A Night United 2024: Building a stronger Central Texas, woven together by community

United Way for Greater Austin’s 6th annual A Night United brought together more than 400 guests who filled the room with generosity and connection to celebrate 100 years serving our community and continue weaving together a more prosperous community for all.

As we lay the foundation for our next 100 years, we build upon a century of wisdom and innovation for a rapidly changing world. United Way stands as a beacon, striving to create a vibrant, thriving community where everyone in Greater Austin has access to high-quality early care and education and life-changing resources.

A Night United built on that heartfelt promise. Thanks to the generous support of many, we raised more than $500,000 to help provide all Central Texans with opportunities to thrive.


At the event, guests had the opportunity to purchase a Golden Ticket to win a trip to Portugal, Belize, or the Virgin Islands. Guests also had the chance to bid on several fantastic auction packages including a package for sports enthusiasts and tickets to see Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour in New Orleans.

During the cocktail reception that kicked off A Night United, guests left their imprint by tying a ribbon to an art installation, which will be on display at the former Pease Elementary School, future home to United Way and a high-quality child care center. And throughout the evening, guests walked through a timeline showcasing important milestones in our community and for our organization from the past 100 years.


Special thanks to:

  • Event co-chairs Mollie & Clay Duckworth and Malini & Vim Rajput,
  • Presenting Sponsor Texas Mutual Insurance Company,
  • Changemaker Sponsor Latham & Watkins,
  • Uniter Sponsors ABC Home & Commercial Services, H-E-B, Judy & Patrick Cantilo, Mollie & Clay Duckworth, and Vanessa & Matt Luckie,
  • Austin Mayor Kirk Watson,
  • poets Christopher Brown and Savannah Marie,
  • parenting student Isabella Saenz, and 
  • all of our generous sponsors and table hosts.


As United Way client and parenting student Isabella said at A Night United,United Way’s support allowed me to continue my academic education and gave me a glimmer of hope that I can be a successful individual, whatever that looks like to me. I want to thank all of you for giving me this chance and investing in me when I didn’t know I could invest in myself.

Through championing the collective power of gathering and giving to strengthen our community, we can reach our vision of a Central Texas where everyone, including young women like Isabella, has opportunities to thrive.

A Night United featured words of heartfelt inspiration from all speakers. CEO David C. Smith said, “We need an organization that believes when we come together there is no hurdle too high and nothing we can’t accomplish. We know that far too many of us don’t have access to education, loving family support, anyone who can help us dream beyond our current reality… And too many of us don’t even have the basics: the security of a roof over our head or enough food. We invite you to think bigger with us, to create opportunity, and to be that tapestry of support that never ends for thousands of our neighbors as we celebrate 100 years of service, and look ahead to many years to come.

Didn’t have a chance to attend or give at A Night United? It’s not too late – when you donate to United Way, you help break the cycle of economic inequality in Central Texas by harnessing the power of a collaborative community for lasting change.

Help us reach our stretch goal of $550,000 by donating today.

View photos from the event and check out photo booth photos.

To learn more about our impactful work, check out our latest Impact Report and see what a century of change looks like.


Thank you to our A Night United sponsors and table hosts for their generous support!


Presenting sponsor

Texas Mutual Logo


Changemaker Sponsor



Uniter Sponsors

Convener Sponsors

Partner Sponsors

Table Hosts

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