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.
Power of the Purse Ever Stronger
Members and friends of the Women’s Fund of Central Texas gathered recently at the Four Seasons Hotel for the annual Power of the Purse Luncheon. From a beginning meeting in 2004 in Bettye Nowlin’s living room, they now fill the ballroom at the hotel. Event Co-Chairs Molly Butler and Jessica Weaver stayed very busy greeting guests before everyone headed in for lunch and the program. Seen smiling even wider than most were the 2015 Grant Awardees: Breakthrough Austin, CASA of Travis County, Girl Scouts of Central Texas, Hope Alliance, The Junior League of Austin, Kids Vision for Life Central Texas, People’s Community Clinic, Saint Louise House and Wonders and Worries. Each received grants of $15,000 for programs that are focused on women and children. Adding to the focus on women and children were the comments of guest speaker, Mindy Montford.
“The Women’s Fund of Central Texas, founded in 2004, engages women of all ages to combine their resources to award grants annually to improve the lives of women and children in our community. A program of the Austin Community Foundation, the Women’s Fund also includes the Women’s Fund Endowment to provide for future needs.” Together they have awarded grants totaling over $1 million to programs that directly benefit 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…