Our Legacy – Our Future

On January 30, 1922, twenty-two women met at the historic Driskill Hotel, and under the initiative of Clara Driscoll Sevier, officially organized the 4th oldest table of the Pan American Round Tables.

To honor our Centennial year, we increased our giving to the Austin community and celebrated at a special event.

The Celebration

The centennial celebration was held Sunday, April 24th at The Driskill, where our Table was organized 100 years ago. It was a fabulous event attended by 150 guests. We thank the centennial committee under the direction of Esther Díaz and Amalia Rodríguez-Mendoza for all the hard work over the last year to plan and bring to fruition this celebration. We also thank our sponsors who helped to make our centennial celebration a festive and memorable event. (Photos by Ruben Morales Photography)

Scholarships

Only in 2022, a special 2022 Centennial Scholarship in the amount of two thousand dollars was awarded to Mitty Guerra Memorial Scholarship applicants.

Community Outreach

We have awarded two special grants in honor of our 100th year anniversary. 

  • Two thousand dollars to Casa Marianella to help with their COVID related expenses.
  • Two thousand dollars to Austin Jews for Refugees to help with their work with the Afghan refugees who are being resettled into Austin.

Education Outreach

Six hundred dollars to Rodriguez Elementary School towards the purchase of books for the library.

Peace Pole

Three hundred dollars to purchase and install a Peace Pole during Peace Week, a celebration put on by the United Nations Association of Austin in September 2021. 

Contar Historias

Five hundred dollars towards the publication of a book of stories written by students of the Spanish Creative Writing Initiative at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UT Austin.  Dr. Adriana Pacheco said that “the book will be in Spanish to recognize the importance of protecting their language and to motivate other students to learn, read, and write in the second most widely spoken language in our country.” 

Celebration Sponsorships

PLATINUM LEVEL
Meta Butler Hunt
Julia Mellenbruch
Susan Morehead

In honor of
Janie Gaitán Martínez
Centennial Cosmos

GOLD LEVEL
Anonymous
Candy Lochridge
Janet Roberts

SILVER LEVEL
Nancy Bowles 
Rosalia Castañeda 
Esther Díaz
Carmen Guerra
Carol Hayman
Geraldine Jay 
Marcia Lucas
Naranjo Ewbank Family Foundation
Adriana Pacheco
Amalia Rodríguez-Mendoza
Sylvia Williams
Maria A. Zuniga

BRONZE LEVEL
Diana Ferguson
Laura Gutierrez-Witt
Maline McCalla
Angelita Mendoza-Waterhouse
Phyllis Schenkkan

IN APPRECIATION
Arnosky Family Farms — Texas Specialty Cut Flowers
Briscoe Center for American History
Girl Scout Troop 276
I-Media Strategies
Miss Macaron
Quik Print
The Driskill

A big THANK YOU to all our sponsors