Polebenders Fishing Lodge
Cast out a line for this father/son trip to Polebenders Fishing Lodge for four people. This trip is for 2 nights and 3 days at one of the best fishing locations in Texas. This guy’s paradise is located in Seadrift, Texas which is only a short two hour drive south from Houston. Lodging, meals and boat fishing are all provided. At night, guests will enjoy sitting by the bonfire or hanging out in the game room. No need to pack blankets or towels, but guests should bring their own fishing gear. No alcohol is provided and this trip must be redeemed by April 13, 2014.
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Leon
On The Hunt
Head west to Hunt, Texas for three nights in a newly constructed Hill Country cabin. The cabin is on six acres with a wraparound porch, two lighted tennis courts, a batting cage, and beautiful hill country views. The cabin is just a mile past The Hunt Store and near Ingram dam. It sleeps eight with two king beds and four extra-long twins, two full baths, and a large eat-in kitchen. Area activities include antiquing, fishing, swimming, hiking. No pets or smoking. This trip expires April 14, 2014.
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Chris Marco
Fun in the Mexican Sun
Relax for one week in the Ambassador suite at the Casa Maya Hotel on the beach in Cancun, Mexico with a balcony overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The suite has one King size bed, one Murphy bed and a sofa. Kitchenette has the basic appliances such as a dishwasher, microwave oven, coffee maker, and refrigerator for all your needs while staying in the suite. Reserve for a mutually agreeable date before April 30, 2014. www.casamaya.com
Donor: Mr and Mrs. Paolo Moro
Happy in Honduras
Escape with this four night stay for up to four people in a two bedroom villa with a private infinity edge pool and stunning views of the Caribbean at Las Verandas in Roatan, Honduras. Your stay includes a round of golf for four at the Black Pearl Golf Course, a Pete Dye Championship Golf Course. This gift certificate expires April 30, 2014. Note that United Airlines flies direct to Roatan. www.las-verandas.com
Donor: Las Verandas Hotel & Villas
Head to Galveston for a week in the Blue Heron House, a fully-furnished 3-bedroom 2-bath home with over 1500 square feet. A spacious double deck provides a shaded dining area as well as sunbathing and star gazing. Blue Heron House is located in the community of Terramar Beach, 17 miles west of 61st Street and Seawall Blvd. The house features ocean views, and is a 5 minute walk from the beach. There is access to the community pool as well as the boat launch and fishing pier, just 4 blocks from the house. The home sleeps 8 comfortably in 3 bedrooms: 1 king, 1 queen, and 2 twin beds. There are 2 large updated baths with full tub/shower and a fully equipped kitchen. Four of you can take a break from the ocean and visit Schlitterbahn waterpark with the included family passes. Before you go, stock the fridge with groceries with a $300 gift card from Randall’s. Book for a mutually agreeable date before August 31, 2013. www.terramarbeachhouse.com
Donors: Mr. and Mrs. Craig Baker, Randall’s Food Markets, and Schlitterbahn Waterparks
Round and Round
Get away from it all with a weekend at this ranch a little more than one mile from Round Top and ninety miles from Houston. The ranch may be used for an antique weekend or another time. It has a covered pool and 144 acres of hills and trees with a pond and creek. The house has four bedrooms and two and a half baths, two king-size beds, a queen and three twin beds.
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Miller
Cruise around Lake Travis in your private houseboat for a weekend. The Millers will host your group or provide a captain which can come and go as needed. The houseboat has 4 bedrooms and two full baths on board to accommodate up to four couples or eight adults. Additionally younger kids can sleep on air mattresses. Activities include a water slide, waterskiing, tubing, board paddling, small boat sailing, motor boating, sunbathing, pontoon boating, swimming, cookouts on deck or "floatnicing" at anchor in remote or crowded coves, cruising day or moonlight and a variety of restaurants at various marinas up and down the lake. This boat is kept close to the dam so the water level of the lake is not an obstacle to a great weekend. The sunsets on Lake Travis are breathtaking! Gas included, but the buyer provides their own food and beverages. Reserve for a mutually agreeable date.
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Miller
A Major Sargent
This beautiful bay house accommodates eighteen and is located on Caney Creek. The home has four bedrooms (three queen, two double, two twin trundle beds and two futons), three and a half baths, fully equipped kitchen, central air and heat, electric fireplace, covered porch and a covered deck near the water. There is an above ground pool with deck. The pier is lighted at night for fishing and has a lighted fish cleaning station, room to tie off your boat and two Jet Ski ramps. You can fish and crab off the pier but no swimming due to the shallow shell bottom. The Intracoastal Waterway and beach area are a two minute boat ride away or two and a half miles by car. Sargent, Texas is about eighty five miles from Houston. Reserve for a mutually agreeable date before April 1, 2014. Families only. No pets, no smoking.
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. John Dorman
Take Me Home Country Roads
Set off for a shopping spree in style! Six friends may stay three days and two nights in this beautiful country home during the nationally known Round Top Antiques Fair. The 3-bedroom/3-bath house is situated on 60 wooded hilly acres in Burton, Texas, located ten miles west of Brenham and ten minutes from the first tent of the biannual show. Reserve for a mutually agreeable date before April 13, 2014.
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Layne
Hill Country Heaven
Load up the kids for this seven night stay in a two bedroom condo at the Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch outside of San Antonio, Texas. This condo is reserved for July 6 through July 13, 2013. Explore 39 acres of lush landscaping and nature trails and end up at the indoor/outdoor pool area with waterslides, spas, 800-foot river pool and cabanas. Discover your perfect vacation by enjoying a personal fire-pit, watching a movie under the stars, relaxing on a hammock, listening to live music or playing a round of golf at the Hyatt Hill Country just minutes away. Wild Oak Ranch is close to Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Sea World San Antonio. www.wildoakranch.hyatt.com
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Phil Ribbeck
It’s a fisherman’s paradise! Three night stay in a waterfront vacation home on Key Allegro Island in Rockport, Texas. This bay front home features 4 bedrooms and 3 baths and sleeps 8-10 people. Excludes holidays.
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Tim Dugan
One week in a four bedroom/four bath condo on the Gulf of Mexico in the beach town of Orange Beach, Alabama. Enjoy 400 feet of private white sand beach directly on the Gulf beachfront! This condo at the Admiral’s Quarters is outfitted with a large balcony overlooking the Gulf and sleeps eight people. The building has an indoor/outdoor pool and exercise room. Reserve your vacation for a mutually agreeable date before April 13, 2014. www.orangebeachcondominiums.com/admirals_quarters.htm
Donor: Mr. & Mrs. Jack Gleeson
Galveston Bay Retreat
You deserve this week in a Terramar Beach bay home! This home is directly across the street from Galveston Bay. It has 4 bedrooms and sleeps a total of 13. The master bedroom is on the main floor down and the guest room is upstairs. In addition the upstairs has two bunkrooms each with 4 beds. Beach access is across the street from the subdivision. There is a pool and boat launch in the subdivision and the house has a boat slip. Reserve for a mutually agreeable week. No smoking. No pets. Not available July 4th week.
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Keith McAuliffe
Autumn in Vermont
Have you ever dreamed of spending the fall in a quintessential New England village strolling the streets in the crisp air, the leaves ablaze with color; and spending the evenings by a cozy fire? Now you can experience first-hand the natural beauty that is Vermont when you are the high bidder on an 1851 farmhouse in Grafton, Vermont on the Saxton's River. The house has 4 bedrooms and two fireplaces, and a guest cottage which accommodates an additional 2 adults and 2 children. You may stay up to eight consecutive nights during the period of August 19 to December 19, 2013, including Thanksgiving week when there are no classes at Strake Jesuit. This home is 2 hours from Hartford, CT and Albany, NY, and 2 1/2 hours from Boston. Grafton is rated as one of the 10 Most Beautiful Places in America by USA Today. No smoking allowed at this property.
Donors: Professor Jim Paulsen & Robin Russell
A numbered (115/250) "Bowed Crucifix" by artist Gib Singleton, the artist who created the Stations of the Cross in the chapel as well as the new statue of St. Ignatius that was recently installed at the RLC.
Donor: Galerie Zuger
This James Avery Remembrance Cross with emeralds and an 18 inch light spiga chain will make a wonderful Mother’s Day, graduation or Confirmation gift!
Donor: James Avery
Family bible blessed by Father Daniel Lahart, SJ. This would be a great graduation or wedding gift, or even a housewarming present if you don’t decide to keep it for yourself!
Donor: Mary Regina and Father Daniel Lahart, SJ
Stock the cellar with this case of red wine (a blend of cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon) from the Lost Oak Winery in Burleson, Texas. This wine was made from grapes grown in J-Lor Vineyards in nearby Cleburne, Texas which is owned by Ole Lozenzetti, grandfather of Ian Harvey ’13 and Eric Harvey ’16.
Donor: Mr. Ole Lorenzetti
Ring and Earring Set
This beautiful set includes a ring and a pair of earrings set in silver with pave-set semi precious stones.
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Paolo Moro
Rosary Like No Other
The rosary can be recited with style with a uniquely handcrafted rosary from Beads of Blessing. All metal parts are sterling silver. The aves are 6mm blue chalcedony and the paters are 8mm lapis lazuli. Overall length is 19 inches. It comes in a beautiful wooden rosary box handcrafted by the talented SJ dad, Bill Granberry. Keep it for yourself or honor someone’s sacrament with this memorable set.
Donors: Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Kehoe and Dr. & Mrs. William Granberry.
A set of needlepoint crosses hand-stitched by Strake Jesuit moms (past and present) and finished to hang as ornaments. Each cross measures 5 inches x 7 inches.
Donor: Strake Jesuit Needlepoint Stitchers
Home Renovation Rescue
Your home renovation doesn't have to be a pain. Let us help with a few perks to see you to that dream home. Best Buy and Lighting, Inc. team up to help improve your home’s appearance with generous gift cards. While out shopping enjoy a great lunch at Benjy's to take your mind off of the redo. To top off the perfect newness, have a professional at Remodeling Max assist you in a complete look with a discount certificate for $1500. To keep your head from spinning as the day winds down, enjoy an incredible foot treatment and wine at Josephine's Spa. Nothing says "aaahhhh"...like some time at the spa!
Donors: Lighting Inc., Pignetti Family, Benjy’s, Remodeling Max, and Josephine’s Day Spa
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Your family will always treasure this handmade Sacred Heart of Jesus statue made from olive wood brought in from Jerusalem.
Donor: Mr. and Mrs Tom Solcher
Just in Case…
Get prepared for a summer party with this case of chardonel white wine from the Lost Oak Winery in Burleson, Texas. This wine was made from grapes grown in J-Lor Vineyards in nearby Cleburne, Texas which is owned by Ole Lozenzetti, grandfather of Ian Harvey ’13 and Eric Harvey ’16.
Donor: Mr. Ole Lorenzetti
Paint by Numbers
Now this is a family picture experience! This gift certificate is for a Masterpiece Portrait (20" wall portrait on canvas) with the artist's hand-painted detailing. Your group of up to 8 people will be photographed at the St Regis Hotel in New York City. This package includes a one night stay for up to four people at the St Regis Hotel for the night of the portrait session. The portrait is unframed and the package is non-transferable. Package does not include transportation or meals. Mr. Kramer currently has the following sitting dates in New York City: April 20, 21; May 18, 19; June 22, 23, 29, 30; July 13, 14; August 17, 18; September 20, 21; October 5, 6, 26, 27; November 2, 3, 16, 17; December 7, 8, 27, 28, 29, and 30. www.kramerportraitsny.com
Donor: Kramer Portraits New York
Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend
Someone special deserves this delicate diamond cross pendant set in 14k gold with chain.
Donor: Houston Jewelry
A Karastan Medallion Kirman designed 700 series rug; approximate dimensions are 9 feet x 12 feet
Donor Venetain Blind Carpet One Floor & Home
Take home a Burgess 2006 Estate Vineyards Reserve Napa Valley Red Wine, signed 1.5L bottle. A sure hit at your next dinner party!
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Bill Irr
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
This bracelet is one-of-a-kind and made just for the auction. It is a sterling silver bangle bracelet with a custom made AMDG medallion. The back of the medallion is inscribed with the motto of the Society of Jesus in both Latin and English.
Donor: Chris Dostal, Dostal’s Designs
Whitehall Lane Wine
Make room in your cellar for these six bottles of Whitehall Lane Pinot Noir 2011 Las Brisas Vineyard Carneros 750 ml
Donor: Whitehall Lane Winery
JJ Watt #99 autographed official NFL Houston Texans helmet and 8x10 photo
Donor: Friends of Texans
Football in Flight
LSU Tigers football season can't be more exciting!!! Travel to Baton Rouge in style! Your party of two will fly to Baton Rouge by private plane. You and your fellow Tiger fan will have excellent seats to enjoy a great game of your choice in the 2013 home season. GEAUX TIGERS!!!
Donors: Mr. & Mrs. Phil Ribbeck and Mr. Bob Archer
Houston Texans 2012 NFL football signed by the team and 8x10 team photo
Donor: Friends of Texans
Create that Houston, Texas Baseball Spirit with two box seat tickets for a 2013 Astros home game. Start the evening with a great dinner before you go at Houston's new up and coming trendy restaurant, Haven, and experience "Dine on the Line” with a 6 course tasting menu. Support our Houston, Texas Baseball. Gooooooo ‘stros!!
Donors: Mr. & Mrs. Jay Holtman and Haven
Texans Training Camp
If you are a Texans fan, you NEED this! These four passes to a day at the 2013 Houston Texans Training camp will get you up close and personal with your favorite players. Really ... say hello to the players after practice and take pictures with some of them. Bring your Texans items to be autographed. Lucky guests are able to lunch in the team cafeteria. Photography is allowed during training camp activities but not in the cafeteria.
Donor: Friends of Texans
Three tickets to an Aggie football home game in 2013 in The Zone. The premier area of seating in Kyle Field, The Zone Club, is located in the new north end zone complex of the football stadium and is home to 1,900 open-air armchair seats. With seating protected from the elements, fans are able to enjoy the game-day experience in total comfort. Sixteen television monitors provide fans with all the action from around the country. Also included within The Zone Club are a full service bar and concession areas. Travel to the game in style in an RV (driver provided) and tailgate upon arrival. Note that you may bring along an additional four friends in the RV for the trip to College Station, but they must provide their own game tickets. This ultimate Aggie experience will be hosted by Kendall Miller on a mutually agreeable game day.
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Miller
It’s in the Stars!
Enjoy watching a Skeeters baseball game in an air-conditioned suite at Constellation Field in Sugar Land. This package is for 20 people and includes five parking passes and peanuts and popcorn! The suite includes a private exterior balcony, TV, private restroom. Choose an available Sunday - Thursday game before September 15, 2013.
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gurecky
One round of sporting clays (100 targets) for four with dinner and beverages afterwards at the Greater Houston Gun Club. Shooting will be on a Wednesday or Thursday evening on a date to be agreed upon. David Elder will host and provide dinner and drinks.
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. David Elder
Gather your family and friends for this dinner for 20 people in the new private wine room at the Kirby Carrabba’s Restaurant. Schedule this event for a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before October 31, 2013. Note that alcohol, tax and gratuity are not included.
Wine, Dine and Music
Have a relaxing spa time before the performance with the Houston Symphony. Sensia Studio and Japanese Day Spa will relax you with a makeover, haircut and blow-dry to have you ready for an incredible evening on the town. After the performance, enjoy drinks and dinner for two at Sambuca downtown. Dance the night away!
Donors: Houston Symphony, Sensia Studio and Japanese Spa, and Sambuca
Need a family pick-me-up and really don't have the time to travel out of town? Go see the sights around Houston with the kids to The Children's Theater, Main-stage and the Houston Symphony. Make it a weekend away and stay at the Hilton Americas Hotel to relax and let someone else wait on you.
Donors: Hilton Americas Houston, A.D. Players Theater, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Who doesn't love a great play!!? Enjoy a night at the Alley, with a start of a delectable dinner at Mark's American Cuisine. You SO will love the fact they don't have to decide where to go and what to see...You've done all the work for them.
Donors: Alley Theatre and Mark’s American Cuisine
On the Boardwalk
Have a great family outing on the Kemah Boardwalk. Enjoy a full day of park rides and passes on the Stingray Reef and Rainforest Exhibit. After so much fun, who has energy to cook? Feast at Chili's with all the fun of eating and not the anguish of cleaning up.
Donors: Mr. & Mrs. Tim Dugan and Kemah Boardwalk
Experience this authentic Indian dinner with seven dishes (three courses) for ten people to be served in the buyer's home. Alcohol and servers are not included. Catered by Murali Alagudu of St Croix on a mutually agreeable date.
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fennessy
Da Camera of Houston
You and your significant other enjoy an incredible concert of Houston's forerunners in ensemble music connecting literature with performing arts. There are many to pick from throughout their season. Da Camera is Italian for "little room" or "chamber music." So as a prelude into your Tuscan evening, enjoy a wonderful dinner at Arturo's Uptown Italiano...Viva Italiano!
Donors: Da Camera of Houston and Arturo’s Uptown Italiano
It Ain’t Over ‘til the Fat Lady Sings
Enjoy a night out for dinner with a $100 gift card to Smith & Wollensky and then on to enjoy two center orchestra seats for Houston Grand Opera's "Die Fledermaus!" Captivating serenades, lilting waltzes permeate the luscious score from the "Waltz King". A stylish art-deco inspired setting adds to the witty sophisticated fun. Big Bayou City fun!
Donors: Houston Grand Opera and Smith & Wollensky
Hostess with the Most-est
Don’t let the stress of out of town visitors get you down. This package will deliver a great time, with minimal planning from you. Let your family or friends come to visit for the weekend with a two night stay at the Courtyard Marriot in the Westchase area. You can enjoy meals out, a wine tasting for four, drinks at the neighborhood pub and even take in a movie. Best way to entertain!!
Donors: Courtyard Westchase Marriott, Corelli’s Italian Café, Baker Street Pub, Water 2 Wine, Cheesecake Factory, and Ruth Laake.
This will be the easiest get-together that you have ever hosted! Invite 25 or so of your closest friends over for an evening of food and wine. Scott Spencer, Houston Wine Merchant will provide the wines for your group. John Carrabba, Piatto Ristorante will have plenty of hearty appetizers prepared to complement the wines. All you need to do is invite your friends and pick up the food and wine before they arrive. Everyone will love to be on "the List" to be part of this evening. Relax and enjoy!
Donors: Janice & John Carrabba/Piatto Ristorante, Houston Wine Merchant
Bayou City Uptown Dining
One of the best things about Houston is our ultimate dining experience. With this package you can taste exactly what Houston has to offer. With well-known places like Tony Mandola's, Post Oak Grill and Maggiano's you can take your family out after a rough day at work, or have a special night with that special someone.... the sky is the limit.
Donors: Mr. & Mrs. Tim Dugan, Post Oak Grill, and Tony Mandola’s
Golf and ‘Ritas
You and 3 compadres will enjoy a day of golfing at one of the area’s finest courses - the Houstonian Golf and Country Club. Then gather up the friends or spouses to share in the hole-in-one stories at Pappasito’s Cantina in Sugar Land for fajitas and ‘ritas.
Donors: The Houstonian Golf and Country Club and Pappasito’s Cantina Sugar Land
Have your son ready for prom with a tuxedo rental, car wash and a great dinner at Frank's Houston. One less thing on your to-do list ...accomplished!!!!
Donors: Al’s Formal Wear, Bubbles Car Wash, and Frank’s Houston
Shop ‘til You Drop
Shopping spree at classic Houston stores & a break for lunch at Union Kitchen. $250 Nieman Marcus, $220 Mariquita Masterson, $100 Tootsies, $100 Berings, $75 Leslie & Co, and $50 Union Kitchen.
Cocktails and Conversation
Strake Jesuit Alumni Director, Tim Scalzitti will WOW your party of eight with his culinary and bartending skills. Tim will prepare three sampling courses before your eyes. Each course will feature a heavy appetizer and cocktail that represents a culture found in Houston.
Donor: Mr. Tim Scalzitti ‘90
Ready for Some Football…
No need to arrive 2 hours early or walk from the Fiesta lot since you will have a reserved parking space at every home varsity football game.
Donor: Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
Warm Up with the Spirit of Strake Jesuit
A one-of-a-kind quilt made from twenty Strake Jesuit T-shirts featuring one from each varsity sport and numerous school clubs.
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Phil Ribbeck
Dining In Style
Be the envy of your friends with this premium table for ten at the 2013 Mother-Son Luncheon.
Donor: Strake Jesuit Mothers' Club
Reserved Student Parking
Eliminate some stress from your son's morning by securing him a reserved student parking space for use on school days in the 2013-2014 school year.
Donor: Strake Jesuit College Preparatory