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Presented by The Cain Foundation

The 2017 Doing The Most Good Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, May 3, starting at 11:30 am at the JW Marriott Austin, 110 E. 2nd Street.  Guests will be delighted and inspired with a unique multi-media experience, featuring a local story, speakers and live music, produced by Ramy Antoun.  You’ll be moved by Roxanne’s story, as she takes us on her journey of moving from homelessness and addiction to self-sufficiency through the help of The Salvation Army. The world-renowned Harbor Light Choir is back by popular demand, as well as emcee and local radio Legend, Bob Cole of KOKE FM.

Honoring Dwight Thompson

Advisory Board Member Dwight Thompson, who led the Army through a successful capital campaign during his three year tenure as Chairman, will be 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

At the 2016 Doing The Most Good Luncheon, guests donated a record $274,000 in sponsorships and donations to provide emergency shelter and wraparound services to local women and children experiencing homelessness. Guests heard a first-hand account of how The Salvation Army Austin brought a family from homelessness to self-sufficiency.  Of all those sheltered by The Salvation Army Austin last year, 73% were women and children.

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

Please click the Sponsor button for sponsorship information.  If you are unable to attend the Doing The Most Good Luncheon but would still like to support these families in critical need, we invite you to donate now.


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

William Gammon Insurance
Cathy and Randy Present
Pam and Neel White

Emerald Sponsors

Honorable Geoffrey S. Connor
Katherine Nelson
O’Connell Robertson

Sara and Dick Rathgeber
Kathy and Tom Sweet

Table Sponsors

Kim and Nelson Barre
Paula and David Barnett
Polly and Phil Diebel
K Friese + Associates

Sue and Tim Hill
IE2 Construction
Kemp Properties
Lloyd Gosselink Attorneys

Kay and Peter Palazzari
Freddie and Paul Proffitt
Square One Consultants
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.