The Teresa Lozano Long Hispanic Alliance Founders Circle is a committed group of donors who supported The Hispanic Alliance with a generous donation of $1,500 or more in our early years of operation. These visionary Austin philanthropists helped realize Teresa Lozano Long's dream that Austin's Hispanic Community would truly become a part of the arts scene in this thriving and diverse city. 


Sergio and Carolina Alcocer

David Booth

Courtney Brock

Francisco & Graciela Cigarroa

Tito & Tere Salas de Vidaurri

Erin Defosse

Ian Dicke

Fowler Law Firm

Jastrow Foundation


Weber Family Foundation

Burdine Johnson Foundation

Glimmer of Hope Foundation

The Long Foundation

Terri and Malcolm Harris

Elisabetta Horvath

Zuniga Investments

Alejandro and Roberta Junco

Pat  Keating

Joe and Teresa Lozano Long

Kate Lowery

Eduardo and Lore Margain

Whole Foods Market

Jack and Patsy Martin

Rosalba Ojeda

Monica Peraza

Egda Ruelas

Hector de Jesus and Judy Ruiz

James and Ingrid Taylor

Malcom and Teresa Vilasenor Harris



The Leadership Circle is an exclusive group of donors helping us fulfill Mrs. Long’s vision to transform lives, transform families and transform communities through access to arts education and entrepreneurial mentorship. Leadership Circle Members from within the past year are listed.



$20,000 and above

ASK Foundation

Joe and Teresa L. Long

The Long Foundation







$10,000 - $19,999


Jack and Patsy Martin

Piasa Group

The Roy F. & Joann Cole Mitte Foundation

Sharon Watkins



$5,000 - $9,999

Erin and Boone Almanza

Bendon Anthony

Ferrari of Austin

Baker Botts LLP

Tu Familia

Richard Hartgrove and Gary Cooper

Kenneth Jastrow

Whole Foods Market

Wilson Roofing

Marc and Carolyn Seriff

John Wotowicz






$2,500 - $4,999

UT Austin College of Fine Arts

Almanza Blackburn Dickie & Mitchell LLP

Brian Cooper

Seton Family Healthcare

Mary Ann and Andrew Heller

Elias Hermida-Galindo

Southwest Key Programs

Lonnie Limon

Daniel Marcos

Neiman Marcus

Georgeann McRaven

Lucy Nazro

Diana Resnik

Focus Strategies

Venus and Bill Strawn

Tito and Tere Salas Vidaurri

Carlos Zaffirini




Rick Akin

Manuel Alverdi

Charles Barnett

Hester Capital Management

Gary Cooper

Eric Cooper

Barry Kahn

Ann Kasper

Suzon Spiller Kemp

Julia Marsden

JP Morgan Chase

Eugene Sepulveda and Steven Tomlinson

Deanna Serra

Ken Shifrin

Gabriela Vivanco




Each year, the most talented chefs and amazing restaurants from Austin and beyond come together to help create one of the premier culinary galas in the country. Our deepest gratitude to the generous chefs of the Authentic Mexico Gala.


Daniel Brooks - Licha’s Cantina - Austin TX

Roberto Espinosa - Tacodeli - Austin TX

Tita Jolliffe - Tita Jolliffe Catering - Austin TX

Kristine Kittrell - Weather Up - Austin TX

Rick Lopez - La Condesa - Austin TX

Jeff Martinez - Alcomar - Austin TX

Roberto Santibañez- Chef/Owner of Fonda - New York City

Ryan Shields - Bullfight - Austin TX

Juliann Stoddart - Parkside Projects - Austin TX

Kevin Taylor - ATX Cocina - Austin TX

Sharon Watkins - Che Zee American Bistro - Austin TX