Empty Bowls VIII
Empty Bowls VIII was a great success thanks to the following sponsors and you for your continuous support:
A.R. Tony Sanchez
Arturo N. Benavides Sr.
A.R. Tony Sanchez
Carlos Zaffirini Jr.
Angel and Lidia Laurel
ANB Cattle Co.
Attorneys John R. Solis-Raul Vasquez
Leslie and Tom Benavides
Falcon International Bank
Mary Lamar and Gary Leyendecker
Commerce Bank Laredo
El Bufalo Enterprises
BBVA Compass Laredo
Anna and John Galo
Diane St. Yves Law Office
Tommy and Anette Pena
TETSCO Well Services
Lone Star Industries
Hugo and Bibi Flores
Laredo Housing Authority
Boys and Girls Club
Salo Otero and Friends
La Posada Hotel
Cuellar and Associates
Laredo Soccer Club
Zapata National Bank
Atty. Tony Figueroa
Pete Saenz-Erasmo Villarreal
Wendy’s, Papa John’s, Church’s Chicken
Plains Capital Bank
Cigna Health Spring
Rio Grande Cartage Co.
Texas Community Bank
Jim Kelly and Friends
Eduardo Garza UniTrade
Laredo Community College
Escamilla Auto Sales
David King Services (Hebbronville)
Howland Engineering, Surveying Company
David Gonzalez Jr.
Asmussen Horse Center
Jim Hogg County Commissioners
J&P Oil Field Services
John Roman Galo-Zoe Benavides
SPECIAL RECOGNITION/MEDIA PARTNERS
Silent Auction Contributors
Laredo Morning Times
See you next year at Empty Bowls IX!
Beaumont Foundation to be Honored and Legendary group Commodores to Headline Empty Bowls VIII!
The South Texas Food Bank's Empty Bowls VIII
Friday, Aug. 22
Laredo Energy Arena at 6 P.M.
The event honors the Beaumont Foundation of America for its contribution to the South Texas Food Bank mission of feeding the hungry and features a concert by the Commodores, the Grammy Award winning musical group of the 1970s and 80s. All proceeds to benefit the South Texas Food Bank's programs.
About the Honoree
The Beaumont Foundation, created in 2001, is a nonprofit grant making institution dedicated to enriching the lives and enhancing the futures of less fortunate children and youth, families and the
elderly. The Foundation provides grants and scholarships to a broad range of charitable, religious and educational organizations across the United States. Supported are organizations that improve lives by giving people the tools to become educated, healthy and self-reliant in the areas of education, health care, children and youth programs, social services (food, shelter and clothing) and the Children of Fallen Heroes Program.
The Beaumont Foundation is headed by W. Frank Newton, President and Chief Executive Officer. Its mission fits right into that of the South Texas Food Bank. Prior to his involvement with the Beaumont Foundation, Newton was dean and professor of law at Texas Tech University School of Law from 1985-2002. He was professor of law at the Baylor Law School from 1972-1985. A highly-respected attorney and legal educator, Newton helped devise the Interest on Lawyer’s Trust Account Program which has raised more than $100 million for legal aid services since 1984. Newton was named by Texas Lawyer Magazine as of the 102 most influential Texas lawyers of the century and the State Bar of Texas annually presents an award in his name to lawyers who provide pro bono services. He has served as president of the State Bard of Texas and is an elected member of the American Bar Foundation and the American Law Institute. To learn more about the foundation, visit their website.
About the Entertainment
The Commodores are legendary, beginning at Tuskegee Institute in 1968. They were discovered by Berry Gordy while they were the opening act of the Jackson 5. They went on to sell more than 60 million records over two decades – the 70s and 80s. The Commodores racked up a string of hits including Machine Gun, Brick House, Sail On, Oh No, Slippery When Wet, To Hot Ta Trot and many others.
Success, however, was not enough to save them from changes in the music scene. The departure in 1983 of Lionel Richey, co-lead vocalist along with Walter “Clyde” Orange, might have sunk a lesser group. The Commodores continued as Commodores 13. In 1984, before recording Night Shift, they re-established with British-born singer J.D. Nicholas. Seven years later, the Commodores, with Orange, William “Wak” King and Nicholas began creating new digital recordings of Commodores Classics. They produced four albums, including Commodores Christmas. The Commodores, maintaining their place among the most successful entertainers in the world, continue to bring the talent and experience of three decades of writing, producing and performing hit music to a whole new generation of fans. Follow The Commodores on Facebook.
You can watch videos of The Commodores on our You Tube Channel.
EBVIII Silent Art Auction Artists:
Once again we are have a fantastic line-up of local, regional, national and international artists, who art work will adorn the tables of this year's Empty Bowls Silent Art Auction:
Maria Elena Chemas
Diana Virjinia Serna
Christina Zorrilla Speer
Cynthia Ruiz Calderon
To read and/or download press release, click here.
Sponsorship tables of 10 that include dinner and access to silent auction items are available. Available sponsorship levels below:
Anniversary: $25,000 (In honor of the 25th anniversary)
Individual table tickets: $150.
Sponsorship and/or table tickets are available at the South Texas Food Bank office, 1907 Freight at Riverside or by calling (956) 726-3120 or (956) 324-2432.
Concert only tickets are $10, $15 and $25. They will be available on June 20,2014 at the LEA box office and via Ticketmaster. Visit Laredo Energy Arena Tickets.
For more information on Empty Bowls VIII please contact STFB Chief Development Officer Cindy Liendo at email@example.com or STFB Marketing Director Salo Otero at firstname.lastname@example.org. Both can be reached at the South Texas Food bank office at (956) 726-3120.
Looking for Event Volunteers!
We are looking for volunteers for this year's Empty Bowls VIII event! Two days available (Aug. 21 & 22, 2014) and flexible shifts! Get more details and to sign up online, click on the btton below:
For more information, contact Pam Guerra at (956) 726-3120 or via e-mail at email@example.com