A Fantasical Fête - The Kinkaid School Auction

The Kinkaid Community is invited to be apart of a whimsical night on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Auction curators Tina Papandreou, Brooke Robertson and Courtney Swanson are planning an evening where you should Expect the Unexpected. A few parties in history are considered works of art and this one will be at the top of the list. The night will be a visual masterpiece: the epitome of eccentric folly. We hope you can join us!

This year's underwriting will take place exclusively online. A deadline of December 12, 2018 will be the last day to unlock the excitement.

Proceeds from the event enrich the School immeasurably and directly enhance the quality of each student’s education. This year’s funds will support a newly created fund to further the development of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) for all Kinkaid students, Pre-K through 12. Additionally our proceeds will provide financial resources for the Engineering Math Science Institute Program the School hosts every summer for under-represented youth in the Houston area since 1975. Past auctions also have contributed to community service programs, educational student trips, faculty development, technology upgrades and equipment for the athletic and arts departments.

FAQs

What is the theme?

A Fantasical Fête is inspired by the legendary Surrealist Ball hosted by Baroness Marie-Hélène de Rothschild and her husband Guy at Chateau de Ferrière in 1972. Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí designed the costumes for the hosts and guests. Still have questions? In a few weeks see our Instagram feed for fun ideas and inspirations.

What is the attire for the evening?

Surreal Black Tie - Guests are encouraged to incorporate avant-garde and whimsical elements symbolic of the era into their black tie attire. A modern twist on the Surrealist movement will permeate the evening.

What are the underwriting options?

Underwriting begins on October 12 and ends on December 12. All reservations will be made online.


If you would like to form a table with four additional couples at your level, please reserve your couples tickets online and email auction@kinkaid.org with the names, only one submission is needed per table.

Questions, please contact Georgia Piazza.

Will individual tickets be available?

After the underwriting portion of the Auction has concluded and placement for all those tables has taken place, and if there are any remaining tables, we will offer individual tickets for the evening. Please stay tuned for more details.

Fantastical Underwriting Levels

*If you would like to form a table with four additional couples at your level, please reserve your couples ticket online and email
auction@kinkaid.org with all the names, only one submission is needed per table.

Tables

Magritte's Masters - $50,000
Includes VIP seating for up to 12 guests, superior wine at the dinner table, home delivery of items post-auction and an invitation to the Iluminati Underwriting Party.

Extravagant Ernsts - $25,000
Includes exclusive seating for 10 guests, superior wine at the dinner table, home delivery of items post-auction and an invitation to the Iluminati Underwriting Party.

Fanciful Fridas - $15,000
Includes premier seating for 10 guests, superior wine at the dinner table and an invitation to the Iluminati Underwriting Party.

Audacious Arps - $10,000
Includes prime seating for 10 guests, superior wine at the dinner table and an invitation to the Iluminati Underwriting Party.

Picasso's Patrons - $6,000
Includes preferred seating for 10 guests and an invitation to the Iluminati Underwriting Party.

Couples

Magritte's Masters -
$10,000
per couple
Includes VIP seating for 2 guests*, superior wine at the dinner table, home delivery of items post-auction and an invitation to the Iluminati Underwriting Party.

Extravagant Ernsts -
$5,000 per couple

Includes exclusive seating for 2 guests*, superior wine at the dinner table and an invitation to the Iluminati Underwriting Party.

Fanciful Fridas -
$3,000 per couple

Includes premier seating for 2 guests*, superior wine at the dinner table and an invitation to the Iluminati Underwriting Party.

Audacious Arps -
$2,000 per couple

Includes preferred seating for 2 guests*, superior wine at the dinner table.

Picasso's Patrons -
$1,200
per couple
Includes reserved seating for 2 guests*.