The 21st Annual Champions for Children Awards Luncheon

Presented By

2020 Featured Speaker: Scott Hamilton

Scott was adopted himself as an infant and has a younger brother who was also adopted. Scott further inspires others as a speaker, humanitarian, as a cancer and pituitary brain tumor survivor. After losing his mother to cancer, then becoming a survivor himself, Scott turned activist, launching the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation(Cancer Alliance for Research, Education and Survivorship). He founded several education and survivorship programs including Chemocare.com and the 4th Angel Mentoring Program. He is also the founder of the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy in Tennessee where he can be found coaching young children. We are excited to share Scott’s story as he hopes to inspire more individuals and families to consider fostering and adopting and help raise awareness around the thousands of children waiting to be adopted in Texas alone.

The most recognized male figure skating star in the world, and figure skating’s voice of authority in the U.S., Scott Hamilton has won 70 titles, awards and honors including an Emmy Award nomination, induction into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame and a privileged member of the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame. In 1984, Scott captured the attention of the world with his Olympic Gold medal performances in Sarajevo and since has shared his love and enthusiasm for the sport as an analyst/commentator, performer, producer and best-selling author. In 2012, Scott and his wife, Tracie Hamilton, adopted two children from Haiti.

2020 Philanthropic Honoree: Kathy & Patrick Terry

Serial entrepreneurs, Patrick and Kathy Terry founded P. Terry’s Burger Stand  and quickly established its presence as a socially and health-conscious fast food alternative. With nineteen P. Terry’s locations and counting (and a hot new fast casual Mexican offering called Taco Ranch) there’s no denying that Kathy and Patrick have helped change the way Austinites do “fast casual.”

Kathy and Patrick have a heart for philanthropy, and giving back has always been a core principle of the Terrys’ business model. Through their stewardship, the restaurant chain has donated over $1 million to date, all benefiting local nonprofits. But they didn’t stop there – in 2018 Kathy launched an all-new mobile app called inLieu: the first social giving app where users can make donations and share a personal message with a friend, anytime, anywhere. The Terrys’ mission to change the way we think about giving is a reflection of a lifetime of charitable giving and service. The Terrys’ goal is simple – to make the world a better place and encourage others to do the same. Kathy and Patrick live in Austin Texas with their two children, Kate and Caroline.

2020 Event Chairs: Kimberley Ezell, Ellen Miura, and Jeremy Smitheal

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Sara and Dick Rathgeber


Leigh and Clifford Chiu

Pat Munday

Beth and Bryan Plater

Mary and Howard Yancy

Gretchen and Bob Ellis
Kimberley and Mark Ezell

Joan and Steve Clark
Julia and Ross Rathgeber
Suzanne and Glenn Youngkin

Alpha Capital Management
Baselice & Associates, Inc.
The Cline Family
Inman Foundation/ Admiral & Mrs. B.R. Inman
Marjann and Michael Cooper
Carolyn and Tom Curtis
Tracey & David Hime and Tish Hall
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Hotze
JLL Capital Markets
Leslie and Ted Keyser
LS Screening
Laura and Jim McBride
Brian Ott
Curtis and Shelley Page
Mary & Will Pitts
Prominent Title
Charles and Catherine Sansbury
STG Design
Thompson Knight Foundation
Pam & Neel White/ White Construction Company

Austin Title
Ann Bauer & Suzy Balagia
Kirby Baird
Cayetano Development, LLC
Herndon Family Foundation
Holtzman Partners
Horizon Bank
IE2 Construction
Luci Johnson and Ian Turpin
Kathy and Don Mauro
The Rotary Club of Austin
Smith Robertson, LLP
Kerri Ann & John Chambless and Lisa & Paul Terrill
Paul and Michelle Tobias
Elisabeth and Alex Tynberg
Terri and Chris Von Dohlen