The Kind Thing

Anti-bullying campaign gets boost from local philanthropists at this sweet affair

Anti-bullying campaign gets boost from locals during this sweet affair

The Kindness Campaign

Yuni Steen, Kathy Terry, and Elizabeth Baker.
Photo by David Brendan Hall
The Kindness Campaign
The Mrs, the band in which the Kindness Campaign founder drums, played for guests. Photo by David Brendan Hall
The Kindness Campaign
The guests enjoyed light bites and dessert from Sprinkles. Photo by David Brendan Hall
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Manjeera Adusumalli and Lisa Idnani Photo by David Brendan Hall
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Mandy Prater, Larissa Ness, and Ruth Davis Photo by David Brendan Hall
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Laura Barzizza and John Barzizza Photo by David Brendan Hall
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Julie Latrou, Andrea Jestice, and Alicia Clark Photo by David Brendan Hall
The Kindness Campaign

John Thornton, Rob Giardinelli, Erin Driscoll, and Lance Avery Morgan
Photo by David Brendan Hall
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Jamie Talley and Tracy Spinner The Kindness Campaign
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Alejandro Ruelas and Ana Ruelas Photo by David Brendan Hall
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The Kindness Campaign
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The Kindness Campaign
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The Kindness Campaign

What: Taste of Kindness

Where: Home of Erin Driscoll and John Thornton

The lowdown: On December 1, local philanthropists gathered at the home of Austinites Erin Driscoll and John Thornton in support of the the Kindness Campaign. The foundation, which was started by Andra Liemandt, a local entrepreneur/musician, teaches children the importance of being kind. The Kindness Campaign's anti-bullying curriculum is now used in 80 schools across Texas and is on track to expand even further in 2018. 

During the evening's festivities, supporters enjoyed light bites, desserts from Sprinkles, and drinks by SWAY water and Austin Cocktails. The Wind and the Wave and Liemandt's band, the Mrs, both performed during the sweet affair.

Who: Andra Liemandt, John Thornton, Erin Driscoll, Alejandro Ruelas and Ana Ruelas, Deana Seidel and Billy Seidel, Debbie Carver, Kelli Kelley, Julie Latrou, Andrea Jestice, Alicia Clark, Kara Swinney and Matt Swinney, Mandy Prater, Larissa Ness, and Ruth Davis.