The JW Marriott in Austin was the recent setting for the Capital City’s newest million-dollar annual fundraiser. Over 450 of the city’s top philanthropists, sociables, and community leaders for the Texas Advocacy Project’s 17th Annual Black & White Ball. The night featured a dazzling mix of fun and fundraising that included touching tributes, emotional testimonials, and a record fundraising haul.
When he brought his last play, Immortal Longings, to Texas to run at the ZACH Theatre in Austin, Corpus Christi native Terrence McNally shared his lifelong career of sophisticated playwriting that so many have come to expect from the Tony Award-winner. Here, Rob Giardinelli and Lance Avery Morgan share an exclusive peek inside McNally’s myriad of talents.
The Houston SPCA Equine and Rescue Arena was the recent setting for one of the state’s most anticipated Halloween parties for a very worthy cause. Over 400 of the city’s most notable sociables, philanthropists, community leaders, and animal lovers turned out for the annual Howl-O-Ween Ball benefiting the Houston SPCA.
The Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston was the recent setting of a sizzling night of fun and eye candy mixed in with fashion and philanthropy. The sixth annual Red Hot Gala was its largest fundraiser yet, drawing over 450 sociables and community leaders for an epic night for such a beloved cause.
The Native Texan sisters, Lizzie Means Duplantis and Sarah Means, are taking the boot world by storm with their chic creation, Miron Crosby. Already featuring locations in Aspen and Dallas’ Highland Park Village, they are growing their empire and expanding their presence in Texas with a new store in the River Oaks section of Houston, as our stylish Rob Giardinelli learned recently when he caught up with them to learn more about their success.
The JW Marriott Hotel in Austin was the recent setting for an afternoon of fun and fundraising for one of the most anticipated luncheons in the Capital City of the fall. The Helping Hand Home’s 24th annual Champions for Children Awards Luncheon brought out over a thousand sociables and community leaders in an afternoon that featured great friends, touching tributes, and a beloved University of Texas Football alum who was honored for his tireless work for children’s causes.
The Texas Fall social season continues as the holiday season begins. Here are 10 stellar galas and signature fundraising events we recommend you have on your radar to support between November 15th and December 15th. See you there
The Hilton Anatole in Dallas was the recent setting for one of the state’s largest and most well-attended annual luncheons. Over 700 of the city’s most notable philanthropists, sociables, and community leaders turned out for the 27th annual Texas Trailblazers Luncheon, hosted by The Family Place. The afternoon featured touching tributes and words from a cultural icon that those on hand will remember long after the festivities ended.
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum was the recent setting for one of the Capital City’s longest-running and most beloved Fall social events. The Ronald McDonald House of Central Texas’ 34th Annual Bandana drew several hundred of the city’s most notable sociables and community leaders for a festive night of fun that those fortunate enough to be a part of will not soon forget.
The residence of Houston Philanthropist Tilman Fertitta was the recent setting for a night of great fun and impressive fundraising. A sold-out crowd featuring over 600 of Houston’s most notable sociables, philanthropists, and community leaders turned out for the Houston Police Foundation’s 15th Annual True Blue Gala.