Good Apple Dinner

2016 Good Apple Dinner Honoring David Beck

On November 17, Texas Appleseed hosted our annual Good Apple Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel, honoring David J. Beck. It was an exciting time to host — during a milestone year, the 20th Anniversary of the founding of Texas Appleseed. We were proud to honor David not only as one of the best trial lawyers in the country, but as someone who does just as much outside of the courtroom. His efforts to make our community better, advance educational opportunities for young people, and strengthen Texas' legal profession are among the many reasons why Texas Appleseed honored him with our J. Chrys Dougherty Good Apple Award.

Texas Appleseed also honored two organizations with Pro Bono Leadership Awards. Baker Botts L.L.P. partnered with Texas Appleseed to create Texas versions of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Managing Someone Else's Money guides. These guides explain fiduciary responsibilities to those who have been appointed to oversee finances for a vulnerable person who no longer has the ability to manage their money independently. Texas Appleseed also honored Open Austin  an organization of volunteer coders that use web design and open data to improve quality of life in Austin  for an entire year of pro bono work on designing a "school-to-prison pipeline" website for sharing resources with students, parents, and partner organizations.

Honorees

David J. Beck

Host Committee

Event Co-Chairs
George Butts • Charles W. Matthews • Harry M. Reasoner

Committee Members

Sponsorship Levels:

Champion Advocate Benefactor Patron
$25,000 $15,000 $10,000 $5,000 SOLD OUT

Estimated Fair Market Value: $2,000

Premier seating for 20

Estimated Fair Market Value: $1,500

Premium seating for 15

 Estimated Fair Market Value: $1,000

Preferred seating for 10

Estimated Fair Market Value: $1,000

Seating for 10

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Special thanks to this year's good apple sponsors

CHAMPIONS

CITIZENS 1ST BANK • H-E-B

ADVOCATES

KING & SPALDING • VINSON & ELKINS LLP

BENEFACTORS

AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD  LLP

BAKER BOTTS L.L.P. • BECK REDDEN LLP • CANTILO & BENNETT L.L.P.

DAVIS, CEDILLO & MENDOZA, INC.• EDNA & GEORGE BUTTS / DLA PIPER LLP (US)

EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION • HAYNES AND BOONE,LLP 

JEFFERSON CANO / ALEXANDER DUBOSE JEFFERSON & TOWNSEND LLP

JONES DAY / MANN TINDEL AND THOMPSON • KYLE & JOHN KIRKSEY

MCKOOL SMITH • GINNI & RICHARD MITHOFF • NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT

REGINA ROGERS • SAYLES WERBNER P.C. / WARD, SMITH & HILL, PLLC

SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP • SUSMAN GODFREY LLP & BARRY BARNETT & MARK WAWRO

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS LAW SCHOOL FOUNDATION / 

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SCHOOL OF LAW 

PAT VILLAREAL & TOM LEATHERBURY

PATRONS

BRACEWELL LLP • HON. KENT CAPERTON / PIRKEY BARBER PLLC

DEBRA & E. LEON CARTER • DENNIS DUFFY • CHERYL & JIM GEORGE

GIBBS & BRUNS LLP • GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP

GOLDSTEIN, GOLDSTEIN & HILLEY / LONNY D. MORRISON, ATTORNEY AT LAW

RUSTY HARDIN • HARTLINE DACUS BARGER DREYER LLP • HUNTON & WILLIAMS LLP

IRELAND, CARROLL & KELLEY, P.C. • SUSIE & KENNY JASTROW • PETER M. KELLY

KELLY HART & HALLMAN LLP • RONALD KRIST / KENNETH TEKELL

LOCKE LORD LLP • JULIE & MIKE LOWENBERG / LOUANN & LARRY TEMPLE

KAREN & CHARLES MATTHEWS • MAYER BROWN LLP • MCGINNIS LOCHRIDGE

SHERRY & GERALD MERFISH • SAMMYE & MIKE A. MYERS

NAVIGANT / SMYSER KAPLAN & VESELKA, L.L.P. / VICTORIA & DAVID SHARP

BETTY SUE & JON NEWTON • SCOTT DOUGLASS & MCCONNICO LLP

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN DIVISION OF DIVERSITY & 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT • THOMPSON & KNIGHT FOUNDATION