The Celebration luncheon brings together community leaders and committed supporters of our services on the SafePlace Campus for a moving and uplifting midday event. It features a keynote speaker, who is a survivor, and the presentation of the annual Guardian Award to an individual or organization that has made supporting our work part of their own mission. Now in its 11th year, the event raises more than $330,000 in support of programs and services on the SafePlace campus.
Our 2017 Celebration Co-Chairs, Felicia and Craig Hester, are recognized community leaders who both have deep roots with The SAFE Alliance and its SafePlace Campus. Felicia is a member of the SAFE Board of Directors, the SAFE Foundation Board, the SAFE Development Council (past Chair), and currently chairs the SAFE Program Committee. Craig has also given countless hours to SafePlace* over the years by donating his time in consulting and financial advising. A Principal, Vice President, and Portfolio Manager at Luther King Capital Management, Craig has also served as a past Chair and Trustee of the SafePlace Foundation Board.
*Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace merged in 2017 to form SAFE.