Project Transitions

providing hospice, housing and support for people living with HIV/AIDS 

February Newsletter 2015
 Amplify Your Donation: March 5-6


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We look forward to your participation this year and can't say thank you enough to those who donated last year. 

Join Our Hill Country Ride For AIDS Team: 
"Bike Curious"

You too can join the team that's representing Project Transitions during this year's Hill Country Ride For AIDS on April 25. Andrew Reichert is one of the generous members of PT's team- "Bike Curious." Andrew said he signed up for the team to raise money for a cause that personally touched his life and the lives of so many around him. 

Andrew Reichert
"I ride because this illness decimated my generation of GLBTQ
people at a time when much fear and hatred was preached.  I ride as a counter-voice for love and equality and because HIV/AIDS is still a worldwide pandemic that knows no boundaries of race, creed, gender, sexuality," said Reichert. 

You can make a donation to the team by clicking here or you can  hop on the saddle along side Andrew in April and the rest of our team by clicking here to register as a team member. 

The ride this year will be back along Krausse Springs. All skill levels are welcome to join our team. There are four routes to choose from that range from novice to expert. 

For more information, go to or contact team captain Layne Box at our offices at 512-454-8646, ext 106. 
Community Thank You Event at Top Drawer: March 14
As a big THANK YOU for supporting us during the past year, Project Transitions will host a community event Saturday, March 14 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at our very own Top Drawer Thrift. The store is located on Burnet Road, near North Loop. It provides funding for our programing. The Austin Chronicle even awarded it Best Thrift Store. We will have food, fun and music to thank all of our supporters.
Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are pivotal to the success of Project Transitions. We could never get it all done without our fantastic volunteers. There are many ways to bring your skills to support our clients:

  • Get to know the residents at Doug's House and Roosevelt Gardens by cooking, cleaning, and taking part in the activities.
  • Be part of the most stylish thrift store in Austin by stocking, sorting and selling at Top Drawer.
  • Party down at our many events by setting up, serving and greeting.
  • Help with administrative tasks at our main offices. 

If you're interested, email Linc Allen at 

UPDATE: Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?

We're happy to report: another smashing success for this year's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Nearly 300 people attended the event, which raised more than $50,000 for Project Transitions. 

Check out pictures on our Facebook page. This event was a huge success, in part, to our fabulous sponsors and hosts, including HEB, Susan B. Hammer, and NEST Modern

We are already busy planning next year's event. Stay tuned for more details.

Board of Directors

Matthew Albertson
Craig Davis
Jeffrey A. Early
Bob Garza
Cindy Goldman
Blair Hodgkins
Michael Pizzutti
Thomas H. Smith, MD


Executive Director

Client Services Director

Finance Director

Development Director

Communications Director 

Volunteer Manager
Grants Manager
Diana Dobson
Events Coordinator 

Tom Thompson
Administrative Assistant 

Hospice Coordinator
Housing Coordinator
Housing Specialist

Program Coordinator 

Top Drawer Thrift
Store Manager

We'd like to welcome
Andr�s & Linc 
to our team!

Andr�s Araiza is the new communications director. He has a decades worth of experience as a television journalist, working across Texas and California. Andr�s is finishing his Ph.D. in journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. He also teaches class at UT, examining racism, sexism and homophobia in the media. 

As our communications director, Andr�s will manage internal and external communications. He's excited to lead the effort to redesign and redevelop PT's digital media presence. 

Linc Allen is the new volunteer manager. He spent a year and a half away from Austin to get his MBA from UT Dallas and is happy to be back joining an organization with such great people and such a great mission. 

You may have met him when he was pouring champagne at Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?


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Project Transitions | 512-454-8646 | |
7101 B Woodrow Ave
Austin, TX 78757