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Kealing Center Stage

Dinner: Catered by Opal Divine's with vegetarian options and non-alcoholic beverages included in admission

Drinks: Full cash bar

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Donate Auction Items

Have auction items to donate for silent or live auction at Kealing Center Stage?  Have auction questions?  Contact Auction Chair Beth Jewell at kcsauction2015@gmail.com.

Auction items ideas:

  • Restaurant gift cards (Very popular last year!!)
  • Lessons in music/language/programming/sports/photography/etc
  • House concerts
  • Dinner parties
  • Family portrait sessions
  • Hotel/B&B/Vacation Home room nights
  • iPods/iPads/eReaders/tablets
  • Tickets to sports/music events
  • Spa service/treatment
  • Group outings
All donated Items valued $100 or above will receive SPONSORSHIP RECOGNITION


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Sponsorship Opportunities - FAMILY or BUSINESS

Get recognized on the KCS EVENT WEBSITE, in the EVENT PROGRAM, on the EVENT BANNER and/or on a KMS OUTDOOR BANNER!  We'll also get you and your friends into the event with VIP seating.  For more information or questions, contact KCS Chair Susan Lo at kmscenterstage@gmail.com. See sponsorship info document for details. Please also submit this form in addition to submitting payment through eventbrite or check.

INDIE BAND - $100-$249

RISING STAR - $250-$499

  • 2 Event Tickets
  • Recognition on Event Website and Program
  • 4 Event Tickets
  • Recognition on Event Website, Banner, and Program

ROCK STAR - $500-$999

MUSICAL ICON - $1000-$1999

  • 6 Event Tickets
  • Recognition on Event Banner, Website, and Program
  • Name/Logo listed on Event Website with Live Links
  • Priority Name/Logo Recognition on Event Banner, Event Program, and on Event venue monitors
  • NEW Outdoor Banner recognition at Kealing Middle School
  • 8 Event Tickets
  • VIP Seating at Event
  • Recognition on Event Banner, Website, and Program
  • Name/Logo listed on Event Website with Live Links
  • Priority Name/Logo Recognition on Event Banner, Event Program, and on Event venue monitors
  • NEW Outdoor Banner recognition at Kealing Middle School
  • Special live “Shout Out” by emcee during Event

PLATINUM LEGEND - $2000+ (Dream Big)

  • Musical Icon benefits, PLUS
  • Meet & Greet with event musicians
  • VIP speaking role at the event (great chance to plug your business!)

Platinum Legend

Susannah and Jase Auby

Opal Divines

Add YOUR Name/Business

Musical Icons

Tim Mahoney

Tim Mahoney, Attorney at Law, P.C.

Wild Seeds

Courtney and Blake Houston

Mike and Maggie Gallagher

Greg and Margaret Connor

Jason and Angie Lippman

The Desai-McMinn Family

Sarah Bird, Author

The Ansorge Zambarano Family

Michelle Hoelscher-Free Range Retouching and Design

Melissa Stone Meyers, Attorney

Add YOUR Name/Business

Rock Stars







ABM Photography




Spiral Notebooks

Lina Lo and Maurice Knight

Bill and Shelley Kilday

The Fingerman/Yeazell Family

Alexandra and Paul Saenz

The Boswell/Baldridge Family

Keith and Evangelina Kreeger

The Ugarte Family

Jimi and Vivian Ballard,The Fairview B and B

The Waldinger Family

The DeGrasse Family

Allison and Kelly Dwyer


Beth Jewell,MS,LPC

Principal Robin Lowe

Rani Sam

Add YOUR Name/Business

Rising Stars

Becky and Phil Svahn

Sail and Ski Center

Matt and Megan Kressin

Gillian Redfearn/Lyman Labry Architect

Logan Pearce Photography

Elizabeth McGuire Photography

A couple of parents who are grateful to Kealing teaching staff

Macmillan Publishing

KOOP Radio

Capital Strategies of Met Life, Andrew Motes

Jimmy Alan Hall,PLLC

Crenshaws Athletic Club

Spicewood Springs Animal Hospital

Stephanie and Tony Jarnigan

Wolf Sittler

Marianne Baker and David Bolduc

The Layne Family

The Foucher Family

The Dashiell Family

The Knifton Family

The Schuelke Family

The Strandwitz Family

The Shishima Sosa Family

Cindy Saiter

Karen Habib,Ph.D

Lara Eakins

Dr. Clark Wernecke

Dr. Christopher Bell

Captain Polly


Lynn Boswell, Archivist


Scheleen Walker and Jim Walker

Add YOUR Name/Business

Indie Bands

Stellar Communications/Amy Hufford

Southwest Pediatric Associates and Dr.Vaishalee Patil, MD

Anne Hebert and Garland Turner

Quickie Pickie

Gerry and Susan Urbach

Laura and Russell Gold

Dan, Mac and Jessie Connolly

Brian Deterling

Verbena Floral Design

Karen Light-The Show on the Road

Anne Heinen

South Congress Massage

Maria Pantina, Suzuki Cello School of Austin

Austin Sailboat Rentals,LLC

J.C. Schmeil and Ashley McLain

Jameson Interiors

Over the Rainbow


De De Church and Associates,LLC.

Eastside Yoga


Zach Scott Theatre

Franklin Barbecue

Master Pancake Theater

Geoffrey and Helen Gilbert

East Side Market

Liana Frey and Paul Miller

Friends of Kealing

Suzanne Plummer and James Clark

Law Offices of Douglas A.Booth

FOLIO Communications Group LLC

Kendall and Charlie Pace

Barclay Papers

Priddy Publishing

Breath and Body Yoga

Fitness Doctors

Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

Elizabeth Street Café

Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

Jeffrey Swan,M.A.,LPC

Lance Blanks

Stillpoint Akido Systems

Maine Root Soda

Republic of Texas Tequila

Mr. Shoaf and Mr. Barton

Mr. Hendrex, Mr. Shoaf,and Mrs. Crouch

Mr. Natenberg

Mrs. Crouch and Mrs. Conrad

In Honor of Ms. Kelie Carter

The Allums-Murthy Family

The Bates Family

The Kerwick Family

Carlson Family

The Dulaney Family

BKZ Foods

Catherine and Steven Waters

Dr. Mary Kay Belcher

Kim Mosley and Edwin Williams

Kristin and Christopher Gossett

Add YOUR Name/Business

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Kealing Center Stage 2015

Kealing Middle School PTA

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 6:30 PM - Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

Kealing Center Stage 2015

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Buy-in 7th Grade Deep Eddy Pool Party
Current 7th graders: celebrate the end of school with a pool party with your classmates at Deep Eddy Pool! Your $20 donation to Kealing includes admission to the pool and snacks from the concession stand. Adult hosts will chaperone. Party will be on Friday, June 5th from 2 to 5 pm: that's the first day of summer vacation! Hosted by the Barrera-Waters, Saiter Connolly, Deterling, Saenz and Uyeki families.
17 Tickets Ended $20.00 $1.39
Buy-in Vegan Italian Dinner Party
Vegan Italian Dinner Party with 4 other couples at the home of Matthew and Megan Kressin. Come Relax and Enjoy! Date: May 23. Price is Per Couple.
2 Tickets Ended $63.00 $2.25
Buy-in Kealing parent/student scavenger hunt
Kealing Parent/Student Scavenger Hunt at Republic Square Park (Downtown Austin). Participants can form teams and no limit to the size of teams. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams. 4/25 at 10:00 am with a rain date: 5/3/15. Hosted by Bill and Shelley Kilday. Price is per parent/student pair.
14 Tickets Ended $30.00 $1.59
Buy-in 6th grade parent happy hour
May 7, 2015 from 6:30-8:30. All parents of current Kealing 6th graders are invited to an (almost) end of the school year happy hour. Join us to see old friends and meet new ones while we enjoy drinks, snacks and good company. This is an adult-only event, so please leave your kids at home. The party starts at 6:30 and ends at 8:30. Come for the whole thing or stop in for a bit. Either way, we hope to see you there! Price is per person. Hosted by Burton Baldridge, Amy & Doug Dashiell, Liz & Rob McGuire, Lauren & Berkley Simmons, and Cord & Leslie Dover.
74 Tickets Ended $25.00 $1.49
Buy-in Kealing Bike Club Historic East Austin Bike Tour
Do like riding bikes? Do you enjoy experiencing local history? Sign up to join Kealing Bike Club’s special East Austin Historic Bike Tour. Join Mr Hendrex, Mr Shoaf and Ms Crouch on a leisurely bike tour of some of Austin’s historic sites in the East Austin Cultural Heritage District. Kealing Bike club can provide bikes, helmets and water bottles as needed. Friday May 8th from 3-4:30. The rain date will be Friday May 22nd. Price is per person. Adults only.
3 Tickets Ended $30.00 $1.59
Buy-in 7th Grade Moms Happy Hour
Happy hour for moms of current 7th graders in a Tarrytown or Pemberton Heights home. Date is still TBD, but it likely will be a Saturday in October. Hosted by Shelley Kilday, Tutu Somerville, and Jennifer Foucher. Price is per person
12 Tickets Ended $35.00 $1.69
Buy-in Brown Bag Lunch with Topher
Have a brown bag lunch with Topher Bradfield on 6/5/15 @ 11 am to 1 pm at Book People. Spend time learning the ins and outs of a bookstore. Bring your brown bag lunch, please. For kids only. About Topher: "Topher Bradfield is our in house mad man, genius, ring leader, foam sword wielding, chocolate scarfing, brilliant outreach coordinator and all around stick of dynamite in goat leg pants." He is also the director of Camp Half Blood. Price is per person.
Sold Out Ended $30.00 $1.59
Sound Project Consultation and Advice
An eighth grade National Junior Honor Society student will spend two one-on-one hours with a sixth grade student during a science teacher's office hours in order to help advise and consult on the musical instrument sound project. Item is for the 2015-2016 school year.
1 Ticket Ended $10.00 $1.19

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Event Details

Kealing Center Stage History

Why Kids Love Kealing

Kealing Middle School, which opened in the fall of 1930, is named for Hightower Theodore Kealing, an Austin African-American educator, writer, editor, and activist. Today, Kealing is a unique school in the Austin Independent School District which offers an Academy Program that provides a rigorous and engaging curriculum to students in its East Austin neighborhood, and a comprehensive advanced academic Magnet Program that educates students from all over the city of Austin.

Kealing Center Stage began primarily as a community building event. Over the past three years, this fundraiser has developed to become the largest annual fundraising event for Kealing PTA. This event is supported and attended by a remarkable community of Kealing families, faculty, staff, friends, and businesses which have all come together to raise funds for Kealing PTA.

Kealing PTA supports Kealing Middle School by providing funding to many school-wide key initiatives including:

  • Technology needs for students
  • Teachers’ attendance at national conferences for professional development
  • Educational field trips for students
  • Popular programs such as music production and robotics

Kealing Center Stage 2015 will take place at Opal Divine’s Penn Field location on Saturday, April 11 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Please join us for dinner catered by Opal Divine’s, enjoy live music featuring Wild Seeds and The Spiral Notebooks, and bid on fantastic silent and live auction items.

Please consider donating an auction item, becoming a sponsor for this year’s event, and/or encouraging your friends and community businesses to do the same! Thank you for your consideration and support!

KCS Chair | Susan Lo
KCS Auction Chair | Beth Jewell
KCS Sponsorship/Ticket Co-chairs | Suze Ansorge & Bob Zambarano

Have questions about Kealing Center Stage 2015? Contact Kealing Middle School PTA

When & Where

Opal Divine’s Penn Field
3601 S Congress Ave
Ste K
Austin, TX 78704

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 6:30 PM - Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

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