True Colors Shine

Young Austin leaders show their true colors at inspirational event

Young Austin leaders show their true colors at inspirational event

ADL True Colors 2016 Elliott Naishtat Jared Lindauer Donna Howard
State Rep. Elliott Naishtat, honoree Jared Lindauer, and State Rep. Donna Howard. Photo by Ryan Ladd
ADL True Colors 2016 Christina Ayer Honoree Dan Graham Mason Ayer
Christina Ayer, honoree Dan Graham, and Mason Ayer. Photo by Ryan Ladd
ADL True Colors 2016 Virginia Cumberbatch
Honoree Virginia Cumberbatch. Photo by Ryan Ladd
ADL True Colors 2016 Mayor Steve Adler Joah Spearman
Mayor Steve Adler and Joah Spearman. Photo by Ryan Ladd
ADL True Colors 2016 Erica Brown Daniel Becka Danielle Brown Becka Erika Sumner
Daniel Becka, Erica Brown, Danielle Brown Becka, and Erika Sumner. Photo by Ryan Ladd
ADL True Colors 2016 Maggie Craft Elizabeth Bleil Kylia Combs
Maggie Craft, Elizabeth Bleil,and Kylia Combs. Photo by Ryan Ladd
ADL True Colors 2016 Ashley Quijano Patrice Toles
Ashley Quijano and Patrice Toles. Photo by Ryan Ladd
ADL True Colors 2016 Matt Smith Erik Cohen Jason Berkowitz
Matt Smith, Erik Cohen, and Jason Berkowitz. Photo by Ryan Ladd
ADL True Colors 2016 Gary Lindner Ben Kogut Teddy McDaniel
Gary Lindner, Ben Kogut, and Teddy McDaniel. Photo by Ryan Ladd
ADL True Colors 2016 Michael Whellan Robyn Sperling Shantel Ferdman
Michael Whellan, Robyn Sperling, and Shantel Ferdman. Photo by Ryan Ladd
ADL True Colors 2016 Jeff Newberg Valerie Newberg Yigal Saad
Jeff Newberg, Valerie Newberg, and Yigal Saad. Photo by Ryan Ladd
ADL True Colors 2016 Ami Plasse
Graffiti artist Ami Plasse. Photo by Ryan Ladd
ADL True Colors 2016 Elliott Naishtat Jared Lindauer Donna Howard
ADL True Colors 2016 Christina Ayer Honoree Dan Graham Mason Ayer
ADL True Colors 2016 Virginia Cumberbatch
ADL True Colors 2016 Mayor Steve Adler Joah Spearman
ADL True Colors 2016 Erica Brown Daniel Becka Danielle Brown Becka Erika Sumner
ADL True Colors 2016 Maggie Craft Elizabeth Bleil Kylia Combs
ADL True Colors 2016 Ashley Quijano Patrice Toles
ADL True Colors 2016 Matt Smith Erik Cohen Jason Berkowitz
ADL True Colors 2016 Gary Lindner Ben Kogut Teddy McDaniel
ADL True Colors 2016 Michael Whellan Robyn Sperling Shantel Ferdman
ADL True Colors 2016 Jeff Newberg Valerie Newberg Yigal Saad
ADL True Colors 2016 Ami Plasse

What: Fifth Annual True Colors event

Where: 800 Congress

The lowdown: The Anti-Defamation League Austin recently hosted its fifth annual True Colors event, honoring the inspiring efforts of four young leaders. Virginia Cumberbatch, Lisa and Dan Graham, and Jared Lindauer were celebrated for their work to advance social justice and civil rights.

Guests were treated to food from top Austin restaurants, as well as sips from Herman Marshall Whiskey, Texas Keepers Cider, and Mighty Swell Cocktails. Scott Strickland provided tunes for the evening, and artist Ami Plasse delighted with a live graffiti installation. Proceeds benefit the Anti-Defamation League Austin’s programs, including the No Place For Hate anti-bullying initiative in over 300 Central Texas schools. 

Who: Mayor Steve Adler, State Rep. Elliott Naishtat, State Rep. Donna HowardColeen Carl, Daniel Carl, Danielle Firestone, Reid Schwartz, Joah Spearman, Daniel Becka, Danielle Brown Becka, Erica Brown, Erika Sumner, Christina Ayer, and Mason Ayer.