Imagining a New Way
Downtown Austin do-gooders raise $270,000 during imaginative gala
What: Imagine A Way's 8th Annual Gala
Where: Stephen F. Austin Intercontinental Hotel
The lowdown: On October 4, philanthropists gathered at downtown's Stephen F. Austin InterContinental Hotel for Imagine A Way's annual gala. Now in its eighth year, the party raises money for the nonprofit and its mission to help families with children with autism. An autism diagnosis can be overwhelming for many reasons, but parents are often surprised by the sheer cost of treatment and therapy. Imagine A Way, cofounded by Joel and Carolyn Price, helps families bridge those funding gaps through donations.
Earlier this month, a sold-out crowd of more than 300 gathered for the festive affair. Following a cocktail hour and silent auction, attendees then took part in a spirited live auction featuring donations from local companies such as Alamo Drafthouse and YETI.
With hearts full and pocketbooks empty, attendees then hit the dance floor and photo booth. It total, Imagine A Way raised $270,000 over the course of the evening for local families in need.
Who: Amy Thomas, Joel Price, Carolyn Price, Courtland Thomas, Amanda Will, Lauren Moff, Becky Urhausen, Jim Urhausen, Stephanie Langi, Jake Langi, Sherry McGillicuddy, Regan Morton, JP Guilbault, Sherry McGillicuddy, Regan Morton, JP Guilbault, Colton Fees, Janna Fees, Daniel Griffin, and Haruna Griffin.