A virtual event to honor extraordinary youth

in foster care and those that shine light in their lives.


Thursday, September 30, 2021
The stream will begin at 6:15 p.m. and the program to begin at 6:30 p.m.


Trevor Scott from CBS “We Are Austin” will return as our emcee


Host Committee:
Suzy Balagia | Amber Carden | Stacia & Quan Cosby | Shannon & Steve Hicks
Allison Edwards | Natalie & Tim Sheridan | Mimi & Allen Smith

Enjoy Special Musical Performances FromĀ 

Pat Green

Bob Schneider

W.C. Clark

Keynote Speaker:

Ashley Rhodes-Courter

“Motivating change in Three Little Words”

Thank you to our donation matching sponsors:

Shannon & Steve Hicks

The McBride Family

Because of their generous support, all donations made on the day of the Shining Stars Celebration will be matched up to $40,000!

Thank you to our sponsors:

Suzy Balagia & Amber Carden

Allison Edwards

Doria & Jay Hanna

Jeanne & Lew Little

Gavin & Holly Mace MassingillĀ 

Kathy & Joe Petet

Holly & Kevin Priestner

Natalie & Tim Sheridan

The Allen & Mimi Smith Family Foundation

The University of Texas at Austin

Lynn & Bill Walker