BIG WEEKEND
March 1-3

Celebrate our 43rd Birthday and support Open Door and your favorite TacoTakedown Teams
on Amplify Austin Day


~~ March 1-2 ~~
Then join us at Threadgill's
on March 3 for the party and taco-eating contest!

Click the cake to go to our Amplify Austin page

Amplify Austin 2018: 24 Hours of Giving
March 1, 6:00 p.m. — March 2, 6:00 p.m.

We're gearing up for Amplify Austin Day!  You can schedule your donation now, or join us, LIVE, on March 1-2.  This year we will celebrate Amplify the following day at our Birthday Party and Taco Takedown (details below).  Support your favorite school and your favorite taco team through Amplify!

Open Door Preschools Amplify page: https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/OPENDOORPRESCHOOLS

Taco TakeDown Teams:
Central -- Oh, The Places You'll Taco:  https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/centraltacoteam
East -- 3 Amigos + 1:  https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/easttacoteam
M Station --Taco Terminators:  https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/MStationTacoTerminators

Individual Fundraisers (alphabetical by last name or company name).  New Fundraisers will be added as new pages are approved. 
Meghan Alexaner:  https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/meghanopendoorcampaign2018
Tony Clark:  https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/tonytwocouches
Larry Elsner:  https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/makeamericagreatagainopendoor2018
Laura Gold:  https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/YourOpenDoorCampaign2018
Glenn Goodrich:  https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/opendoorglenn2018
Hayden & Ancely:  https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/BoardFellows_OpenDoorCampaign_2018
Kirsten Ingram:  https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/KirstenOpenDoor2018
Cathy McHorse:  https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/CathyMcHorse2018OpenDoor
Cherisse Robisonhttps://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/cherisseopendoor2018

Celebrate Open Door's 43rd Birthday & TACO TAKEDOWN!
March 3, 2018
Threadgill's World Headquarters

Open Door is 43 this year!  Come join the celebration on Saturday, March 3 at 10:30 a.m., at Threadgill's World Headquarters on Riverside.  It will be fun for all, with free admission, kid's rap artist Big Don, eats for purchase, birthday cake, and at noon our ever-exciting taco eating contest:  THE TACO TAKEDOWN.  Each school's Taco Team will raise funds through Amplify Austin

In the meantime, here are a few pics from last year's party!

 

2017 Fall Fête at The Thinkery, September 16

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For forty-two years, Open Door Preschools has -- with the generous support of our community sponsors -- transformed the ideal of inclusion into a beautiful reality.  Over the years, we have also learned how to throw a really great party, and the 2017 Fall Fête: What a Colorful World, at the Thinkery, was no exception! Great friends and community supporters, fabulous food and drink, rockin' music, fun activities, and lively camaraderie created a wonderful time for all!

~~ Congratulations to our 2017 Honorees ~~

Lack Family Visionary Volunteer AwarD -- 3M

If you ever need to get something done, round up a dedicated group of engineers with their own tools.

Opening New Doors Award -- The Honorable Sarah Eckhardt

Former Open Door parent who carries the torch for social justice as Travis County Judge.

Opening New Doors Award -- Lee Manford and Casey Blass

AIDS activists whose generosity to Open Door and many other local nonprofits has made Austin a better, more caring community.

MANY THANKS to our Fall Fête SPONSORS

James M. Campbell    *    The Eppler Charitable Trust    *    Lee Manford and Casey Blass    *    Samsung Austin Semiconductor    *    Tisch Scott   *   3M

James M. Campbell    *    The Eppler Charitable Trust    *    Lee Manford and Casey Blass    *    Samsung Austin Semiconductor    *    Tisch Scott   *   3M

Jackson Walker LLP   *   Jarrell and Shirley Rubinett Family Foundation   *   Chris Long and David C. Smith    *  Maxwell Locke and Ritter LLP   *   John and Denise McGlothlin   *   Ed and Cathy McHorse    *  Norton Rose Fullbright

Jackson Walker LLP   *   Jarrell and Shirley Rubinett Family Foundation   *   Chris Long and David C. Smith    * 
Maxwell Locke and Ritter LLP   *   John and Denise McGlothlin   *   Ed and Cathy McHorse    *  Norton Rose Fullbright

Alexander Law Firm  *  Austin Area Chevy Dealers  *  Paul Carapetyan and Julia Spann  *  Tony and Kate Clark  *  Dr. Beverly Dale  *  William Dickson  *  Martin and Darci Dies  *  Larry Elsner and Benita Rubinett  *  Goodtime Bingo  *  Charlotte and Bill Hale  *  Pradeep and Rushmi Kumar  *  Marco and Tracey Matchefts  *  Tom and Kay McHorse  *  Mike Nellis and Cherisse Robison  *  Drew and Piper Stege Nelson  *  Public Consulting Group, Inc.  *  Josh and April Romero  *  Seton Healthcare Family  *  Whole Foods Market

Alexander Law Firm  *  Austin Area Chevy Dealers  *  Paul Carapetyan and Julia Spann  *  Tony and Kate Clark  * 
Dr. Beverly Dale  *  William Dickson  *  Martin and Darci Dies  *  Larry Elsner and Benita Rubinett  *  Goodtime Bingo  *  Charlotte and Bill Hale  *  Pradeep and Rushmi Kumar  *  Marco and Tracey Matchefts  *  Tom and Kay McHorse  *  Mike Nellis and Cherisse Robison  *  Drew and Piper Stege Nelson  *  Public Consulting Group, Inc.  *  Josh and April Romero  *  Seton Healthcare Family  *  Whole Foods Market

Wayne Bockmon and Chris Jimmerson  *  David Borden and Tamara Atkinson  *  Char Dison  *  Lloyd and Libby Doggett  *  Pam Chandler and Patrick Ousey, FAB Architecture  *  Frost Bank  *  Marilyn Gibb  *  Lynn Hailstone  *  Janey and Melvin Lack  *  Coleen Linden  *  Joe and Janis Pinnelli  *  Rodney and Gail Susholtz  *  Emily  Yeager

Wayne Bockmon and Chris Jimmerson  *  David Borden and Tamara Atkinson  *  Char Dison  *  Lloyd and Libby Doggett  *  Pam Chandler and Patrick Ousey, FAB Architecture  *  Frost Bank  *  Marilyn Gibb  *  Lynn Hailstone  *  Janey and Melvin Lack  *  Coleen Linden  *  Joe and Janis Pinnelli  *  Rodney and Gail Susholtz  *  Emily  Yeager

Carol and Chris Adams  *  Michelle and R.J. Adams  *  Gregory Barbutti  *  Buddy Beger  *  Linda Biderman  *  Donna Bueche  *  Sue Carpenter and Mark Schnug  *  Covert Chevrolet-Buick-GMC, Inc.  *  Rebecca and Mark Davis  *  Dell Direct Giving Campaign  *  James Dunnam and Tracey Tisdale  *  Jean Elsner  *  Jennifer Walker Gates  *  Laura Gold  *  Glenn and Jennifer Goodrich  *  Laura Griebel  *  Catherine and Clarke Heidrick  *  Kirsten and Wally Ingram  *  Mary Kahle  *  Christopher King and Cody Brady  *  Law Office of Robert Daniel  *  Emily Little  *  Everett and Tracy McKinley  *  Mrs. Meredith Murray  *  Elliott Naishtat  *  Dan and Susan Pruett  *  Lynn Rubinett and Rick Levy  *  Scott and Donna Samuelson  *  Ben Sargent and Diane Holloway  *  Krisinda Smith  *  TexStar Chiropractic Clinics  *  Andrea Torres and Lawrence Lyman  *  Tim Trickey and Jenny Whitten  *  Will Tung  *  Colin and Michelle Wallis  *  Linda and Jim Welsh  *  Marilyn and Matthew Willson  *  Elaine Xu

Carol and Chris Adams  *  Michelle and R.J. Adams  *  Gregory Barbutti  *  Buddy Beger  *  Linda Biderman  *  Donna Bueche  *  Sue Carpenter and Mark Schnug  *  Covert Chevrolet-Buick-GMC, Inc.  *  Rebecca and Mark Davis  *  Dell Direct Giving Campaign  *  James Dunnam and Tracey Tisdale  *  Jean Elsner  *  Jennifer Walker Gates  *  Laura Gold  *  Glenn and Jennifer Goodrich  *  Laura Griebel  *  Catherine and Clarke Heidrick  *  Kirsten and Wally Ingram  *  Mary Kahle  *  Christopher King and Cody Brady  *  Law Office of Robert Daniel  *  Emily Little  *  Everett and Tracy McKinley  *  Mrs. Meredith Murray  *  Elliott Naishtat  *  Dan and Susan Pruett  *  Lynn Rubinett and Rick Levy  *  Scott and Donna Samuelson  *  Ben Sargent and Diane Holloway  *  Krisinda Smith  *  TexStar Chiropractic Clinics  *  Andrea Torres and Lawrence Lyman  *  Tim Trickey and Jenny Whitten  *  Will Tung  *  Colin and Michelle Wallis  *  Linda and Jim Welsh  *  Marilyn and Matthew Willson  *  Elaine Xu

Thank you to everyone for helping us build
a more wonderful, colorful world, one child at a time.


Celebrating 42 Years!

Celebrating 42 Years!

Open Door's 42nd Birthday Party
and Taco Takedown

April 29, 2017

What a Fabulous celebration we had at Threadgill's on Riverside, with Live Music, Cakewalks, Games, the Taco Takedown, and Teacher of the Year Awards!

 

Thank You to our Birthday Party Sponsors

Cakewalk Sponsor: Shirley Rubinett
Party Hat Sponsors: Alexander Law Firm; Carol Corley Nelson; Janis and Joe Pinnelli
Balloon Sponsors: Ada Belle Fudell; Ed and Cathy McHorse; Kate Graham and Mike London; Diane Holloway; Cecilia Lynch; Brooks, Edythe, and Alberta Wright
Party Games Sponsors: Nathan Eakle; William and Janet Krejci; Richard and Cahterine Nathan; Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. Seibold

Teacher of the Year Awards

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Stephanie Cruz (M Station),
Kirby Delgado (Central),
and Sarah Boas (East)
were recognized
as Teachers of the Year and received the Nira Changwatchai Living the Mission award.


Amplify Austin Day March 2-3, 2017

Open Door Preschools raised nearly $19,000 plus $10,000 in matching funds during this year's Amplify Austin Day!
Thank you for your generous support!

 

How to Talk to Our Kids When times are Tough

An OPEN DOOR COMMUNITY EVENT with Diane Hoffman, LPC

February 23, 2017

 
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Open Door Celebrates Teacher Excellence

the Austin Association for the Education of Young Children (AAEYC) recognized two Open Door Teachers for their outstanding work with children -- Congratulations Chantal and Brandy!
Read the whole article here

February 21, 2017