Ballet Austin Guild Hosts 20th Anniversary of Women On Their Toes
A Highly-Anticipated 20-Year Platinum Celebration of Women On Their Toes at Hyatt Regency Austin on Lady Bird Lake
WHO: Ballet Austin Guild
WHAT: Women On Their Toes 20th Anniversary spring luncheon beneﬁting Ballet Austin with keynote address from Rachel Moore, CEO of American Ballet Theatre; Emcees: Jade Mingus, KVUE, and Cassie Gallo, KEYE
WHEN: April 17, 2014, 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Austin
TICKETS: $125 per person. Table sponsorships are available starting at $1,500. For more information, contact Ballet Austin Guild at 512.476.9151, ext. 200, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.balletaustinguild.org
- Before and during event – Interviews: Keynote speaker Rachel Moore, Ballet Austin Guild President Betty Oltorf, Ballet Austin Guild VP of Fundraising Events Joyce Orr
- 12:15 p.m. Honoree Retrospection
- 12:30 p.m. Keynote Address, Rachel Moore, CEO of American Ballet Theatre re: Project Plié
Austin, Texas (March 4, 2014) – Ballet Austin Guild is pleased to announce a special Platinum Celebration of 20 years of its annual Women On Their Toes spring luncheon fundraiser, beneﬁting Ballet Austin. The 2014 anniversary event will take place on April 17 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Austin, Texas.
Ballet Austin Guild began presenting a Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show in 1984 to raise funds to beneﬁt Ballet Austin. As the signature fundraiser for each season, the Guild began to honor outstanding volunteers from Austin-area nonproﬁts in 1994 and the name changed from Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show to Women On Their Toes. The event has attracted nationally recognized keynote speakers, and every so often a fashion show emerges highlighting local Austin style.
More than 180 women and men have been honored by Ballet Austin Guild as outstanding volunteers throughout the last twenty years. This year, the Guild will look back over that time and present a tribute to honorees from previous years.
In the past, this event has raised more than a half million dollars cumulatively, beneﬁting Ballet Austin, one of Austin’s leaders in performance art. This allows Ballet Austin to not only continue presenting annual seasons of dance that often include national and international productions, but also to provide scholarships to dance students, and present community access and educational programs to 35,000 central Texas residents.
To help celebrate its 20th anniversary year, the 2014 Women On Their Toes will feature a keynote address from Rachel Moore, CEO of American Ballet Theatre (ABT), who will introduce and speak about Project Plié, an initiative to increase ethnic and racial diversity in ballet. Ballet Austin is honored to be a company partner in this initiative.
“For twenty years, Ballet Austin Guild has hosted Women On Their Toes to recognize and celebrate the signiﬁcant contribution volunteers have made to our community,” said Betty Oltorf, President, Ballet Austin Guild. “The event has provided a forum to showcase the work these outstanding volunteers do and the organizations for which they work. The stories of their experiences have greatly moved us, and have encouraged us in our efforts to contribute our time and energy to Ballet Austin.”
About Ballet Austin Guild
Ballet Austin Guild, a nonproﬁt subsidiary of Ballet Austin, is an all-volunteer organization with a mission to support and promote the interests of Ballet Austin in greater Austin and its surrounding communities through educational programs, fundraising, and special events. Through its membership of enthusiastic ambassadors of dance and volunteerism, the Guild has supported Ballet Austin since 1975. Visit Ballet Austin Guild at www.balletaustinguild.org.
512.791.4482 day of event
Platinum Sponsor: Carollo Engineers, Inc.
Gold Sponsors: Ann Downing / Jennene Mashburn, Baker Botts, Brooke Howard, Moreland Properties, Norcal Mutual
Silver Sponsors: Bambi A’Lynn Interior Design, Becky Herrington, David and Debbie Johnson, Heritage Title Company of Austin, ILCOR Builders / Louise Hein & Family, The James Alan Cox Foundation, Joyce Orr / Jare Smith, Ladies At The Lake, Lorelei McDevitt / Betty Oltorf, QuantumDigital
Floral Sponsor: Mandarin Flower Co.Invitation Sponsor: Carollo Engineers, Inc.
Media Sponsors: Austin Woman Magazine, Citizen Generation, InFluential Magazine, The Society Diaries
Printed Program Sponsor: QuantumDigital