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Monday, February 27
6 – 9 p.m.


The Paramount Theater
713 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701

Join us to celebrate 21 Black-led nonprofits selected for the inaugural grants from The Black Fund, a signature partnership of the Austin Community Foundation and the Black community of Central Texas.

You don’t want to miss this special evening full of connection, community, and culture! Featuring live performances by Black creatives and a few surprises. 100% of ticket sales will benefit The Black Fund.

  • 6-7 p.m. – Doors open, VIP reception
  • 7-9 p.m. – Program


Attire: Cocktail

Parking: Affordable covered parking is available at 600 Congress Avenue. Rideshare is encouraged.


Roland Martin

Taméca Jones

Alesia Lani

Ballet Afrique

Cha’keeta Banita

Tje Austin

The Black Fund, a signature partnership of Austin Community Foundation and Black Central Texans, exists to unleash the power of Black-led organizations and uplift solutions to benefit the Black community in Central Texas. Driven by data and community voices, we strive for an equitable, just society that nurtures the growth, economic security, and wellness of Black people.

  • Colette Pierce Burnette, Ed.D.
  • Kendra Garrett
  • Jameila “Meme” Styles


Campaign Co-Chairs
  • Terry P. Mitchell
  • Pamela Benson Owens
Steering Committee
  • Colette Pierce Burnette, Ed.D.
  • Ashton Cumberbatch
  • Shaleiah Fox
  • Kendra Garrett
  • Pastor Laurent Grosvenor
  • Tam Hawkins
  • Stephanie Lang
  • Judge Lora Livingston
  • Terry P. Mitchell
  • Pamela Benson Owens
  • Shuronda Robinson
  • Llyas Salahud-din
  • Yasmine Smith
  • Matt Stephenson
  • Jameila “Meme” Styles

Thank you to our inaugural donors.

  • Paulina Artieda
  • Austin Community Foundation
  • Benevity Community Impact Fund
  • Robin Bradford and Jim Williams
  • Kiwi Camara
  • Robert and Laura Campbell
  • Nancy and Mark Clark
  • Common Good Community Dev. Inc.
  • Estevan Daniel Delgado
  • Deloitte Foundation
  • Marcia Del Rios
  • Greg and Loyce Dettman
  • Laura Donnelly
  • JC Dwyer
  • Lynn Eaton
  • Parisa Fatehi
  • William Patrick Felder
  • Rebecca Feronti
  • Shaleiah Fox
  • Brooke and Peter Freeland
  • Liz Garcia PhD
  • Kelly Geary
  • Mike Geeslin
  • Cathy and Mike Godfrey
  • Justin and Angela Godfrey
  • Genia Hale
  • The Honor Roll
  • Natalie Houchins
  • Chris Hyams and Lize Burr
  • Indeed
  • Meme Styles Consulting
  • Peniel Emmaus Joseph
  • Joyce James Consulting
  • Christopher Kennedy
  • TiWanna Kenney
  • Jared Lindauer
  • Matt and Aylin Thomas
  • Edward and Catherine McHorse
  • Measure
  • MFI Foundation
  • Notley Ventures
  • Pamela Owens
  • Alex Pufan
  • Q2 Software, Inc.
  • Tracye Shaw
  • Jacquelyn Shillis
  • St. David’s Foundation
  • Rachel Stone
  • Missy Strittmatter
  • TaterQue
  • Thomas, Matthew
  • Julia Von Alexander
  • Mary Walker and Mark Interrante
  • Rodney Wilson
  • Kay Wolking Bratton
  • Max Yancy