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Empowering gala unlocks $300,000 for Women's Fund at Austin Community Foundation

Gala unlocks $300K for Women's Fund at Austin Community Foundation

Keyholder 19 Women’s Fund at Austin Community Foundation
Toya Bell, Diane T. Land, and Marjorie Clifton Photo courtesy of Austin Community Foundation
Keyholder 19 Women’s Fund at Austin Community Foundation
Rachel Sibley. Photo courtesy of Austin Community Foundation
Keyholder 19 Women’s Fund at Austin Community Foundation
Suzette Malveaux, Beth Goff-McMillan, Suzanne Malveaux, and Sara Boone Hartley. Photo courtesy of Austin Community Foundation
Keyholder 19 Women’s Fund at Austin Community Foundation
 Sara Seely, Bernd Lienhard, and Kimberly Storin. Photo courtesy of Austin Community Foundation
Keyholder 19 Women’s Fund at Austin Community Foundation
Suzanne Malveaux gave the keynote address. Photo courtesy of Austin Community Foundation
Keyholder 19 Women’s Fund at Austin Community Foundation
Lexie Hall and Nicole Hughes. Photo courtesy of Austin Community Foundation
Keyholder 19 Women’s Fund at Austin Community Foundation
Hayden Blood, Candice Mendoza, and Alisa Cohen Victoria. Photo courtesy of Austin Community Foundation
Keyholder 19 Women’s Fund at Austin Community Foundation
Mike Nellis, Madge Vásquez, and Shannon Ratliff  Photo courtesy of Austin Community Foundation
Keyholder 19 Women’s Fund at Austin Community Foundation
Keyholder 19 Women’s Fund at Austin Community Foundation
Keyholder 19 Women’s Fund at Austin Community Foundation
Keyholder 19 Women’s Fund at Austin Community Foundation
Keyholder 19 Women’s Fund at Austin Community Foundation
Keyholder 19 Women’s Fund at Austin Community Foundation
Keyholder 19 Women’s Fund at Austin Community Foundation
Keyholder 19 Women’s Fund at Austin Community Foundation

What: Keyholder '18

Where: Topfer Theater at ZACH

The lowdown: More than 400 people gathered at Zach's Topfer Theater on December 4 for Keyholder '18, the marquee fundraising event for the Women’s Fund at Austin Community Foundation. Held in conjunction with Google, attendees raised more than $300,000 for the Women's Fund, which helps close the inequality gap for women and children in Central Texas.

CNN's National Correspondent Suzanne Malveaux served as the fundraiser's keynote speaker and shared deeply personal stories from her own time spent caring for her mother as she battled ALS.

Another highlight of Keyholder '18 was the creation of the Innovation Grant. According to the Austin Community Foundation, the grant "will be awarded in 2019 to a nonprofit organization that is taking a creative and innovative approach to addressing one or more impact areas of the Women’s Fund." 

Who: Suzanne MalveauxToya BellDiane T. LandMarjorie CliftonLexie HallNicole HughesSara SeelyBernd LienhardKimberly Storin, Beth Goff-McMillanJessica WeaverCynthia ShaferTahjar RoamartinezJenny DuFresneCherie MathewsMelinda Garvey, and Andra Liemandt.