Good Apple Dinner

2022 Good Apple Dinner - Patrick Cantilo and Shonn Brown

Since 2002, Texas Appleseed has honored leaders for their contributions to the community at our Good Apple event. The Board of Directors awards the J. Chrys Dougherty Good Apple Award as our highest recognition to luminaries that have helped shape Texas for the better and whose work has inspired us all. Texas Appleseed has honored many amazing Texans, from Charles Butt to Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson to Harriet Miers, and most recently, A. Shonn Brown and the late Clarence B. Brown III.

We also present our Pro Bono Leadership Award to individuals and firms who have provided much-needed pro bono service to Texas Appleseed on urgent issues. These individuals and firms have offered critical help to Texans who didn’t know where else to turn. 

The Good Apple event successfully furthers our justice work through the indispensable support of major institutions, law firms, and countless individuals who want to see positive policy change in Texas. The event is a who’s who of Texas, attended by attorneys from major law firms, judges and chief justices, other local and statewide public officials, university leaders, corporate leaders, and many other committed individuals. We thank our supporters for their continued pursuit of justice.

The Good Apple event is also just a plain old good time. It’s a time to reconnect with old friends and make new connections, all while helping further justice for all Texans.

The next Good Apple Dinner will occur on November 15, 2023 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas. For more information about the upcoming Good Apple Dinner, contact Jamie Sauer at or 512.473.2800 ext 113.