Art of the Gala 2018

Art of the Gala is back and it’s bigger (and better!) than ever.


The annual training day for do-gooders returns on October 23rd with an all-star cast of speakers, ready to inspire and equip nonprofit organizations and leaders.

This year’s Art of the Gala keynote speaker is Austin’s own Grammy nominee and ACM award-winning country music artist, Jack Ingram. Ingram is no stranger to giving back, having founded Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M) with Coach Mack Brown and actor (and Austin legend) Matthew McConaughey. MJ&M has raised nearly $10 million for local children’s charities over the years, and Ingram plans on continuing to invest and empower in philanthropic causes and leaders.

In addition to Jack Ingram, Art of the Gala will also feature a lineup of over 40 noteworthy speakers, including Michael Barnes, Society Editor at the Austin American-Statesman, Sunny Howard, Chief Development Officer for American Red Cross, and Sheena Wilde, Director of Philanthropy for Kendra Scott.

Over 150 attendees from over 100 nonprofit organizations across Texas are expected to attend the event hosted by GivingCity, and they come prepared to learn new fundraising techniques and strategies from the pros. Roundtable discussions and panel topics will include: Building and Managing Volunteer Base, Managing Vendor Relationships, Tips for a Successful Auction, and many more.

These folks #giveadamn, and we like it.

The 2018 Art of the Gala will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at the JW Marriott. Tickets are available here.