The Big Give Gala: Ticket Giveaway


One of Austin’s most-anticipated annual fundraising galas, The BIG Give  presented by I Live Here I Give Here’s (ILHIGH), is coming up next Friday, September 8 at the lovely Hotel Van Zandt and we want to offer two lucky folks tickets to the big event!

This year’s The BIG Give will celebrate a decade of giving back to Austin and Central Texas, and to help make the celebration bigger and better than ever, we have partnered with I Live Here I Give Here to host a special giveaways featuring two tickets to The BIG Give, valued at $150 each – a total value of $300!

At The BIG Give the lucky winner will have the chance to bid on specially curated silent auction packages, including a private ten-course dinner for four with wine and sake pairings at Uchi, a “Craft Beer Austin” curated raffle basket worth over $2k, a Gary Clark Jr. signed guitar as part of an Antone’s package, a A limited edition piece from Keith Kreeger’s signature collection and more!

Entry is simple! Just tag someone you want to take with you to the event on our Instagram post for the giveaway, which ends tonight at midnight. One lucky winner will be chosen the next day on Tuesday, September 5. Good Luck!

The mission of I Live Here I Give Here and The BIG Give is to cultivate the power of giving back. ILHIGH strives to meet our community’s needs by ensuring that the culture of giving back is embraced and celebrated throughout our region. ILHIGH accomplishes this through a unique set of products and services designed to meet every Central Texan exactly where they are with a special focus on new and emerging donors. We do so through integrated and effective tools with proven impact, like The BIG Give.

To encourage attendees to donate and give back to their Central Texas community I Live Here I Give Here has partnered with numerous restaurants, brands and organizations to put together a series of unique and locally populated packages for The BIG Give’s silent auction event. These partners have each pledged to donate a unique item, experience or service to demonstrate their commitment to giving back to Austinites and everyone across Central Texas. The silent auction packages will be open to bidding from all attendees at The BIG Give on Friday.

In addition to the donations listed above notable partners include Tiffany & Co., who provided a special breakfast at Tiffany’s for six with a matching silver Tiffany & Co. cuff; Bunkhouse, which generously donated a 3-night stay at Bunkhouse Group’s newest property, Hotel San Christobal in Todos Santos; Allens Boots and Morris Kay & Sons Furs; who gave a timeless yet chic mink stroller from Allens Boots and Morris Kaye & Sons Furs; Hotel Van Zandt, who in addition to hosting The BIG Give, have provided a once-in-a-lifetime experience package containing one complimentary day or evening rental of the luxury Meriwether Ballroom, a 20% discount on all food and beverage ordered for the event, a 20% discount on all audio/visual services, a complimentary night stay in the Van Zandt Suite and a $250 dinner certificate to Geraldine’s; and Maggie Louise Confections, who gave a private event for up to 20 guests featuring handmade chocolate tasting, bubbles, and a tour of the MLC production facility. Even more amazing silent auction packages will also be announced and put up for bidding at The BIG Give on Friday!

This year’s The BIG Give will take place at Hotel Van Zandt beginning with the VIP reception for “Joyful Givers” and above from 6:30 – 7:30pm, followed immediately by The BIG Give event for all ticket buyers from 7:30 – 10:30pm. Chikage Windler has been gracious enough to host as emcee for the night, with local band Keeper performing as the special musical guests at The BIG Give.

The full list of notable 2017 Silent Auction Package Donors is included below:

  • Uchi & Uchiko
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Various Austin Breweries
  • Antone’s + Gary Clark Jr.
  • Bunkhouse Group
  • Hotel Van Zandt
  • Keith Kreeger
  • McGuire Morman Hospitality
  • Sound On Sound Fest
  • ACL Live
  • Allens Boots + Morris Kay & Sons
  • Maggie Louise Confections