Diamonds are Forever: A Tribute to David & Julia Gardner

 a Tribute to David & Julia Gardner
January 11, 2018
Miramont Country Club

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History proudly presents: at the Miramont Country Club on Thursday, January 11, 2018. The evening will begin with cocktails at 6 pm followed by dinner at 7 pm. It is a wonderful opportunity to thank David & Julia for all of the outstanding support they have given our arts community over the years. It will be an evening filled with great food, humorous and entertaining stories, music, and fun.

Reserved tables are currently sold out; individual tickets are $200 and are almost sold out. Guests may also call the Museum and request to be placed on a waiting list. Cancellations do occur and seats will become available through January 10th.

Can't attend, but want to honor David & Julia? Contributions to the Museum in their honor will be recognized at event.

Double Halo Diamond Pendant Gold Chain - Value $5450

Tickets are also on sale for a stunning David Gardner Designed Double Halo Diamond Pendant & Gold Chain valued at $5450.

The drawing will take place at the Tribute on January 11th. Attendance is not required to win. Tickets are 15 for $500; 3 for $100; or $50 ea. 

Don't miss this chance to honor a great couple! Call the Museum for more information and to RSVP: 979-776-2195. Seating is limited, so don't delay. Checks may also be mailed to: Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, Attn: Tribute to David & Julia Gardner, 3232 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, Texas 77802. This event is almost sold out!

David and Julia Gardner

Julia and David Gardner opened David Gardner's Jewelers in the fall of 1983, motivated by the desire to be "the community's jewelry store." Over the years, they have embraced the opportunity to be a part of their customers' lives, both personally and through community giving. Passionate philanthropists, the Gardners focus on creating exciting partnerships with charitable organizations in the Brazos Valley. They are devoted to helping organizations multiply donations to raise even more funds. Enthusiastic donors who hope to inspire others to get involved, the Gardners currently have partnerships with more than 400 large and small organizations across the community, including the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History.

David Gardner began his journey in the jewelry industry over 45 years ago sweeping the floors at a Zales store in Bryan. In his early twenties, he discovered his passion for design while working for a jeweler in Salado, Texas. His talent for creating beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces has garnered him an enthusiastic following of clients and customers. Julia, his wife of more than 44 years, has helped shape David's design philosophy of beauty, value, and wearability. David's designs have reached distinguished community guests and speakers including former First Lady Barbara Bush, former Good Morning America co-host Joan Lunden, and current Good Morning America anchor Amy Robach. Voted one of the "Top 10 Coolest Stores in America" according to InStore Magazine, David & Julia continue to bring world-class attention to the Brazos Valley through their community jewelry store, David Gardner's Jewelers.

Our Sponsors

Many thanks to all our sponsors and guests for helping us honor David and Julia!

$10,000 Diamond Table

Twin City Properties

$5,000 Ruby Table

Ann & Barry Satterwhite

Becky & Don Russell

Parten & Karla Wakefield

StyleCraft Builders

Sue Lee

Texas A&M College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Texas A&M College of Geosciences

$3000 Emerald Table

Audio Video ~ Gene & Kathy Joyce

Baylor Scott & White Health Care

Bookman & Florence Peters/ Mervin & Annette Peters

Brazos Valley Council of Governments

Brown & Company Insurance Services/Beverly Brown & Donnis Baggett

CHI St. Joseph Health

Dorothy McFerrin 

SZH Architecture

Texas A&M College of Engineering

Texas A&M University Office of the President/ Office of the Provost

Tim & Doris Light/Ann Wiatt/Sue Futrell

$2000 Sapphire Table

American Momentum Bank

City of Bryan

Coleman & Patterson Real Estate/Action in Style Limos

Extraco Bank & Program Insurance Group

Fain & Janie McDougal

Rep. Bill Flores/ Rep. John Raney/ Rep. Kyle Kacal

Seidel Schroeder/Copy Corner

Wells Fargo Bank


Anco Insurance

Gaines & Susan West

Sponsorship Information

Please let us know ASAP if you would like to donate unfilled seats at your table to the Museum to be resold. If you cannot attend, but would like to make a donation to the Museum, you may donate by phone (979.776.2195), purchase raffle tickets, or mail a check to:

Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
3232 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, Texas 77802

Proceeds benefit the Museum, a 501(c)3 ~ a portion of your ticket is tax deductible.