"Raising the Stakes for Public Interest" Auction and Casino Night

Please join us for the annual "Raising the Stakes for Public Interest" Auction and Casino Night hosted by the Student Bar Association. This fun evening features casino-style games, and both a live and silent auction, plus craft beer, fine wine, champagne specials, and hors d'oeuvres with your favorite law school friends, professors and alumni.

All funds raised go to funding the law school's summer stipend program for students working in public interest internships.

Date: Friday, February 6, 2015
Time: 7:30 p.m. (casino games and silent auction open), 9 p.m. (silent auction closes and live auction opens)
Location: Altria Theater Grand Ballroom, 6 N. Laurel St., Richmond
Attire: Cocktail Attire
Parking: There are parking spots reserved in VCU West Main Street Parking Deck directly across from the Altria Theater. Student volunteers will be handing out parking passes until 8 p.m. After that time, there is parking available in the deck for a fee. There is also plenty of street parking.

Ticket Sales:


Or send a check payable to University of Richmond to:
SBA Casino Night: Attn. Christina Stine or Emma Buck
School of Law
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Online ticket sales close Thursday, February, 5th at 5:00 p.m.
Mailed checks must be received by Wednesday, February 4th.

Please contact Christina Stine or Emma Buck with questions and inquiries about sponsorship and donation opportunities.

Christina.Stine@richmond.edu or Emma.Buck@richmond.edu.

A special thanks to BARBRI for its support of this event!

Items for Auction

Here are the items already donated:

Multiple $1,750 Barbri Gift Cards
Tropical Getaway Packages
4 Tickets to a Broadway Show at the Altria Theater
4 Admission Tickets and an Infield Parking Space for the Foxfield Races
Private Wine and Food Tasting from DuCard Vineyards
2 Box Seat Tickets to the Norfolk Tides Baseball Club
20 Tickets to the Byrd Theatre
1 Year Annual Pass to the Children's Museum of Richmond
2 Guest Passes to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
2 Two-Hour Segway Tours
2 Two-Hour Trolley Tours
6 Month Gold's Gym Willow Lawn Membership
1 Night Stay at Wyndam Va Crossings
1 Weekend Night Stay with Breakfast for 2 at the Omni Hotel
1 Night Stay at the Linden Row Inn
Butler Photo Art Gift Certificates
Portrait Innovations Gift Certificate
Puritan Cleaners Gift Certificate
Gift Package from Richmond Barre
Bliss at 5812 Gift Certificate
Vineyard Vines Tie
Brighton Necklace
A Delectable Desserts Delivery from Sarah Bennett
Pro Make-Up Application Session with Andria Schumann
Cooking Class with Samantha Sedivy
Flying Lesson donated by Lauren Wright

Gift cards to amazing local restaurants at The Jefferson Hotel, Rappahannock, Superstars Pizza, Ballicaux, Eppie's , La Grotta, Gus's Bar and Grill, The Tobacco Company, Mellow Mushroom, and Montana Gold Bread Co.

Donations from University of Richmond Faculty Include:

The Annual Student-Faculty Basketball Game with Dean Gibson
A Flying Squirrels Game Package with Professor Douglass
The Call Number to Locate a High Quality Bottle of Bourbon from Professor Preis
Monument 10K Registration Fee donated by Alexis Fetzer
Lunch with Firms in Service, which is comprised of partners from the largest 9 firms in Richmond from Tara Casey
Frisbee Golf and Lunch for up to 3 students with Dean Gibson
Dinner for Four with Professor Janto
Libations with Professors with Harbach & Osenga
Make Your Own Pizza and Board Game Night with Carole Yeatts
Craft Beer Basket from Professor Volenik
Tex Mex at Casa de Harbach from Professor Harbach
Lunch for 3 students at The Tavern with Professor Pagan
"Tax Incentive" Donation from Professor Heen

And more to come!!

Alumni: Get Involved

Proceeds from the Auction and Casino Night help fund the law school's summer public interest stipend. How can you help?

  1. Join us for the event on February 6, 2015. Alumni tickets are $40 (includes open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and casino games). See payment options above.
  2. Purchase a sponsorship package, which includes marketing opportunities, tickets to the event, a VIP reception, and historical tour of the Altria Theater. Download and submit the Sponsorship Form by January 21, 2015 here.
  3. Can't attend? Donate directly to the summer public interest stipend fund. Please be sure to indicate that it is for the Law School's Summer Stipend fund.
  4. Donate an Auction Lot. Ideas for donations include:
    • Networking lunch, dinner, or happy hour
    • Tickets to a sporting event
    • Tickets to a concert at The National
    • Music for a private party or event
    • Photography session
    • Babysitting session
    • Golf outing
    • Hunting or fishing day trip
    • Weekend at a vacation home
    • Gift certificates to restaurants, bars, or stores
    • Wine tasting at a vineyard or case of your favorite wine
    • Classes at a yoga studio or fitness bootcamp
    • Nook or Kindle
    • Shadow a professional for a day
If you would like to make a monetary donation to the stipend fund, or would like to donate an item to the live or silent auctions, please contact Emma Buck (emma.buck@richmond.edu) or Christina Stine (christina.stine@richmond.edu).

Contact Us
If you have questions about the event or would like to contribute, please contact Christina Stine or Emma Buck. Christina.Stine@richmond.edu or Emma.Buck@richmond.edu.