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The Arc of Texas invites you to join us on Thursday, November 2nd at 6 p.m. at The Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas for the annual Leadership & Legacy Awards Dinner. We will be honoring leaders in the state of Texas who champion the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As is our tradition, recognition will be given in the following categories:


of the Year

State Representative
John Raney

Representative John Raney is a true advocate for Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). He diligently fought during this past 85th Legislative Session to advance policies that improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities and transitioned state programs away from paying Texans with I/DD less than minimum wage. We are excited to have Rep. Raney as a partner in ensuring that people with disabilities can break the cycle of poverty and lead independent, fulfilling lives.

of the Year


For over 60 years, WHATABURGER has been deeply committed to supporting their communities. WHATABURGER continues to give back through charitable donations, sponsorships, volunteering – and just doing what is right! Their leadership, management and employees are passionate about helping their co-workers with intellectual and development disabilities. They provide meaningful employment opportunities that build confidence and a sense of accomplishment and community.

Community Partner of the Year

Texas Advocates

Texas Advocates is recognized as the leader in self-advocacy. Texas Advocates has been a tireless partner of The Arc of Texas for more than 30 years. In that time, Texas Advocates has developed exceptional self-advocates who have worked alongside The Arc of Texas achieve our mission throughout the state.



The Arc of Texas will be hosting the Leadership & Legacy at the historic Texas hotel, The Driskill. “Built in 1886 as the showplace of cattle baron Jesse Driskill, The Driskill Hotel remains a legendary landmark in Texas hospitality offering its guests an elite level of luxury accommodations and services for more than a century.

Located in downtown Austin, the iconic and historic hotel is convenient to the best of Austin – including the Texas State Capitol, the Austin Convention Center, Lady Bird Lake, The Long Center for the Arts, Austin City Limits at the Moody Theater, opera, symphony, casual and fine dining, shopping, and Austin’s world famous 6th Street music scene. Known as the Live Music Capital of the World®, Austin is home to almost 200 music venues, many within walking distance of The Driskill.” More info.



General Ticket Admission

*Price for one (1) ticket


Tickets are $150 per person or purchase a table of ten (10) for $1,500.


If you or your company is interested in sponsoring Leadership & Legacy 2017, please contact:


Help The Arc of Texas continue our 67-year legacy of promoting and protecting the rights of our Texas citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We hope that you will join us at Leadership & Legacy 2017.


AMBASSADOR with Private Pre-Event Reception

Two (2) sponsorships available: Jim Hogg Parlor or Chisholm Trail Room for private pre-party. 

  • Private one-hour, pre-event reception room with private cash bar
  • Recognition by emcee
  • Presentor opportunity during awards
  • Complimentary valet parking for five (5) cars
  • Logo on all media and collateral
  • Special signage at private room entry and other onsite signage
  • Two (2) page ad in event program
  • Logo in The Texas Talk e-newsletter for one (1) year − 12 issues
  • Two (2) tables of ten (10) at main event, VIP seating



  • Logo on website event page and event registration page
  • Recognition by emcee
  • One (1) full-page ad in program
  • Onsite signage
  • Logo in The Texas Talk e-newsletter for one (1) year − 12 issues
  • One (1) table of 10, preferred seating


ADVOCATE Tote Bag Sponsor

One (1) sponsorship available

  • Logo on attendee reusable tote bags
  • Recognition by emcee
  • Half-page ad in program
  • Onsite signage
  • Logo in The Texas Talk e-newsletter for one (1) year − 12 issues
  • One (1) table of ten (10)


ADVOCATE Photo Booth Sponsor

  • Signage at event photo booth
  • Logo on printed and digital photos
  • Recognition by emcee
  • Half-page ad in program
  • Onsite signage
  • Logo in The Texas Talk e-newsletter for one (1) year
  • One (1) table of ten (10)


PARTNER Program Sponsor

  • Logo on program back cover and half-page ad in program
  • Recognition by emcee
  • Listing in program
  • Onsite signage
  • One (1) table of ten (10)


SUPPORTER Table Sponsor

  • One (1) table of ten (10)
  • Listing in program


General Sponsorship for Non-Attendees

  • Listing in program

If you or your company is interested in contributing to the Leadership & Legacy 2017’s Silent Auction, please contact:


Every donation helps & makes
a huge difference.

If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation to help support self-advocates’ attendance.


Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here.


Ana & Sergio Martinez

Michaelanne & Bradley Hurst

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