STYLE SETTER: VENUS STRAWN
Benefitting The Rise School of Austin
Venus is an Austin civic leader and retired nurse. Raised in New York, she received a nursing degree from the Roosevelt Hospital School of Nursing and moved to Austin in 1987. Venus has an incredible passion for philanthropy, and she tends to focus her work on organizations that benefit children and the elderly.
She currently serves on the board of St. David’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship Foundation & The Toast of the Town committee as well as the steering committee for The Rise School of Austin-Women’s Trust for Dell Children’s Hospital & Cure Duchenne, Member of The Women of Hope forThe Children’s Shelter.
Venus was recognized as a “Women on Their Toes” honoree in 2009 and was appointed to the board of Humanities Texas, which administers grants to teachers & schools throughout the State of Texas.
Venus served as Co-Chair and Co-Founder for the very first Dancing with the Stars Austinevent eleven years ago.
Venus counts living in Austin & this community as one of her blessings. She thanks her husband and dancing partner, Bill and her children, Anita, Brian and Steve for their love and support.
The twinkles of her heart are her grandchildren, Ashley and Eric.