Banner Brunch 2021

Saturday, May 1, 2021

A Virtual Event

It’s a Wrap! Thank you for a successful event!

Pre-Event Networking & Auction: 10:00 a.m.*
Banner Brunch Program: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.*
Optional Silver Lining After-Party: 12:00 p.m.*
*Central Time Zone

With adversity comes unexpected goodwill and growth—silver linings. Join us as we award this year’s Jo Caldwell Meyer scholarships, celebrate our 2021 Banner award winners, and experience the generosity of spirit that comes from great challenge.

Originally named for banner headlines in newspapers, Banner Brunch attracts approximately 200 Austin communications professionals each year to reconnect, network, and brunch while celebrating WCA’s Banner Award honorees and Jo Caldwell Meyer Scholarship recipients. We invite you and your guests to gather virtually in celebration of the friendships, connections, and networks you’ve built through your involvement (past or present) with WCA. The event include keynote speaker Gay Gaddis, WCA’s 2020 Liz Carpenter Lifetime Achievement Award winner, T3 Founder, celebrated author and artist. 

 Auction Item Coffee Theme

Thank you for supporting the WCA Silent Auction. We raised $2618.00 thanks to the generous participation of members and guests! These proceeds will go toward funding scholarships for more amazing students.




Banner Program Highlights


Registration is now closed. Thank you for participating!

WCA Professional Member – Early Bird (now through April 19): $27.00   |   Regular Registration (April 20 through May 1): $37.00

Non-Member – Early Bird (now through April 19): $42.00   |   Regular Registration (April 20 through May 1): $52.00

Students – $17.00

Raffle Tickets – $5.00/ea. or 5 tickets for $20.00

Friend of WCA Ticket Bundle – $125.00
• Two (2) event tickets
• Five (5) raffle tickets
• Friend of WCA Zoom background and Facebook profile pic frame
• The remainder of your donation supports WCA’s Jo Caldwell Meyer Scholarship

For past and present WCA Presidents and WCA Banner Award recipients, we invite you to join us at a special sponsor level.

President’s Club & Winner’s Circle Sponsor – $150.00
• Two (2) event tickets
• Five (5) raffle tickets
• Custom Zoom background and Facebook profile pic frame
• Name listing in the event program
• Thank you at the event with name on screen
• The remainder of your donation supports WCA’s Jo Caldwell Meyer Scholarship

ALL registrations include: access to virtual Banner Brunch program with keynote speaker, scholarship and awards presentation, social time, silent auction, and raffle giveaways.


Thank you so much to our annual sponsors and this year’s Banner Brunch sponsors and partners! If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor or partner, please contact our VP of Development at

Annual + Banner Sponsors

Banner Brunch 2019 >>>
An Incredible Homecoming.

Banner Brunch 2019 was celebrated as a homecoming honoring WCA’s 90-year history and the remarkable trailblazers, leaders, and members who created the organization we call home.

WCA’s 2019 distinctive honorees shared their stories, what inspired them to push past barriers, and how they reached for new professional and personal heights within the industry and the Austin community.

Hear more from our past honorees on WCA’s Youtube channel.

Colette serves as as testament of being a nontraditional leader, a leader with care and compassion. It’s your care that will carry you forward in your success.

– Wayne Knox

VP & COO, Huston-Tillotson University


Recognize the outstanding Austin communicators, distinguished lifetime achievements, and amazing mentors in the Austin community.


Currently pursuing an education in the field of communications? Apply by March 31, 2021, to be considered for our Jo Caldwell Meyer Scholarship.


Assist with the  selection of our award and  scholarship recipients, organize the event, and ensure our guests have a fantastic time at Banner Brunch this year.

Sponsor & Donate

Place your organization at the forefront of one of Austin’s most celebrated communications events. Sponsor, donate, or contribute raffle items!