Dell Children’s Hospital Gala’s Dreamy Evening Sizzles
By Rob Giardinelli Photography by InDebth Photography, James Stacy Photography, Marc Swedner Photography, Arnold Wells Photography
THE SCENE: Michael and Susan Dell had a dream for a world-class medical facility in Central Texas, and twenty years later, the result was on full display at the 20th annual Dell Children’s Hospital Gala at the Austin Convention Center. The DREAM Gala was the perfect theme to celebrate two decades of high level care to the children of Central Texas, and the countless lives Dell Children’s Hospital has saved, helping those children to achieve dreams of their own.
THE VIBE: This dream of an evening began as guests mingled about the Convention Center foyer for a lively cocktail hour, where you could feel the aura of celebration in the air. Guests then adjourned into the venue’s ballroom where guests dined on a delicious meal during a program that beautifully highlighted just how much Dell Children’s Hospital has positively impacted so many lives in Central Texas. After the program and live auction concluded, the festivities continued late into the night as revelers rolled the dice at the casino vignettes and danced the night away to live music by Jimmy McNeal and the Matt Wilson Band.
THE CAUSE: The event, chaired by Kendra Scott and Matt Davis, raised over $1.26 million dollars for the Dell Children’s Medical Center Foundation, supporting a world-class medical center dedicated to the care of children and adolescents. It is the only dedicated freestanding pediatric facility in the region and serves a 46-county area and beyond.