The Black Tie & Tails Ball is an annual gala event benefiting Carolina Tiger Rescue, a nonprofit providing lifelong sanctuary to wildcats rescued from the pet trade and conservation education to the public.


2015 Auction of Experiences and Culture

It would not be a Black Tie & Tails Ball without our auction! Your generous donations are the key to this very special event. Every contribution impacts the animals at Carolina Tiger Rescue.

Last year, the Silent Auction raised close to $78,000. Our goal this year is to exceed $90,000! To achieve this, we need your help. We will proudly display your Silent Auction item during the Black Tie & Tails Ball and Silent Auction and acknowledge you as an Auction donor for a whole year on our Ball website. Any donations worth over $500 will be listed in our newsletter.

Donate Auction Items

Auctions are an important fundraising tool for Carolina Tiger Rescue’s Black Tie & Tails Ball and we are always seeking donated items.

  • Do you have more airline miles, hotel stays and credit card points than you can use in a lifetime? Donate them to Carolina Tiger Rescue!
  • Do you have box seats to a game, and you will be out of town for a family wedding? We’ll take them!
  • Didn’t receive the holiday or birthday gift you had wished for? Re-gift to Carolina Tiger Rescue. We promise we won’t tell!

Our Wish List

(Please note that donated items must be in brand new condition.)

  • Airline miles, hotel points or credit card points which can be redeemed for travel or hotel stays
  • Electronics such as an iPod or iPhone, DVR, portable DVD player or reader
  • Gift cards to restaurants, spas and stores
  • Tickets to sporting events, concerts, museums and amusement parks
  • Unique and priceless experiences such as movie premieres, beer brewing class, cooking with the chef, things they can’t find anywhere else… things considered priceless.
  • High-end jewelry or handbags
  • Sports and film/television memorabilia (preferably with a certificate of authenticity)
  • Artwork (preferably with a certificate of authenticity)
  • Animal (big cats especially) themed items

Please complete the 2015 Action Donation Form with the details of your donation, and a representative from Carolina Tiger Rescue will contact you to arrange the pick-up or delivery of your item. Contact Susan King Cope with any questions.