One Stellar Night in the Emerald City

A magical evening with good friends and exciting surprises, all in support of Central Texas families.


Your support means families don’t have to go down the yellow brick road alone. They can achieve their goals with just the right people and just the right resources to keep them on the path to success.

There are many ways to support our families this evening. Take a look at the unique and exciting live auction items listed below, and have your paddle ready when it's time to bid! Visit our fortune teller to learn what your future holds and then test your luck at the wine toss booth. And be sure to visit with our staff to learn about our recent program innovations.

I hope you truly have One Stellar Night!

Veronda L. Durden, Any Baby Can President & CEO

Beef medallions on dinner plate
  • Roasted Beef Medallions, Italian Salsa Verdi (GF) 
  • Wood-Grilled Chicken Breast, Citrus-Artichoke (GF) 
  • Roasted Seasonal Vegetables (GF) 
  • Buttered Leak Mashed Potatoes (GF)  
  • Key Lime Tartlets, Raspberry Linzer Cookies, Petite Chocolate Cups with Hazelnut Cream

The Menu

People playing ring toss
  • Grab some friends and strike a pose for the blue carpet paparazzi and 360 photo booth!
  • Gaze into the crystal ball and discover your future with traveling fortune teller Professor Marvell.
  • Bid on your favorite live auction items and find out who will win tickets to see Taylor Swift.
  • Mingle with Any Baby Can staff and learn about some of our recent program innovations.



Collector’s Art

Autographed Wizard of Oz
Framed Memorabilia Set

“Mandala” by Cookie Goldblatt
11x15 Digital Design on Metal Canvas

Estimated Value $1,000
Donated by Larry Schuffman and Cookie Goldblatt

5 Night Stay at Purgatory Ski Resort
in Durango, Colorado

2 bedroom, 2 bath condo that sleeps at least 6 in Purgatory Ski Resort in Durango, Colorado

Estimated Value $1,575 per night
Donated by Colleen Lynch

3 Night Stay in
San José del Cabo, Mexico

3 beds 3 full baths condo. 2 King beds with en suites, and a queen room with separate full bath. Multiple pools, and restaurant on site. Ocean and pool views.

Estimated Value: $750/night
Donated by the Laura and Scott Mawdsley Family

Rhapsody Luxury Collection
Emerald Ring

1.25 ctw AAAA Zambian Emerald
Double Diamond Halo set in Platinum

Estimated Value $7,000
Donated by Shop LC - Special thanks to Michelle Long

Emerald ring

Rewind Time Facial
Rejuvenation Package

At B + A Medical Aesthetics, all of our treatments are performed under the care of two board-certified surgeons in our modern, state-of-the-art clinic. This package includes the following three treatments:

Evoke, Non-Invasive radio-frequency treatment for facial skin tightening to lift the sides of the face or below the chin in a series of 6 weekly sessions.

Dysport, Botox for wrinkle relaxation

Hydrafacial, Medical Grade Facial to clean the pores and enhance the skin with antioxidants and serum treatments

Estimated Value $3,300
Donated by Dr. Nicole Basa, B+A Aesthetics

eRide and 2 Night Staycation at
Waterfront Cottage in Volente, TX

The SCOTT Aspect eRIDE 940 features proven electric assist technology in a comfortable off-road package. With an integrated battery, and powered by a 500wh Bosch drive system, the Aspect eRIDE will give you hours of trail riding energy.

2 Nights at Volente Cottage
Enjoy breathtaking sunsets and gorgeous lake views in your own private oasis. Thoughtfully remodeled, this mid-1900's house is the perfect getaway while being minutes away from Austin and its many attractions.

Estimated Total Value $4,000
Donated by Scott Sports and Marcia Kim

7 Night Stay in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

3 bed 3 full bath condo. 2 King beds with en suites, and a queen room with separate full bath. Multiple pools, and restaurant on site. Ocean and pool views.

Estimated Value: $750/night
Donated by the Laura and Scott Mawdsley Family

Night Out in Austin

Custom Dress by Jessica Melica Design
Jessica Melica graduated as a top student from Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandise before showing at LA Fashion Week. She has also designed for A-list celebs including Gwen Stefani, P!NK, and Aerosmith!

Four Seasons Spa + Dinner
Dinner for Four in Ciclo, including two bottles of wine selected by the manager AND an 80-minute treatment for Two at the Spa at Four Seasons

Estimated Value: $2,000
Donated by Jessica Melica and The Four Seasons


Event Committee Co-chairs: Cathy Schechter & Van Vo

DLA Piper logo
Winstead logo

Debra & John Gilluly

John & Dixie Paulos

Greg & Amy
Van Wyk

Austin Regional Clinic logo
Cedar Park Surgeons logo
Greater Texas logo
Ilana Tanner Logo

Kimberly & Adam


Bloody Buddy

First Citizens



Joyce Durst &
Nancy Harris

Pace & Associates

Roger Beasley

Special thanks to our production team: Austin Public Library, Austin Catering, Blue Floral Design, Gemineye Visions, Jody Zung Photography, Kronus Communications, Peter Tung Photography, Powell Parties, Premier Entertainment Group, and Urban Gypsy Salon & Boutique Leander