By Jake Gaines

Screen shot 2014-11-07 at 3.56.28 PMFor the Foundation for the Homeless, 25 years of good deeds will be recognized in grand style with their upcoming Spirit of Compassion Celebration and Awards on November 15, 2014 at the Westin Domain in Austin, Texas.

Celebrating authentic leadership that works with low-income persons to prevent, end and reduce the suffering of homelessness in Central Texas is the goal of the organization. Its deserving 2014 honorees are….Corporate Tiller: Gulf Coast Tubulars, Steve Massey, Founder & CEO, Planter: Frank Jennings, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Community Scion: Susan McDowell, Executive Director, Lifeworks, Community Gardner: Walter Moreau, Executive Director, Foundation Communities, Seedlings: Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman, Sharon Doss, First United Methodist Church, New Seeds: Mark Taylor, Central Presbyterian Church, Deanna Wilson, First Presbyterian Church, Sandy Bootz & Meryl Wasserman, Congreation Beth Israel, Evergreen: Jane Ellen Sanders & Laura Beth Kaufmann of National Charity League-Lake Austin Chapter, Giving Tree: in memoriam of John Fusselman, University United Methodist, and the Spirit of Austin: Eric & Keri Stumberg, Christ Church.

Screen shot 2014-10-27 at 5.09.02 PMHere are some more details to be a part of the celebration….

What: Gala/Awards Celebration to benefit Austin’s homeless population, especially families

When: Saturday, November 15, 2014, 6pm-midnight

Where: Westin Austin at the Domain, 11301 Domain Drive

Theme: There’s no place like home” envisioning Austin as a land where everyone has a home: a place to sleep, eat, and be with loved ones

Who: Co-Chairs Ann Kincannon and Kirk Miller; Board Chair Rex Bull; Executive Director Sharon Lowe; Wizard of Oz/Emcee Ron Oliveira

Tickets include: Dinner, wine, drinks, casino style gaming tables, dancing to Duck Soup, short and lively live auction, silent auction Sponsors: (because of the generosity of their underwriters 100% of proceeds will support their clients): Robert & Peggy Davis, Tony DeLeon (Caritativos), Frost, Gulf Coast Tubulars, Husch-Blackwell, Law Office of Terrence L. Irion, Diane Judah & Michael Hutton, Ann Kincannon (New York Life), Kothmann Ranch (White Wings, White Tails), Kirk & Sheri Miller, Amy Novak, Plains Capital Bank, Bob & Penny Schmidt, Eric & Keri Stumberg, TicketCity, Tito’s Vodka, and US Capital Advisors.

The cost is $175/person and for more information, visit: http://www.foundationhomeless.org