GRACE Staff Celebrate the Christmas Holidays
GRACE's Director, Danalynn Recer, hosted her annual Christmas dinner, complete with a 14lb turkey and enough food to keep the office going for a week.
Danalynn was aided by a band of willing interns to prepare the feast...
GRACE Thanks its Steadfast Donors
GRACE hosted a cupcake event to say thank you to all its steadfast donors for their support over the year.
GRACE Annual Benefit a Success!
The 2009 GRACE Annual Benefit was a tremendous success. We received more donations than ever before. Thanks to all those who came and supported us, those who donated silent auction items and volunteered, and everyone who couldn't join us but sent donations. GRACE would not exist without your support.
Silent Auction Items included paintings from local artists, gift certificates, and even a pinata.
Beer was provided by St. Arnold's Brewery.
Fajitas were provided by Los Cucos.
A mariachi band entertained our guests.
Archbishop Fiorenza said a benediction to begin the evening.
Danalynn Recer, Executive Director of GRACE, presented Judge Jennine Barr with the Fragile Gavel Award.
The Judge Jay Burnett Fragile Gavel Award, recognizing courage in the fair administration of justice. Click here to read more about the award.
Guests Carmen Laffey, Misty Graham, and Sonja Rafeet.
Sam Millsap, former Bexar County District Attorney, spoke about how his experiences have made him reexamine his views on the death penalty, and the future of the death penalty. ,
Dick Burr, GRACE board member, called on all attendees to support GRACE however they can. Click here to find out how you can help.
Mandy Welch speaks about the importance of GRACE's work.
Many of our friends attended, including members of the Mexican consulate, attorneys, and judges.
People listened to the mariachi band play a few more songs and made last minute bids on the silent auction items.
A few even danced a little.