Annual Gala

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.

May 3, 2019

6:30-9:00 p.m.

Four Seasons Hotel Austin

Cocktail attire


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Premier and Table Sponsorship Opportunities

Decór Sponsor
Video Sponsor
Alumnae Sponsor
Educator Sponsor
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 2019 Premier Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

The Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation

The John M. O’Quinn Foundation

Decór Sponsor

Young Women's Preparatory Network

Video Sponsor

Wells Fargo

Educator Sponsor

Ascension Seton

Alumnae Sponsor

Susan and Bill Crews

JB and Kelly Crews Kolodzey

Thank You to our 2019 Table Sponsors

Valedictorian Sponsors

Janet Walkow and Irl Barg

Salutatorian Sponsors

Cayetano Development
Jim Edwards
HEB Investment
Lisa Kennedy
LBJ Family Foundation
Nona Niland
Well Fargo Foundation

Graduate with Honors

Andrew J. & Lillian A. Posey Foundation
Austin Asset
Karen and Brian Burgess
Kim Davis
Jacquelyn and Albert Hawkins
Tricia and Hal Katz
Karen and Robert Kilgore
Jessica and Steve McMillen
Donna Pigg
Chris Plonsky
Martha Smiley
Margot and Grant Thomas

Reach for the Stars Past Honorees and Interviews


Gayle King
Sylvia Acevedo
Jeanne Goka – Ann Richards Legacy Award


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


Dolly Parton
Pattie Sellers – Ann Richards Legacy Award


Norah O’Donnell
Lily Tomlin – Ann Richards Legacy Award


Cecile Richards
Holland Taylor – Ann Richards Legacy Award