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
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 www.cary4kids.org
Calendar of Events
- Celebration of Art FUN-Raiser
Art for the People 1711 S 1st Street Austin TX 78704 Friday, March 24, 6:30pm – Monday, March 27, 2017, 9pm Celebration of Art FUN-Raiser! Friday, March 24th (6:30-9:00p) Art of Celebration Group Exhi…
- MotoAmerica Livery Reveals presented by Treaty Oak
Container Bar 90 Rainey St, Austin, Texas 78701 Monday, March 27, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30pm The 2017 MotoAmerica off-season mystery will come to a climatic end at this time with the revealing of several tea…
- Parkside Projects’ Beverage Series: Amari Class
Olive & June, 3411 Glenview Ave, Austin, TX 78703 Monday, March 27, 2017, 6:30 – 10pm Join Parkside Projects at Olive & June for the 2nd installment of its Beverage Class Series – Amari Class,…
- Ella Goes to Round Top
Hotel Ella1900 Rio Grande StAustin, TX 78705 Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 9:30am – 10:30pm Hotel Ella and Texas Monthly are offering guided day trip packages to the 49th Annual Spring Antique Fair in Roun…
- Two Guys on Your Head: Are We Conscious Automata?
Cactus Cafe2247 Guadalupe St, Austin, Texas 78712 Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6 – 8pm In this exciting collaboration, the Ney teams up with KUT Radio to present Two Guys On Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and…