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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
  • Jamarr Brown
  • Colette Pierce Burnette, Ed.D.
  • Ashton Cumberbatch
  • Shaleiah Fox
  • Kendra Garrett
  • Pastor Laurent Grosvenor
  • Tam Hawkins
  • Stephanie Lang
  • Priscilla Hale
  • 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
  • Amy Bell
  • Austin Community Foundation
  • Benevity Community Impact Fund
  • Robin Bradford and Jim Williams
  • Kay Wolking Bratton and Richard Bratton
  • Johannes Brinkmann
  • Kevin and Sandra Brown
  • Kiwi Camara
  • Robert and Laura Campbell
  • Jim and Diane Cano
  • Nancy and Mark Clark
  • Common Good Community Dev. Inc.
  • Brian and Beverly Crozier
  • Crutch and Danna Crutchfield
  • Estevan Daniel Delgado
  • Deloitte Foundation
  • Marcia Del Rios
  • Greg and Loyce Dettman
  • Laura Donnelly
  • JC Dwyer
  • Lynn Eaton
  • Diane Espinoza
  • Parisa Fatehi-Weeks
  • William Patrick Felder
  • Rebecca Feronti
  • Tamara Fields
  • Shaleiah Fox
  • Brooke and Peter Freeland
  • Liz Garcia PhD
  • Kelly Geary
  • Mike Geeslin
  • Cathy and Mike Godfrey
  • Justin and Angela Godfrey
  • Genia Hale
  • Judge Denise and Kris Hernández
  • 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
  • Jeanne Loar
  • Meagan and Bill Longley
  • Matt and Aylin Thomas
  • Edward and Catherine McHorse
  • Measure
  • MFI Foundation
  • Anne and David Morley
  • Notley Ventures
  • Patricia Orlosky
  • Pamela and Arlyn Owens
  • Anthony Pavich
  • Mary Anne Phelps
  • Coralie and Jim Pledger
  • Alex Pufan
  • Q2 Software, Inc.
  • Tracye Shaw
  • Jacquelyn Shillis
  • St. David’s Foundation
  • James and Patricia Ringelstetter
  • Kerry Rupp
  • Shamapant Family Foundation
  • Rachel Stone
  • Stephen and Tina Straus
  • Missy Strittmatter
  • TaterQue
  • Tejemos Foundation, Lynne Dobson and Greg Wooldridge
  • Matthew Thomas
  • Julia Von Alexander
  • Mary Walker and Mark Interrante
  • Andy and Karen White
  • Amy Wilson
  • Rodney Wilson
  • Max Yancy