The Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas 2019 Austin Annual Dinner and Cocktails for a Cause After Party was held on Saturday, November 9th. Chaired by Yvonne Massey Davis, this lively night welcomed nearly 800 new and existing supporters.
This year’s Annual Dinner was both motivating and inspiring with a conversation between PPFA’s Board Chair, Aimee Boone Cunningham and two-time Emmy-nominated actress and Emmy-winning producer, advocate Laverne Cox.
Following the Austin Annual Dinner, the evening amped up with dancing, drinks, desserts, and a one-of a kind drag show performance.
This event has raised nearly $900,000. Donating today will help support essential healthcare and health education services to women, men, and young people who rely on Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.DONATE TODAY
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.
15th Annual Robbie and Tom Ausley Leadership Award Recipient:
A longtime community advocate, Mandy Dealey has been active in community and other organizations, having chaired the boards of Planned Parenthood of Austin, Preservation Austin, the Texas Lyceum and the Austin Area Mental Health Association. Also, she has served as a board member of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Austin Community Foundation, the Girls Scouts, PeopleFund, the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Austin Lyric Opera. A graduate of Leadership Austin’s Essential Class 1985-1986, she also served on the board 2008-2010. In addition, she graduated from Leadership Texas and Leadership America.
In addition to these non-profit organizations, Mandy Dealey has also been actively involved in city and county endeavors for over thirty years. She has served on the Austin Arts Commission, the 1993 Charter Revision Task Force, the Austin/Travis County Indigent Health Care Task Force, the Waterfront Overlay Task Force, the Downtown Commission and the Planning Commission.
Currently, she serves on the Advisory Council of the Harry Ransom Center, the board of the James Dick Foundation/Festival Institute at Round Top, Texas. In addition, she is the board chair of KMFA-Classical Radio and president of Town and Gown Club. She is also a member of the Philosophical Society of Texas.
She is married to the adorable Michael Kentor and is the proud mother of Christopher Dealey.
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