Reach for the Stars Response to COVID-19

Given recent directives from the CDC and the Mayor’s office regarding COVID-19, the Ann Richards School Foundation regrets to announce that we will not hold our annual Reach for the Stars gala. Reach for the Stars benefits the Ann Richards School Foundation, funding enhancement programs at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders and enabling young women from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to gain the confidence and skills to apply, attend, and graduate from college.

For the most current information about COVID-19’s effect on the Ann Richards School and Austin ISD, please refer to www.austinisd.org/coronavirus.

We have much to celebrate at the Ann Richards School, with 100% of seniors on track to graduate from high school and 100% of seniors accepted to four-year colleges and universities. Thank you for your support of Ann Richards School students and their bright, college-bound futures.

+ What if I’ve already sponsored a table or seats?

Thank you for your support of the Ann Richards School Foundation. Rest assured your investment in the school and our students will still go to good use. In fact, it’s more important than ever.

+ What do I tell my guests whom I invited to my table?

Given recent directives from the CDC and the Mayor’s office regarding COVID-19, regrettably Reach for the Stars will not take place in 2020.

+ Will you postpone Reach for the Stars to a later date? Have you considered a virtual event?

Reach for the Stars will not take place in 2020.

+ Can I still donate to Reach for the Stars?

Yes! Your investment in the Ann Richards School and our students is more important than ever. Make your gift online at www.annrichardsschool.org/donate.

+ Will Jean and Dan Rather still receive the Ann Richards Legacy Award?

We are delighted to recognize Jean and Dan Rather with the Ann Richards Legacy Award for exemplifying the qualities of courage and generosity we seek to instill in our students. We still will present the Legacy Award to Jean and Dan, and we look forward to keeping you posted on our alternative plans.

+ How does Reach for the Stars benefit the Ann Richards School Foundation?

Reach for the Stars is the Ann Richards School Foundation’s annual fundraising gala to celebrate the graduating class and support enhancement programs at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. Each year, Reach for the Stars engages the community to recognize our graduating seniors’ achievements and bright futures. Since 2013, Reach for the Stars has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for school programs and opportunities for Ann Richards School students that otherwise would not be possible.