SAFE events raise awareness, educate the public, recognize community supporters and raise much-needed funds. To keep updated on all events, please bookmark our Events Calendar page and follow us on social media.

Annual, special events are produced by Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace. These events bring supporters together to learn more about the issues, pay tribute to survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault, celebrate the success of the organizations and survivors, and raise much needed funds to build on these successes.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for all events. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lauren Zurbrugg, SAFE Director of Development at 512.578.9242 or [email protected].

Fore the Children: Golf Invitational

Monday, September 26, 2016

Join Austin Children’s Shelter at the members-only Spanish Oaks Golf Club for an unforgettable and unique golfing experience including a full 18 hole course, caddies, gourmet comfort stations, and exceptional prize packages. This tournament is limited to 25 teams who truly enjoy the game at the perfect pace. Don’t forget to check out the 2015 event photos!


Thursday, October 6, 2016
JW Marriott

For ten years SafePlace’s Celebration Luncheon has brought the community together to celebrate the lives of those who have survived sexual and domestic violence, and to learn more about hope, survival, and how we can all make a difference. Celebration is SafePlace’s largest fundraising event of the year, and all funds raised support the organization’s life-saving programs and services. This past year’s Celebration event was a great success. Be sure to check out the photos on Flickr and we can’t wait to see you this year!

Austin Children’s Shelter Gala

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Held annually at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Austin, last year we ‘Reached for the Stars’ and it was a stellar success. The event raised more than $830,000 for the children served by Austin Children’s Shelter. Be sure to check the out the photos on the Flickr page and stay updated on all things ACS and Gala 2016 by following us on Facebook and Twitter (@Austin_Children).

Illuminate Austin Walk for Safe Families

After a considerable study and despite the valiant efforts of many, The SAFE Alliance has made the strategic business decision to discontinue our annual walk, Illuminate Austin, in 2017. Click here for more information.

A Day to Shine

Supporting Expect Respect, a program of SAFE
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa

A Day to Shine was founded in 2008 to bring awareness of the issue of dating abuse in our community. In 2013, Expect Respect, a Program of SAFE, was chosen as a beneficiary of the event. Members of GETMAD: Girls Energized To Make A Difference star as models in the event’s fashion show, demonstrating their commitment to increase awareness about dating abuse among their peers.


Saturday, May 13, 2017
Camp Mabry

A family friendly event where kids of all ages get to see, touch and climb on all sorts of vehicles! In addition to the vehicles—including fire trucks, police cars, and limousines, to sporting and construction vehicles—Touch-A-Truck will also feature live music, plenty of food trucks, and a Kid Zone complete with a petting zoo, face painting, barrel-train rides and so much more

Host a 3rd Party Event

We are fortunate that many individuals, businesses, groups and partnering organizations host Community Fundraising Events across Austin. These events are a great way to support our cause while having fun! 3rd Party Events are important to help raise awareness as well as much needed funds.

Click here to learn more on how you can host a 3rd Party Event.

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