On Thursday, September 26th, Brendan’s Smile Foundation was proud to host our first-ever Silent Auction Fundraiser at Google Fiber Space, Downtown Austin, TX. Brendan was an artist, and he loved to sketch, so we thought, what better way to pay homage to his favorite hobby than showcasing his artwork. We were able to put together a few of his pieces, and there are plenty more that we can’t wait to eventually share.
There were so many of you who donated money, items, food, or your time, and we just want you all to know that it means the world to us, and THANK YOU. With that being said, we’d also like to take a moment to thank some of you who the event couldn’t have been a success without…
Treka Désir & Ryan Ashby
Jayne Palmer – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Central Texas Chapter – Area Director
Vincent Banks – DJ Rockman
Josh The Artist – @kimbrough26 #KimbroughArt
Danh Nguyen – Photographer
Stephanie Cardenas – Appetizers – Chow Town Catering, Austin, TX
Bhavesh Patel – Dinner – Bonchon, Round Rock, TX
Chris Tyson – Tyson Fundraising
Kelly Verdin & Sinziana Ursu – WP Engine Engine for Good, Open Hearts (Give Back)
John Eitel – Yeti package donation
Shayda and Sydney Torabi – Restart CBD donation
Rachel Rucker – Google Fiber Austin
So, we bet you’re wondering how much we raised!?!
I’m so proud to be able to share with you all that we were able to raise an amazing $2,957!
This will help fund our end of year scholarship and counseling efforts, and we couldn’t be more thrilled.
P.S. Were you not able to make it to the Auction? Did you want one of Brendan’s sketches? Well, stay tuned because you may still have an opportunity to own one of his pieces. More to come in a few hours on our Facebook page.
Photos by: Danh Nguyen