Elizabeth Ann Seton Board Gala Takes Austin’s Camp Mabry by Storm
By Rob Giardinelli Photography by George Brainard and Jim Lincoln
On a recent Saturday evening, nearly 1,200 guests descended upon Austin’s Camp Mabry in Central Austin for the 23rd Annual Elizabeth Ann Seton Board Gala. This year’s sold-out event, co-chaired by Amy Deane and Lori Johnson, raised over $600,000 for the Seton Community Health Centers and Sister Gertrude Levy’s Endowment for the Poor, which supports patients in need at Seton’s Kozmetsky, McCarthy and Topfer campuses within the Seton medical matrix.
This year’s program features a packed evening of good food and live entertainment that kept the crowd captivated and energized all evening long. After arriving for a lively cocktail hour, guests were treated to some good ol’ Texas barbecue, courtesy of Lamberts, which was followed by a live auction that included such glam packages as the Formula One At It’s Finest package and a Marfa ranch getaway for 10. As the evening proceeded, guests were treated to live country music courtesy of the legendary Jerry Jeff Walker and The Bellamy Brothers. Following the performances guests were treated to some delicious late night snacks courtesy of P-Terry’s, capping off an event of fun, food and music for a very worthy cause.