Moontower Ball

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Moontower Ball

Celebrating change, illuminating changemakers in our community

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JW Marriott Austin 110 East 2nd Street Austin, TX 78701

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  • 6 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Notley is a catalyst for social innovation with a mission to scale and support businesses, nonprofits, individuals and programs making positive change.

Our annual gala event, the Moontower Ball, will honor Austinites who are driving positive community impact and gather philanthropically minded individuals for an evening of celebration.

Join over 600 nonprofit and grassroots organization staff, social entrepreneurs and philanthropists in one physical space – independent of traditional for-profit and nonprofit silos – in support of fellow leaders who are tackling challenges of today and tomorrow.

During the event, we present Changemaker Awards to leaders helping Austinites thrive through community stewardship, rising leadership, racial justice, affordability, innovation and philanthropy.

2023 Changemaker Award nominees will be announced in the coming months.

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Run of Show

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Cocktail Reception

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Awards Dinner

9:00 PM - 12:00 AM: After Party

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Keynote Speaker

Notley is proud to announce Amanda Nguyen as this year’s keynote speaker!

Amanda Nguyen is the founder of Rise, a 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, and a 2022 TIME Woman of the Year. Amanda’s 2021 viral video ignited a wave of collective action in the anti-Asian hate movement. She made history by drafting and unanimously passing both the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights through the United States Congress and the Survivors' Resolution through the United Nations General Assembly. Amanda’s directorial debut, Everything I Ever Wanted To Tell My Daughter About Men, won Best Feature at the 2022 Cannes Independent Film Festival. She is the lead of Emmy-nominated mini documentary Rise Above by Money Magazine.

She served the White House, Department of State, and NASA, and is currently an Astronaut-Scientist Candidate at the Astronautical Science Institute. Amanda graduated from Harvard University. For her work, Amanda has been named a Heinz Laureate, Forbes 30 Under 30, Foreign Policy 100, Frederick Douglass 100, TIME 100 Next, BBC 100, Marie Claire Woman of the Year.

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