Thank you!

Together, we raised over $250,000!

Thank you Ruthie Foster and the entire Austin, Texas community for the amazing support! The 2017 Swan Songs Serenade was truly transcendent. We are eternally grateful to all our sponsors, donors, volunteers, staff, board – everyone who stepped up in advance, worked so hard at the event and danced the night away with Ruthie and her fantastic band, featuring special guest Jeff Plankenhorn. Swan Songs has grown tremendously this year. Your support gives us a strong foundation and the confidence to keep spreading our wings!

Ruthie Foster

Relive the fun & festivities and visit our photo gallery!
Serenade photos by Carrell Grigsby and Winker Withaneye. Thank you both!

Our heartfelt gratitude to:

Serenade Honorary Chairs: Vicki Roberts and Jeff Nash
Serenade Event Chairs: Rabbi Marie Betcher and Tricia Yost
Master of Ceremonies: Jody Denberg

Swan Songs would also like to express our deep appreciation to Cowboy Auctioneer Heath Hale and his team. The Cowboys have raised over $10,000,000 so far in 2017. Their professionalism and expertise raised the bar on our live auction and paddles up – bringing in $139,000!

Special thanks to Claire Reinhold for once again managing the silent auction so beautifully and raising $15,000 for Swan Songs! To ALL OF THE AUCTION DONORS… we so appreciate your generosity!

Remembering and Reflecting in 2017

We are excited to share the incredible slide show created by Christina Fajardo that we unveiled at this year’s Serenade. Set to the music of Jimmy LaFave, it captures images of recent Swan Songs concerts and celebrates the memory of loved ones who have been remembered with a donation to Swan Songs.

Thanks to our 2017 Swan Songs Serenade Sponsors!

Special thanks to KUTX for their generous support!

Soul Silver Sponsors
Steve and Sheri Basore * Juice Consulting * Lexus of Austin / Lexus of Lakeway * Lind Family Charitable Foundation In Memory of Carl Lind * Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation * Jeff Nash and Vicki Roberts * R&D Special Projects * Sterling Events * Strait Music * Tito’s Handmade Vodka *
Chris and Tricia Yost

Blues Bronze Sponsors
Dr. Joe Annis * Forrest Preece and Linda Ball * Jonathan and Rabbi Marie Betcher * Craig and Marji Calvert * Ron and Colleen Devere * Green Mesquite * Craig and Felicia Hester * Jeff and Anne Hunt * Kintzel Family Charitable Fund/Roger and Lee Kintzel * Lisa Rolke and Mark Turner * Sames Bastrop * St. David’s Foundation * THE SON/AMC

Care Circle Sponsors
AseraCare Hospice * Brookdale Hospice * Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home * Halcyon Hospice * Legacy Hospice * Silverado Hospice

Friends of Swan Songs
All Year Heating and Cooling * B Vo Vision * Evangeline Cafe * Footprints Foundation * Sharon Maner * Becky Cavanaugh and Randy Seybold * Texas Oncology * Tried and True Foundation

Volunteer Table Sponsor
Whole Foods Market

In-Kind Sponsors
9 Branded Whiskey * Arnosky Farms * Bell’s Brewery * Brown Distributing * Carrell Grigsby Photography * Maine Root * Music Lab * Real Ale * Rod and Chan Event Consulting * Sound on Sound * Spec’s Beer & Wine * Too Much Tone Productions * Virtuoso Selections * Z Tequila

Cowboy Auctioneer Heath Hale

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Swan Songs, PO Box 41475, Austin, TX 78704