20th Anniversary Gala

The LINE Austin, 111 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

Emancipet 20th Anniversary Gala

It’s time to party!

We’re celebrating 20 years of service the best way we know how, by throwing a big party for our pack! The evening kicks off with a dinner, where we will honor distinguished guests whose support have made our success possible. We’ll close out the evening in true Austin style, with the After Party, featuring Alejandro Escovedo and DJ Girlfriend ATX, live music, cocktails, and special surprises for folks who love their pets.

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Gala Host Committee

Missy and Jeff Nichols / Chairs
Kristin and Josh Alexander Beth Bellanti Pander
Kelli and Justin Blackburn  Angela Dorsey and Jason Rhode
Charlotte Harrigan Ernst  Dorothy Guerrero
Crystal and Andrew Hunter  Chrissy and Jay Kleberg
Martha Pincoffs and Jo  Walski  Jessica Sanders  Jennifer Sinski

Thanks to the Gala Sponsors


Anonymous  Angela Dorsey and Jason Rhode  The Mark Foundation


Nicholas J. Juried Family Foundation / Nicholas Juried and Amy Juried


Josh and Kristin Alexander  Big Red Sun
Firehouse Animal Health Center  Marcy and John Melanson
Merck Animal Health  Bonnie Mills and Doug Eicher
Missy and Jeff Nichols  Monalisa Olarte   Mona Patel
Moreland Properties  Laurie and Douglas Vander Ploeg


Carol and Chris Adams / Jamie L. Barshop
Thurman Case  Elanco Pam Friedman and Mitch Sundet
Chrissy and Jay Kleberg Mighty Citizen
Gretchen and Daniel Scardino   Shabby Slips / Austin Private Wealth
Liz Tucker Amy Villarreal / Marci and Sam Ditzel

Our (amazing) Media Sponsor

The Austin Chronicle

The Austin Chronicle Emancipet Media Sponsor

A big thank you to our friends over at The Austin Chronicle for their media sponsorship. We couldn’t get the word out about this amazing event without your help!

Our (awesome) Production Sponsors

Debra Davis Productions

Debra Davis ProductionsMany, many thanks to Debra Davis Productions. Emmy Award Winning Producer, Debra Davis, specializes in television series, special events, festivals, live music, award shows and corporate entertainment, meetings and galas.


FILO Productions

FILO Productions Emancipet 20th Anniversary Gala SponsorWe’d also like to recognize FILO Productions for their amazing technical support. They are the only, single source provider for all production aspects, from core AV to A-list entertainment and event management in the Austin market. Thank you!



Gala Attendee FAQs

The When, Where, What…

Saturday, September 21st
The LINE Austin – 111 E. Cesar Chavez

  • 5:30 PM Cocktail & VIP Receptions, Silent Auction, and Registration
  • 6:30 PM Gala Dinner & Silent Auction
  • 8:30 PM The After Party with Alejandro Escovedo and Girlfriend ATX

What to Wear?

Oh, that! Let’s just call it “elegant chic” or maybe “not-quite black tie.” So think cocktail attire or a step up. But hey, if you want to trot out that tux or ball gown, we’ll applaud when you walk in!

Parking Info

Just a heads up! There is no public parking available at The LINE Austin – it is valet only for $8!

Silent Auction

Think all Silent Auctions are the same? Think again! We’ve got some truly awesome items. Check these out:

  • A weekend getaway to Napa Valley
  • A private concert for 30 with Austin’s own musical power couple, Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison
  • Ever wanted to take a Lamborghini for a spin on the COTA track? Here’s your chance!
  • A private lunch for six at Franklin Barbecue with the man himself, Aaron Franklin.
  • A private photo shoot of your pet with world-renowned animal photographer Randal Ford
  • And so much more!

We’ll send you the online auction catalog in an upcoming email so stay tuned!


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