Austinites lasso big money for beloved charity at Western-themed gala
What: 27th Annual Bandana Ball
Where: Wild Onion Ranch
The details: On Saturday, April 2, Austinites raised a record $600,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas at the annual Bandana Ball. Guests, decked out in their Texas finest, enjoyed a cocktail hour featuring a cigar lounge, a boot-shining station, and a photo booth complete with Texas longhorns and University of Texas cheerleaders. A delicious dinner transitioned into a high-stakes live auction, followed by performances from Charlie Murphy Band and the Spazmatics.
"We are so grateful to our guests [that] support our families who have children healing in the hospital," said Carolyn Schwarz, CEO of RMHC CTX, in a release. "Their generosity will help us keep our families close to their children during a difficult time. And long after the event is over, the impact of their kindness will continue to reach our families throughout the year."
Who: Carolyn Schwarz, Alyssa Martin, Garret Martin, Courtney Sears, Tala Matchett, Benjamin Morton, George Ellman, Aisha Jasek, Wes Jasek, Denny Meyer, Joanne Meyer, Missy Strittmatter, Robert Whyte, Lisa Perry, Brooke Watts, Sally Rodgers,and the Dawalt family.