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2018 Valor y Sueños Luncheon

October 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

This year’s luncheon theme of “We Dream, We Rise” honors the community spirit and
partnership that enables AVANCE-Austin to serve more than 500 low-income, Spanish-speaking
parents and young children in the Austin area annually. On this empowering afternoon, over
400 business, civic, and community leaders and supporters will gather to celebrate our
collective work in building healthy, thriving Latino families and communities. Guests should
expect a lunch centered on meaningful conversation and inspirational storytelling.

Unable to join us but still wish to celebrate and support the dreams of AVANCE families?

Make a donation

Join us to also recognize the following awardees for their volunteer leadership and partnership with AVANCE-Austin

Rosie & Richard Mendoza, Griffith Family Legacy Award
Beth & Ivan Misner, Individual Heroes
Ascension Seton, Corporate Hero
Lola Wright Foundation, Partner Hero


Elma Cantú Aldrete & Jo Cassandra Cuevas

Committee Members

Kyler Arnold
Fely Garcia
Yvonne Jauregui
Kelly Jedele
Nivi Nityanand

Fund-A-Need Auctioneer

Gayle Stallings, FUN Auctions

Sponsorship Opportunities

Mil Gracias to our Sponsors!

Los Valientes | The Brave


The Griffith








Los Héroes | The Heroes

Benton/Caro Preston/Langham
Dell EMC Global Business Operations
Evans Family Law
Nivi Nityanand/Dell Technologies
Janis & Joe Pinnelli
Cristina Valdés, REALTOR®

Los Campeones | The Champions

Elma and James Aldrete
Dell EMC Data Protection
Beverly & Balie Griffith
Rosie & Rick Mendoza
Texas Gas Service

Table Sponsors

Austin Junior Forum
Jo Cassandra Cuevas
The Honorable Lloyd Doggett and Dr. Libby Doggett
Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Ricardo Hexsel & Maria Cantú Hexsel
Yvonne Jauregui
The Clay & Norma Leben Endowment, UT Steve Hicks School of Social Work
Dr. Emma Lou Linn and Teaching Assistants – St. Edward’s University
Tom Mast
Phillip Martin, AVANCE-Austin Board Chair
The Poker Girls
Thomas & Madeleine Hedrick
Yvonne Puig & Daphne Calderon


Angie Bealko
Nora Comstock
Sandy Dochen
Corey Dwan
Blanca Zamora Garcia
Jignasha Grooms
Lauren Gulbas
Kate Hahn
Deborah Hall
Marilyn Halpin
Jamie Holden
Aaron Johnson
Margaret Keys
Lupe & Joe Morin
Heather Neville
Lark Phillips
Meredith & Paul Terranova – eatingandlivinghealthy.com
Hali White
Melissa Zinda


AVANCE – Austin


JW Marriott
110 E 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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