Special Events

Save the Date: May 29th, 2015

Our 15th Annual Campaign Breakfast featuring author, Debra Jay

Check back for more details as they become available in the months to come.



Results of Our Most Recent Events

Community Educational Event

Tara Conner made a big impact on the high school students and their parents.  She was authentic and transparent in her story of recovery.  Tara spoke to over a 1,000 students at the following high schools: St. Mary’s Hall, Alamo Heights High School, Boerne High School and Boerne Champion.

One of our board members wrote this:

     “Tara’s visit was a great success.  She has a way of reaching out to kids that is amazing.  The way they responded to her after her talk at St. Mary’s Hall was something I had to see to believe.  One by one they waited to speak with her…many in tears, obviously sharing burdens they were carrying that needed to be lifted.”

We would like to share a quote with you from a leader at St. Mary’s Hall:

    “I’m so glad to hear Tara felt like she’d make a difference, and if you can pass on to her that she truly did and that she has made a life-altering impact on our students here, please do.”            

An evening with
“Miss USA 2006″
Tara Conner

Tara Conner fist pump

“Recovering the Crown”
Breaking the Cycle of Addiction
Oct 2, 2014

We thank the Alamo Heights High School for hosting the event!

Tara Conner is a singer/songwriter, actress, television personality
and model; as well as an advocate and voice of long-term recovery.
Please join us as she shares her experience, strength, and hope
with the San Antonio community.

Photo courtesy of Miss Universe L.P., LLLP


Our 14th Annual Campaign Breakfast was our most successful fundraising event to date!

Thank you to our Sponsors, Underwriters, In-Kind donors and the 100’s of supporters who gave at the Breakfast!! Thanks to you we had a 34% increase in giving when compared to our breakfast last year!

Carroll Jackson kicked off the Breakfast by introducing the Rt. Reverend John H. MacNaughton.  Rev. MacNaughton led a crowd of approximately 450 people in prayer and spoke about how he brought the PDAP program to San Antonio in 1977.  Kirk Hewitt, Rise Recovery’s Board Treasurer and Breakfast Chairman, gave a state of the union address as it pertained to Rise Recovery.  Trish Frye, Program Director, talked about the genesis of Rise Recovery and how the PDAP program is not going anywhere but is actually building steam and moving us towards the future.  Jeff Jay, keynote presenter and clinical interventionist, gave a wonderful presentation about addiction and intervention.

In closing, we were blessed with another successful fundraising Breakfast.  Thank you to all of our Sponsors, In-Kind Donors and Underwriters!

We are looking forward to our 15th Annual Campaign Breakfast!


Jeff Jay presentation from the Breakfast

Mother and Son Testimony

Congratulations to the following winners of our Raffle Baskets:

Basket #1: Jenny Bueno

Basket #2: Lourdes Ramirez

Basket #3: Zachary Serwer

Basket #4: Bryan Tucker


Help double $30K to $60K+

UPDATE: We raised more than $85,000 in our recent Matching Grant during the 2013 holiday season.  We would like to thank all of our generous supporters!

Dec. 31, 2013 - Last day to help Rise Recovery receive a $30,000 matching grant graciously donated by anonymous supporters of the Palmer Drug Abuse Program. All donations given to Rise Recovery for PDAP between now and Dec.31st will be matched, dollar for dollar for PDAP. Donations given to the matching challenge grant will double the impact of programs. This means for every dollar our supporters give, PDAP will receive two!  Please consider a donation to PDAP and help spread hope this holiday season.