Thank you for joining us on February 3rd at the 2018 CASAblanca Gala! 

This year’s gala raised a record-breaking $972,000 for children in the foster care system, which will give 486 children a CASA volunteer for an entire year! We’d like to extend a special thanks to the 32 new Powerful Voice Society members and the 3 new Visionary Circle members who joined us at the event.

2018 CASAblanca Film by Epic Creative Media

2018 Gala Photography by Chad W Adams Photography:

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Live Auction

Your Dream Vacation to Anywhere!

Your Dream Vacation to Anywhere!

Pack your bags! Whether you’re looking for a relaxing stay on the beach, breathtaking mountain views, or the chance to visit a new city in style, this package is for you. Choose from 19 vacation destinations (including Saint Martin, Belize, Montreal, Playa del Carmen, London, Costa Rica, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, and lots of U.S. travel destinations) and let Getaway2Give do the rest! All of the destinations are for a private home for 4 nights. 

Donated by Getaway2Give

Dinner by Jack, at Jack’s, with Jack!

Dinner by Jack, at Jack’s, with Jack!

The only thing better than eating at Jack Allen’s Kitchen is eating at Jack’s house! You and 7 friends will enjoy a one-of-a-kind dinner party at Jack and LuAnn Gilmore’s home. Invite your friends and let the Jack Allen’s Kitchen chefs and staff treat you to kicked up cuisine and signature drinks… local in source, Texan in spirit!

Donated by Jack Allen’s Kitchen

¡Vamos a España!

¡Vamos a España!

Experience Spain’s southern beaches with 3 nights at the gorgeous Hotel Puente Romano Marbella in Málaga. Your Junior Suite for 2 people features garden views from a private terrace and traditional Andalusian ceramic accents, and you will enjoy a complimentary tennis session with a champion training team and a round of golf. Relax on the beach or by the pool overlooking the Mediterranean, enjoy incredible restaurant experiences, soak in the sun over afternoon tea on the terrace, or pamper yourself at the spa before a big night out. Complete your Spain travel plans with a $1,000 Visa gift card to go towards airfare. 

Donated by Hotel Puente Romano Marbella and Stefanie Cavanaugh

Ash Almonte Commissioned Painting

 Ash Almonte Commissioned Painting

Local artist Ash Almonte is known for her contemporary abstract art and is featured at The Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery. Ash’s creations are inspired by color, music, fashion, and life! You can be the proud owner of a beautiful custom painting commissioned exclusively for your home. Consult with Ash as she creates a custom piece that is sure to be both gorgeous and unique!

Donated by Ash Almonte

Tito’s Party Bus for a Day

 Tito’s Party Bus for a Day

You and 15 friends will enjoy a day of Austin adventuring aboard the Tito’s Party Bus! The Tito’s Party Bus includes 8 hours of partying with a private driver, a personal bartender, and of course, Tito’s Handmade Vodka for all! When you get hungry, skip the line at Franklin Barbecue to feed the whole crew with 10 pounds of brisket. This party comes complete with paparazzi. Shauna Autry Photography will capture iconic Austin photos of you and your friends everywhere from the ‘I love you so much’ wall to Graffiti Park to Mount Bonnell and more during your party bus trip around town. Complete the look with 16 custom-designed t-shirts for your party crew!

Donated by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Franklin Barbecue, Shauna Autry Photography and Bat City Awards

Argentina Dove Hunt

 Argentina Dove Hunt

Grab your bucket list and a pen because it’s time to cross something off! Head to the beautiful Plaza Real Resort in Cordoba, Argentina for a once in a lifetime dove hunting trip. Four hunters will spend four nights in South America with unlimited shooting, a field assistant, meals and accommodations included – all in the perfect travel hunting destination.

Donated by Pointer Wingshooting

Party at My Place!

Party at My Place

Gather your friends for an evening of fine dining, cocktails, and beautiful décor – all in the comfort of your own home! Chef Michael Wards, Founder and Executive Chef of The Austin Artisan, will create a three-course culinary masterpiece for a dinner party of eight. Pair your delicious dinner with what Men’s Journal calls the “Best Tequila in the World” – George Clooney and Rande Gerber’s Casamigos Tequila. Add entertainment to your evening with a performance by a Black Fret 2017 grant winner musician. No table is complete without a beautiful centerpiece provided by Jennifer West Floral Designs. Get ready to become the host or hostess with the mostest!

Donated by Chef Michael Wards of The Austin Artisan, Casamigos Tequila, Jennifer West Floral Designs, and Black Fret & DeMaris Entertainment

Mick Jagger Autographed Guitar

 Mick Jagger Autographed Guitar

Own a piece of Rock & Roll history with this guitar autographed by Mick Jagger! Lead singer and a founding member of the Rolling Stones, Jagger has made his mark on musical history with an ongoing career spanning more than 50 years. Jagger has performed with the Rolling Stones and as a solo artist and has earned his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the UK Music Hall of Fame as well as being knighted in 2003. Sometimes you can get what you want!

Donated by Rosemary & Russell Douglass


Big Board Auction Packages

5 Nights in Grand Cayman
Donated by Debbie Holley and Mainstay Sailing

Patek Philippe Watch
Donated by Gail & Harold Hamilton and Russell Korman Fine Jewelry & Watches

Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Donated by Gail & Harold Hamilton

Ringo Starr Autographed Guitar
Donated by Rosemary & Russell Douglass

Men’s Provisions: COTA Party, MotoGP, Clothes, Cars and Cigars!
Donated by Circuit of The Americas, STAG Provisions, Justin Siegel, Capra & Cavelli and Elizabeth & Mark Wilson

Painting by Patti Lennon-Potter
Donated by Artist Patti Lennon-Potter

New Orleans 3-Night Getaway
Donated by Getaway2Give

Hawaiian 3-Night Fishing Adventure
Donated by The Wedding Specialist and Captain Jon Jon

Your Name on CASA’s Teen Support Room
Donated by CASA of Travis County

For the Film Fans: Private Movie Party, a Message from Jesse Eisenberg, and Stories from Rob Lowe!
Donated by Moviehouse & Eatery, Jesse Eisenberg and Paramount & State Theatres

The Perfect Date: Hotel, Spa, Dinner and Travel!
Donated by The Woodhouse Day Spa, Hotel Granduca Austin, Krystal Luxuries LLC and Jack Allen’s Kitchen

Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield Autographed Boxing Glove
Donated by Rosemary & Russell Douglass


In-Kind Donors

360 Press Solutions
ABC Home & Commercial Service
ACL Live
Acupuncture Medical & Research Centre
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Ash Almonte
AMPS Pet Service
Archer Hotel Austin
Artist Patti Lennon-Potter
Astros Foundation
The Austin Artisan
Austin Biplane
Austin Bounce House Rentals
Austin Holistic Health
Austin Opera
Austin Panic Room
Austin Rowing Company
Austin Spurs
Austin Steam Train Association
The Austin Symphony
Austin Zoo
Balcones Distilling
Barre3
Bel Canto Farms
Donna & Kevin Bell
Alina & John Berkowitz
Black Fret
Black Orchid Salon
Blanton Museum of Art
BlazerTag Adventure Center
BNB Rolfing Austin
Body Business Health Club & Spa
Boutique Pilates by Nona
John Butler
The Candy Jar
Capitol City Comedy Club
Capital Cruises
Capital Genealogy
Capra & Cavelli
Captain Jon Jon
Carriage House Skin Care
Casamigos Tequila
Stefanie Cavanaugh
Brad Cellio
Chad W Adams Photography
Chocolaterie Tessa
Christina Cole Abboud
Circuit of The Americas
Kelly Corbet
Covet Hats
Cory Covert
Csilla Somogyi
Cutco Kitchen Westlake
Dallas Stars Foundation
Davenport Village Dental
David Sweeney Art
DeMaris Entertainment
Denise Bell Skincare
Deseo Salon
Dessange Paris
Diamonds Direct
Candace Dickerson
Diptyque
Disneyland Resort
Doc List Photography
Kelly & Lee Dodson
Dr. Shey Ditto, Ditto Surgical Austin
Rosemary & Russell Douglass
Dripping Springs Vodka & Gin

The Driskill Hotel
Eddie V's Prime Seafood
Jesse Eisenberg
ELM Restaurant Group
Embellish Nails & Boutique
Emler Swim School
EPIC Entertainment
FastFrame
Fairmont Austin
Finley's Barbershop
Four Hands
Franklin Barbecue
Frost Gelato
Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Getaway2Give
Gloss Beauty Boutique
Goodall's Kitchen & Bar
Grace Strategies, LLC
Joy & Jonathan Green
The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen
Gail & Harold Hamilton
Hat Creek Burger Company
Heygirlnails
Hiatus Spa + Retreat
High Five Entertainment LLC
Hill Country Animal Hospital
Hoffman International Properties
Debbie Holley
Catia Holm
Hotel Granduca Austin
Hotel Puente Romano Marbella
Hutson Clothing Co.
Intero Restaurant
Iron Fitness
J. Black's
Jack Allen's Kitchen
Javier Omar Boudoir
Jennifer West Floral Designs
Juniper
JW Marriott Austin
Kathy Kelley Personal Training
Kelly Wynne
Kendra Scott
KHS Consulting
KidKraft
Kat Kronenberg
Kome Sushi Kitchen
Krystal Luxuries LLC
Launch Her Career
Laura Britt Design Interiors
LBJ Presidential Library
Lenovo
Lisa Owens | Rodan + Fields
Longhorn Rentals
Louis Vuitton
Lyft
Magnolia Wellness
Mainstay Sailing
Maudie's Tex-Mex
Mauro Pilates
The Medspa at Walden Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center
Meridian Plastic Surgery Center
The Michaux Family | Solana Ranch
Michters Whiskey
Victoria & Blake Morgan
Moviehouse & Eatery
Muse MedSpa

My Maria Victoria
Myo Massage
NLand Surf Park
Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
Orangetheory Fitness
Parkside Projects
Tess & Greg Peters
Pointer Wingshooting
Primally Pure
Pure Austin Fitness
Purse & Clutch
Races2U
RIDE Indoor Cycling
Robin Jackson Photography
Rogue Running
Round Rock Express Baseball Club
Russell Korman Fine Jewelry & Watches
Sage Dentistry
Sail & Ski Center
Salt Traders Coastal Cooking
Samuels Fine Jewelry
San Antonio Zoo
San Luis Spirits Distillery
Catherine & Charles Sansbury
Seaglass Fine Art Photography
SeaWorld
Shauna Autry Photography
Justin Siegel
soFly Social
Spa810
Mary Helen Specht
Spurs Sports & Entertainment
STAG Provisions
Steve Armstrong Photography
Strait Music
Strong Events
Sun Dragon Martial Arts and Self Defense
Susan Hoermann | Evergreen Studios
Sway Water
Tavour
Texas Performing Arts
Thinkery
Thomas Fallon Photography
Thrive Austin
Tiffany & Co., Austin
Tito's Handmade Vodka
TLC Austin
Toybrary Austin
Trudy's Texas Star Inc.
Urban Betty
Valentines
Verbena Floral Design
Via313 Pizzeria
Victoria Jackson | Salons by JC
Vintage Villas
Warner Bros.
Waterloo Sparkling Water
The Wedding Specialist
Westlake Gynecology
WeWork
Whole Earth Provision Co.
Wild Heart Yoga
Mark & Elizabeth Wilson
The Woodhouse Day Spa
Wrapped to Wear
Wynn Nails & Spa
ZACH Theatre


2018 Gala Committee

Donna Bell, Catherine Sansbury, Kelly Dodson

Gala Chair - Donna Bell

Honorary Chair - Catherine Sansbury

Natalie Adams, Kindra Allen, Shelly Buono, Christina Cole Abboud, Megan Connors, Melanie Crabb, Jami DeLanoy, Kelly Dodson, Kelly Gray, Tracy Hamilton, Mari Hawn, Gretchen Hoover, Charlotte Johnson, Kinda Lincoln, Kimberly Metzger, Rebecca Schneider, Dana Tomlin, Lisa Wickham, Liz Wilson, Kelly Wonderlin, Mindy Wong, Heidi Zager

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 Victoria Young at 512.539.2677 or via email.