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Women Power Texas
A Making Democracy Work Dinner

February 27, 2023
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
UT Etter-Harbin Alumni Center
2110 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, TX 78712


You're cordially invited to enjoy an evening with the League of Women Voters of Texas, supporters, allies, and other civic advocates to celebrate the work of the League and community partners working toward the same goals: Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.  


The League of Women Voters of Texas' 2023 annual fundraising dinner, "Women Power Texas," will be held on Monday, February 27, 2023 at the UT Etter-Harbin Alumni Center in Austin, Texas. The funds raised from this year's event will be used to support the League's mission throughout the upcoming year.

This year's event also coincides with Lobby Days, an event where the League and other civic advocates come together to discuss priority issues in the upcoming legislative session. 

2023 Keynote Speaker

Rochelle Garza

Rochelle Garza, a former attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union and former candidate for Texas Attorney General, will discuss her career advocating for civil rights in the courts. She has fought for people with disabilities, immigrants, and adequate health care. Garza advocated for reproductive rights of immigrant teens in detention, including the Garza v. Hargan case in which she was the guardian for Jane Doe, a pregnant 17-year-old denied the right to choose. A month-long legal battle ensued when the former administration staged an unprecedented intervention to try to stop Jane Doe from making the decision that was hers alone to make. It is because of the Garza v Hargan case and other court cases that we are proud to announce Rochelle Garza as our keynote speaker.

2023 Honorees

The League wishes to honor the organizations and individuals below for their impact in the community.

Texas Gun Sense

As a leader in gun policy advocacy, we appreciate the efforts of Texas Gunsense and its Executive Director, Nicole Golden's in creating a coalition on behalf of Texans to raise awareness of and advocate for common-sense gun policy.

The Texas Tribune

The League appreciates The Texas Tribune's commitment to provide nonpartisan news, information, and events to promote informed civic engagement in our democracy.

Texas Impact

We honor Texas Impact and Executive Director, Bee Moorhead, for work on voting rights, women's health, and Medicare expansion. We appreciate their outreach not only to people of faith but to all Texans including our policymakers.


Individual Dinner Tickets


Individual Member Dinner Tickets - $100 each
Individual Non-Member Dinner Tickets - $125 each

You may register & purchase multiple dinner tickets at one time.

Special Note for League Members: If you belong to Cooke County, Houston, Lubbock County, or Midland, to get the member price you must use a discount code.  If you do not have the discount code, please contact your League's President or Treasurer.  All other League members will automatically receive the member price. The discount code is only needed for Leagues that have not "activated" their membership on ClubExpress yet.


Purchase Dinner & Raffle Tickets 


Raffle Tickets


You can pre-purchase raffle tickets when purchasing your individual dinner ticket(s). You will receive your raffle tickets when you check in for the event. You must be present to place your raffle tickets in the boxes for the items you wish to bid on at the event. You may also purchase additional raffle tickets at the event.

$10 for One Ticket
$25 for Three Tickets
$50 for Six Tickets
$75 for Nine Tickets
$100 for Twelve Tickets


Purchase Dinner & Raffle Tickets 

2023 Raffle Packages

Barley Swine Package

$150 gift card to Barley Swine, Barley Swine branded tee shirt, and all 3 Odd Duck Almanacs (2020, 2021, 2022).

Total Value: $250

Vote Package

V-O-T-E gold-plated necklace, tea towels, "Nevertheless She Persisted" tee shirt, framed NYT reproduction of "Women Weren't Given the Right to Vote, They Won It" print.

Total Value: $250

Diptyque Basket

Assortment of candles, body fragrance and lotion.

Total Value: $225

Amazin' Aces Pickleball Package

4 polymer rackets with balls, a backpack and 2 books to teach and enhance the game!

Total Value: $230


Taste of Austin Package

$350 gift certificate to Lake Austin Spa & Resort

Value: $350


TribFest Package

Two Texas Tribune TribFest Passes & Swag Bag

Total Value: $300

Tito's Handmade Vodka Package

Tito's Handmade Vodka Signature Box

Total Value: $250

Wine Basket

3 bottles each of white wine and red wine in an engraved League of Women Voters collector box

Value: $300


$250 gift card to Neighborhood Sushi on South Lamar

Total Value: $250


Painting by contemporary impressionist painter, Niki Gulley.

Total Value: $300


Kendra Scott Jewelry

Sponsorship Opportunities

The League of Women Voters of Texas is proud to offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities for our Women Power Texas dinner. 

Title Sponsor

  • Reserved Seating for 16 People (at two tables)
  • Two Raffle Tickets per Guest
  • Complimentary Wine and Champagne for Your Tables
  • Program, Event, and Website Acknowledgement
  • Individual Social Media Acknowledgement as Title Sponsor
  • League of Women Voter's Swag Bags for Your Tables
  • VIP Cocktail Reception Before the Event

Become A Title Sponsor

Minnie Fisher Cunningham Sponsor

  • Reserved Seating for 10
  • One Raffle Ticket per Guest
  • Complimentary Wine for Your Table
  • Program, Event, and Website Acknowledgement
  • Social Media Acknowledgement
  • VIP Cocktail Reception Before the Event

Become A Minnie Fisher Cunningham Sponsor

Barbara Jordan Sponsor

  • Reserved Seating for 8
  • One Raffle Ticket Per Guest
  • Program and Website Acknowledgement
  • VIP Cocktail Reception Before the Event

Become A Barbara Jordan Sponsor

Oveta Culp Hobby Sponsor

  • Reserved Seating for 8
  • One Raffle Ticket Per Guest
  • Program and Website Acknowledgement

Become A Oveta Culp Hobby Sponsor

Eva Carillo de Garcia Sponsor

  • Reserved Seating for 2
  • One Raffle Ticket Per Guest
  • Program and Website Acknowledgement

Become A Eva Carrillo de Garcia Sponsor

Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors & Raffle Donors

2023 Sponsors

Minnie Fisher Cunningham Sponsors:

Crossroads Cattle

Barbara Jordan Sponsors:

Elaine Wiant
Joyce LeBombard

Oveta Culp Hobby Sponsors:

Dorothy Marchand
Emily Gupton
Meg Scott-Johnson

Eva Carillo de Garcia Sponsors

Donna Howard
Erik & Valerie DeBill
Judge Bianca Garcia 
Julie Espinoza
Tina Hester

Raffle Sponsor


2023 Raffle Donors


A Special Thank You To Our 2022 Sponsors

Barbara Jordan Sponsors:

Crossroads Cattle
Elaine Wiant
Joyce LeBombard
Methodist Health Ministries of South Texas
Ruthann Geer

Oveta Culp Hobby Sponsors:

Diane Tasian
Grace Chimene
Janet Imhoff
Janis Richardson
Meg Scott Johnson

Eva Carillo de Garcia Sponsors

Dorothy Marchand
Judy Hollinger
Karen Nicholson

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Please note: We will follow Travis County and Austin Public Health guidance related to COVID or any other health-related matter. Any changes to the protocol below will be updated prior to the event.