Spark After Dark was a birthday celebration like no other. Members of the community came out to learn, play, give, and celebrate Thinkery’s 40th year of joyful learning. Together we raised over $250,000 to ensure joyful learning is available for ALL children and families in Central Texas through the Open Door Initiative. Thank you to everyone that attended for helping make this possible!
Special thanks to Marley Ramirez for sharing her Thinkery story; our Spark After Dark Co-Chairs Denise Adame Garcia and Kelli Hodges; Spark After Dark Host Committee; President K.C. Barner, President-elect Jonelle Bradshaw De Hernandez; Presenting Sponsor Texas Children’s Hospital; Playfulness Sponsors Austin Subaru and H-E-B; Belonging Sponsors Netspend and Mint Builders; and all our Innovation Sponsors, Collaboration Sponsors, and In-Kind Sponsors.
As CEO Andy Bell said, “We have learned after 40 years, that in order to go far, we can’t go alone.” It takes a community coming together to unlock possibilities for children across the region. The support from our community has allowed us to serve over one million children and families these past 40 years, and with community we’re looking forward to creating access to millions more as we equip and inspire the next generation of confident, creative thinkers for 40 more years.
Want to attend Austin’s most playful party next year? Donate $500 or more to secure your complimentary tickets to Spark After Dark 2024 and sign up for Thinkery’s monthly newsletter to stay up-to-date on all our upcoming events.