25th Anniversary Gala – Cocktails for the Colorado

Thank you for joining us at the 25th Anniversary Gala, Cocktails for the Colorado!

Thursday, May 9, 2019
BRAZOS HALL

Honorary Event Chair: Gary & Susan Farmer
Event Chairs: Jim & Cindy DeCosmo

Emcees: Angela Akins Garcia & Ed Clements

Entertainment by Walt Wilkins

GALA PICS

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 KICKOFF PARTY PICS


OVER THE PAST 25 YEARS, THE COLORADO RIVER ALLIANCE HAS:

  • Removed over 125,000 lbs. of trash from waterways
  • Conserved 500 million gallons of water through conservation education
  • Engaged 350,000 individuals through volunteer programs
  • Provided conservation education for over 60,000 community members, mostly 5th and 7th graders from economically challenged homes and school districts

THE EVENT
The 25th Anniversary Gala will be held on the banks of the Colorado River at a beautiful, waterfront residence and feature live music, exquisite food & drink, a thrilling live auction, and other fun surprises. Hundreds of Austin’s thought leaders, philanthropists, and community members will come together with the shared goal to make a positive impact for the Texas Colorado River. All funds raised will help keep the river healthy and strong for future generations by supporting the Alliance’s current and future education programs and community engagement efforts.


THE ALLIANCE

At the Colorado River Alliance, we believe that a healthy, flowing river is imperative to the well-being of our communities and our state. Our mission is to champion the long-term vitality of the Texas Colorado River through education and engagement. We dedicate resources, time, and energy to educating Texans about how the Texas Colorado River supports us and how, in turn, we can ensure the longevity of its health. Since 1994, the Alliance has been connecting kids to the river, teaching them about natural resources, and helping to nurture a generation of water stewards and ambassadors.


THE IMPORTANCE
Because of its importance to our state’s economy, our environment, our industry, our agriculture, and especially our lives as Texans, it is truly the lifeblood of our state. It is also the lifeblood of Austin’s $150B economy, which provides recreational and social environment envied throughout the nation. As we watch the effects of recent floods impact our neighbors along the Colorado River, it becomes overwhelmingly apparent just how important our natural water resources are to our local economy and our daily lives.


THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 GALA SPONSORS!

Presenting Sponsor

Sara & Dick Rathgeber

Laura & Kyndel Bennett

Pedernales River Sponsors

Tim & Debbie Collins

         

Llano River Sponsors

Jim & Cindy DeCosmo
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. DiQuinzio
Anne & Matthew Hagan
Lesley & John Pitts
Eppes & McLean Families

                                                                             

San Saba River Sponsors

Larry & Dr. Deborah Peel
Peggy & Matt Winkler
Blanton & Associates
Cultural Strategies
Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc
Endeavor Real Estate Group
Messer Design + Construction
pHpartners
Smith Turrieta Engineering
Terk Foundation

Underwriting Sponsors

Ronald Gertson
Hill Abell & Laura Agnew

                      

Concho River Sponsors

Axis Utilities LLC
Saunders, Norval, Pargaman & Atkins, LLP
Southside Bank
Teeple Partners, Inc.

In-Kind Sponsors

Bossman Brands
Central Market
Doug & Marty Murrell
Garrison Brothers Distillery
Maggie Louise Confections
Pampelonne Sparkling Wine Cocktails
Real Ale Brewing Co.
Richard’s Rainwater
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
YETI


THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 GALA COMMITTEE!

Laura Bennett
Chip Bray
Debbie Collins
Jim DeCosmo
Cindy DeCosmo
Emma Lindrose-Siegel
Stephanie J Moore
Susan Turrieta
Augusto Villalon
Wade Webster
Amanda Wilson


THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 AUCTION DONORS!

Steve Balas
Jim DeCosmo
Gary & Susan Farmer
Jeff Hunt
Larry & Dr. Deborah Peel
Brad & Julie Philp
Logan Thomas
Parkside Projects & Chef Shawn Cirkiel
Chef David Bull of 2nd Bar + Kitchen
YETI

68 Degrees Kitchen
ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Adore Makeup Boutique + Salon
Alamo Drafthouse
Alite Laser Hair Removal
Amy’s Ice Cream
Austin Detours
Austin Eats Food Tours
Austin Pilates Barn
Austin Spurs
AustinDEEP
Ballet Austin
Ballooms
Barre3 Austin
Bradz Salon and Spa
Brass Ovaries
Breath & Body Yoga
Capital Cruises
Castle Hill Fitness
Chuy’s Fine Tex-Mex
Clark’s Oyster Bar
Clay Pit
Criquet Shirts
Crux Climbing Center
Dart Bowl
Dean Jett Custom Clothier
drybar
Dulce Vida Spirits
Eldorado Cafe
Elizabeth Street Cafe
Embellish Nails & Boutique in Westlake
Esther’s Follies
Fairmont Hotel
Fixe Southern House
Freehand NY
GOGA
Grape Creek Vineyards
Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar
Hai Hospitality (Uchi & Uchiko)
Hatbox: A Modern Haberdashery
HEAT Bootcamp
Hilmy Cellars
Horseshoe Bay Resort
Hotel San Cristobal Baja
Hotel Van Zandt
Howler Brothers
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa
Jeffrey’s
Jim DeCosmo
Joann’s Fine Foods
Joel Ray Salon
June’s All Day
Keith Kreeger Studios
Kendra Scott South Congress
Knockout Austin
L’Oca d’Oro
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
Lamberts
Lone Star Riverboat
Maggie Louise Confections
Magic’s Theater
Maudie’s Tex-Mex
McGuire Moorman Hospitality
Melinda Neblett
Milk + Honey Spa
Moonshine Grill
Myo Massage
NLand Surf Park
Paramount Theatre
Patagonia
Pedal Barge
Pool Burger
Pubcrawler of Austin
Revolution Spirits
RIDE Indoor Cycling
Science Mill
SoulCycle DATX
Stephanie & Aaron Moore
Susan & Gilbert Turrieta
Texas Rowing Center
Texas Sailing
The Burlap Bag
The Peached Tortilla
TIC Restaurant Group
Tiff’s Treats
Topgolf
Total Wine & More
Treaty Oak Distilling
Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse
Via 313 Pizzeria
Wanderlust Yoga
Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center
Whole Earth Provision Co.
Zip Lost Pines