(Community Matters) Tonight, Graham Reynolds will perform his Duke Ellington show, Duke! The Golden Arm Trio plays Ellington. FuseBox late night venue – Spider House Art Authority (11:30 @ 2908 Fruth Street – northeast corner of Guadalupe & 29th). Wouldn’t miss it to save my gay koi!
I enjoyed visiting with Graham’s manager, John Riedie, last night.
Pics from last night:
PeopleFund’s East Night – PeopleFund is a community development bank. We loan money to business entrepreneurs creating jobs and wealth in low to moderate income communities. It’s not microfinance. Our loans are $20k to $200k, and we require identifiable sources of repayment. We do consider community benefits (jobs & renovation of dilapidated real estate) in addition to traditional credit underwriting. We have also created a landbank – PeopleTrust – which provides affordable housing for Austinites (including managing affordable housing for the Robert Mueller Development). And, we’ve learned intellectual capital is as critical as financial capital. We typically partner business mentors with our borrowers.
Rhonda Dirvin, Bryan Jones & John Dirvin
Rhonda & John Dirvin (Partner & COO, Austin Ventures) have been longtime and generous supporters of PeopleFund. Bryan Jones (CEO, Moximity) is a PeopleFund board member and an important young member of Austin’s entrepreneurial community.
Tanya, Ann, Tommy, Barbra
& Barbra Boeta
are PeopleFund lenders. Ann Taylor (Applied’s Steve Taylor’s other half)
has come on as our new Director of Community Outreach. Tom Meredith & the Meredith
family are among PeopleFund’s most generous supporters – financial & otherwise.
Margo, Francis & Perla
is Executive Director and well known nationally as well as in Austin for her work in economic development for low & moderate income citizens. Francie Ferguson
is a PeopleFund board member, the founder of Foundation Communities and serves as a director of NeighborWorks real estate programs. Pearla Cavazos
is running against Chris Riley
for Austin City Council (I like Pearla & am supporting Chris Riley this round)
Not pictured, our board chair, Jack McDonald. Jack & I just missed each other; he was driving in from a day of campaigning for Congress (Texas 10th District) in Houston.
Run, don’t walk. Reggie Watts is one of the FuseBox Festival performances you DO NOT WANT TO MISS.
Forced Entertainment’s Spectacular (FuseBox Festival)
Honestly, I didn’t get it – but some others did and laughed outloud – including three of my guests, Rick O’Donnell, Kevin Witcher & Michael Mitchell (some). Tim McCabe and I snuck out for drinks after about an hour.
Late Night at the US Art Authority – aka Spider House Annex (FuseBox Festival)
Heybale played at the Late Night Venue last night. And, from the number of two steppers on the dance floor, I’d say they are quite popular.
Shobie Partos & Michael Mitchell
(Community Matters) Can’t say enough good about last night’s Reggie Watts performance. He was even better this year than last.
Forced Entertainment’s Spectacular? Well, I never really got Monty Python either.
PeopleFund’s East Night – stopped by prior to FuseBox. Well attended at Mexican American Cultural Center. Caught up with Margo Weisz, Rhonda & John Dirvin, Byran Jones, Tom Meredith, Steve Taylor – Jack McDonald arriving as I had to leave. Janet Harman was being honored this year.
pics of evening forthcoming