Black Tie Blue Jeans


The Black Tie Blue Jeans Scholarship Benefit Auction is a community collaboration. We are grateful to the many local sponsors, donors, volunteers, and, of course, the buyers for making this scholarship benefit a success.

Buy It Now

This year, we're pleased to offer an exclusive opportunity to purchase once-in-a-lifetime trips – enjoy the opportunity to support students even while on vacation! To learn more about the trips and to purchase your next vacation, visit our Buy It Now page.

Live Auction

Belize Paradise

Relish in the sunshine and culture of San Pedro, Belize, for 7 days and 6 nights in your private 4-person condo. Experience the exceptional beaches, breathtaking views, and all of the adventure you can handle. $1,500 travel voucher included. Donated by Dean and Rita Bishop and the Ninth District Dental Society.       


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Perfect Weekend

Enjoy a beautiful fall weekend of shopping and college football for eight. You and seven guests will travel to South Bend, Indiana, to watch the Fighting Irish. Enjoy the pageantry and tradition of Notre Dame football with your eight box seats located on the 40-yard line, just six rows up from Notre Dame’s home bench. Donated by Bob and Liz Wilmouth.

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Chef Extravaganza

Treat your taste buds to a night of exquisite cuisine catered in your own home by two of Billings' best chefs, MSUB's Martie Jaramillo and The Rex's David Maplethorpe. They will cater a four-course dining experience for 10 with wine pairings. Donated by Martie Jaramillo, David Maplethorpe, Sodexo, and Bill and Mary Kennedy's Wine Market and Deli.

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Quick Draw

Watch local sensation Kira Fercho create an artistic masterpiece before your eyes! Kira will create a work of art on site to auction off. With her unique use of vibrant colors and bold brush strokes, take advantage of this opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Donated by Kira Fercho.


Super Bowl XLIX

Get in the zone for the biggest football game of the season! Be a part of football history as you and a guest get a once-in-a-lifetime Super Bowl experience with these lower end zone tickets. Take in the sights and sounds of Chandler, Arizona, for 7 days and 6 nights in a private condo. This package also includes a $500 voucher to put toward your trip. Donated by Anonymous.


Fine Dine and Wine

Treat yourself to a catered four-course gourmet dinner for six in the home of Bistecca at the Granary owner, Jim Bos. Start off dinner with champagne followed by hand-selected French first growth wines pairings, and finish your feast with fine dessert wine that was Wine Spectator's Wine of the Year. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will be a night to remember! Donated by Jim & Kevin Bos, owners, Bistecca at the Granary.


Silent Auction


Clark Martin Challenge

Calling all $99 donations! Capture those precious memories and smiles with a $500 gift certificate to award-winning photographer, Clark Marten. Each donor that donates $99 will receive a $500 gift certificate toward either a family or children’s session and portrait selection. Donated by Clark Marten Photography.


Livingston Getaway

Head up to Livingston for a few days at the original gateway of Yellowstone National Park. You’ll spend three nights at a beautiful rustic home and enjoy stunning views of the mountains along with a gift card to the original Montana’s Rib & Chop House. Visit Yellowstone or spend the day at Chico and enjoy our beautiful state! Donated by Angie Rennells Kapfer and Montana’s Rib & Chop House.


Feel the Burn

Improve your mind, body, and soul while getting your new year started right! With a three-month unlimited membership to Sumits Hot Yoga and a $150 merchandise gift certificate, it will be a new you in no time! Donated by Sumits Hot Yoga.


Hit the Barre

Hit the barre and hold on tight! This package includes everything to start your fitness regimen. With your starter package you will receive 10 classes and socks to be fully prepared. Donated by Pure Barre.


Saddle Up

Make your child’s birthday even more amazing with a private birthday party at White Aspen Ranch. This two-hour party includes a one-hour pony ride and one hour in the party room. Giddy up! Donated by White Aspen Ranch.


Home Gourmet

Enjoy a delicious dinner for two in the comfort of your own home. With a bottle of wine and a gift card for a fillet dinner, you’re sure to experience home comfort. Donated by Poly Food Basket.


Downtown Date Night

Spend a night out of the house and enjoy dinner for four at The Rex and take in the downtown scene, local brews, and great wine. Donated by The Rex.


Girls Night Out

Enjoy a night on the town with 10 of your closest friends. Meet your guests at Cricket Clothing Company where you can spend your gift certificate, and everyone will enjoy 20% off their purchases. Following your shopping spree, you will be chauffeured in a limo to Harper and Madison for a private dessert and champagne sampling. Donated by Cricket Clothing Company, Harper and Madison, and A Limo.


Men's Shopping

Make yourself even more dapper with a $250 gift certificate to Jason’s where you can splurge on some new duds. Donated by Jason’s.



Take the stress out of your day with this wonderful package filled with amazing spa products as well as a shellac manicure, facial, and massage. Donated by The Brooklyn.


Fine Wine

Calling all wine lovers! Treat yourself to a fabulous selection of fine wine – sure to please the palate. Donated by J.R. and Amy Reger.


Home Spruce

Enjoy shopping for the latest addition to your home with a $250 gift certificate, and take home these handcrafted leather decorative boxes that are sure to spruce up any space. Donated by Davidson Home Furnishings & Design.


Live Well

Treat yourself to this fabulous spa package filled with cheek colore, body oil, and eye and body cream. Top it off with a gift certificate for a facial! Donated by Central Wellness Spa.


Montana Dining

Get a taste of Montana dining at the Cowboy Supper Club in Fishtail and The Feedlot Steakhouse in Shepherd. Bon appetit! Donated by the Cowboy Supper Club and The Feedlot Steakhouse.


Diamond Willow

This handcrafted piece by artist Margaret Lawrence is sure to be a conversation piece. Donated by Larry Campodonico.


In Good Company

Lavish yourself and take some pamper time with a 70-minute massage followed by a soak in detox bath salts while sipping some wine. Sounds like a great day! Donated by Dana & Company.


Lunch Date

Buy a new CAbi outfit with this $150 gift certificate then head to Juliano's and enjoy lunch downtown. Hit more shops while wearing your new skirt and side bag. Donated by Katie Hatzell, Juliano's, and La Mer.


In the Dog House

You are sure to be the best pet parent with this basket filled with treats, toys, and merchandise just for that special pup. Sweeten them up before you take them in for a free grooming at Paws and Reflect Pet Salon. Donated by Paws and Reflect Pet Salon.


Game Time

Whether you enjoy football, basketball, or baseball, you can hit these Billings hot spots for some drinks, great food, and sports! Donated by Buffalo Wild Wings and the Red Door Lounge.


Battlin' Bear Pool Party

Dive in and hit the pool with your kids! Enjoy a private swim party at RMC with a visit from the Rocky Bear – this is a real pool party! Donated by Rocky Mountain College and Club Rocky.


'Tis the Season

Ring in the season with a Christmas party for 30 in Rocky Mountain College’s Great Room in Prescott Hall. Decorated beautifully for the season, your business will enjoy appetizers and drinks along with great company. Donated by Rocky Mountain College and Sodexo.


Picture This

Capture those precious moments of life with $500 toward a collection of photographs with Billings Gazette Reader's Choice photographer, Jana Graham. Donated by Jana Graham Photography.


Rodan + Fields

Brighten your day and your complexion with this Rodan + Fields basket! Includes everything you need to get your skin glowing and ready for your next party. Donated by Robin Culver, executive consultant.


Magic City Sampler

In a rush? Or just don’t want to cook? Enjoy gift cards to various Billings restaurants. Dinner is served! Donated by the Burger Dive, Fuddruckers, Goodes Bayou Grill, Mooyah, and Rio Sabinas.


Room Makeover

This package includes all you need for that room makeover you have been dreaming about! With a $500 gift certificate from Carpet One, $200 carpet install gift certificate from Expert Flooring, and two gallons of paint from Sherwin Williams, your home will look like new. Donated by Carpet One, Expert Flooring, and Sherwin Williams.



End the evening right with a scotch on the rocks and cigar from your humidor. Donated by Main Street Tobacco and Bill and Mary Underriner.


Sports Nut

Let your child-athlete shine! This package includes a $250 camp voucher to the NBC basketball camp, located on the campus of Rocky Mountain College. Donated by NBC Camps.


Pep in Your Step

Get your daily dose of caffeine with this package filled with gift cards and merchandise for local coffee hot spots. Donated by City Brew, Esther's Coffee/Off the Leaf, and Sunshine Express.


Waterpark Madness

Make your child’s day even more special with this package that includes five all-day waterpark passes and gift cards to Jayne's Signature Sweets so you can create that custom cake! Donated by The Reef Indoor Waterpark and Jayne's Signature Sweets.


Spa Day

Treat yourself to a day of indulgence and pampering with a $50-off permanent makeup gift card, wax gift card, gel manicure gift card, pedicure gift card, and a spray tan. Days don’t get much better! Donated by Off the Avenue Salon.


Little Italy

Take home this basket packed with Italian goodness accompanied by wine and $50 gift certificate to Ciao Mambo. Wine and dine yourself! Donated by Ciao Mambo.


Magic City Arts

Take in some of the best art and theatre Billings offers! With full house memberships and books from the Yellowstone Art Museum and two six-show season passes to Billings Studio Theatre, you’re sure to get your fill of entertainment. Donated by Yellowstone Art Museum and Billings Studio Theatre.


Snow Bunny

Escape from town and enjoy a relaxing one-night stay at Stillwater Lodge with the comforts of home, and then head over to Red Lodge for a day of skiing. Donated by Stillwater Lodge and Red Lodge Mountain.


Sweet Tooth

For that sweet tooth in all of us! Savor tasty treats with these gift cards from various local sweet shops. Donated by Billings Best Yogurt, Spinners, Stella’s Kitchen & Bakery, and Wilcoxson’s.


Date Night

Get ready for that date night with this teeth whitening kit, then grab your new black leopard handbag and hit the road. You will look and feel great! Donated by Meridian and Fuller Periodontics & Implant Dentistry.


Country Club Golf Excursion

Who doesn't want a taste of the local country clubs? In this package you will get to tee off at the Yellowstone Country Club and Hilands. You will also enjoy a gourmet dinner at Hilands for four after you hit the links! Donated by Yellowstone Country Club and Hilands Golf Club.



Take home this package filled with natural skin care products, and then hit the spa with this $100 gift card. Rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul! Donated by Tallman Medical Spa.


Gourmet Snacks

Indulge in these gourmet cheese and cracker varieties, and top it off with an array of snacks. Donated by Lucky's Market and Great Harvest.


Battlin' Bear Fan

Show your support for Rocky Mountain College athletics! This package includes season tickets to all home regular season RMC athletic events, a gift card to the RMC Bookstore to outfit yourself, access to the President’s Box for a 2015 RMC football game along with refreshments and snacks, and a Club Rocky membership to get yourself in athletic shape!
Donated by the RMC Bookstore, RMC Athletics, Sodexo, and Club Rocky.


Gold Drops

Take home a gorgeous black and white photograph by RMC senior business major Cally Stanek. Donated by Cally Stanek.


Golfer's Dream

Get ready to hit the links this year! Improve your golf game with two hours of simulator time at Mitchell Golf before enjoying rounds of golf at Eagle Rock Golf Course, Lake Hills Golf Course, Laurel Golf Course, Par 3, and Yegen Golf Club. Donated by Mitchell Golf, Eagle Rock Golf Course, Lake Hills Golf Course, Laurel Golf Course, Par 3 Golf Course, and Yegen Golf Club.


Drink Up

Brighten up your home décor with a wine rack made specifically for Black Tie Blue Jeans. Donated by Dovetail Designs.


Rev It Up

Bask in the convenience of a remote start on those cold winter days. You will also receive a gift certificate from M.A.R.S. of Billings for a complete detail. Your car will look great and you will get through the winter in comfort! Donated by Northland Automotive and M.A.R.S. of Billings.


New You

Jump start a new you with a one-year family gym membership and 10 elite personal training sessions with Nick Pertuit. You will also receive four guest passes so you can hit the gym with friends! Donated by Granite Fitness.



Relax with this mani/pedi along with a sample of hand and foot creams. Donated by Sage Spa.


Crafted with Joy

Add this beautifully crafted set of Alexis Bittar earrings and bracelet to your jewelry collection, and you are sure to stand out in the crowd. Donated by Joy of Living.


Billings Fine Dine

Take in some of downtown Billings’ and the growing westend's restaurants with gift cards to Walkers and CJ's Bar and Grill. Donated by Walkers and CJ's Bar and Grill.


Splish Splash

Bring your little ones to RMC for a full session of swim lessons to prepare for summer! The whole family will be ready for summer water fun at The Oasis with this 2015 family pass. Soak up the sun and burn off some energy while enjoying our Montana summer! Donated by Club Rocky and The Oasis.


Mile High Magic

Pick up some new Broncos gear with a $50 gift certificate to the brand-new Scheels, and then head to Mile High Stadium to watch Peyton Manning and the Broncos take on the Raiders. Who wouldn't want to watch Manning continue to make football history? Donated by Rod Kastelitz and Jalene Conlon and Scheels.


Night Off

Take a night off and enjoy the beautiful, newly remodeled Northern Hotel with a night’s stay and breakfast for two. Donated by the Northern Hotel.


Brew it Up

Quickly becoming a microbrewer’s haven, Billings offers great local draft beers and drinks. Perfect for a hops lover, this package includes gift cards and growlers to sample some of our local breweries. Donated by Angry Hank's, Montana Brewing Company, and ÜberBrew.



Treat yourself to a relaxing day at the spa! With a coconut mud body wrap, a facial massage and clay facial mask with essential oils, followed by an application of hydrating coconut oil, feel free to take a day for yourself and enjoy getting pampered. Donated by Oasis Health Spa.


Napa Valley's Old World Escape

Enjoy a gourmet luncheon aboard a train and a private winery tour in Napa, California, for four days and three nights at the Meritage Resort & Spa with airfare for two. This trip includes transportation by train, a gourmet three-course lunch, and a Grgich Hills Estate winery tour.


Happiest Place on Earth and More

Get ready for amazing family fun with Disney rides, medieval rivalry, and roller-coasters in Anaheim, California, for four days and three nights at the Residence Inn Anaheim Maingate in a suite for four. This trip also includes two-day Park Hopper Passes to Disneyland®, one-day passes to Knott's Berry Farm, and dinner at Medieval Times.


California Duet and Wine Tour

Bask in Northern California from the city to wine country in San Francisco and Sonoma, California, for three nights at The Fairmont San Francisco and three nights at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. The trip also comes with economy class airfare for two and a private winery tour in a chauffeured luxury sedan.

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Dreams Do Come True

Animal encounters and Disney adventures abound in Orlando, Florida! This trip includes five days and four nights at the Residence Inn Orlando at SeaWorld® in a suite along with airfare for four and three-day My Way tickets to Disney World® and tickets to SeaWorld®.

Donating in-kind items to this event will be a tax-deductible gift that will benefit the lives of RMC students. If you have any questions, please contact Jill Hirschi at 406.657.1005 or

Thank you for all of the generous donations and kind purchases that contribute to the success of our students.