General - Fri, Jan. 13, 2017
Place the winning bid and take home this '62 Thunderbird!

Entrepreneur and civic leader Gene Ponder is known for his collection of universally-admired vintage automobiles. The Garage Mahal Fundraiser to benefit Wiley College on March 16, during the school's 144th Founders Observance, will be the first time this extraordinary collection will be available for viewing by the public.

Go inside for a sneak peak at Gene Ponder's exquisite car collection!

See the Marshall News Messenger's article about this upcoming fundraiser!

Wiley College thanks Title Sponsor  Masterwood Craft Cabinetry for its $15,000 donation! The company's president, Mark Trexler, is pictured here with Anthony Holloman, Wiley's Vice President for Institutional Advancement .

In addition to displaying the exquisite car collection, Ponder will be auctioning off a vintage red 1962 Ford Thunderbird.  The auction will be opened to the fundraiser attendees, and bidders unable to attend the event will be able to call in.  

The fundraiser will be hosted by Ponder and his wife, Patsy, at 6 p.m. at their home in Marshall, Texas.  Guests will enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, a tour of Ponder's vintage automobile collection, and networking opportunities. 

Tickets to the fundraiser are $250 for individuals and $400 for couples. All proceeds from ticket sales and the car auction will go to Wiley College. 

Tickets can be purchased via U.S. mail or  online. Please make all checks payable to Wiley College, and list "Garage Mahal Ticket" as the memo. Mail checks to:
Wiley College
Attention: Garage Mahal Event
711 Wiley Avenue
Marshall, Texas  75670

Online ticket purchases can be made here. To ensure your online ticket purchase, please type "Garage Mahal Ticket" in the restricted donation area located in the top portion of the webpage.  

Tickets will be mailed out to purchasers.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, please contact Anthony Holloman by email at [email protected], or by phone at (903)923-2610.