Registration and Payment Deadline Extended - New Date January 23

2017 Scholarship Soiree

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The evening, underwritten by The Dow Chemical Company, will include dancing and music from the band, Duck Soup, "The Unofficial Band of the PGA Tour," sponsored by TDECU Wealth Advisors. As well as great food featuring Texas flavors provided by On the River, Brian's BBQ, Sake' to Me, and Tommy's Catering.

All money raised at this event will be used to fund Brazosport College Foundation scholarships. The need for scholarships continues to grow as enrollment reaches over 4,000 credit students each year. Scholarships are a vital component to completion of higher education goals for BC students.

Please join us in your cocktail attire for an evening that will make Texas Proud!

Evening Highlights

Texas Two-Step Auction

Attendees at this premier event will have a chance to make a true difference in lives of BC students by participating in two auction opportunities. The Texas Two-Step Auction features The Fabulous Fifteen Silent Auction, as well as the Live Scholarship Auction.

Fabulous Fifteen Silent Auction

Thank you to our silent auction donors for their generosity is providing these wonderful items!

  • Dinner for 18 people at the Dow Plantation House with Dow's Vice President of U.S. Gulf Coast Operations, Rich & Trudy Wells
  • Wine tour & tasting at Haak Vineyards & Winery
  • Big Green Egg size large with nest & accessories
  • YETI Hopper Cooler & 30 lbs of Texas gulf shrimp from Po Boy's Seafood Market
  • Dinner for 8 people at the home of Dr. Millicent Valek & John May
  • Hill Country Getaway at the Y.O. Ranch in Kerrville, TX
  • YETI soft-sided cooler & 10 lbs of Texas gulf shrimp
  • John Hardy black sapphire necklace
  • Wine tasting & pairing for 8 people at the home of Brazosport College Foundation President, David Howarth
  • Guided fishing trip for 3 people with Bubba Alexander
  • Wyman Meinzer's "Texas Quail" book; signed, numbered & framed print "North Texas Covey Rise" by Ken Carlson; a hand carved & painted set of two quail by renowned Texas artist Bill McCorkle
  • Private tour & wine tasting for 12 people including barrel tasting with the winemaker at Pleasant Hill Winery located in Brenham, TX
  • Kendra Scott Signature Oval Shaped Elisa Pendant with .39 total carat weight white pave diamonds and 14k yellow gold
  • Season Tickets for 2 people to the 2018-19 Guest Artist Series at The Clarion at Brazosport College including invitation to the pre-concert private sponsor receptions

Live Scholarship Auction

The live scholarship auction begins with bids starting at $500 - which is a scholarship for a part-time student for a semester.

Levels will continue to increase until there are no additional bids coming in.

There will not be just one winner for each scholarship level - there can be several bidders at the same levels - in fact - the more the merrier!

Bids can be made as pledges to be paid up to 4 years, and if you bid at the $4,000 level you can sponsor a part-time student and for $8,000 pledged over 4 years you can sponsor a full-time student.

With this, you will be able to name your scholarship as well as the program of study you wish to sponsor through the Sponsor a Scholar Scholarship program!

At the event, you will be asked to make your commitment level for a scholarship. Later you will be contacted by college foundation staff to work out the details.

If you plan to bid, it would be great to let BC Foundation staff know before the event by contacting Tracee at 979-230-3163. With this information, our auctioneers will be able to keep the bidding moving forward.

In 2015, the Scholarship Auction raised $132,000 in pledges for scholarships and we had great fun in the process!

Texas Our Texas Raffle

Sponsored by Olin Corporation

The raffle provides the winner the opportunity to choose one of three exciting Texas getaways.

 Destinations include:

  • A weekend for two people in Fredericksburg
  • A weekend for two couples at Horseshoe Bay Resort
  • A weekend for the family at the Mayan Dude Ranch

Tickets are available for pre-sale or at the event - $20 each, (6) for $100 or (15) for $200. Need not be present to win. The drawing will take place at the soiree on January 12th.


BC Foundation Scholarship Soiree Committee

BC Foundation Scholarship Soiree Committee 2

Making the Brazosport College Foundation Stars Over Texas Soirée possible is the Soirée Committee, which include, co-chairs Bill and Diane Tasto, Lisa Baker, Gabriella Cone, Trish Franklin, Nancy Gilbert, Tess Holtzclaw, Becky Kageler, Jan McConnell, Bonnie Novosad, Anita Rau, George Rau, Tabitha Ray, Sandy Stanley, Joan Tulloch, Janis Warny, Serena Andrews, Sherrie Garrett and Tracee Watts.

Ticket Info

Reserve your table, purchase individual tickets or raffle tickets
online by clicking the box below:

Soiree Buy Tickets


Checks can be made to the Brazosport College Foundation and mailed to:

Brazosport College Foundation
500 College Drive #155
Lake Jackson, TX 77566

For additional information, please contact:

Tracee Watts
Development Officer
Brazosport College Foundation

       Underwritten by

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  The Dow Chemical Company
Entertainment Sponsored by
            TDECU WA