What: The BIG Give 2019
Where: Hotel Van Zandt
The lowdown: On September 6, Austin philanthropists, nonprofits, and partygoers gathered for the BIGGEST fundraiser of the year. I Live I Here Give Here, the organization that supports fundraising efforts for area nonprofits, checked into the Hotel Van Zandt for the 12th BIG GIVE, a night of fun in the name of philanthropy.
Attendees to this year's The BIG Give dined on passed bites while sipping cocktails from Tito's Handmade Vodka, Playa Real, a special seltzer (it is 2019 after all!) and beer selection from Bon & Viv, Michelob Ultra, and Karbach.
DJ Mel kept the good vibes going while attendees perused the impressive auction items. Among the prizes up for grabs were a camping package from YETI, VIP passes to Hot Luck 2020, a three-night stay in Costa Rica, the Anything Delivered Package from Favor Delivery and H-E-B, a Pershing House membership, and a staycation package from The Line Hotel and Fixe.
More than 300 people turned out for the funky fundraiser, raising over $148,000 for the nonprofit organization. A BIG Give, indeed.
Who: Summer Daoud, Judy Matetzschk-Campbell, Kathy Smith-Willman, Zack Flores, Katie Flores, David Williams, Ron Perry, Norema Perry, Blake Absher, Christine Absher, Karen Frost, Courtney Manuel, Rob Pennington, Elizabeth Antonishen, Catherine Lucchesi, Pirie Humphries, Melissa Glassman, Chelsea Toler-Hoffman, Rachel Comeskey, AnneMarie McComb, Alecia Burdick, Jaclyn Daumerie, Marisa Secco, Amanda Battaglia, Bailey Watkins, Merritt Bury, and Susan Creason Vrazel.