Dawn E. Hewitt

Dawn E. Hewitt

Director of Community Engagement

With 15 years of event planning and fundraising experience and a knack for getting the party started, Dawn joined the Guest Experience team to thoughtfully grow the Wildflower Center’s events calendar and help refine the brisk private events program that helps to financially support the Center’s mission.

She has that rare combination of being both a critical and creative thinker, skills that were honed while earning a bachelor’s in art history at The University of Texas at Austin and a master’s in art history, with a certification in women and gender studies, from Texas Christian University.

Dawn joined the Wildflower Center in 2018, coming from just up the road at UT’s Blanton Museum of Art, where she was assistant manager of special events. While at the Blanton, Dawn was integral to planning and executing the many events surrounding the opening of Ellsworth Kelly’s “Austin,” as well as the museum’s signature event B Scene.

As a strong woman from Northeast Texas and a fellow graduate of Marshall High School, Dawn feels an indelible connection with Mrs. Johnson, who also believed that by creating beautiful spaces and experiences one can change the world in positive ways.

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Travel near and far, reading historical novels and art books, spending time with family and friends


Texas mountain laurel, black-eyed Susan, live oaks


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