2021 St. Agnes Academy Legacy Gala & Auction

VERITAS IN PARADISE

Saturday, March 27, 2021
White Oak Music Hall
5:30 p.m. 

For questions or for more information please contact one of our gala co-chairs
Martha Rutledge: martharutledge5@gmail.com
Tracey Rogan: rogans6@gmail.com
Christi Johnston: burnsycd@yahoo.com
 

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How will the Gala be structured at White Oak Music Hall?

    (The Lawn at) White Oak Music Hall is an outdoor concert venue in the Heights area of Houston. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff came up with innovative ways their patrons could safely enjoy live music. They started a Grid Concert Series, where they sold groups of tickets (rather than individual tickets), allowing families and friends who were cohorting to attend shows together - physically distanced from other attendees. Each group of tickets is assigned a private, distanced pod for the event. We are building on and using this concept for our Gala. The lawn can host over 3,000 people for a concert in "normal" times. We expect to use roughly 10-20% of the capacity for our Gala. The stage is perfect for the Gala and a fun cover band. A beautiful spring evening under the stars sounds like a fabulous escape to us!
  • What should I wear?

    The attire is “Beach Chic.” What is beach chic?! Well, ladies, think floral frocks and flowy kaftans. We recommend you opt for sandals over heels, as some of the space is on grass. 

    Guys, don a guayabera with khakis or linen pants. Hawaiian shirts absolutely fit the bill too. Need some examples? Click here.
  • Will I have to wear a mask the entire time?

    We ask that you wear a mask anytime that you are walking around, but once you are in your pod and enjoying dinner, you are welcome to take that mask off and let us see your beautiful faces. We sure have missed them! Please remember to replace your mask in between sips of your signature cocktail as you peruse the auction area.
  • Will there be a band?

    Yes! After the live auction, we will host the Landsharks band for a concert! Guests are encouraged to enjoy the show while remaining in their pods. The Landsharks are THE premier Jimmy Buffet cover band and have even opened for Jimmy himself! Pretend your feet are in the sand, relax and get ready to finish off the evening with a cocktail in hand and a wonderful concert!
  • What if my group is smaller than 10?

    That is 100% OK! We are going to allow groups of 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 people. Every group (of any of these sizes) will have their own space, apart from other tables. To purchase any number of tickets, visit our gala portal, navigate to the underwriting level you would like to support, and select the number of seats you are purchasing. We ask that groups seated together purchase their seats at the same giving level. Make sure to note who (if anyone) you are sharing a pod with in the comment field.

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  • What happens if it rains?

     This is an outdoor, rain or shine event! Should severe weather prevent us from hosting the Gala on the lawn, we plan to move the auction indoors and schedule all guests a time slot where they will be able to walk through our items, wine pull, etc. and pick up dinner to enjoy at home.
  • What time should I arrive?

    Check-in and auction viewing will be open to all starting at 5:30 p.m., and our program will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m.
  • Where do I park? Is there valet available?

    Self-parking is available in parking lot B, which is across the street from the entrance. If you prefer to have the VIP treatment, valet will also be available. Click here for a parking map. 
  • Will I need my phone?

    Absolutely! Please make sure your phone is fully charged, as this is how you will be doing all your bidding, purchasing, and donating.
  • Will we be able to participate virtually?

    We are exploring options for those who wish to participate from home, and will communicate those plans as they develop. Mobile bidding on the silent and big board auctions will be available to anyone who wishes to participate.