I love working with my non-profit clients on their events. Here is one we just finished. Thank you to Joseph Brewster Photography for all the great pictures.
On May 13, After-School All-Stars’ North Texas Chapter hosted its annual fundraising event, featuring Michael Johnson, at a private home in Highland Park. More than 100 attendees bid for their chance to win VIP tickets to performances such as Lady Gaga, Queen and Andrea Bocelli at the American Airlines Center, autographed memorabilia from the Dallas Stars and Michael Johnson, and much more. Patrons were also entertained by a jazz ensemble band made up of ASAS students.
The event was co-chaired by Kersten Rettig and Clark Knippers, and sponsored by Clay Cooley Motors. A huge thank you to event supporters Festive Kitchen and Gold Crown Valet for making the night special. With the help of an anonymous matching donation, the event raised enough funds to send more than 40 students to ASAS’ CampUs program in North Texas. CampUs is a summer program that helps rising 9th graders bridge the gap between middle and high school by giving students the opportunity to live, learn and walk on a college campus – fully immersing them in the college experience.
About After School All-Stars North Texas
Founded by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1992, After-School All-Stars is a leading national provider of school-based, comprehensive after-school programs that equip children with the skills and experiences needed to become productive members of the 21st century workforce. ASAS North Texas began in August 2012 at KIPP Truth Academy in Oak Cliff, serving close to 300 students daily. ASAS strives to give children academic support, enrichment opportunities, and health/fitness activities designed to keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life. More than 82,000 children from families of poverty benefit in 12 U.S. areas. In recent years, ASAS has launched four new national program initiatives to address America’s high school dropout, obesity, economic and civic engagement crises. For more information, visit https://asasnorthtexas.org/.