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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
JW Marriott Austin


Co-chairs: Rosie Mendoza and Blanca Zamora Garcia

AVANCE-Austin is a welcoming community that honors 



The Valor y Sueños Luncheon honors the courage & dreams of parents who strive against all odds to help their children grow up healthy, happy, and successful. We will never give up on their dreams of children who, if given the chance, will strengthen the fabric of our country. With your participation, we will not only experience an empowering afternoon, we will also provide significant support to ensure that very young children and their parents have the chance to thrive in our community.  


Join us to also recognize the following awardees for their partnership and involvement with AVANCE-Austin:
The Long Foundation, Griffith Family Legacy Award
Wells Fargo, Corporate Hero
Travis County, Partner Hero
Barbara Rush, Individual Hero



Mil Gracias To Our Generous Sponsors:




Beverly & Balie Griffith
Casa Blanca Realty
Cristina Valdés, REALTOR®
Daphne Calderon / Yvonne Puig
Elma & James Aldrete
Heather Neville & Julie Wiley / “The Poker Girls”
John Donisi & Gina Hinojosa 
The Long Foundation
Maria Cantu-Hexsel / Kristin Benton-Haddican / Melissa Caro-Preston
R. Mendoza & Company, P.C.
Texas Gas Service
Wells Fargo


 Table Sponsors:

Austin Junior Forum
Dr. Emma Lou Linn
Hispanic Chamber Foundation
Lloyd & Libby Doggett
Marie & Rachael Felan
University of Texas Steve Hicks School of Social Work



Ben White Florist
Kendra Scott
Caitlin Brown
Garry Mauro
Jamie Holden
Jerry Haddican
Judge John Lipscombe & Judge Jan Breland
Mitchell Long
Judge Nancy Hohengarten
Nivi Nityanand
Steven Jackobs
Tom Mast