Robert Godwin has been covering the non-profit scene in Austin from the time of blue jeans and backyard barbeques to the black-tie galas of today. With over 20,000 events recorded by word and photo, Godwin leads the leagues in rubber chicken consumption. As a constant witness to the power of publicity, he now seeks to enlist a legion of assistants by sharing his knowledge of the publicity process.
Dell Children’s Gala 2012 “The Art of Healing”
It wasn’t by chance that the 2012 Dell Children’s Gala “The Art of Healing” was a picture-perfect benefit for the hospital. Rather, it was the result of a year of hard work by the committee led by Gala Chairs Kay and Eric Moreland. Guests arrived at the Austin Convention Center to find a visual feast created by Victoria Hentrich and crew with particularly glorious contributions by David Kurio florals and image projections by Bart Kresa. Helping it all come together was Big House Sound, ILIOS Lighting, Marquee Events and Townsley Designs.
Vital to the success of the evening were all the volunteers, the children selling raffle tickets, auctioneer Gayle Stallings, amazing donations by local businesses and private citizens, sponsors by the dozens and tons of work by the hospital’s development staff.
By evening’s end, guests had enjoyed a cocktail reception, seated dinner, live auction, music by The Sauce, casino action—and for the truly committed, an after-party at the Four Seasons’ Trio. Biggest winners of the night were all the children of Central Texas as proceeds will continue the mission of the hospital in providing the best possible healthcare.
Calendar of Events
- Wimberley Arts Fest
The Waters Point13401 RR 12Wimberley, TX 78676 Saturday, April 22, 10am – Sunday, April 23, 2017, 5pm The Wimberley Valley Art League hosts its 9th annual Arts Fest at a new location directly on the B…
- Austin Food + Wine: Feast Under the Stars
Austin Food + Wine Festival800 W Riverside Dr, Austin, Texas 78704 Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30pm Join us Thursday night before the festival for our prelude event. We’re rolling out the tabletops an…
- UMLAUF Garden Party: "Under a Texas Sky"
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum605 Robert E. Lee RoadAustin TX 78704 Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30 – 9:30pm UMLAUF's Garden Party, this year on Thursday, April 27, and themed "Under a…
- 2017 Austin Food + Wine Festival
Austin Food + Wine Festival800 W Riverside Dr, Austin, Texas 78704 Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30, 2017 Get prepped for tastings, libations, hands-on grilling demos, and more from the world’s ris…
- Stand Up for CareBOX Program
Atlassian Austin303 Colorado Street, Austin, Texas Friday, April 28, 2017, 7 – 11pm The Second Annual Stand Up for CareBOX Program event features Austin's funniest comedians, locally crafted beer…