CASAblanca Gala

Save the date for CASAblanca 2016: Saturday, February 6th at the JW Marriott Austin!

Thank you for joining us at the 2015 CASAblanca Gala on Saturday, February 21st at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center! Through this event, our 525 generous guests and our amazing sponsors helped us raise $530,000 for children in our community. 

See coverage of the event in Austin Monthly's On the Scene and check out photos from the Central Texas J Booth: Free Prints and Individual Pics (gallery password - 3412)!

Mario Villeda Photography:

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Champagne and Diamonds

Our 2015 Champagne and Diamonds winner was Pam Russo!

CASAblanca 2015 Diamond Winner

Diamond donated by:

Villarreal Fine Jewelers

Live Auction Packages

Foodie Experience

The Austin Foodie Experience

Do you love to wine and dine with friends? This package will give you VIP access to some of the best the Austin food scene has to offer with a 10 person Chef’s Table dinner at Olive & June hosted by Chef Shawn Cirkiel including dolci and Italian wine pairings, and a dinner for 6 with sake pairings at Uchi. To get everyone safely to and from dinner, this package includes one chauffeured ride with your friends in a Mercedes Sprinter Van (seats up to 8). And to add to all the fun, you also get 2 cases of liquor from Colorado High Vodka to enjoy before or after your dinners!  

Donated by Uchi Restaurants, Olive & June, Chef Shawn Cirkiel, Dana Germers and Colorado High Vodka


Internship for All Ages

What does your child (or you) want to be when they (you) grow up? This internship package has unique experiences for all ages and all trades:

  • Spend a day as a weather person with KXAN.

  • Try out the radio business! Intern at the station of your choice: The Horn, The Fringe, or KOKE FM. Watch how it works behind the scenes of the morning or afternoon shows and sit in on a live radio broadcast.

  • Spend the day with Dr. Holcomb at Hill Country Animal Hospital where you can watch a surgery, visit the pets and see animal superheroes in action.

  • Ever want a job in politics? Spend a day with Texas State Representative Tony Dale. Learn what a state representative's job is like and get to know more about the legislative process as Page for a Day!

  • And finally, get to work at the P. Terry’s location of your choice for 2 hours to learn all about the burger business through their Entrepreneur program. You’ll receive a uniform shirt and name tag and enjoy a shift meal after all the hard work. 

Donated by Kelly & Jason Nassour, Dr. Holcomb & Hill Country Animal Hospital, KXAN, The Honorable Tony Dale and P. Terry’s


A Week in Telluride

Enjoy a week in beautiful Telluride at Tramontana 1 – a 4 bedroom, 4 bath luxury townhome that sleeps 11and is ideal for skiers and families! The front door is less than 100 steps from the Gondola Meadows Ski Run and just 100 yards from Ski School - perfect for skiers of all levels! This home features incredible mountain views, a gourmet kitchen, an oxygen bar, a deck with BBQ grill, 2 fireplaces and a private 8-person hot tub. This package includes 50,000 Southwest Airline miles for 2 round trip tickets to Denver.

Dates Available (with Gondola open): Summer: May 22 - June 16, Sept 9 - 16, and Sept 22 – Oct 19. Winter: Dec 1 – 15.

Donated by Trisha & Don Smith and Jennifer Brockwell

Ash Almonte

Commissioned Painting by Ash Almonte

Fast gaining nationwide attention for her unique and fresh style, Austin's own Ash Almonte is a contemporary abstract painter working mainly with mixed media, including enamel, oil, acrylic and graphite. Her art is raw, real and filled with love! Almonte will work with you to develop a custom piece of art (up to 6’ x 6’) for your home or business. 

Donated by Ash Almonte

Exclusive Resorts

Spend 4 nights in luxury anywhere in the world!

Experience Founders Membership access to an incredible Exclusive Resorts luxury vacation home anywhere around the world. This unforgettable 4 night vacation is the perfect customized experience giving you access to some of the world’s most renowned 5-star private beach clubs, spas, golf clubs, and luxury residences across the globe. Tahoe or Tuscany? Paris or Costa Rica? Expand your horizons and travel virtually anywhere. Homes range from 2 to 5 bedrooms and offer high-end features like chef's kitchens with Viking appliances, infinity-edge private pools, state-of-the-art media rooms and spa-inspired en-suite baths. 

Donated by Emily Sile-Twitchell and Paul Twitchell

My All American

Hook 'em, Hollywood! Attend the Austin film premiere of My All American and more! 

You and a friend will attend the Austin premiere of My All American that tells the story of the 1969 championship-winning University of Texas football team, featuring Aaron Eckhart as coach Darrell K Royal and Finn Wittrock as breakout star Freddie Steinmark. The film is written and directed by Angelo Pizzo, the screenwriter who penned the sports classics Rudy and Hoosiers. Your premiere evening includes transportation to and from the premiere in a chauffeured Bentley and dinner for 2 downtown at Vince Young Steakhouse. And because we know this is a true UT fan’s dream package, you also get a Vince Young autographed UT jersey and helmet, a UT helmet signed by the stars of the movie, and 2 books – DKR: The Royal Scrapbook and 100 Things Longhorns Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die – both signed by author Jenna Hays McEachern.

Donated by Anne & Bud Brigham, Crystal Transportation, Vince Young, Jenna Hays McEachern and Vince Young Steakhouse

Grand Cayman

A Week in Grand Cayman

Enjoy 7 nights in a beautiful condo at the Caribbean Club boutique residence hotel on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. This 2,700 square foot 3 bedroom, 3 bath beach view condominium sleeps 6 or more and is a short walk to restaurants and grocery stores. Caribbean Club features 300 feet of beautiful private beach, a beachfront swimming pool, ocean front cabanas and world-class dining. This package includes a $1,500 American Express Gift Card for airfare.

Dates Available: Must be used between April 1, 2015 and Mar 31, 2016. Unavailable Dec 18, 2015 - Jan 2, 2016 and Mar 12-19, 2016.

Donated by by Anne & Bud Brigham and Tracy & Matthew Hamilton

Diamond Ring


Diamond Cocktail Ring

18k white gold diamond cocktail ring with round brilliant and straight baguette diamonds, G/H, VS

Donated by Gail & Harold Hamilton


Auction Donors

8118 Dental Professionals
Acupuncture Medical Center
Ash Almonte
Animo Pilates
Austin City Limits Live
Austin Fitness Clinic
Austin Opera
Austin Symphony
Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary
Amy & Joshua Baer
Barre 3
Barton Creek Country Club
Bel Canto Farms
Betty Lash
Jessica & Jimmy Blacklock
Blanton Museum of Art
Blazer Tag
Body Business Health Club and Spa
Boudro’s Texas Bistro
Anne & Bud Brigham
Brilliant Sky Toys
Jennifer Brockwell
Buenos Aires Café-Galleria
The Candy Jar
Capital City Comedy Club
Capital Cruises
Chaparral Ice
Cinemark-Hill Country Galleria
Colorado High Vodka
Cryo Studio
Crystal Transportation
The Honorable Tony Dale
Dixie Dude Ranch
Kelly & Lee Dodson
Rosemary & Russell Douglass
Dry Comal Creek Vineyards & Winery
Epic Entertainment
Esther’s Follies
Esquina Tango
Evo Spa

Tara A. Fantauzzi
Finn & Porter
Four Elements Aerial & Creative Movement
Raquel Frankenberg
Dana Germers
Granite Mountain Springs Ranch (GMSR)
Green Grass Meats
Guero’s Taco Bar
Hall Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation
Gail & Harold Hamilton
Tracy & Matthew Hamilton
Highland Lanes
Hill Country Golf & Guitar
Dr. Holcomb, Hill Country Animal Hospital
Home Slice Pizza
Horseshoe Bay Resort
Hottie Pilates
Hudson’s on the Bend, Chef Jeff Blank
iFly Indoor Skydiving
Jack Allen’s Kitchen
Roi James
Julian Gold
Kay Griffith Fine Art Gallery
KB Nails
Kendra Scott Jewelry
KXAN News Team
Lagree Studio
Tracy Lartigue
Lesley & Ted Lorenz
Lip Service Beauty Concierge
Lost Creek Golf Club
Massage Envy
Maid Brigade
The Maids
The Main Event
Maria & Kyndal’s Boutique
Maudie’s Tex-Mex
The Melting Pot
Jenna McEachern
Barrington Miles
Moody Theatre
Kelly & Jason Nassour

Neiman Marcus
Olive & June, Chef Shawn Cirkiel
Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
P. Terry’s Burger Stand
The Paramount Theatre
Pepe Zevada Z Tequila
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
Kari & Lee Potts
Prosperity Bodywork
PubCrawler of Austin, LLC
Pure Austin Fitness
Quinn Interiors
Red Stella Salon
Russell Korman Fine Jewelry and Watches
Samuel Diamonds
Sanctuary Boutique
Schlitterbahn Water Parks, New Braunfels
School of Rock
Sea Glass Fine Art
Trisha & Don Smith
Solana Ranch & The Michaux Family
Stubb’s BBQ
Matthew Sullivan
SXSW Conferences & Festivals
Taco Flats
Tequila 512
Tiff’s Treats
Tito’s Homemade Vodka
Emily Sile-Twitchell & Paul Twitchell
Uchi Restaurants
Valentine’s Too
Verbena Floral Designs
Villarreal Fine Jewelers
Vince Young Steakhouse
Vintage Hotel & Events
W Hotel
The Wedding Specialist
Wildflower Waxing & Skin Care
Woodhouse Day Spa
Yellow Jacket River Guides, Alison French
Yoga Yoga
Vince Young
Zach Theatre

Board President Everett Carmody, Event Chair Tracy Hamilton

2015 Gala Committee

Gala Chair - Tracy Hamilton

Committee - Tracy Aman, Tammy Caciola, Allison Curlee, Kelly Ditta, Kelly Dodson, Dana Kasling, Lesley Lorenz, Lesya Milam, Nicole Rivas, Lisa Sexton, Matthew Sullivan, Emily Sile-Twitchell

CASA events are run by volunteer committees who coordinate with our Events Manager. For questions about joining the committee or about the event in general, please contact Events Manager Erin Kozma at 512.539.2677 or via email.

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