Good Apple Dinner

Good Apple Award

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas
Pacesetter Reception 6:00  |  Cocktails 6:30  |  Dinner 7:00

2019 Good Apple Honoree

The Texas Appleseed Board of Directors is pleased to name David R. McAtee II as the 2019 Good Apple. Based in Dallas, David is Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel of AT&T Inc, where he is responsible for all legal matters at AT&T, AT&T's Washington, D.C. government relations organization, and the AT&T Foundation. David also serves as a Commissioner for the Texas Access to Justice Commission, which is dedicated to increasing access to justice for low-income Texans. For his commitment to the community, his leadership within the bar, and his philanthropic impact, Texas Appleseed is proud to honor David with the 2019 J. Chrys Dougherty Good Apple Award on November 14.

2019 Pro Bono Leadership Award Recipients

Texas Appleseed is pleased to present the 2019 Pro Bono Leadership Awards to two extraordinary attorneys who have worked tirelessly not only to meet the pro bono needs of Texans across the state, but also to elevate the importance of pro bono in the legal community. 

Keri Brown, a partner at Baker Botts LLP, is an ardent supporter of Texas Appleseed whose extensive knowledge, efficiency, and passion aided us immensely as the team leader behind the production of our online toolkit for financial caregivers. Brown continues to support Texas Appleseed at every turn, frequently raising awareness of our work to other firms and companies. 

Ellyn Haikin Josef, Pro Bono Counsel at Vinson & Elkins LLP, is a constant advocate and fantastic friend to Texas Appleseed. Josef's devotion to providing equal access to justice through pro bono initiatives is an essential element to organizations like ours, including the crucial work of helping with Hurricane Harvey recovery and a youth homelessness policy report.

Host Committee

Randall M. Ebner
Dawn Estes
Leslie Thorne 
Angela C. Zambrano

Doug Bland • George Butts
Patrick Cantilo • Edward F. Fernandes
R. James George, Jr. • Susan Hartman
Layne Kruse • Elizabeth Mack
Keri McKenzie • Ann Marie Painter
Harry M. Reasoner • Robb L. Voyles
Dale Wainwright • Robert C. Walters
James L. Waters • Mark Wawro
David Whittlesey

Sponsorship Levels



Estimated Fair Market Value: $2,500

Premier seating for 20



Estimated Fair Market Value: $1,875

Premium seating for 15



Estimated Fair Market Value: $1,250

Preferred seating for 10



Estimated Fair Market Value: $1,250

Seating for 10