Luminaria Sponsors Spread Hope and Light

On April 5th, the American Red Cross of Central Texas held our annual gala. This year, Luminaria celebrated the many ways the Red Cross spreads light and hope to those most in need, raising funds for measles relief in countries around the world that do not have access to these resources.

It was a truly spectacular evening at the W Hotel in downtown Austin, made possible by our generous partners in our community. We could not have done it without their support and are so proud to belong to a community with such a philanthropic spirit.

YetterColeman LLP was our Presenting Sponsor and Lady Bird Johnson Humanitarian Award Sponsor. YetterColeman is a nationally recognized  litigation boutique with offices in Austin and in Houston. They have been a great supporter of the Red Cross and we look forward to continuing our partnership.

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YetterColeman partner Kevin Terrazas presenting Janet Ricks (mother of Kendra Scott) with the Lady Bird Johnson Humanitarian of the Year Award

Two fantastic organizations were Illuminating Sponsors – KXAN and Pierpont Communications.

KXAN has been an outspoken and involved Red Cross supporter. After the explosion in West, TX they partnered with our Red Cross chapter and with H-E-B in our disaster response. Click through for video and article.

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Pierpont Communications, one of the largest independent communications firms in the Southwest, has been a supporter of the Red Cross in our community for several years and has been a huge asset to our organization.

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Pierpont Communications Senior Vice President Stacy Armijo giving an introduction and welcome.

At the Radiant Sponsor level:

  • EZCORP
  • Moreland Properties

At the Shining Sponsor level:

  • Aquila Commercial
  • Dell, Inc.
  • Erben Associates
  • Hamilton, Pyle & Bowman, LLP
  • Jackson Walker, L.L.P.
  • Jamie Leasure and Courtney Clark
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Randalls Food Markets
  • Swanson Vineyards
  • Strasburger & Price, LLP
  • Tribeza
  • Ultimate Resumes

At the Sparkling Sponsor level:

  • Biggs Electric, L.L.C.
  • Encotech Engineering Consultants, Inc.
  • H-E-B
  • Debbie Immel & Dana Weis
  • Diane Land & Steve Adler
  • Liv by Design
  • Mandarin Flower Company
  • April Mitchell
  • Hannah Nokes
  • Terri Broussard Williams
  • Team Moline
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • InFluential Magazine

Last but certainly not least we would like to thank those who donated in-kind to our big board auction or the event itself.

Special Thanks to:

  • Ali Khataw
  • Andrew Bost Benefit Auctions
  • Angelica Rodriguez
  • Austin Fashion Week
  • Barefoot Wine and Bubbly
  • Bits of Courage
  • C3 Presents
  • Callie Richmond Photography
  • Consuela
  • Cornucopia Popcorn Creations
  • David Trubridge Lighting
  • DJ Johnny Bravvo
  • Dave Madden Band
  • Elements Laser Spa
  • GertieGlam
  • Kandice Sanaie
  • Kor180
  • LBJ Presidential Library
  • Liv by Design
  • Lone Star Legacies
  • Marcus and Valentine’s Too
  • Neuro Drink
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
  • PSAV
  • Pura Vida Spa
  • Raes Cosmetics
  • Sanova Dermatology
  • Sara Belle’s Bakery
  • Segway Nation, Inc
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Strait Music Company
  • Swanson Vineyards
  • Tacodeli
  • The Diva’s Closet
  • The Grove
  • The University of Texas Club
  • Tech Kitchen
  • Uchiko
  • W Austin
  • Up A Notch Consulting
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