"School Shootings: Why Bad Things Happen in Perfect Places"
Dr. Katherine S. Newman was CARY's 7th Keynote Speaker on Friday, May 10, at the Annual Distinguished Speaker Benefit. Over 150 sponsors, elected officials, guests and volunteers joined CARY board members at the Sheraton Austin Hotel for a reception and dinner.
Retired Austin Chief of Police Stan Knee, Event Chair, introduced Dr. Newman, who is Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University, as well as the author of 12 books. She spoke about a study she undertook on two school shooting tragedies in Kentucky and Arkansas. Her power point was thought-provoking and inspired guests to ask many questions. Dr. Newman is co-author of the book Rampage, and signed books after the dinner.
Preceding the dinner guests enjoyed appetizers, music by Dos Duos and a silent auction of 127 fabulous items in the Capitol View Terrace. Auction donors included the Sheraton Austin Hotel, Clark's Oyster Bar, Chez Zee, Fino, Garrido's, Emily's Catering, Lambert's Downtown Barbeque, Asleep at the Wheel, Z Tejas and many more.
During the dinner in the Capitol Ballroom Gary Cobb, Travis County Asst. DA and CARY Board Member, our "live" auctioneer, led fast and furious bidding on a dinner with Chief Art Acevedo at Sullivan's, a vacation home at the beach and a diamond necklace courtesy of Kruger's Diamond Jewelers.
New Development Chair Seth Winick inspired guests before closing to support CARY's mission of helping kids promote safe schools and safe communities.
You can get more information, register online now, or donate to the event.
Amplify Austin Rocks
Thank you, Austin, for your gifts to CARY through Amplify Austin! Together we raised almost $3 million for Central Texas charities!
CARY gives special thanks to Tacos 'n Tequila, Esther's Follies and Vulcan Video for door prizes at our celebration happy hour. New Development Chair Seth Winick met with committee members Terry Cowan, Kathy Wilfley, Adrian Moore and Heidi Gibbons about our upcoming benefit.
Guy Forsyth, Leeann Atherton, Twilight Trio and the Peterson Brothers Sing the Blues for Youth Violence Prevention
CARY supporters enjoyed original Austin “blues” and raised funds for PeaceRox at the "2nd Annual CARY Blues Benefit" Sunday, January 20th, at The Rattle Inn. Board Member Gary Cobb, Travis Co. Assistant DA, introduced the performers.
Austin favorites Guy Forsyth, Leeann Atherton, Twilight Trio and The Peterson Brothers put on an incredible blues show which was enjoyed by a crowd of enthusiastic supporters!
Congratulations to Meryl Saykally, winner of a Yamaha classic guitar, courtesy of Austin Bazaar, and signed by famed guitarist Eric Johnson. Meryl, a big fan of Eric Johnson, was thrilled!
You can still make a donation (see button below) or mail your check to: CARY, 3710 Cedar St., Box 23, Austin, TX 78705. All proceeds will fund youth violence prevention programs in local middle schools. CARY helps youth - age 11 to 14 - change bullying and aggressive behavior at school and in the community.
Let's give a big round of applause to our sponsors The Austin Chronicle, Roy & Barbara Minton & the Vaught Law Firm, P.C. for underwriting the Blues Benefit and to auction donors Tito's Handmade Vodka, Antone's Record Shop, Charlotte's Fiesta Florist, Cafe Josie, Fogo de Chao, Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill, Tacos & Tequila, One World Theatre, Hand Feats by Roberto & Esther's Follies. We also thank Magnolia Cafe, Samantha Cox of The Rattle Inn and Field Photography for their help.
See photos on our Facebook Page!
Crime and Delinquency Prevention Advocacy Award
Presented to Council Member Mike Martinez
CARY board members, executive director, staff and students gathered together October 16th to recognize the leadership of Austin City Council Member Mike Martinez in gaining the eighth year of City of Austin budget support for CARY operations.
Students from AISD Middle Schools shared comments with Martinez about the gains and progress they had made as a result of the CARY PeaceRox Aggression Replacement Training program. One youth remarked that the CARY PeaceRox program helped him “learn how to be respectful and do my work and how to control my anger.”
CARY Board Chair Terry Cowan extended the board’s appreciation for Martinez's work and presented him with a plaque reading "Crime and Delinquency Prevention Advocacy Award" by the Council on At-Risk Youth.
Executive Director Adrian Moore applauded Martinez' leadership and advocacy in speaking out on behalf of Austin youth.
2nd Annual Comedy for CARY
Thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers, including APD Chief Acevedo and Shannon Sedwick of Esther's Follies. Despite the rain, almost 200 CARY supporters enjoyed delicious appetizers, an eclectic silent auction and the original comedy and magic of Esther's Follies!
Special thanks to our "Underwriter" Law Office of Leigh de la Reza; "Rolling in the Aisles" sponsors LCRA Employees' United Charities, the Rotary Club of Austin, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., Jan Slagter & Toyko Electron; "Belly Laugh" sponsors Austin Cops for Charity, Carl Nobel & Winstead, P.C. and "Chuckles " sponsors Alliance Work Partners, Jim Bryce, Richy Echegaray, Education Austin, Joan Hilgers, Metha Kester, Stan & Sandy Knee, Nancy & Harlan Oelklaus, Richard Orton, The Hon. Karen Sage, Texas AFT, Richard Thompson & Regina C. Williams, Attorney at Law.
The following businesses donated appetizers and we give thanks to: Carmelo's Italian Restaurant, Central Market, Mangia Pizza, Miles of Chocolate, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Ruby's BBQ, Siena Ristorante Toscano & Sweetish Hill Bakery.
Finally, a very special thanks to our in-kind donors who gave services, items or gift certificates: Emmis Austin Radio, The Austin American Statesman, The Inviting Pear, Bill Oakey, Vintage IT Services, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Anderson's Coffee Co., Antonelli's Cheese Shop, Art on 5th Gallery, Austin Bazaar, Austinuts, Azure Skin Spa and Clinic, Marcia Ball, Bartlett’s Austin, Barton Springs Nursery, Blue Skies Frame Co., Bradz Salons & Spas, Cantina Loredo, Charlotte’s Fiesta Flowers, Corazon at Castle Hill, Cosette Originals, Covert Chevrolet-Buick-GMC, Curly’s Perfect Pig, Eastside Café, Eco-Wise, Eddie V’s Edgewater Grill, Edible Arrangements, Esther’s Follies, Excellence In Touch Massage & Reiki, Fat Cat Studio, Greyrock Golf Club, Guero’s Taco Bar, Hand Feats by Roberto, Horseshoe Bay Resort, Hut’s Hamburgers/Frank & Angie’s, Hyde Park Bar & Grill, Iron Works BBQ, Jack Allen’s Kitchen, Scott Johnson, Kendra Scott Jewelry, Kenneth’s Hair Salon, Kerbey Lane Café, Russell Korman Fine Jewelry, Diamonds & Watches, Maids by Melissa, Manuel’s, McReynolds Winery, Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill, Texas State Rep. Elliott Naishtat, Nutty Brown Cafe, One World Theatre, Patsy’s Cowgirl Cafe, Rae Cosmetics, Santa Rita Tex-Mex Cantina, Satay Restaurant, Savory Spice Shop, Stubbs Legendary BBQ, Suzi’s Chinese Grill & Sushi Bar, Tacos & Tequila, Texas Rowing Center, Third Coast Coffee, Trudy’s, Truluck’s Seafood Steak & Crab House, Twin Liquors, Uchi /Uchiko, Vulcan Video, Mike & Kathy Wilfley, Whole Earth Provision Co, Z Tejas, ZACH Theatre, Zocalo Cafe
We are so grateful for your help in raising funds for "Aggression Replacement Training" for middle school youth!
CARY's 6th Annual Distinguished Speaker Dinner
James A. Fox, Ph.D., Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law & Public Policy at Northeastern U., was the keynote speaker for CARY's "6th Annual Distinguished Speaker Benefit" on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the AT&T Conference Center.
|Joan Hilgers, left, past Board Chair, and Event Chair and new board member Leigh de la Reza.
||Travis Co. Sheriff Greg Hamilton, Honorary Chair, and Travis County Commissioner Ron Davis.
||From left, keynote speaker James Fox, Ph,D., Sue Ann Fox, Texas Rep. Elliott Naishtat and Adrian L. Moore.
A reception with music by the LBJ Jazz Combo and an eclectic silent auction began at 5:30 p.m. Doors to the Grand Ballroom opened at 7:00 p.m. for dinner, which started with a lively "live" auction led by Gary Cobb, CARY Board Member, after an introduction by Board Chair Terry Cowan. Live auction items were dinners at Sullivan's Steakhouse and Truluck's with APD Chief Acevedo and Travis County Sheriff Hamilton.
Adrian Moore, Executive Director, told the audience about CARY's PeaceRox program that helps keeps youth in school by changing aggressive behavior. Honorary Chair Greg Hamilton then introduced Dr. James Fox, famed criminologist from Boston, who gave the keynote on "Bullying Prevention IS Crime Prevention." He focused on bullying trends including cyber-bullying ("an old theme in a new arena") and "incivility" through blogs and emails.
We thank our many sponsors, donors and volunteers who made this annual event possible, and especially Event Chair attorney Leigh de la Reza and Auction Chair Tamara Ford, Community Volunteer.
We especially thank our photographer extraordinaire Jessica Nunn and to Norm Wright Video. If you missed the event, you can still donate online or call 451-4592. Email email@example.com. to be on our list.
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On Tuesday, May 1, CARY Executive Director Adrian L. Moore, Board Chair Terry Cowan and CARY
youth advisors with some of their middle school students visited the Travis County Commissioners Court.
They presented a brief presentation on "PeaceRox," CARY's youth violence prevention program, and students told the Commissioners how CARY had changed their lives. We want to
recognize the efforts of Youth Advisors Shana Fox, Latoya Harmason, Carlos Sanchez & Wes Vincik.
CARY Kids meet with Nobel peace laureate Rigoberta Menchu at PeaceJam in Houston
Austin Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole presents "National Mentoring Month" proclamation to Adrian Moore, CARY Executive Director, and Wes Vincik, Mentoring Program Manager, at January 26th Austin City Council meeting. To read the proclamation, click here