March-April 2010

Third Annual Champions for Justice event to honor Carol Vance

Jennifer Vitera

TDCAF Development Director in Austin

A frightened child whose life will be forever changed by the acts of an abuser, a grieving family trying to cope with the loss of a loved one taken from them by a drunk driver, and an elderly widow defrauded by an identity thief. Each of these victims desperately needs a champion, someone to stand up for them and seek justice on their behalf. For the better part of two decades as the district attorney in Harris County, Carol Vance was that champion.

In the three short years that the Foundation has been up and running, we have established a solid footing and are realizing our potential in bringing training and services to Texas prosecutors for the benefit of the State. In addition to that, we also recognize legendary Texas prosecutors at a Champions for Justice Event in their communities—which brings us to Carol Vance. The TDCAF will host its third Annual Champions for Justice Event on April 22, at the home of Gene and Astrid Van Dyke in Houston.

We are inviting TDCAA members to be a part of this event by making a contribution in honor of Carol Vance. Please show your support and appreciation for all that he has done for Harris County and beyond.

Tickets for this reception are $50 each, and sponsorship levels are $10,000 for Platinum, $5,000 for Gold, $2,500 for Sterling, and $1,000 for Bronze. Order tickets or make a contribution in Mr. Vance’s honor by visiting www.tdcaf .org or by contacting me at 512/474-2436 or vitera@tdcaa .com. We hope to see you there!

Thank you to our TDCAA members, TDCAA’s Board of Directors, and TDCAF’s Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee for their continued support of the foundation. We will kick off our 2010 Annual Campaign in the next couple of months so keep an eye out for more information.