IDRA 50th Anniversary Gala in San Antonio

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Over 300 people gathered with us at the Red Berry Estate in San Antonio to celebrate the legacy of the IDRA community and look toward the next 50 years of supporting students and public schools across the country.

Featured speaker Dolores HuertaIn 1973, a small group of concerned citizens set out to challenge inequities in Texas public schools and defend all students and their right to an excellent and equitable education.

Since then, IDRA has grown into a national non-profit that influences policy; guides school leaders and teachers; conducts research; and creates powerful student and parent leadership programs.

IDRA’s work focuses on students of color, emergent bilingual students, and students from families with limited means across the U.S. South, particularly in Texas and Georgia.

As we celebrate 50 years, we also honor those who’ve worked in collaboration with us to ensure every student receives a high-quality education that prepares them for college and a powerful future.

See the gala program (PDF).

See our gala photo gallery.

See our 50th anniversary video gallery.

See the commentary: Civil rights icon Dolores Huerta, 93 and ‘still raising hell, by Nancy M. Preyor-Johnson, San Antonio Express-News

Presenting Sponsor


Education Ally Sponsor

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Innovation Sponsor

Future Builder Sponsors


Unidos US logo

Reception Sponsors

The Office of Texas State Senator José Menéndez

The Office of Texas State Rep. Mary González

Photo Station Sponsor

Thanks also to Canon Solutions America for printing support.

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When: November 2, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm CDT
Location: The Red Berry Estate
856 Gembler Road
San Antonio, Texas 78219

See our sponsorship opportunities!

Dream Team Sponsors $25,000

Education Ally Sponsor: $15,000

Innovation Sponsor $5,000

Future Builder Sponsor (Non-profit) $3,500

And more!