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.