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TV 2018 Gala

February 10


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Table of Contents Mission Statement...............................................................4 Board of Trustees...................................................................4 Gala Committee....................... ���������������������������������������������5 Letter from the Chairs........ �������������������������������������������� 6 Schedule for the Evening �������������������������������������������7 Sponsors and Underwriters ������������������������������������� 8 General Rules & Procedures ����������������������������������10 Wine Toss.......................................................................................11 Live Auction................................................................................12 Fund-A-Vision........................................................................ 24 Upcoming SMCA Events ����������������������������������������� 34


Mission Statement St. Michael’s Catholic Academy is a Christ-centered, college preparatory learning community, inspiring lives of service, courage, personal integrity, and intellectual curiosity.

2017-2018 Board of Trustees Mr. Jarrett Anderson Mr. Jason Beiter Dr. Leslie Blanke, Chair Fr. Louis Brusatti Mr. Christopher Dolce, Vice-Chair (Alumnus ‘88) Mr. Donald Figer, Immediate Past Chair Mr. Kareem Hajjar (Alumnus ‘96) Mr. Tim Kane Ms. Stephanie Lucie Mr. Reagan Nash, Treasurer Mr. Eddy Robinson Mrs. Joanne Senn Ms. Katy Wells Ms. Nicole Guerrero Trevino (Alumna ’95), Secretary Ex Officio Non-Voting Members Dr. Dawn Nichols, Head of School Ms. Misty Poe, Superintendent of Catholic Schools


Gala Committee Members

Co-Chairs Beth Lasita and Carren Soules Auction Chair Allie Thompson Auction Committee Tracy Anderson and Brandi Boucvalt Decorations Maria Kundler and Norma Garcia Class Projects Madeleine Marco Volunteer Coordinators Linda Knebel and Fernando Sotelo

Special thanks to Wine Director Monica Gonzalez


Letter from the Chairs February 10, 2018 Dear Friends of St. Michael’s Catholic Academy: On behalf of the entire Gala Committee, and all of those who volunteered their time and energy to the Gala, we want to thank you for your amazing support of the 2018 SMCA TV LAND Gala! Tonight’s event is the result of the dedication and hard work of scores of volunteers who have been inspired by the SMCA students and community. The annual Gala is more than our biggest fundraiser of the year – it also serves as a significant community-building night where families and friends come together to celebrate our children and school. Additionally, it gives us a chance to express our gratitude to the dedicated and caring faculty, staff and administration who encourage and guide our children every day. It has been a blessing and an honor to serve as 2018 Gala Chairs. We could not have done it without the amazing support of the volunteers listed on the previous page, as well as SMCA staff. With deepest gratitude, we extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone of you for your efforts and support of the Gala and our community. We hope this evening is memorable and special for you, so please have fun and enjoy yourselves! And feel free to bid high, early and often! Thank you again on behalf of the Gala committee for your support and for joining us tonight. With sincere heartfelt thanks,

Beth Lasita and Carren Soules 2018 SMCA TV LAND Gala Chairs





Wine Toss

Song Requests

Big Board


Winter Term Trip Raffle Tickets Sold







Live Auction & Fund-A-Vision


Silent Auction



Seated Dinner

Hors d’Oeuvres



Slow Motion Video Booth




Saturday, Feburary 10, 2018 (All Times in CST) 9:30




Best Ensemble Announced

Raffle Drawing

Big Board

Dancing without the Stars featuring DJ Nixx

Wine Toss

Silent Auction

Slow Motion Video Booth


Evening Lineup 11:30



Late Night Booze

Dancing at Late Night with Bites and Booze

Late Night Bites

Late Night featuring Steve Caminiti in the Meriwether Room


Sponsors & Underwriters GOLDEN GLOBE (Gala Corporate Underwriter) Watkins Insurance Group Central Texas Pediatric Dentistry, P.A.

EMMY WINNER (Gala Underwriter) The Lasita Family John Soules Foods The Thompson Family

PRIME TIME SPONSORSHIPS MAD MEN (Exclusive Libations Sponsor) Trey and Brandi Boucvalt AMAZING RACE (Winter Term Trip Raffle Sponsor) PlainsCapital Bank

BINGE-WORTHY SPONSORSHIPS FRIENDS (Media / AV Sponsor) The Keyes Family HOME IMPROVEMENT (Decorations Sponsor) The May Family THE OFFICE (Printing Sponsor) Pepe and Catherine Martinez


Sponsors & Underwriters ON DEMAND SPONSORSHIPS CHEERS (Signature Drink / Toast Sponsor) Carolyn and Brian DeRoeck MINUTE TO WIN IT (Auction Sponsor) The Matula and Sotelo Family LET’S MAKE A DEAL (WINE TOSS Sponsor) Yoga Pod The Haley Family

SMCA NETWORK SPONSORSHIPS ALL IN THE FAMILY Trey and Brandi Boucvalt The Modoff Family SAVED BY THE BELL The Children’s Center of Austin Rita and Tim Kane The Marco Family Therese Thompson and Family The Usleman Family WELCOME BACK KOTTER Sarah and Matthew Miegs The O’Malley Family


General Rules & Procedures ∙∙ Fair Market Value (FMV) is the value of the donated item in the current market as reported by the donor. ∙∙ An auction item may be withdrawn by the Auction Committee for failure to reach minimum bid. Such notification will occur at the close of bidding in each category by the Auction Chair. ∙∙ Reservations for the use of condos, special events, and other such items must be mutually agreed upon with the donor unless otherwise specified. ∙∙ By his or her purchase, the buyer waives any claims for the liability against either St. Michael’s Catholic Academy or the donor of the item or service. Neither the school nor the donor is responsible for any personal injury or damages to property that may result from the use of the item or service sold. ∙∙ All sales are final. ∙∙ No warranty, implied or otherwise, is given on any item. Every item is to be sold “as is.” Please read the specifications and limitations published in the program or furnished at point of purchase at the Gala. ∙∙ No exchanges or refunds on auction items are permitted except where specified.


General Rules & Procedures Live Auction Rules

Bidding will be conducted through the use of numbered bid cards. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the buyer. In the event of a dispute, the auctioneer will have the sole and final discretion to determine the successful bidder.

Auction Checkout Rules

At the close of the auction, please DO NOT remove items from the tables. Winning bidders will pick-up items at Check-Out.

Wine Toss Rules One toss for $10 or three tosses for $25 In order to win a bottle of wine: ∙∙ your ring must fully encircle the bottle. ∙∙ your feet must not cross the line.


LIVE N O I T C U A 2018


Live Auction Dinner with Father “Lou” Brusatti & Dr. Dawn Nichols

What happens at the priest’s house, stays at the priest’s house.

∙∙ Handmade, authentic Italian dinner by Father Lou with sous chef Dr. Dawn Nichols

∙∙ Dinner and fine Italian wines for two couples at Father Lou’s ∙∙

south Austin home near St. Edward’s Date to be mutually agreed upon

Graciously donated by Father Lou Brusatti & Dr. Dawn Nichols Wine graciously donated by Tim and Laura Keyes


Live Auction Five-Night Aspen Getaway

Experience all the best of Aspen, Colorado at this wonderful retreat. Surrounded by a national forest on the banks of the Castle Creek River, this eight acre property includes a trout pond, private hot tub, large lawn with fire pit and multiple cabins. Located just 15 minutes to downtown Aspen, this property offers the best of both worlds. The peace and tranquility of the great outdoors combined with the close proximity to the wonderful restaurants, shops, nightlife and entertainment that sets Aspen apart. The Fort sleeps 10-12 people and has multiple cabins, with 5 Bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms in total. Situated eight miles from downtown Aspen and a quick 15-20 minutes from The “Power Four” slopes of Snowmass, Buttermilk, Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands – this secluded property provides rustic charm and resort–style convenience. Though often considered a summer retreat, this property is available any time of year. Graciously donated by The Thompson Family


Live Auction 2018 US Open Tennis Package

This opportunity is usually reserved for dignitaries and celebrities - access for two to the ultra-exclusive and invitation only USTA President’s Suite on the club level of Arthur Ashe Stadium at the 2018 US OPEN, including the following:

∙∙ Seating in the USTA President’s Courtside Box ∙∙ Lunch/Dinner in the luxurious USTA President’s Suite Dining Room

∙∙ Hospitality and bar service in the President’s Suite lounge ∙∙ To be enjoyed one day session on August 27, 28, 29 or 30 But wait, there’s more...

∙∙ Two Nights at the Hotel Essex or Grand Hyatt ∙∙ Three-day official bus transportation passes to and from Arthur Ashe Stadium

∙∙ Take in a Center Court evening match courtside from Box ∙∙ ∙∙ ∙∙ ∙∙

18H (directly across from the chair umpire); your choice of Tuesday or Wednesday Catch day matches from Box 135G loge tickets; your choice of Tuesday or Wednesday Dine at the US Open Club – a private restaurant for courtside and loge ticket holders Access to all other courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center – more than 15 show courts Guaranteed to see Top Seeds in action!

Graciously donated by The Fornaciari and Jernigan Family 15

Live Auction Destin, Florida

Experience the sandy beaches of Destin, Florida for one week in a four-master bedroom penthouse (sleeps 8) with tropical accents offering two spacious balconies and beautiful Gulf and Destin Harbor views. Condo offers an outdoor pool, hot tub, grilling, and a short walk to the beach. Take a boat taxi to the boardwalk for dining, shopping, entertainment and nightlife. Fishing excursions, pontoon rentals, parasailing, water sports and more available for rent. Enjoy water parks, putt-putt golf and go-carts if taking the family.

Graciously donated by Brandi and Trey Boucvalt


Live Auction Maui, Hawaii

Discover the magic of Maui at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa on Ka’anapali Beach for six nights and seven days. It is a destination for true nature lovers. You can relax on the warm golden sands or explore the bamboo forest, volcanoes and waterfalls. The resort is beachfront and on the property you will find several pools, hot tubs, outdoor grills, and restaurants.

∙∙ 2 Rooms (2 King Beds or 2 Queen beds or 1 of each) ∙∙ 90 days notice required Graciously donated by Brandi and Trey Boucvalt


Live Auction Texas Hold ‘Em

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Maximum 50 people at $200 buy-in Participants will have an opportunity to buy back in for $100. Includes food, open bar and raffles! $2,000 First place $1,000 Second place $500 Third place April 28, 2018

Hosted by KC Grey Home & Beth and Tony Lasita


Live Auction San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Voted Travel + Leisure Magazine’s 2017 Best City in the World! This luxurious 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath villa is perfect for four couples to get away for a four-night stay, while taking in the sights and sounds of this magnificent city tucked into the Central Highlands of Mexico. You will fall in love with the city’s charming streets, stunning architecture, and vibrant color – while experiencing all that it has to offer. Known for its thriving music and arts scene, cultural festivals, renowned restaurants and bustling nightlife ~ San Miguel de Allende is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If that’s not enough – did we mention the near perfect weather? The average highs range from 73-87 degrees. After a day of sight-seeing, retreat to the villa to enjoy small bites and an amazing sunset and views from the sizeable balcony. Each morning, sit by the outdoor pool for a delicious prepared breakfast before you head out for your next adventure. With all of this and Archangel Michael as its Patron Saint, is it any wonder that San Miguel Allende is considered the Best City in the World? Graciously donated by Brandi and Trey Boucvalt


Live Auction Grand Isle, Louisiana Fishing Trip with Trey

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5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths 4 people: Guy Trip or Father/Son Trip June 14 - 18, Thursday - Monday Fishing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Experience waterfront property in Grand Isle, Louisiana. Large, beautiful camp with all the fishing you want. Camp is spacious for large groups. This trip will include air and ground transportation, meals, and fish cleaning. BYOB.

Graciously donated by Trey Boucvalt


Live Auction Graduation Weekend Package

Treat your graduate and your family to a remarkable graduation weekend experience! Friday, May 25th – Baccalaureate Mass at St. John Neumann ∙∙ 3 VIP Parking Spaces ∙∙ Reserved Table at Reception that follows Saturday, May 26th – GRADUATION DAY! Class of 2018 Graduation Commencement Ceremony at St. Edward’s University ∙∙ 10 Front Row Seats ∙∙ 2 VIP Parking Spaces Afternoon and Evening Following Graduation ∙∙ Custom Cake from Cakes Chocolates and More… ∙∙ Ticket for your Graduate to SMCA Project Graduation Graciously Donated by: St. John Neumann Catholic Church, St. Edward’s University, Cakes Chocolates and More… St. Michael’s Catholic Academy


Live Auction Mountain Getaway in Crested Butte

Enjoy a magical getaway to Crested Butte, Colorado. Ski directly to the lifts in winter or enjoy a breathtaking hike during the summer months with this beautiful home as your basecamp.

∙∙ Weeklong stay in a 5-bedroom, 5-bath private home overlooking the resort and mountain range

∙∙ Ski-in, ski–out residence ∙∙ Sleeps 10-12 ∙∙ Includes stone fireplace, fully furnished kitchen, washer/ ∙∙

dryer, two-car garage and outdoor spa Mutually agreed upon date to be determined within one year; not available Spring Break 2018, July 1-August 10 or December 26-January 5. Graciously donated by Katie and Steve Felice 22

Live Auction Nanuku Island, Fiji

A 7-night stay at a villa in Nanuku Bay, the “Adventure Capital of Fiji” and one of nature’s most spectacular wonderlands. Situated on 1 acre of sandy beachfront, the fully air conditioned villa has four luxurious king en-suite masters; with a kitchen, living room and media room completing the 5,200 square feet of interior space. After a swim in the warm South Pacific ocean, rinse off in your private outdoor shower, then relax with a book in your own private daybed pavilion. Or, if you prefer, enjoy the private infinity pool or kick back in a hammock - all within the additional 3,800 square feet of exterior space. Graciously donated by The Thompson Family


Fund-A-Vision With an eye on the future, St. Michael’s Catholic Academy will refresh our Academic Building this summer. As we strive to make our classrooms cutting edge, we also look to transform our current technology to systems that allow us to further embrace the digital age. With this in mind, it is our hope you will raise your paddles and join our vision to enhance our technology in three main areas: Focus 1 Research Center As libraries transition from quiet reading spaces to collaborative digital literacy centers, the need for the latest technology is great. Here we visualize a space that includes multiple iMacs with 27” 5k retina displays – helping to refocus this area as a place for students to expand their passion for learning.

Focus 2 Technology Classroom With an ever increasing interest in tech-related fields, it is vital that we stay at the forefront of the technological age. In view of this, we envision an advanced technological learning environment that will inspire student potential with Virtual Reality capabilities and state-of-theart platforms for 3D modeling, detailed graphics, programming and computer aided design (CAD).

Focus 3 Humanities While often thought of as a STEM-only resource, technology at St. Michael’s is used across the curriculum. Students in our Humanities courses are empowered by the integration of technology into the ecosystem of our Humanities classrooms. With that in mind, we look to provide an enhanced mobile device station that will enable Humanities students to utilize a variety of cloud-based technologies and student-centered software.

Help us envision tomorrow, today! Our goal this evening is to raise $100,000 to advance these far-reaching technology initiatives, so please help us by raising your paddle high!


Winter Term 2018





New York


Where in the world are our St. Michael’s students going next year? Find out more about our 2019 Winter Term trips on the back cover of this program.


St. Michael’s would like to extend a huge thank you to our Winter Term Internship Partners for supporting our students! 5C Ranch

McGennis and Lochridge Law Firm

Acessa Health

Messina Touring Group

Achieve Manual Physical Therapy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

AISD Transportation


Austin Armature

Neighborhood Longhorns Program

Austin Kids Teeth

Northwest Hills Pharmacy

Austin Manual Therapy


Austin Police Department

Pam Pan Farmers Insurance

Austin Retina Associates

Pamela Clark Studios

Austin Sports Therapy

PinPt Marketing

Beansprout Pediatrics

Premier Family Physicians

Birdrock Asset Management


Broker Network Realty

Range Rover Austin

China State Administration of Taxation

Red Bird Boutique

Chris Kappmeyer Broker

San Antonio Express News

Del Valle Elementary School

Schoolhouse Pediatrics

Dell Children’s Hospital

Scott Wynne/3 Threads

Department of State Health Services

Senior Rehab Solutions

Dover Fueling Solutions

Seton Medical Center Austin

DUO (Taiwan)

SouthStar Bank

Dr. James Clay Fuselier, DDS

St. Austin Catholic School

Dunne & Juarez LLC

St. David’s Rehabilitation

Emagen Management


Emergent Space Technologies

Texas Trucking Association


Texas State Board of Pharmacy

Fahrenheit 212 (London)

Texas Tech Universty-Office of Gov. Relations

Glenn Rogers Law

The Andy Roddick Foundation


The Austin Center for Grief and Loss

Hendrix Consulting Engineers

Travis Country Veterinary Hospital

Hill Country Indoor Sports and Fitness

US Fish and Wildlife Services


UT Austin

Ikon Spine

UT Health Science Center San Antonio


VCYBER Intelligence (China)

J Houston Elementary Jensen Pediatric Dentistry

Vista Planning

Jiu Tiandao Commerce and Trading Company

Wayne Fueling Systems

Kirby Hall School

Westlake Athletic Community Center

Lower Colorado River Authority

Wonders & Worries


The Keyes Family Supports

SMCA Women’s Soccer

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We love Crusader Women’s Lacrosse! The Matula & Sotelo Family




The May Family

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Upcoming SMCA Events February 24: Winter Formal and Parent Socials March 2: Crusader Day March 12 - 16: Spring Break March 29: Grandparent’s Day April 13: Crusader Classic Golf Tournament April 13 - 15: Alumni Reunion Weekend April 18: Junior Ring and Pin Ceremony April 20: Junior/Senior Prom April 25: Academic Awards May 2: Senior Blessing May 4 - 6: Spring Musical: Thoroughly Modern Millie May 10 - 11: Spring Concert: Music without Borders May 12: Austin Student Film Festival May 25: Baccalaureate Mass: 6:30 at St. John Neumann May 26: Graduation: 11:30 at St. Edward’s University May 29 - June 1: Finals Week



Buy a Raffle Ticket for a chance to win your choice of one of these Winter Term 2019 trips: Raffle information Spain Exchange in Madrid (15 Days) $2,500

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Day trip to Toledo 3-day trip to Andalucia Exchange program with our sister school, Highlands El Encinar Host a student in fall, stay with their family during Winter Term Attend classes in Spain Excursions may include: The Royal Palace, Prado Museum, Plaza Mayor, Plaza del Sol, shopping on the Calle Fuencarral and the Reina Sofia Museum of Contemporary Art

France Exchange in Angers (12 Days) $2,500

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Day trip to Mont St. Michel 2 days in Paris Host a student in fall, stay with their family during Winter Term. Exchange and visit with our sister school in St. Agnes in Angers, France. Explore the many cultural hotspots in the heart of the Loire Valley.

Nicaragua Service Trip (10 Days) $2,500

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Work together to build a home or classroom. Visit an orphanage Learn about living conditions in the developing world Students will stay at a retreat center near Managua

World Youth Day in Panama (7 days) $2,999

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See the Pope! Participate in welcoming ceremonies, evening prayer vigil, and a morning mass with our Holy Father, Pope Francis. Tour Panama City, participate in World Youth Day events. Enjoy morning Catechesis, Stations of the Cross, and pilgrimage walk. Students stay in a hotel in Panama City.

Ecuador Service Trip (14 days) $3,800

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Live at a mission Teach English to children at the mission school Learn about sustainable living Sightseeing in Guayaquil

Mythology in Greece (12 days) $4,300

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Explore fascinating sites, including Ancient Eleusis, Mycenae, the Sanctuary of Apollo, and the Temples of Zeus and Poseidon. Visit Ancient Olympia Complex and Museum, Acropolis Museum, National Archaeological Museum and more. Stay in Tolo, Olympia, Delphi and Athens.

TICKET PRICES: One 36 for $50 | Three for $100

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