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September 25, 2019
ACL Live at The Moody Theater

The 24th annual Food for Thought tasting event is scheduled for September 25, 2019 at the iconic ACL Live at The Moody Theater. Austin's most celebrated chefs will once again donate the exquisite cuisine that is the cornerstone of our event. Their generosity ensures that the vast majority of support raised at the event will go directly towards serving Communities In Schools students. Join us for a lively evening of delectable culinary creations, live music in the world-renowned Moody Theater, and an exciting live auction. This is a night to celebrate the success of Communities In Schools students and raise financial support for critical dropout prevention services.

At Communities In Schools, we amplify the power of each student's potential by connecting them to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed. We place dedicated, full-time social workers on school campuses with high concentrations of students living in poverty. By working directly inside schools, we support students in ways that go beyond the classroom. We build lasting relationships with partners across our community to help students succeed in school today, so they can go further tomorrow.

Event Co-chairs

Christie Curtis
Kathy Terry

Event Committee

Melissa Burnett
Leslie Davenport
Carol Gormin
Aynsley Interiano
Joanna Klose
Barbara Knaggs
Petie Lewis
Melody McCaig
Kristi Moriarty
Sarah Perot
Jackie Price
Kathryn Ross
Tia Sales
Amber Scanio
Jessica Scott
Kerry Ugarte

For information about how to get involved, please contact Lila Weatherly at

The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Learn more about our evidenced-based dropout prevention work at

Thank you to our sponsors!


Presenting Sponsor

Postgraduate Sponsor


Graduate School Sponsor

PRJ Foundation


University Sponsor

Friends of CIS


Middle School Sponsor

Capitol Chevrolet
Excel Property Company, LLC
Felicia & Craig Hester
Kristi & David Moriarty
Kathryn Ross


Elementary School Sponsor

Marcia & Barry Silverberg
Austin Cops for Charities
Focus Strategies Investment Banking
Luther King Capital Management


Media Sponsors

Contact Us

Communities In Schools of Central Texas
Questions? Please contact Lila Weatherly at


ACL Live at The Moody Theater, West Willie Nelson Boulevard, Austin, TX, USA

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