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Austin Gives Announces Generous Business Awards Finalists

Posted By Greater Austin Chamber | Feb 11, 2016
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Awards to be presented at annual Austin Gives Generous Business Awards on March 3

AUSTIN, Texas – Feb. 11, 2016 - Austin Gives, a program of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, announced the nine (9) finalists for the 2015 Austin Gives Generous Business Awards which recognize organizations that demonstrate exemplary business philanthropy. Tennis superstar and philanthropist Andy Roddick will be the featured speaker at the awards luncheon scheduled for March 3, 2016 at the Four Seasons.

This year’s finalists in the small, medium and large categories are:

Raven + Lily

Charitable Champion (under 26 employees)

Hoar Construction

Charitable Champion

AW Media (Austin Woman Magazine)

Charitable Champion


Big Heart (26-150 employees)

Padgett Stratemann & Co., LLP

Big Heart

Round Rock Express Baseball Club

Big Heart

Accruent, LLC

Bold Giver (150+ employees)

National Instruments

Bold Giver

Samsung Austin Semiconductor

Bold Giver


In addition, the Chamber plans to announce the winner of the new Bobby Jenkins Philanthropic Leadership Award. Bobby Jenkins is owner of ABC Home & Commercial Services and past Chairman of the Austin Chamber. This award will be given to a business leader who exemplifies a commitment to philanthropy and promotes the welfare and well being of others.

Austin Gives is a voluntary program with no costs to participants who donate one percent or more of their pre-tax earnings to the local community. This includes giving back through cash donations, volunteering and donations of products and services that strengthen the nonprofit sector. Austin Gives has surpassed the 350 company milestone, making it the most successful programs of its kind in the country.

To attend the event, click here. To sponsor the event, click here.


About Austin Gives

Austin Gives, a program of the Austin Chamber, is committed to recognizing and encouraging business philanthropy in Austin, Texas. Businesses of all sizes that commit to giving one or more percent of their pre-tax earnings through financial contributions, donated products or services or volunteering are invited to be recognized as an Austin Gives Business.


About the Austin Chamber

The mission of the Austin Chamber of Commerce is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for its more than 3,000 members. For more information about the Austin Chamber of Commerce visit


Media Inquiries:

Jenny Steward, Public Relations Manager, Austin Chamber of Commerce.

O: 512.322.5637


Greater Austin Chamber

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce focuses on how the Austin Region works. We serve as the voice of business for 2,800 organizations representing a combined workforce of about 330,000 employees throughout Central Texas. Our mission is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for members.