On April 29, 2022, Seedling held its tenth annual “Austin’s Fab Five” Gala (Fab Five) in honor of five local heroes: Dr. Daina Ramey Berry, Derrick Chubbs, Bobby Jenkins, Leticia Mendoza, and Miguel Romano, who have significantly impacted the lives of youth in our community. This year’s event welcomed 364 enthusiastic guests, the best turnout Fab Five has seen since its inaugural event in 2012.
The gala was co-chaired by former Fab Five honoree Wendolyn Washington and Seedling board member Beverly Vandegrift. Seedling board member Mark Beavers served as Auction Chair, and the program was emceed by local celeb, longtime Seedling supporter, and former Fab Five honoree Jim Spencer. Guests enjoyed an inventive Loan Star cuisine dinner, a thrilling live auction, and the chance to hear a seedling graduate’s moving testimony.
By the end of the night, the event raised a record-breaking $300,000 to support Seedling’s mentoring program, which provides mentors and role models for children whose parents are serving a jail or prison sentence.
Photo credit to Ruben Morales Photography. . .
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