The night was all about bright colors and whimsy as we celebrated our 25th annual Gala on March 2, 2013 at the fabulous JW Marriot Hill Country Resort. More than 400 of San Antonio’s best attended the “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Gala in their finest Seuss-y attire. We drank, we ate, we laughed, we cried, and then we laughed again. It was everything and more.
Lowry and Peggy Mays accepted the Hartman Humanitarian Award which was presented to their family in recognition and admiration of their continued concern and commitment to the San Antonio Community. The impact this family’s contributions have made on our city is immeasurable, and we were incredibly honored to present them with this award at our Gala.
When the silent auction closed, attendees checked their phones and iPads to see their winnings, then settled in for a nice dinner, program and live auction. Bill Taylor emceed, keeping the night exciting and everyone rolling. That was, until, the screening of The Arc’s award-winning video. It was Dolly Parton who once said, “Laughter through tears in my favorite emotion.” She would have adored this video. You will, too. View all these videos on YouTube.
Now that the high-heels are off and the ties are loosened, The Arc of San Antonio is thrilled to announce that more than $200,000 was raised for continuing our mission of enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. We send an enormous THANK YOU to our presenting sponsors, The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation and The Mays Family Foundation. And, thank you, a million times over, to everyone who sponsored, attended, bid, volunteered and helped us spread the word about our Gala and about the wonderful people The Arc of San Antonio serves.