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.
Women’s Fund Sails Past $1 Million in Grants
The Women’s Fund of Central Texas celebrated the 10th Anniversary of “Power of the Purse.” Guests filled the ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel with excited cheers when they learned the Fund had surpassed $1 million dollars in grants. A greeting by Women’s Fund Chair Jolynn Free was followed by recognition of the “First Ladies” by Donna Stockton Hicks. (First Ladies make a 5 year commitment to the Fund which provides essential stability in forward planning.) A Report Card on Women and Children was delivered by Julia Spann with Lynn Meredith providing the Keynote remarks. Lynn showed that her endless talents do indeed include public speaking with a fascinating discourse on the beneficial effects to those who give, not to mention the recipients.
Grant recipients this year: ACE: A Community for Education; American Gateways; Austin Child Guidance Center; Capital IDEA; Casa Marianella; Foster Angels of Central Texas; Green Doors; LifeWorks and Planned Parenthood. All of the grants go to programs that provide services to women and children.
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…