Breakthrough Fort Worth's Fancy Meal Luncheon raises $80,000 for local Fort Worth students from under-resourced communities

Breakthrough Fort Worth (BTFW), which has a 30-year tradition of bringing together high-achieving students from Fort Worth schools and pairing them with like-minded, aspiring classroom leaders from across the nation, hosted its annual Fancy Meal Luncheon on June 15 at the Fort Worth Club.

More than 225 members of the Fort Worth community came together with BTFW graduates, teaching fellows, and students in celebration.

Commemorating its 30th anniversary, BTFW Executive Director, Joe Breedlove, kicked off the party, detailing the affiliate's early days and providing insights from beginning leaders who mentored him. Past Program Director, Nicole Masole, and current Operations Director, Rudi Flores, provided overviews of BTFW's growth and strategic future.

Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker was in attendance, speaking briefly to congratulate the BTFW program and its team for 30 years of commitment to students.

In addition to fostering connections between community leaders and BTFW students and teachers, the annual Fancy Meal Luncheon raises money to ensure resources for BTFW students to fulfill their summer and school-year classes, workshops, and activities.

Jointly chaired by Carly and Stephen Tatum alongside Kate and Sam More, this year's event raised more than $80,000.

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