Annual Gala


 

Get Your Ticket to Reach for the Stars

 

Reach for the Stars is the Ann Richards School Foundation’s annual fundraising gala to recognize the graduating class of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders and celebrate their bright futures.

2018 Reach for the Stars Recap

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This year’s event took place on Friday May 11, 2018 at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin. We honored the founding principal of the Ann Richards School, Jeanne Goka, with the Ann Richards Legacy Award.

We also featured student-led video interviews with Gayle King, Co-Host of CBS This Morning, and Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA and founding board member of the Ann Richards School Foundation.

Event proceeds support the Ann Richards School Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that ensures Ann Richards School students gain the confidence and skills to apply, attend and graduate from college.

Thank You to our 2018 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

     

Stars Sponsors

Stacey Hadash and Terry McDonell

Joe Armstrong

Sandra Castellanos

Ann Richards Legacy Award Sponsor

Beverly Dale

Reception Sponsor

Decór Sponsor

Alumnae Sponsors

Susan and Bill Crews

JB and Kelly Crews Kolodzey

Challenge Match Sponsors

Nona Niland

Mary and Tim Herman

Holland Taylor

Thank You to our 2018 Table Sponsors

Valedictorian Sponsors

Andy and Karen Esparza

Wells Fargo

Salutatorian Sponsors

Cayetano Development
Lisa Kennedy
Mach 1 Group

Teri and Scott O’Glee
Seton
Janet Walkow

Graduate with Honors Sponsors

Amherst Holdings, LLC
Austin Asset
Law Office of Becky Beaver
Karen and Brian Burgess
Joseph and Georgine Cheavens
Marianne Dwight
Jim Edwards
Kristen Vassallo and John Fitzpatrick
Jacquelyn and Albert Hawkins
Johnny and Leslie Hunt
Insperity
Intel
Tricia Katz
Claire Korioth
LBJ Foundation
Jeana and Kevin Lungwitz

Lori McClure – Manuel Martin
Jessica and Steve McMillen
ML&R Wealth Management
Bill and Rosemary Moore
Michele Moore
NFP
O’Connell Robertson
Yael Ouzillou and Richard Merren
The Ownby Family
Candace and Michael Partridge
Chris Plonsky
Sally Posey
Revival Healthcare Capital
Rogers-O’Brien Construction
Marina Sifuentes
Jennifer Treat and Dawn Laguens

Straight-A Students

Cathy Bonner
Pat and Kaye Forgione
Michelle Graham
Kisla Jimenez and Jonathan Williams
David Kendrick
Sara Levy
Sue McMillin
Alexia Maher
Judi Nudelman

Mark Penniman and Allison Nagel
Jean Rather
Nancy Scanlan
Martha Smiley
Bea Ann Smith
Janice Jill Stan
Margot and Grant Thomas
Marissa and Brian Vogel
Sharon Watkins

Reach for the Stars Committee Members

Tricia Katz, Chair
Karen Burgess
Beth Leibo
Dan Murrell
Natalie Seeboth
Melissa Stewart
Caryl Yontz

Reach for the Stars Past Honorees and Interviews

2018

Gayle King
Sylvia Acevedo
Jeanne Goka – Ann Richards Legacy Award

2017

Ann Rubenstein Tisch
Melinda Gates
Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager
Anna Deavere Smith – Ann Richards Legacy Award

2016

Dolly Parton
Pattie Sellers – Ann Richards Legacy Award

2015

Norah O’Donnell
Lily Tomlin – Ann Richards Legacy Award

2014

Cecile Richards
Holland Taylor – Ann Richards Legacy Award