2022 Grow the Village Gala

We are honored by all of the support of our community and currently SOLD OUT of tickets! If you would like to be added to the wait list please email kc@fostervillageaustin.org

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Thu, September 29, 2022
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM CT

Canyonwood Ridge
250 S Canyonwood Dr
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

A night when our community comes together for fellowship, fun, and to support foster families in our city and beyond. 


Please join us for our 4th annual Grow the Village Gala presented by the Ann Bunnell Memorial Fund. This event is one of our favorite nights of the year. We love hosting this beautiful event to connect with those who are passionate about creating brighter futures for children and families in our community and helping breaking generational cycles of adversity.


We are excited to be gathering again in person this year and will have the Cowboy Auctioneers joining us for an amazing live auction experience, moving guest speakers, cocktail hour, catered dinner, open bar, silent auction, and stories of inspiration. It will be an unforgettable evening!


September 29th, 2022 at Canyonwood Ridge in Dripping Springs. Cocktail attire recommended. 

Giving Levels

$250 Therapeutic Support

Foster Village staff includes seasoned social workers, Child Development experts, Behavioral Health specialists, and experienced foster and adoptive parents. They have an immense amount of knowledge and tools that they are sharing with caregivers on a daily basis to help children heal from trauma. All of their therapeutic support services are free to foster families, kinship caregivers, and biological parents of kids in foster care. $250 covers the costs of these professional services that typically aren’t accessible for the most at-risk families.

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$500 Critical Necessities

Over $5 Million in critical support provided since 2016. Every day families come to Foster Village’s resource centers to get new beds, car seats, clothing, and all of the basics for kids who were placed in their homes with just the clothes on their backs. The average Welcome Pack provided for each child is $500-$1000 worth of basic needs. This is the entry point for families to then receive holistic wraparound support from Foster Village until each child reaches family permanency.

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$1,000 Restoring Families

Through their Partners in Permanency program they’ve helped over 400 families safely reunify since 2016. Parents are equipped with proven tools and strategies, foster parents are trained on how to serve as an extension of family, and financial barriers like housing, transportation, and job training are bridged through these funds. This is the only program of its kind and setting a new standard for how we approach foster care.

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$2,500 A Village in Every Community

Foster Village currently has 11 locations nationwide with 3 more positioned to launch in 2023. $2500 helps cover the training costs the team here in Austin puts in to get a new location off the ground. This year they’ve been working on an innovative e-learning platform that will take their affiliate program to the next level in how quickly and efficiently they can train other communities on their model.

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$5,000 From Placement to Permanency

Over 2,000 vulnerable children served each year. Your donation ensures that all of their basic and therapeutic needs are met from the time they’re placed in a new home until they reach permanency through reunification or adoption. Foster Village’s goal is to break generational cycles of adversity by giving children and families the access they need to beat the odds.

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Unwind In Tetonia, Idaho

4 night stay for up to 5 people in Black Beauty Cabin




Expires October 2023. Subject to Availability.

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Down by the Bay

- 3 night stay in The Whoop House on Key Allegro near Rockport, TX
- 2 Tupelo Goods beach bags
- $400 in Free Fly gift cards
- Deep Eddy gift basket




Subject to Availability. 

Expiration: December 31, 2023

Black Out Dates: November 23-27 2022, May 25-30 2023, June 28-July 5 2023, August 31 - September 5 2023

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Can't join the event? You can still support this cause…


Foster Village Inc. KC Richardson Dripping Springs, TX kc@fostervillageaustin.org 214-789-3664