Surprise! The Crystal Charity Ball is Saturday. It’s the absolute standout when it comes to the glamorous gowns, gems, gals and gents. This year’s CCB Chair Michal Powell is charging ahead to break all-time records for the 63-year-old fundraiser for children. Her goal is not to raise, but to net a “celestial” $6.3M for a record-breaking number of beneficiaries (Callier Center for Communication Disorders, Catholic Charities of Dallas, Dallas Children’s Theater, Dallas Life, Dallas Services, Family Compass, H.I.S. Bridgebuilders, Interfaith Housing Coalition, Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center, North Texas Food Bank and Texas Health Resources Foundation).
To accomplish that goal, she and her team of women have arranged for a king’s/queen’s ransom of marvy-oodle silent auction items.
Ah, but the “contribution tickets” are the ones that always raise eyebrows. Not only for what they are, but who ends up with them. Generous boldfacers who buy a handful of tickets as well as “This-is-the-first-time-I-bought-a-ticket” types perk up when they find out their name is called.
Here’s a roundup of the grab-ables for your consideration. And, no, you don’t have to be present to win, but you do have to buy a raffle …oops, make that … a contribution ticket.
- For a $300 chance ticket — A Lexus RC F, compliments of Sewell Lexus and Park Place Lexus. (Retail value: $75,000) Drawing is limited to 500 tickets.
- For a $275 chance ticket — A prepaid $25,000 VISA card from Legacy Texas Bank.
- For a $250 chance ticket — $20,000 in NorthPark Gold plus Two VIP Valet Parking Cards.
- For a $225 chance ticket — A year of Forty Five Ten with four seasonal $5,000 gift cards (total of $20,000).
- For a $200 chance ticket — An Exclusive Resorts 7-Night Gateway Escape to a destination of the winner’s choice. (Options include resorts in Hawaii, Mexico, Cayman Islands, California, Costa Rica, Colorado, Georgia, South Carolina and Arizona).
- For a $175 chance ticket —A $10,000 Timepiece Gift Certificate to Eiseman Jewels NorthPark.
By the by, Grand Homes is the official sponsor of the 2015 Contribution Tickets.
If your dance card is already filled and you just can’t make Saturday night’s festivities, you can still take a chance and buy a contribution ticket by contacting the CCB office at 214.526.5868. Who knows? Not only will you help area kiddos, you just might help your sweet self.
* Graphics and photos provided by Crystal Charity Ball