All children should have the opportunity to benefit from the life-changing power of a college degree. However, deep-rooted, systemic racism and income inequality create barriers for far too many students on their path to post-secondary success.

Join us on November 17 at 5:30PM, for a free virtual community conversation with Wes Moore on educational equity in Central Texas. This forum will focus on collaborative next steps we all can take to dismantle systemic barriers to educational opportunity in our communities.

This event will be live streamed on Breakthrough Central Texas’ Facebook page, YouTube channel and website.

Featuring performances from Grammy-award nominee and social entrepreneur SaulPaul

**Tune in early for a bonus performance starting at 5:15 p.m.**



Best-selling author and Robin Hood Foundation CEO, Wes Moore is one of today’s most respected voices and fiercest champions for educational equity. Wes’ first book, The Other Wes Moore, a perennial New York Times bestseller, drew the nation’s attention to the fine line between success and failure in our communities and in ourselves. That story has been optioned by executive producer Oprah Winfrey and HBO to be made into a movie. He is also the author of the bestselling books The Work, Discovering Wes Moore, and This Way Home.


Breakthrough’s vision of a world where all students have the opportunity to benefit from the life-changing power of a college degree resonates with us now more than ever. We will continue to deeply partner with students, their families and local school districts and leaders to move the needle on college graduation rates in our region – working towards our north star to double the number of first-generation college graduates in Central Texas. We are committed to being a part of the solution and hope that you join us in engaging with some of the best and brightest leaders in the country to talk about how to make this vision a reality. 



$10,000 sponsors the year-long College Transition Program for five high school seniors, including College Application Boot Camp, SAT/ACT preparation, college visits, FAFSA and scholarship advising, financial aid workshops, the Countdown to College overnight retreat, and family advising.

  • Premium logo recognition on event invitation and program (distribution: 1,500)
  • Logo recognition on a sponsor display in the Diana & Gregg Lowe Connected Classroom

  • Recognition as a Breakthrough Champion in e-newsletter (distribution: 4,500)
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • All benefits listed below
$5,000 sponsors Breakthrough’s rigorous six-week summer academy for five middle school students.

  • Preferred logo recognition on event invitation and program
  • Logo recognition on Breakthrough website with link to sponsor site
  • Custom social media content
  • All benefits listed below
2,500 sponsors year round advising and social/emotional support for four middle school or high school students.

  • Logo recognition on invitation and event program
  • Name recognition on Breakthrough website with link to sponsor site
  • Custom social media story
  • Opportunity to share virtual event company-wide
  • Team volunteer opportunity during Breakthrough’s Summer Presentations of Learning
  • All benefits listed below
$1,250 sponsors Breakthrough’s summer bridge program for one rising college freshman, including  FAFSA and scholarship advising, Countdown to College overnight retreat, family advising and Future Focus paid internship placement.

  • Name recognition on event program
  • Signed copy of Wes Moore’s best-selling book, The Other Wes Moore


Jenny Achilles
Julia and Ryan Ambrose
Kendall and John Antonelli
Jeanette and Ernest Auerbach
Aileen and Mike Aviles
Malia and Steve Aycock
Dr. Glenda Ballard
Kristin Boyer
Irma and Dr. Jim Brand
Dr. Aileen Bumphus
Byron Ceasar
Amber Carden
Christina R. Corona
Katelena Hernandez Cowles and James Cowles
Kaitlin DeBarros and Michael Ramirez
Lynne Dobson and Greg Wooldridge
Munira Fareed
Kristina and Carlos Flores
Hiawatha Franks
Rey Garcia
Mary Garwood Yancy and Howard Yancy
Ricky D. Green
Diana and Sean Greenberg
Emily Greer
TiWanna Kenney
Revlynn Lawson
Dr. Tiffany T. Lewis
Victoria Lippman
Carolyn and Jack Long
Mysha and Michael Lubke
Dean Charles R. Martinez, Jr.
Monica Maldonado Williams
Carrie and Jeffrey McDowell
Melissa Muckenthaler
Karey and Chris Oddo
Shelly Rhymes
Maya Smart
Clayton and Gaby Smith
Hannah Temple and Christopher Sanders
Javier Valdez
The Vara Family
Tere and Tito Vidaurri
Kristen and Patrick Worrall



Lenee & Don Bennett  |  Bock Foundation

Tiffany & Michael Nels  |  Hannah Temple & Christopher Sanders




Jeanette & Ernest Auerbach | Diana & Gregg Lowe | Brian Roberts & Sarah Mead

Eva Garza-Nyer & Adam Nyer | Marty & Derry Swanger | Tere & Tito Vidaurri



Anne Alexander & David Kessler | Maryann & Paul Bell | Irma & Dr. Jim Brand |

Lynne Rupp & Doug Brothers | Amber Carden  |  Brian & Carolyn DeRoeck

Karey & Chris Oddo | Louise & Sergio Rodriguez | Maya & Shaka Smart | Neal & Beth Sutton


Karen & Barry Aidman | Dr. Glenda Ballard | Allison & Mark Chavez | Debbie Lauderdale & Danny Felps

Leslie & David Jaffe Linda & Paul Parrish | Michael Ramirez & Kaitlin DeBarros | Chula Reynolds & Sophia Collier