Event Details

F‌riday, F‌ebruary 23

JW Marriott Austin

1‌10 E‌ast 2‌nd S‌treet

Lone Star Ballroom (Level 3)

Cocktail Attire

6‌:0‌0 p‌.m‌.

Welcome Reception
Kendra Scott Gift Box
VIP Reception

7‌:0‌0 p‌.m‌.

Ballroom Doors Open
Join the Ann Richards Marching Stars Drumline,
Color Guard, and Cheerleaders in the Ballroom

7‌:1‌5 p‌.m‌.

Program Begins

7‌:3‌0 p‌.m‌.


8‌:4‌5 p‌.m‌.

Pom Poms Up!


Discounted valet ($30) and self-parking ($20) are available.
Entrance to the valet is on 2nd Street.
Entrance to self-park is on Brazos Street between 2nd and 3rd.

If your sponsorship includes complimentary valet parking,
you will receive your valet passes ahead of the event via email.

Discounted Self-Parking QR Code:

Upon exiting, scan the parking ticket received when entering the garage.
When the pay screen appears, place the QR code in front of the scanner.
Pay the remaining balance with a debit or credit card.

2024 Reach for the Stars


Ann Richards School Drumline
Ann Richards School Marching Stars, Color Guard, and Cheerleaders


Sydney Crowe, Class of 2024

Video Feature: Pathway to the Stars (Part 1)

Spotlight: Jean and Dan Rather Endowment Fund for Journalism and the Visual Arts

Ayla Gonzalez, Class of 2024


Class of 2024 Highlights

Alondra Garcia, Class of 2024

Student-Led Panel with Jody Conradt

Amrutha Challiyil Manoj, Class of 2024
Greta Stroud, Class of 2024

Ann Richards Legacy Award – Jody Conradt

Meg Brown, Former UT Women’s Basketball Player and Ann Richards School Athletic Director
Fran Harris, Former UT Women’s Basketball Player

Jeanne Goka Alumni of the Year Award – Libertad Escobar

Feyi Oni, Class of 2024
Alondra Escobar-Carrizales, Class of 2024

Video Feature: Pathway to the Stars (Part 2)

Senior Speech

Ayla Gonzalez, Class of 2024

Support the Stars

Meg Brown, Ann Richards School Athletic Director
Peggy Hanley, Ann Richards School Foundation Executive Director
Rina VonFrisch, Ann Richards School Foundation Board Member


Sydney Crowe, Class of 2024
Alondra Garcia, Class of 2024
Feyi Oni, Class of 2024

Thank You to our 2024 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation

Jeanne Goka Alumni of the Year Award Sponsor

Beverly Dale

Pathway to the Stars Video Sponsor

Dell Children’s Medical Center

VIP Reception Sponsor

Serendipity Wines

Valedictorian Sponsors

Cheryl Allen and Carol Polumbo
The Law Office of Becky Beaver
The Kennedy Family
Janet Walkow and Irl Barg

Salutatorian Sponsors

Ms. Susan Crews
Friends of Coach Conradt
Mindy Ellmer
Carol McGarah
O’Connell Robertson
Rogers-O’Brien Construction Company
STG Design
Young Women’s Preparatory Network

Honors Sponsors

Black Barn Financial
Brooke and Lance Akins
Ted and Katharine Barnhill
Sharon Blythe
Travis County Judge Andy Brown
Karen and Brian Burgess
Dennis and Kathy Burrell
DPR Construction
Jill DiCuffa and Robert Kilgore
Drs. Kaye and Pat Forgione
The Garcia Family
Travis County Attorney Delia Garza
Idona and Harry Griffith
Peggy Hanley
Jackie and Albert Hawkins
Don and Pat Herron
Commissioner Ann Howard
Karen and Wade Howard
Susan and Luther Johnson
Miller Lloyd P.C.
McBride Family
Lucy and Ellis Oglesby
Yael Ouzillou and Richard Merren
Pape-Dawson Engineers
Candace and Michael Partridge
Cynthea Rhodes-Patterson
Janis and Joe Pinnelli
PMI Austin Experts
Mark and Angela Pringle
Lynda Rife and Wally Vog
Sanchez Law
Randi Shade and Kayla Shell
Commissioner Brigid Shea
Sam and Diane Smith Family
Texas International Education Consortium
Tobi Taub Personal Fitness Training
Commissioner Jeff Travillion
Kristen Vassallo and John Fitzpatrick
Snow White

Special Thanks

Austin Beerworks
Franklin BBQ
Will Klemm
McGuire Moorman Hospitality
Rina VonFrisch and Kendra Scott, LLC

Thank You Reach for the Stars Donors

Jim Edwards
Val and Jeff Newberg

Thank You to the Reach for the Stars Committee

Commissioner Ann Howard, Chair
Ted Barnhill
Becky Beaver
Julie Choyce
Karen Howard
Jennifer Koppel
Maile Molin
Lucy Oglesby
Randi Shade
Rina vonFrisch

Choose a

Mystery Box for $100 Each

Dive into the mystery with our Kendra Scott Mystery Boxes!
For just $100, each box contains a surprise piece of jewelry that’s sure to add a touch of sparkle to your collection.
Hidden inside some boxes are elusive Golden Star Tickets, with prizes from the JW Marriott Austin, Franklin BBQ, Clark’s, Jeffrey’s, Pecan Square Cafe, and Tecovas.
With a Golden Star, the possibilities are endless.

The Perfect Addition for Your Personal Art Collection:

We are excited to offer you an exclusive opportunity to take home a remarkable piece of original artwork from Austin-based artist, Will Klemm.

Title: Prismatic Sunset

Artist: Will Klemm

Value: $4,000

Using a closed bid auction:

Submit Your Bid: To make an offer, simply fill out a bid card provided by a volunteer. Include your name, contact information, and the amount you are willing to bid for the artwork. Rest assured that all bids will be kept strictly confidential.
Set Your Maximum Bid: Determine the maximum amount you are willing to pay for the artwork.
Wait for Confirmation: Once all bids have been submitted, our team will review each offer carefully. The highest bid will be selected as the winning bid, and the bidder will be notified privately.
Claim Your Prize: If your bid is successful, congratulations! You will have the opportunity to add the artwork to your collection.

About Will Klemm: Austin based artist Will Klemm has shown his work nationally since 1993 and is a veteran of over forty exhibitions, including multiple shows in New York, Boston, Santa Fe, Provincetown, Austin, Nashville, Houston, and San Francisco. A master in both pastel and oil, his work is prominently displayed in museums, as well as in corporate and private collections, including at The Contemporary Austin. www.willklemm.com

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Amelie Quesada
Ella Rankin
Arianna Rodriguez
Belinda Ruiz-Chavez
Jackie Saldana
Paulina Sanchez Chavez
Marlen Sánchez Degollado
Ingrid Santos
Samantha Sariti
Georgia Seeboth
Savanna Segura
Presley Shanafelt
Amelie Smith
Greta Stroud
Jayna Syrett
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Emily Torres
Beau Trevino
Brenda Vazquez Saavedra
Jynx Vazquez
Lily Wilson
Caroline Winslow
Valeria Zazueta-Cassani
Savannah Zeakes

Anna Sanchez
Yael Ouzillou
Vice Chair
Geronimo Rodriguez
Katrina Montgomery
Kristen Vassallo
Past Chair
Ellen Richards
Chair Emeritus
Becky Beaver
Maria Cruz
Berta Fogerson
Dr. Pat Forgione
Delia Garza
Jehmu Greene
Peggy Hanley
Georgia Hernandez
Robin Lerner
Lynn McBee
Carol McGarah
Candace Partridge
Cynthea Rhodes-Patterson
Heather Petruzinni
Matias Segura
Randi Shade
Shamina Singh
Melissa Taylor
Rina VonFrisch
Heather Wagner Reed

Theresa Alvarez
Joe Armstrong
Cathy Bonner
Jody Conradt
Jeanne Goka
Stacey Hadash
Mary Herman
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Hon. Lora Livingston
Terry McDonell
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