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With the help of the Austin Community, Breakthrough raised $18,322, in 24 hours for 1,250 first-gen college goers! A $7,500 match from Launch Marketing and Steven Ayers and Company, Investment Management brought our total up to $25,822, making this our most successful Amplify to date.

The donations we received will go directly to helping create equal educational opportunities for students from low-income communities.

With your support, in 2017 we will:

…Enroll an additional 280 middle school students this summer, all of whom aspire to be the first in their families to earn a college degree

…Offer rigorous academic programs after school, on Saturdays, and over the summer, closing the achievement gap for our students

…Provide college and financial aid counseling to our high school and college students, so they can reach their educational goals

Thank you to those who participated in this year’s Amplify Austin.  Together, we can continue to make college dreams come true!



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who has generously agreed to match the first $7,500 raised for Breakthrough during Amplify Austin!

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Join Breakthrough Austin for a fun, casual evening of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and inspiring stories from Breakthrough students who are achieving their dreams at the 12th annual Champions Celebration on April 4 from 6 PM to 8 PM!

Held at East Austin’s historic French Legation Museum, the Champions Celebration honors Breakthrough’s incredible students and their champions – supporters and advocates who help them defy adversity and achieve their highest potential. This annual event raises much-needed funds to support our mission of providing a path through college, beginning in middle school, for low-income students who will be the first in their families to earn a college degree.

There is no charge to attend this event, and all gifts will support the students and programs of Breakthrough. 

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Kindly RSVP by March 23 to

For more info contact

If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a gift, please click below. 

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Chairs are Susan and Charlie Avant

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who have generously underwritten this year’s champions celebration

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Malia & Steve Aycock

Brittney & Josh Barnette

Kristina & Carlos Flores

Linda & Dan Poole

Karey & Chris Oddo

Laurel & Dudley Simmons

Lauren Teel


Karen & Barry Aidman

Laurel & Dudley Simmons

Ted Chauviere

Caryl M. Custer

Jessica & Paul D’Arcy

Hannah Temple & Christopher Sanders

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Breakthrough is a proud participant of I Live Here, I Give Here’s 2017 Amplify Austin Day. Help us make a difference to first-generation college goers in Central Texas by supporting Breakthrough during Amplify Austin! Here are some ways that you can Amplify Breakthrough:

Sign up to become a Breakthrough Fundraiser by creating an online fundraising campaign page. It’s easy! You have until March 1 to sign up to become a fundraiser. For more information, click here

Mark your calendars for Amplify Austin’s 4th annual day of online giving starting on Thursday, March 2 at 6 PM until Friday, March 3 at 6 PM! Help us reach our goal of $20,000 to support our students’ dreams of becoming the first in their families to graduate from college! Schedule your donation online here

Share on social media, and encourage your friends to participate! Tag Breakthrough and #AmplifyATX on Facebook and Twitter, and repost content throughout the day.