25th Annual KickAss Awards


25th Annual Kick Ass Awards

October 7, 2019

Cocktail Hour at 5pm, Dinner and Program at 6pm

St. David’s Episcopal Church – Bethell Hall, 301 E. 8th St. 78701

Sponsor the Kick Ass Awards!


Lantana Sponsorship – $1,000
Bluebonnet Sponsorship – $500
Sunflower Sponsorship – $250
Primrose Sponsorship – $125

General Admission Tickets Available

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 Lantana Sponsors

Bluebonnet Sponsors

Sunflower Sponsors

Dayna Blazey, Hon. Nick Chu, Mary Ann Espiritu, Hon. Sally Hernandez, Beth Payan, Karen Watkins

Primrose Sponsors

Aurora Martinez Jones, Amy Meredith, Craig Moore, Deke Pierce, Hon. Sherry Statman, Nancy Williams, Kennon Wooten


KICK ASS AWARD HONOREE

Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch

Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch is the owner of Lincoln-Goldfinch Law. After graduating from law school, Kate received an Equal Justice Works Fellowship in which she served the families detained at the Hutto Detention Center. She currently serves as pro bono liaison for the American Immigration Lawyers Association Texas Chapter and serve on the boards of Casa Marianella and the Civil Rights and Immigration Section of the Austin Bar Association. Kate regularly hosts pro bono trips to the Karnes Family Detention Center where she works to reunite families separated by the Trump Administration. She has appeared on BBC, MSNBC, the New York Times, and National Public Radio as an immigration expert.


KICK ASS AWARD HONOREE

Nelson Linder

Nelson Linder currently serves as the President of the NAACP Austin Branch. The NAACP is one of the oldest, largest, and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. As President of the NAACP, Nelson advocates for civil rights in the Austin community, campaigns for equal opportunity, and conducts voter mobilization. Linder’s most recent advocacy has included confronting police violence, housing accessibility, and equitable city policies.


KICK ASS AWARD HONOREE

Gary Schumann

Gary Schumann is a Founding Partner at Savrick & Schumann and one of Austin’s most well regarded LGBTQ activists. Schumann organizes and hosts countless over-the-top themed house-party fundraisers and meet & greet events for dozens of  local Democrat candidates for diverse offices. His activism does not stop at politics. Schumann is a founder of the LGBT Bar Association, past Chair of the LGBT Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and is the primary organizer of an annual LGBT Scholarship Gala which benefits a student at Texas Law. Schumann is the creator and curator of Austin’s Smallest Park and “Keep Austin Weird” tourist attraction – BEPI Park. Schumann is married to Noel Landuyt, a professor at The University of Texas School of Social Work, who serves as Chair of Aids Services of Austin.