Stuff of Legends
Austin gala-goers honor legendary UT football coach during lively downtown affair
What: DKR Fund 4th & Goal Gala 2019
Where: ACL Live at the Moody Theater
The lowdown: On November 8, guests donned their cowboy best and boot-scooted on down to the Moody Theater for the third annual DKR Fund 4th & Goal Gala 2019.
Austin does love to party for a purpose, and the Friday evening festivities were no different. Local luminaries and Texas philanthropists gathered for a "Texas casual" cocktail hour and silent auction to begin the night before sitting down to dinner and a delightfully raucous live auction with the cowboys from HH Auctioneers. Another highlight of the gala came during a performance by The Doobie Brothers, the evening's very special guests.
Funds raised during the gala went to University of Texas at Austin's Dell Medical School; the UT Southwestern O'Donnell Brain Institute; and the The Edith T. Royal Caregiver Endowment for Family Support and Education, a nonprofit that "promotes life skills training, support groups, and education to the public, caregivers and those affected by Alzheimer's disease." The organization was started by Edith Royal, wife of famed UT football coach Darrel K Royal, who died of Alzheimer's in 2012.
Who: Anne Twomey, Gene Beck, Janice Kolbe, Shannon Nini, Mark Nini, Alec Skillern, Megan Skillern, Anna Truchard, DeAnna Bryne, Rick Boyd, Agnes Hudley, Ashlyn Hanna, Ryan Hanna, and Michael Truchard.