Fulfilling the Promise: Answering History’s Call to Remember, Reflect and Respond

Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Hilton Austin Hotel

The Austin Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is proud to present the accomplished gentlemen of our 24th Biennial Beautillion. This is the premier opportunity to celebrate these talented young men of Greater Austin with an audience of 500+ guests. These young men have excelled as leaders in their communities and among their peers. Their collective resumes demonstrate leadership in Academics, Community Service, Entrepreneurship, Fine Arts and Athletics, and a host of other influential activities. We bring you the best of the best, the brightest of the brightest…our future community leaders!

Our Jack and Jill 24th Biennial Beautillion promises to be a magical evening that you do not want to miss!

The Jack and Jill Beautillion Ball, established in 1972 and presented biennially, is our signature fundraising event benefiting the Austin Community. In the 46 years since inception, we have generously gifted the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), Huston-Tillotson University, George Washington Carver Library & Museum, East Communities YMCA, Dorothy Madison Beau Scholarship Fund, the Jack & Jill Foundation, and other deserving organizations with proceeds from this event.

Our 2018 Beaux class is comprised of outstanding young men chosen from the Greater Austin community and our Jack & Jill membership.
We have, at times, presented young men outside of central Texas. The Beau season includes a series of leadership-oriented workshops, culminating in a black tie dinner and dance during which the future leaders are presented to the Austin community.

Through the years, the Austin Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. has presented over four hundred young African American men to the Austin community. These men have gone on to lead successful lives, both personally as well as professionally. Beautillion is a collaborative effort with the community and the underlying focus is education and continuous learning. Local organizations and businesses sponsor Beaux, purchase souvenir journal advertisements and tickets to the formal dinner and presentation. In-kind contributions and sponsorships are also resources that are leveraged to enhance the Beautillion experience. Community professionals invest their time and expertise by facilitating workshops, hosting image seminars, and conducting career assessment and development sessions with each participant. Professional dress-for-success workshops, ballroom dancing, and etiquette sessions are also a part of the training provided to enhance these well-rounded, polished young men. We believe this exposure inspires each young man to focus on college as a means to realizing his own dreams and also to plant the seed of enduring service to their communities through Leadership and Community Engagement.

Beau Selection Criteria:
Must be a high school senior or college freshman during the 2017-2018 academic year
Must be in academic good standing
Must be of good moral character
Must be active in school, church, or community activities
Must submit 2 letters of recommendation from school or community leaders
Must attend workshops and activites as required
Must complete essays on Leadership and Desire to be a Beau
Secure a minimum of $500 in advertisements for souvenir book