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Putting Down Roots

 Update: We have raised more than ONE MILLION DOLLARS toward the River Campus purchase! We need to reach $1,200,000 by May 30.


8th & Rio Grande: A New Chapter

On a quiet, tree-lined corner in downtown Austin sits a group of buildings that are filled each day with some of the most inspired learning and teaching happening in the state. Our students and teachers have been falling in love with learning on this downtown block since we moved here in 2004, and they now state definitively:

We want to stay!

We hope you will join us in this conversation. To start the dialogue we have created what we hope you will find thoughtful and useful information.



The slide deck below can be expanded to full screen for easier viewing.



What Our Students & Faculty Think

Hear from some of our Springs & Creek Guides about why the River Campus purchase matters to all of us!

Headwaters Guide Thom Gibson took to the streets with his mic and video camera (and took to the sky with our drone!). Following is a glimpse of his conversations with members of our community.


A Little More Detail

Anticipating questions, we created a more detailed overview of our opportunity. We hope you find this to be a thoughtful start to this important conversation. You can download a PDF if that is easier to review.


Donors to the Campaign

Thank you to the following donors for their generosity and support!

Teresa Ager
Gail Allen
Mark and Laura Ambler
Artisanal Imports
Jerry Aubin and Kerry Joyce
Austin Neuromuscular Center
Bill and Joy Baldwin
Keely Bargnesi
Jane Barkow and Rodger Fuller
Joya Celiberti Barrett and Dennis Barrett
Zach and Nichole Been
Oscar and Lucille Berrones
Susan Bremer and Peter Jeffe
Cliff and Kate Brunson
Henry and Heather Chalmers
Greg and Martha Clay
Anne Marie and Chriss Coats-Gatz
Scott Collard and Rae Smith
Lea Comte
William and Harriette Cook
Paul Cronin
Elizabeth Crook and Marc Lewis Foundation
Emily Crumley
Ray and Heidi Day
Susie Demarest
Kelly and Linda Dickens
Nora Dock and Sean Allen
Chris and Christine Dormier
Janelle Downey
Joseph and Jessica Dunlap
Kelly and Richard Edwards
Owen and Jodi Egerton
John Greenman and Zahie El Kouri
Suzette Emberton
Todd and Courtney Erickson
Laurie Felker Jones
Sean and Andrea Fleming
Mike and Janet Fourticq
Carolyn and Gustavo Garza
Joe and Jennifer Gatti
Garrett and Erin Gibbs
Ted and Amy Graf
Michael and Martha Gunlock
Tina Hellsten
Mark and Tricia Jones
Amie and Bob Hershberger
Jonathan and Lana Hewitt
Davis Hill
Jon Hockenyos and Rebecca Yerly
Thomas and Kimberly Hooper
Nico and Rani Ilai
IPNB Psychotherapy of Austin
Cheline Jaidar
Nate and Kelley Janes
Chelsea Knezevich
Jeffrey and Irma Kramer
David and Simona Krug
Paul Lambert and Katy Oliveira-Lambert
Jeremy Levine and Jacquelyn Rei Lawrence
Mandy and Aaron Levy
Marc Lionetti
Hanbing Liu
George and Annie Mantaring
Kerry Edwards and Stephen Marshall
Stephane and April Martini
Garry and Cristina Mauro
Timothy Maxwell
John and Christine McIver
Bryan McNeal
Melanie Meador and Cathy Morris
Charles Miller
Will and Bradford Moncrieff
Amy Morgan and Robert Gasper
Julie Noble
Rob and Amy Nylund
Jay and Angela Oberman
David and Traci Osborn
Manoj Panicker
Jason and Jennifer Parkman
Kris and Hina Patel
Phillip and Kathy Pfister
Gary and Dianna Pharr
Madhu Phillips and Joyce Yang
Sarah and Ryan Phillips
Scott and Julie Plowman
Jeff and Laura Quilici
Sara Rechis
Lorenz and Jane Redlefsen
Jessica Rio
Jack Rudden
Jim and Wanda Kay Rudden
John Henry Rudden
Amy Estes and Tobin Scroggins
Roddy Seekins
George and Laurie Seremetis
Jeff and Barb Steinberg
Jasen Trautwein
Jeff and Norma Van Horn
Brian and Claudine Vanek
Elizabeth Vickers
Esme Vickers
Piper Vickers
Trey and Keelan Wackman
Mark and Keely Wahl
Tegan Wahl
Rebecca and Phillip Warnick
Deborah Way-Salinas
Ginger Webb and Chia Webb-Cázares
Steven and Lara Weber
Jenn Wooten and Dan Gilkison
Brian Yager
David Younger and Debbie Radzinsky
and other anonymous donors

 The Invitation

We have come to a point of opportunity and invitation. As a community we must decide if we can jump in. We invite you, after examining the information we have provided, to join us in the conversation. We then hope you will join our community members that want to stay and help us grow our roots.

Help Us Grow Our Roots





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