As a member of the Ballet Austin Guild, I am thrilled about our upcoming benefit for Ballet Austin, Women on their Toes, to be held April 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. Each year we take this opportunity to gather for a luncheon that celebrates the exceptional volunteers that give so much to Austin. As part of the nominating process, nonprofit organizations submit candidates for consideration in the hopes that their outstanding volunteers will be honored for their service.
This year, we will honor Bill Bastas of The Smile Never Fades, B.J. Gerstner of Hospice Austin, Martha Hoflich of Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, Patty Huffines of The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Dina Mavridis of Impact Austin, Nancy Mueller of Seton Medical Center Austin, Sandy Perkins of New Milestones Foundation, Chas Studor of Austin Children’s Shelter, Sonia Wilson of The Women’s Symphony League of Austin and Rufus Woody of Meals on Wheels and More.
“Dance Comes Alive!” reflects both the spirit of our Guild’s work on behalf of Ballet Austin and the crucial role volunteers play in our community. These words also remind us of the wonderful, whimsical fun of Ballet Austin’s upcoming Mother’s Day weekend production of Coppélia…as the mechanical doll seems to spring to action!
Women on Their Toes invites everyone to come and join us for this special celebration. The morning begins at 10 am with a lively raffle for exciting get-away packages and concludes at 1pm, following the wonderful luncheon. KVUE anchors Tyler Sieswerda and Terri Gruca will keep the action going as our emcees. The stories of our honorees and learning more about the missions of these exceptional organizations make this event a favorite for the nearly 600 people in attendance each year. Grab your friends… men and women… and join us for this special day of community!
We are both honored and thrilled to welcome Cynthia Gregory as our 2010 Women On Their Toes guest speaker. As our nation’s most celebrated ballerina, (click here to learn more about her exceptional career and work as a national advocate on behalf of artists) Ms. Gregory is an exceptional example of a women who truly spent her dance career… on her toes. We look forward to hearing about her dance career and the generous work she continues to do for her industry.
Click here for more information about Women on Their Toes.