PeopleFund will host their annual economic summit and fundraising event, East Night Summit and Celebration, on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Austin Lumber Company. This year’s summit will focus on the impact of Austin’s arts and cultural industries. Topics of discussion include how to gain access to public and private funding for artists, sustainable business practices, creative partnerships between business and artistic enterprises and much more.
This year’s keynote speaker is Suzi Sosa, of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and the Dell Social Innovation Challenge, as well as moderators and panelists from all walks of our community: Generous Art, Pegasus Planning, Austin Film Society, Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, Capital Metro, Foundation Communities, City of Austin, Austin ISD, Big Medium, E.A.S.T., Alamo Drafthouse, MFI Foundation, Pro Arts Collective and others. Key influencers in content creation were Lisa Byrd of ProArts Collective and Ballet Austin and Ann Graham of Create Austin and Theater Action Project.
Following the summit, PeopleFund will recognize its volunteers, clients, donors and stakeholders.
Since being founded in east Austin in 1994 as Austin Community Development Corporation, PeopleFund’s financial and educational assistance has helped create thousands of jobs and empowered an even greater number of Texans on a path to financial stability and independence. The organization provides small business loans as well as business assistance and education to people with otherwise limited access to such resources.
WHEN: Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 1-8 p.m.
Austin Lumber Company
2415 E. 5th St.
Austin, TX 78702
TICKETS: Summit Ticket (1:30-5:30 p.m.): $35. Celebration Ticket (5:30-8 p.m.): $50. All Day Pass (Summit and Celebration Ticket): $65. Register here.