Sunday, February 5, 2012

Very Smart Gals Cocktail Party

It was a star-studded night when 50 of the Very Smart Gals dressed in vintage cocktail congregated to eat fab food provided by Nicole Davenport Executive Chef/Owner of Sugar & Smoke Restaurant, Fredericksburg; sway to the coolest Jazz from the Jeff Lofton Trio; hear about the Nobelity Project’s Building Hope; and gawk at the Austin cityscape from the 32nd floor of the Four Seasons Residences. Click On Read More Below To See The List of Attendees:

Attendees included:
Amy Cranfill, Executive Assistant, Kozmetsky Center for Child Protection, Ann Denkler, Political Activist, Former Executive Assistant to County Commissioner Karen Sonleitner, currently Planner, Travis County, Betsy Gerdeman, Senior Vice President, KLRU-Austin PBS, Carol Adams, Former Accountant, Keep Texas Beautiful, currently Grandmother, Cathy Casey, Vice President Editorial Licensing and Communications, Texas Monthly, Philanthropist, Christy Pipkin, Executive Director, The Nobelity Project, Claribel Lopez, Photographer, Dayna Blazey, Assistant Travis County District Attorney, Director Strategic Prosecution Division, Dean Lofton, Publicist, Writer, Writing instructor, Deb Fondren, Former Director of Human Resources for Nokia of the Americas, currently Artist, Debbie Kern, Owner, i3 Event Marketing, Philanthropist, Debbie Lantz, Author, Organization and Talent Development Manager at Texas Instruments, Debbie Tate, Director of Development and Community Relations, Kozmetsky Center for Child Protection, Deborah Tucker, Executive Director, National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Debra Winegarten, Owner, Sociosights Press, Author, Associate, UT Department of Astronomy, Donna DiCarlo, Lead Product Developer, BMC Software, President of the Board, Breast Cancer Resource Center, Elizabeth Ann Gates, Director of Program Expansion, The HeartGift Foundation, Emma Lou Linn, Former Austin City Council Member, currently Professor of Psychology & Forensic Science, St. Edwards University, Harriett Kirsh Pozen, Executive Director, Candlelight Ranch, one of the masterminds behind the Dell Jewish Community Campus, Jan Goss, Author, CEO and Founder of the Austin School of Protocol, and CEO and Founder of Civility Consulting, Jeff Lofton, Jeff Lofton Trio, Austin Jazz Musician of the Year, 2010, Jill Floyd Johnson, Former Executive Assistant to actor Geena Davis, current homemaker, Joey Martin, Board Member, Nobelity Project, JoLene Noelke Moore, Mother (and my magnificent daughter), Lilly Ta, Executive Assistant to CEO of Tabbedout, Lily Pipkin, Daughter of Turk and Christy Pipkin, Loralee Martin, Private Chef, Events Coordinator “I Live Here I Give Here,” Lulu Flores, Attorney, Immediate Past President of the National Women’s Political Caucus, Lynn Meredith, Philanthropist, Marci Roberts, Architect and owner of Meo Design, and owner of The French Company Grocer, Marathon, Marcia Smith, Former 4 Star Chef, current Co-Owner of Seedboat Gallery in Silvery City, NM, Margo Weisz, Former Executive Director of PeopleFund/PeopleTrust, recent Co-Founder of City Lights Group, Masumi Jones, Jeff Lofton Trio, Melissa D'Antoni, Artist, Creative Catalyst, Founder/Director, Fire Tree Studios, Michael Barnes, Austin American-Statesman's Out & About social columnist, Nancy Coplin, Music Coordinator, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Nicole Davenport, Former TV Producer, Featured on TLC BBQ Pitmasters, Chef, Owner, Sugar & Smoke Restaurant, Fredericksburg, Pat Harris, Jeff Lofton Trio, Rachel Muir, Founder of Girlstart, Featured on Oprah, currently Client Strategy Executive, Convio, Sandra Martin, CEO/Founding Executive Director, Kozmetsky Center for Child Protection, Featured in PBS When The Bough Breaks Documentary, Sarah Bird, Novelist, Screenwriter, and Journalist, Susan Longley, Owner, The Longley Group; Chair Texas Democracy Foundation, publisher of The Texas Observer, Sydney Moore, Student, St. Mary’s Hall, San Antonio (and my amazing granddaughter), The Honorable Orlinda Naranjo, Judge, 419th Judicial District Civil Court, Task Force on Indigent Defense, Leadership Texas Alumni, and Yolette Garces, Former Grassroots Environmental Consultant

1 comment:

  1. How very smart & fabulous! Sorry I was unable to join you VSGs! (And feeling blessed that I belong to such a worthy group of women.)