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.
Crystal Ball a big boost for Helping Hand Home
Since 1939, young women have been bowing to support the Helping Hand Home. This year saw 35 young ladies do the same. The Crystal Ball brought a crowd of nearly 2000 to the Palmer Events Center for the festivities. Gala Chairs Carrie Brown and Vanessa Wolfe spent most of a year working with their committee to create a Blue Danube setting for the event. Friends and families of the debutantes arrived in a steady stream to begin the evening with visiting each other and the silent auction. Such was the trove of treasures that numerous calls to be seated went unheeded. Dimming the lights finally brought the crowd to order for the presentation. Once the bows were completed, it was time for a dance with their fathers, a bit to eat and then dance the night away to the music of Suede.
The Helping Hand Home began its service to the children of Austin in 1893. From its humble beginning with one child, the Home has now served thousands. It now provides a “continuum of services–therapeutic residential treatment, education at on-site charter school, placement in highly trained foster homes and adoption services.” The Crystal Ball is the largest fund-raising event each year.
Calendar of Events
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- 2017 Austin Food + Wine Festival
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