Each year, we invite the business community to nominate businesses that do an outstanding job of giving back to our Central Texas community. Nominees will be judged by community leaders and the businesses making the biggest impact in our community. Questions? Contact us at austingives@austinchamber.com.

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Jake Wood is the founder and CEO of Groundswell, a software company that enables companies to make philanthropy an employee benefit by providing tech-enabled donor-advised funds.

Prior to launching Groundswell, Wood served as the founder and CEO of Team Rubicon, a disaster response & humanitarian relief organization that is widely considered one of America’s leading nonprofit organizations, having raised over $400 million in philanthropy and recruited over 150,000 volunteers over the past decade.

Jake is a former Marine Corps scout-sniper with combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, a twice-published author, a frequent contributor in the media, and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where he played varsity football.

Award Categories
  • Individual Volunteer of the Year

    This award recipient is a stellar employee of a generous company who demonstrates exceptional leadership and dedication to addressing community challenges through dedicated volunteerism while inspiring others to serve.

  • Generous Business Awards

    A Generous Business winner is a company that creates a fully developed program of giving back through employee engagement, donations of products, services intellectual capital and dollars in support of a non-profit.

  • Employee Engagement Award

    A company that promotes volunteerism and community engagement with non-profits through group projects or by encouraging skilled volunteer efforts.

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Cancellation Policy
The Austin Chamber of Commerce must maintain a cancellation policy for events in order to properly plan for catering, venue expenses, and marketing efforts. Unless stated otherwise, Chamber reservations must be canceled 5 business days prior to the event to be eligible for a refund. All refunds will be issued 10 days after the event. No refunds will be issued for nonattendance. You are welcome to send another member of your staff in your place.