Manos de Cristo Serving 2,000 Low-Income Children with School Supplies and Free Dental Screenings for Parents 

Austin nonprofit agency Manos de Cristo is set to help thousands of Central Texas children, Pre-K through 5th grades with their annual Back-to-School program July 24-28. The program prepares low-income students for the school year by providing each child with two sets of new clothing, socks, underwear, and a brand new backpack filled with school supplies. The Back-to-School program will serve the whole family by offering free visual dental screenings for the parents of participating children. Children may also be screened, but Manos de Cristo realizes there are fewer dental resources for adults.

WHEN:       July 24-28, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Friday (while supplies last). 

WHERE:    Allan Center, 4900 Gonzales St., Austin, TX 78702 (Bus options: #4-Montopolis or #350-Airport Blvd.).

WHAT:       Families in need are encouraged to arrive early for the first come, first served, back to school clothing, supplies and dental screenings. Community volunteers will help serve 400 children each day through the program.

For approximately 21 years, the Back-to-School program has made a positive impact on children and families in need in the Austin area. Back-to-School takes place over five days, July 24-28, with the help of nearly 500 volunteers, at the Allan Center, 4900 Gonzales St.

Manos de Cristo will serve approximately 400 children per day. Parents and guardians are encouraged to arrive early in order to participate in the program. The Manos Back-to-School program is unique as it allows children to “shop” with volunteers and choose their own backpacks, clothing, and two books. Each child will also receive grade appropriate school supplies. Participating children will arrive on their first day of school prepared, ready to learn, and with the same supplies and clothing as their peers.

One mother of four children said, “This program makes my kids happy. They get excited over the new clothes and especially the books. Without the help from Manos they would have to wear old clothes from last year. I can’t afford new things every year.”

Children must be present to receive their clothing and supplies. Parents/guardians must bring a photo ID.

The program is sponsored in part by the Maximus Foundation, Cross Texas Transmission, Target, Sendero Health Care, RBFCU, Dell Children’s Health Plan, Little Engine Homecare, Home Health Ageless Living, and many other generous donors. The cost for the agency to provide this service is $60 per child and increases each year. We cannot continue the program without support from the community. Anyone wishing to support the Back-to-School Program, by underwriting the cost of a child’s clothing and supplies, is encouraged to visit www.manosdecristo.org. 

About Manos de Cristo: Founded 29 years ago, Manos meets the essential needs of the working poor by providing adults and children with alow-cost dental care, adult educational opportunities, and emergency food and clothing through its full service Dental Center, Education Program, annual Back-to-School program, and Basic Needs Food Pantry and Clothes Closet.

Lick Honest Ice Creams Gives Back with Cones for a Cause Campaign in July, Hosts Pairing Charity Event With Lazarus

Austin Ice Cream Company Supports Families & Children that Rely on Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Texas

In celebration of National Ice Cream Month during July, Lick Honest Ice Creams is continuing its Cones for A Cause campaign for a second year in a row. The campaign supports families with hospitalized children that rely on Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas. All of Lick’s events during the month will benefit the charities, including a special event with Lazarus Brewing Co.

Throughout July, Lick Honest Ice Creams will donate ice cream and will be onsite at Austin’s Ronald McDonald Houses and the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Dell Children’s Medical Center and St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas to scoop ice creams for children and families. Additionally, their scoop shops in Austin (at 1100 S Lamar, #1135, 6555 Burnet Road, #200, and 1905 Aldrich St #150) will accept donations all month. On July 16, National Ice Cream Day, Lick Honest Ice Creams will donate 7% of the day’s total revenue RMHC CTX.

Lick Lazarus Beer.  Photography courtesy of Annie Ray.

Lick Lazarus Beer. Photography courtesy of Annie Ray.

Lick and Lazarus will kick off a series of public Beer and Ice Cream Pairing events with one on Monday, July 31 at the brewery (1902 E 6th St.), from 6:30 to 8 pm, that will serve as a benefit for RMHC CTX. The cost will be $40 per person, and all of Lick’s proceeds will be donated to RMHC CTX.

The charities’ staff will be at each scoop shop on July 16, National Ice Cream Day, to provide more information about the organization. People making a contribution that day and throughout the month are encouraged to use #conesforacause in their social media posts.

Lick Lazarus Beer.  Photography courtesy of Annie Ray.

Lick Lazarus Beer. Photography courtesy of Annie Ray.

For more information about Cones for a Cause, contact Clarisa Ramirez by emailing her a Clarisa@small-coffee.com. For more information about RMHC CTX, contact Tina Snider at tsnider@rmhc-ctx.org. 

About Lick Honest Ice Creams

Lick Honest Ice Creams has been making seasonal and sustainable artisan ice creams that celebrate the flavors and culture of Texas since 2011. Free of antibiotics and added hormones, the milk and cream in Lick’s proprietary mix come from the grass-fed cows of a single-source Central Texas dairy.  The other ingredients are sourced from across the Lone Star State, with a focus on Central Texas, and are grown naturally and responsibly.  Every component is made from scratch in Lick’s kitchen and each pint and tub of ice cream is packed by hand. Since opening, Lick Honest Ice Creams has received praise from several local and national publications, including The New York Times, The Cooking Channel, The Food Network, GQ, Thrillist, Southern LivingFood & WineTasting TableTravel + LeisureAmerican Doers, and People. Visit ilikelick.com for more information, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram at @lickicecreams. 

About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Texas (RMHC CTX), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Through the Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms®, Happy Wheels Carts and Healing Hearts programs, RMHC CTX provides compassionate care and resources to children and families being served by Central Texas hospitals. RMHC CTX programs provide access to quality health care and enable family-centered care ensuring families are fully supported and actively involved in their child’s care. For more information, visit rmhc-ctx.org.

About Lazarus Brewing Co.

Lazarus Brewing Co. is a single sourced brewery that opened December 2016. For more information about them visit http://www.lazarusbrewing.com/ and follow them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @LazarusBrewing.

Leonardo D’Almagro, Editor of Spanish InFluential and Jewelry Designer, Steps Out to Support to Venezuela!

Written By Leonardo D’Almagro

We see many people changing looks to support non profits and our Editor of Spanish InFluential and Jewelry Designer, Leonardo D’Almagro, steps out to support his country with a look and a message for love, peace and support to Venezuela.

Leonardo Word’s

Leonardo D’Almagro

Hello friends Yes I have pink hair!

Now that I have you attention I want to ask you for your help for my country sharing this message or you can google about the situation in Venezuela the most people share about what it’s happing there in my country Venezuela we can maybe make sure the international non profits organizations can support Venezuela.

Leonardo D'Almagro

Leonardo D’Almagro

Unfortunately the situation in Venezuela has reached such a critical level  people are dying because the don’t have food or medication, for example parents are taking their kids to see the pediatrician basically to be only check out but from that they can do anything else since doctors are not prescribing medication because they are not available. No vaccination are available.   OMG some people have been asked why they still having kids given the situation.

The situation is so difficult.  More than ever the government is attacking the most vulnerable part of society, that being our children. In the last two weeks, more than 30 kids under 12 years old have passed away because the actions of the government during the protests.

Leonardo D'Almagro

Leonardo D’Almagro

My pink hair is a sign to protest and catch your attention and increase awareness of the message that its important to support Venezuela.  Venezuela, for many many years received many immigrants with open arms please help us , without your support we can’t be free.  Share this message or google and share on your social-media accounts links where you can inform your friends about the situation in my country.  Thank you.

Ice Ball 2017 Gala to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas (BBBS) will hold its largest annual fundraiser, the Ice Ball, on Saturday, August 26 at the JW Marriott (110 E. 2nd St., Austin, TX 78701) from 6 p.m. to midnight. This year will mark the 13th annual Ice Ball which allows the organization to raise critical funds to support its mentoring programs. Last year, the Ice Ball raised over $500,000 for Central Texas kids and 100 percent of the funds were used locally to create and nurture life-changing friendships between at-risk youth and caring adult mentors.

“We believe that children deserve every opportunity to succeed in life and that, as adults, it is our responsibility to provide them with the support they need to thrive,” said Brent Fields, CEO, BBBS of Central Texas. “When you support the Ice Ball, you’re investing in a child’s future.  Every dollar raised is used to support new and existing mentoring relationships that help our kids become successful adults.”

Each year, unique experiences and luxurious items are auctioned at the Ice Ball. This year’s auction will include custom packages and exciting trips. Last year, more than 700 guests attended the event to support BBBS, and the organization is expecting an even larger crowd this year.

“We’re on pace for another successful, signature event and looking forward to a great time to support our kids,” said Fields.

Tickets, table reservations and sponsorships are available at www.AustinIceBall.org. Discounted early bird tickets are available through June 30. 

 About Big Brothers Big Sisters:

Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 1,000 children in Travis, Williamson and Hays counties every year. For more than 46 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 and to build and sustain long-lasting relationships. Last year, more than 98 percentof the children served by BBBS remained in school, and avoided early parenting.  In 2016, BBBS also promised over $338,000 in new college scholarships to 275 Little Brothers and Sisters via the agency’s Promising Futures Scholarship Program.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas

www.BigMentoring.org • 4800 Manor Rd., Building K • Austin, Texas 78723 • 512.472.5437

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas Receives National Board of the Year Award

(L to R) Rudy J. Baldoni, National Board Chair BBBS of America; Joe Strychalski, VP of Programs BBBS of Central Texas, Carlos Barbosa, Board Chair BBBS of Central Texas, Pam Iorio, President and CEO BBBS of America

(L to R) Rudy J. Baldoni, National Board Chair BBBS of America; Joe Strychalski, VP of Programs BBBS of Central Texas, Carlos Barbosa, Board Chair BBBS of Central Texas, Pam Iorio, President and CEO BBBS of America.

Originally announced by Brenda Lindfors, Vice President of Marketing & Communications of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas is the winner of the national Board of the Year award given by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA). This is the second time the local agency has won the award in the last five years. The top local agencies and agency boards were recognized during BBBSA’s 2017 National Conference held June 25 – 28 in San Diego, California. Receiving the award for BBBS of Central Texas were Board Chair Carlos Barbosa and Vice President of Programs Joe Strychalski.

“I am so proud and honored to lead a fantastic and engaged executive board that does whatever is needed to support the agency’s mission,” said Barbosa. “Of course, none of what has been achieved is possible without a dynamic CEO, Brent Fields, and an amazing agency staff that does the real work every day. This award validates all of the agency’s exceptional work on behalf of children and families in Central Texas!”

Agency boards have a profound impact on the success of the agencies they serve, raising funds, sharing the organizations’ good work, influencing decision-making, and shaping programming. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s Nationwide Leadership Council selected the winners of the 2017 Board of the Year awards based on growth in the number of children served, quality and length of mentoring matches, and growth in agency revenue.

“Receiving this award is a great honor,” said BBBS CEO Brent Fields. “Thank you to our amazing Board of Directors, to our volunteers, and to supporters who continue to invest in this transformational mission.”

BBBS of Central Texas was also a finalist for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s Agency of the Year award. Earlier this year the agency won the National Gold Standard Award, one of only 16 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the nation to receive the recognition.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texaswww.BigMentoring.org • 1400 Tillery Street • Austin, Texas 78721 • 512.472.5437

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas serves nearly 1,000 children in Central Texas every day. For over 45 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 recruit, screen and train volunteers, and to provide on-going support for children, families and volunteers as they build and sustain long-lasting relationships. Last year, more than 98 percent of the children served by BBBS remained in school and avoided early parenting.

Favor For Good Kicks Off – $1 Donation To Soldiers’ Angels On Every Delivery 5/22-5/29

Favor, Austin-based on-demand delivery service, on Monday announced the launch of its Favor For Good campaign in support of Soldiers’ Angels, a national nonprofit headquartered in San Antonio that is dedicated to providing aid and comfort to the  men and women of the United States military, veterans of all eras and their families. Driven by Favor’s commitment to community first, Favor For Good harnesses the simple act of delivery to make a positive impact within the Texas community.

In honor of Memorial Day, Favor will donate $1 to Soldiers’ Angels for each Favor placed from a variety of restaurants in all 15 Favor cities throughout Texas between Monday, May 22 – Monday, May 29, 2017. By participating in Favor for Good, the community can help Soldiers’ Angels provide aid and comfort to the 40,000 Texas service members, veterans and their families the organization aims to support in 2017.

“Soldiers’ Angels is honored to be partnering with Favor for this excellent campaign,” said Amy Palmer, President and CEO of Soldiers’ Angels. “We owe our service members and veterans so much for the sacrifices they have made for our freedoms and this campaign is an effortless way for all Texans to give back to these brave men and women.”

Make your delivery count and honor the sacrifice of America’s service members by placing a Favor through these Austin restaurants:

  • Andiamo Ristorante

  • Austin Cake Ball

  • Banzai

  • Black Star Co-Op

  • Carmelo’s

  • Fresa’s

  • Flyrite

  • Il Forte

  • Maiko Sushi

  • Papadom

  • Slab BBQ

  • Texas Wings & Grill

  • Thai Spice

  • Tyson’s Tacos

  • Quality Seafood

About Favor

Favor is the easiest way to get anything delivered in under an hour. Whether it’s lunch at the office, a household shopping list or those errands you just don’t have time for — your personal assistant (we call them Runners) can deliver it in just a few taps. Founded in 2013, the Austin-based on-demand delivery company has grown to over 20,000 active Runners and has delivered more than 5 million Favors to-date. Favor is currently available in 15 cities across Texas, where it is currently the best rated delivery service. For more information, visit favordelivery.com and follow Favor on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Soldiers’ Angels

Soldiers’ Angels is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, their families, and the growing veteran population. Founded in 2003 by the mother of two American soldiers, hundreds of thousands of Soldiers’ Angels “Angel” volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel, and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways. (Tax ID# 20-058-3415). Learn more at www.soldiersangels.org.

The 20th Annual Austin Heart Ball Starring Wynonna Judd & The Big Noise Was Record-Breaking

Photography courtesy of Ed Sparks Photography except where noted.

Over 700 local leaders in business, medicine, and philanthropy demonstrated their huge hearts May 13 to set a new fundraising record at the 20th Annual Austin Heart Ball gala benefiting the American Heart Association in Central Texas.


Ann Jerome, Executive Director of American Heart Association in Austin and distinguished guests.

The organization had set a target of raising $1 million that night through live and silent auctions and other cash donations. The record breaking evening included a cocktail hour and elegant dinner, silent and live auctions, inspirational speakers, and more.

Heart Ball Chairman Matt Hoglund with the Austin office of DPR Construction.

William Jackson, Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential and the  beautiful Wynonna Judd

William Jackson, Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential and the beautiful Wynonna Judd (Photography courtesy of InFluential Magazine)

Before music headliner Wynonna & The Big Noise took to the stage, Heart Ball Chairman Matt Hoglund with the Austin office of DPR Construction stepped up to the microphone with the big news that the $1 million goal had been surpassed.  An unexpected highlight of Wynonna’s performance was when she invited William Jackson, our Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential, up to the stage for a brief meet-and-greet and photo session.  Now that’s InFluential!

Terry and Shannon Wilson, Gayle Stallings with FUNAuctions, and William Jackson, Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential.

Terry and Shannon Wilson, Gayle Stallings with FUNAuctions, and William Jackson, Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential.

The final total of gross proceeds was $1,090,000 shattering the previous years’ funds raised which totaled $780,000.

The fabulous gala was held at downtown at the luxurious JW Marriott Austin hotel.

We can’t wait to see what Ann Jerome, Executive Director of the American Heart Association, and her very capable team plan in 2018 to top this banner year!

Enjoy Austin-Centric Cuisine and Uniquely Austin Soirees at Toast of the Town 2017

Fundraising series of events provides scholarships for area high school seniors 

St. David’s Foundation is proud to announce its 33rd annual Toast of the Town 2017, taking place this year from April 15 through May 13.  From fresh commentary by UT coaches to gourmet repasts by award-wining chefs, to conversations with key leaders in the community, Toast of the Town 2017 brings a tempting range of options for participants.

Toast of the Town events raise funds for the Neal Kocurek Scholarship Fund for Central Texas, benefiting area students who are pursuing careers in healthcare. Last year’s Toast of the Town raised over $1 million, funding 54 generous scholarships for deserving young aspirants.

“2017 Toast of the Town is filled with intriguing and entertaining gatherings that offer something for everyone, while supporting a very important cause for our community,” said Lesa Rossick, chair of this year’s festivities.

2017 highlights include:

  • An Evening with the Mayor & Chef Tyson Cole –Experience Austin at the private residence of Mayor Steve Adler. Acclaimed Uchiko and Uchi chef Tyson Cole serves a stellar meal for guests, accompanied by inspiring comments from Mayor Adler, who’ll share his vision for the future of the city.
  • Texas Stampede with Coach Herman – Guests will get a chance to rub elbows with the new UT football coach, Tom Herman, over dinner and drinks. Who knows what Coach Herman might share about the upcoming season?
  • Aggies in Austin! Guests will be hosted to a rare dinner experience with Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp, as he shares his thoughts about challenges facing the future of higher education in Texas.
  • Culinary superstars featured during Toast of the Town 2017 include David Bull, Tyson Cole, Rob Snow, Todd Duplechan, Jessica Maher, Fiore Tedesco, and numerous others.

For a complete list of events, hosts, venues, and ticket information, please visit http://toastaustin.org/.

Toast of the Town is a series of one-of-a-kind events hosted each spring to raise money and awareness for the St. David Foundation’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship Fund. All proceeds raised from Toast of the Town are matched two-to-one by St. David’s Foundation, tripling the money raised for the scholarship program. Established to honor the vision and community spirit of Dr. Neal Kocurek, longtime CEO of the Foundation, this fund provides college scholarships to Central Texans pursuing healthcare-related careers at Texas colleges and universities.

Since the scholarship fund’s inception, more than 394 students have received Kocurek scholarships to study medicine, nursing, physical therapy, biomedical engineering and other healthcare-related careers.

About St. David’s Foundation:

St. David’s Foundation believes good health returns great benefits to the community. Through a unique partnership, the Foundation reinvests proceeds from St. David’s HealthCare to help build the healthiest community in the world. The Foundation helps people in every corner of the community through signature programs and collaborations with more than 60 nonprofit partners. In 2017, the Foundation’s goal is to invest up to $70 million to connect thousands of low-income people to a full range of health services. Foundation signature programs include the largest scholarship program in Texas for aspiring health professionals, and the largest mobile dental program in the country. Other focus areas include safety net clinics, agencies serving older adults, mental health initiatives, and support for healthy living initiatives. For more information on St. David’s Foundation visit www.stdavidsfoundation.org.

Shop with Iconic Fashion-Tech Brand Ashley Chloe and Support Water.org for Earth Day

Angela Pan, Founder and CEO.

Angela Pan, Founder and CEO.

In a time where much of the world enjoys convenience and luxury, there are still 633 million people without access to safe water and a staggering 2.4 billion who lack access to a toilet. Clean water is a basic human right, yet lack of it is the reason for much of the world’s poverty, illness, and lack of development. This Earth Day, support a brand that is fashion-forward and water-conscious. Join Ashley Chloe in donating to Water.org and help provide access to safe water and sanitation to people in the developing world. This Earth Day, Ashley Chloe and Water.org have partnered for a unique offering:

Between April 22 and 30th, Ashley Chloe will donate 10% of all sales to Water.org.

Angela Pan, CEO of Ashley Chloe, is an advocate for women empowerment and creating a better world for the next generation. Pan’s passion lies in providing support for women, whether it be in business or on impactful initiatives. “Ashley Chloe chose to support Water.org because of their commitment to the work on providing everyone with clean water.” said Angela Pan. “We also believe very much in their mission to empower women and to improve people’s lives. We hope that our involvement helps bring safe water to places in the world that need it most.”

When it takes hours every day to find and collect water, it’s hard to get through a full day at school. It’s hard to prosper without safe water. It’s hard to focus on community growth. It’s hard to live a normal life. Clean water is a fundamental human need, but 663 million people worldwide don’t have access to it. 2.4 billion people worldwide lack access to a toilet and basic sanitary needs. Water.org and Ashley Chloe hope to change these statistics and help foster a change in the world for the better.

Water.org is thankful for Ashley Chloe’s support.” said Melanie Mendrys, Water.org‘s Director of Brand and Marketing. “Their donations will help empower families around the world with access to safe water and sanitation. We are honored to have such great supporters taking action to change lives with safe water.”

Water.org is an international nonprofit organization that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world by providing access to safe water and sanitation. Founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, Water.org pioneers innovative, sustainable solutions to the global water crisis, giving women hope, children health and communities a future. Water.org has more than 25 years of experience developing solutions, looking at the problem from every angle, and breaking down barriers between people and access to safe water.

Donate to Water.org and support clean water for all.  Shop here:  www.AshleyChloe.com/order

• Between April 22 and 30th, Ashley Chloe will donate 10% of all sales to Water.org.

About Water.org

Water.org is breaking down the barriers between people and access to safe water and sanitation. Water.org is an international nonprofit organization that has positively transformed more than six million lives around the world. Founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, Water.org has pioneered market-driven financial solutions to the global water crisis for more than 25 years, giving women hope, children health and communities a future.

About AshleyChloe.com

Founded by Angela Pan, Ashley Chloe is a brand that delivers high-tech chic to fashion-forward individuals who crave sleek digital wearables designed expressly for their modern lifestyle. In the field of technology, there’s a stereotype that you have to be a programmer or engineer to be successful. Starting in technology investment, Angela constantly fought expectations and overcame barriers that pushed women out of business. By building a network of relationships, taking time to understand the technology field, and adding a fashion perspective, Angela prepared herself for success in the industry. Their flagship product, The Helix Cuff™ solves the problem of dealing with tangled and easy to lose headphones in a fashion-forward way. It is the world’s first wrist-wrap-storable pair of headphones; a sleek wearable with extractable Bluetooth® headphones for your wrist. Keep your fashion and tunes close at hand. Ashley Chloe is based in San Francisco, just north of Silicon Valley.

The Helix Cuff was created from realizing the gap in the current wearable market, bringing together beautiful design, the latest technology and stunning functionality. The Helix Cuff™ solves the problem of dealing with tangled and easy to lose headphones in a fashion-forward way. By recognizing what was missing in the wearable technology market and relentlessly working to ensure her company’s success, Angela has created a one-of-a-kind fashion tech company and wearable product that stands out in the market for its high-quality technology and major design focus.

Ballet Austin Guild Presents “An Afternoon In Wonderland” Tea

Ballet Austin Guild presents its 33rd Spring Fundraiser

A Sunday afternoon tea in anticipation of the Ballet Austin Season Finale, Alice (in wonderland).

Sunday, April 30, 2017, from 1-3 p.m.

Hotel Ella, 1900 Rio Grande Street, Austin, Texas

Support for Ballet Austin’s Youth Scholarship Program

Tickets: $65 adults, $35 children, available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ballet-austin-guild-presents-an-afternoon-in- wonderland-tickets-31161146829

 Event Information:

Please join Ballet Austin Guild as we present “An Afternoon in Wonderland,” our first Sunday tea. Enjoy finger sandwiches, sweet pastries and scones while sipping on tea and champagne, of course! As a prelude to Ballet Austin’s performance of Alice (in wonderland), we will be celebrating with fun decor, costumes and festivities for guests of all ages. Amazing raffle baskets will be available, and all proceeds go to Ballet Austin’s Academy Youth Scholarship Fund. Your ticket purchase makes classical ballet training available to any child with a passion and desire to learn, regardless of their family’s economic situation. Help us reach our goal in raising $40,000 for the Youth Scholarship Program!

About Ballet Austin Guild:

Celebrating our 33rd year hosting our Spring Fundraiser, Ballet Austin Guild continues its mission in supporting and promoting Ballet Austin in its commitment to excellence in dance through fundraising, community, and education. We are a group of dedicated volunteers who have supported and furthered the mission of Ballet Austin for over 40 years. The Guild consists of energetic volunteers who want to learn more about ballet and contribute to one of Austin’s finest cultural institutions. The Guild is open to anyone with an interest in promoting Ballet Austin. For more membership information, please visit our
website, https://balletaustinguild.org.