Skip to the content


Mercedes T. Bass


Ashli Blumenfeld | Anne Marie Bratton | Mary Hart Lipscomb | Kim Johnson | Frasher H. Pergande​

Gala Auction & Paddle Raise

Benefitting FWSO Education Programs

The Gala Auction and Paddle Raise will benefit Adventures in Music, FWSO's education program. From its first education concerts in 1926, the FWSO has remained committed to engaging young minds through music and serves nearly 60,000 children and adults each year with innovative and engaging musical experiences.

Luxury in the City

Guests will enjoy a luxurious, culturally inspired, 5-star weekend in NYC, from start to finish. This trip for two includes:

  • A two (2) night stay in a Five-Star hotel from Friday through Sunday along with Friday evening
  • Tickets to the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall or a show on Broadway with a pre-show dinner, and
  • Saturday evening dinner at a five-star restaurant.

Compliments of Mrs. Mercedes Bass. Valued at $5,000

Details to be confirmed in coordination with the recipient. Airfare and beverages not included.

A Fine Art Legacy

The winner will receive a Park Hill Gift Certificate for a fine art photography session at their Luxury Portrait Studio followed by a Cinematic viewing of the images to select a favorite. Park Hill will commission an artist to create a museum quality, heirloom piece of the selected image. This gift certificate is for one commissioned 14” x 11” portrait. The certificate can be applied toward a larger size if desired.  Framing is not included. Compliments of Park Hill Portraits. Valued at $1,500

Deep in the Heart of Fort Worth

Take in a 2023 Fort Worth Stock Show rodeo performance in a whole new way with these premium box seats that are so close to the action you can almost "take the bull by the horns." Rodeo Box includes exclusive access to suite level amenities, the Avión Club, and South Club. Before (or after!) the action, enjoy a case of premium prime steaks and premium sausages. Rodeo Box Compliments of Kelly Hart & Hallman and meat package compliments of Standard Meat and the Rosenthal and Blumenfeld families. Valued together at $1,500

All That Glitters is Often Gold

Your ears will never be the same with these stunning 18k rose gold earrings adorned with 7.6 carats of diamonds. Compliments of Neiman Marcus and Etho Maria. Valued at $26,000.

Sapphires Are a Girl’s Best Friend

This 18-carat white gold double flower ring set with 8.35 carats of invisible blue sapphires and 0.19 carats of diamonds will have everyone talking when you walk into the room. Compliments of Piranesi. Valued at $12,500.

Raise the Paddle

$5,000 – Help underwrite a Young Person’s Concert or Kinderconcert.

$2,500 – Help underwrite a Side-by-Side concert with Fort Worth Youth Orchestra.

$1,000 – Underwrites a masterclass or lecture with FWSO musicians and guest artists for high school and college students.

$500 – Sends a grade level (80+ students) to Young Person’s Concerts or Kinderconcerts.

$250 – Music sponsor for education concerts (helps cover costs of music purchase and rental).

$100 – Helps to provide classroom materials and curriculum for students and teachers to prepare for their concert experience.

Gala Concert Tickets


Mrs. Mercedes T. Bass

Mrs. Mercedes T. Bass
Qurumbli Foundation
Rosalyn G. Rosenthal

Marianne Auld & Jimmy Coury
Ramona S. & Lee M. Bass
Sasha & Edward P. Bass
Mr. & Mrs. J. Luther King, Jr. | Luther King Capital Management
Mollie & Garland Lasater
Neiman Marcus

Anne Marie & Doug Bratton
Steve Brauer, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. William S. Davis
Cami & John Goff | Goff Family Foundation
Louella Martin
Rosemary & Jeff Detweiler
Priscilla & Joe Martin
Frasher & John F. Pergande
Karen W. Rainwater
Jean & John Roach
Patricia Steffen
Charles White

Elaine & Neils Agather
Ashli & Todd Blumenfeld
Kim & Glenn Darden
Asad Dean MD | Texas Oncology
Margaret & Craig Dearden and Margaret & Stuart McDonald
Jo Ellard
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Hart
Ann Frasher Hudson
Kim & Matt Johnson
J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Mr. & Mrs. David M. Porter
Billy & Rozanne Rosenthal
Alann Bedford Sampson
Carla & Kelly Thompson
Jennifer Williamson

Boldmore Growth Partners
Debbie Brooks | DFW Musicians Services
Barbara & Ralph Cox
Aaron Howard & Corrie Hood-Howard
Ron Koonsman
Mary & Blake Lipscomb
Pinnacle Bank
Melissa & Don Reid
Clare & Tim Stonesifer
Symphony League of Fort Worth
Texas Christian University
Visit Fort Worth
Dana & Dan Wilkirson