A Celebration of Love & Children (4)

An Evening to Remember

Transforming Lives at Respite Care of San Antonio

celebrating 35 years!-3

We would like to invite you to celebrate with us at Respite Care’s Celebration of Love & Children! Enjoy an evening of incredible success stories, learn more about the unique services Respite Care is offering in the community, and be one of the first to hear about what we are planning for the future!

DATE: Thursday, October 12th, 2023
LOCATION: The Witte Museum, Dawson Family Hall
ADDRESS: 3801 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
TIME: 6PM to 9PM

We guarantee this will be an evening to remember!

Enjoy the convenience of traveling to the beautiful Witte Museum in Alamo Heights with car-to-door service and valet parking for all of our guests. Gala check-in is a breeze in the brand-new Dawson Family Hall.

Delight in the delicious passed hors d'oeuvres and open bar while enjoying the panoramic views of the historic San Antonio River and Broadway corridor. Peruse the silent and live auctions and bring home a surprise from the wine pull. Before our program, all guests will sit down to a three-course meal.

This year, we are honoring Claire Cavender McNab, who is not only a champion for women in the auto industry but is an incredibly active volunteer in San Antonio who stewards and truly embodies the mission of Respite Care.

  • Honoring

    Claire Cavender McNab

    Claire Cavender McNab is employed in her Cavender Auto Family dealerships as the Partnership and Outreach Coordinator and has worked in various roles over the years in her family business. In her current role, she conducts new hire orientation, additional employee relations matters including employee appreciation actions, events, and community outreach opportunities. The Cavender Auto Family currently encompasses over 18 dealerships in Texas and Oklahoma.

    Claire currently serves on the Cavender Auto Family Foundation Board, Development Committee for the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, and is a Board of Trustee for the Texas Biomedical Forum. She has served on committees for the Southwest School of Art, McNay Art Museum, The Contemporary at Blue Star, the DoSeum Children’s Museum, and Ballet of San Antonio and is active with the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, SNIPSA, City Year of San Antonio, Respite Care of San Antonio, and United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County.

    Claire married her high school sweetheart, Easton McNab, in 2018 and in 2021 they were blessed with their beautiful daughter, Isabella. They are also proud fur parents to their two Maltese/ Shih Tzus Hadley and Harper!

  • Host Committee

    Rick & Suzanne Cavender
    Mary Ellen & Steven Archer

Sponsorships & Tickets

celebrating 35 years!-3

Note: All sponsorship levels include recognition if provided by Friday, September 2


Platinum Sponsor


Premier seating for eight (8)
Name recognition in program
                         Emcee recognition                                    Five (5) dedicated social media posts                              to an audience of 2.2K                         A curated volunteer opportunity for your business/organization


Gold Sponsor


Preferred seating for eight (8)
Name recognition in program
                         Emcee recognition                                       Four (4) dedicated social media posts         to an audience of 2.2K


Silver Sponsor


Priority seating for eight (8)
Name recognition in program
                           Emcee recognition                                        Three (3) dedicated social media posts         to an audience of 2.2K


Bronze Sponsor


Seating for eight (8)
               Name recognition in program                        Two (2) dedicated social media posts         to an audience of 2.2K


Patron Sponsor


Seating for eight (8)
               Name recognition in program                        One (1) dedicated social media posts         to an audience of 2.2K

Individual Tickets


Please call or email to inquire about availablity.

Download our Sponsorship/Ticket Form here.

Please make checks payable to:
Respite Care of San Antonio

Mail to:
Respite Care of San Antonio
ATTN: Gala 2023
P.O. Box 12633
San Antonio, TX 78212

To pay online with a credit card, click here. You will be redirected to a registration form where you will be able to select your chosen sponsorship package and/or ticket(s).

Or call us at (210) 737-1212

ATTIRE: Business Professional

OTHER INFORMATION: Guests with questions or any concerns with dietary restrictions should contact Zoe Reusser at (210)737-1212 or at [email protected]




celebrating 35 years!-3

This year's LIVE AUCTION will be led once again by the legendary Tom T-Bone Bounds! One of the most exciting moments of the evening, T-Bone will entertain and delight as you have an opportunity to bid on exclusive items and experiences!


This year's SILENT AUCTION is planned to be bigger and better than ever! Grab a cocktail from the open bar, peruse the many packages, and come home with a new treasure!

If you are interested in donating an item or experience to our LIVE or SILENT auction this year, please download this form or contact Zoe Reusser at (210) 737-1212 or [email protected].

By donating, you help support general operations for the only licensed 24/7 Residential Children's Home in Texas dedicated to caring for abused and neglected children with special needs and complex medical conditions. The gala also raises funds to provide day/night out sessions and developmental childcare with nursing care for children requiring daily medical treatments.

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