Believe Gala Raises Nearly $1.5 Million for Dell Children’s [Event Coverage]

Dell Children’s Medical Center Foundation held its 30th Anniversary Gala on January 28, 2017 at the Austin Convention Center raising close to $1.5 million. Presented by Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships, this year’s theme, Believe, featured two moving patient stories from two rapidly growing areas within the hospital, cardiology and mental health.

Chaired by Emily and Joe Price, the Gala began with a cocktail hour followed by a dinner program, including a live auction featuring top-tier auction items such as a seven-night stay in Telluride complete with a private jet.

The night concluded with live music by Memphis Train Revue, casino centered entertainment and an exclusive, VIP after-party at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin.

Contrasting from previous years, the fund-the-need portion of the evening (where guests have the opportunity to raise their bidding paddles to give a straight donation) heavily outweighed the funds raised from the live auction portion—$403,000 raised versus the auction’s $235,000. Proceeds from the event will go to Dell Children’s area of greatest need.

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