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Sat, October 26, 2024
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM CT

UT Etter-Harbin Alumni Center
2110 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78712

Saturday, October 26, 2024 • 5:30 – 9:00 PM • Etter-Harbin Alumni Center




The Austin Center for Grief & Loss is excited to announce our annual Holders of Hope fundraiser and gala, taking place on Saturday, October 26, 2024, at the beautiful Etter-Harbin Center.  This special evening will feature inspiring stories of those lives touched by our programs and services.  We recognize the vital role of our supporters and donors in helping us provide healing services to those who have experienced trauma and loss.


The Austin Center for Grief & Loss relies on the generosity of our sponsors to provide critical services to children and adults, including therapy, support groups, and school-based groups in Title 1 schools, as well as Camp Red Bird, a summer bereavement camp for children and teens. 


Please support us as we continue to expand to meet the exponential growth in mental health needs by sponsoring our HOLDERS OF HOPE GALA. We believe that every individual deserves access to the care and support they need to navigate the difficult journey of grief, and your participation in Holders of Hope will help make this possible. 


The evening includes a fantastic silent auction and an exciting live auction! The Holder of Hope Gala will feature delicious food, spectacular live music, and new experiences for our return guests!


Your sponsorship makes an enormous difference in the lives of hundreds of fellow Austinites every single year. Thank you for making hope and healing possible and for your support.



*If you do not have a ticket to the Holder of Hope Gala but would like to participate in the online Silent Auction, simply select a “Free Auction Registration Only” ticket OR “Register to Bid” from the Silent Auction page. Once registered, you will receive an email with a unique and secure guest page to view items and bid.

Sponsorships & Registration

$15,000 Marquee Stars Sponsor

The Marquee Stars Sponsorship includes the following: • 20 complimentary tickets to event • 2 reserved table to seat 10 • Branded logo advertising on street banner • Logo featured on Save the Date • Logo featured on website for 1 year • Special recognition at event • Priority recognition in promotional materials • Featured in event program • 2 free wine pulls

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$10,000 Holders of Hope Sponsor

The Holders of Hope Sponsorship includes the following: • 16 complimentary tickets to event • 2 reserved tables to seat 8 • Quarter page advertisement in West Austin News • Logo featured on website for 1 year • Special recognition at event • Priority recognition in promotional materials • Featured in event program • 2 free wine pulls

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$5,000 Torch Bearers Sponsor

The Torch Bearers Sponsorship includes the following: • 10 complimentary tickets to the event • 1 reserved table for 10 guests • Logo featured on website for 1 year • Special recognition at event • Priority recognition in promotional materials • Featured in event program • 2 free wine pulls

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$1,500 Lamp Lighter Sponsor

The Lamp Lighter Sponsorship includes the following: • 8 complimentary tickets to the event • 1 reserved table for 8 guests • Recognition in promotional materials • 1 free wine pull

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$500 Candle Holders Sponsor

The Candle Holders Sponsorship includes the following: • 4 complimentary tickets to the event • Special recognition at the event

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$150 Event Ticket

Each event ticket includes the following: • Free Valet Parking • Access to Event

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$150 Volunteer/Staff
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Register with this free ticket to participate in our online silent auction. This ticket is for those who will not attend the event but want to participate in the online silent auction. When you register, you are taken to your unique secure guest page, where you can view and bid on auction items, purchase event offers, and make a donation. 

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Wine Pull

$30 Wine Pull

Click here for your wine pull selection. Everyone wins! How it works: Purchase a bottle of wine for $30 and be surprised at the wonderful wine you will receive. Included are red, white and rosé. More than 85% of the bottles are worth $30 and some worth much, much more! What a great way to try new wines from all over the world as well as local favorites from Texas. Try your luck tonight!

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$30 Memorial Candles

Honor the memory of your cherished loved one/s and illuminate the path of healing by purchasing a Memorial Candle for Holders of Hope.

Secure your Memorial Candle by purchasing it in advance through our event website. On the night of the event, your candle will be displayed with your loved one’s name and your personalized message. With each candle telling a unique story of a life well-loved, the display will stand as a touching tribute, symbolizing the interconnectedness of our experiences with grief and loss. At the conclusion of the gala, take your candle home as a source of comfort in times of remembrance.

To add a dedication go to "Add Comments" section under "Details". Provide your loved one's name under "Dedication" and personalize a message in the "Note" text box.

For any questions, contact Micki Horn, mhorn@austingrief.org.

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