“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to leave our children...

one is roots and the other is wings.”

Program Overview

The Rise School of Austin is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and therefore does not receive government funding. We depend on the generosity of our community to cover 60% of our operating costs. The Roots and Wings Fund helps to keep our exceptional educational experience affordable for more families and close the gap between tuition dollars and the actual cost of a Rise education for our students. 


It is through the support of our parents, grandparents, alumni, staff, board, and the greater Austin community that our program thrives today – from faculty salaries and professional development, to inclusive, research-driven academic programs and financial aid – the collective impact of giving to Rise is truly profound. 

How to Participate

Membership Options


Annual members contribute a one-time donation or pledge to be paid by July 31, 2020.  Please email Rachel Parr at rparr@riseschoolaustin.org to make a pledge or use the link below to make a gift online.



Sustaining members pledge to donate a specified amount every year for a period of up to 5 years. Spreading support over time can be easier on your budget and provides a steady, reliable stream of income to our program. Please fill out and sign a pledge form and return it to The Rise School of Austin via mail: Attn: Rachel Parr, 4800 Manor Road, Building J, Austin TX 78723 or email rparr@riseschoolaustin.org. 

Contributions to The Roots and Wings Fund are tax-deductible. You can make your payment with cash, check, credit card, wire transfer, or securities. Questions? Please call 512-891-1682.


  • An Inclusion Model for Diverse Learners

     The best possible start for any child. 

  • A Dream Team of Early Childhood Experts

     Led by Master’s level teachers in            every classroom.

  • A Research-Driven Curriculum

     High-performance learning, tailored      to diverse abilities.

  • Integrated and Enriching Therapies

     Fostering growth in each domain of        a child’s development.

  • An Intentionally Designed Environment

     Where preschool becomes state-of-        the-art.

  • Family and Parental Support

     A loving and supportive community. 

Matching gifts:

We encourage you to see if your employer will match your donation. Additional support to Rise is provided each year through the generosity of corporate matching gift programs. A corporate match may allow you to double or even triple the amount of your gift! The matching dollars will be credited to you, and you will receive donor recognition for the total amount. 

Please note in the special instructions section that your donation

is on behalf of The Roots & Wings Fund.

Membership benefits:

  • Gifts are tax-deductible

  • Invitation to The Roots and Wings Fund reception

  • Exclusive communication and invitations from Rise

  • Recognition displayed at The Rise School of Austin

  • Recognition at events, on website and in the Annual Report

  • Token of appreciation


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4800 Manor Road

Building J

Austin, TX 78723