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
- Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Bass Concert Hall 2350 Robert Dedman Drive / Austin, TX 78712 Ongoing through Sunday, March 26, 2017, 8pm Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn gir…
- Perspectives: Veronica Roberts
Blanton Museum of Art Thursday, March 23, 2017, 12 – 1:15pm Curator Veronica Roberts discusses Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser. Price: Free with admission More info: blantonmuseum.org… …
- Fight Back at the Shack
Shake Shack at the Domain (11228 Domain Drive, Austin, TX 78759) Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6 – 9pm Join us as we Fight Back at the Shack! Shake Shack at the Domain is donating 15% of their food and dr…
- RAW: Austin = Fashion + Music + Art + Performances
Emo's2015 Riverside Dr.Austin, TX 78741 Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7 – 11:30pm Join us @ RAW: Austin for a local creative explosion of film, fashion, music, art, performing art, hair styling, make…
- 12th Annual Austin Spring Home & Garden Show
Palmer Events Center900 Barton Springs RoadAustin, TX 78704 Friday, March 24, 2pm – Sunday, March 26, 2017, 5pm With thousands of square feet of exhibits, the 12th Annual Austin Spring Home & Gard…