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2019 Valor y Sueños Luncheon

October 30, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Many thanks to all who helped us celebrate community, traditions, and a dream for all during the 2019 Valor y Sueños Annual Luncheon, held on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the JW Marriott Austin.

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Hello AVANCE-Austin Familia,
We want to express our deepest thanks to you for joining us at AVANCE-Austin's 2019 Valor y Sueños Annual Luncheon.
Together, we gathered for an all-inclusive lunch to celebrate the courage and dreams of Austin families, honor this year's Griffith Family Legacy awardees Elma and James Aldrete, and be inspired by 38 Parent-Child Education Program graduates telling their stories of overcoming adversities with the help of AVANCE-Austin.
You made this year's event a great success and helped us raise over $170,000 through table sales, ticket purchases, paddles up donations, raffle ticket sales and general donations. Your remarkably generous support will provide more families with opportunities to fulfill their dreams! With your continued support, AVANCE-Austin hopes to serve 1,000 children and parents annually by the year 2023. Thank you!
Kyler Ramsey and Jo Cassandra Cuevas
2019 Luncheon Co-Chairs


Committee Members

Lauren Berryhill
Elena Delgado
Michele Roi
Jeanette Rodriguez

Thank you for helping us recognize the following awardees for their volunteer leadership and partnership with AVANCE-Austin:

Griffith Family Legacy Award

Elma and James Aldrete

Corporate Hero

The Original Black's Barbecue/
Kent Black

Partner Hero

Cathy Doggett

Individual Hero

Alma Ruiz/AVANCE Alumnus

View photos from the 2019 Valor y Sueños Annual Luncheon!

Mil Gracias to our Sponsors!

Los Valientes | The Brave

Liz and David White

Los Héroes | The Heroes

Cristina Valdés
Janis and Joe Pinnelli

Los Campeones |The Champions

Elma and James Aldrete
Gardner Pate
Maria Cantú Hexsel and Marili Cantú Burbes
Superior Healthplan
The Griffith Family
The Poker Girls

Table Sponsors

Arnold Public Affairs
AVANCE National
Ayan Mittra
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Byron Campbell and Jacob Smith
Cristina Cornejo
Dr. Emma Lou Linn
IBC Bank
Jo Cassandra Cuevas
Kyler & Michael Ramsey
Krista Moore
Libby and Lloyd Doggett
Lulu Pelcastre
PFM Financial
Phillip Martin
The Clay and Norma Leben Endowment for
Child and Family Behavioral Health, Steve Hicks School of
Social Work, UT Austin
Yvonne and Martin Jauregui


Carol Beckley
Carolyn Wilson
Eiman Siddiqui
Erin Hornaday
Gina Hinojosa
Hali White
Heather Neville
Jamie Holden
Julie Walker
Linda McDavitt
Nivi Nityanand
Patricia Praytor
Paul Townsend
Stacey Shackelford
Tom Hedrick



October 30, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


AVANCE – Austin


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