October 03, 2010
The Pavilion Partners Raises $25,000 for Educational Programs at KISS Fundraiser

Photo: These lucky guests bought the KISS meet and greet live auction item at The Pavilion Partners Pre-Concert Dinner & Fundraiser Sept. 17, 2010 at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Unique items were auctioned off at the event to raise money for The Pavilion's performing arts and educational outreach programs.

The Woodlands, TX - Guests partied like a rock star at The Pavilion Partners Pre-Concert Dinner & Fundraiser held Sept. 17 prior to the KISS concert at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Guests enjoyed a night of classic rock music, mouth-watering eats and hard-core fun while supporting educational outreach programs offered by The Pavilion, including Musical Scores, Children's Festival and Fine Arts Education Day.

Tickets for the event included special reserved seating for the concert, VIP Club passes, hors d'oeuvres provided by Tommy Bahama and a fabulous steak dinner catered by Outback Steakhouse.

Guests got a chance to "Shout It Out Loud" during the live auction, bidding on items such as an autographed Sting guitar, a Houston Astros VIP ticket package, an overnight golf package at Whispering Pines, two exquisite jewelry pieces and font row pit tickets for the concert, raising $13,500. The silent auction included unique items and packages created just for this event including a KISS memorabilia package, a Houston Aeros ticket package, a unique guitar-shaped wine rack filled with specialty wines, an overnight Galveston getaway package, a spectacular downtown arts package, great dinner and wine packages, fantastic Woodlands "staycation" packages and more. The silent auction raised $8,400.

"The Pavilion Partners Pre-concert Dinner & Fundraiser is one of the best fundraisers we have all year. The event brings together groups of people from both inside and outside our community and introduces them to the arts programs at The Pavilion," said Christine Scully, development director of The Pavilion. "We had some really unique auction packages to offer our guests, including a meet and greet with the evening's entertainment. Tommy Bahama provided delicious appetizers and Outback Steakhouse a wonderful meal. We could not have done it without our volunteers, sponsors and guests and who came together to raise $25,000 to support educational programs at The Pavilion."