For the Kids
Austin philanthropists gather for CASAblanca Gala's high-flying affair
What: 25th Annual CASAblanca Gala
Where: JW Marriott
The lowdown: On February 3, supporters of CASA of Travis County gathered in celebration of the 25th annual CASAblanca Gala fundraiser. Guests enjoyed an evening of fun and festivities, as well as the opportunity to hear the powerful stories from local children and their CASA advocates.
The evening kicked off with bubbles and appetizers while attendees took in high-flying aerial performances by the Violet Crown Collective. Inside the JW's ballroom, cover band The Eggmen played Beatles classics while guests shimmied away on the dance floor.
Other highlights included the Verbana Floral Design bloom bar, live and silent auctions, and a casino-themed after party. Attendees also scored big with "mystery" prizes which included jewelry from Kendra Scott and bling from Diamonds Direct.
Who: Lee Dodson, Kelly Dodson, Aparna Katragadda, Mohit Goyal, Tracy Hamilton, Matt Hamilton, Kelly Dixon, Danny Walker, Emily Walker, AJ Blanco, Sandra Ortiz, Gustavo Rodriguez, Natalie Rodriguez, Kevin Bell, Donna Bell, Ben Rubenstein, Sara Rubenstein, Newton Wong, Maggie Wong, Toby LeBlanc, Jon Maddocks, Maria Maddocks, Laura Morath, Emily Rudenick LeBlanc, and Mike Morath.