For the Kids

Austin philanthropists gather for CASAblanca Gala's high-flying affair

Austin philanthropists gather for CASAblanca Gala's high-flying affair

Casablanca Gala 2018
Mindy Wong and Brian Liau Photo by Chad W Adams Photography
Casablanca Gala 2018
Aparna Katragadda and Mohit Goyal Photo by Chad W Adams Photography
Casablanca Gala 2018
Catherine Sansbury and Charles Sansbury Photo by Chad W Adams Photography
Casablanca Gala 2018
CASA board president John Berkowitz and executive director Laura Wolf. Photo by Chad W Adams Photography
Casablanca Gala 2018
Newton Wong and Maggie Wong Photo by Chad W Adams Photography
Casablanca Gala 2018
Ben Rubenstein and Sara Rubenstein Photo by Chad W Adams Photography
Casablanca Gala 2018
Honorary chair Catherine Sansbury, gala chair Donna Bell, and Laura Wolf. Photo by Chad W Adams Photography
Casablanca Gala 2018
Toby LeBlanc, Jon Maddocks, Maria Maddocks, Laura Morath, Emily Rudenick LeBlanc, and Mike Morath. Photo by Chad W Adams Photography
Casablanca Gala 2018
Ted Lorenz and Lesley Lorenz Photo by Chad W Adams Photography
Casablanca Gala 2018
Casablanca Gala 2018
Casablanca Gala 2018
Casablanca Gala 2018
Casablanca Gala 2018
Casablanca Gala 2018
Casablanca Gala 2018
Casablanca Gala 2018
Casablanca Gala 2018

What: 25th Annual CASAblanca Gala

Where: JW Marriott

The lowdown: On February 3, supporters of CASA of Travis County gathered in celebration of the 25th annual CASAblanca Gala fundraiser. Guests enjoyed an evening of fun and festivities, as well as the opportunity to hear the powerful stories from local children and their CASA advocates. 

The evening kicked off with bubbles and appetizers while attendees took in high-flying aerial performances by the Violet Crown Collective. Inside the JW's ballroom, cover band The Eggmen played Beatles classics while guests shimmied away on the dance floor.

Other highlights included the Verbana Floral Design bloom bar, live and silent auctions, and a casino-themed after party. Attendees also scored big with "mystery" prizes which included jewelry from Kendra Scott and bling from Diamonds Direct. 

Who: Lee Dodson, Kelly Dodson, Aparna Katragadda, Mohit Goyal, Tracy Hamilton, Matt Hamilton, Kelly Dixon, Danny Walker, Emily Walker, AJ Blanco, Sandra Ortiz, Gustavo Rodriguez, Natalie Rodriguez, Kevin Bell, Donna Bell, Ben Rubenstein, Sara Rubenstein, Newton Wong, Maggie Wong, Toby LeBlanc, Jon Maddocks, Maria Maddocks, Laura Morath, Emily Rudenick LeBlanc, and Mike Morath.