these four (4) tickets just 15 rows above the field for a preseason Houston Texans vs New England Patriots game on August 19, 2017.  There are sure to be gridiron fireworks as The Houston Texans incredible defense battles the reigning Super Bowl Champions at NRG Stadium.  These aisle seat tickets are in Section 127, Row P, Seats 1-4 and also include a parking pass.

Donor: Musslewhite & Associates, PC


1203-First Pitch with Sugar Land Skeeters

A Sweet Package from the Sugar Land Skeeters!  Throw out the first pitch at a Skeeters baseball game.  You and a guest go down on the field to capture the moment when you throw out the first pitch!  Then you and 24 friends can watch the game from an air-conditioned party suite.  The suite includes 18 outdoor balcony seats.  You will also receive a jersey signed by the 2016 Championship team, a t-shirt and a hat.

Donor: Sugar Land Skeeters


1204-Houston Dynamo Dash Youth Soccer Club

Houston Dynamo Dash Youth Soccer professional coaching staff will deliver an action packed camp focused on individual fundamental skills.  Every day players will participate in fun competitive games.


Donor: Houston Dynamo Dash Youth Soccer Club


1205-Autographed Whitney Mercilus Jersey

Take home a piece of Texans memoriabilia with this red Houston Texans jersey autographed by #59 Whitney Mercilus.


Donor: Stephanie Taylor


1206-Autographed Biggio Photograph

Limited edition signed and numbered (22/25) photograph from the book “Biggio, The Final Game” autographed by MLB Hall of Famer Craig Biggio.  Package also includes a copy of the book signed by Craig Biggio.


Donor: Michael Hart


1207-BreakAway Speed Sports Training

Perfect your sports training with twelve (12) speed and agility sessions (under 12): three (3) times per week, to be completed within twelve (12) weeks from sign-up date.


Donor: Randy Lusby


1208-BreakAway Speed Sports Training

Breakaway from the pack with eight (8) speed and agility training sessions (ages 12-16): two (2) times per week, to be completed within twelve (12) weeks from sign-up date.


Donor: Randy Lusby


1209-Forever Orange Nation

Take in a game of futbol with two (2) front row tickets including Club access to Houston Dynamo vs  Montreal Impact on Wednesday, July 5th.  Tickets provide access to air-conditioned club.


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Peggy Kruckemeyer


1210-Let’s Go Rockets!

Watch James Harden and his team at the Toyota Center with two (2) Club level Houston Rockets tickets plus parking pass during the 2017-2018 NBA season.  You will have the opportunity to choose from a list of 5-6 games scheduled in November 2017.


Donor: William G. Hagans


1211-Front Row at Houston Dash

You won’t miss a goal with these two front-row tickets with club access to see the Houston Dash take on the Washington Spirit at BBVA Compass Stadium Saturday, July 15, 2017.



Donor: Bob and Peggy Kruckemeyer


1212-Gone Fishing!

Adventure awaits with a full day fishing package for four (4) in Key Largo, Florida. Each guest will receive terminal tackle, bait, ice, water and fishing rods/reels.


Donor: Sandy & Monica Marger


1213-Golfing with Nick Van Exel

You and a friend will enjoy a round of golf with former NBA all-star and scratch golfer Nick Van Exel and former JDRF Board President, Kelly Williams at River Oaks Country Club.  Designed by the legendary Donald Ross, River Oaks is a timeless, traditional layout that is one of the most exclusive in the country.


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Jose Luis & Elizabeth Vittor and Mr. A. Kelly Williams


1214-LSU Homecoming

If you love purple and gold, this is the package for you.  The winning bidder will receive five (5) football tickets and a parking pass to watch the LSU Tigers take on the Troy Trojans on September 30, 2017 during homecoming weekend. After the game head over to Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar.  With your $100 gift card, you can keep the tailgating spirit alive at the Fleming’s Bar.


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Michael & Alexandra Golemi, Mr. David W. Leefe, and Mr. Randy Matthews


1215-Take Me Out to An Astros Ballgame

Head to the ballpark with these four (4) tickets to watch the defending AL Champions, Cleveland Indians take on the Houston Astros game at Minute Maid Park on Friday, May 19, 2017. Section 112, Row 26, Seats 3-6. Game starts at 7:10PM


Donor: Coca-Cola


1216-Play The Houston Open Courses

This unique golf package provides local golf enthusiasts the opportunity to play two local courses with ties to the Houston Open.  Many of the world’s greats have come through Houston to participate in the perennial event, dating back to 1922, including the likes of Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Fred Couples and Phil Mickelson to name a few.

First, your foursome can tee it up at the 1949 home of the Houston Open at Pine Forest Country Club.  With facilities judged among the finest in Houston, golf at Pine Forest is definitely impressive. This course, designed by Jay Riviere, is beautifully maintained and offers 27 holes of superb, challenging golf.  Next, you and three of your friends can take your game to the Golf Club of Houston, current home of the Shell Houston Open since 2003.  Amid the finely groomed fairways, the well-engineered greens and the challenging bunkers, you can almost hear the echoes of the PGA TOUR Professionals inviting you to have fun, encouraging you to compete and inspiring you to improve your game.

In addition, to fine tune your stroke, head PGA professional at Braeburn Country Club, Zack Vinson, will provide a one-hour lesson, giving you a leg up on your competition.

Donor: BraeBurn Country Club, Golf Club of Houston, and Pine Forest Country Club


1217-Dallas Cowboys Game

Head to Dallas to watch America’s team take on the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, October 29, 2017.   You’ll be in the stands to watch  every exciting play as these two NFC teams add another chapter to their legendary rivalry.


Donor: Mr. Demetric Evans


1218-UT vs. Texas Tech Football

Make the trip to Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium to watch the University of Texas take on Texas Tech on Saturday, November 21, 2017.  Whether you’re a Longhorn fan or rooting for your Red Raiders, you will no doubt enjoy watching the clash of these two Texas collegiate heavy weights.


Donor: Linda and Charles Winston



1219-Hook ’em Horns!

The feud continues as you and three guests can root on the University of Texas Longhorns as they take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Austin, TX.


Donor: Linda and Charles Winston



1220-Texas Rangers Tickets On Deck

Head north to take in a Texas Rangers game.  You and three (3) guests will be batting 1.000 with these tickets for corner box area seats for a Monday through Thursday home game during the 2017 MLB season.


Donor: Texas Rangers Baseball Club


1221-King of The Clubs

You will be “king” of The Clubs at Kingwood with one round of golf for four (4) at Deerwood Club, cart fee is included and one round of golf for four at the Clubs of Kingwood Island, Lake, Marsh or Forest course, cart fee is included.



Donor: The Clubs of Kingwood



1222-Round of Golf For Four at Deerwood Club

Enjoy one round of Golf for four (4) at Deerwood Club.


Donor: The Clubs of Kingwood



Adventure Time


1400-One-Day Dove Hunt

Enjoy a guided dove hunt for four (4) people in sunflower or grain fields in Uvalde, TX.  Prior to your trip, head to Cabela’s with your $75 gift card for some much needed hunting supplies.


Donor: Events Unlimited and Misty Bryan


1401-Private Shopping Party

Shower 10 to 15 of your friends with a private party, complete with sips, sweets, and 15% off full-price merchandise at French Cuff Boutique. Receive a French Cuff gift card for $100, too!



1402-South Shore Harbour Stay

Weekend Stay in a Deluxe Room with breakfast for two in The Paradise Reef Restaurant along with one (1) $25 food and beverage credit.


Donor: South Shore Harbour Resort


1403-Wine Tasting for 20

Treat up to 19 of your friends with this private tasting of at least 10 fine wines with “The Wine Man”, David Maggard.  With over 35 years of expertise in selecting fine wines, “The Wine Man” has a passion for sharing exceptional wines of unparalleled value from around the world and hand picked, hand crafted wines that are not generally available in local stores.


Donor: Mr. David Maggard


1404-Horse Cutting Lessons

Three cutting horse lessons with cattle, horse and NCHA Hall of Fame rider, Scott Ferguson.  You will be instructed at his training stables in Hempstead, Texas, 45 minutes northwest from Houston.


Donor: Scott Ferguson Cutting Horses


1405-MIA for a Day

Need a quick get away you say?  We can help you with that.  Your Shell $100 gift card will fill your tank as you hit I-10W and head to beautiful San Marcos to the Crystal River Inn some quiet time.  Your one weeknight stay will include any king room available and breakfast for two (2) before checkout.


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Michael & Annie Dillard and Mrs. Cathy Dillon


1406-The Nice Winery Private Wine Class

Private seated wine class for 10-16 people to be held at The Nice Winery.  Your private class includes wine, stemware, and light bites.


Donor: The Nice Winery


1407-Ten Thousand Waves

Hitting the road this summer and need a quick moment to relax?  Enjoy $75 Gift Card to Ten Thousand Waves Japanese Spa & Resort in New Mexico.


Donor: Ten Thousand Waves Japanese Spa and Resort


1410-U2 Concert & Dinner

The Irish rock band is coming to Houston! U2 the Joshual Tree 2017 Tour will rock NRG Stadium on May 24, 2017. Don’t you want to be sitting in Section 344, Row VI with your favorite person at your side?  And guess who is also performing? Why yes, it will be The Lumineers! Enjoy two tickets to the concert and dinner at Pappas with a $75.00 gift card.
Donor: Dr. & Mrs. Nunilo & Cheryl Rubio and Mr. & Mrs. Wade & Elizabeth Skelton


1411-Skating on Ice with a Pizza Slice

Enjoy an afternoon of skating at the Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex for four guests followed by a delicious meal at Pepperoni’s Pizza with a $50 gift card.

Donor: Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex and Ms. Michele Perry


1412-Experience New Orleans

Head on over to the Big Easy and let the good times roll.  This package comes with a pass valid for two (2) day jazz cruise tickets aboard the Steamboat Natchez.  Savor the beauty and romance of New Orleans aboard the authentic stern wheel Steamboat Natchez and enjoy a two-hour daytime cruise that will introduce you to the Port and skyline of New Orleans with intriguing riverfront narration. After a day of sightseeing in NOLA, retreat back to superior guest room at the InterContinental New Orleans and enjoy dinner at Trenasse, which features gulf coast cuisine with a southern Louisiana style and flare.


Donor: InterContinental New Orleans


1413-Nature Discovery Center – Gift Certificate

Connect with nature with a Wildlife Partner Level Membership at the Nature Discovery Center located in Russ Pitman Park, Bellaire, Texas. Whether you are interested in gardening, birds, reptiles, butterflies, or earth science, the Nature Discovery Center has a program to brighten your world.


Donor: Ms. Pam Dunker


1414-Get ZaZa’d Away

A luxurious hotel experience like no other.  You and a guest will enjoy a one (1) night stay at Hotel ZaZa in one of their ten Concept Suites.  From a sultry overnight getaway in a Parisian-inspired concept suite to a celestial experience in our Houston We Have a Problem Suite, Hotel ZaZa’s concept hotel suites will transport guests to faraway lands while providing all the modern amenities necessary for an extraordinary stay.

Donor: Hotel ZaZa


1415-Late Night Snack Attack

Here’s the cure for the Late Night Snack Attack. Gift cards to Denny’s, Starbucks, and BB’s Cafe. One gift card to Denny’s for $25, one gift card to Starbucks for $25, and two $25 gift cards to BB’s Cafe.

Donor: First Junior Woman’s Club and Mr. Shawn Kesterson


1416-Around the Town for Kids

Plan an extra special day of fun and activities for your children with four (4) passes to The Children’s Museum which give you access to all the activities and exhibits.  After fun at the museum, head to Chick Fil A for lunch with a $25 gift certificate.  End the day with a trip to Toys R Us with a $75 gift card.  This package will have everyone in the family ready for a nap!
Donor: First Junior Woman’s Club, Mr. Aaron Guerrero, and Mrs. Laura Amato


1417-Keep The Kids Busy

The ultimate summer of fun!  Enjoy a family membership to the Children’s Museum of Houston where your kids can experience innovative, child-centered learning through a series of fun activities and exhibits.  Also included in this summer fun package is a $50 gift certificate to the Houston Swim Club for swim classes.  Camp is also an option with a $65 gift certificate for Artmix. When all else fails, an educational toy or game may do the trick.  Head to Toys R Us with this $75 gift card and let your son or daughter choose a new toy, game or book to keep them occupied.

Donor: ArtMix, Emma Busby, Mr. & Mrs. Jason & Carey Cooney, Mr. Aaron Guerrero, and Ms. Erin Haydel


1418-Lunch for a Week

Put away that brown bag and instead enjoy lunch at a different restaurant for a week. Package includes $25 Cheesecake Factory gift card, $25 Longhorn Steakhouse Gift Card, $30 Beck Prime gift card, $25 Frisco’s gift card, $25 Yard House Restaurant gift card, $35 Darden Restaurant gift card (for use at Yard House, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Longhorn Steakhouse, Season’s 52, or Bahama Breeze) and a $25 gift card to for any Bloomin Brands’s restaurants including Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s, Bonefish Grill or Flemings.
Donor: Chris & Kelly Fasti, First Junior Woman’s Club, Mr. & Mrs. Jake & Courtney Caylor, Mr. Lee Scarpinato, and Mr. Shawn Kesterson


1419-San Antonio Sight Sea-ing

Take a trip to San Antonio and enjoy a day filled with fun for two.  Receive (two) 2 adult Discovery Tour passes for Natural Bridge Caverns, Texas’ largest and most spectacular underground attraction.  Round out your trip to San Antonio with two (2) one day passes to Sea World.


Donor: Natural Bridge Caverns and SeaWorld San Antonio


1420-River Oaks Dinner and a Show

Music is in the air at River Oaks Chamber Orchestra.  You and three (3) guests can choose to attend your choice of any one (1) Saturday performance at St. John the Divine.  After the show, head to Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette with your $75 Feed Restaurant gift card for a sumptuous dinner.

Donor: Erin Tsai and First Junior Woman’s Club



1421-Theatre Experience Like No Other

An evening at the theatre.  You and your guest will receive admittance to any one (1) single performance at Stages Repertory Theatre during the 2016-2017 season. Stages Repertory Theatre burst onto the Houston theatre scene, giving voice to new ideas that demanded to be heard and daring audiences to see the newest, most audacious works written for the stage.  After curtain call, head to dinner at Niko Niko’s with a $40 gift card.



Donor: Mr. Jack Ivy and Mr. Kostas Veliadas


1422-Tango Staycation

Enjoy a staycation in Houston! Take in a performance from Tango Buenos Aires who returns to Houston for one night only on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 7:30 PM at Jones Hall. A dance company of 25, Tango Buenos Aires combines the key elements of love, passion and romance, with the precise movement of its dancers and live music of Astor Piazzolla and other South American composers. The evening doesn’t have to end at the conclusion of the show – enjoy a romantic night for two in downtown Houston at the Hilton Americas.  During your stay, you and a guest will also enjoy dinner at 1600 Bar + Grille.  This is date night done right.


Donor: Hilton Americas – Houston and Society for the Performing Arts


1423-Sugar Land Weekend Getaway

Oh the places you will go in Sugar Land, TX.  Head out to Sugar Land and enjoy an overnight stay at the Marriott Sugar Land Town Square.  During your mini getaway, enjoy painting and sipping at Pinot Palette in Sugar Land.  Your package also includes a $50 gift certificate for Perry’s Steakhouse.

Donor: Marriott Sugar Land Town Square, Mr. & Mrs. Randy & Kellie Johnson, and Pinot’s Palette


1425-Movie Premier and Pappas

Two VIP tickets to the newest Spiderman Premiere in Houston (summer of 2017).  The experience includes reserved seating and concessions.  Save room for dinner after the movie premier with $100 Pappas Gift Card.


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Shawn & Katy Becker and Sony Home Entertainment


1426-Mediterranean or Mexican?

Now you don’t have to choose!  Get a taste of two different regions of the world with gift cards to Island Grill and Molina’s Restaurant.  Enjoy delicious, healthy Mediterranean fare with $100 in gift certificates to Island Grill, with locations in Tanglewood/Galleria area, Bellaire and a brand new location in Bunker Hill.   For a little more indulgence, use your $75.00 Molina’s Cantina gift card for amazing Mexican cuisine at one of their locations on Westheimer, Washington or Bellaire.


Donor: Grant Fraser and Island Grill



1427-Capital Cruises

Head to Austin for a private Sunset Bat Watching Cruise for two – six people on Scenic Lady Bird Lake. You will also receive $75 P.F. Chang gift card to end your scenic day.


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Vince & Heather Finnegan and Ms. Shannon Shaddock



1500-Round of Golf (and lunch) for Four at Carlton Woods

Enjoy a round of golf for four (4) at the beautiful Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands.  Your certificate includes lunch and a caddie.  The Club at Carlton Woods has the distinction of being one of only two private clubs in the US with a combination of Nicklaus and Fazio designed courses. With courses designed by two of the best modern day golf course architects and two amazing clubhouses built to complement the beautiful courses, you’ll certainly enjoy this day out on the greens.

Donor: Bob and Peggy Kruckemeyer


1501-Stella & Dot Home Trunk Show

What woman doesn’t love a good trunk show? It’s even better when it’s at home.  Invite your closest friends to your home to enjoy a Stella & Dot trunk show.  You can rest easy knowing your spending is for a great cause with all proceeds from your hosted trunk show donated to JDRF Houston.  The winning bidder will also receive a cute getaway travel bag perfect for those fashionable weekend adventures.


Donor: Rebecca Brown with Stella Dot


1502-Custom Ostrich Boots

It’s never too early to start thinking about your Rodeo outfit.  You will certainly be on trend with your very own pair of full quill ostrich custom boots designed by Han Classic Clothing and Bootmakers.


Donor: Han Classic Clothing and Bootmakers


1503-Kendra Scott Party

Make your mom happy on this Mother’s Day weekend by winning her a Kendra Scott Color Bar Party certificate good for a complimentary party at any Houston-area Kendra Scott location.  This package comes complete with complimentary sips, sweets and a $500 certificate to spend at the custom Color Bar.


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Cory & Erica Kaiser


1504-Mr. GQ

For the debonair man who always dresses to impress.  Bid on this opportunity to have one custom-made suit or tuxedo plus one custom-made shirt by the Aldrich Custom Apparel.  Russ Aldrich has been in the Custom Tailoring business for over 30 years.  From professional athletes to local businessmen, Mr. Aldrich has managed the wardrobes for a variety of personalities and understands how to make any man look good.


Donor: Russ Aldrich – Aldrich Custom Apparel


1505-Handmade Boots Made For Walking

Ladies handmade chocolate lizard boots by Stallion Boot Company from Pinto Ranch Fine Western Wear are a welcome addition to any shoe collection.


Donor: Pinto Ranch Fine Western Wear


1506-Shop with Personality

This Mary Ellen Python Clutch has lots of personality and will add a touch of style to any outfit.  To complete your look, you will also receive $100 in Nordstrom gift cards.


Donor: First Junior Woman’s Club and Presmer


1507-Mariquita Masterson – Gift Certificate

Gift certificate for $250 applied to the retail price of any jewelry item available at Mariquita Materson Inc.


Donor: Mariquita Masterson


1508-Cole Haan – Attaché

Well-appointed Cole Haan Attaché to carry your laptop, tablet, or both in style. Multiple compartments and pockets to keep all the essentials.


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Christy Schnellhardt


1509-Fashion Sock Drawer from 33

Socks are the newest way to be bold and fashionable! A study in the Journal of Consumer Research found that people who chose daring socks are seen by others as brighter, more creative, and more successful people. Get started today with 20 pairs from fashion garment company 33.


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Christy Schnellhardt


1510-For the Fashionista

Every jet setting fashionista needs a great bag that she can just grab and go.  Bid on this beautiful reversible Baltic Blue Michael Kors tote to take along on your adventures.  Need a last minute dress, jewelry or something else to complete the look?  Head to Macy’s with four (4) gift cards valued at $110.


Donor: First Junior Woman’s Club and Mrs. Lue Dillard


1511-$500 Gift Certificate for Facial Rejuventation Services

Want to reverse the signs of aging and restore a more youthful appearance? Pick up this $500 gift certificate towards any injection or laser treatment performed by Ilana Patino, PA-C.


Donor: Ilana Patino


1512-Nordstrom Goodie Bag

For the Nordstrom lovers out there — and you know who you are! This package is for you! Receive gift cards to Nordstrom totaling $75. The stylish Italian leather “goodie bag” from Cavalcanti Genuine Leather is sure to make a statement as you shop!

Donor: First Junior Woman’s Club and Mrs. Lue Dillard


1513-Retail Therapy

Take a long lunch and enjoy a shopping trip to Nordstrom’s and a bite to eat at the Cheesecake Factory.  The winning bidder will take home $150 worth of Nordstrom’s gift cards and a $50 gift card to The Cheesecake Factory.  In addition to your new Nordstrom’s fashions, you will add this beautiful neutral colored petite Giorgia Milani handbag made in Italy to your closet.

Donor: First Junior Woman’s Club, Mr. & Mrs. Jake & Courtney Caylor, Mrs. Lue Dillard, and Rochelle and Seth Bullock


1514-James Avery Jewelry

Graceful twist pendant with pearl on a 20″ medium rolo chain scrolled ring with pearl.


Donor: James Avery Craftsman Inc.


1515-For a Winning Smile

Smile like everyone is watching.  With this Zoom! in office whitening package donated by Dr. Dana Caledonia you’re sure to leave the dentist’s chair with a winning smile.  Package also includes take home bleaching trays.


Donor: Dana Caledonia DDS


1516-Golf Yogi

Loosen up that golf swing by pairing this round of golf for four (4) at Sweetwater Country Club with five (5) yoga classes at Revolution Studio.  Yoga can offer an increase in flexibility, range of motion in the joints and honing mental concentration resulting in a better golf game.


Donor: Revolution Studio and Sweetwater Country Club


1517-Gift and Go

Running short of time and need to grab a gift?  These items are just for you. A colorful, 8″ by 12″ handmade cross decorated with exquisite beads and jewels. You can also gift the beautifully packaged Vera Bradley shower gel, lotion and perfume set.  Another option that will sure to win you the title of “best gift” is the Roberts + Rogers Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Howell Mountain Napa Valley.


Donor: Mike & Brooke Busby, Mr. & Mrs. Jose Luis & Elizabeth Vittor, and Ms. Michelle Tomczyszyn


1518-Golf Lesson with PGA Instructor Todd Eccles

One (1) hour golf lesson with PGA teaching professional Todd Eccles.  Mr. Eccles was a four time champion at the River Bend Country Club in the 1980s. In 1994, Todd began working at Memorial Park in the pro shop. He later gained membership into the PGA in 1998, after which he began to teach professionally, and started teaching full time in 2000.


Donor: Mr. Todd Eccles


1519-Walden on Lake Houston Golf & Country Club

One (1) round of golf for four (4) players at Walden Lake Houston Golf & Country Club.  Certificate includes range balls, green fee and carts.


Donor: Walden on Lake Houston Golf & Country Club


1520-The Woodlands Country Club Playing Lesson

One (1) hour lesson followed by a 9 hole playing lesson on the beautiful and tranquil Woodlands Country Club course.


Donor: The Woodlands Country Club


1522-Elaine Turner Handbag + Private Party

Arrive at your Elaine Turner private party in style with the Byrdie Tiled Raffia handbag.  Enjoy champagne, light bites and 15% off full-priced merchandise.

Donor: Elaine Turner Designs


1523-The Trellis Experience

The Trellis experience awaits you with the $100 gift certificate.  The Spa at the Houstonian offers an array of services and amenities to meet your needs.  You can arrive early or stay late to fully enjoy the spa.


Donor: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa


1524-Mother’s Day You Say?

Take care of your mother on her special day with $100 in gift cards from Cheesecake Factory and a beautiful Tori Burch bag. Clean-lined. Classic. Chic. A multi-tasking work bag, the Parker Tote is designed to keep essentials organized. Made of unlined leather, cardamom exterior with a contrast royal navy interior, it has room for a laptop, with pockets for small electronic devices and an exterior front compartment for easy access. Detailed with slim shoulder straps, a secure zipper closure and a luggage tag, it’s ideal for the office, travel or days on the go.


Donor: First Junior Woman’s Club, Mr. Marston Fisher, and Tory Burch


1525-Cynthia Desser Python Bronze Bracelet

Painted python and bronze bracelet by Cynthia Desser, a luxury fashion accessory brand based on Los Angeles.  Her coveted pieces are in a category of their own, combining color, texture, and custom finishes to create unique yet wearable favorites.


Donor: Linda and Charles Winston


1526-Saddleback Leather Briefcase

The large tobacco colored classic briefcase is the famous bag that started it all.  The versatile bag works well in the courtroom or on the hiking trail.  It also converts to a backpack.  All of the Saddleback Leather Company bags come with a 100 year warranty.


Donor: Saddleback Leather Company


1527-Round of Golf for Four at Kingwood

Round of Golf for Four at Kingwood with lunch or dinner for four up to $100.


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Craig & Dawn Reffner


Around Town


1800-Tax and Financial Planning

The purchaser is entitled to one hour of professional time from a CPA.  The purchaser will also receive a financial plan and five hours of personal financial planning from the Goff Financial Group, a fee-only Registered Investment Advisory and Fiduciary.


Donor: The Goff Financial Group


1801-Estate and Financial Planning

With this $1,900 Estate and Financial Planning Gift Certificate, the purchaser is entitled to two hours of estate planning from an estate attorney.  The purchaser will also receive a financial plan and four hours of personal financial planning from the Goff Financial Group, a fee-only Registered Investment Advisory and Fiduciary.

Donor: The Goff Financial Group


1802-Be the Grand Marshal of JDRF Houston Walk

Your loved one will be the Grand Marshal for JDRF’s Houston Walk on October 28, 2017.  Includes a 20′ by 40′ tent, catered breakfast, 2 fast passes, opportunity to cut the ribbon at the start line and lead the walk.


Donor: JDRF Houston Gulf Coast Chapter


1803-Armandos Dinner for 20

Treat your family and friends to an elegant dinner at Armandos, the fabulous River Oaks restaurant! Enjoy this chicken and beef fajita dinner for 20 in a setting reminiscent of early 20th Century Mexico City fine dining. Wonder what it was like in luxurious French and Spanish colonial times? Live the dream at Armandos.


Donor: Armandos


1804-Lucky Strike Social Party

Everyone loves bowling, which is why it’s a perennially popular activity for parties. Celebrate your favorite occasion with a party for 8 guests, including 2 hours of bowling, complimentary shoe rental, and snacks of mac and cheese bites, and chips and salsa. Strike it a winner!

Donor: Ms. Dawn McClendon


1805-Magical Musical Evening

Enjoy an evening of upscale casual dining and great music. You and three guests will live it up with four orchestra-level tickets for one Houston Symphony Performing Arts evening from the 2017 Performing Arts Season at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and a gift card for $100 at Jasper’s.

Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Randy & Kellie Johnson and Ms. Crystal Pierce


1806-West University Dance Centre for Wee Ones

Does a budding young dancer live at your house? Dance camp offers a fun and enriching introduction to dance, with camps for boys and girls 3-7 years old. Get 50% off one week of 2017 summer dance camp.




Donor: Ms. Cody Jackson


1807-City Center Movie & Shopping

Make it a mommy and daughter experience with a City Centre movie and shopping excursion.   Enjoy a $50 Studio Movie Grill gift card and a $75 Gift Card to Ivivva with a tote bag.

Donor: Chris & Kelly Fasti and Rebecca and Timothy Brown


1808-Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Diana Ross Performance

One of the most successful and sophisticated ladies to ever take the stage will perform in Sugarland on July 2, 2017 and you and your three guests will be there to enjoy it.  Dine at Perry’s Steakhouse with the $100 gift card that is included, and indulge yourself with the $100 gift to Sugarland Town and Country.

Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Michael Pappas, Smart Financial, and Taylor Scott


1809-Symphony & Sushi

Houston Symphony presents “Mahler and Dvorak”.  You and three guests will receive premium seating and be treated to a sensational performance that features Dvorák’s Te Deum and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4.  You’ll also be treated to a performance by Mojca Erdmann, who has been praised for the “filigree delicacy” of her voice, which spins “a silver net of glittering jewels” by Opera News.  After the show, dinner awaits at Uchi, Houston’s contemporary Japanese dining and sushi restaurant.  With this $150 gift certificate, you and your guests will be able to sample some of the freshest and inventive sushi in the city.


Donor: Houston Symphony and Ms. Allison Adams


1810-Summer Fun for Kids

Get your child out of the house with these four (4) complimentary passes to the Children’s Museum that includes a four (4) week trial membership enrollment and a $25 gift card to Chick Fil A.  Your little one can also take part in Figlia Kid’s Cooking classes and find their inner executive chef.  These classes are for ages 6 and up and will teach your child essential cooking skills in a fun and educational curriculum.
Donor: First Junior Woman’s Club, Mr. Aaron Guerrero, Ms. Carly Markesich, and Rebecca and Timothy Brown


1811-Dosey Doe Dinner and Show

See American doo-wop rock band Sha Na Na at a live performance at the Dosey Doe Big Barn on Saturday, June 10, 2017.  The band has performed everywhere from Woodstock to Grease.  During the performance you and a guest will enjoy a three (3) course meal.


Donor: Dosey Doe


1812-Teen Dream

This package is a teen’s dream complete with gift cards and jewelry that will allow her to develop her own style.  Your teen will receive a hammered brass and hand stamped sterling silver pendant on a long 33″ oxidized sterling silver chain. Oxidized to bring out the detail and polished to shine.  Her wardrobe will be on fleek with a $100 Hollister gift card and $25 Nordstrom Rack gift card.
Donor: Annie Leigh, First Junior Woman’s Club, and Mrs. Bambi Streeter


1813-Kate Spade Purse and Wallet

Beautiful Dessi Chester Street Pumice Kate Spade handbag with a matching wallet.


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Christy Schnellhardt


1814-Best Dressed: Vitale Barberis Custom Suit

Vitale Barberis custom suits are known for their style, elegance, and quality.  Since 1663, Vitale Barberis has been the authority of fine fabrics for tailor-made suits.  Bid on this package for a custom made suit and add a piece of dapperness to your closet that will be sure to turn heads.


Donor: Balani Custom Clothiers


1815-Private Shopping Event at Louis Vuitton

We invite you and up to six of your friends to join us at our private salon at the Louis Vuitton Houston Galleria boutique for an exclusive private shopping experience.  Peruse our latest collections in Leather Goods, ready to wear, accessories and shoes as you enjoy a specially prepared selection of lite bites and beverages.  Complimentary valet parking will be provided and enter through our private entrance located next to Del Frisco’s Valet.


Donor: Louis Vuitton


1816-Pottery Party

Discover your inner artist with this certificate that entitles you and 14 of your closest friends to free studio time.  Your group will have fun letting your imaginations and creativity run wild with this pottery painting party at the Mad Potter.  Perfect for birthday celebrations for adults or children, this party includes paint, brushes, design tools, artistic consulting and instruction as well as the glazing and firing of our masterpieces.  You won’t be a starving artist with a gift certificate for one dozen regular size Crave cupcakes.  Pottery has never been so sweet.


Donor: Crave Cupcakes and The Mad Potter


1817-Bubble Bump Party Package

The Entertainer Package – 8 Bubbles with 90 minutes of play for bubble soccer.  Great for a birthday party or team building event.


Donor: Aaron Weathers


1818-Meet and Greet Frank and Pete

Enjoy a musical night out on the town with a $75.00 Gift Card with 4 free Admission passes to Pete’s Piano Bar and a $100 Gift Certificate to Frank’s Americana Revival.


Donor: Mr. Bobby Murphy and Mr. Michael Shine


1819-Film Festival Fun

You and three guests will receive all access passes to the 2017 Houston Cinema Arts Festival.  These passes include access to all screenings, panels and workshops, live performances, and select special events.  Pass holders are eligible for early arrival priority seating for all events 30 minutes before scheduled event time.  To get you ready for an exciting weekend, enjoy Elektra Salon services from Angelique Hoover including color, cut, blowout, personalization.  We also included two $25 La Madeline Gift Cards and two $25 Gift Cards to be used at any Pappas Restaurant just in case you want to grab some lite bites before or after the festival.

Donor: Elektra Salon, First Junior Woman’s Club, and Houston Cinema Arts Festival

1820-Prepped for Pilates

Prepare yourself for Pilates with six (6) entry level sessions at Pilates Concepts of Houston.  Before signing up, use your $75 Amazon gift card to order your gear or any other essentials you’ll need.
Donor: Mrs. Elaine Dubec and Pilates Concepts of Houston



Enjoy an incredible culinary experience at award-winning Uchi with $300 in gift certificates.


Donor: Uchi and Uchiko


Home Sweet Home


1900-Relax and unWine

Relax and “unWine” with two bottles of Altamura Sauvignon Blanc 2011 and a beautiful wrought iron bottle holder.  Use your Target gift card to pick up some beautiful wine glasses and other essentials needed to enjoy your evening.

Donor: Lexi Conaway, Mr. & Mrs. Barry & Rosalyn Margolis, and Mr. & Mrs. Scott & Lue Dillard


1901-Clear Acrylic Tray with Antique Handles and Glass Insert

Exquisite custom trays from abroad… These clear acrylic trays with antique handles hand selected from Europe are one of a kind with a beautiful mix of the past and present.


Donor: Maison Pernoud


1902-Stone Acrylic Tray

Stone acrylic tray with reproduction mid century handles. Maison Pernoud’s trays are made in small batches each year by the Pernoud family here in Houston. Maison Pernoud’s goal is to blend the past with the present.

Donor: Maison Pernoud


1903-Texas Aggie Football Lithograph

Benjamin Knox is nationally recognized for his landscapes and spirited collegiate art.  Marvel at this custom-framed lithograph (34 x 22) that celebrates the spirit of the 12th man and depicts many key Aggie gameday traditions


Donor: Benjamin Knox Art Gallery


1904-Arcade Game

Back by popular demand.  Kids and adults alike will be obsessed with this 2-player upright arcade console! This arcade game comes with a scratch resistant tempered glass screen, LED joystick, buttons and trackball that change colors during play, and 2-player controls for simultaneous 2-player action. We haven’t even mentioned how many games are loaded on here either – over 1,200 different arcade games are at your fingertips. Some of the most recognizable games included are NBA Jam and Golden Tee. You won’t want to miss out on hours of entertain for your entire family with this amazing arcade system!


Donor: Madeline Todd


1907-Samsung 50″ LED Black Flat Screen HDTV

Tune in with this Samsung 50″ LED Black flat screen HDTV.  Enjoy the best full HD viewing experience with motion rate 60, wide color enhancer, DTS premium sound and connect share movie through USB connection.   You will also be able to purchase the latest in accessories with $145 in Best Buy gift cards.


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Christy Schnellhardt, Sonia Vannini, and Whitlock


1908-Nintendo Switch

Get the gaming system that lets you play the games you want, wherever you are, however you like!  This Nintendo Switch is hard to find and sold out in most locations. This bundle includes the Nintendo Switch console and Nintendo Switch dock in black, and left and right Joy-Con controllers in neon colors.  In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system can be taken on the go so players can enjoy a full home console experience anytime, anywhere. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system, with unprecedented new play styles.  Package includes $75 worth of GameStop gift cards.


Donor: Annie and Garry Marshall and Dr. & Mrs. Nunilo & Cheryl Rubio


1909-75 Bluetooth Mercedes-Benz SLS-AMG

Introducing a Mercedes-Benz-inspired remote control sports car that uses the power of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to put you in control of your vehicle and the music you listen to while cruising. Full gesture control allows you to control the car with the tilt of your iOS device, and you can stream your iTunes library right into the built-in speaker system.  The app interface reflects the true dashboard design from a Mercedes, and hobby-grade directional, proportional steering and variable speeds give you the real feel of racing. The headlights, tail lights, signal lights, horn and doors are all triggered from the app, and you can even program your vehicle to react to your music.  Package also includes $75 worth of iTunes gift cards.


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Christy Schnellhardt and Mr. & Ms. Brian & Jordan Amis


1910-Thomas Fallon Photography

This certificate entitles you to a portrait consultation, one-hour photography session and one-hour design and décor appointment with master photographer Thomas Fallon.


Donor: Thomas Fallon Photography


1911-Thomas Fallon Handcrafted Portraits

Become the recipient of a gift certificate from award-winning photographer, Thomas Fallon.  Thomas travels coast to coast creating his unique, illustrative portraiture in some of the most pictorial locations in the US.

Donor: Thomas Fallon Photography


1912-Sea Glass Fine Art Photography

$495 Gift certificate includes a twelve-inch limited edition fine art print chosen by you from a wide selection of images.


Donor: Thomas Fallon Photography


1913-Trains + Elephants Painting

Carlotta Baird creates abstract images using acrylic to create this beautiful 30X24 canvas.  The artist is inspired by visual references from nature, using intuitive mark-making, shapes and color to direct her work.


Donor: Ms. Carlotta Baird


1914-“Havana Night” custom acrylic painting

Capture the true essence of “Havana Nights” with this 40″ by 60″ one of a kind acrylic painting with the JDRF signature blue color infusion.


Donor: Sonia Vannini


1915-Elle King Autographed Epiphone Acoustic Guitar

This collector’s item, signed by the “Ex’s & Oh’s” songstress Elle King is exquisite in craftsmanship.  The acoustic guitar is a natural color with select spruce top and the brand’s best selling dreadnot with premium machine heads.


Donor: Ms. Molly Wright


1916-Paradise at Home Basket

Pamper yourself at home with a customized spa basket complete with all of the essential spa goodies needed for your “Paradise at Home”. Wine is always a welcomed addition to any spa package. Enjoy Pepper Bridge Winery Bundle featuring the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon which was awarded 91 Points by Wine Enthusiast and the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon. The lucky winning bidder of this heavenly package will also take home a Respire Wine Aerator and a Resero multi-tool corkscrew opener to help you enjoy these bottles and more wine to come and four (4) stemless Cabernet/Merlot wine glasses.


Donor: Linda and Bob Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Christy Schnellhardt, and Mr. & Mrs. Scott & Lue Dillard


1917-Armani Blue Havana Life Wood Sunglasses

You will truly be “eye candy” with your Giorgio Armani Italian Blue “Havana” Frame Sunglasses.


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Christy Schnellhardt


1918-Smart Home Bundle

Get your Smart Home started or give it a boost.  This bundle includes the Amazon Echo which established Alexa as the voice assistant for all your smart home needs.  Philips Hue lets you control your home’s lighting with apps on your smartphone or tablet and even with your voice when using Alexa with your Amazon Echo.
Amazon Gift Card for $75


Donor: Annie and Garry Marshall and Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Christy Schnellhardt


1919-Samsung 50″ LED Black Flat Screen HDTV

What could be better than watching your favorite team on a new 50″ TV? This Samsung LED black flat screen HDTV provides the best full HD viewing experience with motion rate 60, wide color enhancer, DTS premium sound, and connect share movie through USB connection.  Find your favorite chair, add your favorite beverage, and let the good times roll — especially with the $100 Best Buy gift card you will also receive.

Donor: Mr. Jason Rabalais and Whitlock


1920-Joy Yoga Center

De-stress, decompress, and bring mindfulness into your life with unlimited yoga classes for one month at Joy Yoga Center.  Also included are nine sessions of muscle-soothing cryrotherapy.  Good for use at either locations, S. Voss or Washington Ave.


Donor: Cindy Trevino


1921-Boom Jacket Rugged Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Stream music from on this outstanding Altec Lansing Book Jacket bluetooth speaker. This is the one you heard about! It has the water-, sand-, shock- and snow-proof construction so you can take your music anywhere. It even floats in water!


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Christy Schnellhardt


1922-Vine Insulated Stainless Steel Wine Bottles

Sometimes called a wine growler, The VINE holds a full 750ml wine bottle, and is the perfect travel companion for everything from a beach party to a dinner party, freeing you from carrying a breakable glass bottle or pouring cheap wine from a cardboard box. EcoVessel’s signature TriMax® Triple insulation Technology keeps your wine at just the right temperature for hours, ensuring your first sip will be as satisfying as your last. Enjoy your drink the way it was intended – any wine, any time, any where.


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Christy Schnellhardt


1923-Bloody Mary Mixology

Rethink the Bloody Mary with Stu’s Mixology Kit. With two bottles of Stu’s Original “This Is Bloody Mary” Concentrate, and vials of Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce, Key Lime Rimmer, and Sweet Corn Rimmer, you have everything you need to make your perfect brunch cocktail. Be prepared to fall in love with the Bloody Mary all over again and test the flavors with two Texas vodkas – Tito’s and Tower.


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Christy Schnellhardt


1924-Garage Party!

Convert your garage into a PartyGarage!  Partaygarage rental will temporarily convert your garage into a comfortable and functional room with easy access to the outdoors.  Rental comes with climate control and a walk thru see thru strip door.  Complete your party with a $75 Target gift card for your party essentials and an order from Buffalo Wild Wings using a $75 gift card.


Donor: Janet and David Long, Jennifer and Gregg Costa, and Partaygarage


1925-Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning got you down? Here’s a 12-piece basket from Casabella designed to make those dirty jobs more manageable. Use the gift cards from Target, Macy’s, and Bed, Bath & Beyond to supply more tools and products that will make your home shine. Includes $35 gift card to Bed, Bath & Beyond, $75 gift card to Macy’s, and two $75 gift cards to Target.

Donor: Casabella Holdings, First Junior Woman’s Club, Hams-Elston Family, and Juliette Ohmer-Guerra


1926-Fashionable Security & Peace of Mind

High quality fashionable jewelry that offers both form and function.  With $110 worth of American Medical ID gift cards, you can order a classic and contemporary medical ID bracelet or necklace that provides critical information to first responders in an emergency.


Donor: American Medical ID


1927-Texas State Flag

Everything is bigger and BETTER in Texas like this official flag that was flown over the Texas State Capitol on January 25, 2017.  Get it framed and personalized with a certificate for custom framing.


Donor: Anderson Etching and Honorable Phil Stephenson


1928-Next Level Fitness

Forget about winter, summer is coming.  Get your body beach ready with this six (6) month free single membership and two free training sessions.  At Next Level Fitness, you will enjoy state-of-the-art exercise equipment and a fun and motivating atmosphere to help you achieve your goals and a healthy lifestyle.


Donor: Houston Next Level Fitness


1929-Kevin James McCrea Photography

Ready, set, smile with one (1) complete weekend outdoor family photo session at a scenic location in Houston.  You will receive a collection of 3 prints (1 8×10 and 2 5×7 prints).


Donor: Kevin James McCrea Photography


1930-Kevin James McCrea Photography

One complete weekend outdoor family photo shoot at a scenic location in Houston including one large 11×14 print.


Donor: Kevin James McCrea Photography


1931-Kevin James McCrea Photography

One complete weekend outdoor family photo shoot at a scenic location in Houston with a collection of 5 prints (1 8×10 and 4 4×6 prints).


Donor: Kevin James McCrea Photography


1932-Robin Jackson Photography

Capture those special family moments with this gift certificate for a consultation, portrait session and 11×14 family portrait with an hour of retouching included.  Your furry four legged family members are welcome too.


Donor: Robin Jackson Photography


1933-Robin Jackson Photography

Memories fade but a picture will last a lifetime.  Capture your lifetime memories with this gift certificate for a consultation, portrait session and 11×14 family portrait with an hour of retouching included.  Pets are welcome.


Donor: Robin Jackson Photography


1934-Mindy Harmon Photography

Step away from your camera phone and let the professional get the shot with this family portrait package.  Receive a weekday portrait session in studio and one mounted and signed 16×20 portrait.  Package also includes one professional make-up application.


Donor: Mindy Harmon Photography


1935-Michael Martinez Fine Indoor Portraits

Say cheese!  Bid on this portrait session which will take place in Michael Martinez’s beautiful indoor studio and receive one signature portrait up to an 11×14.


Donor: Michael Martinez Photography


1936-Michael Martinez Fine Portraits

A portrait session in our Private Garden and one signature portrait up to an 11×14.


Donor: Michael Martinez Photography


1937-Sensia Spa Package

Give that special someone a day of beauty. A haircut and blowdry from Josephine or Anya and a makeup lesson will brighten the day for someone you love. Finish up with a massage and your special someone will complete the day with a relaxed “ahhhh.” Carry it all home and enjoy the gift basket containing Bath & Body Works items. Includes two $75 massage gift certificates.

Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Randall & Bambi Streeter and Sensia Studio & Japanese Day Spa


1938-LaFerrari Package

Introducing a Ferrari-inspired remote control sports car that uses the power of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to put you in control of your vehicle.  Full gesture control allows you to control the car with the tilt of your iOS devisce.  The app interface reflects the true dashboard design from a Ferrari, and hobby-grade directional, proportional steering and variable speeds give you the real feel of racing.  The headlights, tail lights, signal lights, horn and doors are all triggered from the app.


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Christy Schnellhardt

Value: $80.00


1939-Family Studio Portrait Session by Metcalf Fine Art

Family Studio Portrait Session including a 14″ museum-quality canvas portrait.


Donor: Metcalf Fine Art Portraits


1940-Healthpro Chiropractic Wellness Basket

Work towards optimal health with this package that includes three 30-min acupuncture sessions, a  tri-core pillow and 2 containers of Corganics Relief Pain Relieving Cream.


Donor: HealthPro Chiropractic & Acupuncture


1941-Rover Oaks Weekend Lodging

Weekend Lodging Package includes three (3) days and two (2) nights of lodging in a standard Bunkhouse Suite plus a standard bath, brush and nail trim in the Grooming Salon.


Donor: Rover Oaks Pet Resort


1942-Teepee & Disney

Every child needs a little space just for themselves to be creative and let their imaginations run wild. This quilted tepee is the perfect home away from home for your little one while trailblazing the playroom frontier. Help deck your teepee out with a $75 Disney gift card.



Donor: Amy Josefy, Chris Josefy, and HeddabellesLLC.Etsy.Com


1943-Bird’s Eye View

Get these two exquisite works of art by Arthur Morris, the world’s premier bird photographer. Includes 16×24 photographic print and 16×24 photographic portrait, both signed by Arthur Morris. Morris is passionate about his photography and has mastered his technique.

Donor: Mr. Arthur Morris


1944-Bird Watching

For the true bird watcher, these beautiful 16×24 “Birds as Art” photos taken by famed free lance photographer and writer, Arthur Morris are signed and ready to enjoy.


Donor: Mr. Arthur Morris


1945-BBQ & Beer Basket

A basket of goodies for the grilling enthusiast!  Basket features $100 Omaha Steaks gift card, BBQ tools, grill cleaner, two rubs and two seasonings, plates, napkins, cedar planks, BBQ chips, cooler, two (2) cases of Shiner beer and two (2) cases of Karbach Love Street.


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Larry & Patricia ‘Pat’ Wright


1946-Custom Handmade Quilt

Love is sewn into every stitch. Handmade custom quilts are very personal blankets. Claim this exclusive spread for yourself or someone you love to convey your own special message of caring.


Donor: Carol Capshaw


1947-For the Coffee Enthusiast

Start making your own cup of java at home with this Nespresso Vertuo coffee machine with Aeroccino by Breville. Machine comes with four (4) expresso Cups, two (2) Coffee Mugs, two (2) Sleeves of Pods.


Donor: Linda and Bob Brown


1948-Silver Stone Events Dinner for 8

For 25 years, Elizabeth Stone, as president, owner and Executive Chef of The Stone Kitchen Catering & Special Events, has impressed clients with extraordinary experiences, superb service, fabulous food and exceptional event design.  Now you can get a taste of her exceptional service with dinner for eight (8) including food, staff, and cookbooks.


Donor: Silver Stone Events


1949-Summer Ready

You will definitely be ready for the summer with the RTIC softpack, gray 40 cooler.  Fill your cooler to beat the summer heat with $100 Target gift card.


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Darren & Christine Aklestad and Mr. & Mrs. John & Charity Todd


1950-Art by Coco

“60×40” original painting by Coco.


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Scott & Pam Fuller


1951-American Girl Doll

Meet Tenney Grant -She’s determined to make music straight from the heart.  She loves to write songs and play her guitar. She’s going to make it big as a musician.  Buy Tenney some performance gear with a $75 American Girl gift card.


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. John & Charity Todd and Ms. Syndie Stephens-Broussard


The Vault


5000-Ultimate Travel Pack

Let us take some of the burden from your travel plans with 100,000 Hilton Honors points to transfer to an existing Hilton account or a great start to enroll in the program.  These points can be used for free or discounted room rates at Hilton properties in the continental US and abroad.  You will also receive $300 in Southwest Airlines gift cards to assist in booking your airfare and $100 Target gift card for all incidentals.


Donor: Erica Castillo, Hilton Americas – Houston, Mr. & Mrs. Randy & Kellie Johnson, and Scott Kirby


5001-Galveston Beach House

This beautiful beach front home on the far west end of Galveston in the Pointe West Subdivision is sure to feel like paradise at home.  For five (5) days and four (4) nights on a mutually agreed date, enjoy the spacious 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.  It will sleep up to 8 guests.  You and your guests will also have complete access to the Pointe West Club House with its two pools, jacuzzi, bar, restaurant, workout room, game room, and gift shop.


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Lance & Carol Kassab


5002-Cinnamon Shore Beach House

Seven Night Stay At Cinnamon Shore Beach House. Enjoy one week in this new , beautifully furnished beach house in Cinnamon Shore! It is located in a charming, traditional seaside village on Mustang Island near Port Aransas and Corpus Christi .The master planned community was modeled after Watercolor Resort in Florida and is only three hours away! The spacious home has five bedrooms, and five and  a half baths and sleeps twelve comfortably. You’ll enjoy beautiful water views on the deck that runs the length of the house.  The kitchen has top of the line appliances and the community has several appealing features including a fitness center, upscale restaurant Lisabella’s Bistro, and zero entry community pool.  Beach chairs, umbrellas, bikes, golf and other recreational rentals are available at the office. Cinnamon Shore also offers a fitness center and an upscale restaurant “Lisabella’s”  on the property, casual restaurants at both pools , movie nights under the stars, s’mores, live music, kids camps, sand castles lessons, yoga, fishing and more! And if that is not enough,  there is an Arnold Palmer signature golf course just a mile away, fishing, surfing lessons, and dolphin tours; shopping and restaurants in Port Aransas.  In addition to enjoying this beautiful beach house, the winning bidder will receive $100 gift card to Lisabella’s Bistro and Bar (Port Aransas), golf cart rental for the week, 4 umbrellas, and 4 chairs.


Donor: Carolyn and James Drone


5003-Bradford World Renowned Portraiture

Be photographed by Bradford in either his New York or Palm Beach location.  Package includes a 20″ wall portrait on canvas with lavish artistry plus a one night stay at either the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Westchester or the 5 Diamond, 5 Star Eau Resort in Palm Beach (formerly the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach).  Portrait may be of a family or individual.  Winning bidder must contact Bradford Portraits for a mutually agreed upon date and for hotel booking.


Donor: Kelsey Nakken


5004-Nos Caves Vin Package

For the experienced wine collector.  Nos Caves Vin a private member only venue that offers wine collectors discreet and professional wine storage solutions and services. You will receive a 6 month membership for a 32 case locker at our Frostwood location.


Donor: Ms. Anitha Balaji


5005-Fizzics Waytap and Awesome Beer Testing Assortment

Perfect bundle for the beer drinker! The Fizzics Waytap draft beer system with Micro-Foam technology enhances the flavor of canned or bottled beer for that fresh from the tap taste you love anytime you like. Not sure… well this bundle is the perfect way to test it out. Two bottles of several beers so you can taste one from Fizzics and one without. Bundle includes some usual standards, so local favorites, and a few awesome items that the beer snob will appreciate!


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Christy Schnellhardt


5006-Vodka Shooters and Impressive Vodkas

You will be popular with your friends when you invite them over to sample some of the amazing Vodka in this bundle. Two sets of four soapstone shooters that can store in the freezer. This bundle includes several impressive vodkas to sample with your new shooters. Stolichnaya Elit, Beluga Noble Vodka Gold, Grey Goose VX,  Precious Vodka, and Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka


Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Christy Schnellhardt


5007-Bending Branch Winery Tour & Tasting

A grand tour and tasting for up to six (6) people at Bending Branch Winery, a boutique winery near Comfort, Texas.  Your visit will include an informational and educational tour of the winery, barrel room and vineyard.  Bending Branch wines include award-winning Tannat, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Souzão, Picpoul Blanc, Vermentino, and Roussanne. Bending Branch Winery was voted Best Texas Winery in the 2016 San Antonio Express-News Readers’ Choice Awards for the second consecutive year.


Donor: Ms. Sara Potter


5008-NY Fashion Week Show

New York Fashion  week is a must for any one who is a slave to fashion.  Win two (2) tickets to the Tanya Taylor Spring/Summer 2018 Presentation in September 2017.   Tanya Taylor is a New York based fashion designer known for putting new and interesting spin on the printed designs.  After the show, head to Saks Fifth Avenue where you can find Tanya Taylor’s collection and kick start your shopping spree with a $100 gift card.


Donor: Brittany Ouyang and First Junior Woman’s Club


5009-Ambassador Art: Havana Adventures

Beautiful canvas brought to life with the whimsical colors of courage and hope as seen through the eyes of our Junior Ambassadors on their Havana Adventures.  This beautiful art was commissioned by Edgar Medina, whose originals have been shown across the country at galleries in Chicago, New York, New Orleans and Houston. Medina has been a featured artist at Art Chicago, The Los Angeles Art Show, Art Santa Fe and Red Dot Miami.


Donor: JDRF Junior Ambassadors