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22nd Annual Food for Thought

September 26, 2017  ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Thank you to everyone who participated in last year’s Food for Thought! The 2016 event was our most successful to date, raising over $560,000 in support of Communities In Schools’ dropout prevention programs! This would not have been possible without the tireless work of the amazing event committee and tremendous generosity of our sponsors. Please see below for an overview of the 2016 Food for Thought event.

The evening was filled with live music, decadent bites, inspiring moments and an exciting live auction. We heard from Melissa Limon, former CIS student and current CIS mentor, about how CIS has helped shape her to be the successful young adult that she is today.

Click here to view photos from the evening!

Event Chairs Petie Lewis and Laura Templeton with CIS CEO Suki Steinhauser 

A full house at ACL Live!

Guests mingling and enjoying refreshments

Thank you to our honorary chairs, the First Ladies of Texas for Education;
Cecilia Abbott  •  Laura Bush  •  Anita Perry  •  Linda Gale White


Please join us in thanking our Food for Thought restaurants by frequenting them as you dine in Austin! 
34th Street Café  •  Alcomar Mariscos y Mas
Barlata Tapas Bar  •  Boiler Nine Bar & Grill
Cannon + Belle  •  Central Standard  •  Chinatown
dine  •  Emmer & Rye  •  Juliet Ristorante
Lamberts  •  Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill
olive & june  •  Sala & Betty  •  Stories Fine Dining at Hyatt Lost Pines
Street  •  Sway  •  TRACE  •  Uchi

Thank you to all of our 2016 sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Graduate School

PRJ Foundation

Kathryn & Beau Ross

Matching Fund Sponsor

Stacy & Joel Hock


Friends of CIS

The Templeton Family

High School

Middle School

Mavis & Shawn Ball
Barksdale, Edelman, Timmerman & Wehmeyer Families
Edna & George Butts
Karen & David Holody
The KLE Foundation
Lifematics & Deborah Green
Louisa & David Stegmann
Sabrina & William Streusand, M.D.
Glenys & Howard Wolf

Elementary School

A+ Federal Credit Union
AmaTerra Environmental, Inc.
Austin Community College District
Rona & David Baizer
Calendar Holdings LLC
Carol Dochen Realtors / Jo and James (Kal) Kallison
Catellus Development Corporation
Katy & Jeff Civins
Foster LLP
Friends of CIS
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Christopher Kennedy
Barbara & Bart Knaggs
Susan & Craig Lubin
Judge Mike Lynch & Friends
La Corsha Hospitality Group
Osborn Consulting Group, LLC
Silverberg Associates / HR Directions
Southside Bank
SQ Environmental, LLC & Dr. Anna Pedroza & Robert Chapin
Linda & Mark Williams

With Support from:
Atomic Picnic

Didn’t get a chance to donate at the event? It’s not too late – Donate Here!


For information on how you can participate in next year’s event, contact Lauren Sellers via email or by phone at 512-464-9761.

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