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ICE BALL 2021

Saturday, August 28th

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Fairmont Austin Hotel

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for Austin’s brightest gem, the 2021 Ice Ball gala. It’s a night of elegance, inspiration and revelry that makes a lifetime of difference for children in our community.  This year’s gala marks a special time in BBBS’ history as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary.

This special event takes place Saturday, August 28th at 6:00 pm at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Austin. With cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, seated dinner, live and silent auctions, live music and more, it’s an exciting evening that changes children’s lives for the better, forever. In addition to the in-person experience, we will be broadcasting the event live, online, so that viewers can tune in to participate from the comfort of their homes.

Due to an unprecedented level of sponsor engagement, as well as the need to follow social distancing protocols, we have a limited number of tickets available for in-person attendance at the gala this year. If you are interested in purchasing individual or couple’s tickets, please email Audrie at ajahnsen@bigmentoring.org to add your name/s to our waiting list. Space permitting, individual tickets will become available June 1st and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Guests who attend Ice Ball online will be able to participate in the Silent Auction, the Live Auction, as well as the Fund A Friendship portion of the program during the event. In addition, you’ll be able to enjoy all the special awards, guest appearances, activities and special mission moments that Ice Ball is known for.

At it’s heart, Ice Ball is about bringing people together to make a life-changing difference for children in our community. Whether you join us at the Fairmont, or from the comfort of your own home, this year’s Ice Ball gala will be enchanted evening with a range of opportunities to change children’s lives for the better, forever.

Meet Our 2021 Gala Chairs: Paula & Kevin Burns

We are excited to introduce our 2021 Ice Ball gala chairs, Paula and Kevin Burns. As the Chief Executive Officer and CFO of Urbanspace Real Estate + Interiors, the pair reflect the city’s growing urban lifestyle. They are also involved in a number of community organizations and initiatives, and have been supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters and the agency’s Ice Ball gala for a number of years.

Kevin founded Urbanspace Real Estate over 20 years ago when he was 22 years old. He serves as company CEO and continues his entrepreneurial ventures by opening other businesses. A lifelong Texan, Paula began her career in public accounting but eventually moved into the private sector. She currently serves as CFO of Urbanspace.

Paula and Kevin live, work, and play downtown along with their two daughters and two Doodle dogs, Finn and Eloise. They enjoy traveling, sailing, skiing, attending Austin’s many festivals, and all of the other perks that the urban lifestyle offers.

2021 ICE BALL HOST COMMITTEE

  • Paula & Kevin Burns, CHAIRS
  • Christine & Blake Absher
  • Wynn Baker
  • Brooke & Adam Blum
  • Becky Bonham
  • Lara Burns-Boyda & Matthew Boyda
  • Brandon Christensen
  • Carly & Clayton Christopher
  • Laura & Ryan Coaxum
  • Elizabeth & Nad Elias
  • Katherine & Matt Gallagher
  • Leslie & Rob Gandy
  • Heather & Dominick Granato
  • Pamela & Will Hurley
  • Joshua Kettler
  • Julia Lancaster
  • Rachel Leibold
  • Paige Marcus & Hamilton Madden
  • Sophie & James Mann
  • Leslie & Troy Marcus
  • Rachel & Colt McCoy
  • Alexis Simon & Gordon Moore
  • Connie & Bill Nelson
  • Suzy Patterson
  • Lynette Perkins
  • Lauren Petrowski & Justin Poses
  • Vim & Malini Rajput
  • Lori & Mark Ramseur
  • Landon Ross
  • Sarah & Albert Swantner
  • Brooke & Brandon Taylor
  • Kacie Taylor
  • The Honorable Ellen Troxclair & Caleb Troxclair
  • Erin & Jay Tuggle
  • Lindsay & Joe Warnock
  • Ashley & Justin Yarborough

BECOME AN ICE BALL SPONSOR

DIAMOND

$50,000

  • Logo featured on event invitation, program, all electronic communications, webpage, event signage, table signage, bid paddle
  • Media opportunities
  • Featured in evening’s presentation
  • Verbal and photo/logo recognition during program

IN-PERSON EXPERIENCE

  • 4 Elite reserved tables for 40 guests
  • 20 Valet parking passes
  • 2 Hotel rooms for night of gala
  • Champagne pour to welcome guests

IN-HOME EXPERIENCE

  • Custom-curated meal for 20 – 30 people with wine pairings delivered to your home or chef-prepared in-home
  • 1 Hotel suite voucher for later use
  • 6 Bottles of champagne delivered
  • VIP happy hour experience
  • Pop-up party delivered with decor, AV consultation, bartender and more

PLATINUM

$25,000

  • Logo featured on event invitation, program, 4 electronic communications, webpage, event signage, table signage
  • 1 Media alert
  • Featured in evening’s presentation
  • Verbal and logo recognition during program

IN-PERSON EXPERIENCE

  • 3 Premium reserved tables for 30 guests
  • 10 Valet parking passes
  • 1 Hotel room for night of gala
  • Champagne pour to welcome guests

IN-HOME EXPERIENCE

  • Custom-curated meal for 10 – 20 people with wine pairings delivered to your home or chef prepared in-home
  • 1 Hotel suite voucher for later use
  • 2 Bottles of champagne delivered
  • VIP happy hour experience
  • Pop-up party delivery with decor and AV set-up consultation

GOLD

$10,000

  • Logo featured on event invitation, program, 2 electronic communications, webpage, event signage, table signage
  • 1 Media alert
  • Featured in evening’s presentation
  • Verbal recognition during program

IN-PERSON EXPERIENCE

  • 2 Prominent reserved tables for 20 guests
  • 5 Valet parking passes or 10 self-parking passes

IN-HOME EXPERIENCE

  • Upscale meal for up to 10 people with wine pairings delivered to your home or chef-prepared in-home
  • 2 Bottles of champagne delivered
  • Access to a VIP happy hour experience
  • AV set-up consultation

SILVER

$5,000

  • Logo featured as a Silver sponsor on Ice Ball webpage, event signage, and table signage
  • Featured in the invitation, program, and evening’s presentation

IN-PERSON EXPERIENCE

  • 1 Preferred reserved table for 10 guests
  • 5 Self-parking passes

IN-HOME EXPERIENCE

  • Upscale meal for up to 10 people with wine pairings delivered to your home
  • Access to a mixologist who will be mixing drinks and helping you craft the perfect cocktail at home. All ingredients will be delivered before the event

BRONZE

$3,500

SOLD OUT

  • Featured as a Bronze sponsor on Ice Ball web page, event signage, event program, and table signage
  • Recognition in evening’s presentation

IN-PERSON EXPERIENCE

  • 1 Reserved table for 10 guests
  • 1 Self-parking pass

IN-HOME EXPERIENCE

  • Catered meal for up to 10 people with a bottle of wine delivered to your home

BIG TABLE

$2,000

SOLD OUT

FOR CURRENT BIGS ONLY

IN-PERSON EXPERIENCE

  • 1 Reserved table for 10 guests

IN-HOME EXPERIENCE

  • Opportunity for appetizers for up to 10 people along with a custom Ice Ball Cocktail Kit for up to 10 people delivered to your home

2021 ICE BALL SPONSORS

PLATINUM

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GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

IN-KIND SPONSORS

2021 ICE BALL TABLE SPONSORS

2020 FUND A FRIENDSHIP SPONSORS

Christine & Blake Absher

Anonymous

Anonymous

Anonymous

Carlos Barbosa

Sam Bassett

Laura & Kyndel Bennett

Becky Bonham

Chip Bray

Katy Casey

First Texas Honda

Katherine & Matthew Gallagher

Leslie Gandy

Kerry Hall

Mark Heiman

Henna Chevrolet

Bradley E. Hughes

Pamela & Will Hurley

Lottie Johnson

Dr. Bob & Joanna Just

April Justice

Karen Lancaster

Joe Lea

Blake Magee

Heidi & Lester Manzano

Leslie & Troy Marcus

Robin McShaffry

Connie & Bill Nelson

Chip Nelson

Daniel O’Meara

Parsley Energy

Lynette Perkins

Pinnergy

Lori & Mark Ramseur

Sara & Dick Rathgeber

Cheryl & Michael Renna

Shawna Sieck

Cheryl & William Swantner

Sarah & Albert Swantner 

Jason Vitanza

Watkins Insurance Group

WSGR Foundation

Jason Zuniga

as of 8.1.20

FUND A FRIENDSHIP

ABOUT BBBS

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, we’ve been impacting the lives of children for more than 50 years by pairing children ages 6 and above with caring, adult mentors in Travis, Williamson and Hays counties. By supporting positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people, we work to strengthen each child’s ability to succeed and thrive in life.

 

FUND A FRIENDSHIP

It costs $1,250 to fund a life-changing mentoring relationship for a child for a year. There are still hundreds of children on our waiting list who are looking for the opportunity to be matched with a mentor of their own. Your Fund A Friendship gift provides kids like these with the one-to-one support they need to succeed in life.

WHY? HERE’S WHAT THE KIDS SAY:

“I want a Big Brother to go places with and have fun. He would be my best friend and I wouldn’t be lonely.”

“I want someone to be my friend. Someone I can talk to and can help me when I have problems.”

“I want to have a good life. I want a Big Sister to help me succeed.”

Your 100% tax-deductible Fund A Friendship gift can change a child’s life for the better, forever. Give now. 

CONTACT US

Please contact our Event Staff at
development@bigmentoring.org
512-807-3615