Austin Trinity

An independent K-8 Episcopal day school five miles from the heart of Austin

A Night to Shine Gala

Every spring, Trinity hosts this event to garner support for financial assistance programs, faculty professional development and campus enhancements.

Donate Auction Item >>

A Night to Shine 2017: Havana Nueva, Where Yesterday Meets Tomorrow

Our courtyard—normally empty and quiet on a Saturday evening—bustled with activity, but students were not the cause of the commotion. Instead, the quad was brimming with donors who had gathered for Trinity Episcopal School’s annual gala, A Night to Shine.

Every spring, Trinity hosts this event to garner support for financial assistance programs, faculty professional development and campus enhancements.

The 2017 gala raised the most ever in the history of A Night to Shine, with more than $475,000 given for faculty professional development and financial assistance, and $42,000 given for The Natural Classroom initiative.

Despite unseasonably cold weather, the mood inside the gymnasium was warm and festive. The theme was “Havana Nueva: Where Yesterday Meets Tomorrow,” and the gym was decorated in the style of Tropicana Club, a famous and historic nightclub in Havana, Cuba. The evening featured Cuban cocktails, Latin cuisine, live and silent auctions, Mambo dancers, stilt walkers, aerialists, and a live band. 

A Night to Shine 2017 was led by event chairs Katherine Jones, Carrie Hicks, and Morgan Burnham along with the support of parent volunteers and Trinity staff.

2017 Slideshow


2017 Promotional Video: "My Trinity Is ____________."

2017 Sponsors


  • Parsley Energy
  • Robert F. Smith Family


  • Morgan and John Burnham
  • Evans Dermatology Partners
  • Katie Kime Henry and Greg Henry


  • Capitol Chevrolet
  • Michelle and Alan Cline
  • Carrie and Robert Hicks
  • Katherine and Patton Jones
  • Elizabeth and Rob Rogers


  • Amy and Joshua Baer
  • Beatty Bangle Strama P.C./Ellen and Michael Navarre
  • DoubleHorn/Schadt Family
  • Carol and Tommy Harper
  • Westlake Concierge Medicine


  • Sabrina and Jay Brown
  • Rosalind and Tim George


  • Jenny and Dan Ahearn
  • Robyn and Victor Alcorta
  • Rachel and Jeff Arnold
  • Elizabeth and Don Baker
  • Donna and Davis Baldwin
  • Sandy and Justin Bayne
  • Kara and Chris Belew
  • Laura and Kyndel Bennett
  • Lisa and John Borgerding
  • Irma and Jim Brand
  • Monty and Dick Burnham
  • Jennifer and Chuck Campbell
  • Malcolm and Robin Cooper
  • Jill and Mark Dewey
  • Casi and James DeYoung
  • DOCUmation/Mike Qualls
  • Rhonda and Stan Erwin
  • Julie and Ryan Foster
  • Velvet and Mark Friedman
  • The Jack Webster Grigsby Foundation
  • Tom Hill
  • Jane Black-Hodgman and Jake Hodgman
  • Lori and Jim Johnson
  • Katie and Evan Kastner
  • Marie Kidd
  • LBJ Family Foundation
  • Claudine and Dave Lee
  • Lora Reynolds and Quincy Lee
  • Jeni and Angus Lowry
  • Eduardo and Lorena Margain-Junco
  • Shelby and David Marquardt
  • Melanie Belt and Demetrius McDaniel
  • Beth and Chris McKay
  • Stefanie and Philip Moore
  • Tory and Milam Newby
  • Kristen and Lee Nix
  • LaQuieta and Barry O'Dell
  • Parker School Uniforms
  • Stephanie and Lawrence Pierce
  • Claire and Joe Pinkerton
  • PMB Helin Donovan, LLP
  • Sally Posey
  • Kristen Davis Post and David Post
  • Ana and Alejandro Ruelas
  • Gretchen and Daniel Scardino
  • Melissa and George Scott
  • Peggy Chern Shaw and Matthew Shaw
  • Suzanne McFayden Smith
  • Loren and Alan Stalcup
  • Jessica and Tom Stamatopoulos
  • Yuniedth and Jennings Steen
  • Danielle and Kevin Sweeney
  • Caroline and John Trube
  • Donna and Andrew Tryba
  • Elisabeth and Alex Tynberg
  • USI Southwest/David Mattlage
  • Tere and Tito Vidaurri
  • KC and James Waldron
  • Katherine and Chris Wallin
  • Delane and Tom Weber
  • Catherine and David Wilkes
  • Lynn Gilman Williams and Mike Williams
  • Anonymous (3)


  • Lynne Knowles and Todd Burns
  • Jim Dechman and Johnna Jones
  • Susanne and Colby Denison
  • Cari and Jason Hawn
  • Jamie and Brandon Holden
  • Julie and Don Judson
  • Marlene and Brian Magierski
  • Carl Noble
  • Earl Smith
  • Estelle Reddeck and Michael Thomas
  • Anonymous


  • Clary and Mark Auler
  • Katie and David Bartley
  • Ashley and John Bartram
  • Kate Remick and Kyle Bilhorn
  • Karen and Jeff Broaddus
  • Kay and Jim Broaddus
  • Tabatha and Cameron Brown
  • Laura and Bryan Burkhart
  • Kylie and Royce Clayborne
  • Laura and Tommy Craddick Jr.
  • Jordan and Michael Cronin
  • Kevin and Rowena Dasch
  • Katy and Gabe Dennison
  • Jennifer and Vic Desireddi
  • Linda and Cy Elmburg
  • Mary Burke and Alan Fenton
  • Kate and Ryan Ford
  • Sarah and Stephen Garrison
  • Debra Gillham
  • Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody P.C./Jill and John McFarland
  • Natasha and Gavin Gray
  • Elizabeth and Gary Gunter
  • Millie and Scott Harper
  • Anne and Michael Harrington
  • Lindsey and Bradfield Heiser
  • Jodi and Rocky Holland
  • Dalia El Bejjani and Mauricio Hong
  • Diana and Stephen Jabour
  • Jocelyn Johnson
  • Nicole and Brian Julian
  • Sandra Wright Kibby
  • Julie and Bruce Knox
  • Catherine Wu and John Lakkis
  • Robyn and Craig Malloy
  • Kathi and Neill Masterson
  • Halliday and John McDonald
  • Leah and Thomas Meunier
  • Wendy and Bruce Nakfoor
  • Gai and Gerry Newkirk
  • Sarah and Tim O'Hara
  • Nina and Jay Patel
  • Johanna and George Peyton
  • Nancy and Don Plattsmier
  • Erin and Michael Portman
  • Kimberly and Barrett Shipman
  • Kristi and Cole Simmons
  • Holly and Michael Singletary
  • Audrey Yu-Speight and Evan Speight
  • Hillarey and Ryan Squires
  • Anitra and Price St. Hilaire
  • Sarah Wheat and Tim Staley
  • Marissa and Stephen Tarleton
  • Marie and Barth Timmermann
  • Becky and James Urhausen
  • Anonymous


  • Fresa's Chicken al Carbon
  • Katie Kime Henry
  • Diana and Stephen Jabour
  • Katie and Jordan Jaffe
  • Kurant Events
  • Ride Austin
  • Tito's Handmade Vodka
powered by finalsite