The Breakthrough Honor Roll

The Breakthrough Honor Roll is a select group of community members whose philanthropic support, advocacy and volunteerism help advance Breakthrough’s mission – to create a path to and through college for students who will be the first in their families to earn a college degree. 

Become a Founding Member

Pledge $1,000 annually ($83/month) or more for five years to support The Breakthrough Challenge Campaign and become a Founding Member of The Breakthrough Honor Roll. 

 Members can personalize their experience in a way that fits best with their schedule and lifestyle. Participate in any of the below opportunities or none at all. It’s up to you. 

Have Fun 

Connect with other Breakthrough supporters at the spring membership party, exclusive for members and your guests 

*Join by November 1 and receive (2) preferred access tickets to the 2019 Beat the Odds Benefit Concert Feat. Dawes on November 16 Live at Stubb’s Waller Creek Ampitheater.

Give Back 

From volunteering on Honor Roll Gives Back days to sharing Breakthrough’s mission throughout the community – there are many ways to give back to Breakthrough, in addition to your financial contribution. A number of family friendly volunteer options are available. 


Attend our fall Education’s Promise speakers event, exclusively for members and your guests 

    As a Founding Member your gift can go even further! The first 50 Founding Members’ commitment will be matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous donor*, doubling the impact of your investment.

    * This matching gift opportunity is intended to encourage new and returning donors to stretch their giving. Qualifying gifts include donations from new donors or returning donors who stretch their support above their previous annual giving level


    Steering Committee


    Jeffrey McDowell
    Cord Shiflet


    Malia Aycock
    Susan Lubin
    Melissa Muckenthaler
    Karey & Chris Oddo
    Michael Ramirez
    Clayton Smith
    Hannah Temple
    Kristen Worrall

    For more information or to join The Breakthrough Honor Roll, please contact Jené Shepherd at