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It's Charity Time Again!!

Real Estate Agent TX #0539835

This title is a little misleading, because for me, it's always charity time.  I am involved in the Junior League of Northern Virginia where we do a lot of unique programs to help prepare children for success.  However, this post is about one event that is near and dear to my heart, the annual Texas Independence Day Celebration & Scholarship Fundraiser.  For the last two years, I have organized this event for the DC Texas Exes, the alumni group for the University of Texas at Austin - Hook 'Em Horns!! The Texas Independence Day event is our biggest fundraiser of the year and helps raise money for two scholarship programs - one that assists DC Metro area students who wish to attend the University of Texas at Austin, and another that provides stipends to University of Texas students who participate in the Archer Fellows program here in DC.  Attendance is open to everyone, not just alumni or even Texans..

This year's event is on Sunday, March 2, 2008 at Lounge 201 in the District.  The event is from 4-7 pm and will feature entertainment by fellow Texas ex, DJ Andrew Garcia of g3 Entertainment.  Event photography is also generously being donated by Katy of Dahlia Photography.  The highlight of the event, however, is always our silent auction.  This year we have over 50 items, including private wine tastings & tours, gift certificates to area restaurants, ski packages, artwork, autographed novels, a Shiner beer gift basket, Texas paraphernalia, and more!  A full listing of auction items and event details can be found at www.dctexasexes.org/march2.htm.  Hope ya'll can make it!!


Jeff Kessler
Austin Homes, Realtors www.OwnAustin.com - Austin, TX

That is really awesome.  I like to give to make a wish foundation.  The Texas weather misses you.  Have a good one.



Feb 15, 2008 01:54 AM
Kirk Williams
Private Venture Capital - Everett, WA

Sounds like a great event .... Good luck! Speaking of charities there is a link you can go to do check on a charity you wish to donate.


Good resource.

Feb 15, 2008 01:56 AM
David Soto - Illinois Home Loans & Mortgages
Illinois Home Loans & Mortgage Refinance - Chicago, IL
great way to give back, best of luck on your event and may you raise tons of money
Feb 15, 2008 05:05 AM
Brian Brady
Matthews Capital Markets - Tampa, FL
I"m sorry I missed it D'Ann.  I enjoyed my limited participation in the past
Mar 09, 2008 07:11 PM