Cocktails and Charity

Charitable Austinites raise a glass — and funds — for Texas healthcare

Charitable Austinites raise a glass — and funds — for Texas healthcare

Planned Parenthood Cocktails for a Cause 2016 Shavonne Henderson Alissa Parsley Katie Hansen
Cocktails for a Cause co-chairs Shavonne Henderson, Alissa Parsley, and Katie Hansen. Photo by Reese Vonderschmidt Photography
Planned Parenthood Cocktails for a Cause 2016 Ken Lambrecht Amy Shipherd
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas President and CEO Ken Lambrecht with Amy Shipherd. Photo by Reese Vonderschmidt Photography
Planned Parenthood Cocktails for a Cause 2016 Tom Jacobs, Dano Johnson Davida Dwyer-Johnson AJ Smullen
Tom Jacobs, Dano Johnson, Davida Dwyer-Johnson, and AJ Smullen. Photo by Reese Vonderschmidt Photography
Planned Parenthood Cocktails for a Cause 2016 Sue Hammer Faye Chandler
Sue Hammer and Faye Chandler. Photo by Reese Vonderschmidt Photography
Planned Parenthood Cocktails for a Cause 2016 guests
Guests enjoy the views from the VIP patio. Photo by Reese Vonderschmidt Photography
Planned Parenthood Cocktails for a Cause 2016 Ken Lambrecht
Ken Lambrecht addresses the crowd. Photo by Reese Vonderschmidt Photography
Planned Parenthood Cocktails for a Cause 2016 drink menu
The drink menu featured an homage to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards. Photo by Reese Vonderschmidt Photography
Planned Parenthood Cocktails for a Cause 2016 Shavonne Henderson Alissa Parsley Katie Hansen
Planned Parenthood Cocktails for a Cause 2016 Ken Lambrecht Amy Shipherd
Planned Parenthood Cocktails for a Cause 2016 Tom Jacobs, Dano Johnson Davida Dwyer-Johnson AJ Smullen
Planned Parenthood Cocktails for a Cause 2016 Sue Hammer Faye Chandler
Planned Parenthood Cocktails for a Cause 2016 guests
Planned Parenthood Cocktails for a Cause 2016 Ken Lambrecht
Planned Parenthood Cocktails for a Cause 2016 drink menu

What: Cocktails for a Cause

Where: The Belmont

The details: Austinites converged on May 19 for a night of drinks and revelry to support Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas. The annual Cocktails for a Cause affair raises funds as well as awareness for the organization's mission of providing healthcare and education across the state.

At the event, guests were treated to fun signature cocktails — like an homage to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a "Safe Sex on the Beach" — as well as cute poems from Typewriter Rodeo. In all, the event raised $60,000 for Planned Parenthood.

Who: Ken Lambrecht, Shavonne Henderson, Alissa Parsley, Katie Hansen, Sue Hammer, Faye Chandler, Tom Jacobs, Dano Johnson, Davida Dwyer-Johnson, AJ Smullen, and Amy Shipherd.