__MAIN_TEXT__

Page 1

FE B R UARY 27, 2021 U R S U LI N E ACAD E M Y O F DA LLA S


WELCOME TO

TO B E N E F I T T H E U R S U L I N E ACA D E M Y S C H O L AR S H I P F U N D

Presenting Sponsor Centurion American and the Moayedi Family

6:30

pm

– Countdown to Program Begins

7:00 9:30 10:00

pm

pm

pm

– Program Begins

– Silent Auction Items Close

– The Biggest & Brightest Auction Items Close

EVENT CHAIRS Amy Staubach Mentgen ’95 Stephanie Staubach Phillips ’87


PRESIDENT & PRINCIPAL

WELCOME TO MARDI GRAS 2021 THE STARS AT NIGHT ARE BIG AND BRIGHT! We are so very grateful that you have joined us for this very special virtual event to support scholarships for Ursuline students. In these extraordinary times, funding for tuition support is more critical than ever. Proceeds from Ursuline’s annual Mardi Gras Gala provide nearly half of the scholarship dollars needed each year to support deserving students. Since its inception, this event has generated more than $25 million in financial assistance, making an Ursuline education possible for countless young women. With heartfelt gratitude and much delight, we wish to thank our incredible co-chairs, Stephanie Staubach Phillips ’87 and Amy Staubach Mentgen ’95, for their enthusiastic leadership and creativity in reimagining this year’s Mardi Gras event. We also acknowledge the contributions of all our amazing volunteers who have worked tirelessly to make this event possible. How blessed we are to be part of this caring Ursuline community! Your gifts tonight will be life-changing for those who otherwise would not be able to experience Ursuline without your support. So, celebrate in the comfort of home with your family and friends. Enjoy our program. Show your Serviam spirit by bidding online for The Biggest and Brightest and Silent Auction items. With your help, we will make fundraising for scholarships in 2021 a stellar success!

Gretchen Kane

Andi Shurley

1


URSULINE SISTERS “Too bad, but we’ll have to postpone.” “Let’s save those ideas for next year’s Mardi Gras.”

That conversation could have been the story of Ursuline Academy Mardi Gras 2021, in the time of a pandemic; especially in light of all the closings, postponements, and cancelling of events we note wherever we turn. But, instead, at Ursuline, “The Stars at Night Are Big and Bright” are lighting the way to a spectacular Mardi Gras Gala, February 27, 2021, “Deep in the Heart of Texas.” Undeterred by the challenge of a virtual event, our Chairs, Amy Staubach Mentgen ’95 and Stephanie Staubach Phillips ’87, just worked harder and found new ways of “doing” Mardi Gras. Because of their labors of love, and those of their intrepid committee members, many young girls will have their dream of Ursuline realized — a dream out of their reach without financial help. And then, of course, those girls will give back, continuing the circle of giving and ongoing education — education not only in academics and life skills, but also — underlying everything — the ways of peace and justice modeled for us by Jesus. We Ursuline Sisters are full of gratitude for all who have had a part in the creation of this shining event, “The Stars at Night Are Big and Bright.” And to all our guests, Enjoy!

Ursuline Sisters

2


MARDI GRAS CHAIRS

WELCOME TO THE FIRST EVER VIRTUAL MARDI GRAS AUCTION WE ARE HONORED TO SERVE AS CHAIRS OF THE URSULINE ACADEMY 2021 MARDI GRAS AUCTION. As graduates of Ursuline Academy and now parents of Ursuline students, we treasure the Ursuline experience. We couldn’t think of a better way to give back than by helping to raise scholarship dollars to spread the gift of an Ursuline education and experience. We are blazing new ground with this year’s format. In planning the event, we wanted to provide our community with a safe and enjoyable Mardi Gras experience. We hope you will embrace the virtual experience and bid often and generously. We would like to thank our Committee Chairs and all the volunteers whose enthusiasm, support, and creativity were such a blessing as we planned this year’s virtual event. We would especially like to thank Gretchen Kane, Catherine Maurer, Kathie Wood, and Jada Stotts for their support and guidance. As you enjoy this evening’s program and virtual auction from home, please know we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support and feel blessed to be a part of the Ursuline community.

Stephanie Staubach Phillips ’87

3

Amy Staubach Mentgen ’95


THE

BIGGEST &

BRIGHTEST


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

AUCTION RULES In order to bid, you must first create a login and register a credit card. To create a login go to https://rebrand.ly/uamg21, click on Register, and fill out the information. Once completed click on My Account, then Express Check-in. Enter your credit card information to complete registration (a credit card is required to bid). Now you’re ready to bid. If you have previously registered with an auction that uses Auction Source, you will already have a login, and you will receive a message telling you this. You can click on Login and “Forgot My Password” to receive an email with your username and password. The Silent Auction will close at 9:30 p.m. and The Biggest & Brightest Auction will close at 10:00 p.m. If a bid is made within the last five minutes of the auction’s scheduled closing time, extended bidding automatically resets that item’s closing time by five minutes. Each subsequent bid resets the clock by five minutes. Once there is no bidding activity for five minutes, the auction for that item is closed. More information on how to bid can be found on the FAQ tab on the left side of the Mobile Bidding site. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. Buyers should contact donors within 30 days to arrange for dinners, vacations, condominiums, etc. Vacation homes, trips, and entertainment suites are donated for adult or family use and are not transferable. Please note any restrictions. All winning items will be available for pick-up at Ursuline Academy on March 2 through March 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Please check envelopes containing gift certificates upon pick-up of winning items. If you are unavailable to pick up your items during these times, please contact Jada Stotts at jstotts@ursulinedallas.org.

5


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

HAIL MARY DINNER You and nine of your guests will be transported back to December 28, 1975, for the National Football League playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings. Hall of Famer Roger Staubach and his wife Marianne Staubach will host a five-course dinner catered by Macklin’s Catering at their home. Joining you and your guests and the Staubachs will be the recipient of that famous pass, Drew Pearson — Hall of Fame Class of 2021. Roger and Drew will describe the famous Hail Mary Pass over dinner while diagramming it for you to keep as a momento of the evening. Truly a once in a life time opportunity for any football fan of the famous Hail Mary Pass. As Roger Staubach stated after the game when asked about his game-winning touchdown pass to Drew Pearson, “I closed my eyes and said a Hail Mary”.

RESTRICTIONS: Mutually agreed upon date prior to February 28, 2022, and not valid in the month of December. DONORS: Marianne and Roger Staubach • Drew Pearson • Macklin’s Catering Company

VA L U E : P R I C E L E S S

6


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

CRUISING IN A NEW CLASSIC BMW Enjoy cruising in a new 2021 BMW 228i Grand Coupe with your 24-month lease donated by Classic BMW. This sporty vehicle has all the outstanding features you expect from a BMW. You will travel in style and luxury with driving performance you can feel. Take on the road with your new Classic BMW.

RESTRICTIONS: Terms of lease as provided by Classic BMW. Winner responsible for tax, title, and license. Mileage of 10,000 miles per year. DONOR : Classic BMW

VA L U E : $ 17, 0 0 0

7


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

THE ULTIMATE GETAWAY TO THE OMNI BARTON CREEK RESORT & SPA Secluded in the rolling hill country of Austin, Texas, the newly-renovated Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is the ultimate retreat. Enjoy a three-night stay at the resort, one round of golf for two at some of the best golf in the country, and relax with two 50-minute spa treatments. The resort features seven unique restaurants and lounges with views of the surrounding Austin hill country. You can also enjoy the state-of-the-art fitness center and relaxing by one of the resort pools. You will never want to leave!

RESTRICTIONS: Expires December 21, 2021 and reservations are subject to availability. DONOR : Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa

VA L U E : $ 2 , 2 0 0

8


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

THE DALLAS STARS ARE BIG AND BRIGHT Cheer on the 2019-2020 Western Conference Champions — our own Dallas Stars! You and your friends will watch the Dallas Stars in style from a luxury suite at the American Airlines Center. This package includes 18 suite tickets and five Lexus garage parking passes to a Dallas Stars 2021-2022 regular season game. This will be the year the Stars bring home the Stanley Cup.

RESTRICTIONS: Premium and Elite games excluded. Food and beverage not included. Mutually agreed upon date. DONORS: American Airlines Center • Nora and Frank Hubach

VA L U E : $ 4 , 0 0 0

9


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

BRUNCH WITH THE SISTERS OF URSULINE Enjoy brunch with two Ursuline Academy stars, Sister Mary and Sister Lois. Six guests will enjoy brunch at one of Dallas’ favorite spots in the Knox Henderson area — Toulouse Café and Bar. You and your friends will enjoy sharing Ursuline memories and stories over a delicious brunch at Toulouse.

RESTRICTIONS: Date to be mutually agreed upon. DONORS: Sister Lois and Sister Mary • Alberto and Vivian Lombardi • Toulouse Café and Bar

VA L U E : P R I C E L E S S

10


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

FOUR SEASONS FITNESS MEMBERSHIP — FAMILY FITNESS FUN Get your family moving with this Family Fitness Membership at the Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Dallas at Las Colinas. The membership includes the initiation fee and 12 months of complimentary monthly dues. Any additional charges are the responsibility of the guest. If you choose to continue your membership, monthly dues will be invoiced after 12 months.

RESTRICTIONS: Gift Certificate may not be used in conjunction with other special offers or promotions. Family Fitness membership must be activated by April 27, 2021, and is subject to the Club’s application and enrollment process. Current members of Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club are not eligible to purchase or redeem. DONOR : Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

VA L U E : $ 7, 5 0 0

11


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

SPARKLE IN A BRACELET OF DIAMONDS Every woman loves a bracelet of diamonds and this one could be yours! This iconic and gorgeous tennis bracelet is set in white gold and is a total of 2.84 carats. Susan Saffron Jewelry Boutique is one of Dallas’ finest jewelers and the quality is unmatched. This classic piece of jewelry is one that you will want to wear every day.

RESTRICTIONS: No returns or exchanges. DONOR : Susan Saffron Jewelry Boutique

VA L U E : $ 5 , 0 0 0

12


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

LAKE TIME AT LONG COVE Take time to escape the city life and enjoy three nights at this beautiful home on Cedar Creek Lake. The family friendly home is located just 75 miles from Dallas in the private gated community of Long Cove. The house has three bedrooms with king beds and their own bathrooms, a girls bunk room and a boys bunk room, and a garage apartment with a queen bed, kitchenette, and its own bathroom. You can relax by the pool, cook in the outdoor kitchen, and roast marshmallows by the lakeside firepit. Activities in the gated community include a golf range, a nine-hole golf course, playground for the little ones, tennis and pickleball courts, croquet, sand volleyball, and bocce ball. At your own expense, you can have the home stocked prior to your arrival with your favorite food and drinks.

RESTRICTIONS: Mutually agreed upon date. Cleaning fee of $300. DONORS: Allie Morgan Dunklin ’04 and Bill Dunklin

VA L U E : $ 5 , 0 0 0

13


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

GUYS’ NIGHT OUT AT MAPLEWOOD WITH CHEF KENT RATHBUN Four-time nominee for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef Southwest and contestant on Iron Chef America, Kent Rathbun will provide his famous BBQ dinner for twelve guests. The evening will be hosted at Maplewood, a local social club, with dinner, drinks, and poker. What better way to spend an evening than with your friends — enjoying world famous BBQ, sipping on your drink of choice while playing poker?

RESTRICTIONS: Date must be the third Friday of the month to be mutually agreed upon. DONORS: Rathbun’s Curbside BBQ • Amy Staubach Mentgen ‘95 and Jamie Mentgen • Stephanie Staubach Phillips ’87 and Todd Phillips

VA L U E : $ 5 , 0 0 0

14


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

LET’S GET ORGANIZED IN 2021 Now that we are home so much, isn’t it time to get your drawers, closets, shelves, kitchen, garage, etc. organized? You won’t believe what these design experts can do to organize your home. You will have 30 hours of these design experts’ time to use in your home in the areas you designate. This package also includes a $1,000 gift certificate to The Container Store to complete the organization of your home.

RESTRICTIONS: Organized by Design certificate expires February 27, 2022. DONORS: Organized by Design, LLC • Sam Clement • Friends of Ursuline

VA L U E : $ 2 , 3 5 0

15


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

LUKE COMBS IN CONCERT SOUNDS “BETTER TOGETHER” Grab your friends and your solo cups for a fun-filled night of country music. Multi-platinum, ACM, CMA, CMT, and Billboard Music Award winning artist — Luke Combs will entertain you and 17 guests in a luxury suite at American Airlines Center on November 18th. This package includes 18 suite tickets and five Lexus garage parking passes. The New York Times has called Luke Combs “the most promising and influential new country star of the last five years”. In the words of Luke Combs “This One’s For You”.

RESTRICTIONS: Food and beverage not included. DONORS: American Airlines Center • Nora and Frank Hubach

VA L U E : $ 2 ,75 0

16


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

ESCAPE TO TELLURIDE Escape to the beautiful rocky mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. You choose the time of year — enjoy the beautiful cool summer or the snow-filled winter. You will enjoy a seven-night, eight-day vacation in the heart of Mountain Village at the Madeline Hotel and Residences, an Auberge Resort. The residence includes four bedrooms and four bathrooms and sleeps ten guests. The views are stunning, and the porch, with a hot tub and heaters, is the perfect place to unwind. Additional first-class amenities such as slope-side full-service ski valet, spa, and dining, exclusively reserved for Madeline’s guests, are available at guests’ expense. Any time of the year, this is your place to relax and rejuvenate.

RESTRICTIONS: Please contact donor by April 10, 2021 to schedule. Must be used by March 1, 2022. Residence is not available December 24, 2021 through January 3, 2022. DONORS: Susan Irwin Piot ’87 and Jon Piot

VA L U E : $ 8 , 0 0 0 – $ 1 2 , 0 0 0 depending on the time of year

17


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

YOUR EARS WILL SHINE BRIGHT IN THESE DIAMOND HOOPS Treat yourself to one of the most classic and timeless pieces of jewelry — diamond hoops. These Luvente 14K gold diamond pave hoops are 0.75ctw. When you have to wear your mask during these difficult times, your ears will sparkle in these beautiful hoops!

RESTRICTIONS: No returns or exchanges. DONOR : Susan Saffron Jewelry Boutique

VA L U E : $ 3 , 6 3 0

18


GOLF EXPERIENCE AT DALLAS NATIONAL Enjoy this dream round of golf at the extraordinary Dallas National Golf Club. You and two guests will play one of the top golf courses in the United States alongside a member. Green fees, cart fees, and lunch included.

RESTRICTIONS: Mutually agreed upon date with host, Kyle McCartan. Course closed on Tuesdays and not available Saturday morning. DONORS: Kyle McCartan and Kaci McCartan ’11

VA L U E : $ 1, 0 0 0

19


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

HEALTHY START TO 2021 WITH THE COOPER CLINIC The Cooper Clinic provides patients with an in-depth picture of their health and just as important, an action plan to improve it. The Cooper Clinic Standard Comprehensive Physical Exam is tailored to an individual’s particular needs based on age, gender, medical history, goals, and a physician’s recommendations. Each exam includes an extensive consultation with a Cooper Clinic physician. The standard exam includes six components to evaluate your overall health, including Medical Exam and Counseling, Laboratory Analysis, Treadmill/Bike Stress Testing, Multidector Computed Tomography Scan, Skin Cancer Screening, and Nutrition Consultation. The comprehensive exam will provide you with an action plan to achieving your optimum health.

RESTRICTIONS: An appointment is required. Certificate is non-refundable and must be present at time of service. Expires February 27, 2022. DONOR : Dr. Emily Hebert

VA L U E : $ 4 , 3 5 0

20


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

SAFARI STYLE GLAMPING Immerse yourself in the great outdoors without forgoing the comforts of home. Experience starry night skies, wild landscapes, healthy cafe-style dining, and a luxurious private tent. The Under Canvas safari-style canvas tents boast optional en suite bathrooms, king size beds, daily housekeeping, and wood-burning stoves. Under Canvas’ glamping resorts boast fantastic views, quiet secluded locations, a host of activities, and of course, one of the country’s National Parks right at your doorstep! Enjoy up to four nights in multiple locations across our beautiful nation. Make sure you have the proper “glamping attire” before your trip by using your $500 Orvis gift card. Moab: 3/4 – 10/25 • Zion: 3/11 – 11/8 Lake Powell, Grand Staircase: 4/1 – 10/31 Great Smoky Mountains: 4/1 – 11/29 • Grand Canyon: 4/15 – 10/25 Mount Rushmore: 5/6 – 9/27 • Acadia: 5/13 – 10/11 Yellowstone: 5/20 – 9/6 • Glacier: 6/10 – 9/13

RESTRICTIONS: Gift card to Under Canvas is for $1,700 and can be used at any combination of locations. DONOR : Lauren Saller Stewart ’94 and Alec Stewart

VA L U E : $ 2 , 2 0 0

21


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

HOW ABOUT THEM COWBOYS? Enjoy watching the Dallas Cowboys from four premium seats in the lower bowl of AT&T Stadium. Cheer on the Cowboys from these great seats while you enjoy the energy of AT&T Stadium. The 2021 football season promises to be better than 2020!

RESTRICTIONS: Game to be mutually agreed upon prior to June 30, 2021. Parking not included. Valid for 2021 season only. DONOR : Marianne and Roger Staubach

VA L U E : $ 2 , 0 0 0

22


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

SARAH TODD ORIGINAL ARTWORK Dallas-based contemporary artist Sarah Todd creation “Carry Us Away” is a unique and gorgeous piece of artwork that you will treasure and enjoy for a lifetime. Materials used in this piece of artwork on canvas include 24K gold leaf and watercolor. The canvas is 24” in height and 48” wide. You can be the proud owner of a Sarah Todd original.

DONOR : Sarah Todd

VA L U E : $ 1, 8 4 5

23


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

SPECIAL FORCES SHOOTING EXPERIENCE Invite up to seven of your friends to learn from the most accomplished Special Forces Veterans in the world. Spend an afternoon at the Texas Gun Experience in Grapevine learning the basics including the proper grip, trigger pull, and how to aim. Special Forces Veterans, Mark Waddell and Jeff Houston will lead the lesson and share their personal experiences as they teach the basics of handgun training. Who better to learn from than the best? After your hard work at the range, you and your friends will enjoy dinner for eight with wine pairings at The Republic.

RESTRICTIONS: Date to be mutually agreed upon. Gift certificate to The Republic Texas Tavern expires January 31, 2022. Winner must contact restaurant one week in advance to make reservation. Not available on holidays or Friday nights. DONORS: Jenny and Jeff Staubach • Mark Waddell • Jeff Houston • Texas Gun Experience • John Kinzer • The Republic Texas Tavern

VA L U E : P R I C E L E S S

24


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

REBOOT IN 2021 WITH HEALTH COACH AMY BOWERS Are you ready to get healthy in 2021? This package includes a 50-minute session with Optimum Wellness and Nutrition health coach Amy Bowers. Following your session together, Amy will accompany you on a grocery store tour to help you meet your nutrition and wellness goals. This package includes a $1,000 Central Market gift certificate to use to stock your pantry.

RESTRICTIONS: Expires March 1, 2022 DONORS: Amy Bowers • Central Market

VA L U E : $ 1, 3 0 0

25


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

VACATION AT THE FOUR SEASONS RESORT AND CLUB DALLAS AT LAS COLINAS Enjoy a two-night getaway in a beautiful Villa room at the luxurious Four Seasons Dallas. You can relax and recharge at one of the metroplex’s finest resorts. Included in your stay is a round of golf for two at the Four Season’s championship TPC course. You will also enjoy daily breakfast for two at the hotel’s signature restaurant, LAW. Can you think of a better getaway so close to home?

RESTRICTIONS: Subject to availability, excluding blackout dates and holidays. Components of package cannot be divided and certificate expires February 28, 2022 DONOR : Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

VA L U E : $ 1,70 0

26


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT AT THE STATLER HOTEL You and seven of your friends will be picked up in your own personal sprinter van and taken to the Drybar for blowouts and pampering. After leaving the Drybar in style, the sprinter will take you and your friends to the iconic Statler Hotel in downtown Dallas. The Statler Hotel combines timeless mid-century design with the latest advances in technology and luxury. After settling into your four beautiful rooms, kick off your evening with cocktails and appetizers at the Statler’s speakeasy, Bourbon and Banter. Following cocktails, you and your friends will enjoy dinner with wine pairings at the newly opened Primo’s in the hotel. The next morning, you will be picked up at the hotel by the personal sprinter and delivered back to your homes. This Girls’ Night Out will be filled with pampering, relaxation, cocktails, and delicious food — a night you won’t soon forget!

RESTRICTIONS: Statler Hotel gift certificate expires January 31, 2022. Reservations subject to availability. Mutally agreed upon date for use of sprinter. DONORS: Drybar • The Statler • Tracy and Ben Lange

VA L U E $ 3 , 0 0 0

27


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

DINE AROUND DALLAS Enjoy some of Dallas’ best restaurants with this package of dining gift cards. Ten Fifty BBQ ($250) will delight those who love a casual BBQ meal. Load up on your favorite Mexican food and margaritas at the newest Primo’s ($500) on Hillcrest Avenue. You will also enjoy some of Dallas’ best seafood, sushi, and Pan-Asian Cuisine at Lovers Seafood & Market ($250) and Shinsei ($250). Grab some friends, plan a special date, or enjoy a family night at any of these dining hot spots.

DONORS: Lovers Seafood & Market • Primo’s MX Kitchen Lounge • Shinsei • Ten Fifty BBQ

VA L U E : $ 1, 2 5 0

28


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

RELAX AND ENJOY THE STARS IN THE MOUNTAINS OF CRESTED BUTTE Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, golfing, kayaking, shopping, or fine dining, Crested Butte South has something for everyone. Treat yourself to six nights in this warm inviting four-bedroom home which sleeps eight. Explore the restaurants, nightlife, and locally-owned shops eight minutes away on the historic Elk Avenue in downtown Crested Butte, or simply relax in the cool summer mountain air enjoying the breathtaking views of this beautiful home.

RESTRICTIONS: Available dates: May 1–31, June 1–7, and August 29 – September 11. Certificate is nontransferable. Maximum occupancy of eight people. Visit www.thelazychouse.com. DONORS: Tiffany and Matt Luedtke

VA L U E : $ 3 , 0 0 0

29


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

TAKE DINNER PLANNING OFF YOUR PLATE WITH CAROLYN’S CUISINE Carolyn’s Cuisine – Personal Chef and Private Catering specializes in creating dishes with fresh, quality ingredients. Once a week for a year, let Carolyn bring dinner for four to you. Meals consist of a starter of a soup or salad, an entree, and two sides. Menus are emailed a week prior to the client for selection. Carolyn creates delicious meals and is skilled at customizing meals for your personal preferences or dietary restrictions.

RESTRICTIONS: Expires February 27, 2022. Blackout dates to be discussed with the winner. It is possible to use this package for a larger family with less frequency. DONOR : Carolyn’s Cuisine – Personal Chef & Private Catering

VA L U E : $ 8 , 0 0 0

30


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

UNPLUG IN THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY AT ROUGH CREEK You and your guests will enjoy a three-night stay in a private residence at Rough Creek Lodge & Resort. The three-bedroom and three-bathroom home includes room for you and your guests to unwind and unplug in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. You can spend your days hiking the property, fishing, enjoying the pool and fitness center, horseback riding, hitting golf balls, or just reading a book by the fire. There are plenty of activities for the kids too, including an outdoor maze, petting corral, and a sport court. Enjoy delicious meals at the top-rated restaurant which boasts a modern interpretation of rustic American cuisine. At your own expense, you can have the home stocked prior to your arrival with your favorite food and drinks, and cook at home in the beautiful modern kitchen. Enjoy starry quiet nights in the country.

RESTRICTIONS: Mutually agreed upon date. Additional amenities available at winner’s expense such as clay shooting, spa, guided hunts, and rifle range. DONOR : Allie Morgan Dunklin ’04 and Bill Dunklin

VA L U E : $ 4 , 8 0 0

31


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

CHEER ON THE DALLAS MAVERICKS FROM A LUXURY SUITE You and your friends will enjoy watching Luka, Porzingis, and the other Dallas Mavericks from a luxury suite at the American Airlines Center. This package includes 18 luxury suite tickets and five Lexus garage parking passes to a Dallas Mavericks 2021-2022 regular season game. Let’s go Mavs!

RESTRICTIONS: Premium and Elite games excluded. Food and beverage not included. Mutually agreed upon date. DONORS: American Airlines Center • Nora and Frank Hubach

VA L U E : $ 4 , 0 0 0

32


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

SOAK UP THE SUN IN CABO Enjoy a seven-night stay for up to six guests at the Westin Regina Golf and Beach Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. This beautiful two-bedroom condo has breathtaking views overlooking the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean. Indulge in some R&R along the private beach, at the multiple pools on property, or at the full service spa. The resort is a mecca for those seeking the best under the Baja sun including championship golf, sport fishing, and whale watching.

RESTRICTIONS: Available the week of June 26 – July 3, 2021 only. Winner must contact donor, Andy Fisk, by March 15, 2021. DONOR : The Fisk Family

VA L U E : $ 2 , 5 0 0

33


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

SPRUCE UP YOUR YARD WITH A RAISED BED GARDEN Dust off your green thumb with the help of Enviroscape Services owned by Stephen and Hope Clements. Enviroscape will install a raised garden, not to exceed six feet by eght feet, in the location of your choice at your home. Enviroscape will provide the materials and labor to install the garden, and the winner will select the plant materials. This is just what you need to get started on your gardening goals.

RESTRICTIONS: Expires March 1, 2022. Cost of plants or flowers not included. DONOR : Enviroscape Services

VA L U E : $ 1, 5 0 0

34


T HE B I GGE S T & B RI GH T E S T

POSH PARKING You can give your daughter the gift of time and convenience with Posh Parking. Your daughter will be guaranteed a reserved parking spot of her choice at Ursuline Academy for the 2021 – 2022 school year.

DONOR : Ursuline Academy

VA L U E : P R I C E L E S S

35


R A FFL E

$ 3,000

WIN A VISA GIFT CARD Sponsored by

TIC K ETS $ 25 E AC H

5 FOR $10 0

PURCHASE TICKETS AT UAMARDIGRAS.ORG The winner is responsible for taxes, must be at least 18 years old to enter, and be a resident of the state of Texas. Winner of the Gift Card Raffle is subject to U.S. withholding tax prior to redemption of the prize. Ursuline Academy will furnish the tax documents required for the IRS. The amount equal to 24% of the prize’s fair market value, minus the cost of the raffle ticket, will be withheld from the prize amount. Drawing to be held February 27, 2021.

36


THANK YOU


VOLUNTEERS WE ARE THANKFUL FOR THE VOLUNTEERS THAT HELPED MAKE MARDI GRAS A SPECIAL CELEBRATION. BIGGEST & BRIGHTEST COMMITTEE CHAIRS

PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Kristin Hayden Amy Mentgen Amanda Paredes Stephanie Phillips Lauren Stewart

Brandie Koch Liz Schroeder

SILENT AUCTION COMMITTEE CHAIRS Nancy Childers Lorraine Keating Julie Land

PARTY PACKAGE COMMITTEE CHAIRS Kara DeVita Lisa Madden

WINE PULL COMMITTEE CHAIRS

DATA ENTRY CHAIR

Ana Maria Benitez Amy Bowers

Carolyn Tovar

UNDERWRITING COMMITTEE CHAIRS Michelle and John Grimes Amy and Jamie Mentgen Stephanie and Todd Phillips Jenny and Jeff Staubach

WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE MANY OTHER VOLUNTEERS THAT SERVED ON THESE COMMITTEES.

38


THE WORLD NEEDS MORE SHINING STARS! Supporting Ursuline supports excellence in Catholic education and teaches young girls that the sky’s the limit.

no w :

th en :

Margaret and Wadie DiFrancesco as Christ the King students

BS at UT, Masters of Finance at SMU (in progress) School of Engineering, MMET at Texas A&M (in progress); accepted for MS of Finance program for STEM students

Please join the DiFrancesco family and Public Service Plumbers in proudly and generously supporting UA.

Together we can create a constellation of hope for future generations. (214) 363-4477 • publicserviceplumbers.com State Licensed M2250 & Insured for Your Protection


Profile for Ursuline Academy of Dallas

Ursuline Dallas 2021 Mardi Gras Gala Program  

The Stars at Night: Biggest and Brightest Auction

Ursuline Dallas 2021 Mardi Gras Gala Program  

The Stars at Night: Biggest and Brightest Auction