CASAblanca - Keeping Kids in the Spotlight
 

You're invited to the 2017 CASAblanca Gala!

Saturday, February 4th, 6:15 pm* at the JW Marriott Austin

Don your finest red carpet attire and join us for the 2017 CASAblanca Gala on Saturday, February 4 at the JW Marriott Austin, where you will rub shoulders with Austin's most glamorous and generous, and be moved by the powerful stories of children and their CASA volunteers! Win big in our casino, enjoy fabulous live and silent auctions, and pick out the best swag bags outside of the Oscars. Together, we will shine the spotlight on the needs of our community's most vulnerable children to ensure they have trained volunteer advocates, safe homes and promising futures. 

Black Tie Attire, *Powerful Voice Society Reception begins at 5:30 pm

Buy Tickets

Tickets - $200
Table of 10 - $2,000


Program

5:30 pm - Powerful Voice Society Reception (Invitation Only)
Featuring first view of auctions, passed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and more

6:15 pm - Check-In Begins, Open Cocktail Hour, Auctions & Swag Bar

7:45 pm - Dinner, Program, Live Auction & Fund-a-Need

9:45 pm - Big Board Auction Final Bids, Casino After-Party, Cash Bar


Live Auction Packages

The 007 Experience

The 007 Experience

The 007 Experience

Have you always imagined yourself as a secret agent? Now is your chance to live the life of Bond… James Bond. Get the look with a one-of-a-kind, handmade tuxedo tailored to fit only you by Italian designers B&P Company. Step into high society with two tickets to the Victory Cup Polo Match and a two-hour polo lesson with Leigh Fulkerson, the Austin delegate to the United States Polo Association. Use your new Black Fret Membership to gain VIP access to some of Austin’s finest local musicians. Test your acquired skills by solving a million dollar heist at The Escape Game. Relax after all of your adventures by coming home to the perfect martini… shaken, not stirred.

Donated by B&P Company, Leigh Fulkerson, ATX Polo Club, Black Fret Patrons of Local Music, The Escape Game, Karen Sallis and San Luis Spirits, LLC. - Dripping Springs Vodka and Gin

Grand Cayman Island and Power Catamaran

 Grand Cayman Island and Power Catamaran

 Grand Cayman Island and Power Catamaran

Bask in the warmth of the Caribbean sun as you enjoy five nights at the South Bay Beach Club on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach! This stunning 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo is outfitted with everything you need to take advantage of the unsurpassed snorkeling and diving opportunities on gorgeous Grand Cayman.

Throw on your snorkeling gear and dive into the refreshingly warm waters of the Caribbean Sea for breathtaking views of tropical fish in the coral reef just off the beach. Then kick back and relax as Mainstay Sailing whisks you away for a private 4-hour adventure on their magnificent 47-foot Leopard Power Catamaran complete with a full galley, four en-suite double cabins and a wet bar. Your $1,000 American Express gift card can cover airfare or cover other adventures. End the day with an invigorating stroll down the pristine beach and enjoy the remarkable colors of a Caribbean sunset.

Donated by Deborah Holley, Joy & Jonathan Green and Ashley & Ryan Brueckner

Alpine Skiing in Telluride, Colorado

Alpine Skiing in Telluride, Colorado

Spend a week at 9,545 feet in a charmingly remodeled 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath, log cabin condo that sleeps up to eight. Located in Mountain Village, Colorado, the cabin is just moments away from the free gondola ride to historic Telluride. Hit the slopes with your family as you don ski gear rentals for five from Sail & Ski Center. Enjoy the charm and beauty of this European-style alpine village then relax by the fire with your family over snacks and cocoa. Feel like a night on the town? Sink your teeth into a classic steakhouse dinner with a gift card to the New Sheridan Hotel’s Chop House, considered to be the best restaurant in Telluride. Your $1,000 American Express gift card can cover airfare or other adventures during your trip!

Donated by Carolyn & Ty Allen and Sail & Ski Center

Party at My Place!

Party at My Place!

Party at My Place!

Your friends won't be able to stop talking about what a perfect dinner party host you are! Have an unforgettable dining experience as Chef Michael Wards, Founder and Executive Chef of The Austin Artisan creates a perfect three-course culinary adventure for eight in your own home. Chef Wards is “freakishly obsessed with redefining the way you think about food,” and specializes in crafting customized menus, sourcing fresh and seasonal ingredients, and executing with meticulous detail.

But what's a dinner party without drinks and decor? Imagine your home decked out in beautiful florals from Jennifer West Floral Design as your friends enjoy a tasting flight and cocktail pairing from George Clooney and Rande Gerber's Casamigos Tequila, the "Best Tequila in the World" according to Men's Journal. Your friends will learn that, like the tequila, yours is truly a "house of friends."

Donated by The Austin Artisan, Jennifer West Floral Designs and Casamigos Tequila

Port Aransas Luxury Escape

Port Aransas Luxury Escape

Pack your beach bag! It's time for you to live a life of luxury on the coast. Enjoy a one-week stay in a custom-built and immaculately maintained Gulf-front home in Port Aransas, Texas. This 5-bedroom, 5-bath home can accommodate up to 14 guests in over 4,700 square feet of elegant grandeur. Bask in over 2,100 square feet of outdoor living space including a tranquil, private courtyard with covered porches overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. You will be a master entertainer in this three-story home, featuring a viewing tower, gourmet kitchen, elevator and three living spaces. Prepare yourself for a beach getaway your family and friends will never forget!

Donated by Amy & Glenn Sutton, Carolyn & Ty Allen, Kelly & Kyle Gray and Kindra Lincoln

A Vacation for All Seasons in Steamboat Springs

A Vacation for All Seasons in Steamboat Springs

Whether you love snowy winter skiing, or hiking and biking in the warm outdoors, you can find it in this weeklong Rocky Mountain getaway to Steamboat Springs, Colorado! Come out for a winter wonderland and discover Champagne Powder, the unbelievably light snow that earned Steamboat Springs the name Ski Town, U.S.A. ¬¬¬If skiing isn't your style, travel in summer and enjoy hiking and mountain bike trails second to none, rivers you can fish, tube, kayak or play in, lakes that will take your breath away, golf courses to challenge every club in your bag, and meadows of wildflowers that define summer in the Colorado mountains. No matter the season, this weeklong vacation in a 3-bedroom, 3-bath, ski-in ski-out condo will be perfect to enjoy the more than 60 bars and restaurants, museums, art galleries, festivals, rodeos, concerts, trail runs, marathons and more that Steamboat Springs has to offer. Your $500 American Express gift card can cover airfare or other adventures during your trip!

Donated by Rachel & Chris Butler, Allison Curlee and James Sassin


In-Kind Donors

ABC Home & Commercial Services
Ace Tailors
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
All About Smiles
Carolyn and Ty Allen
Allison Adams
Amanda North Photography
Amberleaf
Artist Patti Lennon
Gretchen & Chris Atwell
Austin Panic Room
The Austin Spurs
The Austin Symphony
The Austin Opera
Austin Zoo
Barley Swine
Barton Springs Bike Rentals
Sara Bird
BB5 Beauty Box 5
Better Bronze Spray Tans
Black Fret
Blanton Museum of Art
Blo Blow Dry Bar
Blonde Faith Salon
Blue Apron
Blue Bell Ice Cream
Rachel Butler
Capital City Comedy Club
Capital Cruises
Capitol Genealogy
CASAMIGOS Tequilla
CC Designs, LLC
Chalk Training
Chaparral Ice
Covert Cadillac
Christina Cole
Kelly Corbet
CutCo
Miranda Darr
Deep Eddy Vodka
Denise Bell Skincare
Dharma Yoga
Candice Dickerson
Disneyland Resort
Kelly & Lee Dodson
Dolce Blu Eyelash Boutique
Done.Com
Dr. Hess
Emmer & Rye
EPIC Entertainment
Evergreen Studios

Leigh Fulkerson
Franklin Barbecue
Gold Mountain Gallery
Joy & Jonathan Green
Grove Hill, Ltd.
Guero's Taco Bar
Hall Plastic Surgery and Rejuvenation Center
Hat Creek Burgers
Henschels Resturant Group
Hiatus Spa
Hill Country Flyer
Debbie Holley
Dr. Gretchen Hoover, DDS
Horseshoe Bay Golf Resort
Hotel Ella
Zackary Hunt
India Hicks
Inn on 5th - Naples, FL
Itty Bitty Shoes
Victoria Jackson
Janet St. Paul Hair Salon
Jensen Pediatric Dentistry
Captain Jon Jon
Maja Kermath
KidKraft
Joan Klassen
Jill Klucher
KOR180
Laura Britt Design
Liana Mauro
Lilee Box
LimoBus Austin
Love Cycling Studio
Mainstay Sailing, Cayman Island
Massage Harmony
Massage Sway
Maudie's Tex-Mex
Mauro Pilates
McKenzie Mundy
Meridian Skin Care Clinic
Mosaic Media Films
Myo Massage
New Waterloo Group
Nicholas Brooks Photography
North Italia Restaurant
P. Terry's Burger Stand
Patti Lennon-Potter Artwork
Pet Ranch
Pilates Bodies & Barre
Pretty Kitty Wax
Pure 5 Pilates

Quatro Austin
Red Betty Salon
Robin Jackson Photography
Ron King Beauty
Royal Hawaiian‎
Russell Korman Fine Jewelry & Watches
Sage Hill Inn
Sail & Ski
Salado Winery Co.
Salt Traders
San Luis Spirits, LLC. - Dripping Springs Vodka & Gin
Shauna Autry Photography
Shop Happy Products
Stacy B Designs
Stuart Weitzman
Jennifer West
Steve Armstrong Photography
Mr. & Mrs. Ty Allen
John Squires
David Sweeney
Sway
Swift's Attic
Tesla Motors
Tessa Halstead
Texas Art Portraits
Tito's Handmade Vodka
Tobie Funte Flannery
Toybrary Austin
Travel with Amanda 
Tribe Workout Studio
Trudy's Tex Mex
Uchi
Uchiko
Texas Performing Arts
Valentine's Too of Davenport Village
Verbena Floral Design
Vintage Villas and Events
Chef Michael Wards
Westlake Massage
Dr. & Mrs. Robert (Bill) Williams, III
Jerry Jeff Walker
Whole Earth Provision Co.
Kelly Wonderlin - Horns Illustrated
Wrapped To Wear
Wuchow
ZACH Theatre
Zimmet Vein & Dermatology

 


Become a 2017 Sponsor

The funds raised at CASAblanca provide dedicated volunteers to hundreds of children each year, and we want you to be a part of it. Last year, 700 children still needed a CASA volunteer. You can help ensure that every child who has experienced abuse or neglect has a CASA volunteer speaking up for their best interest by sponsoring CASAblanca! As a sponsor you will enjoy many benefits including recognition before and during the event as well as tickets to CASAblanca (benefits determined by sponsorship level).

Download our sponsor packet for details on 2017 sponsorship opportunities and benefits. You can send in the attached form along with your check or pay online.

Sponsor

For questions about sponsoring this event, please contact Development Director Kelly Perkins at 512.539.2670 or via email.


2016 Gala Photography by Chad W Adams Photography:

CASAblanca 2016 Photos
CASAblanca 2016 Photos
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CASAblanca 2016 Photos
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CASAblanca 2016 Photos

 

CASAblanca 2016 Photos
CASAblanca 2016 Photos
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CASAblanca 2016 Photos
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CASAblanca 2016 Photos
 

2017 Gala Committee

Allison Sperling, Kelly Dodson, Catherine Sansbury

Gala Chair - Catherine Sansbury

Honorary Chair - Kelly Dodson

Carolyn Allen, Donna Bell, Alina Berkowitz, Jennifer Brockwell, Ashley Brueckner, Kathleen Bucher, Christina Cole, Krissy Cooley, Allison Curlee, Candace Dickerson, Kristin Ernst, Kelly Gray, Mari Hawn, Beth Hauf, Shannon Igo, Johnna Jones, Kinda Lincoln, Irma Moreno, Tess Peters, Lisa Porter, Erin Przybocki, Jenni Rozas, Karen Sallis, Amy Sutton, Dana Tomlin, Emily Walker, Jennifer West and Kelly Wonderlin

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 Laura Kay at 512.539.2677 or via email.