The Grow the Village Gala is one of our favorite nights of the year – a moment when our community comes together for fellowship, fun and to support foster families in our city and beyond. We love hosting this beautiful event and connecting with those who are passionate about creating brighter futures for children and families in our community.

Join us for dinner and drinks, inspiring guest speakers, silent auction, and an exciting live auction with the Cowboy Auctioneers. It will be an unforgettable evening!

September 29th, 2022 at Canyonwood Ridge in Dripping Springs. Cocktail attire recommended. 

6:00 PM - Cocktail Hour
7:00 PM - Dinner and Program
10:30 PM - Farewell and Raffle winners announced



Jaymi Matranga, MSW

Jaymi has experienced the Child Welfare system from almost every side. She is a former former youth and a current parent (and grandparent!) through birth, foster care, kinship guardianship, and adoption.

Additionally, when she is not at home with her husband caring for teens and toddlers, she is working as a social worker coming alongside of other families in crisis. She is passionate about trauma-informed care, elevating the voices of those with lived experience, and preserving biological family connections when at all possible. Jaymi carries a message of hope, redemption, and belonging.

Overall, her unique perspective and full-circle experiences have become the platform from which she advocates on behalf of vulnerable children, teens, and families.


SaulPaul is a 2x GRAMMY Nominated Musician with a Message. He has also presented 3 TEDx Talks, performed at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and been featured on America’s Got Talent. His life story of transitioning from tragedy to triumph has been told on screen via the documentary Tower to Tower as well as via his memoir Be The Change.

Recognizing an inherent responsibility to give back, SaulPaul founded the SaulPaul Foundation. The SaulPaul Foundation is a launchpad for young people. And a platform for community members to serve as community leaders through acts of kindness, volunteerism and philanthropy.

Most recently, SaulPaul founded Change Water, a socially conscious bottled water company that donates to the local community with each case of water sold.

Whether via art, entrepreneurship or community service, SaulPaul is committed to #BeTheChange.


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