The 18th Annual Austin Bar Foundation Gala

Thursday, January 28, 2021 virtually online from 6 – 8 p.m.

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Virtual Photo Booth Opens Thursday at 5 PM! Smile and Snap a Picture!

How to Bid

Click here to watch a video on how to bid. 

About Our Event

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
Betty Blackwell
Bill Jones
Judge Tim Sulak 

David H. Walter Award 
Adam Loewy 

Joseph C. Parker Jr. Diversity Award
Judge Aurora Martinez Jones

Larry York Mentoring Award
Amanda Taylor


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.

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Meals & Extras

Please consider supporting 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.

  • Tiny Box - $35 (feeds 2-3)
  • Box - $55 (Feeds 3-4)

Beyond Boards can deliver to you for an extra fee.

To order, please email 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:

  • First Course: Selection of empanadas: spinach, chicken, fish, beef
  • Main Course: Selection of entrée: Pollo al Horno, Canelones (crepes)
  • Dessert: Quatro leches cake or Chocolate Alfajor
  • You will also have the option to add on a bottle of wine: White, Red, or Bubbles

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.

Hecho en Mexico - Hecho en Mexico is offering a meal + margarita package for $23 + tax. 

Choice of

~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 

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 and let them know you are an attendee of the Austin Bar Foundation Gala, or place your order online at

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

  • ½ day Doggy Daycare
  • Grooming
    1. Bath
    2. Brush
    3. Blowout
    4. Teeth Cleaning
    5. Nail filing
    6. Shampoo to go

Olive Trees for Sale $200
Beladi variety olive trees from the mountains of Lebanon have been donated by the Rebeiz family. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Austin Bar Foundation and Sister Ann’s Mission.
Purchase your tree at

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.