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Local philanthropists travel to the top of Austin in celebration of Center for Child Protection

Philanthropists join Center for Child Protection at anniversary bash

Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian 55th Floor
Guests for the Center for Child Protection's 25th Anniversary party gathered on the 55th floor of The Austonian downtown to celebrate. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian Susan Kelly Mimi O'Connor
Susan Kelly, Mimi O'Connor Photo by Shelley Neuman
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian Erin Jolly Donna Mitchell
Erin Jolly, Donna Mitchell Photo by Shelley Neuman
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian 55th Floor
The view of Lady Bird Lake from The Austonian's 55th floor. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian Bacon Wrapped Quail
Guests enjoyed small bites such as Bacon-Wrapped Quail. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian Wayne Brooks Darlene Byrne
Wayne Brooks, Darlene Byrne Photo by Shelley Neuman
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian Rebekah Nolen Jarryd Nolen
Rebekah Nolen, Jarryd Nolen Photo by Shelley Neuman
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian Lesa Rossick Scott O'Brien Carol Meyer
Party hostess Lesa Rossick with Scott O'Brien and Carol Meyer. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian Karen Tennison Trio
The Karen Tennison Trio performed old-fashioned tunes for guests. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian Bob Collins Stephanie Collins Lynne Skinner
Bob Collins, Stephanie Collins, Lynne Skinner Photo by Shelley Neuman
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian Curtis Howard Jessica Howard Sandra Martin
Curtis Howard, Jessica Howard, and Sandra Martin, founder and CEO Emeritus of the Center for Child Protection. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian Jenny Butterworth Scott Thomas Maria Orozoba
Jenny Butterworth, Scott Thomas, Maria Orozova Photo by Shelley Neuman
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian Gabriel Krajicek Beth Ann Krajicek
Gabriel Krajicek, Beth Ann Krajicek Photo by Shelley Neuman
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian Reuel Greg Martinez Andrew Rice
Reuel Meditz, Andrew Rice, Greg Martinez Photo by Shelley Neuman
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian 55th Floor
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian Susan Kelly Mimi O'Connor
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian Erin Jolly Donna Mitchell
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian 55th Floor
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian Bacon Wrapped Quail
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian Wayne Brooks Darlene Byrne
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian Rebekah Nolen Jarryd Nolen
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian Lesa Rossick Scott O'Brien Carol Meyer
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian Karen Tennison Trio
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian Bob Collins Stephanie Collins Lynne Skinner
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian Curtis Howard Jessica Howard Sandra Martin
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian Jenny Butterworth Scott Thomas Maria Orozoba
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian Gabriel Krajicek Beth Ann Krajicek
Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary at The Austonian Reuel Greg Martinez Andrew Rice

What: Center for Child Protection 25th Anniversary Party

Where: The Austonian

The lowdown: Guests for the Center for Child Protection's 25th Anniversary Party gathered on the 55th floor of The Austonian to celebrate the groundbreaking nonprofit. With music from Karen Tennison, passed bites like bacon-wrapped quail and panoramic views across the city, guests mixed and mingled at this extravaganza.

The Center for Child Protection was first formed in 1989, and has been instrumental in changing the way child abuse cases are handled. For more than two decades CCP has provided services for more than 74,000 children. 

WhoLesa Rossick (who served as hostess for the evening), Scott O'Brien, Carol MeyerSusan Kelly, Mimi O'Connor, Erin Jolly, Donna Mitchell, Wayne Brooks, Darlene Byrne, Bob Collins, Stephanie Collins, Lynne Skinner, Gabriel Krajicek, Beth Ann Krajicek, Jenny Butterworth, Scott Thomas and Maria Orozoba.