Gala Auction

Texas Home School Coalition 19th Annual Gala & Fundraiser, Lakeway Resort - Austin - April 26, 2014

The THSC Auction Committee is seeking creative donations from our friends and partners to be showcased online and displayed on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the beautiful Lakeway Resort in Austin, Texas.

Funds raised from the live auction will directly support the rights and freedoms of families to manage the care, custody, and education of their children.

All donations are tax deductible and provide an excellent opportunity for you to share in the vision and promote your organization at the same time! More importantly, they allow THSC, the largest state home school organization in the U.S., to continue providing support to more than 60,000 families throughout Texas.

Contact Kelley Daniels, Auction Committee Chair, at with questions.

Auction Items

The Auction Committee is working hard to procure more great items. Check back often to see what’s been added.

44 Steaks Custom Gift Pack

44 Farms Angus SteaksThis custom steak gift pack is provided by 44 Farms Angus Steaks. The pack includes: two -14oz Prime NY Strips, two – 8oz Choice Filets, two – 20oz. Prime Bone-In Ribeye, two -12oz Prime Boneless Ribeye, and two – 10oz. Prime Sirloin. All Natural. Black Angus Steaks. USDA Prime and Choice. Product of Texas.

Value: $225

Donor: 44 Farms Angus Steaks

Rodeo Package

Texas GritDon your boots and your cowboy hat and boot-scoot over to the Fort Worth Stockyards for a hog-killin’ time at the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. This package includes four tickets to the rodeo, a four-strand, 10.5 soft Fantasma rope by Callaway Ropes, and autographed copies of The Adventures of Wilder Good: Book 1 The Elk Hunt and Book 2 Texas Grit, written by SJ Dahlstrom.

Donor: Fort Worth Stockyards, SJ Dahlstrom, and Callaway Ropes

Wilder Good Gift Pack

Wilder GoodJoin Wilder Good on two great character-building adventures in The Adventures of Wilder Good. Signed by the author, these heart-warming preteen novels follow the young boy Wilder growing up amongst trials and difficult relationships. This gift pack includes a handmade custom art poster by Dirk Fowler.

Value: $95

Donor: SJ Dahlstrom

Houston Astros Home Game Pack

Houston Astros Home Game PackGrab your family or friends and head to Minute Maid Park in Houston, home of the Houston Astros! This certificate is good for four (4) tickets to see the Houston Astros take on the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, May 30, 2014. No resale or substitution on dates, please.

Value: $164
Donor: Houston Astros

His and Hers Callaway Golf Sunglasses

His and Hers Callaway Golf SunglassesHis and hers pair of Callaway sunglasses available exclusively through Eyeware Professionals. Each pair has neox transition lenses, providing increased depth perception; block 100% of UV rays; darken with the amount of sunlight present; and give a clearer contour of golf courses, trails, or courts, depending upon your sport.

Value: $370
Donor: Wadley Eyecare

“Fenceline Friends” Print by Ray Kelly – Framed, Signed by Artist

“Fenceline Friends” Print by Ray Kelly – Framed, Signed by ArtistFramed and matted, this beautiful print will be the perfect addition to your home or office. “Fenceline Friends” is a limited edition, autographed print by Ray Kelly.

Value: $350
Donor: Anonymous

River Pavilion Overlooking the Brazos River Plain

River Pavilion Overlooking the Brazos River PlainSend out those invitations for the next family reunion or organize a business retreat to re-energize your staff! Brazos Bluffs Ranch offers the exclusive use of their 800-square-foot, screened-in river pavilion and 1,830-square-foot deck overlooking the Brazos River Plain, all within a 10-mile drive of Waco and Baylor University! They offer a volleyball net, horseshoe pits, and a ping pong table for you to enjoy, along with an outdoor BBQ pit and gas grill for parties of any size. The kitchen inside the pavilion includes an oven, stove, refrigerator, and sink with running water. The pavilion, deck, and separate restrooms are all handicapped accessible. Reserve your next function today with this amazing auction package!

Value: $300
Donor: Brazos Bluffs Ranch

“Thunder of Freedom” Canvas Artwork

“Thunder of Freedom” Canvas ArtworkBeautifully created canvas art print inspired by Zechariah 6:1-8 and Revelation 6 and 7, titled “Thunder of Freedom.” Personal touch-ups by artist. Dimensions: 12” x 36”

Value: $150
Donor: Glimpses of Glory Studio

One Night’s Stay at the Brazos Bluffs Ranch With Outdoor Adventure Package

One Night’s Stay at the Brazos Bluffs Ranch With Outdoor Adventure PackageWith the natural beauty of its high bluffs and wooded valleys on the east bank of the Brazos River, Brazos Bluffs Ranch feels more like a secluded state park than the private, working ranch that it is. Welcome home to comfortable lodging in the newly finished guest house, and enjoy a weeknight stay for up to six people. The cabin is furnished with a king bed in one bedroom, a queen bed in the other, and two twin beds in the large, carpeted sleeping loft. Just five short miles from the Waco city limits, you can hear the birds singing and enjoy watching the sheep and cattle grazing while catching a cool evening breeze on the front porch. Complete your vacation getaway with an outdoor adventure package with Brazos Bluffs Stables, LLC. Stable will provide horses, tack, helmets, riding instruction, and four one-hour horseback rides. Enjoy leisurely riding along the rim of the limestone bluff overlooking the Brazos River Valley and along scenic trails through the woods and pastures of the beautiful Brazos Bluffs Ranch. You will see the ranch’s cattle and sheep herds and may even catch a glimpse of a wild turkey or white-tailed deer. In addition to horseback riding, make room for up to six guests to spend all day canoeing or kayaking the clear waters of the Brazos River. You can even bring along a fishing pole and try your luck at catching a large- or smallmouth spotted bass or catfish! This outdoor package includes day use of two 17-foot (two-person) canoes, and two (one-person) kayaks for an all-day adventure!

Value: $485

Donor: Brazos Bluffs Ranch

“Going To Grandma’s” Print by HC Zachery – Framed, Signed by Artist

“Going To Grandma’s” Print by HC Zachery – Framed, Signed by ArtistFramed and matted, this peaceful display of the beauty of winter will be a wonderful addition to your home or office. Personally autographed by HC Zachery, “Going to Grandma’s” is a timeless treasure.

Value: $500

Donor: Anonymous

James Avery Jewelry Silver Star Flower With Blue Topaz Pendant Necklace & Ear Post With Star Flower Collars

James Avery Jewelry Silver Star Flower With Blue Topaz Pendant Necklace & Ear Post With Star Flower CollarsCelebrate the special woman in your life by surprising her with a beautiful, finely crafted, sterling silver Star Flower with Blue Topaz jewelry set. This set includes a star flower with blue topaz pendant on an 18” Light Spiga chain and a pair of blue topaz ear posts with star flower ear post collars. The perfect gift for any special occasion.

Value: $311
Donor: James Avery Jewelry

Take a THSC Convention Vacation

THSC Convention VacationPack your bags and prepare for a weekend of inspiration and encouragement! THSC invites a family of four to experience the Southwest Convention & Family Conference in The Woodlands, July 24-26, 2014. This gift package includes one night’s stay at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott and Conference Center, general admission for two adults and two children to Convention (children have the option of exchanging their general admission tickets for registration in any of the children’s or teen programs), one ticket to Encouragement by Chocolate for mom, one ticket to Discipleship With Donuts for dad, four THSC water bottles, and the entire family is invited to The Duggar Family LIVE! show Saturday, July 26!

Value: $400
Donor: Texas Home School Coalition

Big Country Weekend Getaway

Big Country Weekend GetawayEnjoy a two-night stay in Gateway Getaway’s two-bedroom bed and breakfast (with stocked kitchen) located 20 miles south of Abilene. This country getaway is secluded and quiet . . . perfect for great conversations, observing nature, stargazing, front-porch sitting, and family memories. Certificate to be used during 2014 and subject to reservation availability. During your stay, take your family (good for five tickets) to Frontier Texas.

Value: $440
Donor: Gateway Getaway and Frontier Texas

Dallas Stars Home Game Pack

Dallas Stars Home Game PackBe a star and head over to the American Airlines Center for an action-packed game of hockey. You and a friend will enjoy one home game.

Value: $50
Donor: Dallas Stars

Make Donations

Donor Benefits:

  • Donors will be recognized during the event.
  • Donors will be included in the auction program booklet.
  • Donors will be listed on the THSC website.
  • Donors will be acknowledged in our magazine and e-newsletters that reach over 20,000 people weekly.

The following are some past creative donations that have been very successful:

  • Texas-style paintings
  • Gift Certificates for dining, recreation, family events
  • Hotel, dinner, theatre packages
  • Bed and breakfast escapes
  • Wine tasting and gift baskets filled with wines, cheese and crackers
  • Educational / family fun packages
  • Sporting event packages and signed memorabilia
  • Vacation packages
  • Hunting or fishing packages
  • Gift Certificate to have dinner at our home for a party of four to six
  • Golf resort getaways or golf fees for a foursome

Proxy Bid Form

2014 Gala Proxy Bid Form

• Proxy bids will be placed on behalf of the person named in this contract, up to the amount necessary to win the Bid/auction item, and no more. Proxy bids will be placed on behalf of the person named in this contract, up to the amount necessary to win the Bid/auction item, and no more. For consideration, all proxy forms must be submitted no later than noon on Friday, April 25, 2014.

• Although there is the possibility that the person named in this contract shall obtain the named auction item for less; said person shall be responsible up to the full “bid not to exceed” amount listed as "Maxiumum Bid Amount".

• If the live or silent auction bidding for an item named in this contract exceeds the “bid not to exceed” number indicated in the proxy bid table, bidding on behalf of this person will stop and the person named in this contract will lose said bid/auction item.

THSC will contact each proxy bidder prior to Gala to confirm proxy bid and payment information. In order to secure proxy bid, credit card information must be on file with THSC. Charges will not be incurred if Proxy Bid is not the high bid.

Contact Kelley Daniels, Auction Committee Chair, at with questions.
  • Bidder Information:

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  • Terms and Conditions:

    1) I am over 18 and can enter into legally binding contracts under applicable law.

    2) By submitting this form, I authorize a THSC representative to place bids on my behalf for the item(s) on this Proxy Bid Form up to and including the amount on this form.

    3) I understand that this representative will place bids at the increments set by the auctioneer at the silent and/or live auction.

    4) I understand that I can only submit proxy bids for silent and live auction items as identified on the website

    5) By checking the box below, I agree to purchase the item(s) listed above for the amount(s) listed above if I submit the winning bid. If my proxy bid is the highest made at the THSC 19th Annual Gala and Fundraiser Auction on April 26, 2014, I will win the item and my credit card on file with THSC will be charged for the final bid amount including shipping charges if applicable.

    6) I understand that I will receive an email confirmation of my winning bid to the email address stated on this form, no later than May 3, 2014.

    7) I understand that my winning item or certificate will be mailed to me by regular US postal service after payment has been received. For the items that will be mailed, I understand that alternative shipping arrangements can be made at my request after I am notified of my winning bid. I further understand that I may be charged for these alternative shipping arrangements.

    8) I understand that in the event that two proxy bids tie for the same item, the proxy bidder who submitted their proxy bid form first will win the item. In the case that a proxy bid and a physical attendee tie for the same item, the physical attendee will win the item (if a duplicate item cannot be made available).

    9) I understand that any Proxy Bid Form containing any qualifying statements attached to any item will not be accepted. For example, you may not state: “Subject to my approval,” “If there is no scheduling conflict,” or “If the performance/reservation is on a weekend.”

    10) I understand that THSC reserves the right to refuse to accept this or any proxy bid for any reason within its sole discretion, including but not limited to proxy bids that are lower than the minimum starting bids for an item.

    11) I understand that my submission of the Proxy Bid Form is final. I understand that I may not alter the items that I have submitted for proxy bidding in any way, including the authorized maximum bid amount.

    This document is a legally binding contract between the person whose authorized signature appears below and the Texas Home School Coalition (THSC) organization. I hereby accept the above Proxy Bid Auction Rules and authorize a representative of THSC to bid on my behalf, on the auction items I have chosen, up to the full amount indicated as "Maximum Bid Amount".
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THSC is a Non-Profit Organization approved by section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. We certify that THSC staff, Board members, Advisory members or volunteers did not provide any services in exchange for this donation. THSC Tax ID # 75-2110659. Items should be shipped to: THSC c/o Kelley Daniels, 617 Warrington Lane, Southlake, TX 76092.

PDF version of the Auction Donation Request