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Robert Godwin

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.

CARY’s 8th Annual Distinguished Speaker Benefit

Posted at May 8, 2014 by Comments Off on CARY’s 8th Annual Distinguished Speaker Benefit

For the 8th Annual Distinguished Speaker Benefit, CARY (Council for At-Risk Youth) selected Piper Kerman of “Orange is the New Black” fame. It proved a very popular choice as the ballroom of the AT&T Conference Center was filled to the brim.

Guests arrived to find a silent auction filled with treasures that kept them bidding as they visited friends. Adding to the atmosphere was the outstanding performance of the McCallum Fine Art Students string ensemble. It took a fair bit of prodding to move folks from the auction to the ballroom for dinner and the program. Emcee Ron Oliveira was masterful as always at the podium. In turn, he yielded the podium to CARY Executive Director Adrian Moore and Asst. Travis County DA Gary Cobb for their comments. Piper Kerman then took the stage with a very well delivered program that was soundly applauded. Ms. Kerman was then kept busy for quite a while with book signing requests.

CARY “is a unique, non-profit organization that intervenes in the lives of students with severe disciplinary issues who are identified as ‘at risk’ by their teachers and school administrators. CARY helps 750 students learn the social skills and develop the self-confidence to resist patterns of violent behavior that lead to the criminal justice system.” For more information, please visit

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