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Hotel Saint Cecilia sets the stage for Circle of Health International to amp up women's health

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Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Jess Williamson
Jess Williamson performs. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Jazz Mills
Jazz Mills of Cowboy and Indian performs. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Mission Collective
Bites were provided by Mission Collective. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin
Photo by Shelley Neuman
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Sera Bonds
Sera Bonds tells her story of how and why she founded COHI. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin April Blackmore Sera bonds Jessica Christian Rebecca plucer
Circle of Health International founding officers April Blackmore, Sera Bonds, Jessica Christian, and Rebecca Plucer Photo by Shelley Neuman
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Jenna Cormany Carrie Hiner-Berry
Jenna Cormany, Carrie Hiner-Berry Photo by Shelley Neuman
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Dr. Schonbrun Yvonne testa
Dr. Schonbrun, Yvonne Testa Photo by Shelley Neuman
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Kirk Griggs Cathie Griggs
Kirk Griggs, Cathie Griggs Photo by Shelley Neuman
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Sally Allen
Sally Allen performs. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Connie pate Sera Bonds Lisa Morgan Lynne Hudson
Connie Pate, Sera Bonds, Lisa Morgan, Lynne Hudson Photo by Shelley Neuman
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Melinda McNeil Adam Bonds
Melinda McNeil, Adam Bonds Photo by Shelley Neuman
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Annahita varahrami Chasee hudgins Sarah rosenthal
Annahita Varahrami, Chasee Hudgins, Sarah Rosenthal Photo by Shelley Neuman
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Erika Wennerstrom Heartless Bastards
Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards performs. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Isadora mckeon Kaye turnage
Isadora McKeon, Kaye Turnage Photo by Shelley Neuman
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Rachel Hunt Diana Welch
Rachel Hunt, Diana Welch Photo by Shelley Neuman
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Sera Bonds raffle
Sera Bonds reads of raffle winners. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Angela Lancaster raffle winner
Angela Lancaster wins one of the raffle prizes. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Rachel Martin Dave Mitchell
Rachel Martin, Dave Mitchell Photo by Shelley Neuman
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Kevin eckes Beth chamberlain Karin wachter
Kevin Eckes, Beth Chamberlain, Karin Wachter Photo by Shelley Neuman
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Jess Williamson
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Jazz Mills
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Mission Collective
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Sera Bonds
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin April Blackmore Sera bonds Jessica Christian Rebecca plucer
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Jenna Cormany Carrie Hiner-Berry
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Dr. Schonbrun Yvonne testa
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Kirk Griggs Cathie Griggs
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Sally Allen
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Connie pate Sera Bonds Lisa Morgan Lynne Hudson
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Melinda McNeil Adam Bonds
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Annahita varahrami Chasee hudgins Sarah rosenthal
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Erika Wennerstrom Heartless Bastards
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Isadora mckeon Kaye turnage
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Rachel Hunt Diana Welch
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Sera Bonds raffle
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Angela Lancaster raffle winner
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Rachel Martin Dave Mitchell
Circle of Health International Fundraiser at Hotel St. Cecilia in Austin Kevin eckes Beth chamberlain Karin wachter

Austin-based nonprofit Circle of Health International, an organization dedicated to helping women and children around the world gain access to health care in international crisis settings, gathered on Thursday, March 20 for a fundraiser at Hotel Saint Cecilia and to kick off the second annual Amplify Austin.

Listening to special sets from Erika Wennerstrom from the Heartless Bastards, Jazz Mills from Cowboy and Indian, Sally Allen and Jess Williamson, guests mingled over bites from local collective Mission Bites.

The beautiful grounds of the Saint Cecilia provided the backdrop to a thrilling raffle with prizes donated by Mercury, Blackmail, Botanicas Folklorica, Marfa Film Festival and Paloma Botanicals Beauty Parlor. Austin restaurants Qui, La Condesa and Little Barrel and Brown also donated to the worthy cause.

Jenna Cormany, Carrie Hiner-Berry, Kirk Griggs, Cathie Griggs, Melinda McNeil and Adam Bonds were among the guests in attendance, as was co-host (and CultureMap contributor) Diana Welch. Annahita Varahrami, Chasee Hudgins, Sarah Rosenthal, Isadora McKeon, Kaye Turnage and Rachel Hunt also enjoyed the evening.

And the night would not have been a success without the work of COHI's founding officers April Blackmore, Sera Bonds, Jessica Christian and Rebecca Plucer.

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