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, and 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

Please consider being a sponsor for our Champions for Children Awards Luncheon and help us celebrate incredible individuals and organizations for their commitment to children in need.


Sara and Dick Rathgeber

Pat Munday

Capitol Chevrolet
Moreland Properties
Curtis and Shelley Page

Alpha Capital Management
Baselice & Associates, Inc.
The Cline Family
Marjann and Michael Cooper
Carolyn & Tom Curtis
Tracey & David Hime and Tish Hall
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Hotze
Leslie and Ted Keyser
Brian Ott
Catherine and Charles Sansbury
Pam & Neel White/ White Construction Company

Ann Bauer & Suzy Balagia
IE2 Construction
Smith Robertson, LLP
Kerri Ann & John Chambless and Lisa & Paul Terrill
Paul & Michelle Tobias


Thank you for joining us in celebrating the 20th annual Champions for Children Awards Luncheon presented by Don Hewlett Chevrolet Buick!  We are so incredibly grateful to our honorees, donors, volunteers, and longtime supporters who made an impact in our community and on this event. This year’s luncheon was a record-breaking success and it would not have been possible without the support of our dedicated community. Thank you to our event chairs Dina Northington, Kent Ferguson, and Diana Dobson for their year-long amazing commitment and support as well as to our featured speaker, Christina Meredith for sharing her inspiring life story and showing us it is possible to overcome any obstacle. A special thank you to our Philanthropic Honorees, Adria and Brian Sheth for their unbelievable match through the Sheth Sangreal Foundation, which helped us raise a record-breaking $1.3M for Helping Hand Home. Congratulations to The Charlotte and Craig Benson Family & Beyond Batten Disease Foundation, Albert L. Black, Carrying Hope & Kristin Finan and Chrystal Smith, our incredible Community Honorees!

2019 Matching Gift Sponsors

2019 Sponsors

Pat Munday in Memory of Bill Munday

Beth & Bryan Plater







Marsha & David Lockett and Tracey Bury

Joan and Steve Clark

Terri and Chris Von Dohlen

Caroline and Nelson Puett

Sara and Dick Rathgeber

Becky and David Roche

Mark and Adrienne Thannisch

UBS Financial Services/The Clevenger Douglas Group

ABC Home & Commercial Services

Alpha Capital Management

Baselice & Associates, Inc.

Ann Bauer and Suzy Balagia

Benchmark Title

Jeri and Vaughn Brock

Sue and Paul Bury

Capitol Chevrolet

The Cline Family

Marjann and Michael Cooper

Driftwood Commercial

Gottesman Residential Real Estate

Tish Hall, Tracey & David Hime

Hatchet Alley/ Mary & Will Pitts

The Herndon Family Foundation

Laura and Patrick Hotze

Sonja and Joe Holt

Ted and Leslie Keyser

Jeanne and Lew Little

Laura and Jim McBride

LS Screening LLC

Pinnergy/ Kathy & Randy Taylor

The LaNoe & Paul Scherer Family Foundation

John Schweitzer

STG Design

St. David’s Foundation

Topfer Family Foundation

David B. Terk Wildlife Conservation Foundation

Pam and Neel White

ABC Bank

Taco Shack/Yoli & Orlando Arriaga

Jamie and Blake Chandlee

The Law Office of David P. Crist/ Kathlene and Dave Crist

Peggy and Bob Dickerson

Amanda Foster

Heritage Title Company

Horizon Bank

Sandra Holub Conlan and Julie Little Metzger

Independence Title Company

Oxbow Advisors

Catherine and Will Powers

The Rotary Club of Austin

Jamille and Ryan Ruebsahm

Catherine and Charles Sansbury

Sigma Information Group, Inc.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

Michelle and Paul Tobias

Stacy and Mike Toomey

Elisabeth and Alex Tynberg

Lucy and Phil Weber

Wilson & Goldrick Realtors

Winstead PC

Bill & Michelle Zapalac