2020 IBAT unCONVENTIONal - PAC Activities

The 2020 IBAT unCONVENTIONal kicks off on September 14 with the silent auction, benefitting the IBAT Political Action Committee. The auction will run for just over two weeks, culminating on Thursday, October 1 with an evening of celebration that will include hospitality suites – Zoom style, an abbreviated “live” auction, drawing of the Dream Vacation (or Staycation) winner and a songwriters' not-so-late show.

Registration for the auction events and Songwriters' Showcase is free for all IBAT members. However, we do ask that you register here.

IBAT's 32nd Annual LIVE & SILENT Auction Fundraiser

Help raise funds for the IBAT Political Action Committee (PAC) by donating to the PAC Auction, held once a year during the IBAT Annual Convention. The IBAT PAC is exclusively dedicated to promoting the community banking industry. PAC funds enable IBAT to support candidates who understand the important role that community banks play across Texas. The IBAT PAC is an essential tool in the association’s government relations efforts and the PAC Auction is its major fundraising event. State law restricts the resale of alcohol, and sadly, we are unable to accept donations of alcoholic beverages for the Auction.

If you or your company provide investment or securities products or services and you or your company are registered with FINRA, the SEC or the Texas State Securities Board as an investment advisor according to SEC Rule 206(4)-5, and FINRA Rule 2030 (the “Pay-to-Play Rules”), you may only contribute personal funds to the IBAT FedPAC and other restrictions may apply

There are two ways to participate:
  1. Donate An Item
    Choose something unique. Be creative! Don’t have time to shop? If you would like to make a monetary donation instead of donating an item for the Auction, your contribution will be recognized during the event and will be added to PAC Auction totals. The PAC Auction is one of the most popular events during the IBAT Annual Convention. Fill out the online Auction Pledge Form or download a PDF here
  2. Purchase An Item
    Enjoy the live and silent auctions and make a purchase from the many gift items your colleagues have chosen to entice you. 
  • When and Where can I purchase items?
    Item purchases can only be made at the Annual Convention.

2020 Dream Vacation

IBAT's Dream Vacation is a great way for all bank and associate member employees to be involved in PAC fundraising for a suggested $10 contribution. The winning entry will be drawn on October 1, 2020. Prize must be claimed by November 1, 2020. Winners are solely responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Odds of winning the prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. DONATE ONLINE

2020 Entry Form and Rules

Thank you to our sponsors:
American Bank
, Corpus Christi; Bank of the West, Grapevine; Independent Bank, McKinney; TIB-The Independent BankersBank, Dallas; ValueBank Texas, Corpus Christi

Please make your personal check payable to the “IBAT PAC.” Contributions cannot be from corporations or persons prohibited by law from contributing to political action committees. State law requires committees to report the name, mailing address and occupation for each individual whose contribution exceeds $50.00. Must be at least 18 to enter. IBAT PAC contributions are voluntary. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. Donations are not tax deductible. To enter without a contribution, see official rules.

If you or your company provide investment or securities products or services and you or your company are registered with FINRA, the SEC or the Texas State Securities Board as an investment advisor according to SEC Rule 206(4)-5, and FINRA Rule 2030 (the “Pay-to-Play Rules”) you may only contribute personal funds to the IBAT FedPAC, and other restrictions may apply. 

2020 Songwriters' Showcase

The tradition lives on with IBAT’s legendary Songwriters’ Showcase. Join us to hear the stories behind the music from some of Nashville’s greatest artists. Registration is free for all IBAT members but we ask that you RSVP.


J.T. Harding

J.T. Harding was born and raised in South Detroit. While other kids were on the baseball field, J.T. was in his basement jumping around to MTV and trying to write his own songs. He put together several bands in high school then moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream. JT made his first demo tape with prize money he earned by winning the TV game show VH1 Rock N Roll Jeopardy. He has written several chart topping hits including the 3 million selling “Smile” with Uncle Kracker, “Somewhere In My Car” with Keith Urban, “Somewhere With You” and “Bar At The End Of The World” for Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley’s “Different For Girls,” Jake Owen’s “Alone With You,” and superstar Blake Shelton’s number one song “Sangria.” Listen on Spotify

Josh Osborne

Josh Osborne is a multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award winning songwriter based in Nashville, who has notched 22 No. 1s on the Country charts and is the reigning Music Row Top Country Songwriter of the Year. Originally from Kentucky, Osborne moved to Nashville to hone his craft, earning his first No. 1 with Kenny Chesney’s “Come Over” in 2012. Since the Platinum-selling hit, Osborne’s songs have been cut by Country’s hottest artists including Sam Hunt, Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and more. Osborne has been nominated for over 20 awards by the Academy of Country Music, ASCAP, Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association, Music Row, and more. Listen on Spotify

2020 PAC Sponsors

Live Auction Sponsors

Songwriters' Showcase Sponsors