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Saturday, November 9, 2019


Hilton Austin

500 E. 4th Street | Austin, TX 78701

Annual Dinner Chair:

Yvonne Massey Davis

Cocktails for a Cause After Party Chair:

Nicole Gewinner

Join us this Fall as we combine two of Austin’s signature events for Planned Parenthood into one spectacular evening. Funds raised will be used to help provide essential healthcare and health education services to women, men, and young people who rely on Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas. 

The night will be filled with motivating and inspiring dialogue by two-time Emmy-nominated actress and Emmy-winning producer, advocate Laverne Cox. A trans woman of color, who is breaking boundaries ad making history.

Following the Austin Annual Dinner, we’ll amp up the evening with dancing, drinks, desserts and entertainment at our Cocktails for a Cause After Party, where we'll bring together the current and next generation of PPGT supporters to mix and mingle while continuing to raise funds to enable us to provide our patients trusted, non-judgmental healthcare, No. Matter. What. 


Featured Speaker:

Laverne Cox, Emmy Award Nominated Actress and Emmy Award Winning Producer

With various ‘firsts’ in her already impressive career, the Emmy-nominated actress, documentary film producer and prominent equal rights advocate, Laverne Cox, continues to make history in her career and significant strides in her activism. Debuting on the scene in the groundbreaking role of Sophia Burset, in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series “Orange is The New Black,” Laverne is the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show.

Laverne has earned numerous honors and awards for her work and advocacy.  She is the first out trans person to be featured on the cover of TIME Magazine and Cosmopolitan, the first openly trans person to be nominated for an Emmy in an acting category...twice... and to have a wax figure at Madame Tussauds. She holds two Screen Actors Guild Awards for her work with the ensemble of "Orange is the New Black". She's the first transgender person to win a daytime Emmy for producing the documentary "Laverne Cox Presents The T Word"

An advocate with an empowering message of moving beyond gender expectations to live more authentically, she has also been named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people, one of Glamour magazine’s 2014 Women of the Year, one of The Grio's 100 Most Influential African Americans, among other accolades.

Laverne is currently involved and developing several projects...most notably a documentary entitled DISCLOSURE : Trans Lives On Screen

As she continues to be a major voice driving transgender awareness and equality, Laverne’s message continues to resonate with audiences and drive positive change on a global scale. 

For more information contact our Events Team at 214-302-8382 or 

email [email protected].