This year marked the 11th Austin Gives Awards, a time when we come together each year to celebrate the philanthropic efforts of local businesses. We are proud to celebrate and be inspired by those who generously served the needs of our community.
Austin Gives is our program that recognizes businesses for excellence in giving back. We highlight companies across the Austin region that donate 1% or more of their pre-tax earnings to the local community. This includes financial contributions, the donation of products/services and volunteer hours.
On Monday, October 3rd, we gathered in-person for the first time in three years to recognize businesses that go above and beyond to give back. This year we gave out awards for employee engagement, generous businesses, and volunteer of the year. With the help of our partners at RecognizeGood, there are videos to tell the stories of our winners in each category.
Winner: Nico Ramsey
This award recognizes a stellar employee of a generous company who demonstrates exceptional leadership and dedication to address community challenges and make an impact through volunteerism while inspiring others to serve.
Dr. Adriana Mendoza with Firehouse Animal Health Center Leander
Nico Ramsey with ECPR
Susan Salch with Cantilo & Bennett
Jackie Sekiguchi with Texas Mutual Insurance Company
Charitable Champion: LiveOak Venture Partners
The Charitable Champion category recognizes impactful businesses that have 26 employees or smaller.
Growth Acceleration Partners
LiveOak Venture Partners
Big Heart: L'Oca d'Oro
These companies, like all the others in the Generous Business Awards, were judged on their social impact programs that include giving back through employee engagement, donations of products, services, intellectual capital and corporate philanthropy.
Big Heart: CLEAN Cause
This category which recognizes medium-sized businesses that employ 27-100 people. We have some incredible companies that are making a significant impact here in Central Texas
Bold Giver: TyRex Group
The Bold Giver category comprises businesses with 101-400 employees.
Amplify Credit Union
Community Leader: Netspend
Our final Generous Business award category is for our largest businesses in the region that have more than 401 employees.
Austin Gives is a voluntary program with no cost to the participants. We encourage all businesses who donate 1% or more of their pre-tax earnings to philanthropy (includes monetary donations, donated product or service, or volunteering) to become a member of Austin Gives.
|Amplify Credit Union||Baylor, Scott, & White Health|
|Encotech Engineering Consultants||Higginbotham|
|Southwest Airlines||Twin Liqours|
|United Way for Greater Austin|