Wonders & Worries Envision 2022 WONDERS & WORRIES
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Fri, February 25, 2022
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM CT

JW Marriott
110 E 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701

Join us as we celebrate our 20th anniversary and Envision the future of Wonders & Worries!

Join your friends and colleagues on Friday, February 25, 2022 for the Wonders & Worries Envision event! You have the opportunity to win fabulous raffle prizes and live auction packages as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Wonders & Worries. Proceeds provide free, professional support for children and teenagers who are coping with a parent’s serious illness.




You do not need to be present at the event to participate in the raffle. Tickets are available for purchase, both online and at the event, until 11:59 p.m. on February 25th and winners will be notified on Monday, February 28, 2022. 


Click on Event Offers on the right to purchase and allocate your raffle tickets. 




View sponsorship opportunities that provide exposure and marketing benefits while supporting a great cause. Please contact Nicole Halder at 512-329-5757 x120 or nicole@wondersandworries.org to confirm which sponsorship opportunities are still available.




Meredith Bagan | Chielsey Barber | Savanna Bogardus | Courtney Boss

Marwa Gelil | Gigi Gomel | Meaghan Mooney | Meghan Paine | Claire Morris | Kristen Patton



We are excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Wonders & Worries with you at Envision on Friday, February 25th, 2022 at the JW Marriott! 




Due to the compromised immunity of the families we serve, and in order to ensure the comfort of our guests, we ask attendees who are not vaccinated and who have not had COVID in the past 90 days to take a COVID test within 48 hours of attending the gala. If the test is positive, you have symptoms of COVID or have been exposed to someone with COVID, we ask that you please stay home and enjoy the livestream event. Thank you for your cooperation.


You can still support Wonders & Worries by purchasing raffle tickets or donating to our mission. If you are interested in completing an absentee bid authorization for the live auction, please contact Leslie Schulze at leslie@wondersandworries.org.

Tickets and Sponsorships

$3,000 Vision Sponsor

Bring your friends and introduce them to Wonders & Worries and the services we provide! The Vision Sponsorship includes seating and champagne for 10, recognition on the Event Page, Ticketing Page, Social Media, Event Program and 2 tickets to our Donor Appreciaton Event. 

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Live Auction Packages

Hill Country Hideaway

The Hill Country has become the destination of choice for people all over the world. We have scoured the surrounding countryside to curate the perfect Hill Country experience for you and five of your guests. 

Enjoy three nights in a beautiful home in the heart of the Hill Country. Upon arrival, you will find the house stocked with Hill Country delicacies and treats! From wine, whiskey, and beer, to olive oil, flowers, and lotions, sample the best local offerings. 

Start your stay in this gorgeous Hill Country home with a BBQ dinner and private concert under the Texas stars. Spend your days exploring an exclusive collection of Hill Country delights. 

  • 3 nights at a beautiful Hill Country vacation home for 6 

  • Private at-home concert by Art Tigerina  

  • Tasing for 6 at Revolution Spirits, Fitzhugh Brewing, Parmeson Wines, Duchman Family Winery, and Bell Springs Winery 

  • $100 gift card from Dripping Springs Country Club - enjoy their exclusive driving range and club menu 

  • BBQ dinner for 6 from Pig Pen BBQ 

Use of home and private concert subject to availability and on a mutually agreed upon date. Expires February 28, 2023. 

Donated by: Bradford & Will Moncrieff, Covert Hutto & GMC, Revolution Spirits, Parmeson Wines, Duchman Family Winery, and Bell Springs Winery, Dripping Springs Country Club, and Pig Pen BBQ 

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Exclusive Exotics

Check the exotic Oryx off your hunting bucket list! With over 19,000 acres, lodging and a private runway, a hunt at the Canyon Ranch in Sonora, Texas is available exclusively by invitation only. 

Prior to your hunt, you will be able to ensure you are a sure-shot with a six-month membership to The Range. Then, you and a friend will enjoy three days and two nights at the Canyon Ranch including meals, lodging and a personal hunting guide. Thousands of Whitetail, Axis, Blackbuck, Red Deer and Fallow Deer inhabit the Ranch, as well as feral hogs, javelinas, bobcats, turkeys and coyotes. You will be tracking Oryx Antelope with their distinctive horns and markings. You will transport your meat in two of your own custom-wrapped Shivr 55 Wet Sounds coolers. 

You will look every bit the part of a cowboy in your autographed Stetson from Cole Houser, who plays Rip Wheeler on the hit series Yellowstone. Two pairs of Chisos boots will complete the look. 

  • 3 days, 2 nights lodging and meals at Canyon Ranch for 2 

  • Guided Oryx hunt for 2 

  • 2 pairs of Chisos boots 

  • Cole Houser autographed hat 

  • 2 custom-wrapped Shivr 55 Wet Sounds Bluetooth coolers 

  • 6 months membership to The Range 

Hunt to be on a mutually agreed upon date. Expires February 28, 2023. 

Donated by: Century HVAC Distributing, Camp Construction, Chisos Boots, The Range and Cole Houser 

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Authentic Santa Fe Luxury

Six guests will spend a week luxuriating at a sophisticated private residence in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Located off Canyon Road, this property offers the best views of the Sangres, Jemez Mountains and Santa Fe city lights. Spend your days exploring the culture and art offered by this beautiful city. Whether you are interested in Georgia O’Keefe, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis, or natural rock formations, 

there is much to explore. 


Treat yourself one evening to dinner at home and let Chef Johnny Vee of Las Cosas Cooking School prepare a spectacular wine-paired dinner featuring wines from Vivác Winery, his favorite New Mexico winemakers. Advanced Sommelier Michele Padberg, co-owner of Vivác, will start off the evening with a condensed version of her New Mexico Wine History class that she has been flown around the world to give, as well as her knowledge of the award winning Vivác wines. Then you and your guests will feast on the perfectly paired dishes that celebrate New Mexico’s unique and historical cuisine, including chilies- both fresh and dried, spices, masa, and corn. 

  • 7 night stay for 6 adults at a private residence in Sante Fe, New Mexico 

  • Private wine-paired dinner prepared by Chef Johnny Vee of Las Cosas Cooking School 

  • New Mexcio Wine History class taught by Advanced Sommelier Michele Padbert 

Home, meal and wine tasting to be on mutually agreed upon date. Expires February 28, 2023. 

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Austin FC Exclusive

The hottest tickets in town are yours! Soccer fever has taken Austin by storm and we have the most exclusive Verde experience available! 

The Austin FC Offensive Player of the Year, Diego Fagundez, will join you for two hours at a gathering or experience. Have Diego as your guest for dinner to discuss the latest game, attend your child’s birthday party or give your favorite soccer player a lesson! Diego will also autograph some game-used gear to add to your memorabilia collection. 

You and three friends will get to enjoy two different Austin FC matches with exclusive benefits at each. 

  • 2 hours with Diego Fagundez 

  • Autographed game-used gear from Diego Fagundez 

  • 4 second-row Field Seats 

  • Access to the Field Seat Club with all-inclusive food and beverage and access to the player tunnel, providing unique experiences to the players pre-match, post-match and half-time 

  • 4 tickets with access to the Lexus Club Loge with inclusive food and in-seat beverage 

  • Private tour of the stadium 

  • Austin FC swag 

Game tickets and Diego’s time are both upon a mutually agreed upon date. Field Seat tickets to be used in 2022 or 2023 season, Lexus Club Loge tickets to be used in 2022 season. Time with Diego to be scheduled within one year. 

Donated by: Diego Fagundez, Greystar and Austin FC. 

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European Adventure - Gabbi Style

Let Alex Gabbi, Wonders & Worries’ Executive Director, Italy native and world 

traveler, plan your completely customized and exclusive European holiday. Four 

people will enjoy 10 nights of unique, luxury 5-star accommodations, amazing 

meals and one-of-a-kind experiences. 


Experience the diverse beauty of Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Slovenia, traverse Bordeaux, Piedmont and Tuscany in search of the perfect wine and food pairing, or enjoy beaches, history and Moorish architectural wonders in Spain. 


Allow Alex to create the perfect travel experience for you and your guests. 

  • Before your trip, Alex will host a cooking lesson and gourmet meal with wine pairings in his Austin home. You will plan the trip of a lifetime and ensure that every detail is covered 

  • 10 nights accommodations for 4 

  • Full daily customized itineraries including restaurant reservations, transportation planning, and travel/ticket bookings 

Subject to availability and mutually agreed upon date. Benefits expire after 24 months. Excludes airfare and transportation. 

Donated by: Alex Gabbi 

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Fluffy Family Member

Meet your new best friend! An eight-week-old adorable, male Bernedoodle puppy! With little to no shedding, a calm disposition, and a kid-friendly personality, this pup combines the best of a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle. One cuddle with this sweet puppy and you will fall in love and want to take him home! 

Bernedoodles are bred to be the perfect, loving companions for active owners and families with children. They love other dogs and will fit right in with any dog you may already have. Fully grown, he will be 35-45 pounds. He comes with everything you need to welcome him to your family. 

  • A full schedule of vaccines and wellness visits at West Lynn Vet 

  • Four house/dog sitting sessions 

  • A 90-minute in-home, puppy training session 

  • A professional family portrait including your favorite new family member 

Donated by: The Bagan Family, Utah Bernedoodles, West Lynn Vet – Dr. Angie Whitworth, Marwa Gelil & Barkoholics Anonymous, Dog Star Training and Robin Jackson Photography 

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Bourbon Near & Far

Learn about the history of Kentucky Bourbon as you explore some of Kentucky’s unique and legendary Bourbon Distilleries. During your eight hour private tour, you will enjoy a sampling of iconic distillery tours and tastings on the “South Route” of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. 

You can then relive your experience and share all of your new bourbon knowledge with your friends at Treaty Oak Distillery in Dripping Springs, Texas. You and seven of your friends will enjoy a private tour, single barrel select tasting, dinner and bottles to take home with you. 

  • 3 night stay at Hyatt Regency Louisville for 2 

  • 8 hour private luxury chauffeured sedan for 2 to renowned distilleries: 

  • Jim Beam 

  • Makers Mark 

  • Heaven Hill 

  • Willett (time permitting) 

  • Lunch along the scenic Bluegrass countryside for 2 

  • Coach class round trip service for 2 to Louisville, Kentucky 

  • Dinner at Alice’s Restaurant for 8 at Treaty Oak Distillery 

  • Single Barrel Select Tasting for 8 at Treaty Oak Distillery 

  • 8 bottles of Ghost Hill Texas Bourbon 

  • Seasoned Treaty Oak Bourbon barrel 

Travel needs to be booked within 18 months and travelled within 30 months. Travel must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance and reservations are subject to availability. Blackout dates are the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's, Derby Week and Bourbon Festival. Treaty Oak experience on a mutually agreed upon date and expires February 28, 2023. 

Donated by: Treaty Oak Distillery 

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The Last Best Place

No matter the season, Montana is your playground and adventure awaits! Life begins when you step out of the ordinary and into the breathtaking. Sweeping plains and mountain ranges. Genuine history and honest cowboy grit. Now imagine combining the very best of a hunting lodge, a dude ranch, fly fishing retreat, and a ski resort–all in one place. Five-star services and rustic simplicity. 

Called the “Last Best Place” for a reason, the area surrounding the Ranches at Belt Creek includes soaring cliffs and precipitous ledges marking the Belt Creek Canyon as it slices out of the Little Belt Mountains and winds toward the town of Belt. 

Your vacation adventure will be customized through an on-site concierge. Barrel through cascades of snow on snowmobiles or hit the slopes for world-class skiing. Explore Montana’s rugged mountain terrain on horseback or ATVs. Take in the grandeur of the Big Sky Country while hiking trails in the Little Belt Mountains. Enjoy an afternoon perfecting your aim while shooting sport clays, or end your perfect day with a private massage or romantic fireside evening complete with a cheese board and wine. 

  • 5 days, 4 nights in a luxury log cabin for 2 

  • All chef-prepared meals 

  • One activity per day for each guest - to include ATV Excursions, Ranger Tours, Horse Whispering Class, Horseback Riding, Archery, Riflery, Sporting Clays, and Guided Hikes 

  • Access to the private clubhouse, bar, hot tub, and fitness center 

  • Access to over 7,000 acres of private recreational land 

  • Personal ranch host 

Expires May 31, 2023. Blackout June, July and August. 

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Captivating Puerto Vallarta


In the upscale gated community of San Xoaquin, just seven minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta sits a contemporary luxury villa filled with high-quality furnishings, natural light, and stunning ocean views. The meticulous landscaping surrounding the residence provides abundant privacy and a peaceful backdrop for a sun-soaked holiday. 


The grounds at this posh villa feature a stunning infinity swimming pool, BBQ pit, and plenty of sun loungers. Take in the changing colors of the day from your balcony with a favorite drink in hand. Your reservation includes housekeeping and chef services. 

Puerto Vallarta truly has something for everyone - head inland towards the jungle for some amazing zip-lining, horseback riding, and hiking tours or head towards the water for kite- surfing, jet-skis, or lying back in your chair and watching the waves hit the shore. You will be just minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta where you can enjoy some of the finest restaurants, shopping, and nightlife in Mexico. 

Four breathtaking bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms accommodate up to eight guests at this non-smoking villa. 

  • 5 days, 4 nights in a luxurious Mexico villa 

  • 4 bedrooms accommodate 8 guests 

  • In-home chef service for two meals per day 

  • Heated infinity pool 

  • Daily housekeeping 

  • Booking and concierge service 

Winner has 24 months to travel between May 1 - November 1, based on availability. Cost of groceries not included. 

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VIP Carrie Underwood in Las Vegas

Giving Levels

$100 Bears


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Raffle Tickets & Packages

$25 Single Raffle Ticket
$100 5 Raffle Tickets
$250 15 Raffle Tickets
Lake Side Luxury


Welcome to Luxury on the lake at Driftwood, a four-bedroom, pet-friendly waterfront oasis located directly on Lake LBJ in Horseshoe Bay. Bring your boat, family, and friends to enjoy this recently updated property with its outdoor wonderland including an infinity pool overlooking a quiet cove, an upstairs deck above the boat dock, plenty of patio space and seating, a dock area for accessing the lake to swim, float, or tie up your boat, and a prime location at the end of a quiet cove with calm water and gorgeous lake views.

This wonderful lake front home with infinity pool, inflatable paddle boards, kayaks, ping-pong, cornhole and more offers everything you could possibly want! The home sleeps 10 with three king beds and two sets of bunk beds. 

Your entire group will also enjoy time on the water with a half-day pontoon boat at your disposal. 

Package Includes: 3-night stay at the Horseshoe Bay Home and a half-day pontoon boat rental. Dates exclude Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day and Thanksgiving. Both home and boat are subject to availability. Expires December 20, 2022.

Value: $6,000

Donated by: Nicole & Brian Julian and Splash Boat Rental

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Extreme Makeover Envision Edition


Are you ready for a new look? Do you have a closet full of clothes, yet feel like you have nothing to wear? Let the Extreme Makeover Envision Edition help you put your best foot forward! 

Wardrobe Consultant, Marcus Hersh, is all yours for a wardrobe makeover and styling! He will come to your home, help you shop your closet to put together amazing outfits, record pictures in a virtual photo album, tell you what it is time to let go of (We know! It’s hard!) and leave you with a list of what you may want to add to your collection. 

Once you know your style and what you may want to purchase, you and up to 30 of your friends get to enjoy a Girls’ Night Out shopping party at Valentines boutique. Not only will you enjoy Rose and bites, but you and your guests will also receive a 20% discount off clothing and shoes! Marcus will even join in the party to ensure you and your friends look your best. 

Your next stop will be to visit Amy Burton MD of Forte MD. You will receive a physician skin-care consultation, medical grade skin care products and a Laser Genesis skin care treatment. This non-ablative laser skin resurfacing treatment procedure improves the texture and tone of the skin surface and stimulates the production of collagen.

You will want to show off your new look with a full shampoo, blow-out and make-up application from Harlow Beauty & Hair Salon. Be sure to finish off your style with a gorgeous pave diamond necklace from Rebecca Bourke Designer Jewelry.

Raffle Includes: 4 hours wardrobe consultation, private shopping party for 30 with a 20% discount, skin consultation, products & Laser Genesis treatment, and professional hair and make-up application. All experiences to be on a mutually agreed upon date. Expires February 28, 2023

Value: $5,000

Donated by: Valentines Boutique, Marcus Hersh,  Harlow Beauty & Hair Salon, Rebecca Bourke Designer Jewelry and Amy Burton MD.

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame!


Not much is better than a day at the ballpark with 12 of your favorite people! Enjoy a private suite at Dell Diamond while you cheer on our very own Round Rock Express! The Round Rock Express is the AAA Affiliate team for the Texas Rangers. What a fantastic treat for the baseball aficionado in your life! You will receive 12 tickets to a private Luxury suite during the 2022 regular season, including 4 parking passes. 

This is the perfect excursion for your family and friends, a child’s birthday party, a guy’s night or even a grown-up night out! 

Raffle Includes: 12 tickets to a luxury suite during a regular season game, 4 parking passes. Excludes Opening Day and Independence Day Celebration. 

Value: $720

Donated by: Round Rock Express

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Laura Goodson Art Immersion


Laura Goodson was raised in Southwest Texas not far from the Mexico border and now hangs her hat in Denver Colorado. She began painting to capture the heart of her partner and continues to paint to liberate her soul. Laura Goodson’s work is a modern representation of americana/western figures of the past and occasionally their unforgiving landscapes.


Laura is well known in the art world. She has collaborated with hotels, restaurants, lifestyle and fashion brands and more. You will find her murals throughout Texas and Colorado with the most recent being at YETI in Dallas. Her work is dominated by bold, hat wearing cowboys, bandits, and outlaws. She lets the depth of her characters and their journey come through single brush strokes and hard shadowing to emphasize physical pain and grit endured by emotional discourse and hardship.

Enjoy a three-night stay at Laura’s artist's cabin + boutique, Hat Hill Hideaway. Hidden on top of a hill, this cabin provides breathtaking views of the Nueces River, Chalk Bluff, Garner State Park and more. 

At the conclusion of your stay, you will be able to select an original art piece from her collection of cowboys, bandits, and rebels, only available to those who stay at Hat Hill Hideaway. 

Raffle Includes: 3 night stay at Hat Hill Hideaway, original acrylic art piece of your choice up to 36” x 48”. Both are subject to availability. Expires February 28, 2023

Value: $3,600

Donated by: Laura Goodson & Magen Pastor

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Relaxing in Rockport


Drop a line in the water and put your toes in the sand! Enjoy three nights at this wonderful Rockport property! Located in the historic Rockport district, you will be only a 10-minute walk to the beach and a 5-minute walk to downtown shopping and restaurants. This recently renovated house sleeps seven comfortably and is the perfect location for a getaway. 

This package has something for everyone! Not only does the home come with the use of bikes, beach toys and beach chairs, you also can catch your limit. A guided fishing trip is the perfect way to enjoy all that Rockport has to offer. 

Raffle Includes: 3 night stay at the Rockport Home, 1 guided fishing trip for four. Both home and fishing trip to be on a mutually agreed upon date. Expires February 28, 2023.

Value: $3,500

Donated by: Jodie & David Evans, Century HVAC & Supply and Camp Construction

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Suerte Staycation


With all Austin has to offer, enjoy an amazing staycation, complete with shopping, dinner, and a night away. Put on your new layering jewelry pieces designed by Gorjana to get ready for a night out! You and 5 guests will enjoy dinner with beverage pairings at Austin’s hottest restaurant, Suerte. Executive Chef Fermín Nuñez and his team have prepared a menu that combines traditional Mexican cooking techniques, local Texas ingredients and house-made masa. Suerta was named one of the best new restaurants in America by Eater magazine! 


After dinner, you can send your friends home while you and your partner head to the JW Marriott for a night spent in-town. The next morning you can enjoy brunch at the JW Marriott before you log on to purchase some additional Gorjana items of your choice.  


Raffle Includes: Dinner and beverage pairings at Suerte, one night at the JW Marriott, $100 Gift Card at JW Marriott, 2 necklaces, 3 bracelets and a $250 Gorjana Gift Card. Dinner and hotel stay to be on a mutually agreed upon date. Expires February 28, 2023

Value: $1400 

Donated by: Suerte, JW Marriott & Gorjana 

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