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Please join us as we celebrate and commit to a future of creating livelihood opportunities for refugees in Austin.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Mercury Hall

This will be a multicultural evening with farm-fresh bites featuring New Leaf produce, live music, local beers and wines, craft cocktails and fun raffles! 


Can we count you in?

All proceeds from A Cause for Celebration benefit our programs which blend skills-based education with social entrepreneurship to connect refugees to dignified, fair-wage work.



Our event sponsorship packet is available here and our chef or restaurant sponsorship packet is available here. If you would like information on sponsorships, please email Laura Robinson at

Early bird individual tickets are $75 before September 15th, and then increase to $85. Tickets include small bites, local beer, wine and cocktails, and live music. 

A group block of 10 tickets will guarantee you access to a reserved area for your guests to mingle, plus a special treat. 

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To Help Plan Your Evening…

A variety of small bites and drinks will be available, including offerings from:


Confituras Little Kitchen

Infinite Monkey Theorem

Les Dames d'Escoffier Austin Chapter

Miche Bread

Nixta Taqueria

Prep to Your Door

South Congress Hotel

Tito’s Vodka

Zhi Tea

…and more to come!


In lieu of a silent auction, raffle tickets will be available for purchase for themed raffle packages. More details coming soon.


Dressy casual, be prepared to stroll through Mercury Hall’s gardens and stand for portions of the evening. High heels are not recommended. 

Event Schedule

Enjoy small bites and drinks from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and then a brief program on MRC’s impact and dreams for the future from 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Nestled on a secluded hilltop just minutes from downtown Austin, Mercury Hall offers an idyllic setting. This historic structure was built in 1904 in Mercury, Texas, and moved to its current South Austin location in 1997.  


Parking is limited, we encourage you to carpool with fellow attendees or take a rideshare. There are two parking lots, one in front of Mercury Hall and a second lot located at 3504 South First Street. 

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We Deeply Appreciate our Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Nancy Newberry-Lippman and Glenn Lippman, MD

Drink Sponsors

Chef & Restaurant Sponsors

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