Wednesday, April 12th 2023
6:00 pm – 9:00pm


The Austin Disaster Relief Network’s Spring Gala celebrates the hope that overcomes every disaster and benefits our mission to bring hope into crisis. Enjoy dinner surrounded by our great state’s history, connect with others who share your passion for restoring lives, be inspired by disaster survivors and leaders who’ve seen the power of hope in action, and come away with treasures from our silent and live auctions.

You’ll also come away with a renewed hope of your own when you see the impact of a united Church in action in our community. Join us and invest in practical and tangible hope through this network of local churches and other partners committed to caring for our neighbors when disaster strikes.


DOORS OPEN  6:00 pm

DINNER  7:00 pm


The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 Congress Avenue, Austin TX

Free Parking

DRESS CODE  Dressy Casual




Candy Coburn is an Austin, Texas singer-songwriter and touring artist. With her deep Southern rock and gospel roots, Candy has shared some of the biggest stages across the country with talents like the Marshall Tucker Band, Zac Brown Band, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Luke Bryan and many others.

Candy’s live performances always serve up an infectious concoction of her signature style: Southern Rockin’ Gospel Soul, along with what she calls a “joy bomb of big love!” With Southern Kentucky roots, a Texas twang and a messy Americana story that resembles a real-life country song, Candy will light up your soul and warm your heart.

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Braylon Harris


Executive Director, SWLA Responds

Braylon Harris
Executive Director of Southwest Louisiana Responds (SWLA)

Braylon Harris serves the Lake Charles, LA community as a leader in disaster response and as the Senior Pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. As the top executive for SWLA, he leads a diverse coalition of churches to respond to crisis and serve families impacted by disasters. SWLA has walked with Lake Charles residents through four FEMA-declared disasters in the last two years, including two major hurricanes (Laura and Delta).


Dwight Bailey Jr., PhD


Dwight Bailey Jr., PhD

The Rev. Dr. Dwight Bailey, Jr. is the Interim Executive Director of Austin Disaster Relief Network, and first joined the ADRN team as a consultant in 2021. He is an ordained minister and pastor, serving in vocational ministry for over 28 years and currently mentors new pastors at New Life Church in Georgetown, TX together with his wife, Jeanine.

Dwight holds a Ph.D. in Business Management with a specialization in Leadership and Organizational Change, and provides business consulting services through his company DBJDevelopments, LLC. He is the proud father of two sons, Dwight and William, and loves partnering in the Austin Metroplex for the advancement of the gospel.



Join us for our live auction, hosted by Auctioneer Jay Fiske. 

A Nationally recognized Benefit Auctioneer and Consultant, Mr. Fiske has developed a premier reputation by providing auctioneering and auction consulting services for organizations, from the Arthritis Foundation of Washington to Zonta International, through Northwest Benefit Auctions for many years. He is regularly called upon to train auction committees in the techniques which increase auction yields, while maintaining a fun-filled environment required for a successful benefit auction.

Click here for a preview of the auction items, with more to come!
All proceeds benefit the mission of ADRN.


The Museum floor will be open for visitation during the event. For more information about the current exhibits, visit

Thank You to Our Sponsors



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Copyright 2009-2023 Austin Disaster Relief Network, ADRN, Austin, Texas. All rights reserved.



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