Champions for Children 2017 Presented By

October 19, 2017 at the JW Marriott Austin 11:30am registration 12pm awards luncheon

Event Chairs: Julie Baselice, Robert Howden and Marla Kiger

Emcee: Ron Franklin

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2017 Event Underwriters

Champions for Children 2016

Champions for Children was a tremendous success thanks to our amazing donors, volunteers, and incredible event chairs; Gary and Susan Farmer and Tracey Bury. Congratulations to this year’s honorees for making a difference in the lives of children and families in need.

Philanthropic Honoree: Jan and Bobby Jenkins

Longtime Austinites Jan and Bobby Jenkins have been tremendous supporters of the Austin community for decades. As owners of ABC Home & Commercial Services, the Jenkin’s have instilled a culture of philanthropy among their employees. Bobby currently services as a board member for United Way, Alzheimer’s Texas and is co-founder and board chairman of Recognize Good. Bobby has also served as board chair for Caritas of Austin, board chair of the American Heart Association, and chairman of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. Jan Jenkins has served as a member of the Helping Hand Society for 17 years and currently serves as Director of the Moss Pieratt Foundation. It is an honor to recognize Jan and Bobby Jenkins as this year’s 2016 Champions for Children Philanthropic Honorees.

Congratulations to our 2016 Community Honorees:

Harrison Cheung, Volunteer, Partnerships for Children; Holly Engleman, Principal, University of Texas – University Charter School; Representative Elliott Naishtat; Jessica Robledo, Austin Police Department Assistant Chief.

Thank you to our Event Underwriters

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors


Sara and Dick Rathgeber

Nelson Puett Foundation

Mary and Howard Yancy






Tracey Bury


Bill and Robbie Moore







Marsha and David Lockett






Reenie & Kent Collins

Joan and Steve Clark

Jan Cox Dwyer

Friends of the Home

Sonja and Joe Holt




Bill and Pat Munday

Harris Preston & Partners, LLC







Adrienne and Mark Thannisch






Ann Bauer and Suzy Balagia

Jeri and Vaughn Brock

Century Management

Children Blessing Children

Carol and Tim Crowley

H-E-B Tournament of Champions

Paula and Dan Herd

Kim Hill

Dr. & Mrs. David Hime

Holtzman Partners

Howry, Breen & Herman LLP

HPI Real Estate Services & Investments, Inc.

Friends of Jan and Bobby Jenkins

Leslie and Ted Keyser

The LaNoe & Paul Scherer Family Foundation

Ava and Steve Late/ Late European

Jeanne and Lew Little

LS Screening

Kathy and Joe Petet

Mary and Will Pitts

ReFine Magazine


Smith I Robertson I Elliott LLP

St. David’s Foundation

STG Design

Terri and Chris Von Dohlen

Pam and Neel White

III Forks

American Bank

American Bank of Commerce and Sovereign Bank

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Burns

Capitol Anesthesiology Association

Amber Carden/ Julie & Dean Metzger

Charlane Cox, Susan Erickson & Lolla Page

Peggy and Bob Dickerson

Amanda Foster

Heritage Title Company of Austin

Linda & Jim Hobbs and Betsy & Jody Farmer

Independence Title Company

Dr. Kathryn J. Kotrla and Mr. Robert Morris

Francie Little Homes

Kathy and Don Mauro

Jenna and Randy McEachern

Physician’s Resource Services

The Plondke Family

Catherine and Will Powers

Randalls Food Markets

Rotary Club of Austin

Russell Korman Fine Jewelry, Diamonds and Watches

Charles and Catherine Sansbury


Sigma Information Group, Inc.

Rick Swisher and Bill Nalle Families

Kathy and Randy Taylor

The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas System

Jackson Walker, LLP

Wilson & Goldrick Realtors

Sonia and Sam Wilson

To view all of the special moments of this year’s Champions for Children, please follow the link here. Thank you, Jessica Klima Photography, for all of you beautiful photography.

Click Here to view a list of past Champions for Children Honorees.