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Tuition Assistance Fund Grows

More than $50,000 contributed to the school’s Tuition Assistance Fund this year

We would like to acknowledge the more than 60 individuals and businesses who have contributed to the school’s Tuition Assistance Fund for need-based financial aid this spring as part of the Scholarship Dinner, third annual Amplify Austin fundraising campaign, and the NHS Headwaters Marketplace. These generous donors helped to sustain our financial aid program which helps dozens of families in our learning community each year. These donations directly help families be able to make educational choices that truly fit their students’ needs despite their financial circumstances, and keep the love of learning alive. Contributions to the Tuition Assistance Fund bolster the diversity on our campuses, which benefits everyone, and create life-changing opportunities for deserving young people.

Thank you to Suzanne Deal Booth for hosting the first annual Scholarship Dinner in her beautiful Westlake home. Guests enjoyed a wonderful meal catered by Spoon with wine pairings from Booth Bella Oaks. We all enjoyed an enthralling tour of Suzanne’s extensive art collection and meaningful conversation regarding the importance and impacts of diversity within education and life.

1958085_939476742755966_1294129203607280059_nWe are also so appreciative to Katy and Clay Levit for hosting our second annual Acoustic Amplify Concert at Fiddler’s Green. Those that performed made the evening especially sweet and the following family and student performers deserve a big shout out, Michele Solberg, Oliver Steck, Lauren Plowman, Connor O’Brien, Matthew Payne, Sasha Ashton, Louisa Baldwin, Bill Baldwin, Lucas Cahoon, Ella Knudsen, Liam Ashwill (Our Boxed Brains), Liliana Martinez, Trey Wackman, and Avery Wackman. The event was also supported by Emcees Patrick Frasier and Ryan Phillips, Ruston Vickers on sound, and Easy Tiger Restaurant.

Khabele_Guy Shirt on Gerrit_FrontLet us also give kudos to Isabelle Hodge, Ellen Chen, and the National Honor Society students for hosting the Headwaters Marketplace at Big Bang where they offered their handmade items in exchange for over $200 in donations to financial aid. Sixth grade student Gerrit Ilai also donated 100% of the profits from his Headwaters t-shirts and 20% of the profits from his beYouGuy t-shirts purchased at the Marketplace to the Tuition Assistance Program. Due to our community’s support, Gerrit was able to donate a total of $110.00!  Go Gerrit! His unique, customizable t-shirts–created during Project Week as part of his beYouGuy start up t-shirt business–will be available on an ongoing basis, and the donation level to Headwaters remains the same moving forward!!  So for those of you who couldn’t attend the Big Bang, reach out to Gerrit to purchase one.  

Everyone’s  participation and support means so much as we all collaborate to effect positive change in the world through purposeful learning, as we build a bridge in the most economically segregated city in the nation, and as we foster the thoughtful leaders of the future. Thank you to everyone who leaned in with us to promote educational equity. These contributions have made an immediate impact, which will grow exponentially over time as students who are invited to our campuses realize their own profound abilities to contribute to society in meaningful ways.

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