2017 Texas Biomedical Forum Gala Raffle Prizes

Thank you to all who participate in the 2017 Forum Gala Raffle drawing, which was held on Saturday, May 6, 2017. We will be in touch with winners not present.

Proceeds will go to the Texas Biomedical Research Institute. Raffle prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash. The prize of a raffle ticket is not tax-deductible. Please note to purchase raffle tickets, you must be a resident of Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina or Wilson counties. Raffle tickets may be subject to tax, depending on the value of the item.

Raffle Items


Cinnamon Shore / Port A Labor Day Experience



Enjoy a 3-night stay over Labor Day weekend, September 1-3, 2017, in a beautiful home located on the Great Lawn of Cinnamon Shores.  This 3-story beach home will comfortably accommodate up to three families with it’s spacious master suite, two queen bedrooms with balconies and en-suite bathrooms, a bunkroom with three sets of bunks and en-suite bathroom, a kids’ media/playroom with a queen sleeper sofa and one additional family area with a trundle sleeper sofa. During your stay, enjoy one full day of offshore sail fishing on Bleu Sky, a 55’ Viking, with Captain Rand Clark.  You and your guests will be sun protected with $200 worth of Supergoop! goodies.  While the package is only offered Labor Day weekend, winner may be able to extend their stay at a cost per night of $1,100 with owner’s approval.

Value: $4,995

Generously donated by Matt & Denise Mosser and Supergoop!


New York Fashion Week in September

Julian Gold

Grab your most fashion forward friend(s) for New York Fashion Week.  The lucky winner will receive 2 tickets to attend 3 runway shows in September 2017 (exact dates have not yet been released) and a $1,000 VISA gift card to use for travel expenses. Get ready for this week of fashion with the help of STYLE by Nicole McClane who will provide three-hours to help you spend your $1,000 gift card to Julian Gold or help you pack for the big trip!

Value:  $2,300 plus the priceless value of the NYFW tickets

Generously donated by Julian Gold, STYLE by Nicole McClane, and Texas Biomedical Forum Trustees.


Dinner Party at The Argyle

Pick up your favorite friends in the Pachanga Express bus and head to dinner with wine pairings and cocktail hour entertainment for 12 guests at The Argyle.  Enjoy your custom Argyle crest cuff links designed by Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry, and two magnum bottles of Argyle branded wine (one red/one white) to keep the party lively.  After dinner, send your guests home on the bus and spend the night upstairs in The Argyle suite.  Your one-night stay includes champagne and strawberries and a continental breakfast (not available during the months of December or April).  The Argyle dinner and suite are valid through May 6, 2018. Pachanga Express is valid through February 2018.

Value: $4,600

Generously donated by Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry, The Argyle, and Pachanga Express


Jewels and Basketball

Treat yourself (or your wife!) with a $2,000 gift card to Shetler Fine Jewelers and head down to the AT&T Center to watch the Spurs with 6 tickets to the Terrace Level Theater Box, courtesy of Broadway Bank, during the 2017-2018 Season. Tickets include the Terrace Club’s buffet dinner and drinks, as well as 2 parking passes. Shetler Wade Jewelers gift card is valid through November 8, 2017.


Value: $3,436

Generously donated by Broadway Bank and Shetler Fine Jewelers


Gorski Fur Experience at Neiman Marcus

Enjoy a luxurious facial from one of Neiman Marcus’ cosmetic lines and a color application from a beauty expert.  After lunch for two at the Mariposa restaurant, the winner will be able to use their $4,000 gift certificate on a Gorski fur from the Neiman Marcus Fur Salon.  Please note that this gift certificate is specifically for the fur, it may not be returned, the fur is not exchangeable for cash or credit, and the package expires on October 21, 2017.

Value: $4,975

Generously donated by Neiman Marcus


Jordan Alexander Jewelry

Add this stunning 36” Baroque Tahitian Pearl Necklace with 18-karat gold, double-sided pave diamonds to your collection of fine jewelry.  This beautiful necklace is designed by Jordan Alexander and is inspired by her grandmother’s pearls. This jeweler has captured the attention of many movie stars such as Julia Roberts, Kristen Stewart, and Pink to name a few.  SAKS Fifth Avenue and Jordan Alexander have partnered together to graciously donate this necklace.

Value: $4,695

Generously donated by Jordan Alexander and SAKS Fifth Avenue


Formula 1 Grand Prix VIP Experience

This is a true VIP experience! Winner and a guest will have tickets to the Owner’s Club/VIP Hospitality for the 2017 Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix at Circuit of Americas from 10/20/17 – 10/22/17. Watch the race from an elevated building perfectly situated on Turn 17 with a climate-controlled downstairs and an open-air covered upstairs. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast, lunch, snacks, and unlimited bar,  a complimentary pass for a tour in the iconic 25-story Observation Tower, an exclusive pit lane walk, 1 VIP parking pass, and special VIP access to the Post-Race Concert (Artist is Justin Timberlake). You’ll leave home with souvenir tickets, a custom lanyard and other commemorative items. Plus, this package comes with a $200 gift card to the famous Japanese restaurant UCHI in Austin, TX as well as a signed UCHI cookbook!

Value: $4,990

Generously donated by Ashley and Rad Weaver and Uchi.