(Community Matters) Wow...it's fun to be with friends in different settings. Last night many from the ArtBall, Ballet Fete, Opera Ball, Penick Awards, Wildflower Center Gala, etc crowd and plenty of others packed the Austin Music Hall for the Help Clifford Help Kids gala and concert benifitting American Youthworks.
First, American Youthworks is an exceptional organization--click here for information and a previous posting. Second, it was casual and people were in a different sort of festive mood. Could have been this glorious fall weather.
Carla and Jack McDonald, co-chairs of this year's event (along with Susan Antone, April Kimble & Lyle Lovett, Bobbie Nelson & Willie Nelson) invited Steven and me to join them.
Can't believe I didn't get a picture including Carla. She and Jack are both major hotties....and smart, and fun. Jack (CEO and Chairman of publicly-traded Perficient) founded and chairs the AYW Strategic Advisory Board. Very impressive group he's put together including John Thornton, Nick Fox, Joe Holt, Kirk Rudy, Evan Smith and Lew Little. Last night raised over $300,000.
AAS Editor & very dear friend, Michael Barnes, was at the table with us. Unfortunately without his husband, Kip Keller. Nevertheless, always fun to sit next to MB.