WHO: Ballet Austin Guild
WHAT: Women On Their Toes annual spring luncheon honoring outstanding Austin area nonprofit volunteers with proceeds benefiting Ballet Austin; fashion show by Estilo
WHEN: April 10, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Austin
TICKETS: $100 per person. Table sponsorships are available starting at $1,250. For more information, contact Ballet Austin Guild at 512.476.9151, ext. 200 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.balletaustinguild.org
· Before and during event – Interviews with honorees and Ballet Austin Guild President, Jennifer Canaday
· 11:00am Honoree awards presentation
· 12:00pm Estilo fashion show
Austin, Texas – March 5, 2012 – Ballet Austin Guild announces ten outstanding Austin area volunteers that have been selected for recognition at their 18th Annual Women On Their Toes spring luncheon event, benefiting Ballet Austin. The mission of this event is to draw attention to the tremendous work these volunteers contribute to the Austin community and the organizations they serve.
Each year, Ballet Austin Guild invites area nonprofit organizations to nominate their most exceptional volunteers; the women and men who go above and beyond in their efforts and accomplishments on behalf of the organizations they tirelessly serve for the betterment of the Austin community and the world. Women On Their Toes is an annual opportunity for Ballet Austin Guild to shine the spotlight on these volunteers, and to celebrate their passion for volunteering, and their dedication to organizations’ missions.
Volunteers selected by Ballet Austin Guild’s nominating committee for recognition at this year’s event on are:
· Jarrett Crippen, Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas
· Griffin Davis, The Trail Foundation
· Lauren Espinoza, Badgerdog Literary Publishing
· Jenny Eversole, Hospice Austin
· Amrita Moor, The Amala Foundation
· Kerri Morrison, New Milestones Foundation
· Misty O’Neal, Texas Hearing and Service Dogs
· Mary Ann Parker, Assistance League of Austin
· Jimmy Shields, The Christi Center
· Ted Whatley, Breakthrough Austin
The event, themed “Passion, Fashion & Philanthropy” and attended by more than 400 patrons, will culminate with a dynamic fashion show by Estilo, a people and critics’ choice favorite boutique. Following the fashion show, several raffle packages, each worth thousands, will be awarded.
About Ballet Austin Guild
Ballet Austin Guild, a nonprofit subsidiary of Ballet Austin, is an all-volunteer organization with a mission to support and promote the interests of Ballet Austin in greater Austin and its surrounding communities through educational programs, fundraising, and special events. Through its membership of enthusiastic ambassadors of dance and volunteerism, the Guild has supported Ballet Austin since 1975. Visit Ballet Austin Guild at www.balletaustinguild.org.
IMAGES, INTERVIEWS, HONOREE BIOS & OTHER PRESS REQUESTS:
Contact LuAnn Glowacz, Ballet Austin (email@example.com; 512.476.9151, ext. 101) OR
Brianna McKinney, Ballet Austin Guild (firstname.lastname@example.org; 512.535.5066 before event ; 512.791.4482 during event)
Fashion Show Sponsors: Estilo; Ricky Hodge of Ricky Hodge Salon; Rae Cosmetics
Platinum Sponsors: Carollo Engineers; Hyatt Regency Austin; Texas Lighting Systems
Gold Sponsors: Austin Woman Magazine; Cambia Information Group; Lt Col Louise N. Crowley USAF Ret. & Jennene Mashburn; Edwin Ortiz Productions; Heritage Title Company, Pinnergy/Kathy & Randy Taylor
Silver Sponsors: Assistance League of Austin; Austin Junior Forum; BN Property Developers, LLC; Jennifer Mitchell Canaday & Family; Ann & Jim Downing; Lorrie & Carlos Garcia; Guild Gals & Pals; Ilcor/Ilcor Homes, Inc./Louise J. Hein & Family; The James Alan Cox Foundation; Lakeway Friends of the Ballet