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ICE BALL 2021

Saturday, August 28th

6:00 – 11:00 PM  Fairmont Austin Hotel

7:10 – 11 PM Online Broadcast

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, as well as online. 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, so that viewers can participate from the comfort of their homes.

We have a limited number of tables available at the following sponsorship levels : Platinum (1), Gold (5), Silver (4).

If you are interested in sponsorship, please email Audrie at ajahnsen@bigmentoring.org  

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. 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. 

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.

 

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT SPONSORSHIPS,

CONTACT AUDRIE JAHNSEN AT AJAHNSEN@BIGMENTORING.ORG

PARTICIPATION IN THE ONLINE EVENT IS FREE, HOWEVER YOU MUST

PRE-REGISTER TO RECEIVE A LINK TO THE EVENING’S BROADCAST.

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.

Our 2021 Ice VII Honorees: Connie & Bill Nelson

A force of nature. A quick-spreading impact. Such phrases describe Ice VII, an exotic, fast-growing form of ice which, under the right conditions, spreads so fast it could freeze an entire world within hours. A similar description applies to Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Ice VII award recipients and the expansive reach and influence they have had during the Ice Ball’s 17 years of existence.

They have been forces of nature within the BBBS of Central Texas community for years, making a significant difference for our mission, contributing to our impact, and helping to grow the gala with their hearts, energy, and enthusiasm. Their impact, and that of the gala, have quickly spread throughout the Austin community.

In 2021, our 50th Anniversary year, it is our great honor to announce this year’s Ice VII Award recipients – Connie and Bill Nelson. Constant, caring and committed, this dynamic duo has had a profound impact on the rapid growth of this signature event, and they truly exemplify what Ice Ball is all about.

Read more about our honorees here

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

SOLD OUT

  • 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

SOLD OUT

  • 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

SOLD OUT

  • 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

2021 FUND A FRIENDSHIP SPONSORS

Christine & Blake Absher

Darrell Bazzell

Becky Bonham

Lara & Matthew Boyda

Kim Carr

Lynne Dodge

Suzette & Brent Fields

Cindy Hayes

Deborah Horgan

Amy & Ken Jones

Marianne & John Lamb

The Michael Lamendola Family

Landon Martin

John Nelson

Leslie & Michael Powell

Tolleson Wealth Mgmt/Amy & John Porter

Lori & Mark Ramseur

Patricia Robertson

Shrenik Shah M.D.

Sarah & Albert Swantner 

Tom Taylor

Curtis Thigpen

Matt Ulrick

Kathy Wagner

Doug Wylie

Diana Zumwalt

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