Pay It Forward

Pay it Forward with Daniel Curtis does just that by raising more than $60K

Pay it Forward with Daniel Curtis does just that with $60K raised

4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Ben Waker Doug English Claire English Melissa Foles Patty Waker
16-year-old Ben Waker spends over 40 hours a week at the Seton brain and spine recovery center. Pictured here with Doug and Claire English, Melissa Foles and Patty Waker. Photo Courtesy of Lone Star Paralysis Association
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Noble Sandwich Company
The team from Noble Sandwich Company getting ready to feed some people. Photo Courtesy of Lone Star Paralysis Association
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Greenhouse Craft Foods
Chef Rob Snow from Greenhouse Craft Foods and the scarlet rabbit. Photo Courtesy of Lone Star Paralysis Association
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin The Bonneville
The Bonneville served up Prince Edward Island mussels in a spicy coconut broth. Photo Courtesy of Lone Star Paralysis Association
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Austin Cake Ball Team
Stacey Bridges and the Austin Cake Ball team. The Salted Caramel was a crowd favorite. Photo Courtesy of Lone Star Paralysis Association
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Swifts Attic
Swifts Attic heirloom tomato panzanella salad with griddled Dos Luna's queso seco. Photo Courtesy of Lone Star Paralysis Association
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Jack Rainey Dr. Roger Parthasarathy
Lone Star Paralysis Foundation vice president Jack Rainey with Dr. Roger Parthasarathy and his wife. Photo Courtesy of Lone Star Paralysis Association
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Philip Speer and Uchi Family
Philip Speer and the Uchi Family have been at the event all four years. Photo Courtesy of Lone Star Paralysis Association
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Volunteers at registration table
Volunteers at registration table. Photo Courtesy of Lone Star Paralysis Association
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Mack March Victoria Peterson
Mack March of parking mobility mobile application and Victoria Peterson of askmisssA.com Photo Courtesy of Lone Star Paralysis Association
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Kyle Dealing & Crissy Flores
Kyle Dealing, Crissy Flores Photo Courtesy of Lone Star Paralysis Association
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Daniel Curtis David Hatcher Matteo Hatcher
Host and event chair Daniel Curtis visiting with his uncle, David Hatcher, and second cousin Matteo Hatcher. Photo Courtesy of Lone Star Paralysis Association
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Barbara Concannon Doug Denny
Barbara Concannon, Doug Denny Photo Courtesy of Lone Star Paralysis Association
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Becca Shumaker Carolyn Shumaker Kelsey Shumaker
Becca Shumaker, Carolyn Shumaker, Kelsey Shumaker Photo Courtesy of Lone Star Paralysis Association
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Mike Haynes Christina Jared Dunton Kimberly Dunton
Mike Haynes, Executive Director of Lone Star Paralysis Foundation, Christina Haynes, local artist Jared Dunton, Kimberly Dunton. Photo Courtesy of Lone Star Paralysis Association
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin
Host and event chair Daniel Curtis rocking the mic. Photo Courtesy of Lone Star Paralysis Association
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Kyle Dealing
Kyle Dealing was injured a year ago and his first time out of the hospital was to the 2013 pay it forward event.  Last year he was in a wheelchair and cervical collar, this year he walked across the stage. Photo Courtesy of Lone Star Paralysis Association
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Claire English Jim Innes
Claire English and photographer Jim Innes Photo Courtesy of Lone Star Paralysis Association
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin The Spazmatics
The Spazmatics performing. Photo Courtesy of Lone Star Paralysis Association
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Flip-side Photography Photo Booth
Daniel Curtis and his girlfriend Hannah Friesen along with Heather Rennerfeldt and Angela Mills trying out the slow-motion photo booth provided by On the Flip-side Photography. Photo Courtesy of Lone Star Paralysis Association
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin
Guests dancing to the music of The Spazmatics. Photo Courtesy of Lone Star Paralysis Association
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Ben Waker Doug English Claire English Melissa Foles Patty Waker
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Noble Sandwich Company
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Greenhouse Craft Foods
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin The Bonneville
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Austin Cake Ball Team
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Swifts Attic
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Jack Rainey Dr. Roger Parthasarathy
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Philip Speer and Uchi Family
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Volunteers at registration table
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Mack March Victoria Peterson
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Kyle Dealing & Crissy Flores
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Daniel Curtis David Hatcher Matteo Hatcher
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Barbara Concannon Doug Denny
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Becca Shumaker Carolyn Shumaker Kelsey Shumaker
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Mike Haynes Christina Jared Dunton Kimberly Dunton
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Kyle Dealing
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Claire English Jim Innes
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin The Spazmatics
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin Flip-side Photography Photo Booth
4th Annual Pay it Forward Benefit with Daniel Curtis in Austin

What: Pay it Forward with Daniel Curtis

Where: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

The lowdown: More than 450 people came out for the fourth annual Pay it Forward event held on August 7 at the AT&T Conference Center. The fundraiser raised more than $60,000 for the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation.

The celebration, held and emceed each year by Daniel Curtis, brought together Austin's culinary superstars such as Chef David Bull of Congress and Second Bar + Kitchen, Chef Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine and Odd Duck, Chef Jack Gilmore of Jack Allen’s Kitchen, Chef Ben Nathan of Café Blue, Chef Philip Speer of Uchi and Uchiko, Chef Ned Elliott of Foreign & Domestic, Chef John Bates of The Noble Sandwich Co., Chef Mat Clouser of Swift’s Attic, Chef Shawn Cirkiel of Chavez, and Chefs Chris Hurley and Jennifer Costello of The Bonneville.

The Tipsy Texan was also on hand to craft eight specialty cocktails for the occasion while The Spazmatics played to an eager audience.

Who: Mack March, Victoria Peterson, Kyle Dealing, Crissy Flores, Barbara Concannon, Doug Denny, Mike Haynes, Christina Haynes, Jared Dunton, Kimberly Dunton, Claire English and Jim Innes.