Giving

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Individual Underwriting

For the past 25 years, many individuals and companies have generously supported Ursuline’s Scholarship Fund and given many hopeful young women the opportunity to experience an Ursuline education.

We invite you to partner with us this year as a Mardi Gras underwriter. Listed below you will find various underwriting levels and benefits. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration and support. To make your contribution online, please click here.

Endowment Scholarship Donor Options

Krewe of Rex - $500,000

Fully Endowed Named Scholarship

  • Dinner with Gretchen Kane, President of Ursuline Academy
  • Two tables of 12 with the finest seating and complimentary champagne
  • VIP suite or premium transportation on gala night
  • Personal concierge check-in and home delivery of auction items
  • $30,000 casino chips
  • Invitation to the President’s Circle Dinner in the Spring
  • Full page recognition in the Mardi Gras program

Krewe of Endymion - $250,000

Named Half Scholarship

  • One table of 12 with premium seating and complimentary champagne
  • VIP suite or premium transportation on gala night
  • Personal concierge check-in and home delivery of auction items
  • $15,000 casino chips
  • Invitation to the President’s Circle Dinner in the Spring
  • Full page recognition in the Mardi Gras program

Krewe of Bacchus - $100,000

Named Scholarship

  • One table of 10 with premium seating and complimentary champagne
  • VIP suite or premium transportation on gala night
  • Personal concierge check-in and home delivery of auction items
  • $5,000 casino chips
  • Invitation to the President’s Circle Dinner in the Spring
  • Full page recognition in the Mardi Gras program

Krewe of Orpheus - $50,000

Named Scholarship

  • One table of 10 with premium seating and complimentary champagne
  • Personal concierge check-in and home delivery of auction items
  • $2,500 in casino chips
  • Invitation to the President’s Circle Dinner in the Spring
  • Full page recognition in the Mardi Gras program

Event Underwriting Donor Options

Krewe of Proteus - $25,000

Full Scholarship

  • One table of 10 with premium seating and complimentary champagne
  • Personal concierge check-in and home delivery of auction items
  • Personal table server
  • Four tickets to Trivia Night at the home of Roger & Marianne Staubach
  • $2,500 in casino chips
  • Invitation to the President’s Circle Dinner in the Spring
  • Recognition in the Mardi Gras program and website

Krewe of Muses - $12,500

Half Scholarship

  • One table of 10 with premium seating and complimentary champagne
  • Two tickets to Trivia Night at the home of Roger & Marianne Staubach

  • $1,250 in casino chips
  • Invitation to the President’s Circle Dinner in the Spring
  • Recognition in the Mardi Gras program and website

Krewe of Thoth - $7,500

  • One table of 10 with preferred seating
  • $750 casino chips
  • Invitation to the President’s Circle Dinner in the Spring
  • Recognition in the Mardi Gras program and website

Krewe of Hermes - $5,000

  • One table of 8 with preferred seating
  • $500 in casino chips
  • Invitation to the President’s Circle Dinner in the Spring
  • Recognition in the Mardi Gras program and website

Krewe of Babylon - $2,500

  • Four tickets to the Mardi Gras gala
  • $250 in casino chips
  • Recognition in the Mardi Gras program and website

Krewe of Iris - $1,500

  • Two tickets to the Mardi Gras gala
  • $150 in casino chips
  • Recognition in the Mardi Gras Ball program and website

Corporate Sponsorship

In an effort to defray the cost of hosting an event of this quality and size, Mardi Gras offers corporate partners a unique opportunity to promote their business or corporation to an influential market in the Dallas community.

With an anticipated attendance of 600+ and nearly 800 families enrolled in Ursuline Academy, our goal is for you to have as much exposure in the community as possible. We hope you will join us in this effort and consider the following sponsorship opportunities and benefits.


$10,000

Sponsorship Opportunity

  • Entertainment Sponsor: Signage at Mardi Gras Gala

Benefits:

  • Table of eight (8) with preferred seating
  • Hyperlinked logo featured on the Mardi Gras website
  • Recognition in the Mardi Gras program


$5,000

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Invitation Sponsor: Logo printed on 2,500 invitations
  • Casino Sponsor: Signage near casino tables
  • Valet Parking Sponsor: Logo on water bottle to be placed in each car

Benefits:

  • Four (4) Mardi Gras Gala tickets
  • Hyperlinked logo featured on the Mardi Gras website
  • Recognition in the Mardi Gras program


$2,500

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Bid Packet Sponsor: Logo on bid packets
  • Favor Sponsor: Logo on party favors for guests
  • Online Auction/Mardi Gras Store Sponsor
  • Table Sponsor: Signage on guest tables (2 opportunities available)
  • Bar Sponsor: Signage at bar (2 opportunities available)
  • Big Board Sponsor: Logo on Big Board screens

Benefits:

  • Two (2) Mardi Gras Gala tickets
  • Hyperlinked logo featured on the Mardi Gras website
  • Recognition in the Mardi Gras program

Auction Item Donations

Please consider donating an item to our Silent, Big Board, and/or Live Auction. We would love help with gift cards, sporting event tickets, vacation homes or airline miles. To donate, please complete the Donor Contract Form. Or contact the Mardi Gras office to discuss further.

Tuition/Gift Card Raffle

How would you like to win your choice of a free year of tuition at Ursuline Academy of Dallas or a $20,000 gift card?


On January 4, 2018, Ursuline students will begin their raffle ticket sales competition to support scholarships. Raffle tickets must be purchased directly from an Ursuline student in order for her to receive credit for ticket sales. If you’d like to purchase a raffle ticket but do not know a student, please contact the Mardi Gras office.

“I always knew Ursuline was where I needed to be, but I never knew if that was going to be possible because of financial situations. I want to say a huge thank you from the bottom of my heart because without your generosity, my dreams would not have come true. ”

Class of 2020 Scholarship Recipient