Four new Board members join Mainspring

Press Release: July 25, 2019

The Board of Directors of leading local nonprofit preschool and family services provider Mainspring Schools unanimously voted to add 4 proven Austin leaders to its governing body.

Mainspring Schools, a South Austin nonprofit preschool and family services provider serving nearly 100 children and their families, has added 4 new members to its Board of Directors: Elle Beecher, Kelly Grooms, Amy Hurt and Caroline Page. Their 3-year terms begin August 24, 2019.



Elle Beecher joins the Mainspring Board after taking a prominent role in their school record-setting Amplify Austin fundraising efforts in 2019. She handles nonprofit accounts at Facebook, and has been a fierce and frequent advocate for Mainspring in the past year. She brings a creative presence and marketing savvy, and joins the school as one of the youngest Board members in the organization’s 78-year history.



Kelly Grooms is a technologist and entrepreneur who leads Austin-based firm Live Earth as Chief Operating Officer. Based on his vast experience and desire to serve this school, Kelly is expected to contribute in a number of areas. He brings an entrepreneurial spirit, proven leadership, history of philanthropic generosity and passion for emerging technology.



Amy Hurt recently completed her standout term as president of The Junior League of Austin. While in the position, she spearheaded a Junior League-driven effort to provide shoes for all Mainspring students. She quickly fell in love with the school. With her strong advertising background in brand campaign execution and commercial production, including a lengthy stint at internationally-acclaimed GSD&M, she brings a passion for driving awareness and increasing Mainspring’s already strong position in the early childhood sector.




Introduced to Mainspring by significant influencers in Austin's nonprofit community, Caroline Page currently leads development and marketing efforts for Friends of the Children Austin. She is the former Executive Director at A Legacy of Giving and has held positions at multiple forward-thinking organizations in her career, including the Robin Hood Foundation. She brings outside-the-box thinking, a sparkling track record of compassionate leadership and proven process-centric innovation in the nonprofit space both locally and globally.