FUNDRAISING GALA SUPPORTS TEXAS STUDENTS WHO ARE DEAF AMD HARD OF HEARING
Media Video and Photo opportunities with culinary students from the Texas School for the Deaf
working in the Hilton kitchen alongside professional culinary staff during banquet preparations:
Texas School for the Deaf’s 2019 Diamond Chefs, pictured left to right:
Grace Soechting (Jr/Kyle), Brody Vukmonich (Jr/Austin), Laci Jo Wood (Sr/Greenville), Hallel Stephens (Sr/Hutto), Julian Ortiz (Sr/Killeen), Lisette Garcia (Sr/San Antonio), Mark Rubio (Sr/Fort Worth), India Lee (Sr/San Antonio), Terence Garza (Sr/Victoria), Erica Collins (Sr/Houston), and Barrett Hinze (Sr/Sheridan). Not pictured: Kaci Ketchum (Jr/Buda), Alexandria McConnell (Sr/Austin), Jewel Rocha (Jr/Austin), Dora Sanchez (Jr/Hearne), and Jessica Davalos (Jr/Dallas).
Tuesday, May 21, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 24, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHAT: Presented by the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) Foundation, the 13th Annual Diamond Gala – “Midnight in Paris” – is a student prepared, multi-course banquet with wine pairings, silent and live auctions, unique entertainment, exciting prizes, games and fun ways to support TSD students and programs.
WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 2019
WHERE: Governor’s Ballroom – 4th Floor
Hilton Austin Downtown, 500 East Fourth Street
MORE: Hilton’s executive staff gives a select group of TSD culinary students the opportunity to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime experience working in the renowned downtown Austin landmark hotel and state-of-the-art kitchen. Students work along side Hilton’s top chefs to create a unique, locally-sourced, gourmet banquet for 200 lucky guests Thursday evening, May 23 – a fundraiser presented by the TSD Foundation.
The annual Diamond Gala showcases the TSD/Hilton 13-year partnership, the talents of TSD’s culinary students, and celebrates the school’s rich 164-year history of providing an exemplary education and resources to Texas’ students, ages 0-22, who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Proceeds from the event support the students at Texas School for the Deaf, plus the estimated 7,000+ other deaf and hard of hearing children all across Texas, along with their families, professionals, and the networks of support that hold us all together.
Generously sponsored by: Hilton Austin, PSAV, Sorenson VRS, PCSI, Z-VRS/Purple, Sprint, Mark Seeger & Jeff Harper, Communication by Hand, the Kallina Family and Tricycle Creative.
MORE: Tickets & sponsorships available at: tsdfoundation.org/diamond/.