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Development Gratitude

Special thanks to everyone who helped with development this year.

Thank you to our event hosts, our donors, our volunteers! 

Throughout the year, our one-woman development office has received support and assistance from so many individuals and businesses who have helped us to raise the contributed income we have received this year. As we reflect, wrap up and make plans for next year, Keelan would like to be sure that the whole community says thank you to these generous supporters for a good year in fundraising and friendraising.  



  • Elizabeth & Rex Hutton, Rio Grande Counseling Center – Fuse Feast Sponsor for the Alumni Game
  • Mike Franz, students, and alumnus who played in our first  Alumni vs. Current flag football game
  • Fans who came to the game and dinner, and the donors who helped raise $1730 for the Alumni Fund
  • The family who contributed $10,000 for Strategic Thinking and Design


September – December

  • Parents, Trustees, and faculty volunteer Annual Fund representatives; and our Annual Fund Captain, Roseana Auten
  • The parent volunteer Development Team
  • The 397 people and businesses who gave to the Annual Fund
  • The 3 individuals and CA Technologies who provided $40,000 in matching funds for the Annual Fund Drive


  • Hannah Levit – student champion of the Screen-Free Holiday Technology Fast
  • All the students who came to the Screen-Free Day of Service and participated in the Tech-fast to raise $467
  • Suzanne Deal Booth, who granted $30,000 for Curriculum Innovation Grants


  • Steve Simmon (Austinville owner), Phil’s Ice House, and Amy’s Ice Cream – hosts of Giving Tuesday
  • The 251 people who came out and helped to raise $800 through a percentage of proceeds


  • Doug Drane and The Boston Foundation for approving a grant of $40,000 for a Learning Specialist next year



  • The Clay Pit and Board Chair, Steve Ravel – hosts of the Gratitude Gathering
  • Mandy Levy (the PVC Campus Lead for ECC) for planning the Community Night at Midway Food Park
  • The nearly 200 people who came out to the event
  • Noelle Corcoran & Andrea Fleming (Lotus Bodyworks) whose hand massages raised $120 for a Xylophone
  • Marc Lionetti, Sam Jones, and the HS Musical students for providing a sneak peek for attendees
  • Dock & Roll and The Cheesecake Experience, who donated more than $280 as a percentage of their proceeds.
  • The 30 parents and grandparents who contributed to campus Fund-a-Need items.


February – March

  • Suzanne Deal Booth – Fuse Feast Sponsor and host of the first annual Scholarship Dinner
  • Those who contributed and attended, raising almost $3000
  • Everyone who directed a friend or family member to our profile on the I Live Here I Give Here website
  • The donor who contributed $17,800 for a Breakthrough student to attend our school
  • Katy and Clay Levit for hosting our Acoustic Amplify Concert at Fiddlers’ Green
  • The 15 Headwaters student and family musicians who performed and Emcees, Patrick Frasier and Ryan Phillips
  • The 50 donors who contributed to our 24 hour Amplify Austin Giving Campaign for financial aid, raising $12,875
  • The Family Trust that made an additional $10,000 gift for the Tuition Assistance Fund
  • The anonymous donor who is matching $25,195 for the Tuition Assistance Fund


  • Amie & Bob Hershberger  – Fuse Feast Sponsors of The Big Bang After Party
  • Kathleen Hanschen and the management of The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen for reducing prices and hosting
  • Everyone who came, made new friends, conversed with old friends and bid on our silent auction items
  • Jamie Flynn, Roland Swenson, Jenn Wooten, Lana Hewitt, Greg Wenderski, Heather Vickers and all the individuals and businesses that supported and contributed items to our online auction.

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