Toast of the Town Invitation

Thank you to our amazing sponsors and guests for helping us reach our Toast of the Town goal for 2018! Click the link to view party descriptions from this past season.

Toast of the Town is our signature series of unique parties and special events at some of the most exceptional homes and venues in Central Texas. Bringing together engaging people, places and experiences every spring, Toast of the Town is the talk of the town.

The celebrated series is a fundraising drive for the St. David’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship Fund. St. David’s Foundation Community Fund matches two-to-one all Toast of the Town contributions, resulting in three dollars toward a health-related scholarship for every dollar donated. In 2017 alone, Toast of the Town helped fund 57 scholarships.


Toast of the Town 2018 underwriting sponsorships are available at several levels. Sponsors receive a range of benefits for their gifts. See the benefits chart for details.

Benefits Chart

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Toast Concierge

Toast Concierge is our VIP service for sponsors, hosts and ticket holders. To learn more and get updates, sign up for email.

Cassie Bale, Chair
Lesa Rossick, Vice Chair

2018 Committee

Cassie Bale, Chair | Lesa Rossick, Vice Chair

Kathlene Crist
Kathy Farley
Tobie Funte
Katherine Gallagher
Lilliana Ruiz Garcia
Robert Godwin
Allyson Hale
Blake Holman
Chandra Hosek
JK Baxter Hunt

Sandra Jarman
Wendy Kratzer
Jaynee Lancaster
Renata Marsilli
Jennene Mashburn
Laurée Moffett
Julie Niedert
Deborah O’Connell, M.D.
Frances Pearce
Cindy Peel
Jinous Rouhani

Meghan Slover
Maya Payne Smart
Heidi Marquez Smith
Katie Starley
Kristin Stephens
Mary Katherine Stout
Venus Strawn
Dinah Street
Jessica Taylor
Kathy Taylor
Ellen Troxclair

St. David's Neal Kocurek Scholarships

Created to carry forward the visionary leadership of the late Dr. Neal Kocurek, the longtime President and CEO of St. David’s Foundation, these scholarships help to educate the next generation of health care professionals. All Toast of the Town gifts go toward this program.

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Scenes from Preludes and Accolades 2018

Shelly Ruff, Vic Dessireddi, Peter Ruff, Melanie Belt, Jennifer Dessireddi

Cassie Bale, Kristin Fearday, Catherine McNeese, Ashley Kapono

Neal Kocurek Scholars with Dean Johnston

Joe A. & Lilliana Garcia, Hillery Stephens & Ted Karam

Cindy Greenwood, Randy & Kathy Taylor