Elizabeth Ann Seton Board’s Live From ATX! Gala Dazzles
By Rob Giardinelli Photography by Ben Porter
THE SETTING: A picture perfect evening at Austin’s Camp Mabry was the recent setting for the 28th Annual EASB Live from ATX! event. This year’s gathering attracted over 1,200 of Austin’s sociables, philanthropists and community leaders for an evening of fun and fundraising.
THE STYLE: Dressed in their finest chic spring attire, the revelry began with a cocktail hour under the beautiful early evening sun, creating a welcoming and festive environment where old friends reacquainted and new friends were made. Partygoers were then asked to proceed inside the large, open aired tent on the Camp Mabry grounds for the evening’s program.
Once inside, guests dined al fresco at their tables where the conversation continued to flow as beautifully as the gentle breezes that wafted throughout the tent. The program featured a live auction where guests robustly engaged in bidding on an array of luxury packages and VIP experiences. The program concluded with a show-stopping performance by musician and Texas native, Shinyribs. The fun continued well into the night with an after party where partygoers danced the night away under the stars to the tunes of LC Rocks.
THE PURPOSE: The event, chaired by Lisa Miller and Ann Townsend, raised over $1.4 million for the Marialice Shivers Regional NICU and Mother Baby Services for the Ascension Seton Medical Center. Since 1992, the event has raised over 16 million dollars for support programs and community health centers in Central Texas.