CASAblanca Gala

You're invited to the 2016 CASAblanca gala!

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

You’re invited to CASAblanca, a night of elegance and generosity that will give hundreds of children the constant guiding light of a CASA volunteer. In 2016, we are hosting our annual CASAblanca Gala on Saturday, February 6 at the beautiful new JW Marriott Austin Hotel (110 E 2nd St) complete with exciting auctions, a casino after-party, delicious cuisine and the inspiring stories of CASA children and volunteers. 

Tickets - $200

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


5:30 pm – Powerful Voice Society Reception - Featuring early check-in, first view of auctions, specialty cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for members of the Powerful Voice Society

6:15 pm – Guest Check-in Begins, Open Cocktail Hour, Mystery Box, Silent Auction, Big Board Auction, Photo Booth

7:45 pm – Dinner is Served

8:30 pm – Program, Live Auction & Fund-a-Need

9:45 pm – Big Board Auction Final Bids, Casino After-Party, VIP Lounge & Swag Bar, Photo Booth, Cash Bar

10:30 pm – Auction Check-Out Opens

Become a 2016 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). 

Please download our 2016 sponsor packet for details on all of our sponsorship opportunities and benefits. You can send in the attached form along with your check or pay online!

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

New for 2016 - Mystery Box

Try your luck with our new mystery boxes! For just $100, pick your mystery box full of fun prizes. You never know what you might get – gift cards to local restaurants or maybe even a weekend getaway. Prizes for the Mystery Box will be announced soon. Make sure you buy your mystery box before dinner…only 100 available!

New for 2016 - VIP Lounge & Swag Bar

Step away from the casino crowds and join us after dinner in our VIP Lounge for an exclusive private tasting and Swag Bar. Enjoy creating your own Swag Bag with items from our new Swag Bar, including some of the newest products in Austin. Tickets are $100 each. Additional details coming soon.

Live Auction

Custom Necklace from Zoltan David

Custom Zoltan David Necklace
Zoltan David designed Star Child above for the 2013 gala. Stay tuned to see the original piece he's creating for the 2015 gala!

Three years after he first debuted an original work for CASAblanca, we welcome Mr. Zoltan David back to our live auction! Zoltan will be creating a piece exclusively for the 2016 CASAblanca Gala. In 2013, Zoltan created the Star Child piece - a one-of-a-kind diamond-and-pearl pendant featuring rare collection-quality diamonds, 24-karat gold, and a necklace made of white and yellow gold-plated steel (in photo on left). Star Child was a coveted item among bidders in 2013 and this year's piece promises to be as unique and exquisite. It will only be available during the live auction at CASAblanca.

Sir Zoltan David is a Hungarian-born American jewelry designer. In 1980 he opened his studio here in Texas called Zoltan David Precious Metal Art. In 2007. Mr. David was selected as one of the Top 100 Designers of the Past 30 Years in a poll conducted by National Jeweler Magazine. In 2010 he received the "Designers Award" at the International Pearl Design Competition. These are just a few of his many accomplishments.

See more incredible designs on Zoltan David’s website. As the master himself is currently designing the piece, please check back with us for details as they arrive and join us at CASAblanca to see (and bid on) this stunning piece of art!

Donated by Patti & Zoltan David

Albuquerque Adventure

Albuquerque Adventure

Enjoy a 5-night stay in the beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico. Stay in this lovely 3 bedroom/3 bath home that sleeps 6-8 people. Sitting on 3 acres of land, this home is perfect for that family trip you have been meaning to plan or a getaway for you and your friends. This home is located in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains just a few blocks from the trailhead. Visit Albuquerque any time of year and always find something to do for everyone: ski in the winter, hike in the summer or attend the world famous balloon festival in the fall.

Blackout dates: Memorial Day weekend and Fourth of July weekend. Subject to availability.

Donated by Sherry & Darby Brockette

Private Dinner from Jack Allen’s Kitchen

Private Dinner from Jack Allen’s Kitchen

Let local chef extraordinaire Jack Gilmore and staff host a private dinner for 12 at a private location of your choosing featuring Jack Allen’s Kitchen’s kicked up cuisine and a signature drink. Gather your friends and appetites for this amazing opportunity of food, drinks and great company!

Local in source, Texan in spirit not only in the kitchen, but in the community, is what Jack Allen’s Kitchen is all about. Executive Chef and owner Jack Gilmore, along with partner Tom Kamm set out to provide Central Texas with fresh, locally sourced food that puts smiles on faces while simultaneously giving back to those who need it most.

Donated by Jack Allen’s Kitchen

Exclusive Fly Fishing Excursion

Exclusive Fly Fishing Excursion

Fly fish some of the most premier steams in the country on this once-in-a-lifetime trip to northern New Mexico. For 3 days you and your closest friends will enjoy the scenic landscapes of northern New Mexico while fly fishing in your own private stream with the Solitary Angler.

Located in Taos, New Mexico, the Solitary Angler’s membership is passed down from generation to generation with an exclusive membership base. Be one of the few people in the world to fish these waters.

Subject to availability. Does not include fly fishing guide.

Donated by Sherry & Darby Brockette

Auction Donors

Austin Opera
Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary
Billy Jealousy
Birds Barbershop
The Blanton Museum of Art
Body Business Health Club & Spa
Jennifer Brockwell
Capital Cruises
Capital Genealogy
Capitol City Comedy Club
Chaparral Ice Center
COOLA Suncare
Patti and Zoltan David
Deep Eddy
Disneyland Park
Kelly and Lee Dodson
Dr. Holcomb and Hill Country Animal Hospital
Emi B Bad
EPIC Entertainment
Franklin's Barbecue

Hall Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center
Hecho En Mexico
Highland Lanes
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Horseshoe Bay Resort
Jack Allen's Kitchen
Jacques Dessange Salon
Kramer Portraits
La Patisserie
Love Style Inc.
The Maids
P. Terry's Burger Stand
Pilates by Nora
Pure Austin
Pure Barre
Restora Austin Plastic Surgery Centre
Robin Jackson Photography
Round Rock Express Baseball Club

Russell Korman Fine Jewelry & Watches
S.W. Basics
San Luis Spirits, Inc
Sherry Rivard Brockette
South Austin Brewery
Steve Armstrong Photography
Texas Honey Ham Company
Texas Hunt Lodge
Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin
Travaasa Austin
Vintage Villas Hotel
Patricia Vonne
Emily and Daniel Walker
The Wedding Specialist
ZACH Theatre
Zimmet Vein and Dermatology Clinic

2015 Gala Photography by Mario Villeda:

CASAblanca 2015 Photos
CASAblanca 2015 Photos
CASAblanca 2015 Photos


CASAblanca 2015 Photos
CASAblanca 2015 Photos
CASAblanca 2015 Photos


CASAblanca 2015 Photos
CASAblanca 2015 Photos
CASAblanca 2015 Photos

2016 Gala Committee

Gala Chair - Kelly Dodson

Honorary Chair - Tracy Hamilton

Committee - Sarah Batch, Sherry Rivard-Brockette, Krissy Cooley, Allison Curlee, Patti David, Kelly Ditta, Shanna Igo, Dana Kasling, Kelley Lightfoot, Catherine Sansbury, Lori Smithers, Emily Twitchell, Abby Vasek, Emily Walker, Ashley Whitfield

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.