Silent Auction

The Foundation will host its second annual “Live Like Duke” Benefit at Circle R Ranch in Flower Mound, Texas on November 19, 2022. We are collecting items for the silent auction at the benefit and would greatly appreciate your donation (see below for how to donate to the silent auction). We anticipate 250 supporters of the Duke Carrillo Foundation will attend this year’s benefit, and participating businesses will be prominently featured in the event program.

Duke Carrillo was raised in Flower Mound, Texas and was a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy. He passed away suddenly and unexpectedly during training exercises at the USNA in February, 2020. Duke was an exceptional student and was pursuing a degree in quantitative economics with the goal of becoming a naval aviator. The Duke Carrillo Foundation was established to honor Duke’s legacy of academic excellence, service to community and country, and commitment to athletics; in other words, what it means to “Live Like Duke.” Accordingly, the Foundation has awarded six scholarships to college-bound seniors from the class of 2022 at Duke’s alma mater, Flower Mound High School. In addition, the Foundation is funding the Duke Carrillo Scholars Fund at the United States Naval Academy to allow current midshipmen the opportunity to participate in leadership enrichment experiences.

We anticipate 250 supporters of the Duke Carrillo Foundation will attend this year’s benefit, and participating businesses will be prominently featured in the event program. All funds raised from the auction will go directly to future scholarships for graduating high school seniors and to the Duke Carrillo Scholars Fund at the USNA.

We ask that you fill out the attached donation form with a description of your item or service as you would like it shown in the event program. Please return the form no later than October 15, 2022. You can also make a monetary donation directly to the Foundation online. All donations to our 501(c)3 foundation are tax deductible.

Please accept our sincere appreciation for your generous donation in support of the Duke Carrillo Foundation.