Our Mission

All of us have been touched by the services of hospice.  Our husbands, wives, mothers, and friends received the kind of comfort care we so appreciated.  So giving back comes naturally. That's why we decided to Care And Share with our Talents. CAST is a committee of women who work together annually with friends and other supporters to raise money for Hospice Austin. a non-profit organization that has helped terminally ill patients and family members in our community for over 30 years. 


Hospice Austin is one of the most respected and well-known nonprofit agencies in Central Texas. Patients and families facing a terminal illness know they can turn to us to help them make the most of the last days of life, and to continue helping family members as they heal during bereavement.  Funds raised from the event enable us to continue our specialized programs and ensure they are available to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. 


After 12 years of producing Vino & Virtuosos, we decided we would form a new organization called CAST.  What was a committee formed mostly by those involved in Vino & Virtuosos, has now grown to include other caring women.  See list of current members at right.







"The party was amazing.  I didn't know a fundraiser could be so fun! 



“I want to thank you all for your help raising funds for Hospice Austin.  My family was so blessed to be a part of their family. 



“You guys really give sponsors a good name!" 


Previous Press


Sharon Edwards

Claudia Tejada

Pat Burns Hahn

Sherry Bettis

Janet McIlhoun

Nicki Mebane

Diane Fulton

Jan Thompson
Sandy Parker

Photo from final Vino & Virtuosos Event (left to right): Sandy Parker, Pat Burns Hahn, Sharon Edwards, Karen Bogart, Claudia Tejada, Nicki Mebane, Donna Barksdale, and Milli Christner