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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.

Posted at November 3, 2014 by Comments Off on Esperos Foundation to host benefit concert and fundraiser

Esperos Foundation to host benefit concert and fundraiser

Enjoy A Wonderful Night At Cedar Street Courtyard As We Send More Than 1,000 Children To School For The Year!

The ESPEROS Foundation is the non-profit subsidiary of ESPEROS. With every product ESPEROS sells, the company helps fund one year of education for a child in the developing world.

The ESPEROS Foundation was created to provide support for the ESPEROS mission, acting as a conduit through which our fans and supporters can get involved directly with children and organizations that our company supports.

100% of all proceeds raised by the ESPEROS Foundation go directly to the support of our mission.

On November 16th, 2014, we will host our inaugural benefit fundraiser with the goal of sending more than 1,000 children to school for the year in a single evening.

Please join us for our benefit concert and fundraiser, featuring live music from emerging Austin-area artists and craft cocktails from Pleasant Storage Room.

The ESPEROS Foundation will also be hosting a silent auction, with offerings from Four Seasons Hotel Austin, Travaasa Resort & Spa, Perla’s, Uchi, and many more.

Join us – and carry hope for a brighter tomorrow.

For more information and ticket purchase, please visit www.picatic.com/esperosfoundationbenefit

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Posted at October 28, 2014 by Comments Off on 37th Annual Seton Development Board Gala

37th Annual Seton Development Board Gala

The Seton “Jazz Lounge” was absolutely packed at the Four Seasons Hotel for the 37th Annual Seton Development Board Gala. Board President Rebecca Davis and Gala Chairs Melanie Fish and Erika Herndon delighted in greeting guests, who, in turn, delighted in the floral fantasy created by David Kurio and crew.  A perfectly pleasant Fall evening drew folks out to the terrace to visit during the cocktail hour sponsored by Mary Ann and Andrew Heller. It took considerable urging to move the crowd into the ballroom for an extraordinary culinary treat prepared by Chef Elmar Prambs and his crew. The crowd was additionally rewarded for their attendance with comments specifying the beneficial use of the funds raised, a very lively “live auction,”  and Jazz Lounge music featuring Jeremy Davenport. All in all, a phenomenal evening with superlative results.

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Posted at October 24, 2014 by Comments Off on Play Bingo Ladies Luncheon

Play Bingo Ladies Luncheon

If you don’t know that bingo is a contact sport, then you must not have been at the Play Bingo Ladies Luncheon benefiting the Center for Child Protection. The largest crowd ever poured into the Hilton Austin for the 11th annual event with a wild variety of “good luck” costumes. Vicki Tatelman, President of the Friends of Christopher Guild, delighted in the turnout and the support of the business community. Special thanks are due the Signature Sponsor, Lexus of Austin. Emcees Jim Spencer and Cassie LaMere got the action started with cheers and laughter filling the ballroom.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Center for Child Protection. For more information, please visit www.centerforchildprotection.org

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Posted at October 21, 2014 by Comments Off on Beauty of Life for Hospice Austin

Beauty of Life for Hospice Austin

The annual Beauty of Life luncheon benefiting Hospice Austin brought a full house to the new ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Event Chairs Dinah Barksdale and Leslie Timmerman led a stellar committee in creating a superlative day of shopping, bidding and learning. With Carl Stuart as emcee, the program flowed in a timely manner as it led to the highlight of the day, Keynote speaker Mitch Albom. His presentation proved riveting–so there was quite the scramble afterwards for more shopping and bidding, plus book signing.

Proceeds from the event help continue Hospice Austin’s mission of providing compassionate end of life care for all, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, please visit www.hospiceaustin.org

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Posted at October 3, 2014 by Comments Off on Center for Child Protection Marks 25 Years of Service

Center for Child Protection Marks 25 Years of Service

The Center for Child Protection marked 25 years of service to the Central Texas community with a gathering at the Austonian. From 55 stories up, they could see all the area covered by the Center. Maxine Roberts and Sandra Martin have seen the growth of the organization throughout the 25 years. They are confident that current Executive Director Michael Torres will continue the extraordinary job of service to both children and adults affected by trauma.

For more information about the Center (and ways that you can help!), please visit www.centerforchildprotection.org

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Posted at September 24, 2014 by Comments Off on SuperHero Kids Luncheon and Fashion Show

SuperHero Kids Luncheon and Fashion Show

Folks got a preview of the Fall fashion season during the SuperHero Kids Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Austin Woman’s Club. Event Chairs Miranda Darr and JoAnn Taylor joined SuperHero Kids founder Samia Joseph in greeting the guests that arrived early to bid on the silent auction treasures. Merchants from all over town proved to be kind again in providing jewelry and styling services. A highlight of the packages was artwork by Jan Heaton, Elaine Leander and Jack Puryear. After a delightful lunch, the fashions of Carlisle Per Se were featured to sustained applause.

100% of all donations to SuperHero Kids go towards direct financial assistance for the families, and programming that will help the children emotionally and physically while battling cancers or blood disorders. The organization has no paid staff–all the work and fundraising is done by volunteers. For more information, please visit www.superherokids.org.

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Posted at September 22, 2014 by Comments Off on Farm to Chef Austin Culinary Student Competition

Farm to Chef Austin Culinary Student Competition

Farm to Chef Austin
Culinary Student Competition
Saturday, September 27, 2014
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts
Austin, Texas

            Visit Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts at the Domain for the inaugural Farm to Chef Austin culinary student competition to benefit the Sustainable Food Center and the Texas Chef’s Association Austin Chapter

You can enjoy a variety of fresh and delicious cuisine prepared by student teams from The Art Institute of Austin, the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts.

“Our goal is not only to raise money for the Sustainable Food Center but to give these culinary students a hands-on opportunity to showcase what they’ve learned about incorporating sustainable food into quality cuisine,” said Bob Burns, Executive Chef at Austin Country Club, chairperson for the event. “We’ve partnered with local and regional farms and ranches to provide the students with a variety of sustainably-raised ingredients such as quail breast, striped sea bass, pork tenderloin, Akuashi beef, Texas cheeses, and fresh produce,” he said.

Bring your appetite!  Students from the three schools will be serving hors d’oeuvres as you arrive.  The competition takes place in Le Cordon Bleu’s training kitchens, where two-person student teams will be serving an array of culinary dishes including vegetarian creations.

Student competitors will be showcasing what they’ve learned about incorporating sustainable food into quality cuisine.  We’ve partnered with local and regional farms and ranches to provide the students with an assortment of sustainably-raised ingredients such as quail breast, striped sea bass, pork tenderloin, Akuashi beef, Texas cheeses, and fresh produce.

A choice selection of Texas wine and beer will be available for purchase. Meet farmers and ranchers and find out more about sustainably-raised foods.

You can vote for the Peoples’ Choice Award.  At 9:30 p.m., our celebrity judges will also present trophies and medals for the Judges Award and the Best Vegetarian Award.  Our celebrity judges are:

Tyler Sieswerda, KVUE Night Anchor
Addie Broyles, Food Writer, The Austin American Statesman
Erin Cargile, KXAN Weekend Morning Show
Philip Speer, Director of Culinary Operations, Uchi Restaurants

Tickets are $30 in advance through Eventbrite or $35 at the door.  Le Cordon Bleu is located at 3110 Esperanza Crossing at the Domain in Austin.  Visit the Texas Chef’s Association Austin Chapter on Facebook for more information or email Austintca@yahoo.com. The following video link will show the KXAN news story on the event.  http://kxan.com/2014/09/21/culinary-students-compete-in-sustainable-food-competition/

 

 

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Posted at September 2, 2014 by Comments Off on ‘Ice Ball’ raises $500,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters

‘Ice Ball’ raises $500,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters

BBBS Ice Ball Pics – Photos by Christina Harding

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas (BBBS) held its largest annual fundraiser,  the Ice Ball, on Saturday, August 23 at the Hyatt Regency Austin and raised $500,000 to support its mentoring programs for local youth. More than 700 guests attended the sold-out event and one hundred percent of funds raised are used locally to create and nurture life-changing friendships between at-risk youth and caring adult mentors.

“Everyone who supported the Ice Ball is investing in a child’s future and we are so grateful for that.  Every dollar raised is used to support new and existing mentoring relationships that help our kids flourish and become successful adults”, said Brent Fields, CEO, BBBS of Central Texas.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters:

Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 1,000 children in Travis, Williamson and Hays counties every day. For more than 40 years, we’ve matched children, ages 6–16, with caring adult mentors who offer encouragement and support to each child. BBBS depends on donations to help recruit volunteers, conduct screening on volunteers to ensure child safety and to provide on-going support for children, families and volunteers to build and sustain long-lasting relationships. Last year, more than 99 percent of the children served by BBBS remained in school, and avoided early parenting.  In 2014, BBBS also awarded $308,000 in higher education scholarships to 154 Little Brothers and Sisters via the Promising Futures Scholarship Program. 

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Padgett Stratemann, US Micro Products, Burt Watts, Bury, Deep Eddy Vodka, Maxwell Locke & Ritter, Michael Angelo’s, Pape-Dawson Engineers, Tengo Internet, Wells Fargo, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and Yellow Cab.

BBBS Ice Ball Pics – Photos by Christina Harding

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Posted at August 26, 2014 by Comments Off on Excellence in Leadership Gala Boosts Concordia University Texas

Excellence in Leadership Gala Boosts Concordia University Texas

 

The 8th Annual Excellence in Leadership Gala benefiting the scholarship fund at Concordia University Texas filled the ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel. It was an easy choice for those attending–scholarships for outstanding students and a chance to cheer for the honoree, Dr. Tom Cedel. With but a cursory glance at the growth of the University over the 12 years of Dr. Cedel’s leadership, it is obvious that Dr. Cedel has earned the Leadership Award a thousand times over. It is an award that he can certainly share with his wife, Penny, as they are an undefeated tag team.

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Posted at August 17, 2014 by Comments Off on Golf to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Austin

Golf to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Austin

Join us for the hottest golf tournament of the year!

Enjoy a day of golf, great food and fun at the exclusive Twin Creeks Country Club. Established by Brian “B.J.” Jones, former NFL Linebacker, CBS radio and TV host and Boys & Girls Clubs Alumnus, the Brian Jones Classic is a long-standing tradition, and one that we carry on for the benefit of Austin’s great kids.

Not a golfer? Never fear. Join us for a fun evening of competitive Top Golf games, food and drinks, live music by members of Mingo Fishtrap, and more.  The party is open to the public, so invite your friends!

Brian Jones Classic Pre-Party at Top Golf

Sunday, September 7, 6:30p – 9:30p

For more information and to register, please visit

 http://www.brianjonesclassic.com/register-to-play

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