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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.

Shining Star Gala a Stellar Success for Settlement Home

Posted at February 16, 2015 by Comments Off on Shining Star Gala a Stellar Success for Settlement Home

The 2015 Shining Star Gala benefiting the Settlement Home for Children filled the Bob Bullock State History Museum with friends and fans of the Home. Event Chairs Brenda Jones, Laurie Maccini and Lissa Whitehurst were on hand to greet the arriving guests. A particular bonus for those attending was the opportunity to view the various exhibits at the Museum, including the ongoing exhibit detailing the ship La Belle. Retrieved from the Gulf, La Belle was one of the ships from La Salle’s expedition to the New World in 1684. It took some work to pull the guests from visiting and viewing to be seated for dinner. Music from the John Arthur Martinez Band filled the hall as folks got in line for the buffet by Rosemary’s Catering. Ed Clements served as Master of Ceremonies for the presentation of the 2015 Community Youth Council and the awarding of the Community Leadership Award to Nancy Nash Harper. Nancy has served the community in so many ways personally, and as a business owner, Capitol Chevrolet, supported innumerable organizations. That philanthropic legacy begun by Dorothy and Charles Nash, continued by Nancy, still continues through her sons, Thomas and Will.

The Settlement Home for Children seeks to promote healing and growth in children, young adults and families through a continuum of care, support and resources. The Home maintains a Residential Treatment Center, Therapeutic Group Homes, Foster Family Program, Adoption Program and Transitional Living Program. In 2014, the Home consummated five adoptions, served 159 children and their families, provided 8 scholarships to young women, raised over $600,000 at their Garage Sale and provided more than 1200 vouchers for those in need to use at the Garage Sale. To learn more, please visit


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