Tribute Gala, Presented by Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute & St. David’s HealthCare

Friday, August 25th, 2017
JW Marriott Austin, 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701


The Tribute Gala is a dinner event celebrating the riders’ journey and their return to Austin. The Gala includes dinner, music, silent and live auctions, and more. Come be inspired by the riders’ journey and help support future Texas 4000 programming.

2017 Tribute tickets are now available. Please contact with any questions about this event.

Tribute Sponsorship

Tribute Gala FAQ

Where do I park for the event?
The JW Marriott is offering a reduced parking rate of $25 per car for valet and $15 per car for self-parking. If guests want to self-park, the garage is on the Brazos Street side. Here is a map of alternative parking locations in the area.

I’m coming from out of town and need a place to stay.
We recommend staying at the JW Marriott Austin where the event will take place. We have a very limited room block available for Friday, August 25th. Please reference the Texas 4000 Tribute Gala when making your reservation to receive a rate of $199 per night (available for Friday night only). Reservations can be made by calling (512) 474-4777.

How do I get tickets for the VIP Reception?
VIP Reception tickets are only available through event sponsorship.

What is the attire?
As the event is on Friday night, please feel free to come dressed in your work attire. However, if you’ve got the time, dress to the nine! We suggest cocktail attire. Short or long dresses for women; sport coats or suits for men – ties are optional, whatever your style & taste! To see what guests have worn in previous years, please scroll down this page to the event photos section and feel free to peruse.

Are there vegetarian options for the dinner?
Yes, vegetarian meals are available upon request. Just let your server know that you’re a vegetarian and they’ll bring you the vegetarian meal.

I can’t make it but I still want to make a donation.
Sorry we will miss you this year. You can donate here and note “2017 Tribute Donation” in the comments section. Thanks in advance for your support!

Event Photos

View Tribute Gala Photos

2017 Tribute Committee

Brandi Horne, Event Chair & Auction Co-Chair
Sarah Beauregard, VIP Chair
Allyie Carberry
Jessica Dickman, Event Planner, CLINK
Daniella Ericson, Event Planner, CLINK
Tanya Fenderbosch, Auction Co-Chair
Mercedes Frost, Merchandise Chair
Eric Hare, Sponsorship Chair
Cynthia Mendoza
Bridget Schatte
Ashley Schlosser, Design Chair
Denise Silverman, Event Planner, CLINK
Talia VanderVelden

Thank you for your tireless work in planning the 2017 Tribute Gala!