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.
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
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS & SPONSORSHIPS
Individual Tickets: $50
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.
Party Box: $100
Includes everything with the individual ticket, plus DIY flower arrangement, includes flowers and a vase. Two stemless insulated champagne flutes, and more!
Party Box + Signature Cocktail Box: $150
Includes everything with the party box, plus our signature cocktail kit from HipStirs.
Please consider using one of our partners to order your meal for the gala.
Beyond Boards ATX – Want to enjoy the gala with a delicious cheese plate? Beyond Boards has two sizes for you to choose from.
Beyond Boards can deliver to you for an extra fee.
To order, please email email@example.com and tell her you are attending the Austin Bar Foundation Gala. You can also reach Katie at @beyondboardsatx on Instagram.
Buenos Aires Café – Buenos Aires Café is offering a 3 course Argentinian meal. The meal will include:
This meal is meant to be heated at home and is priced per person. You have the option to pick up or Buenos Aires Café can deliver to you the day before for a fee.
To order, please use the link below.
Hencho en Mexico - Hecho en Mexico is offering a meal + margarita package for $23 + tax.
~Chile Relleno de Pollo~ Poblano pepper stuffed with all white meat chicken & cheese; topped with a Salsa Ranchera and garnished with sour cream. Served with rice and Black beans
~Cochinita Pibil~ Roast pork cooked in banana leaves & Achiote garnished with Red pickled onions; Served with rice and Black beans
~Tacos de Gato Negro~ Two Beef Fajita flour tortilla tacos with green Bell peppers, onions & Monterrey Jack cheese & Chorizo; served with Black beans & rice
BAR~ House frozen or rocks margaritas
Package of 1 meal & 1 drink for $23 plus tax
This package is available to our attendees for the day of the gala and a week after.
To order, please email Hechoenmexico_monica@me.com
Please note, though there are two locations, the only location available to pick up for this event is 6001 West William Cannon, Austin, TX 78749
Juliet Italian Kitchen – Juliet Italian Kitchen is offering our attendees their entire menu. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know you are an attendee of the Austin Bar Foundation Gala, or place your order online at https://ordering.app/julietaustin/
Phantasma Kitchen - Phantasma Kitchen is offering our attendees their entire menu. Please let them know you are an attendee of the Austin Bar Foundation Gala. https://phantasma.kitchen/
Lechuza Tacos - Lechuza Tacos is offering our attendees their entire menu. Please let them know you are an attendee of the Austin Bar Foundation Gala. https://www.lechuzatacos.com
The Garden at Ellera - The Garden at Ellera is offering our attendees their entire menu. Please let them know you are an attendee of the Austin Bar Foundation Gala. https://gardenatellera.com/
Laura Elizabeth Jewelry – For those of you who attended last year’s gala, Laura Elizabeth jewelry was featured in the Jewelry pull. Since we won’t be in person to provide you that option, visit https://www.lauraelizabethjewelry.com/ and enter the code “ABFG” for 15% off your purchase. Anyone who wears their jewelry during the gala and tags @LauraElizabeth on Instagram is also entered into a drawing to win a suite of Laura Elizabeth jewelry in photo above. The winner has the option to accept the suite of jewelry or a gift card for the corresponding amount and a Zoom meeting with Laura Elizabeth to pick out their own pieces of jewelry.
Puppy Package @ Poochies – Want to show off your puppies during the gala? Purchase a puppy pack to get your doggie some grooming and playtime at Poochies. Email email@example.com and tell them you are attending the Austin Bar Foundation Gala and want the Puppy Package. Prices are based on the size of your pooch.
Hipstirs – Want to pair your drinks with your dinner? You can order a cocktail package from Hipstirs. Choose from the Austin Bar Foundation signature drink package, or any packages they offer online.