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Presented by The Cain Foundation

Thank you to everyone who came out to support The Salvation Army’s Doing The Most Good Luncheon.  Because of generous sponsors (see below) and donors, we raised $186,000 to provide emergency shelter and wraparound services for local families experiencing homelessness.

The luncheon is over, but you can still make a donation to support people like Roxanne,
hundreds of whom come to us every day.  Please donate today.

The 2017 Doing The Most Good Luncheon took place on Wednesday, May 3, at 11:30 am at the JW Marriott Austin, 110 E. 2nd Street.  Guests were delighted and inspired with a unique multi-media experience, featuring a local story, speakers and live music, produced by Ramy Antoun and Creative Arts Group and featuring local artist, Aaron Darling.  Everyone attending was moved by Roxanne’s story, as she took us on her journey of moving from homelessness and addiction to self-sufficiency and reconciliation with her family through the help of The Salvation Army.  Thank you to local radio legend, Bob Cole of KOKE FM for emceeing the luncheon, along with the world-renowned Harbor Light Choir who provided post-luncheon entertainment.

Honoring Dwight Thompson

Advisory Board Member Dwight Thompson, who led the Army through a successful capital campaign during his three year tenure as Chairman, was presented with the 2017 Doing The Most Good Award.  Mr. Thompson’s visionary leadership touched all aspects of the campaign, from the feasibility study to the execution of new buildings, enabling The Salvation Army Austin to increase our capacity for Doing The Most Good.


Cathy & Dwight Thompson

See photo album from last year’s Doing The Most Good Luncheon.


Doing The Most Good Luncheon sponsors play a critical role in the ongoing success and expansion of services to those in greatest need in our community. See complete list of sponsors below.

Title Sponsor

The Cain Foundation

Sapphire Sponsors

Jerry Farrington
Regan and William Gammon
Cathy and Randy Present
Pam and Neel White

Emerald Sponsors

Sara and Dick Rathgeber
Honorable Geoffrey S. Connor
Jonna and Jill Foundation

Katherine Nelson
O’Connell Robertson
Kathy and Tom Sweet

Media Sponsors


Table Sponsors

Debra and Jim Abrams
Kim and Nelson Barre
Paula and David Barnett
Glenda and Gilbert Bragg
Brooks Commercial Corp
Polly and Phil Diebel
K Friese + Associates

Sue and Tim Hill
IE2 Construction
Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin
Kemp Properties
Susan Lambert
Lloyd Gosselink Attorneys
Michel Gray, LLP

National Instruments
Freddie and Paul Proffitt
Kay and Peter Palazzari
Square One Consultants
Cathy and Dwight Thompson
Anita and David Turpin
Mary and Howard Yancy

For questions or more information, please contact us at Austin.Development@uss.salvationarmy.org or 512.605.1410.
To find out about all of our fundraising events, click here.