Best Barbara Jordan Celebration ever!!

By Diane Holloway

DSC_8736 - Version 2Our 2014 Barbara Jordan Celebration was spectacular! We exceeded our goal and had a wonderful time.

We shared food and drink with nearly 150 guests, we presented Pat Hazel Awards to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and Dom Incollingo for their outstanding service, we heard beautiful music from Roger Lambert and we heard yet another inspiring speech from Executive Director Irit Umani.

It was truly a spectacular evening. We have so many people to thank that we’re not sure where to begin, but here’s a start:

Our extraordinarily generous sponsors: Robin & Gene Shepherd, Frana Keith, Riki Rushing & Allen Gilmer, Kelly & Lewis Talbert, Deborah & Bill Fowler, Cissy & Mark Warner, Jennifer & Mike Gerber (Housing Authority of Austin), Minerva & Paul Skeith, Sondra Murray, Leila & Jim Lederer (Storage Depot), Louise & Peter Pincoffs, Kathy & David Hughes, Jess Chapin & Laurie Eiserloh,  Geoff Connor, Dianne & Mike Benton (McDonald’s Enterprise), Catherine Robb (Three Sisters) and Martha & Don DeGrasse.

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The Trinity Center Board of Directors: Rev. David Boyd, Deborah Fowler, Mike Gerber, Jeannie Lightsey, Robin Shepherd, Riki Rushing, Ellen Dorsey, Jim Robertson, Merrell Anne Shearer, Kelly Talbert and Louise Pincoffs.

The Trinity Center Staff and Interns: Irit Umani, Emily Prince, Lindsey Sermons, Diane Holloway, Riena Long, Megan Overby and Evan Sadler.

St. David’s Episcopal Church and Garage

Tim Grivas, videographer

Ricardo Gandara, photographer (See our Facebook album)

We were thrilled that Michael Barnes of the Austin American-Statesman came and covered us in his column. Check it out here.

All of us at Trinity Center are so grateful for the support of so many people — and we are blessed beyond measure for the privilege of serving our neighbors. It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood!!