Austin ISD donors showed generous support to district students and staff members affected by the October 31 flooding in Central Texas with a combined contribution of $142,900 to-date. About 360 students and 25 AISD staff members lost their homes or were temporarily displaced due to extensive flood damage.
Jeanne and Michael Klein donated $50,000 to The Austin Project for direct assistance for families with children enrolled in AISD as well as for district employees who were displaced by the storms. In addition, the Tapestry and Buena Vista foundations joined efforts to provide a $20,000 challenge grant for a total of a $40,000 contribution to The Austin Project for assistance. Those grants were matched and exceeded, thanks to a $20,000 donation from the Moody Foundation, a $15,000 donation from Wells Fargo, a $10,000 donation from Sandy and Lisa Gottesman and additional donations from The Links, Inc.-Town Lake Chapter and MWM Design Group. Additional support has been provided through contributions from the superintendent, her senior cabinet and AISD board of trustees.
To make a contribution to AISD students and staff affected by the floods, please visit The Austin Project’s “Get Involved” section at theaustinproject.org/get-involved/donate.