Around the World –
the 2021 Austin Bar Foundation Virtual Gala
The 18th Annual Austin Bar Foundation Gala will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021 virtually online from 6 – 8 p.m.
The theme of the gala is “Around the World,” celebrating our diversity and illustrating the idea that despite our differences, we are all connected and all part of the human race.
Guests are encouraged to stay home – or gather in small groups if they feel safe doing so – to enjoy the event. A Spotify playlist of world music will be provided, and everyone is encouraged (but not required) to wear clothing that reflects his or her ethnic heritage.
The gala is held annually to raise funds for the Austin Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Austin Bar Association. The mission of the Austin Bar Foundation is to support and expand the provision of legal-related charitable and educational programs and services in Central Texas by organizing and marshaling the resources and abilities of the Austin Bar Association and its members.
Contributions to the Foundation Gala and the Fellows Program help fund a variety of service projects including the Veterans Assistance Programs, the Self-Represented Litigant Project at the Travis County Law Library and Self-Help Center, Austin Adoption Day, the CANLAW Clinic, the Justice Mack Kidd Fund, the Diversity Fellowship Program, and the LGBT Law Student Scholarship.
The Fund-A- Need portion of the auction will directly benefit the Austin Bar Foundation grant program. Approximately $20,000 in grants are given annually to local legal-related organizations such as American Gateways, Volunteer Legal Services, Austin Community Law Center, Texas Fair Defense Club, and many others.
Includes access to our virtual gala live stream, a program (with detailed description of the award winners and live auction items), technology guide, letter from the Austin Bar and Austin Bar Foundation Presidents.
Includes everything with the individual ticket, plus DIY flower arrangement, includes flowers and a vase. Two stemless insulated champagne flutes, and more!
Includes everything with the party box, plus our signature cocktail kit from HipStirs.
The highlight of the event will be the recognition of several special award winners. The awards are given to the Austin lawyers and judges who have excelled in their professions and service to their communities.
Distinguished Lawyer Award
Judge Tim Sulak
David H. Walter Award
Joseph C. Parker Jr. Diversity Award
Judge Aurora Martinez Jones
Larry York Mentoring Award