El Buen Logo (35 years)

El Grito Gala

Celebrating 30 Years
of Answering the Call

September 15, 2017 • 7:00PM
7000 Woodhue Drive, Austin, TX

Cocktails + Comida + Comunidad + Gritos +

Our Mission

Commitment to helping Latino and other families in Central Texas lead healthy, productive and secure lives through high-quality and affordable healthcare, education and basic needs services.

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These are times when it’s especially important to live out our values. With the rising fear of immigrants and anyone who is different, El Buen has become more than classrooms and clinics. We are on the front line welcoming all those who aspire and dream.

We’ve been doing it for 30 years, and now, your support is needed more than ever.Iliana Gilman, CEO


7-8 PM
Cocktail Reception

8-10 PM
Dinner curated by Curra’s Grill
Musical entertainment by Adrian Quesada and His El Buen Social Club

Master of Ceremony Ron Oliveira

Award-winning journalist with more than three decades in television news.

Adrian Quesada and His El Buen Social Club

Musical Director
Adrian Quesada

Grammy Award winning musician, composer and producer, Quesada is the co-founder of Grupo Fantasma, Brownout/ Brown Sabbath and Spanish Gold.

Vocalist Corey Baum

Lead singer and songwriter behind country band Croy & the Boys and garage/punk/country band Dumb, and as part of Mayor Adler’s “ATX6,” playing gigs in France, Japan, and Germany.

Vocalist Vanessa
del Fierro

Began her musical career in her native San Antonio when she founded Las Coronelas, an all-female mariachi band that tours and performs across the U.S.

DJ Chorizo Funk

Austin native DJ Chorizo Funk combines his passion and skill to blend genres and styles and get audiences on their feet. He is a member of Peligrosa, the longest running Latin dance party in Texas and co-founder of Body Rock ATX.

Percussionist/Vocalist Jose Galeano

Grupo Fantasma “ringmaster”, Grammy-award winner and two-time nominee. Did we mention his uncle is “Chepito” Areas from the original Santana band?

bassist Greg Gonzalez

Grammy-award winning bassist, musician and songwriter who co-founded Grupo Fantasma and its “spinoffs,” Brownout/Brown Sabbath and Money Chica.

Vocalist/Percussionist Alex Marrero

Capital Metro riders recognize Marrero as the “official voice of Austin’s transit” — music lovers know him for his bravado. He’s lead singer of Brownout/Brown Sabbath and has performed with The Bodeans, Darden Smith, Carrie Rodriguez, and more.

Accordion/keyboard Michael Ramos

Grammy-winning producer and composer who has toured and recorded with John Mellencamp, Patty Griffin, Paul Simon, Kris Kristofferson and more.

Host Committee

The Rt. Rev. Dena Harrison
James Aldrete
Christine Aubrey
Bob & Margy Ayres
Jaime Beaman
Vickie Blumhagen
The Rev. Miles & Ashley Brandon
Jennifer Cawley
Nora Comstock
Malcolm Cooper

Manuel Escobar
Ross Moody
Eileen Garcia
Esther Garcia
Xio Goss
Laura Longoria
Tom Manley
Elena Marks
The Rev. Chad McCall
Merrilee & Pittman McGehee
Rosie Mendoza

Lucy Nazro
Ron Oliveira
Robin and Gene Shepherd
Lydia Soldano
Celeste & Adrian Quesada
Iliana de la Vega
Amy Young, M.D.
Luis H. Zayas, Ph.D.
William Zeitz
Iliana Gilman, CEO

Gala Sponsors

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