2018 Hearts of Gold Gala

Gold Ribbon Rescue’s 20th Anniversary Celebration
The Hearts of Gold Gala

Join us as we celebrate 20 years of rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming Golden Retrievers, dedicated to the dogs we love and the gifts they give us.

Saturday, October 6, 2018
The Lakeway Center
105 Cross Creek, Lakeway, TX 78734

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Cocktails and appetizers
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Dinner, program and live auction
9:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Music and conversation

Reservations: $75 per person, $500 per table of eight

A French Inspired Dinner by Food! Food!

Comte Sables
Cheeses with Crudites and Baguette
Apple, Brandy and Chicken Mousse on Toasts
Peppered Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce
Boneless Chicken Breast in Mustard Thyme Cream Sauce
Carrots in Vermouth Mushroom
Sauté Roasted Root Vegetables with Herbs
Chocolate and Espresso Eclairs
Lemon Mousse
Chocolate Roulad

Click image to view the 20th Anniversary Video

Auction Items

Seattle Getaway
Two Alaska Air tickets paired with 2 nights at the Seattle Renaissance Hotel and 1 night at the Seattle Fairmont Hotel – includes breakfast at the hotels.
Ranch Getaway with your Goldens
Two nights at the exclusive Old Mill Creek Retreat on 40 acres outside Brenham complete with a 5,000 square foot home that accommodates up to 10 adults, 10 kids and 10 dogs plus a dog-friendly swimming pool and pond --- a perfect weekend getaway for 2 and 4-legged creatures.
Hill Country Getaway
Two nights at the luxurious JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa – includes the 9–acre River Bluff Water Park on the property.
Private Wine Class for 20
Treat friends and family to a private 2-hour wine tasting led by a Total Wine & More expert – sample 8 wines from a themed tasting: California Dreaming, An Inspiring Taste of Italy or Tour de France.
Child-Friendly / Grandchild-Friendly Fun Days
Fun Austin activities for you and your kids / grandkids – includes tickets to ZACH theater production of A Christmas Carol, Round Rock Express Baseball, The Thinkery and more.
Assorted European Crystal
Includes Waterford and Baccarat decanters and wines
Golden Retriever Statue
Beautiful granite Golden Retriever sculpture

Gala Underwriters
Linda Anthony
Food! Food! by Susan Eggert
Matching Challenge Sponsors
Paul and Gregg Parks-Biba
  • In Honor of Carol and Tommy Blackwell

Andy and Lynn Neillie
  • In memory of every one of our beautiful, loving Goldens: Alex, Kaibab, Trooper, Jodi, Sammie, Ranger, Redford, and our honorary Golden girl, Maggie. And for our two present Goldens who bring us such joy: Mickey and Ms Sawyer!

Chris and Susan Wilson
  • In honor of the many volunteers working to further the mission of GRR

Charlie & Bryan
  • In honor of our two GRR fur babies, Shepard and Buffy.

Kathleen and Ken Kerr
  • In honor of our rescue Murphy (17-118). We are so grateful to GRR for bringing him into our lives.

Dr. Erin Homburg – Austin Urban Vet
  • In memory of "Redford" Neillie.

Mark and Mary Martinez
  • In memory of our GRR golden, Comet, (06-161).

Janet Schroeder
  • In Memory of Sandy-girl Schroeder

Marla McClain and Ed Hamel
Gala Committee members
Kelly Topfer
Pam Phillips
Paula Ellis

A huge Golden thank you for your support in helping to rescue and place over 150 dogs in loving homes each year! You are welcome to extend this invitation to friends. Gold Ribbon Rescue is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is recognized as a rescue organization by The Golden Retriever Club of America, Inc. Member dues, adoption fees, fundraising events and donations finance its activities. 100% of the funds received support golden retrievers.


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