Thank you for joining us for our 2024 MOLLY National Journalism Prize Gala, taking place on Thursday, May 30, at 6pm at The Line Hotel in downtown Austin.  To become a sponsor, please fill out the form below. To purchase an individual ticket, please click here.

Portrait of Molly Ivins smiling in black and white

The MOLLY Prize honors former Texas Observer editor and columnist Molly Ivins’ legacy, benefits the Observer, and awards the best investigative journalism in the country. 

The voice of Molly Ivins – hilarious, smart, sharp – was always true. Her insights made powerful Texans cower in their boots. She never hid how angry she was, but her humor and intelligence made the fight fun. As she wrote: And when you get through kickin’ ass and celebratin’ the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was.

That’s why we continue to hold the MOLLY Awards, the largest annual fundraiser for Texas Observer, a Texas legend in its own right. This year, the MOLLY Awards kick off the Observer’s 70th year in publication. We’ve been telling it like it is, which we call “hewing to the truth,” since 1954. We’re not slowing down and we hope to celebrate this historic milestone with you.

Your support will deliver urgently needed funding for our journalism. When Texas is at its worst, the Texas Observer must be at its best, and your investment at this moment will fuel our watchdog investigative reporting. 

Full table sponsorships begin at $2,500—learn more about our sponsorship opportunities below. Individual tickets are $125 per person, and may be purchased here.

Please contact Loren Lynch or Walden Winters with any questions at [email protected].